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EMS Medic I - Field (Paramedic Certification Only)

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title EMS Medic I - Field (Paramedic Certification Only)
Job Requisition Number COA077985
Position Number 102791
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Operations
Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma or GED and at least one of the following:
  • Be a recommended member  in the Austin-Travis County EMS Explorer’s Post 
  • One year of full-time clinical experience with certification in Emergency Medical Technician-Basic EMT-B, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician AEMT, or Intermediate EMT-I , including Pre-Hospital, Emergency Room or First Responder 
  • Two (2) years active U.S. military service with any certification (EMT-B, AEMT, or EMT-I) 
  • Certification of an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic


Licenses or Certifications:
  •  Valid Texas Class “C” Driver’s License
  • Texas Department of State Health Services certification as an Emergency Medical Technician- Basic (EMT-B) or higher.
  • Austin-Travis County OMD Credentialed at the Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) level within  nine (9) months from the date of hire 

 




Physical Requirements:

 

  • Ability to don and effectively wear required Department issued personal protective equipment; including but not limited to respirators, protective eyewear, goggles, facemasks, boots, helmet, bunker coat and pants, ballistic vest, protective jackets and gloves. This includes complying with the Department facial hair requirements.  
  • Unimpaired mobility: Must be able to quickly respond to ambulance, must be able to access patients in difficult terrain, must be able to climb stairs, must be able to work in close and dangerous environments such as damaged vehicles, must be able with partner to carry equipment and patients weighing up to 180 pounds. Physical Abilities: Must be able to perform strenuous physical requirements such as CPR, lifting and moving of equipment and patients in a variety of environmental conditions. Must be able to swim at the basic survival level.
  • Motor Skills: Must be able to perform required medical skills and techniques, such as bandaging, splinting, basic airway management techniques, and defibrillation.
  • Vision: Must have correctable vision acceptable for day and night operation of emergency vehicles, must have color acuity adequate for determination of skin and blood color, and must be able to read medication dosages on drug labels and syringes.
  • Hearing: Must be able to hear and understand information provided by patients, family or bystanders; must be able to hear breath sounds and accurately determine auscultated blood pressures; must be able to differentiate separate conversations in active, distracting environments; must be able to hear and understand radio traffic when responding with lights and sirens.
  • Speech: Must be able to speak and enunciate clearly and at a level audible to others in loud conditions, must be able to speak clearly in stressful situations, must be able to verbally communicate with patients, families and other emergency personnel.

 



Notes to Applicants

DON’T BE DISQUALIFEDPLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING NOTES CAREFULLY!

This posting is a reserved for those candidates that currently hold a State Paramedic Certification or License.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A complete and detailed employment application is required for this position. Answer all questions on your application, even if N/A. We require ten (10) years (if applicable) employment history which should include any gap(s) in employment, any volunteer, part-time, or temporary positions (no matter the length of employment). Your employment history must include accurate start and end dates (month/year), an honest and detailed explanation as to why you left the organization, and all information regarding your job duties and responsibilities. The Background element of our hiring process includes an extensive employment history verification. If it is determined that the information provided is not accurate, you will be disqualified from the EMS Medic I hiring process

Pay Range

$19.17 on a 42 hour work week

Hours

An assigned 12 or 24 hour shift schedule to comprise a 42 hour work week.

This position will require you to work in stressful situations, various shifts, and may require overtime to meet business needs.

It is also classified as an “essential” position, meaning you will be required to work during holidays and bad weather (ice storms, flooding, etc.) when the City is otherwise closed.

Job Close Date
06/19/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Emergency Medical Services
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Various locations throughout Austin - Travis County
Preferred Qualifications

Paramedic Certification or License

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Provides pre-hospital and/or out-of- hospital emergency medical care and rescue in emergent conditions & environments.
  2. Provides patient advocacy and interagency teamwork
  3. Assesses patients and perform skills and procedures as defined by the Medical Director.
  4. Assists in all active patient rescue activities.
  5. Completes appropriate patient care documentation and other reports. 
  6. Ensures that the vehicle and all items of equipment are stocked, clean, and ready for use. 
  7. Operates an emergency vehicle including responding to emergency scenes and transporting patients to medical facilities.
  8. Attends meetings, seminars, and training sessions 
  9. Maintains a strong safety focus and follows safety standards and practices.  

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of basic pre-hospital emergency medical care and rescue.
  • Knowledge of radio communication and computer aided dispatch equipment.
  • Knowledge of the operation of medical equipment utilized in pre-hospital emergency care
  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of emergency medical services, customer service principles, patient advocacy and incident management.
  • Knowledge of community health risk factors, resource information and notification pathways. 
  • Skill in emergency vehicle operation.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with EMS employees and other members of the emergency medical services and hospital system.
  • Skill in performing strenuous work under all weather conditions including emergency situations.
  • Skill in map reading and in navigating to call locations under stress and time constraints.
  • Skill in all aspects of emergency vehicle response and other related EMS specialties including principals of incident management systems and Unified Command.
  • Ability to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care effectively and safely in emergent conditions & environments Ability to remember numerous details and quickly recall essential information.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Ability to identify and meet the needs of the patient, family, and support agencies at the scene of an emergency. 
  • Ability to communicate professionally in a manner that conveys care and concern for the patient and family.
  • Ability to don and effectively wear required Department issued personal protective equipment.  

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * 1. A complete and detailed employment application is required for this position. Answer all questions on your application, even if N/A. We require ten (10) years of employment history which should include any gap(s) in employment, any volunteer, part-time, or temporary positions (no matter the length of employment). Your employment history must include accurate start and end dates (month/year), an honest and detailed explanation as to why you left the organization, and all information regarding your job duties and responsibilities. The Background element of our hiring process includes an extensive employment history verification. If it is determined that the information provided is not accurate, you will be disqualified from the EMS Medic I hiring process. Do you understand this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * This position requires a High School diploma or GED and applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you tested in a Medic I hiring process with our department? If yes, please provide dates.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * This posting requires a State Paramedic Certification or License. Do you meet this minimum requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I will by the deadline date
  5. * Have you served in any branch of the US Military, regardless the length of time?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Currently Active
    • Does not apply to me
  6. * Do you have a valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I have a current out of state driver's license
  7. * If you have lived in multiple states and held a driver’s license in that state within the last ten (10) years, please indicate the states below.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Has your driver’s license been suspended for any reason that indicates poor driving behavior or responsibility to comply with state laws within five (5) years preceding the date of application or during the hiring process?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Have you had a conviction for driving under the influence (DWI or DUI) within ten (10) years preceding the date of application or during the hiring process?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Have you received a discharge from any military service branch under less than honorable conditions?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Currently Active
    • Does not apply to me
  11. * Candidates who are participating in the hiring process that were enlisted or have served in any branch of the US Military, regardless of the length of service are instructed to submit a DD-214 document to EMS Recruiting by the application deadline date. If you do not submit this by the deadline date you will not be eligible to receive the additional bonus points if you are successful with the Structured Oral Interview process. Do you understand this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Does not apply to me
  12. * Have you ever been terminated from any private or public safety department (Fire, Police, EMS, dispatch/call center or service, including any volunteer agencies) for disciplinary reasons, to avoid suspension or termination, or having resigned in lieu of termination, resignation during a disciplinary investigation without a final judgment being rendered within the last ten (10) years of the application deadline date?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * If you answered ‘yes’ to the question above, please explain in detail.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Have you illegally used any controlled substance or illegal drug, including marijuana within the last three (3) years of the application deadline date?
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * The City of Austin is a drug-free workplace. As part of the hiring process for this position, applicants selected as finalists will be subject to mandatory pre-employment drug testing. Additionally, EMS Medic-I Field personnel are subject to periodic random drug screening. Are you willing to submit to drug screening as required for employment?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * This position requires a Criminal Background Check (CBI). Do you consent to a CBI?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * Have you ever had a conviction for, or are you currently under indictment or are charged with any felony offense? This includes deferred adjudication and juvenile felony adjudication (A person is considered to be convicted of an offense when an adjudication of guilt is entered against said person by a court of competent jurisdiction, or a plea of guilty is entered) within the last ten (10) years of the application deadline date.
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * Have you been convicted for Family Violence within the last ten (10) years?
    • Yes
    • No
  19. * Have you been convicted of an offense above the grade of a Class B misdemeanor within the last ten (10) years?
    • Yes
    • No
  20. * Are you currently charged with, or have you had a conviction for or a misdemeanor offense involving moral turpitude within the last ten (10) years of the application deadline date?
    • Yes
    • No
  21. * Have you had an emergency medical services certification or license, nurses license, or any other medical related certification or license denied by final order, revoked, or suspended, or voluntarily surrendered such certification or license to avoid suspension?
    • Yes
    • No
  22. * Are you currently prohibited by state or federal law from operating a motor vehicle?
    • Yes
    • No
  23. * To be eligible to test all applicants must meet the Driver's Record standard for New Hires of the City of Austin (having no more than six (6) DRE points) within the last three (3) years. Do you understand this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  24. * This position is classified as an "essential" position, meaning you will be required to work during holidays and bad weather (ice storms, flooding, etc.) when the City is otherwise closed. Will you be able to work this kind of schedule?
    • Yes
    • No
  25. * This position will require you to work in stressful situations, various shifts, and may require overtime to meet business needs. Will you be able to work in this type of environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  26. * Due to working in high risk areas, applicants applying for this position must comply with the departments immunization policy. Can you meet this requirement?
    • Yes, I will comply to the vaccinations required by the EMS department
    • No, I cannot meet this requirement
  27. * Confidentiality Agreement: This recruitment process is confidential and applicants must comply with this agreement to maintain the integrity of the hiring process. Do you agree to protect the privacy of the process by not discussing the specifics of any phases of the testing with other candidates, the public, or any unauthorized persons who do not have a specific or official need to know?
    • Yes
    • No
  28. * Your response to the questions above may disqualify you from continuing in the process. Please take a moment to review your responses to these questions. Have you reviewed your responses to the questions on this application?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume