City of Goose Creek
  • Goose Creek, SC, USA
  • Varies based on experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package including State Retirement, Paid Individual Medical/Dental/Life, Paid Holidays, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Wellness Programs and many other benefits.


City of Goose Creek Fire Department

Paramedic- Specialist

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Paramedic to join our team within our Fire Department. Goose Creek, the municipality that Business Week called the best place to raise a family in South Carolina, is located minutes from the international tourist destination of Charleston, and the pristine beaches of coastal South Carolina. The Goose Creek Fire Department services 45,000 residents within the corporate limits of the City of Goose Creek. Located 30 minutes outside Charleston, the City of Goose Creek offers pay incentives for additional certifications, training, excellent benefits package, SC Retirement plus additional retirement plan options, $5,000 tuition reimbursement program, vacation/sick/holiday paid time off, wellness incentives and much more!

JOB SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for administering advanced emergency medical care, managing various medical incidents, performing exterior fire suppression and support functions. This position reports to the Engine Officer at their assigned fire station.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides leadership during medical/trauma calls by controlling the scene, directing EMT's and making transport decisions;
  • Administer BLS and ALS Care to sick or injured persons in prehospital the setting;
  • Administer drugs, orally, nasally, rectally, intravenously, or by injection;
  • Maintains equipment on medic unit, to include pre-hospital drugs;
  • Ensures all pre-hospital drug quantities are correct and the medications are in date;
  • Conducts daily a daily checkoff of the Ambulance and reports any faulty equipment;
  • Is responsible for the narcotics on the assigned unit, to include their security, and the tracking of their administration and use;
  • Ensures that the station is kept in an orderly fashion;
  • Attends training classes to maintain certification licensure and keep abreast of new developments in the field;
  • Assists with community projects and events;
  • Provides a high level of customer service as a representative of the City of Goose Creek to the residents, visitors of the City of Goose Creek, and the Lowcountry in both emergent and non-emergent settings;
  • Maintains station and grounds, through cleaning and routine maintenance;
  • Utilizes e-PCR software for medical reporting;
  • Instructs CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS);
  • Serves as back up to co-workers;
  • Attends mandatory and non-mandatory training;
  • Works independently with occasional review of work performance or records;
  • Assist with establishing a water supply on a fire scene;
  • Operates exterior handlines and master stream devices on a fire scene;
  • Places ground ladders for access and egress on a fire scene;
  • Assists in the evacuation of fire victims on a fire scene;
  • Salvage work; and
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Full time post-high school employment of at least three years. Non fire service employment and post high school education are applicable;
  • National Registry Paramedic Certification;
  • Ability to obtain SC Paramedic Certification within one year of date of hire;
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification;
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) certification within one-year date of hire;
  • Prehospital trauma Life Support (PHTLS);
  • EMS Vehicle Operator Safety (EVOS);
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Basic Life Support Provider certifications;
  • National Incident Management System certifications (ICS 100, 200, 700; ICS 800) must have within 60 days of; and
  • Valid South Carolina Class E Driver's License or be able to obtain within 30 days of relocation, with a safe driving record.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge
    • The geographical layout of the City and its main infrastructure features;
    • Departmental and City Rules, Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines;
    • HIPPA Guidelines, FLSA, SC DHEC regulations, State and, applicable OSHA regulations;
    • EMS principles and practices;
      • Cardiology
      • Trauma
      • Capnography
      • Medical emergencies
      • Scene management
      • Anatomy and physiology
    • Exterior Firefighting principles and practices;
    • Adult instructional principles;
    • Computers, Microsoft Office, and data entry programs;
  • Skills
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Teamwork
    • Collaboration
    • Problem Solving
    • Critical Thinking
    • Presentation Skills
    • Adaptability
    • Capability to Work Under Pressure
    • Strong Work Ethic
    • Decision Making
  • Abilities
    • Able to follow Rules, Policies, Procedures, and Guidelines;
    • Plan, organize, manage, and administer activities requiring coordination with others;
    • Works effectively with employees, other agencies, and the public;
    • Accepts responsibility to make decisions, delegate responsibility and work with people toward a coordinated effort;
    • Can establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with other employees, other divisions, and the public;
    • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing;
    • Capability to make quick and precise decisions;
    • Can conduct lifesaving procedures, in a high stress environment;
    • Can operate cardiac monitors, ventilators, laryngoscopes, medical equipment, ambulance, extrication tools, hoses, nozzles, hand tools, gas powered tools, ladders, fans, portable monitors, lighting, and computers;
    • Able to use computers and various software programs, to include Word, Excel and ESO to access, retrieves, or input information;
    • Performs effectively in emergency and stressful situations;
    • Understands how to read and follow EMS Protocols;
    • Ability to perform at peak physical effort during emergency, training, or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under the strenuous conditions of heights, heat, cold or smoke;
    • Ability to successfully complete all periodic training drills, including but not limited to in-house fire suppression training drills;
    • Ability to perform vehicle extrication and general understanding of rescue principles;
    • Aptitude to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; and
    • Capacity to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions in written or oral form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The work is heavy and requires exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and up to 50 pounds of force to move objects and the following physical abilities: balancing, climbing, crawling, crouching, feeling, fingering, grasping, handling, hearing, kneeling, lifting, mental acuity, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, speaking, standing, stooping, talking, visual acuity, and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work is typically performed in the field during emergency situations. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, inclement weather conditions, fire, heat and toxic gases. The work requires the use of protective devices, such as masks, goggles or gloves.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Please include copies of required certifications'
  • Departmental testing may be administered during interview;
  • Subject to psychological and physical health screenings;
  • Subject to criminal background check;
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing; and
  • Considered emergency essential position and subject to report to work during any declared emergency situations(s).

The City reserves the right to revise this position description at any time.

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