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Employer: Riley County
Job Title: Paramedic
Salary: $15.95 Hourly

Job Description:



Job Title:                  Paramedic – Full Time and Part Time


Department:             EMS/Ambulance Services

Reports To:                         EMS/Ambulance Director                  

Pay Grade:               Paramedic                                        Status:           Full Time/Part Time

FLSA Status:           Non-Exempt



POSITION SUMMARY:  The Paramedic will lead and provide direct patient care within their scope of practice independently and in support of their partner in the pre-hospital, emergency department, tertiary and inter-facility transfer settings.  The employee will participate in the care and maintenance of facilities, equipment and ambulances.  The employee must be able to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks and maintain a high level of patient/customer satisfaction.    



  • Proficiently performs skills within the scope of practice of a Paramedic in a compassionate caring manner.
  • Proficiently performs ALS skills: advanced airway management, IV/IO insertion, medication administration, three and 12-lead EKG placement and interpretation, defibrillation and pacing, chest decompression.  This list is not all inclusive.
  • Ability to lead, anticipate and react to partners needs in support of patient care
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task and manage a multi-casualty scene
  • Maintains professional image and promotes harmonious relationships among EMS, health care and other public service personnel and encourages communication at all levels
  • Accurate and timely documentation of the electronic medical record
  • Shows initiative participating in routine shift duties (daily, weekly and monthly activities)
  • Takes on-call and event standby time per guidelines of the different agencies
  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested



  • Maintains positive and professional relationship with local emergency service providers, hospital staff, physicians, and other community shareholders.
  • May perform other duties as assigned or requested.






High School diploma or equivalent required. Successful completion of a Paramedic training program required.



  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1.5 Months (45 days) of hire date or job transfer date.
  • BLS Provider credentialed from the American Heart Association (AHA) obtained within 1.5 months (45 days) upon hire date or job transfer date.
  • Valid Kansas Driver's License OR Valid Driver's License from a different state with a military waiver obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. Satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record and insurability is also required.
  • Certified by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services (KSBEMS) as a Paramedic obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
  • One or more of the following:

            Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) certification or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) required within 6 months of hire or job transfer date.



Must be able to exercise good judgment in appraising emergency medical services and making appropriate decisions that could dramatically affect the majority of the population of the county.  Must have ability to understand complex oral and written instruction, ability to speak and write effectively, and ability to give clear, concise instruction orally and in writing.



Supervisory Controls: 

The EMS/Ambulance Director and Assistant Director set the overall goals and objectives, they develop the projects, deadlines and work assignments.


Supervisory Responsibility:




Federal, State, and County laws and regulations are the basic written guidelines.  Established principles of emergency medical services and written emergency plans are also guiding documents.  The EMS/Ambulance Director provides guidelines and general direction.  These guidelines may be provided either orally or in writing.  Other guides are available for this position but the use of these require extensive training, previous experience and good judgment to interpret and adapt to a variety of specific situations.



This position makes decisions which involve the assessment of unusual circumstances, variations in approach, the use of incomplete and/or conflicting data.  This position requires the employee to routinely exercise independent judgment and make careful interpretations of more technical and complicated guidelines.  Meeting and dealing with many individuals of varying interests and levels of responsibility creates complexities of a high degree. These encounters often involve concepts, theories or programs with undefined issues and elements.


Scope and Effect of Work:

This position is responsible for making sound decisions that limit the County’s liability exposure, improve public relations and enhance the County’s professional image.  If errors are made, the County’s image is affected, accountability is lost, operations and projects are slowed or failed, services are not well provided and people’s life’s are affected and/or threatened.


Personal Contacts:

A great many contacts are involved.  Contacts may be initiated by the EMS/Ambulance Director, by other officials, or by members of the public.


Purpose of Contacts:

To exchange information;  to receive instructions and to coordinate work scheduling with the EMS/Ambulance Director;  to receive requests for service;  to instruct or train others;  and to ensure the effective performance of tasks by others.


Physical Demand/Effort:

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

Must be able to do the following:

  • Occasionally required to sit in a stationary position
  • Frequently heavy physical demands when working the clinical area
  • Frequently may be required to lift over 50 pounds
  • Frequently performs activities that require stooping, bending and reaching, squatting, balancing, and trunk twisting throughout the day
  • Frequently be able to communicate verbally and in written form
  • Good visual, auditory and color determination
  • Must be able to effectively work under stress and coordinate several activities simultaneously


Work Environment/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 exposed to blood, body fluids, fumes, or airborne particles, and sharp objects potentially contaminated with blood borne pathogens or other infectious agents.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Working environment may quickly change from an office setting, to an indoor acute care clinical setting or to an uncontrolled, unpredictable pre-hospital setting.  May be exposed to extreme heat or cold environment, wet or slippery surfaces.  May be exposed to patients with communicable diseases.  Wears personal protective equipment as needed.

During emergency medical response the Paramedic will encounter many hazardous conditions which frequently require special precautions and the use of protective clothing and equipment.  The Paramedic will encounter critically high stress conditions during and following emergency and disaster situations.


Approved:                               Date:          



The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Vacancy Number: RL2019-33

Open Date: 10/31/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: