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Employer: Sedgwick County
Division: EMS
Job Title: PT Paramedic
Salary: $17.595 Hourly


Job Description:

Job Objectives:

The paramedic provides patient care in accordance with KBEMS regulations and Sedgwick County Medical Society protocol compliance. Paramedics are to provide quality out of hospital care in a timely manner by safely assessing patients, performing advanced medical treatment to potentially avert life threatening emergencies and reduce morbidity; safely operate EMS vehicles including transporting patients to and from health care facilities; preparing and submitting reports; ensuring the stocking and safeguarding of vehicles, posts, equipment, supplies and medications.  Paramedics will work under the direct supervision of a Sedgwick County EMS Crew Leader or Team Leader.

Essential Job Functions:

Quality out of hospital health care

  • Works to maintain a safe work environment and minimize risk of injury.
  • Provides emergency care, and transportation in accordance with both KBEMS regulations and Sedgwick County Medical Society Protocol requirements.
  • Determines most effective method of emergency treatment.
  • Applies basic and advanced life support.
  • Administers medications.
  • Undertakes appropriate invasive procedures
  • Coordinates care with receiving facilities.

Operational Readiness

  • Responds to emergency calls in an appropriate manner.
  • Ensure ambulance mechanical readiness to respond.
  • Ensure proper inventory and readiness of Emergency Medical Equipment.
  • Ensure proper inventory of medical supplies and medications.
  • Ensure proper inventory of personal and vehicle safety equipment.
  • Maintains a workplace that is clean and free of potentially infectious contaminates.
  • Proficient in all navigation tools to ensure prompt response. .
  • Communicates EMS operational readiness reports.

 Documentation

  • Maintains accurate, complete, and timely records and files of patient care activities along with vehicle and station activities.
  • Mechanical checklist.
  • Document checklist for post supplies.
  • Ensuring all HIPAA paperwork is disposed of properly.
  • Ensure all paperwork required for billing purpose is filled out and faxed then placed in designated area.

 

 

Competencies:

Customer/Client Orientation

Makes customers/clients and their needs a primary focus of one’s actions; shows interest in and understanding of the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (including direct reports); gains customer trust and respect;

 

Integrity

Displays and promotes conduct and behaviors consistent with agency and governmental standards.  Familiarizes oneself with the pertinent rules and regulations that govern their area of responsibility.  Applies rules and regulations in a consistent, non-biased manner.  Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.  Guards the handling of sensitive or high risk information appropriately.  Demonstrates sensitivity to surroundings and acts accordingly in conversations.

 

Reliability

Demonstrates a high level of dependability in all aspects of the job.

 

Initiative

Takes action without being asked or required to. Achieves goals beyond job requirements.  Identifies opportunities and issues, and proactively acts and follows through on work activities to capitalize or resolve them.  Actively seeks and identifies opportunities to contribute to and achieve goals.  Maintains a sense of purpose, value, and ownership of their work.  Seizes opportunities when they arise.  Works independently with little direction.

 

Teamwork

Participates as an active and contributing member of a team to achieve team goals. Works cooperatively with other team members, involves others, shares information as appropriate, and shares credit for team accomplishments

 

 

Job Standards:

Minimum Qualifications

Educational Requirements:  High School Diploma or equivalent

Years of Experience: :  One year experience in Emergency Medical Care or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides required knowledge, skills, and abilities

License, certifications, etc…  Valid State of Kansas Driver’s License and meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy,  State of Kansas Paramedic Certification,  Applicant must be able to effectively communicate in English both written and oral form.

Preferred Qualifications

Educational Requirements:   Associates degree

Years of Experience:  Two year’s experience  as a Paramedic

Testing/Screening Requested:

Must possess a valid Kansas Paramedic certification.  Able to pass Physical and Drug Screen.

Physical Requirements of Position:

Hazards: The employee maybe required to work outdoors in varying temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. The work is often preformed in emergency and stressful situations; including confined spaces, roadways, or other hazardous environments. The employee can be exposed to hazards associated with rendering emergency medical care, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, solvents, and oils. Use of personal protective equipment including masks or respirators, gloves, gowns, and extrication gear is required. The noise level of the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain emergency activities when noise levels may be loud. At all times the employee is expected to adhere to all applicable policies and procedures concerning safety and the prevention of contamination and infection due to Bloodborne pathogens.

The following guidelines are used to describe the frequently of activities in this position: Occasionally equals 1 – 33%; frequently equals 34 – 66%; and continuously equals 67 – 100% of a typical work day.

• Standing/Walking – (Frequently to continuously). This usually includes going to and from the emergency vehicle, getting patients from their locations, and rending treatment. Most walking is for short distances; however, may include patients located inside large, multi-floored facilities. Surfaces including, but not limited to, asphalt, concrete, soft/packed dirt, hardwood or tile floors. The PARAMEDIC must be able to walk up/down slight elevation changes typical of roadsides and agricultural areas. Standing could last from several minutes to hours on the above mentioned surfaces.

• Sitting – (Frequently). The individual may be required to sit in a standard installed vehicle seat when responding to calls, traveling to a facility, or while filling temporary posting assignments. The time performing this activity will vary depending on the requirements of shift.

• Lifting and Carrying – (Frequently) The PARAMEDIC will be required to lift and carry weights ranging up to 10 pounds and above. (Occasionally) The PARAMEDIC will be required to lift and carry weights at 100 Lbs or more; this may include large adult patients to include lifting from various positions and lifting/carrying with various patient movement devices { ambulance cot, stair chair, long spine board}.

• Bending and Stooping: - (Frequently) during a work shift the PARAMEDIC will be required to bend in a range of 1 to 90 degrees. The average situation will require the individual to work in a range of 35 to 65 degree bends; lifting patients, equipment, treating a patient at ground level, sitting on a bench located in the ambulance. This activity may be of short duration up to 30 minutes or more.

• Crouching and Kneeling- (Frequently) crouching and kneeling may be performed several times per call when picking up patients and equipment. The actual number of times will vary depending on the call.

• Climbing – (Occasionally) this is required when climbing steps up/down with a patient transfer device (cot, soft-cot, LSB), and when entering/exiting the EMS vehicle.

• Reaching – (Frequently to continuously) During the work shift the employee may be required to reach with partial or full extension of the arms to operate equipment, drive the EMS vehicle, or provide patient care activities.

• Handling or Grasping – (Frequently to continuously) During the work shift the employee maybe required to open/close doors, lift, carry, or operate medical equipment weighing approximately 50 lbs or more; or patient transfer devices of various weights. Handling and grasping activities may also include pushing and pulling activities. The arm and hand must be able to perform all types of positions, including supination and pronation. Hyperextension, extension and flexion of the fingers will be involved.

-Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.

-Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

-Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

 

-Very heavy work. Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

V-isual Acuity Requirements:  The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Work Environment:

Usual working days/hours:  12 hour shift work

Location of work:  Community of Sedgwick County

The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*

*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at crissy.magee@sedgwick.gov. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.



Vacancy Number: 20001393

Open Date: 4/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/25/2018 11:59:59 PM