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EMT Paramedic Union EMS

Date: Nov 5, 2020

Location: Waxhaw, NC, US, 28173

Company: Atrium Health

Job Req ID: 709702

Position Number: 0000000

Employment Type: Full Time

Shift: Variable/On Call

Shift Details:

Standard Hours: 40.00

Department Name: Emergency Department

Location: Union EMS

Location Details: 

Carolinas HealthCare System is Atrium Health. Our mission remains the same: to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing - for all. The name Atrium Health allows us to grow beyond our current walls and geographical borders to impact as many lives as possible and deliver solutions that help communities thrive. For more information, please visit carolinashealthcare.org/AtriumHealth



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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Operates EMS vehicles and equipment in a safe manner.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Operates agency communications equipment to communicate with dispatchers, physicians, nurses and other emergency services personnel.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Prepares detailed medical, operational and incident reports as required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Maintains vehicles, equipment and supplies in a state of readiness in accordance with established guidelines.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Assists in keeping owned and leased facilities and grounds clean and professional in appearance.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Participates in required employee meetings for educational and operational purposes.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Participates in EMS community education and community relations activities to promote a positive image of EMS and the profession.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">Will share information only on a need to know basis for work purposes.
  • <span style="font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif">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.


At Atrium Health, formerly Carolinas HealthCare System, our patients, communities and teammates are at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion allows us to deliver care that is superior in quality and compassion across our network of more than 900 care locations.


As a leading, innovative health system, we promote an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our workforce. Our culture of inclusion and cultural competence allows us to achieve our goals and deliver the best possible experience to patients and the communities we serve.


Posting Notes: Not Applicable

Atrium Health is an EOE/AA Employer

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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