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Position Description

EMT Intermediate
Working Title EMT Intermediate/Paramedic
Department/Division Emergency Medical Services - Emergency Response System
Job Type Full Time
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Requisition ID:
37539
Work Location:
EMS VA Beach Blvd
Pay Range:
Y.22, $51,000.00 - $79,050.00
Starting Salary:
Minimum of the Pay Range
Work Schedule:
varies
Part Time Hours/Wk:
Job Open Date:
7/22/22
Application Deadline:
8/14/22

Job Duties:

This position may be filled as either an EMT Intermediate or Paramedic depending on the certification and qualifications of the selected applicant.  The associated pay grades and ranges are as follows:

  • EMT Intermediate:  Y.22, $51,000.00 - $79,050.00
  • Paramedic:  Y.24, $56,227.50 - $87,152.63

The starting salary will be at the minimum of the pay range.

EMT-Intermediate Representative Work Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility of the provision of basic and advanced life support emergency medical and rescue activities up to the to the level of Intermediate until relieved by a higher certified provider.
  • Provide supervision and care of patients in the pre-hospital environment including the utilization of monitor/defibrillators, numerous medications, endotracheal intubation, IV therapy, and other associated tasks authorized at the Intermediate level; and perform independently and as a member of the healthcare team in situations involving both basic and advanced life support activities.
  • Direct the healthcare team including certified EMTs and Advanced EMTs in the provision of medical care; work seamlessly with both career and volunteer personnel; exercise leadership and motivate subordinates to incorporate the department and City’s vision and goals for quality service.
  • Safely operate emergency ambulance and other light duty emergency medical response vehicles in emergency and non-emergency modes.
  • Follow all emergency medical services regulations and applicable protocols. Complete reports and documentation accurately, efficiently, and within the required timelines including patient care reports, and equipment and apparatus checkoffs.
  • Provide field evaluation and training to basic life support personnel and Advanced EMTs.
  • Assume initial command of scenes involving multiple patients or complex incidents. Attend classes and perform those activities required to familiarize and maintain currency with the proper practices and procedures of emergency medical services to effect an efficient delivery of services.
  • Effectively communicate and interact positively with coworkers, volunteers, patients, bystanders, citizens and other public safety agency personnel.
  • Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then current workloads and department needs.

EMT-Intermediate Performance Standards

Assume and maintain control of rescue scenes; assume role of attendant-in-charge on all advanced life support incidents requiring Intermediate level care until relieved by a higher certified EMS provider; effectively determine the nature and extent of illness or injury to a patient; effectively administer medical treatment at the level of an Intermediate and transport sick and injured patients to the most appropriate medical facility based upon patient presentation, applicable regional and department protocols, SOPs, and SOGs; direct supporting personnel as required; complete all documentation accurately and within required timelines including detailed patient care reports (verbal and written), equipment and apparatus checkoffs, and other required paperwork; maintain strict confidentiality of all patient information, personnel, and department information both on and off duty per PHI, HIPAA and all other applicable rules, standards, policies, SOPs/SOGs, regulations, and laws; exercise care and responsibility for department equipment and perform basic maintenance of equipment as necessary; attend continuing education; interact tactfully, effectively, and courteously with career and volunteer emergency services personnel, citizens, by-standers, and potential recruits; maintain appearance in accordance with department standards; effectively communicate with patients, bystanders, and members of the emergency health care team; complete evaluations of subordinate personnel; act as field training officer for basic and advanced life support personnel as assigned; safely operate emergency vehicles; effectively participate in and contribute to training drills; discharge all duties according to City policy, department guidelines, procedures, protocols, and EMS regulations; work effectively under the pressure and stress of emergency situations; demonstrate a commitment to support and develop volunteer emergency personnel; effectively mentor basic life support personnel and interns; direct the activities of all personnel on scene in the absence of a formal supervisor.

 

Paramedic Representative Work Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility of the provision of appropriate basic and advanced life support emergency medical and rescue activities at the Paramedic level.
  • Provide supervision and care of patients in the pre-hospital environment including the utilization of monitor/defibrillators, medications, endotracheal intubation, IV therapy, and other associated tasks authorized at the Paramedic level; perform independently and as a member of the healthcare team in situations involving both basic and advanced life support activities.
  • Direct the healthcare team including certified EMTs, Advanced EMTs, Intermediates, and Paramedics in the provision of medical care; work seamlessly with both career and volunteer personnel; exercise leadership and motivate subordinates to incorporate the department and City’s vision and goals for quality service.
  • Safely operate emergency ambulance and other light duty emergency response vehicles in emergency and non-emergency modes.
  • Follow all emergency medical services regulations and applicable protocols.
  • Complete reports and documentation accurately, efficiently, and within the required timelines including patient care reports, and equipment and apparatus checkoffs.
  • Provide field evaluation and training to both basic and advanced life support personnel.
  • Assume initial command of scenes involving multiple patients or complex incidents.
  • Attend classes and perform those activities required to familiarize and maintain currency with the proper practices and procedures of emergency medical services to effect an efficient delivery of services.
  • Effectively communicate and interact positively with coworkers, volunteers, patients, bystanders, citizens, and other public safety agency personnel.
  • Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then current workloads and department needs.

Paramedic Performance Standards

Assume and maintain control of rescue scenes; assume role of attendant-in-charge on all advanced life support incidents requiring paramedic level care; effectively determine the nature and extent of illness or injury to a patient; administer medical treatment and transport sick and injured patients to the most appropriate medical facility based upon patient presentation, applicable regional and department protocols, SOPs, and SOGs, direct supporting personnel as required; complete all documentation accurately and within required timelines including detailed patient care reports (verbal and written), equipment and apparatus checkoffs, and other required paperwork; maintain strict confidentiality of all patient information, personnel, and department information both on and off duty per PHI, HIPAA and all other applicable rules, standards, policies, SOPs/SOGs, regulations, and laws; exercise care and responsibility for department equipment and perform basic maintenance of equipment as necessary; attend continuing education; interact tactfully, effectively, and courteously with career and volunteer emergency services personnel, citizens, by-standers, and potential recruits; maintain appearance in accordance with department standards; effectively communicate with patients, bystanders, and members of the emergency health care team; complete evaluations of subordinate personnel; act as field training officer for basic and advanced life support personnel as assigned; safely operate emergency vehicles; effectively participate in and contribute to training drills; discharge all duties according to City policy, department guidelines, procedures, protocols, and EMS regulations; work effectively under the pressure and stress of emergency situations; demonstrate a commitment to support and develop volunteer emergency personnel; effectively mentor basic life support personnel and interns; direct the activities of all personnel on scene in the absence of a formal supervisor.

Official City Job Description:

Minimum Requirements:

EMT-INTERMEDIATE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any equivalent combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school plus three (3) years of experience as a patient care provider.
Current Commonwealth of Virginia Intermediate certification.
Must be and remain eligible to function as an Emergency Medical Vehicle Operator in accordance with Virginia Department of Health – EMS Regulations and City/Departmental policy.
Must refrain from using all tobacco products on and off the job.
Must have a current and valid driver’s license

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS;
Must be able to work rotating shifts (days/evenings/midnights) including weekends and holidays and be available to work overtime when required to meet operational needs.
Incumbents can expect to be assigned to, and work at, different stations and from different ambulances during medic academy, while being field precepted for competencies, and when assigned a permanent shift rotation after release to general supervision.
Successful completion of a field training program resulting in release to function as a Intermediate under general supervision within sixty (60) days of initial orientation, including required sanctioning by the Tidewater Regional EMS Council. Failure to be released to general supervision within established timeframe may be grounds for employment termination.
This position may require that incumbents wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, steel toed shoes, safety glasses, gloves, or other designated safety attire and equipment in designated areas of risk. Specific requirements will be determined and communicated by the employee’s supervisor based on position assigned.
This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to random drug testing. Positive drug test results may result in counseling and/or discipline, up to and including, termination.
Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the City’s operational status.
Successful completion of a pre-employment physical

PARAMEDIC MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalent plus three (3) years of experience as a patient care provider or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the
required skills and abilities.
Current Commonwealth of Virginia and/or National Registry Paramedic certification.
Must be and remain eligible to function as an Emergency Medical Vehicle Operator in accordance with Virginia Department of Health – EMS Regulations and City/Departmental policy.
Must refrain from using all tobacco products on and off the job.
Must have a current and valid driver’s license

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to work rotating shifts (days/evenings/midnights) including weekends and holidays and be available to work overtime when required to meet operational needs.
Incumbents can expect to be assigned to, and work at, different stations and from different ambulances during medic academy, while being field precepted for competencies, and when assigned a permanent shift rotation after release to general supervision.
Must apply for a Commonwealth of Virginia Paramedic certification via reciprocity within seven (7) calendar days of date of hire if incumbent possesses only a National Registry Paramedic certification.
Successful completion of a field training program resulting in release to function as a Paramedic under general supervision within sixty (60) days of initial orientation, including required sanctioning by the
Tidewater Regional EMS Council. Failure to be released to general supervision within established timeframe may be grounds for employment termination.
This position may require that incumbents wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, steel toed shoes, safety glasses, gloves, or other designated
safety attire and equipment in designated areas of risk. Specific requirements will be determined and communicated by the employee’s supervisor based on position assigned.
This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to random drug testing. Positive drug test results may result in counseling and/or discipline, up to and including, termination.
Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the City’s operational status.
Successful completion of a pre-employment physical

Additional Requirements:

DMV Transcript:  Required
CDL:  Not Required                                       
DOT History:  
Not Required                                                 
CPS Check:  Not Required
Physical:  Required    
Respirator:  Required
Polygraph Review:  
Not Required
Psychological Screening:  Not Required

Attachments Required:  NONE

Preferences:

In addition to the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate for this position will have experience listed in the preferences below. Candidates with the preferred experience should ensure the information is provided in the application.

*Graduation from an accredited college or university with an associate’s degree, or higher, in a related field.
*At least one (1) year experience in 911 pre-hospital emergency medical services as primary patient care provider (i.e., attendant -in-charge) at the level of EMT-Intermediate and/or Paramedic.
*Experience in a combined (volunteer/career) EMS agency; experience working with volunteers.
*Strong verbal and written communications skills.

Special Instructions:

Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete.

Your responses to any "Supplemental Questions", if attached to this requisition, must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified you will not receive credit.

Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.

Special Instructions: Applicants will be reviewed and interviews will occur on an on-going basis until the closing of this requisition. If a qualified candidate is found prior to the closing date, this requisition will be closed.

1. A resume’ is not requested. NOTE: If a resume’ is included with application, the resume’ will not replace the need to complete any field in this application used to evaluate applicant’s qualifications for interview selection. Only information and details entered in the spaces provided on the application will be used to evaluate candidate qualifications for interview selection. Applicants are solely responsible for carefully and completely providing sufficient details in describing current and previous career (and/or volunteer) related duties and responsibilities that are relative to posted EMS Intermediate/Paramedic job descriptions, responsibilities, and preferences.

2. Application fields left blank, lacking sufficient or incomplete details, including to but not limited to work (and/or volunteer) experience, dates of employment, full-time or part-time hours worked, etc., may result in applicant not being selected for an interview.

THIS JOB POSTING SEEKS TO FILL MULTIPLE EMT-INTERMEDIATE/PARAMEDIC POSITIONS AND CREATE A HIRING LIST. Actual job level (e.g. EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic) will be determined on the qualifications of the selected applicant and made part of the job offer.

Applicant: Read and understand all notices and special instructions below. If invited for an interview, it is the applicants’ sole responsibility to bring any documentation required to and to follow any pre-interview instruction. It is recommended to print the completed application to use for preparation if invited for an interview. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to fully complete each section of the application and to provide full details and information asked for. Applications that are incomplete or have information deemed unclear or insufficient may result in not being evaluated for an interview.

Note 1 of 5: This application requires entering information about yourself, your EMS certification(s) and detailing your work (and volunteer) experience. It also requires answering supplemental questions.

Note 2 of 5: This position is classified as Alpha-1 which means you are subject to call-back or hold-over during situations such as a declared “emergency.” You may be required to report for, or stay on, duty and potentially report to a location not your typical workstation and/or perform work not typically done in your permanent position and/or report to a different Supervisor. This could mean nights, weekends and/or holidays and be recalled for greater than a 24-hour period.

Note 3 of 5: Applicants for this position who are interested in other City of Virginia Beach positions are encouraged to apply, however, a separate application must be submitted for each position sought.

Note 4 of 5: Based on established workforce development parameters, and policy, sworn EMS department operational Paramedics may be eligible to receive a 5% pay increase at 3 years of employment, a 10% pay increase in year # 6 and a 5% pay increase in year #9. These increases are in addition to any merit/general increases the City provides to all full-time employees. Rotating shift paramedics are typically prescheduled for 208 hours of overtime each year by nature of their schedule. This overtime is not a guarantee and is not included in the pay plan base pay calculations.

Note 5 of 5: This position is not based out of a “home station.” EMT-Intermediate/Paramedics can expect the possibility of being assigned to different stations, units and sections of the city for each shift as required by the operation needs of the department.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Must be able to work rotating shifts (days/evenings/midnights) including weekends and holidays and be available to work overtime when required to meet operational needs.

Incumbents can expect to be assigned to, and work at, different stations and from different ambulances during medic academy, while being field precepted for competencies, and when assigned a permanent shift rotation after release to general supervision.

If hired as a Paramedic, must apply for a Commonwealth of Virginia Paramedic certification via reciprocity within seven (7) calendar days of date of hire if incumbent possesses only a National Registry Paramedic certification.

Successful completion of a field training program resulting in release to function as a EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic under general supervision within sixty (60) days of initial orientation, including required sanctioning by the Tidewater Regional EMS Council. Failure to be released to general supervision within established timeframe may be grounds for employment termination.

This position may require that incumbents wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, steel toed shoes, safety glasses, gloves, respirators or other designated safety attire and equipment in designated areas of risk. Specific requirements will be determined and communicated by the employee’s supervisor based on position assigned.

This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to random drug testing. Positive drug test results may result in counseling and/or discipline, up to and including, termination.

Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the City’s operational status.

Successful completion of a pre-employment physical required

  • Please complete the application in its entirety. The application is the primary required document used to screen qualifications and years of experience. A resume does not replace a completed application. Fields on the application left blank, including but not limited to job duties, dates of employment, and hours worked, may cause your application to be incomplete. 
  • You will not be able to access the details of this job ad once the closing date has passed.   If you would like to retain this information, please   take a screen shot or  print using your browser's printing capability.
  • ​Your responses to any "Supplemental Questions", if attached to this requisition, must be supported by the information you give us in the work experience section of this application. Be sure you are thorough in describing your skills and duties as you complete the work experience section. If the information cannot be verified you will not receive credit. 
  • Please provide a copy of any certifications or related professional licenses.

 

VRS Contribution:   All full-time employees are required to contribute 5% of annual salary toward their retirement account; in accordance with VRS retirement provisions. This will be handled through a pre-tax payroll deduction.  

Drug Free Workplace:  The City of Virginia Beach maintains a drug free workplace.

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