Walton County Sheriff's Office - Part time Paramedic

Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
TypeCertified
Job TitlePart time Paramedic
Salary$17.79 per hour
Deadline Mar 18, 2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Contacthr@waltonso.org
Location Defuniak Springs , FL
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Job Announcement

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Performs professional advanced life support work in operating an approved mobile medical unit, rescuing victims and performing advanced emergency care including the administration of life sustaining treatment to patients on-site and while en route to hospital.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

 

  • Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit attendant or driver.
  • Performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Basic and Advanced Life Support.
  • Administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, syringes and medications, and cardiac monitors/defibrillator/pacers, and performance of intubations/advanced airway management..
  • Responds to non-emergency calls, such as requests to transport patients from hospital to their homes or from a local medical facility to a specialized medical center.
  • Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical technical work and in ambulance service and operation.
  • Performs other duties as necessary and required.
  • Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Considerable knowledge of basic and advanced emergency medical procedures and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in the emergency care of patients and victims of accidents.
  • Considerable knowledge of extrication, movement of patients, rescue techniques, transportation and psychological needs of a patient.
  • Working knowledge of County geography and of the location of roads and streets within the County.
  • Working knowledge of radio communications equipment.
  • Skilled in diagnosing a victim’s condition and applying appropriate emergency medical care.
  • Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergency situations.
  • Ability to safely drive an ambulance under emergency conditions.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Ability to lift substantial weight.
  • Ability to deal tactfully, courteously and firmly with the general public.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES (CONT’D):

 

  • Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
  • Ability to complete fire school (Firefighter II) within 18 months of hire.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

 

Requires certification in CPR, ACLS, and EVOC; must be a Florida certified Paramedic.  Requires a valid Florida driver’s license.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee successfully to perform the essential functions of this job.  The work environment characteristics are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

 

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, syringes, and medications, and cardiac monitors/defibrillator/pacers; two-way radios, mechanic’s tools, etc.  Must be able to exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Requires the ability to maintain body equilibrium when bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, reaching and/or stretching arms, legs or other parts of the body, and to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying terrain, surfaces or physical structures.  Physical demand requirements are those for very heavy work.

SELECTION PROCESS:

 Applicants will be required to successfully complete:

  • Background investigation which includes but is not limited to:  criminal history, driving history, credit check, and previous employment verification.
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Pre-employment Drug Screen (including nicotine panel)
  • Successful completion of a Physical Abilities Test

As part of the selection process applicants for consideration will be required to participate in an oral interview process.

Applicants must list a valid telephone number and email address on their application and routinely monitor that email address and their PublicSafetyApp accounts.  Applicants are responsible for contacting WCSO-HR to update any contact information.  Failure to respond to future emailed requests for additional information, and/or to submit a complete application and required documents as indicated above may result in disqualification.

The Walton County Sheriff’s Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.  Applicants needing any accommodation because of a disability in order to participate in the application and/or selection process should notify Human Resources staff in advance.  Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.  Applicants claiming Veteran’s Preference must submit a Form DD-214.

Applicants may contact the Walton County Sheriff’s Office Human Resources by calling 850-892-8186 for assistance or additional information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to hr@waltonso.org


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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