Company: Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Location: Rancho Cordova
Posted on: October 15, 2020
Under direction of the assigned EMS Captain/Supervisor, provides
ambulance transport services as a member of the Sacramento
Metropolitan Fire District (District) Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) Division.The non-firefighter position of Paramedic (EMT-P)
works under the direct supervision of the EMS assigned Captain in
conjunction with other District Staff and the overall direction of
the Operations Division. The primary responsibility of the EMT-P is
to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) care and transport of
patients as a component of the Sacramento County 911 EMS
An EMT-P is required to be able to make critical decisions that
impact the safety, well being, or life of patients and members of
the District in stressful situations. The EMT-P is expected to
execute sound judgment that demonstrates the highest of ethical and
moral standards in the performance of job duties and other
situations with and without explicit direction.
The Single Role Paramedic is a three (3) year limited term
position. The term of employment may be extended as necessary at
the discretion of the Fire Chief.The Paramedic position is expected
to transition into the Firefighter/Paramedic position within the
three (3) year term. Employees transitioning into the rank of
Firefighter/Paramedic must possess (a) Paramedic License accredited
in Sacramento County and in good standing with the District, (b)
Six month appraisal with satisfactory scores as a Paramedic, (c)
CPAT card that is valid within 12 months of the final filing date
for Firefighter/Paramedic as determined by the District, (d)
receive a passing score in an interview process.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to
understanding the scope of the position; it is not intended to be
an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or
working conditions associated with the position.
The incumbent will be required to perform a full range of EMS
skills and services, including but not limited to:
1. Operate District owned ambulances and other District vehicles as
directed, including driving to and from medical emergencies as part
of the ambulance transportation team.
2. A licensed Paramedic is authorized to do any of the following
procedures utilizing both BLS and ALS level skills during training,
while at the scene of an emergency, or during patient care, but is
not limited to:
A. Evaluate the ill and injured and document findings and actions
on a patient care report
B. Render both basic and advance life support, rescue and first aid
C. Obtain and document diagnostic signs including but not limited
to temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration rates, level
of consciousness, pupil status and electrocardiogram
D. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of
mechanical adjuncts to advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and
both manual difibrillators and automated external defibrillators
E. Use the following adjunctive airway breathing aids:
1. Oropharyngeal airway; nasopharyngeal airway;
2. Advanced airways to include Supraglottic and endotracheal
3. Waveform capnography
4. Suction devices;
5. Basic and advanced oxygen delivery devices; and
6. Manual and mechanical ventilating devices designed for
F. Use various types of stretchers and body immobilization
G. Provide initial pre-hospital emergency care of trauma
H. Perform basic field triage
I. Transport patients
J. Manage patients within their scope of practice
K. Administration of emergency medications per Sacramento County
L. Lifting patients into ambulances on a gurney
M. Contact and obtain direction from base hospitals regarding
3. Cleans and decontaminates equipment including but not limited
to, ambulances and EMS equipment.
4. Collection and documentation of patient billing information per
5. Maintains and restocks inventory of ambulance and station EMS
supplies through logistics orders.
6. Performs preventative maintenance inspections (PMI) on assigned
7. Follows all Federal, State, County, Local, and District laws,
regulations, protocols, and policies including the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
8. Attend and successfully complete District and hospital training
sessions and drills.
9. Participates in overseeing operational readiness and cleanliness
of apparatus and equipment.
10. Performs other duties as directed by District Staff in
accordance with the EMS Division.11. Regular and reliable
attendance is a requirement of the job.
AGE: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
2. Possession of and ability to maintain a current non-probationary
California EMT-P License with a current CPR card. National Registry
Cards will not be accepted.
3. Must be accredited as an EMT-P by the Sacramento County
Emergency Medical Agency prior to completion of academy.
EXPERIENCE: Work experience on a transporting ambulance is highly
LICENSE: Possession of and ability to maintain a current valid
California Driver's License, Class C, is a condition of
employmentBACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: Candidates offered formal
employment must be successful in all examination phases, including
passing the District's background investigation to include a
criminal history check, DMV verification, credit history review,
truth verification examination, psychological examination, physical
examination, and a drug screening.
BENEFITS: The District offers a wide variety of programs covering
health and dental insurance, life insurance, PERS Safety retirement
(2.7% @ 57 for PEPRA Members, or 3% @ 50 for Classic Members), sick
leave, vacation leave, and 457 deferred compensation.
- Health Benefits - CalPERS health insurance offering variety of
HMO's and PPO's. District contributes 92% of the health plan
premium and the employee is responsible for the remaining 8% of the
premium. Dental and vision insurance are also paid by the
- Life Insurance - $20,000 for the first probationary year and
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