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.
Working knowledge of emergency medical procedures and
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
Ability to drive an ambulance safely under various weather
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
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
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responds to emergency calls as an ambulance driver or
Performs necessary rescue work, administers necessary emergency
medical care, and transports persons to appropriate medical
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
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.