Job Title Paramedic
Location Hudson, OH
Department Hudson EMS
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Part-time
Pay Grade Current Starting Pay Range: $21.10 to $22.72 (Depending on Qualifications, Ranges F1 to F4)


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Please review the entire job description for a complete listing of the essential duties, responsibilities, physical demands and working environment, minimum qualifications and other requirements of this position.

Class Summary

The City of Hudson is seeking regular part-time Paramedics to work on a combination department comprised of full-time, part-time and volunteer personnel providing comprehensive ALS EMS service. The position involves working 24-28 hours per week (more or less based on scheduling needs) with regular schedules available. Holiday, evening and weekend hours will be required. New employees will be subject to a probationary period of a minimum of one (1) year.  This position accrues OPERS retirement and vacation time.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or GED, current Ohio paramedic certification (National Registry preferred), and some EMS experience as a paramedic (preferably in a volunteer and/or combination Fire and/or EMS Department); or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. BLS and ACLS required. PALS or PEPP preferred. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver’s license with less than 6 points required. Candidate must be able to successfully complete a background investigation and pre-employment physical examination to include drug screening.  

Job Description

This is technical work in providing advanced life support emergency medical services care for a municipal emergency medical service department. Work involves responsibility for providing clinical care at the paramedic level on an ambulance, including functioning as crew leader for the assigned crew on the ambulance. Responsible for the performance of the crew at all times during assigned shifts. Work is performed under actual and/or administrative direction of the Fire/EMS Chief, Assistant EMS Chief, EMS Captains, EMS Lieutenants and the Medical Director and is reviewed through direct observation, reports and evaluation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

(Any one position may not include all the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class. Allocation of positions to this class will be determined on the amount of time spent in performing the primary duties.)

Responds to medical emergencies and performs basic and advanced life support functions.

Responsible for the checking of vehicle, equipment, and supplies at the start of each shift. Replaces used supplies and checks equipment after transport.

Direct patient care. Performs emergency medical services on persons injured or ill according to National, State, and Departmental guidelines.

Function as a paramedic. Transports patients to emergency medical facilities, reports observations and actions to emergency medical staff, and may provide additional emergency treatment.

Responsible at times for providing extensive pre-hospital care such as administering drugs orally and intravenously, assisting with endotracheal intubation, interpreting electrocardiograms and using monitors and other complex equipment.

Provide guidance and supervision of other crew members as needed and may serve as a lead to less experienced employees.

Assure that all department policies/procedures are followed by each crew member, and report deficiencies to supervision.

Assure that all protocols for patient care are followed. Document patient’s care according to specific policies. Demonstrate awareness of legal issues, patient rights, and compliance with the standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies.

Sign for controlled substances and ensure adherence to policies/procedures for such.

Oversee the complete documentation of all paperwork such as patient care reports, supply requests, incident reports, etc. Performs routine inspections of personal safety equipment to ensure equipment is in optimum condition and promptly notifies supervisors of deficiencies.

Responsible for maintaining vehicle, equipment, and quarters in a clean operating manner. Decontaminates the interior of emergency vehicle, as appropriate per standards.

Ensure that the actions of all crewmembers are always professional and courteous.

Must establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, employees, crewmembers, other allied health providers and the general public.

Must maintain good standing and unrestricted practice authorization from the Medical Director.

Must have regular, reliable and punctual attendance.

Must follow and comply with City rules and policies.

Must obtain City of Hudson required Active Shooter Operations Level certification within 1 year from date of hire and maintain the certification throughout employment as a paramedic with the City of Hudson.

May perform other related duties as assigned.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

 (The physical demands and work environment characteristics 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.)

Work is frequently performed indoors at the city safety center or at other office locations, and frequently outdoors in the field at emergency response locations. Work requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, stooping, kneeling, climbing stairs, lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 125 pounds, reaching with hands and arms in front of body and overhead, using hands and fingers to operate EMS vehicles, equipment, radios and computers. Work requires sufficient strength and agility to react quickly and effectively in emergency situations. Work occasionally exposes employee to body fluids, fumes, airborne particles, loud noise, toxic and caustic chemicals, extreme weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock.

Minimum Qualifications

Work requires possession of a high school diploma or GED and some EMS experience as a Paramedic (preferably in a volunteer and/or combination Fire and/or EMS Department); or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills:

Knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques of advanced life support EMS patient care.

Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, regulations, statutes and ordinances applicable to emergency medical services as pertaining to paramedic care.

Skill in the operation and use of a computer and EMS software programs, and the preparation of automated records.

Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with superiors, crew members, and other allied health providers.

Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

License, Certificate or Other Requirements

Valid State of Ohio Driver’s License

Valid State of Ohio Paramedic Certification Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification 

International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) and Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) or Emergency Medical Patients Assessment Care and Transport (EMPACT) Certification preferred

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) Certification preferred

NIMS 100, 200, 700, and 800 (all to be obtained within 6 months of hire)

 

Paper applications are available upon request at 330-342-1854 and, when completed, can be mailed, along with a resume, to 40 South Oviatt St., Hudson, Ohio 44236, faxed to 330-342-1843, or emailed to svargo@hudson.oh.us.   

 

The City of Hudson is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity for all employees and applicants.  The City of Hudson does not discriminate in employment or the provision of services on the basis of race, color, national origin and ancestry, gender (sex), religion, age, disability, sex (wages), military status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other characteristic protected by Federal or State law.

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