The City of Dinuba Fire Department is recruiting for the position of Paramedic. This position is responsible under general supervision, to respond to emergencies; to administer Advanced Life Support to and transport sick or injured persons to medical facilities. The City of Dinuba is looking for a Paramedic that can provide customer service and patient advocacy all while serving the community with compassion, professionalism and honor.
Education: Equivalent to graduation from the 12th grade and completion of courses for certification as Paramedic.
License and Certificates: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, valid State of California Paramedic certificate, or National Registry with ability to obtain California Paramedic certificate within one (1) month of appointment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, CCEMSA Paramedic certification within one (1) month of appointment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, Current ACLS certification within one (1) month of appointment.
Possession of, or ability to obtain, Current BLS healthcare provider certification within one (1) month of appointment.
Compensation & Benefits
The annual salary for Non-Suppression Paramedic is *$59,733 - *$72,646. *Annual salary includes 16 hours of overtime per week, based on a 56 hour work schedule)
The City of Dinuba provides an excellent compensation and benefits package which includes:
• 48/96 Work Schedule
• CalPERS Retirement program, 2% at 55 for classic members and 2% at 62 for new members.
• Tuition reimbursement up to $1,000 per fiscal year for work-related study.
• Bilingual Pay of $70 per month (English/Spanish) with successful completion of exam.
• Vacation leave starts at 80 hours annually, increasing to 160 hours annually based on time in service.
• Sick leave accrual of 104 hours per year with unlimited accumulation.
• Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance.
DEFINITION: Under general supervision, to respond to emergencies; to administer Advanced Life Support to and transport sick or injured persons to medical facilities.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Responds to instructions from emergency dispatcher and drives specially equipped emergency vehicle to specified location; monitors communication equipment to maintain contact with dispatcher; removes or assists in removal of victims from scene of accident or injury; establishes Advanced life support treatment, delegates basic life support duties to first responders, basing decisions on statements of persons involved, examination of victim or victims, and knowledge of emergency medical practice; administers prescribed Advanced Life Support at site of emergency or in specially equipped vehicle, performing such activities as allowed by Paramedic certification; communicates with professional medical personnel at emergency treatment facility to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and to arrange for reception of victims at treatment facility; assists in removal of victims from vehicle and transfer of victims to treatment center; assists treatment center admitting personnel to obtain and record information related to victims' vital statistics and circumstances of emergency; attends mandatory continuing education classes to maintain certifications; oversees training and skills of EMT’s; maintains vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenishes equipment and supplies; may assist professional medical personnel in emergency treatment administered at medical facility. Responds to medical alarms while on duty; operates ambulances; administers Advance Life Support; assesses emergency situations and may take charge until higher ranking officer arrives on the scene; performs a variety of routine station maintenance and repair tasks, including the inspection and minor repair of equipment; cleans station quarters and equipment and maintains a clean and orderly condition in and about the station; studies and reviews Fire Department rules and regulations; may perform minor mechanical repairs on equipment; may provide support services to City departments as required; may provide city-wide training on subjects such as CPR, and blood borne pathogens; assists in maintaining grounds around station; performs additional duties as required.
Emergency Medical Services equipment and supplies;
Emergency communication equipment;
Geography of local area;
Emergency medical treatment;
Emergency medical response methods and the operations and maintenance of vehicles and other equipment;
Fire Department rules and regulations;
Emergency Medical Services principles;
Basic supervision sufficient enough to act as Supervisor in the absence of Fire Captain;
Principles of training.
Drive ambulance with care and safety in accordance with traffic laws and ordinances;
Speak on radio and follow emergency instructions;
Analyze circumstances to determine scope of emergency situation and adopt effective courses of action;
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
Think and act quickly in emergencies;
Understand and act in accordance with Department policy and rules, CCEMSA protocols and procedures, and written and oral instruction;
Effectively supervise and lead work of EMTs;
Keep records and prepare reports;
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted during the course of work
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/TRAINING: Any combination of education, experience, and training which would likely provide the required knowledge’s and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain these knowledge’s and abilities would be: Equivalent to graduation from the 12th grade and completion of courses for certification for Paramedic, one year of experience as solo paramedic in emergency system preferred. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.
Licenses/Certificates: Possession of a valid State of California Paramedic License or National Registry with ability to obtain California Paramedic license within one (1) month of appointment; CCEMSA Paramedic certification or ability to obtain CCEMSA Paramedic certification within one (1) month of appointment; Current BLS healthcare provider; possession of a valid California Operator's License issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Ambulance, BLS and ALS equipment, radio, pager, personal computer, phone.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Frequently sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and smell; frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or carry up to 250 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must have stamina to perform strenuous labor for long periods of time and work under stressful and emergency situations. Frequent disruption of sleep. Must be a non-user of tobacco and shall be required to sign a statement affirming that, as a condition of continued employment, employee shall refrain from using tobacco.
Work is performed primarily in Fire Station, vehicle and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts, often in emergency and stressful situations. Exposure to audible alarms and rendering emergency medical assistance, including blood borne pathogens, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils; occasionally near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places; exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level is usually quiet in office settings and loud at emergency scenes.
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