EMS Temp (Part Time)

EMT or Paramedic (EMS)
Currituck County Department of Fire and EMS - Currituck County, North Carolina

Nov 10, 2022


Application Deadline:
Dec 6, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$EMT-Basic: $16.24; EMT-Intermediate/Advanced: $18.65; EMT-Paramedic: $21.63 hourly

Job Description

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent with vocational or technical school training as an Emergency Medical Technician- Basic/Intermediate/Paramedic and firefighter. Firefighter 2 preferred but not required. Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills for the job functions, knowledge and abilities may be substituted; and credentialed by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic/Intermediate/Paramedic as outlined in 10A NCAC 13P.0502 or ability to obtain reciprocity; One year or more of EMS experience in a 911 system preferred. Paramedics are required to have and maintain Basic Life Support, Healthcare Provider (CPR), or equivalent; Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support or equivalent. PHTLS preferred. EMT-Intermediates required to have Basic Life Support, Healthcare Provider (CPR). PHTLS preferred. EMT-Basics are required to have Basic Life Support, Healthcare Provider (CPR).

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, performs skilled and technical work in operating an approved Emergency Medical Service unit for the County Fire-Emergency Medical Services Department, rescuing victims and administering emergency medical care to patients on site and while in route to hospitals. Work involves responding to the scene of emergency and non-emergency calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, and transporting persons to a medical facility. Performs in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and protocols approved by the local medical director at the NC EMT-Paramedic level and must exercise considerable independent judgment to assess conditions of patients and administer appropriate medical treatment. Work is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions, extremes in temperatures, noise, vibrations, exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. Due to the nature of the work, employee is exposed to human blood and is subject to the OSHA requirements on blood borne pathogens. Participates in firefighting activities to include driving fire apparatus, operating fire department equipment, fighting fires and patient extrications. Work is performed under the supervision of an EMS Supervisor and is evaluated through peer review/quality management, observation, and public feedback and performance evaluation. Reports to the EMS Supervisor. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including stretchers, stair chairs, backboards, ladders, various fire hoses, and extrication equipment. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle, including fire apparatus and other emergency vehicles. Must be able to exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 20 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 body, and to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying terrain, surfaces or physical structures. Physical demand requirements are for Very Heavy Work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid driver’s license, Emergency vehicle operator certification or CEVO. Maintain the privilege to practice within the Currituck County EMS system; Technical Scope of Practice evaluation at the level in which they operate. North Carolina residents must obtain Class B Operators license within one year of employment. Employment drug test and criminal background check required of finalist applicant(s).

Additional Information

HOW TO APPLY: Currituck County online application required which may be accessed at https://co.currituck.nc.us/employment-opportunities/. Submit copy of required medical certifications, licenses and trainings. ++OUT OF-STATE++ residents must provide a current driving check with the application in order to be considered. Go to www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/citizen/drivers/index.asp for a Virginia driving record check if you are a resident of Virginia.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18+
  • Education: Reference Minimum Education and Experience in "Job Description" field.
  • Experience: Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills for the job functions, knowledge and abilities.

Must have a valid motor vehicles operator license. North Carolina residents must obtain DMV Class B Operator’s license within one year of employment.

Successfully pass the Technical Scope of Practice evaluation, valid Basic Life Support, Healthcare Provider (CPR) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support or equivalent, 36 hours of continuing education per year.

Emergency vehicle operator certification, CEVO or equivalent Hazardous Material Awareness and Terrorism – Level I.

Successfully complete Incident Command System–100, 200 and the National Incident Management System–700 and 800.

Completion of Bloodborne Pathogens and HIPAA compliance training, and participates in an annual refresher.

Contact Information

Currituck County Human Resources

Currituck County Department of Fire and EMS
Currituck County, North Carolina 27929
phone: 252-232-3228

How to Apply

Completion of a Currituck County online application required which may be accessed at https://co.currituck.nc.us/employment-opportunities/.

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