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EMT/Paramedic: Day Shift and 48/96 Shift

Eagle County Paramedic Services (ECPS) seeks an EMS professional (seasoned EMT or Paramedic) to join our field staff to help fulfill our mission of providing skilled, professional and compassionate healthcare to our community. We seek candidates for two different shifts:

●    Full time Day Shift: three, 12-hr shifts per week 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. (FT)

●    Full time 48/96 Shift: 48 hrs on and 96 hrs off

Our team is not only highly skilled and professional but also has a passion for what we do: Serving the community by providing world-class, out-of-hospital care. This is an often fast-paced, sometimes stressful job that requires critical thinking skills and a level head. We value integrity in all we do, excellence and advocacy in patient care and professionalism at all times.

Interested? Peruse the descriptions below and submit your application. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

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SUMMARY

Works as either an EMT partner or paramedic lead, depending on qualifications. As an EMT, the successful candidate performs the main duties of ambulance driver to and from emergency and non-emergency scenes and administering basic life support and care under the direction of the District Medical Director and paramedic partner consistent with state and local operating protocols. The incumbent paramedic is the lead on EMS calls, directing EMT partners and administering basic and advanced life support to sick and injured persons in the out-of-hospital setting under the direction of the District Medical Director utilizing District protocols.

Note: The Day Shift differs slightly in that it is a variable role, often covering stations, supporting fatigued crews and responding to first calls in the day.

EMT ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Safely drives ambulances, assisting with extricating trapped victims when required, and transporting sick and injured persons to treatment centers.
  • Renders basic life support procedures to patients in a variety of settings consistent with state and local operating protocols.
  • Administers initial treatment at an emergency scene and takes and records patient vital signs.
  • Provide medical examination and screening of patient’s conditions, reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents; observing and reporting the same to Physician and other medical personnel via radio or telephone as well as documenting reports.
  • Attend staff business meetings and trainings as directed.
  • Lifts, moves and places patients on stretcher, restrains patients appropriately, lifts and moves loaded stretchers safely to and from an ambulance.
  • Check medical/operating supplies and vehicle to ensure preparedness.
  • May start IVs and initiate IV fluids with current IV Therapy Authorization.
  • Directs and coordinates patient care between inter-agency (ie. Fire and police) personnel and other District employees.
  • Performs all duties in a safe, courteous, confidential and professional manner, always taking into account the well-being of the patient.
  • Maintains response readiness consistent with the District’s response criteria.
  • Uses safety and PPE equipment as required by law and District policies.
  • Maintains clean vehicles and quarters pursuant to ECPS policies.  Completes daily cleaning duties.
  • Protects the privacy of patients at all times and in accordance with ECPS HIPAA policies.
  • Mentors, trains, and encourages fellow staff as needed, to help them attain their full potential.
  • Maintains vehicles and quarters pursuant to ECPS policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Current Colorado EMT certification and current National Registry -- must be state certified before job starts and must have National Registry within reasonable timeframe
  • Current CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Valid State of Colorado motor vehicle operating license, with continued safe driving history
  • Strong language skills: reading and writing, ability to communicate and interact with a variety of people and under stressful conditions.
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Strong reasoning ability, problem solving skills, decision making skills, and ability to act and maintain composure in highly emotional, stressful, and potentially hazardous situations.
  • Bi-lingual (verbal and written) preferred

PARAMEDIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance.
  • Renders basic life support procedures or initial treatment to patients in a variety of settings which may include: Attempt to restore and stabilize heart rhythm on pulseless, apneic patientPerform basic and advanced airway management, including RSIAdminister injections of medications or immunizationsInitiate IV fluidsMonitor cardiac patients
  • Provide medical examination and screening of patient’s conditions, reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents; observe and report the same to Physician and other medical personnel via radio or telephone as well as documenting reports.
  • Act as patient advocate in the out-of-hospital setting.
  • Complete all reports, including patient care records, legibly, accurately and by the end of each shift or end of every 12-hour work period.
  • Drives ambulances to and from emergency and non-emergency scenes, assisting with extricating trapped victims as needed, and transporting sick and injured persons to treatment centers.
  • Attend staff business meetings and trainings as directed.
  • Check medical/operating supplies and vehicles to ensure preparedness.
  • Directs and coordinates patient care between inter-agency (ie. fire and police) personnel and other District employees.
  • Performs all duties in a safe, courteous, confidential and professional manner, always taking into account the well-being of the patient.
  • Mentors, trains and encourages fellow staff as needed to help them attain their full potential.
  • Maintains vehicles and quarters pursuant to ECPS policies.
  • May supervise one or more employees.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Current Paramedic Certificate for the State of Colorado and current National Registry -- must be state certified before job starts and must have National Registry within reasonable timeframe
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a 911 system (Flight Paramedic Credential and Critical Care experience preferred)
  • Current certification in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • Valid State of Colorado motor vehicle operating license, with continued safe driving history

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

  • Day Shift (36 hrs/week) EMT compensation: $23.83-$29.22/hr; annualized salary is expected to be $44,608-$54,701
  • Day Shift (36 hrs/week) Paramedic compensation: $29.94-$45.86/hr; annualized salary is expected to be $56,048-$85,843
  • 48/96 EMT compensation: $16-$16.92/hr; annualized salary is expected to be $52,480-$64,353
  • 48/96 Paramedic compensation: $20.10-$30.79/hr; annualized salary is expected to be $65,928-$100,991
  • Medical/dental/vision (employee only premiums covered 100% by employer)
  • Health Savings Account ($1200 individual/$2400 family employer contribution)
  • Flexible Spending Account (medical, limited medical, dependent)
  • 457(b) retirement plan for employee deferrals
  • 401(a) retirement plan with employer contribution (employees who contribute at least 6% will receive 10% employer contribution for first three years of employment)
  • Short and Long Term Disability (at no cost to employee)
  • Life and AD&D (employee only premiums covered 100% by employer)
  • Generous continuing education opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Housing Assistance Program
  • Aflac Supplemental Insurance
  • $1200/year Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Expertvoice discount website
  • Possible cell phone carrier discounts
  • Time Off: Public health emergency order time off as required. Paid sick and safe leave accrues at 4.30 hours per pay period, for an annualized total of 80 hoursVacation accrues at 6.5 hours per pay period, for an annualized total of 169 hours. Accrual rate will increase at 5 years tenure

Please see full job description to review detailed responsibilities, qualification requirements and physical demands of the position.

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