EMS World Career Center

Field Paramedic

Spotlight Preferred
Williamson County EMS (Texas)
Georgetown, Texas, United States
28 days ago

Description

*****ALL VIRTUAL HIRING PROCESS!!  NO TRAVEL REQUIRED!*****

Click to apply:
http://www.wilco.org/jobs

or visit for more info:
https://www.wilco.org/Departments/EMS/Work-for-WCEMS

JOB SUMMARY

  • Reporting directly to a Lieutenant or Commander, responsible for providing pre-hospital clinical medicine in response to 911 calls. Operates and maintains medical equipment and emergency vehicles.

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

  • Provides pre-hospital care based on Scope of Care
  • Operates standard equipment; such as stretchers, patient care monitors and diagnostic equipment
  • Operates Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicles under normal and emergency situations
  • Assures vehicles are adequately stocked and in proper working order
  • Maintains and troubleshoots medical equipment
  • Assess emergency scenes and gives direction to patients, first responders, and/or bystanders
  • Utilizes electronic communication including portable and mobile radios, electronic patient care records, and computer aid dispatching equipment
  • Extricates persons from vehicles, bends and lifts, and performs CPR for extended periods of time
  • Functions independently once credentialed by the Medical Director
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on principles, practices, and new developments in assigned work areas
  • Maintains credentialing by the Medical Director
  • Performs special duties as assigned

 

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

  • Reports directly to – Lieutenant or Commander
  • Direct Reports – No


Requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Position involves safely operating a motor vehicle and emergency equipment under normal and emergency conditions without any equipment modifications specific to any individual operator
  • Position involves prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, lifting, climbing, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities
  • Position involves accessing patients on foot over rough terrain and obstacles
  • Position involves hearing audible sounds and speaking in a clear, understandable voice
  • Position involves extricating persons from vehicles
  • Position involves partner to carrying equipment and patients weighing up to 225 pounds
  • Physical Abilities
    • Must be able to perform strenuous physical requirements such as CPR, lifting and moving of equipment and patients in a variety of environmental conditions
  • Fine Motor Skills
    • Must be able to perform required medical skills and techniques, such as bandaging, splinting, establishing an IV, performing endotracheal intubation and other advanced airway techniques, manual defibrillation, pleural decompression, and pericardiocentesis
  • Vision
    • Must have correctable vision acceptable for day and night operation of emergency vehicles
    • Must have color acuity adequate for determination of skin and blood color
    • Must be able to read medication dosages on drug labels and syringes
  • Hearing
    • Must be able to hear and understand information provided by patients, family, or bystanders
    • Must be able to hear breath sounds and accurately determine auscultated blood pressures
    • Must be able to differentiate separate conversations in active distracting environments
    • Must be able to hear and understand radio traffic when responding with lights and sirens
  • Speech
    • Must be able to speak and enunciate clearly and at a level audible to others in loud conditions
    • Must be able to speak clearly in stressful situations
    • Must be able to verbally communicate with patients, families, and other emergency personnel

 

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

  • May be required to work in inclement weather, including extreme heat, cold and wet conditions
  • High-volume, fast-paced environment dealing with life-threatening situations
  • Constant contact with the public under duress and in crisis situations

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position. This job description is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the job change.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of EMS operations, systems, and procedures

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Required

  • Certified or licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services as a paramedic
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 700 and 800

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited paramedic program
  • Associate degree in a related field
  • One (1) year of experience as a 911 field paramedic

 

EMPLOYMENT TESTING
Employment is contingent on passing any post-offer pre-employment screening as listed below:

  • Criminal background check: Yes
  • Motor Vehicle Record check: Yes
  • Drug screening: Yes
  • Physical exam: Yes
  • Psychological exam: No
  • Additional: Tuberculosis, Office of Inspector General (OIG) List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) database clearance

 

IRREGULAR HOURS

  • Works 24 hour shifts, overtime when required and attends all mandatory in-service training
  • Evening and weekend and holiday hours are required as needed.
  • Essential personnel for emergency situations; discretion of department director

 

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) STATUS:

  • Non-exempt (Hourly)

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

A Williamson County online application (resumes alone are not sufficient) must be received before the position is closed on November 5, 2021. Positions are open until filled, subject to close at any time after five business days.  The Human Resources Department is located at 100 Wilco Way, HR101, Georgetown, TX  78626.  Phone (512) 943-1533 or visit our website at www.wilco.org
 
Williamson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you require an accommodation in order to apply for a position, please request assistance from the Human Resources Department.

TOBACCO FREE WORKPLACE POLICY
Williamson County is a tobacco free workplace. The use of tobacco and non-tobacco products such as vapor, e-cigarettes and the use of chewing tobacco or like products is prohibited on all Williamson
County premises. Employees who violate this policy are subject to appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58915652
  • Location:
    Georgetown, Texas, United States
  • Position Title: Field Paramedic
  • Company Name: Williamson County EMS (Texas)
  • Job Function: Field Paramedic
  • Entry Level: Yes
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $66,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
Healthcare / Health Services
Georgetown , TX , US

https://www.wilco.org/Departments/EMS/Work-for-WCEMS

View Full Profile

Jobs You May Like