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Paramedic

Company: Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Location: Rancho Cordova
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

PARAMEDIC

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.

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 intubation

3. Waveform capnography

4. Suction devices;

5. Basic and advanced oxygen delivery devices; and

6. 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 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 EMS Protocols

L. Lifting patients into ambulances on a gurney

M. 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 employment

BACKGROUND 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.

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

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