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Employer: Franklin County
Division: Emergency Medical Services
Job Title: Captain
Salary: $15.02 Hourly


Job Description:

Current Franklin County Employees Only

Position Title:     Captain

Department:        Emergency Medical Services

Position Summary:

Under general direction of the Division Chief, the Captain provides the first line of leadership to the EMS crew.  The Captain oversees and assists with the activities of EMS department employees providing emergency care to victims of accidents or sudden illness, and transporting them to hospitals or other facilities as needed.  The Captain is expected to make decisions within established policies and procedures.  At times, however, the Captain must be able to operate in emergency situations which may require innovative action.  Work may involve considerable physical exertion.  Work is performed under general supervision of the EMS Chief, Assistant Chief and/or Division Chief, who reviews work methods and results through reports and inspections.

How to Apply:   Submit Letter of Interest AND Resume to EMS Chief.

Base Rate:         $15.02 per hour depending on qualifications

Date Opened:    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Date to Close:   8:00 a.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018

Hours:       Work 24 Hour/48 Hour Rotating shifts.  Some overtime may be required.

 

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

Additional Information:

Associates degree or vocational certificate in the field of study of Paramedicine or an Emergency Medical Care field and three years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.  Previous leadership experience in EMS desired.

Certified training in approved State of Kansas Paramedic course required. Current valid Paramedic, CPR/BLS and ACLS certification issued by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services required. Valid class C Kansas driver’s license required.

 Sets an exemplary example for peers and co-workers in professionalism, respect, loyalty, integrity, work habits, ability to follow direction, conduct, attitude and appearance.

Leads the EMS crew by monitoring, reviewing and assisting with the training of new employees and remediation of current employees.

Ensures the EMS crew’s compliance with the department’s policies, procedures, protocols, and organizational directives at ALL times regardless of shift assignment.

Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.

Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Current Franklin County Employees Only

Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

  Title: EMS Captain

  Grade: 15

  Reports To: EMS Division Chief

  FLSA: Non- Exempt

  Department: EMS

  Modified Date: 05/2018

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general direction of the Division Chief, the Captain provides the first line of leadership to the EMS crew.  The Captain oversees and assists with the activities of EMS department employees providing emergency care to victims of accidents or sudden illness, and transporting them to hospitals or other facilities as needed.  The Captain is expected to make decisions within established policies and procedures.  At times, however, the Captain must be able to operate in emergency situations which may require innovative action.  Work may involve considerable physical exertion.  Work is performed under general supervision of the EMS Chief, Assistant Chief and/or Division Chief, who reviews work methods and results through reports and inspections.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Sets an exemplary example for peers and co-workers in professionalism, respect, loyalty, integrity, work habits, ability to follow direction, conduct, attitude and appearance;
  • Leads the EMS crew by monitoring, reviewing and assisting with the training of new employees and remediation of current employees;
  • Ensures the EMS crew’s compliance with the department’s policies, procedures, protocols, and organizational directives at ALL times regardless of shift assignment;
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to the EMS crew;
  • Ensures that response times are within current EMS policy are followed.
  • Oversees and assists in responses to emergency ambulance calls and renders on-site extrication and emergency care;
  • Oversees and assists in maintaining and cleaning vehicles, equipment and facilities;
  • Oversees general duties of the shifts;
  • Attends departmental training sessions;
  • Reviews patient care reports (PCR) to ensure completeness;
  • Reports actions of employees that violate procedures and/or protocols that may lead to disciplinary action;
  • Organize hospital transfers;
  • Assists Division Chief with crew evaluations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

Performs other related duties as required.

 

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

  • Is responsible for assisting with the overall direction and coordination of the assigned shift;
  • Assists in the enforcement of the organization's policies and applicable laws;
  • Assists with training employees, planning, assigning, and directing shift work;
  • Provides input to upper management on subordinate personnel  performance;
  • Takes corrective action and reports violations in procedure and/or protocols to upper management;
  • Assists in the resolution of problems.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • Use and operation of emergency equipment;
  • And understanding of medical protocols;
  • The geography of the city and county;
  • Basic supervisory principles and practices;
  • Emergency care and ambulance procedures;
  • State and Federal EMS regulations and statutes
  • And ability to use computer technology and peripherals such as Microsoft Office Suite, fax, copier, etc.

 

SKILL IN:

  • And proficiency in delivering the highest level of care to customers.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Handle field supervisory responsibilities;
  • Maintain effective working relations with subordinates, public officials and the public;
  • Instruct both lay people and professionals;
  • Make decisions in emergency situations;
  • Communicate effectively, in English, both orally and in writing;
  • Provide clear, accurate and timely direction where needed to EMS personnel to ensure safe and high quality services are provided to the public in emergency situations;
  • Communicate and interpret changes in departmental procedures and policies;
  • Resolve conflict between paramedic personnel, other agency personnel and the public;
  • Provide patient care up to acceptable standard of care for certification;
  • Use good judgment and common sense;
  • Work evenings, weekends, holidays.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Certified training in approved State of Kansas Paramedic course required. Current valid Paramedic, CPR/BLS and ACLS certification issued by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services required. Valid class C Kansas driver’s license required.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates degree or vocational certificate in the field of study of Paramedicine or an Emergency Medical Care field;
  • Three years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Previous leadership experience in EMS desired;
  • Any combination of job related experience and/or training which would produce the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Paramedicine or an Emergency Medical Care field;
  • or four to five years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear;
  • The employee is frequently required to walk;
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell;
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up, push or pull up to 85 pounds; push or pull up to 187 pounds without assistance and over 188 pounds or more with assistance;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision;
  • Must pass Pre-Work Screen Assessment.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job --

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals;
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and explosives;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, however, it can increase to loud and chaotic;
  • The employee may be exposed to dangerous situations;
  • The employee may be exposed to bodily fluids.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.

 

 



Vacancy Number: FR2018-24

Open Date: 5/15/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/21/2018 11:59:59 PM