Paramedic-Kansas Certified-EMS Vacancy#18-4-2
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Under the supervision of the shift supervisor, the MICT provides highly skilled, specialized emergency medical care to injured and sick patients including advanced life support; the employee in this position responds to ambulance calls, renders medical assistance and transports patients to the proper facility.
Work follows prescribed policies and procedures and is supervised by a superior officer.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: (*Required prior to employment)
1. Thorough knowledge of “State of the Art Basic Life Support”
2. Ability to analyze field scenes and determine appropriate actions
3. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and prepare accurate reports
4. Ability to conduct quality assistance audits
5. Possess hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to use medical equipment and MAST pants,
6. negotiate rough terrain at emergency scenes and maintain balance when lifting
7. Ability to hear alarm when sleeping at night
8. Ability to operate a modular ambulance safely and in accordance with traffic laws and departmental policies and procedures;
9. Ability to talk and hear in person and by telephone and two-way radio
10. Ability to see and read instructions and evaluate conditions at accident scene including injuries of patients
11. Ability to use sense of smell at accident scenes and sense of touch in assessing condition of patients
12. Ability to remain calm at accident scene
13. Knowledge of department policies and procedures.
14. Knowledge of County Personnel Rules.
15. Knowledge of form requirements, county policies and departmental policies
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS – (continued):
16. Knowledge of approved medical protocols
1. Knowledge of HIPAA regulations
2. Ability to establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with county officials, administration, fellow employees, patients, family members, other public services, hospital staff, and the public.
3. Appears in court to provide testimony
ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS (This is not an inclusive list, other tasks/duties may be assigned.)
1. Responds to ambulance calls and assists in providing emergency medical treatment.
2. Performs CPR, dresses and manages wounds, splints fractures and administers oxygen.
3. Ability to make decisions determining the dosage of fluids and medications to administer to patients, heart counter, shock and IV selection;
4. Transports patients to proper facility; assists supervisor in review of medical procedures and protocol; prepares reports on patient’s condition.
5. Drives an ambulance
6. Rescues persons trapped by accident or fire situations
7. Responds to full variety of Emergencies
8. Assists supervisor in long and short term plans regarding medical standards and ambulance services.
9. Maintains the station house and equipment; stocks the ambulance with supplies
10. Participates in training sessions and may assist in training of new personnel
11. Assists with public education programs
12. Subject to call back on days off.
Work is performed in all levels of environment to include, at times, unstable work environments.
Must have High School Diploma/GED, Associate’s degree preferred and preferred one year experience. Possession and retention of a valid Kansas State driver’s license. Certified as an Emergency Medial Technician-Paramedic; Position requires attainment of County Medical Director sponsorship within 60 days of employment and ability to continue to maintain this sponsorship during employment. NIMS Certification / ICS100 & 800; EVOC Certified.
1. Vision. Adequate vision to assess patients, scenes, use computer, filing, completion of reports, forms and correspondence.
2. Hearing. Ability to hear alarms when sleeping at night, adequately hear in person, by telephone, and two-way radio.
ADA/PHYSICAL DEMANDS – Continued
3. Speech. Must be able to speak and understand English language clearly to provide detailed information by in person, by telephone, and two-way radio.
4. Standing. Ability to stand for long periods of time while at scenes and in stations
5. Walking. Ability to negotiate rough terrain at emergency scenes
6. Sitting. Ability to sit for long periods of time while in a vehicle and in stations
7. Lifting/Carrying minimum 100 pounds – lifting patients and equipment in multiple levels of terrain.
8. Pushing/Pulling 100 pounds – Ability to perform heavy physical work
9. Climbing/Balancing Required when negotiating stairs, Ability to negotiate rough terrain at emergency scenes
10. Stooping/Kneeling Required when retrieving or filing from lower drawers or when retrieving items, office supplies, etc. from the floor.
11. Reaching/Handling Required on most tasks.