Position Detail:

Wake County Fire and Emergency Management
331 South McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 27601



Hiring Information:

Position: Paramedic
Last Filing Date:  September 5, 2022

Special Instructions:  



Wake County EMS is now offering sign-on bonuses and recruitment incentives for Paramedic positions tiered up to $5,000!
What You`ll Be Doing
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.
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 and 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:
Participate in community outreach and public education events
Participate 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 and driving record check will be conducted, and pre-employment drug test is required.
*** Applications accepted at this time (5/2/2022 - 9/5/2022) are for the Wake County EMS Summer 2022 Assessment Center. The assessment center will be conducted remotely and will consist of both online tests and a virtual interview. We will have multiple offerings of the testing and interview components throughout the months of June, July, August, and early September 2022. As applications are processed through the Wake County Human Resources department, we will reach out via email to invite applicants to attend the assessment center. 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 Summer 2022 Assessment Center will begin employment in November 2022 as recruits in the WCEMS Academy XXXIX (39).
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About Our Team
Wake County EMS is a cutting-edge emergency medical services system that is responsible for providing EMS services throughout Wake County including within each of the county?s 12 local municipalities. We have a well-developed mobile integrated health (community paramedicine) and research programs. We responded to over 120,000 requests for 911 EMS services in 2021. We greatly value the enrichment we receive through diversity in our staff, and we are continuously working to enhance that diversity and create spaces where all employees can thrive.
The Basics (Required Education and Experience)
High school diploma or GED
No specific experience required
Valid Driver`s License and "safe" driving record
Certification as a North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician ? Paramedic (EMTP) or eligibility for such certification
How Will We Know You`re `The One`?
Ability to use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and reaching conclusions
Ability to act consistently with available facts, constraints and anticipated consequences and to be proactive
Ability to develop relationship with patients, family, bystanders, and citizens by listening to and understanding identified medical needs and responding appropriately with clear, concise information
Ability to actively participate as a member of a team to build, develop and maintain ongoing effective relationships with coworkers, fellow responders, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers to encourage and support communication and teamwork
Ability to deal with others in difficult and complex situations, using appropriate interpersonal skills and methods to reduce tension and resolve conflict
Ability to confer with others to explore alternatives and reach resolutions or an outcome acceptable to all parties
Ability to function in a physically demanding environment, requiring strength, flexibility and endurance
Ability to maintain effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or work environment and adjust effectively to work within the new environment
Knowledge of Safety and Health Management policies and procedures
Ability to contribute to a culture of safety for everyone ensuring work processes are free from safety and health hazards
Ability to follow instructions, perform routine tasks and check work for accuracy
Ability to be relied upon to ensure that tasks are completed in a timely manner
Ability to monitor programs and activities and take corrective actions
Ability to maintain social, ethical and organizational norms, firmly adhering to codes of conduct and ethical principles
Ability to understand the impact and implications of decisions on the community and other departments
About This Position
Location: John H. Baker, Jr. Public Safety Center Raleigh, NC 27601
Employment Type: Regular
Work Schedule: Rotating 12 Hour Shifts
Hiring Range: $28.13 to $36.56
Posting Closing Date: 7:00 pm on 9/5/2022

Starting Salary:  $28.13 to $36.56
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Must Apply Online


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