December 11, 2012 Req. #017-13 Pos.
Salary Range: $10.71-$23.08 Hourly* (24/48 Hour Shift)
$13.92-$26.29 Hourly* (9, 12 or 14 Hour Shift)
This is work providing basic
and advanced life support and transporting sick and injured. Work involves
driving to and from the scene, providing patient care, documenting activities,
and providing assistance to Emergency Medical Technicians and other Paramedics.
At Leon County, we strive
to do more, and to do better, with less. This is the basis of our People
Focused; Performance Driven culture.
government offers important and meaningful personal and career opportunities.
Because we maintain a very lean staff, there are few opportunities for
employment and high competition for job openings. However, those we hire are
entrusted with significant responsibilities and opportunity for growth. Because
of this, we can hire only the very best.
That means candidates who not
only meet the qualifications of the job listed herein, but are driven by making
a difference on the issues that matter most to our unique quality of life and
committed to demonstrating results, exceeding expectations in areas of customer
service and exercising responsible stewardship of our community’s resources.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Checks vehicle for supplies and
equipment; maintains inventory control; advises lead paramedic of needed
equipment and supplies needed; maintains vehicle in full operational readiness
in compliance with state and division standards, insuring supplies, cleanliness,
and preventive maintenance; receives dispatch instructions by radio or
telephone; communicates over radio and telephone with dispatch operations,
hospital staff, and representatives of other public safety organizations;
operates an ambulance expeditiously and safely through traffic in accordance
with defensive driving techniques and various weather conditions; adheres to
traffic regulations governing emergency vehicle operation; drives the emergency
vehicle to and from accident scenes and hospitals; assists paramedics;
communicates effectively with patients, family members, bystanders, team
members, public safety staff, first responders, dispatchers, and radio
operators; assesses patient condition; administers a variety of basic life
support medical treatment accurately and as rapidly as possible, using
techniques such as patient assessment, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR),
splinting, obstetrical assistance, bandaging, administration of oxygen,
application of medical anti-shock trousers, administration of a subcutaneous
injection using a pre-measured auto-injector of epinephrine to a person
suffering an anaphylactic reaction, and other techniques described in the
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training Course curriculum; uses other
techniques which have been approved and are performed under conditions specified
by rules of the Department of Health; administers a variety of advanced life
support medical treatment through the use of techniques such as endotracheal
intubation, the administration of drugs or intravenous fluids, telemetry,
cardiac monitoring, and cardiac defibrillation; administers emergency care while
transporting patient in ambulance; assists paramedics in delivering patient to
emergency room; completes required forms and reports, documenting patient care
and other matters as required; assists in maintaining ambulance in efficient
operating condition; cleans the ambulance after each emergency call; conducts
medical inventory and inspection of supplies; restocks the emergency vehicle
with required supplies and equipment; attends seminars workshops and training
sessions as required; may serve as lead paramedic.
Requires a high school diploma or an equivalent. An AA degree is preferred.
Must possess a Florida Certified
Paramedic License. Must possess a State of Florida Class “E” Drivers License
and a favorable driving record. Must present a valid Florida Department of
Motor Vehicles Driver transcript at the time of hire. Must possess a
certificate of completion of Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course (EVOC). Basic
Trauma Life Support (BTLS) Certification and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Certification is required.
*Initial salary above the minimum of the pay grade is based on verified related
education, experience, and training above the minimum requirements.
Reasonable accommodations and assistance are
available to disabled applicants under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION,
contact the Leon County Human Resources Division at (850) 606-2400. Applicants
are encouraged to visit our Leon County Home Page at
Leon County is a member of the Florida
Retirement System. Applicants may
send inquiries to our E-mail address:
A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be
submitted ASAP. APPLY online, in person or by mail to:
Leon County Human
Resources Division, 315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite #502, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Preference is given to
certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of
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