General Statement of Duties
Serves as a member of a crew responding to emergency medical calls, administering medical stabilization to patients in the field, and studying and training in the methods and techniques for emergency medical care. Work includes operating a mobile medical unit, applying necessary first-aid to sick or injured persons, and participating in the maintenance of station equipment and quarters. Employee in this class is required to administer drugs, start IV.'s, and perform gastric suction and pulmonary ventilation. (# 798,806,807)
Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. Possession of a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina.
Examples of Work
Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit driver or attendant; performs necessary rescue work; and administers necessary emergency medical care. Starts and maintains intravenous infusion; administers various solutions including dextrose, ringer's solution and normal saline. Relays information regarding patients to doctors and hospital personnel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Working knowledge of emergency medical procedures and techniques. Working knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in the emergency care of patients and victims of accidents. Working knowledge of county geography and of the location of roads and streets within the county. Working knowledge of procedures in extrication, movement of patients, rescue techniques, transportation and psychological needs of a patient.
Minimum Education and Experience
Some experience in emergency medical service work. Graduation from high school, supplemented by required course work in emergency medical techniques; or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
Regular Part-Time position (36 hours per week). The starting hourly rate for this position is $13.73 and after successful completion of the probationary period, the rate can go up to $14.28.