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EMT Paramedic

Company: Forsyth County, North Carolina
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties

Forsyth County Department of Emergency Services is seeking dedicated and passionate first responder heroes to join our team as Paramedics. Paramedics perform skilled work in rescuing the sick or injured and provide advanced medical care and transportation.

Paramedics drive an ambulance to the scene of an emergency and apply necessary first-aid to sick or injured persons, and transport persons to a medical facility. Performs advanced lifesaving techniques assigned to the EMT-Paramedics by the N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services. Tact, courtesy, and firmness are required in dealing with sick or injured persons and with the general public. Work is performed in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and techniques, but the employee must exercise considerable independent judgment in diagnosing a victim's condition and applying short-term relief. Work is performed under general supervision and is evaluated by the employee's ability to respond effectively to emergency situations.

Distinguishing Features

Working knowledge of emergency medical procedures and techniques.

Working knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in the emergency care of patients and victims of accidents.

Working knowledge of city and county geography and location of roads and streets, hospitals and nursing homes.

Working knowledge of radio communications equipment.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other employees.

Ability to drive an ambulance safely under various weather conditions.

Ability to deal with patients, their families and others courteously and firmly when necessary.

Ability to lift substantial weight.

Skilled in diagnosing a victim's condition and apply emergency medical care.

Minimum Education and Experience

Graduation from high school or GED and one year of EMT experience or an associate's degree in emergency medical care. Certification by the NC Department of Human Resources Office of EMS and the NC Board of Medical Examiners as an EMT-Paramedic required. Must have a valid NC driver's license. A higher education level may be considered as a substitution for all or part of the experience requirement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responds to emergency calls as an ambulance driver or attendant.

Performs necessary rescue work, administers necessary emergency medical care, and transports persons to appropriate medical facilities.

Starts and maintains intravenous infusion; administers various solutions, drugs, intravenous injections.

Performs gastric suction and pulmonary ventilation and related skills and techniques.

Maintains ambulance, equipment, and supplies in proper working order.

Performs related work as necessary.

Acts as Preceptor and Shift Sergeant as required.

Gives talks on emergency medical services at schools.

Conducts tours of station as requested.

Cleans ambulances and stations.

Studies street and road patterns of the County.

Participates in a continuous training program in technical medical work and in ambulance service and operation.

Maintaining a specific license such as a driver's license in good standing, without a lapse or loss of a privilege to drive in compliance with North Carolina law, and in compliance with applicable DOT standards for commercial motor vehicle drivers if required to perform the duties assigned to the position.

Keywords: Forsyth County, North Carolina, Winston-Salem , EMT Paramedic, Other , Winston Salem, North Carolina

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