PARAMEDIC (Full-Time)

Paramedic
Leon County Government - Tallahassee, Florida


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Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$16.80 - $27.72 hourly

Job Description

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leoncountyfl

This is paraprofessional, entry-level Paramedic work, providing basic and advanced life support, and transporting sick and injured patients. Work involves driving to and from the scene, providing patient care as directed by a paramedic and within the medical protocols and standards established by the EMS Medical Director, documenting activities, and providing other assistance as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Checks vehicle for supplies and equipment. Maintains inventory control. Advises paramedic and/or EMT partner and logistics personnel of equipment and supplies needed. Maintains vehicle in full operational readiness in compliance with state and division standards, insuring supplies, cleanliness, and preventive maintenance. Assists in maintaining ambulance in efficient operating condition. Cleans the ambulance after each emergency call. Conducts medical inventory and inspection of supplies. Restocks the emergency vehicle with regard to supplies and equipment. Receives dispatch instructions by radio or telephone. Communicates over radio and telephone with dispatch operations, hospital staff, and representatives of other public safety organizations. Operates an ambulance expeditiously and safely through traffic in accordance with defensive driving techniques and various weather conditions. Adheres to traffic regulations governing emergency vehicle operation. Drives the emergency vehicle to and from accident scenes and hospitals. Assists paramedics and EMTs in establishing priority for emergency care; initiates basic and advanced life support procedures according to established standing orders and medical protocols. Follows and performs work consistent with Standard Operating Guidelines, standing orders and medical protocols. Communicates effectively with patients, family members, bystanders, team members, public safety staff, first responders, dispatchers, and radio operators. Assesses patient condition. Administers a variety of basic life support medical treatments accurately and as rapidly as possible, using techniques such as patient assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), splinting, obstetrical assistance, bandaging, administration of oxygen, and other techniques described in the Paramedic Training Course curriculum. Uses other techniques which have been approved and are performed under conditions specified by rules of the Florida Department of Health. Administers a variety of advanced life support medical treatment through the use of techniques such as endotracheal intubation, the administration of drugs or intravenous fluids, telemetry, cardiac monitoring, and cardiac defibrillation. Administers emergency care while transporting patient in ambulance. Assists EMT and/or paramedic in delivering patient to emergency room. Completes required forms and reports, documenting patient care and other matters as required. Attends seminars, workshops and training sessions as required. Provides for the security of controlled substances and witnesses the proper disposal of controlled substances. When assigned, provides facility to facility transports, both locally and outside of Leon County, Florida.

Additional Information

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess and maintain throughout the term of employment the following: 1.Current Florida Paramedic Certification. 2.Current certificate indicating successful completion of American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers, or an equivalent that is acceptable to Leon County. 3.Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certificate from the American Heart Association or Florida Department of Health recognized equivalent. 4.Current certificate indicating successful completion of 16 hour EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course) recognized by Florida Department of Health. 5.Florida Class E Driver's License, or equivalent accepted by the State of Florida, and a favorable driving record. Must present a valid Florida Department of Motor Vehicles driver transcript at the time of hire.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent. An AA degree is preferred.
  • Experience: None

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess and maintain throughout the term of employment the following: 1.Current Florida Paramedic Certification. 2.Current certificate indicating successful completion of American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) for Health Care Providers, or an equivalent that is acceptable to Leon County. 3.Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certificate from the American Heart Association or Florida Department of Health recognized equivalent. 4.Current certificate indicating successful completion of 16 hour EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course) recognized by Florida Department of Health. 5.Florida Class E Driver's License, or equivalent accepted by the State of Florida, and a favorable driving record. Must present a valid Florida Department of Motor Vehicles driver transcript at the time of hire.

Contact Informaton

Linda Haynes

Leon County Government
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
phone: 850-606-2413

How to Apply

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/leoncountyfl

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