Job title: LTE Paramedic
Job Title: Paramedic
Supervisor: EMS Chief/ Deputy Chief
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Prepared By: Patrick Anderson
Prepared/Reviewed Date: 8/21/20
A paramedic at Fitch-Rona is responsible for responding to calls for service within the EMS district, and surrounding communities, as requested, without controllable delay. Providing high-quality care and demonstrating professional rapport with patients, co-workers, and the public is essential. Additional duties include, but are not limited to continuous education, precepting and mentoring of EMS students, and public relations events.
The position is non-represented by the CBA with the IAFF Local 311. The work is primarily a limited term filling open shifts, as assigned by the Chief of EMS or his designee, and must comply with all approved policies and procedures regarding conditions of continued employment. The position includes a one-year probationary period, with periodic performance reviews prior to probation completion and an annual performance evaluation thereafter
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Maintain a work environment that ensures paramedics' ability to safely and efficiently respond to emergency calls in an expeditious manner without controllable delay.
- Exercise full responsibility for all activities involving paramedicine when dispatched or assigned.
- Assume a leadership role with respect to Medical Group Leader in a changing mass-casualty incident response.
- Perform as a paramedic in other jurisdictions when mutual aid, auto aid or advanced life support is requested.
- Maintain a working knowledge of District streets and landmarks along with a working knowledge of the surrounding municipalities for adequate mutual aid/ALS response.
- Inventory ambulance equipment and supplies at the start of shift and ensure restocking to maintain compliance with Department of Transportation regulations and department policies and SOP/SOGs.
- Complete, submit, and review electronic patient care run form (ePCR) in compliance with DHS 110 and department SOP/SOGs.
- Participate in District training activities and staff meetings.
- Maintain training records and fulfill licensure requirements for the State Department of Health Services (DHS) and Medical Director
- Ensure all policies, operational guidelines, protocols and other applicable laws, safety regulations and standards of care are being followed.
- Complete other tasks as assigned by the Chief, or his/her designee, such as, but not a complete listing of, station cleaning, public education events, or user-level maintenance on vehicles.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies
· Supports continuous learning
· Demonstrates proficiency in prehospital medicine
· Proficient with technology
· Exhibits effectual problem-solving
· Demonstrates effective communication skills
· Fosters cooperation
· Demonstrates conflict resolution
· Embraces diversity and equal opportunity
· Exhibits a strong ethical and moral compass
Education and Experience:
· High School Graduate or GED, Associate degree preferred
· Graduate of an accredited paramedic program
· Two years of field experience as a full-time paramedic preferred
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
· Familiarity with inventory management software (i.e OperativeIQ)
· Familiarity with patient records management software (i.e. Imagetrend Elite)
Maintain the following certifications and licenses:
· Licensed State of Wisconsin Paramedic
· American Heart Association BLS CPR, or equivalent
· American Heart Association ACLS, or equivalent
· Valid State driver’s license
· Maintain insurability with the department’s insurance carrier
· NIMS 100,200,700 (within one-year of hire)
· EVOC/CEVO (within 6-months of hire)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, bend, twist, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 250 pounds with assistance.
The employee must be able to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions; work all hours of the day or night, with the potential for minimal sleep. They may work around potential hazards such as loud noise, fast-moving vehicles, combative patients, and unsafe scenes. They may be exposed to blood and other infectious disease vectors as well as experience a significant, wide-range of highly emotional and traumatic events.