Full Job Description
Under general supervision of a Fire Department Company Officer, provides definitive care and treatment to persons in life-threatening medical situations; respond to both routine and emergency medical aids.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Examples of Duties: The PARAMEDIC responds to medical emergencies; renders aid to injured parties; operates ambulances and other related medical equipment; Administers ACLS level medicines and procedures under medical control intervening in life-threatening medical emergencies utilizing the full scope of practice as assigned to a Paramedic under CCEMSA Protocol and practice; diagnoses medical problems and performs first-aid and resuscitator functions;. participates in station, equipment and apparatus maintenance; attends training classes and drills; and other related duties as assigned. Minimum QualificationsExperience: ONE Year of full- time field experience as a PARAMEDIC is highly desirable. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. License/Certificate: Possess and maintain, as a condition of employment, the following: A current State of California Class C Driver’s License with an ambulance driver’s endorsement. A current National Registry PARAMEDIC certification as defined by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA);A current CCEMSA PARAMEDIC card. A current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.A Current ACLS certificationKnowledge of: First aid methods;A basic understanding of fire based Emergency Medical Services (EMS) delivery system;Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR);ACLS / PALS/ PHTLSPARAMEDIC scope of practice;PARAMEDIC procedures and equipment;English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation;Principles and practices of customer service. Ability to: Perform PARAMEDIC duties and maintain PARAMEDIC certification;Perform competently under extreme pressure and in stressful situations;Understand and act in accordance with departmental polices, rules, instructions and written material; Retain presence of mind in emergency situations;Understand and carry out oral and written directions;Establish effective working relationships with staff and the general public;Maintain physical endurance and agility;Make accurate observations and rapid judgements;Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Application: Prospective employees must submit an original City of Kingsburg application and other documents required as outlined in the announcement by the closing time specified on the final filing date. Separate original applications must be submitted for each recruitment/position applied for.Review of Applications: Applications will be reviewed by the department representatives and the applicants who clearly appear to be more qualified in terms of knowledge, education skills and abilities will be invited to participate in the interview process.Interview Process: Once contacted for an initial interview, a specific date and time will be assigned for your interview. A list of questions will be asked by an interview panel that will be pertinent to the job applied for. Multiple interviews may be conducted.Examinations: The written exam and practicals will be following the Registry Paramedic Test and the Fresno County CCEMSA Paramedic Exam. Exam Accommodations: If you are qualified for the job but need reasonable accommodations to take any required exams, we encourage you to request reasonable accommodations prior to the exam by calling the Personnel Department at (559) 897-5821.Selection Process: The vacancy is filled by the candidate who has best displayed the proper knowledge, education, skills and abilities during the interview process.Post Offer Medical Examination: All prospective employees are required to pass a minimum of a medical examination and take a drug/alcohol screening and TB test administered by the City's medical provider. Some positions in the City will require more testing, depending on the position, including, but not limited to finger printing, a Department of Justice criminal screening, background investigation, and/or reference check. Candidates are cautioned not to quit or give notice to present employers until the medical examination has been completed and passed. Appointment: Upon completion of all medical examinations, an official offer of employment will be made. Included in the offer will be salary and benefits for the position being filled. Probationary Period: Person hired as part-time Paramedics shall serve an at-will and may be terminated without recourse for any legal reason and at any time.