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Town of Brownsburg

Civilian Paramedic

Fire Territory · Brownsburg, Indiana
Department Fire Territory
Employment Type Full-Time
Compensation $50,000

I understand I must participate in and pass all pre-employment phases, including, but not limited to:

  • A Skills Evaluation  (TBA)
  • An Oral Interview (TBA).  This will include a mega code assessment with the Medical Director.  Formal Applications will be given at the Oral Interview.
  • A Background Investigation including drug screen and criminal history (paid and done by BFT)
  • A Medical and Psychological Examination
  • Physical Abilities Test

I understand arriving late to any scheduled event means I will be eliminated from the entire process.

I understand that a valid driver’s license must be presented at each phase of the process.

By submitting this form, I certify the information contained on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge.  I realize my misrepresentation of the facts or my failure to update any information contained on this form may be cause for rejection of this preliminary application.

By submitting this form, I affirm that I wish to be considered for employment as a Civilian Paramedic with the Brownsburg Fire Territory and that I meet the basic minimum qualifications listed above.

I agree to submit any change of name, address, or telephone number in writing to the hiring coordinator at emshiring@brownsburgfire.org.  No phone calls please.

 

Job Title:  Paramedic

Department:  Career Staff

Reports To: Battalion Chief, Captain, Lieutenant

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Prepared By:  Brownsburg Fire Territory

Approved By:  Fire Territory Executive

Board Approved Date:  April 15, 2019

 

Job Summary:

Perform a wide variety of EMS operations and public education while representing the Brownsburg Fire Territory, through the display of professionalism, courtesy, and appropriate tact and discretion in all interactions with other employees and with the public.

 

Minimum Job Requirements (Qualifications):

• High school diploma or equivalent   

• Valid Indiana Drivers’ license maintained throughout employment

• Paramedic certification to the State of Indiana maintained throughout employment

• Valid affiliation with the Brownsburg Fire Territory sponsoring hospital maintained throughout employment

• No prior felony convictions

• Must have IDHS Technical Rescue Awareness certification

• Must have IDHS Hazardous Materials Awareness certification

• Must have NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 certification

 

 Essential Duties:

• Participate in all required department training, meetings, and activities

• Comply with all department rules, regulations, policies, and SOGs

• Communicate with members of the public and department personnel

• Complete all required daily written and/or electronic records and communications

• Ensure proper operational status of all apparatus, equipment and PPE before, during and after an incident

• Respond to emergency/non-emergency incidents

• Operate department apparatus, appliances and equipment

• Provide basic and advanced life support to patients per certification level following established policies, protocols and guidelines as authorized by the medical director and the Brownsburg Fire Territory

• Perform other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge:

• Knowledge of accepted practices, policies, and procedures established within the limits of training, certification, licensure and job description

• Knowledge of verbal and written orders, local, state, and federal regulations within the limits of training, certification, licensure and job description

• Knowledge of basic and advanced life support and basic and advanced life support skills

• Knowledge and use of universal precautions and any other precautions required for all patients

• Knowledge of the role of EMT/Paramedic in the health care community and within the organization

• Knowledge of information, principles, processes and techniques needed to assess and treat human injuries and illnesses within the scope and limitations of certification, licensure and job description

• Knowledge of Fire Department rules and regulations, and SOPs

• Knowledge of structure and function of department and local and county governments, and other emergency service organizations, local, state and federal laws affecting employment practices

• Knowledge of public education programs

• Knowledge of EMS pre-plan procedures

• Knowledge of communication systems and procedures

• Knowledge of department software applications

• Knowledge of emergency vehicle operations

• Knowledge of response area

• Knowledge of all applicable federal, state, and local laws governing the operations of emergency vehicles

• Knowledge of safe use, care, and maintenance of all EMS equipment

• Knowledge of current Hendricks County EMS protocols

• Knowledgeable at the appropriate level in the various aspects of special operations

• Knowledgeable at the awareness level of haz-mat operations

 

Skills Requirements:

• Competently perform basic and advanced life support care within the scope and limitations of training, certification, and licensure and job description

• Comprehension skills sufficient to receive, process, and appropriately respond to information presented in writing, verbally, or visually

• Physical skills sufficient for safe use and efficient maneuvering of patients, and utilization of EMS equipment and tools, with or without PPE

• Reading skills sufficient to read and comprehend printed information that would preclude the use of an interpreter, scanner, or other non-reading device

• Mathematical skills sufficient to apply calculations and formulas in the assessment and treatment of human injuries and illnesses within the scope and limitations of training, certification and licensure and job description

• Writing/typing skills sufficient to effectively complete all required department communications and reports

• Verbal skills sufficient to clearly and accurately communicate oral information

• Grammar skills sufficient to clearly and accurately communicate written/typed information

• Appropriate use of industry specific terminology in all communications

• Skills sufficient to drive and operate emergency apparatus

• Proficient skills in all forms of communication in the English language

 

Abilities/Personal Characteristics:

• Ability to meet clinical and performance objectives adopted by or established by the Brownsburg Fire Territory

• Ability to remain calm and bring order to stressful situations, exercise judgments in unique and ever-changing environments, make quick, appropriate and rational decisions, and perform complex tasks within the scope and limitations of training, certification and licensure, and job description

• Ability to receive, comprehend and appropriately respond to information presented in writing, verbally or visually

• Ability to develop and nurture mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members and other personnel involved with the care of family, friends, bystanders, nursing home staff, medical personnel, public safety personnel, and the general public

• Ability to express compassion for patients and empathy with their family and friends

• Ability to recognize and appropriately respond to the needs and desires of family and friends

• Ability to make rapid decisions and perform tasks in changing and stressful conditions.

• Ability to follow orders, operate under guidance, and work in coordination with other members of a team to accomplish complex and dangerous tasks

• Ability to carry out delegated tasks without continuous supervision

• Ability to carry out delegated responsibilities without continuous supervision

• Ability to objectively evaluate co-workers in accordance with department guidelines

• Ability to function in a communal setting

• Ability to communicate in a clear, calm, respectful manner

• Ability to distinguish coordinates, utilize maps, and accurately distinguish addresses and street signs

 

Physical Requirements:

• Visual acuity adequate to meet industry standards

• Hearing acuity adequate to meet industry standard

• Move across rough terrain and over/around obstacles for extended distances with or without PPE

• Remain stable in precarious positions for extended periods of time with or without PPE

• Stand, walk, climb, stoop, bend, twist, squat, crawl with or without PPE

• Reach above shoulders with or without PPE

• Reach below waist with or without PPE

• Push, pull and lift heavy individuals, objects, tools and equipment, etc., while with or without PPE

 

Working Conditions:

• Operate on a 24-hour shift schedule with occasional required overtime for training, meetings, or staffing needs

• Operate in extreme weather conditions including but not limited to heat, humidity, cold, wind, rain, snow, sleet, ice, lightening

• Operate in environments of loud noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, above ground heights, and in closed or non IDLH confined spaces

• Operate in states of mental and physical fatigue from extended periods of work, and/or deprived sleep

• Operate in and around hazardous conditions such as but not limited to smoke, electrical hazards, unstable structures, traffic hazards, chemical, biological and radiological hazards

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

• Under normal conditions, the Paramedic will have only those duties assigned by his/her station/company officer. While on scene, the Paramedic assumes total responsibility for patient care.

 

Disclaimers:

• This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title

• This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and behaviors of employees in this job

• This job description is not an employment agreement or contract

• The Brownsburg Fire Territory has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice

• This job description is intended to describe the essential functions of the position that a qualified individual must be able to perform, either with or without reasonable accommodation

• Refer to the Employee Handbook for further requirements of Job Descriptions

 

• Any active applications for reciprocity will not count toward required licenses or certifications

 

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  • Location
    Brownsburg, Indiana
  • Department
    Fire Territory
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Compensation
    $50,000