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Leon County • Tallahassee, FL
Posted 27 days ago
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Minimum Starting Rate: $13.06 Hourly*
*Initial salary above the minimum of the pay grade is based on verified related education, experience and training above the minimum requirements.
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. Leon County 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.
REQUIREMENTS: 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. Tobacco free workplace.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Continuous
*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) of 1990.
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 http://www.leoncountyfl.gov. Leon County is a member of the Florida Retirement System.
Applicants may send inquiries to our E-mail address:[Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. A completed Leon County Government application is required and should be submitted ASAP.
Leon County Human Resources Division, 315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite #210, Tallahassee, FL 32301
Preference is given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Laws of Florida.
DRUG FREE WORKPLACE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
“PEOPLE FOCUSED, PERFORMANCE DRIVEN."