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Employer: Arkansas City
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Job Title: Paramedic
Salary: $13.92 Hourly


Job Description:

 

Paramedic

 (Fire/EMS Department)

 

Duties of this part-time, as needed, position include providing advanced life support care to patients who are ill and/or injured. Other duties include transporting and transferring patients and assessing the extent of an illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow. Also applies artificial respiration or administers oxygen in cases of suffocation and asphyxiation, dispenses antiseptic solution to prevent infection, starts and administers intravenous fluids, and performs other emergency medical procedures during the ambulance ride.

Must possess Kansas Paramedic license and CPR certification at time of employment. Candidates must possess a high school diploma/acceptable equivalent and a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record as determined by the employer.

The successful applicant must pass post-offer, pre-employment drug/alcohol screens along with physical capacity profile and background checks.

Pay Range: $13.92/hr. - $18.84/hr.

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Applications accepted until all positions are filled.

EOE/ADA

 

 

CITY OF ARKANSAS CITY

PARAMEDIC JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Department: Fire/EMS                                                                                                       Pay Range:  26F

Division: N/A                                                                                                                      Location:     Fire-EMS Department

FLSA:  Hourly, 7(k) Exemption                                                                                         

Work Shift: As needed/Varies/part-time position                                             

Work Status: Part-Time             

PCP Level: 3 - Medium Work                  

KPERS: Non-Covered Position                                                                                                                                      

Residency: None                     

Response Time: None                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Cell Allowance: No         

 

City Manager Signature:       - ON FILE -                                                                                                 Date Approved: 8/2/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF POSITION AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Provides advanced life support care to patients who are ill and/or injured. Transports and transfers patients and assesses the extent of an illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow. Applies artificial respiration or administers oxygen in cases of suffocation and asphyxiation, dispenses antiseptic solution to prevent infection, starts and administers intravenous fluids, and performs other emergency medical procedures during the ambulance ride.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general guidance and direction of the Fire/EMS Lieutenant.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

None.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responds to all emergency and disaster situations, in a calm manner.
  • Performs as a team member in assisting with safe and efficient patient care.
  • Performs emergency aid activities such as administering basic and/or advanced life support at vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents and other emergency situations.
  • Assists in establishing priorities for treatment based on data collection and clinical presentation.
  • Utilizes clinical data to implement appropriate interventions.
  • Participates in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the plan of care on an ongoing basis.
  • Obtains vital signs per unit standard.
  • Transports patients or assists with transportation to critical care areas.
  • Reports findings to RN/ED provider.
  • Documents treatment/care administered in the medical record in compliance with established policies and procedures making sure documentation is complete, concise and legible.
  • Performs emergency aid activities such as administering basic and/or advanced life support at vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents and other emergency situations.

 

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Complete required training as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Considerable knowledge of Emergency Medical Services principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment; considerable knowledge of basic and/or advanced life support techniques as demonstrated through Kansas Paramedic certification.
  • Thorough knowledge of Arkansas City geography (i.e. streets, buildings, locations, etc.)
  • Skill in the operation of the tools and equipment listed below.
  • Ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergencyactivities for prolonged periods of time under conditions possibly involving extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke.
  • Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations; ability to follow verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or acceptable equivalent.
  • Coursework in medical studies. College or university course work in medical studies, business, health administration, public administration or related field
  • Any combination of the above as determined appropriate by the City Manager.

 

CERTIFICATION(S) AND LICENSE(S)

  • Valid driver’s license with a safe driving record as determined by the employer.
  • Must possess and maintain a current Kansas Paramedic license and CPR certification at time of employment.

 

PRE- EMPLOYMENT TESTING

Components of the following pre-employment testing may be conducted and must be successfully completed by the employee:

  • Criminal history background checks.
  • Physical Capacity Profile – Level 3.
  • Drug screen.
  • Alcohol testing.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND CONDITIONS

The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Work is performed primarily in office, vehicle and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations.  Individual is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils.  The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, and occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles, toxic/caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in office settings is normally quiet; in the work environment it is usually moderate, except during certain EMS activities when noise levels may be loud to very loud.

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

Must meet Level 3 in Department of Labor’s Dictionary of Titles – Medium Work exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly.

 

LIFTING

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Objects

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

 

x

EMS equipment

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

 

x

 

EMS equipment

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

 

x

 

EMS equipment

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

 

 

x

 

 

EMS patients and EMS equipment.

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

 

 

x

 

 

EMS patients and EMS equipment.

 

CARRYING

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Maximum Distance Carried

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

 

x

 

500 feet

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

 

x

 

500 feet

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

 

x

 

500 feet

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

 

 

 

x

 

500 feet

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

 

 

x

 

 

200 feet

 

PUSHING/PULLING

Maximum Force

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Maximum Distance Moved

01-10lbs.

(Sedentary)

 

 

x

 

 

Can be more than 50 feet

11-20lbs.

(Light)

 

 

x

 

 

Can be more than 50 feet

21-50lbs.

(Medium)

 

 

x

 

 

Can be more than 50 feet

51-100lbs.

(Heavy)

 

 

x

 

 

Up to 500 feet

100 + lbs.

(Very Heavy)

 

 

x

 

 

Up to 500 feet

 

REACHING

 

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Comments

Total Reaching

 

 

 

 

x

 

Below waist

 

 

 

x

 

 

Waist to Shoulder

 

 

 

x

 

 

Overhead

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

None

Limited

(0-1 hour)

Occasional

(1-3 hours)

Frequent

(3-6 hours)

Constant

(6-8 hours)

Comments

Sitting

 

x

 

 

 

 

Standing

 

 

 

 

x

 

Walking

 

 

 

 

x

 

Climbing/Balancing (stairs, ladders, other)

 

 

x

 

 

This will be more when engaging in EMS responses.

Operating Foot Controls

 

 

 

x

 

When driving

Rotation of head/neck

 

 

 

x

 

 

Flexion (head bend down & head bend back)

 

 

 

x

 

Bend down to look at documents and keyboard and on EMS responses.

Bending at the waist

 

 

 

x

 

 

Twisting at the waist

 

 

x

 

 

 

Kneeling

 

 

x

 

 

 

Crouching (squatting)

 

 

 

x

 

 

Crawling

 

 

x

 

 

 

Lying down (back, side, front)

 

x

 

 

 

 

Handling/grasping

 

 

 

x

 

 

Forceful Gripping

 

 

x

 

 

 

Fine Finger Manipulation

 

 

 

x

 

 

Keyboarding/Mouse

 

 

 

x

 

 

Repetitive motion (multiple manipulation of same muscle group)

 

 

 

x

 

 

High Impact vibratory tools (bucking/riveting)

 

 

x

 

 

 

Low Impact vibratory tools (drilling/sanding)

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

SEEING

Near Acuity: Required

Far Acuity: Required

Depth Perception: Required

Field of Vision: Required

Color Discrimination:  Required

Note Colors: Full Spectrum

         

 

HEARING/TALKING

Co-workers and public (in person and telephone).

 

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, PARTS USED

Mobile Intensive Care Units, motor vehicles,  basic and/or advanced life support equipment, mobile radio and pager. Personal computer, monitor, computer software, keyboard and mouse.  Radio communication equipment. Fax, scanner, calculator, telephone, intercom, writing utensils and other office equipment. EMS equipment including, but not limited to, cots, monitors, oxygen equipment and extrication equipment.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL/ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS

70% Inside

30% Outside

Temperature Extremes: All temperature extremes when outside

Noise Level:

Low:

Moderate: x

High: x (occasionally)

Vibration:  Present

Dust: Present

Odors:  Frequently Present

Fumes:  Frequently Present

Vapors:  Frequently Present

Mists: May be present

Gases: May be present

Chemicals:  May be present

Note Types: All types

Blood Borne Pathogens Present: May be present

                 

 

COGNITIVE & BEHAVIORAL CAPACITIES

 

Present

Comments:

 

Yes

 

No

Where appropriate: frequency or % of job

COMPREHENSION, REMEMBER & PLAN

 

 

 

Articulate and comprehend information in conversation.

X

 

Frequent basis

Read, comprehend, and use written materials.

X

 

Frequent basis

Use technology/instruments/tools & information systems.

X

 

Frequent basis

Remember spoken instructions.

X

 

Frequent basis

Remember written instructions.

X

 

Frequent basis

Remember visual instructions.

X

 

Frequent basis

Remember simple instructions.

X

 

Frequent basis

Remember detailed instructions.

X

 

Frequent basis

Perform repetitive or short-cycle work.

X

 

Frequent basis

Work under specific instructions.

X

 

Frequent basis

Completed complex tasks.

X

 

Frequent basis

 

 

 

 

ATTENTION & CONCENTRATION

 

 

 

Fine detail:  Regularly deals with data or things requiring attention to minute detail.

X

 

Frequent basis

Interruptions:  Requires quickly resumed attention after multiple interruptions, or ability to easily shift between tasks.

X

 

Frequent basis

Sustained Attention:  Requires unbroken lengthy attention to same/similar tasks.

X

 

Frequent basis

Multitasking:  Job requires ability to attend to more than one activity simultaneously such as typing while answering phones.

X

 

Frequent basis

Visual or aural distractions:  busy, noisy environment making focusing difficult.

X

 

Occasional basis

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

 

 

 

Decision making:  Makes critical decisions potentially affecting costs to company or public safety.($ or lives)

X

 

Frequent

Planning:  Responsible for laying-out and planning sequence of work activity.

X

 

Frequent

Simple, repetitive, short-cycle tasks:  Must frequently

deal with boredom.

 

x

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION PROCESSING

 

 

 

Processes highly technical information:  reads, understands and uses complex or highly technical information or computation (calculus, etc.)           

X

 

Frequent

 

Present

Comments:

 

Yes

 

No

Where appropriate: frequency or % of job

Integrating Information: Obtains information (reads, hears) from multiple sources, then must be able to synthesize, integrate, and then utilize the information.

X

 

Frequent basis

High productivity or highly speeded work

Meets expectation for high level of output with little “down-time” between tasks.

X

 

Frequent basis

High level visual-spatial reasoning:  Processes information in graphic form.  Perceives 3 dimensional objects from 2 dimensional representations (drawings plans, etc.).

X

 

Occasional

 

 

 

 

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS

 

 

 

Works alone:  must work independently, with little oversight or supervision and/or contact with others

X

 

Limited basis

Works in close proximity to others:  works in same physical area as others but interaction is either limited or not required.

X

 

Frequent

Frequent &/or extensive interaction with others, such as customers, public or peers (e.g. cashier, receptionist).

X

 

Frequent

Deals with people under adverse circumstances:  deal with people who are angry or confrontational, critiques work of others, gives “bad news” etc.

X

 

Frequent

Deals with people under pressure of time or numbers

X

 

Frequent

Teamwork:  Works as integral part of team, must cooperate with others, divide tasks, integrate output, and put team goals, ideas or plans before ones’ own.

X

 

Constant

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE

 

 

 

Maintain predictable and reliable attendance.

X

 

Constant basis

Be punctual.

X

 

Constant basis

Take rest periods at set times or only times determined by breaks in job responsibilities.

X

 

 

Only as conditions and circumstances allow.

Adjust to a flexible schedule of work days or shifts.

X

 

Limited basis

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

This job description is intended to identify and illustrate the kinds of duties that may be assigned.  It should not be interpreted as describing all of the duties that may ever be required or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments given.  The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The City of Arkansas City is an At-Will employer.

 

 

 

I, __________________________________________, have read and understand the information contained herein.

                                (Print Name)   

 

 

_________________________________________________                              _______________________

                                             Signature                                                                    

 



Vacancy Number: 201704

Open Date: 8/8/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: