Posted: May 22, 2024
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Paramedic

Bryan County Fire and Emergency Services - Richmond Hill, GA
Full-time
Salary: $62,000.00 Annually
Application Deadline: N/A
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The Bryan County Board of Commissioners is now accepting applications for full-time Certified Paramedics in the Department of Emergency Services.  

This position is responsible for responding to emergency scenes to perform basic and advanced emergency medical care and assist with other emergencies that may arise. The Paramedic performs various patient care activities in the pre-hospital setting, in accordance with all rules and regulations set forth by the GA State Department of Public Health.

The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Responds to calls to provide emergency medical assistance to provide basic life support emergency medical care; operates or rides on ambulances in response to emergency calls and in the transport of patients to or from a medical facility; performs primary and secondary patient assessments; determines blood pressures, pulses, respiratory rates, capillary refill, and other vital signs; determines patients’ medical history, complains and symptoms; establishes and maintains open airways; ventilates non-breathing persons; administers cardio-pulmonary resuscitation to victims of cardiac arrest; operates a semi-automatic defibrillator and initiates delivery of shocks when prompted in accordance with local protocols; operates life support equipment. 

Provides advance life support care to critical ambulance patients in accordance with regional and local medical protocols and/or on-line medical control; intubates patients requiring advanced airway management using endotracheal tube and/or esophageal obturator airway; starts intravenous lines and intravenous fluid therapy; administers drugs necessary for the treatment of acute medical conditions pursuant to physician orders; performs other advanced life support procedures upon approval and direction of medical director and/or hospital-based physician/medical control physician. 

Responds to incidents involving hazardous materials; initiates requests for appropriate assistance; may provide emergency decontamination and/or treatment to contaminated victims. 

Responds to incidents involving fire; may provide rehabilitation and medical monitoring to firefighters on scene, provide patient care as needed to responders and members of the public. 

Participate in public fire prevention and fire education programs. 

Inspects and tests ambulances and their emergency equipment; maintains proper inventory of equipment and supplies for EMS units; cleans and sanitizes equipment; ensures that equipment is in proper and good working order, makes routine adjustments and minor repairs/maintenance. 

Completes and maintains accurate records, forms, and reports for various administrative, operational, and training activities. 

Communicates with hospitals concerning care; transfer patients care over to the hospital emergency room. 

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate. 

Communicate with supervisor, colleagues, other departments, the public, and other individuals as needed. 

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED required; Must process a valid driver’s license; Must hold a State of Georgia Paramedic License; Advance Cardiac Life Support and CPR certifications.

Following must be obtained with one year of appointment:

NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800; State of Georgia Fire Life Safety Educator; NPQ Fire and Life Safety Educator; NPQ Hazardous Materials Awareness

Salary 

Annual salary starts at $62,000 with increases based on years of experience.  Fire certified paramedics are eligible for additional increases in base salary . 

Bryan County is an equal opportunity employer, and we endorse the Americans’ Disability Act. Bryan County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity or service.