position: Paramedic – Field Training Officer
Department: Emergency medical service
Salary range: $ 37,484.26 – $ 52,964.28
Opening date: 9. July 2021
Deadline: 16. July 2021
An employee in this class will provide professional life support in the operation of an approved mobile medical unit and in the delivery of advanced emergency care, including life support to patients on-site and en route to a hospital. This position differs from a paramedic in the additional requirements of acting as a supervisor and trainer to new hires, students, and other personnel who require observation or assessment. This position provides individual guidance and observation of new employees and students in the practice of clinical skills.
Duties also include maintaining materials, performing base janitorial duties, various office duties including didactic and clinical training in a classroom or in the field, and other assigned duties. Heavy lifting is required regularly. The work schedule is a rotation schedule of 24 hours on duty / 72 hours off duty. The employee is exposed to the anticipated dangers of emergency rescue, including the risk of exposure to infectious diseases. This position reports to the EMS shift supervisor.
• A high school diploma with a paramedic-level certificate from the NC Office of EMS and one to two years of progressive experience in advanced rescue work is required.
• Must currently be a paramedic with Alexander County EMS for at least three years.
• Associate degree and RSI certification are preferred.
• Completion of additional course work and / or certification, which includes at least one certification in heart medicine, pediatrics and trauma, as well as participation in a recognized teacher workshop.
• Must have a valid NC driver’s license and have good driving experience.
Who we are:
Alexander County is located in the Foothills region of North Carolina and is mainly rural. Bounded by the Brushy Mountains to the north and the Catawba River to the south, residents can enjoy a quiet, more secluded area in the country or a more urban setting with lake life. The county is rich in history and demographically characterized by a small town and several rural parishes. Alexander County is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, elected at large, with a four-year term, with an overall operating budget of $ 43 million and approximately 700 employees. The district offers a wide range of training opportunities, a supportive work culture and an excellent service package.
Applications can be submitted online at www.alexandercountync.gov or by mail to Alexander County Human Resources, 621 Liledoun Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. Applications must be completed in full, a resume should not be used in place of a full application.
After a conditional job offer, pre-employment screening including drug and alcohol tests, criminal background review and investigation is required. Alexander County does not discriminate based on race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, or disability in employment or in the provision of services.