Sedgwick County, KS

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Job Objectives: Provides advanced emergency care, life support, and transportation in accordance with both KBEMS regulations and Sedgwick County Medical Society Protocol requirements. Will work under the direct supervision of a Sedgwick County EMS Lieutenant or acting Lieutenant. Assists in the maintenance of assigned equipment, station, and vehicle.

Essential Job Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.

� Stands by in readiness to respond to emergencies during a 12-hour tour of duty. Responds to emergency calls, assesses the situation and need for assistance, determines most effective method of emergency treatment, applies advanced life support or other appropriate treatment to victim(s)/patient(s), administers drugs, undertakes appropriate invasive procedures, advises hospital personnel of situation in a timely manner, and transports injured or ill to hospital for treatment.

� Maintains accurate, complete, and timely records and files of patient care activities along with vehicle and station activities. Does so as to comply with all applicable local, state and federal regulations pertaining to EMS department operations.

� Assures that all equipment both on the assigned ambulance and in the assigned post is in good working order, is clean and free of potentially infectious contaminates, and is present as outlined in department SOPs. Communicates within the chain of command in a timely and effective manner any found deficiencies such that these deficiencies can be corrected so as to not adversely impact the normal operations of the assigned unit.

� Works with the public, medical professionals and others to educate and advise of the role, capabilities and responsibilities of a paramedic. Communicates effectively and professionally with all allied agencies and other system stakeholders during the course of assigned daily duties such that effective and efficient delivery of departmental services is provided. Communicates all pertinent issues related to any potential safety and/or regulatory violations in a timely manner to an immediate superior.

� Works to maintain a safe work environment and minimize risk of injury to the incumbent, other EMS employees, patients, allied agencies, and other stakeholders. This will include all activities related to the operation of all county equipment, patient care activities, and any other EMS related tour of duty function

Job Standards:
� High School Diploma or equivalent.

� One year experience in emergency medical care or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

� Valid State of Kansas Driver�s License and meets the requirement of Sedgwick County Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage Policy.

� State of Kansas Paramedic Certification. � Applicant must be able to effectively communicate in both written and oral form. Testing/Screening Requested: Department written and skills assessment Standard County hiring process (KDL, KBI, D.S.) Pre-employment physical/Arcon exam Equipment:

� Knowledge of Basic and Advanced Life Support, I.V. Therapy, Cardiology, Pharmacology, Trauma Care, oxygen therapy, Fracture Management, Triage Disaster Management, Extrication, and Hazardous Materials Management.

� Knowledge of advanced emergency medical procedures, equipment and equipment maintenance.

� Knowledge of Human Anatomy and Physiology. � Knowledge of disease pathologies and processes.

� Knowledge of department rules, policies and procedures. � Knowledge of EMS vehicles, equipment and skills.

� Knowledge of geography of assigned station area

� City and County.

� Knowledge of the local hospital emergency rooms policies and procedures. � Knowledge of emergency driving techniques.

� Knowledge of automotive mechanics, radio communication design and maintenance. � Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all department stakeholders and superiors. � Ability to maintain a variety of records and prepare reports.

� Ability to think clearly and respond quickly in emergency situations. � Ability to successfully complete and maintain Kansas MICT Certification.

� Ability to read and understand departmental policies, rules and instructions and written material in the field of emergency medicine. Work Environment:

� The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential and secondary functions of the job.

� Employees work in outside weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations; including confined spaces, roadways, or other hazardous environments.

� Individuals can be exposed to hazards associated with rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, solvents and oils.

� While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, and smell.

� Use of personal protective equipment including masks or respirators, gloves, gowns and extrication gear is required.

� The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 130 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

� The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain emergency activities when noise levels may be loud.

Varied days, hours

Various locations within Sedgwick County KS

Must pass KBI background check and pre-employment urine drug screen.

SALARY: EMT - $12.132/hr

SALARY: MICT - $16.202/hr

This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.

Sedgwick County is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application, interview, or pre-employment testing process should notify the Human Resources Departmental Coordinator: Lindsey Mahoney Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator Phone: (316) 660-7052 or TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777) Email: Lmahoney@sedgwick.gov 510 N. Main, Suite 306 Wichita, Kansas 67203

Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure. Immediate family and family of the employee s spouse shall be considered husband, wife, son, step-son, son-in-law, daughter, step-daughter, daughter-in law, brother, step-brother, brother-in law, sister, step-sister, sister-in-law, mother, step-mother, mother-in law, father, step-father, father-in-law, grandchildren, grandparents and grandparents-in-law.;p