EMS Communicator
Milwaukee County - Milwaukee, WI

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Post Date: March 30th, 2012

(Ability to work any shift, weekends, holidays and overtime are required)

All names will be removed from eligible lists one (1) year after eligibility is established.

Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent required. Emergency Medical Technician-Basic License required. Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic License desirable; recognized public safety dispatch training desirable.

Experience: One (1) year of radio communications experience or one (1) year of Emergency Medical Technician Basic ambulance attendant service experience required. Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic experience desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of radio communications procedure; knowledge of basic Emergency Medical terminology; knowledge of common Emergency Medical Services forms and reports; skill in receiving and transmitting calls accurately; oral and written communication skills; ability to operate a radio network; ability to enter and retrieve data from a personal computer; ability to handle emergency calls quickly and efficiently; ability to work under pressure; ability to perform mathematical computation; ability to work in a confined area for extended periods of time; ability to sit for long periods of time; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with physicians, nurses and allied health personnel.

Duties: Under general supervision, to operate communication equipment in the Emergency Paramedic Communication section of the Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services; to assign radio frequencies, patch radios, and connect physician base radios; to stamp times on radio log cards; to record medical information transmitted by Emergency Medical Services units; to log radio contacts; to operate radio systems in a medical disaster and use equipment to notify agencies; to operate telephone equipment; to operate voice and digital paging system; to answer incoming phone calls and dispatch appropriate equipment; to phone or use computers to notify agencies for disaster activation; to enter paging data; to access computerized data; to prepare records and reports; to record and relay calls; to communicate with paramedics and professional staff; to coordinate communications with other services and agencies; to coordinate testing of equipment with other agencies on a routine basis; to perform minor maintenance of equipment and obtain equipment repair services when required; to provide interface between physicians in the medical base and field emergency medical units by communicating patient information from paramedics to hospitals; to monitor electrocardiographic telemetry system, weather alert system, aircraft communication systems, regional or local emergency medical service communication systems, state and federal civil defense systems or other radio broadcasts; to attend initial and continuing education and in-service programs; to monitor the ground and air transport of critical care patients and to perform such other duties as may be assigned.

THE PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION is open to qualified employees of Milwaukee County.

THE ORIGINAL EXAMINATION is open to qualified residents of Milwaukee County.

The examination is being called concurrently both on an original entrance and promotional basis in accordance with Civil Service Rule IV. Section 1 (3) (a), those persons whose names appear on the promotional eligible list shall have precedence for certification over those persons whose names appear on the eligible list from the original entrance examination.

This position is open on a continuous basis until a sufficient pool of applicants’ has been established and will close without prior notification. If you are interested in applying for any position with Milwaukee County, please submit your application on-line at www.jobs.milwaukeecounty.org. APPLICANTS MUST POSSESS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AT THE TIME OF FILING APPLICATION.

In accordance with Rule III, Section 12 of the Civil Service Rules, a noncompetitive examination will be held for this position. The noncompetitive examination will consist of criteria deemed appropriate by the Director of Human Resources to rank applicants on the eligible list for this position.

Milwaukee County offers a competitive benefits package.

Effective October 1, 1988, background checks must be conducted on all individuals appointed to positions covered by Wisconsin Act 27 of the laws of 1997 and Wisconsin State statute 50.065. This requirement impacts all positions authorized in Milwaukee County department of Human Services, Mental Health Division as well as other positions in County Service.

In accordance with the provisions of a Federal Court Order, #74-C-374 issued by U.S. District Judge Myron L. Gordon, ratio hiring based on race may be used in selecting qualified employees for this classification.