****** We are always looking for great people and have multiple openings for this job.Qualified applicants will remain as an active candidate for a period of up to 6 months after the close date******* Please attach copy of current paramedic certification card(s) to application.
- Provides medical care in the prehospital environment following established protocols; maintains proficiency in clinical skills; coordinates the activity of on-scene first responders; provides compassionate service to meet patient needs; recognizes the need for and is able to interface with special operation units within and outside of Johnson County; maintains scene safety, protects responders, patients and the public; assumes personal risk; transports patients to appropriate destinations based on County protocols.
- Maintains readiness for effective prehospital medical response and inter-facility transfers including front line vehicles, back-up vehicles, specialty units, typical prehospital response equipment and specialty team response equipment; ensures patient privacy, returns to readiness quickly; maintains accountability for equipment and supplies; completes administrative tasks by established deadlines; ensures completion of logs for accountability and ensures equipment, vehicles and stations are maintained and clean.
- Conducts and participates in training exercises for EMS providers, first responders and the public; improves medical knowledge and skills through training; participates in inter-agency training and reviews; provides a leadership role for outside agency personnel; maintains personal records of training history and recertification requirements.
- May participate in councils, groups or special teams; organizes other employees to accomplish a goal, facilitates training, develops and researches proposals.
- Responds to prehospital medical calls in a safe manner, ensuring a quick chute and response time based on department guidelines; follows appropriate routing utilizing tools to ensure an efficient response time.
- Interacts regularly with first responders in order to promote camaraderie and communication on call scenes; interacts with the public to share safety and prevention messages; assists with public education events; maintains appropriate level of physical fitness for response readiness.
- Collects, communicates and documents information regarding the medical emergency; delivers complete and timely reports to hospital staff; ensures the completion of billing information; ensures patient privacy.
- Serves as the lead provider on the unit when a provider is not available (ambulance or squad), keeping track of multiple controlled substances, coordinating on scene resources, overseeing personnel and taking responsibility for less senior provider on the unit.
- This position is OSHA category 1.
Minimum Job Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Current Paramedic certification by the state of Kansas or eligible for Kansas Reciprocity with recertification bi-annually at the employee's expense.
Certification as a Kansas Paramedic or registered as an EMT-Paramedic or Paramedic by the National Registry
Working twenty-four (24) hour shifts and up to thirty-six (36) hours including weekends and holidays and on-call/standby work is required.
Possess a valid Driver's License with acceptable driving record is required.
Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.
Applicant must submit to and pass a pre-employment post-offer drug screen,andpass a physical ability assessment prior to employment.
Preferred Job Requirements:
Two (2) years of experience providing advanced life support level response prehospital care is preferred. Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions. Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:
Ability to see and hear sufficient for accurate perception of patient condition, including the ability to differentiate fine distinctions in appearance and sound.
Excessive standing and/or walking: 40% of the time.
Exposure to extreme temperatures, fumes and/or chemicals, heights, loud noises.
Successful completion of physical ability test annually, ability to lift 250 pounds with assistance, and performing CPR is required.
Ability to work and complete duties while wearing an OSHA Level C chemical and biological PPE including protective clothing, powered air purifying respirator (PAPR) and chemical protective boots.
NFPA 472 HazMat Awareness Level, OSHA training, NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800 required to be obtained in-house within one (1) year of employment.
NFPA 472 HazMat Operations Level, NFPA 473 Medical Response to HazMat Incidents, Disaster Medical Specialist and Tactical Medicine Certification preferred.
Within sixty (60) days of hire, employees (select DHE and EMS positions) must produce proof of immunization, proof of immunity, proof that immunization is medically contraindicated, submit a written objection to immunization based upon a sincerely held religious belief, or receive vaccination for the following: Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR); Tetanus Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis (TDAP); and Varicella (Chickenpox).
All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.Effective August 23, 2021, the County requires mandatory, regular COVID-19 testing for all employees who do not report being fully vaccinated or who are fully vaccinated, but are unable to wear a mask. In order to be considered fully vaccinated, an employee must complete a vaccine attestation form and upload their vaccination record in our Oracle system.
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