Lead Paramedic

Coffey Health System - Burlington, KS (30+ days ago)

Paramedic Summary: Administers life support care to sick and injured persons in pre-hospital setting as authorized and directed by Physician, in accordance with established protocols.

Paramedic Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed, or need for additional assistance.
  • Restores and stabilizes heart rhythm on pulse-less, non-breathing patient.
  • Monitors cardiac patient.
  • Initiates intravenous fluids to administer medication or drugs, or to replace fluids lacking in body.
  • Perform endotracheal tube intubations to open airways and ventilate patient.
  • Administers injections of medications and drugs.
  • Inflates pneumatic anti-shock garment on patient to improve blood circulation.
  • Administers initial treatment at emergency scene and takes and records patient's vital signs.
  • Assists in extricating trapped victims and transports sick and injured persons to treatment center.
  • Observes, records, and reports to Physician patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • Drives Ambulances to emergency scene.
  • Communicates with hospital, physician, and other medical personnel in person and by radio-telephone.

Lead Paramedic Responsibilities: May direct 3 to 6 employees. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include training employees; assigning, and directing work; and addressing shift related complaints and making recommendations to EMS Director for resolving problems.

Paramedic Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: **

Current License as a Kansas Paramedic

Current Kansas Drivers License

Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification

Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

Current BTLS

Paramedic Job Specifics:

ABC Shift

Base pay $51,584.00 annually - increases based on experience.


Medical / Dental / Vision / FSA

As an employee you are eligible to receive Medical and Dental insurance at the current employee cost share. You are also eligible to enroll in a Vision mployee cost share and FSA Plan. Annual open enrollment for these plans occurs in October, effective November 1st. As a new hire, the eligibility date for these plans is the first of the month following 60 days of employment.

(Current Carriers: Medical & Dental – Blue Cross Blue Shields and Vision – MetLife.)

Supplemental Benefits

As an employee you are eligible to enroll in any of the voluntary supplemental insurance plans available to the employees, current offerings include: a Short-term Disability plan, Critical Illness, ID & Legal Shield, an Accident plan, and Cancer insurance; additional life insurance is also available. Annual open enrollment for these plans also occurs in October, effective November 1st. Supplemental plans are not available for election at new hire.

Paid Benefits

As an employee you receive the CHS paid Long-term Disability Insurance. As well as the CHS paid Life Insurance, which is based on your salary, after 90 days of employment.


CHS has a 414(h) in lieu of Social Security retirement plan. Meaning, CHS is not a part of Social Security benefits, kind of like a school or city. Instead, CHS puts an amount equal to 7% of your salary into the plan and the employee is required to contribute 4%. This equals an investment of 11% of your salary and you are 100% vested in these funds from day one. You direct how and which funds, within the plan, are invested. You can also choose to contribute more than the employee base of 4% into a 457, there is not an employee match option with this additional plan.

Discretionary Leave

As a new hire, the current accrual of DL (PTO) is at a rate of .09615 per straight time hours worked. The maximum potential DL hours earned, based on 2,080 annual worked hours, is 200. This will increase after the 3rd completed year of service. DL is available to utilize for vacation, holidays and sick leave the first of the month following 90 days of employment.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $51,584.00 /year