$26.35-$43.19 Hourly / $4,567.68-$7,485.92 Monthly / $54,812.16-$89,831.04 Yearly
Drives apparatus; conducts daily checks and performs routine maintenance and cleaning of apparatus.
Is responsible for maintenance of drugs and equipment, including daily and weekly inventories of stocks; monitors expiration dates of drugs; maintains the rescue module at a level of serviceability and cleanliness for transporting patients.
Maintains records and submits reports as required.
Performs Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and other emergency medical procedures; takes individuals' vital signs, records and evaluates to determine status; prepares individuals for transport and accompanies to hospital; trains others in emergency medical care as requested.
Performs station duties; participates in daily drills on both firefighting and rescue subjects.
Maintains proficiency in advanced life support techniques; maintains high level of continuing education in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and principles of patient handling.
Maintains current certification in CPR, ACLS, a nationally recognized trauma curriculum, and State Paramedic certification.
Occasionally participates in demonstrations for the general employees, citizens of Tampa, members of allied health services, and other Fire Rescue personnel.
Performs related work as required.
Working knowledge of: rescue methods and techniques; first aid and CPR techniques; emergency medical techniques, practices, supplies, and equipment; firefighting methods and terminology; characteristics of fire; standard firefighting and rescue tools and equipment and their use; search and rescue techniques and equipment; the street system and layout of the City.
Ability to: perform emergency patient care and CPR; communicate effectively orally, in writing and by use of hand signals; perform work requiring considerable physical exertion under hazardous conditions; work cooperatively and interact effectively with all types of people in a variety of situations; operate a variety of rescue, firefighting and when required, communications equipment.
Skill in: the use and care of all pertinent hand tools and equipment.
- 1 year of employment with Tampa Fire Rescue as a Firefighter or Driver Engineer.
- Approval by Tampa Fire Rescue Medical Director.
Possession of: - State of Florida, Department of Health, Bureau of EMS certification as a Paramedic.
- a valid Florida Class E or higher driver's license.