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Paramedic

Company: Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Location: Rancho Cordova
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

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 System.- 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. -Examples Of Essential Duties: 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 to patients-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 interpretations--D.- -Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of mechanical adjuncts to advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and both manual difibrillators and automated external defibrillators (AED)--E.- -Use the following adjunctive airway breathing aids:-1.----- Oropharyngeal airway; nasopharyngeal airway;2.----- Advanced airways to include Supraglottic and endotracheal intubation3.----- Waveform capnography4.----- Suction devices;5.----- Basic and advanced oxygen delivery devices; and6.----- Manual and mechanical ventilating devices designed for pre-hospital use.--F.- Use various types of stretchers and body immobilization devices.G. Provide initial pre-hospital emergency care of traumaH.- Perform basic field triage-I. -Transport patientsJ. -Manage patients within their scope of practiceK. -Administration of emergency medications per Sacramento County-EMS ProtocolsL. Lifting patients into ambulances on a gurneyM. Contact and obtain direction from base hospitals regarding patient care-3.----Cleans and decontaminates equipment including but not limited to, ambulances and EMS equipment.-4.---- Collection and documentation of patient billing information per District policy.-5.----Maintains and restocks inventory of ambulance and station EMS supplies through logistics orders.-6.---- Performs preventative maintenance inspections (PMI) on assigned apparatus.-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.---Typical Qualifications: - AGE: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.-EDUCATION:-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 desirable.- 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 District.* Life Insurance-- $20,000 for the first probationary year and $100,000 thereafter.recblid vsq2kpdd4uvxme2h4tllzlj8dpu0zk

Keywords: Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, Rancho Cordova , Paramedic, Healthcare , Rancho Cordova, California

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