Wake County EMS Division - Raleigh, North Carolina

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Salary Information

Job Description

Paramedics are the primary provider of prompt, compassionate, and clinically excellent emergency medical care to the sick and injured citizens of and visitors to Wake County. Paramedics are responsible for the operation of emergency vehicles, biomedical equipment and other equipment necessary to provide patient and situational assessment, treatment and transport in an emergency setting. Paramedics are required to effectively interact and communicate with individuals and groups of individuals from all education levels, cultural backgrounds, belief structures, and states of health. Paramedics are also responsible for performing routine cleaning and basic maintenance of equipment, facilities and vehicles. They will also participate in community outreach and public education opportunities. A successful candidate is someone with a high level of communication and problem-solving skills that either currently holds a North Carolina Paramedic certification or is eligible to receive a North Carolina paramedic certification. This candidate is expected to understand scene management and be able to effectively operate within an Incident Command System. The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate the ability to calmly and effectively work in high stress and emotionally charged situations.

Additional Information

Hiring Range: $19.70 to $26.60

Key Responsibilities:

•Understand and practice our mission statement of Prompt, Compassionate and Clinically Excellent Care

•Perform advanced life support skills utilizing liberal standing order protocols to guide patient care

•Provide comfort and compassion to patients and family

•Interview and assess patients to identify chief complaint(s) & or issues, obtain relevant information from the patient, their family or care taker(s), bystanders/citizens, or other sources & identify alternative solutions if necessary

•Lift and carry equipment, stretchers and patients to facilitate response to and transport of patients

•Safely and respectfully operate an emergency vehicle

•Respond to requests for service whenever and wherever needed to include all times of day and all types of weather

•Complete documentation through patient care reporting systems, electronic and paper based logs, reporting software and databases

•Effectively and efficiently utilize technology such as in-vehicle navigation, laptop computers, biomedical equipment, computer aided dispatch, online education portals, high-fidelity simulators, etc.

•Maintain cleanliness of equipment, vehicles and facilities. Decontaminate and disinfect equipment and vehicles as needed.

•Regularly inventory and restock equipment and vehicles Effectively and respectfully communicate through written, oral and visual means with all individuals and groups of individuals

•Effectively work while wearing a variety of different personal protective equipment to include turnout gear, chemical protective clothing and respiratory protection

•Effectively work as an individual and as a member of a team Regularly attend and participate in training

Other responsibilities include:

•Participation in community outreach and public education events

•Participation in various department specific committees regarding decisions on protocols, equipment, vehicles, uniforms, etc.

•Precept students from paramedic programs locally and nationwide on their clinical rotations

PLEASE NOTE: ***A criminal background check will be conducted, and pre-employment drug test is required. *** Applications accepted at this time (01/27/2020 through 04/09/2020) are for the Wake County EMS April/May 2020 Assessment Center which will be held during the last week of April through the first week of May.

All new Wake County EMS employees are required to attend a 7-week academy as a condition of their employment. Those offered employment from the WCEMS April/May Assessment Center will begin employment July 9th, 2020 as recruits in the WCEMS Academy XXXII (32).

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Certified Paramedic
  • Experience: No minimum

Certification as a North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic or eligibility for such certification. A valid driver's license and a “safe” driving record required.

Contact Informaton

Jeffrey Hammerstein

Wake County EMS Division
P.O. Box 550
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
phone: 919-856-6579

How to Apply

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