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EMT - Paramedic - UEMS - Full Time

Job ID: 715821
Monroe, NC, United States
Date Posted: Dec 29, 2020

Overview

Union Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides emergency and non-emergency medical response and transport for the citizens and visitors of Union County, North Carolina.  Union EMS is an innovative and progressive agency that provides the highest level of pre-hospital care to a population of nearly 300,000 residents in the effort to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing for all.  Union EMS responds to over 25,000 calls per year while staffing 15/12 ambulances and two supervisory quick response vehicles with work schedules of 12 and 14-hour shift rotations.  Union EMS provides paid continuing education and education leave to promote an environment of continuous learning.

Job Summary:

Performs skilled work under occasional supervision, operates an approved ground Ambulance or EMS Non-Transporting Vehicle, responds to the scene of emergency and non-emergency calls and applies necessary medical treatment and transport to sick and/or injured persons.  Creates patient care and operational reports, communicates with physicians, nurses and other medical and emergency services personal.  Maintains ambulances, equipment and supplies to manufactures specifications and agency par levels.  

Essential Functions

  • Responds to requests for service, performs necessary medical care and procedures in accordance with state regulations and local established protocols.
  • Operates EMS vehicles and equipment in a safe manner.
  • Operates agency communications equipment to communicate with dispatchers, physicians, nurses and other emergency services personnel.
  • Prepares detailed medical, operational and incident reports as required.
  • Maintains vehicles, equipment and supplies in a state of readiness in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Assists in keeping owned and leased facilities and grounds clean and professional in appearance.
  • Participates in required employee meetings for educational and operational purposes.
  • Participates in EMS community education and community relations activities to promote a positive image of EMS and the profession.
  • Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned by leadership staff to maintain the department in a continual state of readiness and present a professional appearance.

Physical Requirements

Must be physically able to operate a variety of vehicles and equipment as required to meet the essential job functions of an EMS provider.  Must be able to exert up to 200 pounds of force occasionally, and or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects and or people.  Requires the ability to coordinate eyes and hands at a normal speed and accurately in using medical equipment and performing procedures.  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as emergency medical equipment and supplies.  Requires eye/hand/foot coordination and the ability to communicate via different means of communication devices.  Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of colors. Subject to normal hazards of emergency medical work, including exposure to infectious diseases.   

Education, Experience and Certifications

High school diploma or GED required.  Degree in an EMS related field preferred.  Successful completion of an EMT-Paramedic training program required.  Current NC Paramedic certification required.  National Registry preferred.  BLS CPR, ACLS, PALS/PEPP and PHTLS required.

Patient Population Served

Demonstrates knowledge in the principles of growth and development and demonstrates the skills and competency appropriate to the ages, culture, developmental states, and special needs of the patient population served.  All patient populations served by this position.

Protected Health Information

Will limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonably necessary to do the job.
Will share information only on a need to know basis for work purposes.
Access to verbal, written and electronic PHI for this job has been determined based on job level and job responsibility with the organization.  Computerized access to PHI for this job has been determined as described above and is controlled via user ID and password.

Machines, Tools, and Equipment

Position works with medical and office equipment, supplies and vehicles associated with EMS work.