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San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
Single Role Paramedic
Salary: $25.86 – $28.52 Hourly
We are accepting and reviewing applications for this Open and Continuous recruitment on an ongoing basis. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.
Want to reach out and serve the community as a highly trained Single Role Paramedic? Interested in doing that as part of a dynamic and progressive fire district?
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is seeking highly motivated Paramedics who desire to actively support our commitment to providing a high level of service to our community through innovation, training (employees and the community), and cutting edge technology.
This is an outstanding opportunity to become part of our dedicated team of professionals and to be actively involved in taking our District forward through participation in projects, committees, training, and education. We are committed to personal and professional growth and provide opportunities for you to stay current on training requirements, trends, and technology.
Plus, we offer competitive pay, benefits and a great work schedule (See the Benefits tab for additional information).
Work Schedule: Single Role Paramedics will be assigned to a District fire station and primarily work a 48×96 schedule but may also work twelve hour shifts if warranted to better serve the community during peak demand periods.
Compensation: In addition to the base salary, Single Role Paramedics will receive 6% holiday pay in-lieu of holidays off and will also receive FLSA overtime pay for hours worked beyond a 40-hour weekly schedule, estimated at approximately 16 hours per week.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is an independent Special District in Contra Costa County responsible for providing a high level of emergency and non-emergency services to the communities it serves. The District’s service area encompasses approximately 155 square miles, serving the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon, the southern boundary of Morgan Territory, and the Tassajara Valley. The District serves a population of 192,858. The communities are primarily residential, commercial, office park, and controlled manufacturing, along with wildland areas, protected by nine stations and one volunteer staffed station with 185 employees, and 56 volunteers. Financial oversight and strategic policy direction are provided by an elected 5-member Board of Directors.
Under direction of the assigned Fire Captain provides patient care and ambulance transport services as a member of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (District) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division.
The non-safety position of Paramedic (EMT-P) works under the direct supervision of the assigned Fire Captain in conjunction with other District Staff and the overall direction of the Operations Deputy Chief. The primary responsibility of the EMT-P is to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) patient care and transport of patients as a team member of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District’s 911 EMS System.
An EMT-P is required to be able to make critical decisions that impact the safety, well-being, or life of patients and members of the District in stressful situations. The EMT-P is expected to demonstrate sound judgment that demonstrates the highest of ethical and moral standards in the performance of job duties and other situations with and without explicit direction.
This job announcement is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
The incumbent will be required to perform a full range of EMS skills and services, including but not limited to: Operate District owned ambulances and other District vehicles as directed, including driving to and from medical emergencies as part of the ambulance transportation team.
1. Must pass District EMS Academy and all related new hire didactic and skills training with no less than 80% final score, prior to release to single role paramedic status within the District.
2. A licensed Paramedic is authorized to do any of the following procedures utilizing both BLS and ALS level skills during training, while at the scene of an emergency, or during patient care but is not limited to:
a. Evaluate the ill and injured and document findings and actions on a patient care report.
b. Render both basic and advanced life support, rescue and first aid to patients
c. Obtain and document diagnostic signs including but not limited to temperature, blood pressure pulse and respirations rates, level of consciousness, pupil status and electrocardiogram interpretations
d. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of mechanical adjuncts to advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and both manual defibrillators and automated external defibrillators (AED)
e. Use the following adjunctive airway breathing aids:
i. Oropharyngeal airway; nasopharyngeal airway;
ii. Advanced airways to include Supraglottic and endotracheal intubation;
iii. Waveform capnography;
iv. Suction devices;
v. Basic and advanced oxygen delivery devices; and
vi. Manual and mechanical ventilating devices designed for pre-hospital use
f. Use various types of stretchers and body immobilization devices
g. Provide initial pre-hospital emergency trauma care
h. Perform basic field triage
i. Transport patients
j. Manage patients within their scope of practice
k. Administration of emergency medications per Contra Costa County
l. Lifting patients into ambulances on a gurney
m. Contact and obtain direction from base hospitals regarding patient care
3. Cleans and decontaminates as necessary / directed District equipment, apparatus
4. Collection and documentation of patient billing information per District policy
5. Maintains and restocks inventory of ambulance and station EMS supplies
through logistics orders.
6. Performs preventative maintenance inspections (PMI) on assigned apparatus
7. Follows all Federal, State, County, Local, and District laws, regulations, protocols, and policies including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
8. Attend and successfully complete District and hospital training sessions and drills
9. Participates in overseeing operational readiness and cleanliness of apparatus and equipment
10. Performs other duties as directed by District Staff in accordance with the EMS Division
11. Participate in all assigned training
12. Participate in public education/training efforts
13. Serve as a mentor/trainer of new employees
14. Attend District and County meetings as directed
Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of an extensive background investigation, including polygraph, Team test, a psychological evaluation, a thorough medical examination and pre-employment drug screening.
The minimum education or experience requirements may be modified at the sole discretion of the Fire Chief.
Age: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
The following minimum qualifications are required:
Please attach a copy of the certificate to the application:
1. Must possess a high school diploma or GED
2. Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of California Paramedic License California – If you have it, attach a copy to the application.
3. ACLS certification
4. A current Health Care Provider CPR certification
5. Current PALS or PEPP certification
6. Current PHTLS or ITLS certification
7. Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) issued within the last 24 months
8. Must be accredited as an EMT-P by the Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Agency prior to completion of District EMS Academy
Highly Desirable Qualifications:
• Ambulance work experience
• College degree from an accredited university
• California State Fire Marshal Accredited Firefighter I Academy
• California State Fire Marshal Training Courses
Single Role Paramedics will be expected to participate in the Reserve Firefighter (Volunteer) Program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
1. Applicable Federal, State, County, Local and District regulations, practices, and
2. Principles of emergency ambulance and transportation procedures including first aid,
resuscitator, and gurney operations, including safe emergency work practices
3. Infectious disease control procedures
4. Emergency radio communication procedures
5. Medical terminology and documentation
6. Emergency vehicle maintenance and operation
1. Read electronic and incident maps and follow map directions
2. Work effectively in difficult and hazardous emergency situations and environments and
carry out work assignments as instructed
3. Safely and properly transport patients during ambulance transportation
4. Follow oral and written instructions
5. Communicate effectively with the public and fellow employees
Maintain physical ability and stamina to meet position tasks and responsibilities. Physical abilities must commensurate with the essential functions of the position.
Essential duties described in the EMT–P job description are performed in and affected by the following environmental and operational factors:
1. Operate both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain factors
2. Spend extensive time outside exposed to the elements
3. Work in wet, icy, or muddy areas
4. Perform a variety of tasks on slippery, hazardous surfaces such as on roadways
5. Work in areas where sustaining traumatic or thermal injuries are possible
6. Face exposure due to working in proximity to emergency scenes where carcinogenic dust such as asbestos, toxic substances such as hydrogen cyanide, acids, carbon monoxide, or organic solvents are present either through inhalation or skin contact
7. Face exposure to infectious agents such as but not limited to Hepatitis B or HIV
8. Wear designated personal protective equipment while performing essential functions
9. Perform complex tasks during life-threatening emergencies
10. Work for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration
11. Face life and death decision during emergency conditions
12. Exposed to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma and burn victims
13. Make rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods
14. Operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, at heights, and in enclosed or confined spaces
15. Rely on senses of sight, hearing, smells, and touch to help determine the nature of the emergency, maintain personal safety, and make critical decisions in a confused, chaotic, and potentially life-threatening environment throughout the duration of the incident.
Possession of and ability to maintain a current valid California Driver’s License, Class C, is a
condition of employment.
The Single Role Paramedic is a three (3) year limited term position. The term of employment may be extended at the discretion of the Fire Chief.
The Paramedic position is expected to transition into the Firefighter/Paramedic position within the three (3) year term. Employees transitioning into the rank of Firefighter/Paramedic must possess (a) Paramedic License accredited in California and in good standing with the District, (b) Six month appraisal with satisfactory scores as a Paramedic, (c) CPAT card that is valid within 24 months of the final filing date for Firefighter/Paramedic as determined by the District, (d) receive a passing score in an interview process (e) Completion of a California State Fire Marshal Accredited Firefighter I Academy.
This is a Department of Health and Human Services Category I position. Tasks involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.
Your employment is subject to an 18-month probationary period, commencing upon date of hire.
The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract or offer.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates must apply online through Government Jobs at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/srvfire.
The application and required certification documents must be completed and submitted together.
Candidates considered for employment will be required to undergo an extensive background investigation, including polygraph, Team test, a psychological evaluation, a thorough medical examination and a pre-employment drug screening.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special accommodations be necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Division at (925) 838-5150.
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply for this job please visit www.governmentjobs.com.