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Hillsborough County Government

Paramedic (#PARMEDEMPM) EMPM
$12.65-$24.35 Hourly / $2,192.67-$4,220.67 Monthly / $26,312.00-$50,648.00 Yearly




JOB OVERVIEW

Performs as an emergency paramedic; responding to, assessing, rendering appropriate emergency care to, and transporting, patients with illnesses or injuries.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Possession of a valid State of Florida certification as a Paramedic; and 

Possession of  a valid American Heart Association approved Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification; and

Completion of the NTN Fire Team Test  within the past 12 months or scheduled to take the NTN Fire Team Test within the next 14 days, subject to Department verification; and

Possession of a valid Florida Driver License.          

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

  • Considerable knowledge of diseases, emergency medical conditions and appropriate treatment procedures, to include knowledge of standing orders and protocols.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing emergency vehicle operation.
  • Working knowledge of safe driving techniques for emergency vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of equipment used for patient care such as defibrillators and vital signs monitors.
  • Working knowledge of roads, streets, hospitals, schools, and other facilities within response area.
  • Working knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Ability to identify mechanical failures of equipment.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 90 pounds.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, non-verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability and willingness to perform housekeeping activities.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Provides advanced life support emergency medical care within limits established by standing orders and protocols to include: defibrillation, endotracheal intubation, surgical airways, rapid sequence induction, IV and IO infusions, medication calculation and administration, 12 lead EKG interpretation and transmission, transport destination determination, and any other advanced or basic life support procedure mandated by the department or medical director.
  • Manages patient’s care en route to emergency facility, seeks online medical advice when needed and administers additional care as directed by physician.
  • Functions as the paramedic assigned to an Advanced Life Support engine in a non-fire- fighting capacity.
  • Provides verbal, written and computer generated reports pertaining to conditions and care of patients at emergency scene and in transit, to include preparing appropriate follow-up reports.
  • Complies with all regulations concerning the handling of deceased persons to include; notifying authorities, preserving evidence, and initiating appropriate documentation as required.
  • Responds to fires and assumes paramedical role on the fire ground as assigned by the Incident Commander.
  • Operates an emergency vehicle in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintains and reviews vehicle equipment inventory to ensure equipment condition and readiness.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

SPECIAL PROBATIONARY NOTE

Employees assigned to this classification will serve a one year probationary period.

CLASS: PARMEDEMPM; EST: 3/3/2008; REV: 10/14/2011;