Under regular supervision, this position performs an assortment of emergency medical care training and instruction and providing required duties necessary in administering first aid treatment to sick/injured persons and transporting sick/injured persons to medical facilities. The Paramedic exercises judgment in dealing with patients and in various situations, strives to ensure prompt response to emergency calls, works under stressful, high-risk conditions and works on a stand-by basis. Duties include being thoroughly knowledgeable in first aid and in advanced life support methods, knowing how to maintain emergency vehicles and related equipment, supplies and materials, is highly skilled in administering first aid and CPR, as well as other medical treatments and assistance, and has knowledge in all proper techniques used by Paramedics, i.e. spinal Immobilization, etc. The Paramedic must be able to communicate both orally and in writing with various agencies, and individuals of a variety of professions, have thorough knowledge of safety and infection control, good working knowledge of OSHA and County guidelines related to safety program and is able to ensure compliance with the same, able to respond, act and think quickly and accurately in stressful and/or emergency situations, is able to maintain accurate records of policies and procedures established by the department, have knowledge of protocols and the appropriate use of same, and is able to communicate effectively, follow Instructions, and give instructions clearly and concisely on occasion. They must also have the ability to operate and maintain various equipment and machines, operating same in safe manner, is able to work in varying degrees of adverse weather conditions, is knowledgeable of medical terminology as related to pre-hospital treatment and medicine, is able to interpret and utilize legal terminology as required, is able to recognize signs and symptoms of various illnesses, knows how to operate two-way radio equipment, is knowledgeable of radio codes and signals, and is able to work under highly stressful conditions. The Paramedic reports to the assigned Crew Chief and the Director of Emergency Medical Services.
1. Responds to emergency calls, and provides basic and advanced life support treatment and care to patients at the scene of emergency, performing such duties as cardiac monitoring, calculation and administration of fluids and medications, airway management, CPR, application of splints, treatment of wounds, control of bleeding, monitoring and relaying of vital signs, administering oxygen to patients, etc.; provides assistance in delivering babies as necessary; responds to convalescent calls as needed.
2. Is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of emergency vehicle to ensure that ambulance is in safe and proper operating condition for travel and use in emergency situations which entails such duties as performing dally inventory of supplies and materials, replenishing first-aid equipment and supplies, maintaining medical facilities, cleaning vehicle following each call, etc.
3. Inspects ambulance supplies and equipment to ensure adequate amounts are on hand at all times; monitors supplies and equipment of ambulance and base and restocks as needed; maintains ambulance with ample supply of fuel, oil, water, etc.
4. Completes required DHEC records and reports for billing and inventory purposes and in order to keep supervisors and shift members informed of events.
5. Operates and maintains a variety of medical equipment and supplies such as a van and modular type ambulance, CPR machines, suction units, oxygen tanks, splints, two-way radio equipment, cardiac monitor, blood pressure monitor, oxygen demand valve, radio-logical monitor, etc.
6. Plans and coordinates training programs as well as personally instructs emergency medical services personnel, and maintains Individual Internal training records.
7. Provides departmental safety and Infection control training to fully meet OSHA and County guidelines and requirements; acts as Safety Officer for EMS and liaison with County Government Safety Program.
8. Provides EMS personnel Health Care Provider CPR Training and annual certification.
9. Coordinates EMS Department Blood borne Pathogen Training and Department Hepatitis B
Immunizations with the County-wide program.
10. Attends and completes required infection control and safety training courses and seminars in addition to required training to keep abreast of medical technology, use of equipment, and theory of emergency service and transport.
11. Develops, implements and maintains Tuberculosis Program Standard and personnel training to meet OSHA guidelines and requirements and to include scheduling of TB Skin Tests.
12. Works under stressful, high-risk conditions and with life threatening situations, assumes control of patient scene at motor vehicle accidents and transports patients with communicable diseases as needed.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.
1. High school graduate with Vocational/Technical training in Emergency Medical Technician courses, with three to five years of related experience
2. Must be certified as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician and be certified as a CPR Instructor, with Basic Emergency Medical Technician Instructor Certification. Prefer experience and training in radiological monitoring training and hazardous materials first responder courses.
3. Must have working knowledge of automated EMS computer databases and operation. Safety and Infection Control training preferred
4. Must have a valid driver?s license Issued by the State of S.C.
5. A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years
old) is not on file.
1. Must be physically able to operate different types of emergency response vehicles as well as a variety of complex medical and other machines and equipment. This includes oxygen equipment, IV pumps, suction units, thumper CPR machine, blood pressure cuff, extrication equipment, two- way radio, etc.
2. Must be physically able to exert up to one hundred pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lilt, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work. Must have the physical capabilities to lift and carry a minimum of thirty-five pounds with either hand.
3. Must be able to power lift a minimum weight of one hundred fifty pounds from the ground to a standing position. Using the standard two-person stretcher, must have the capability of lifting and carrying one-half of a loaded two-hundred fifty pound stretcher forward, backwards, up and down stairs, and on uneven terrain.
$12.53 Hr. w/ State Benefits
10 YEAR DRIVING RECORD REQUIRED WITH APPLICATION
Apply in the Darlington County Administrator?s Office, 1 Public Square, Room 210 (Courthouse), Darlington, SC 29532 or obtain an application online at www.darcosc.com; then mail to above address or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMPLY WITH ALL FEDERAL AND STATE LAW AS THEY APPLY TO EMPLOYMENT