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City of Fort Dodge Paramedic in Fort Dodge, Iowa

The City of Fort Dodge is accepting applications for full-time and PRN status Paramedics. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. The Civil Service entrance examination includes verification of credentials and an oral board interview. Candidates are subject to a background investigation, pre-employment physical and drug screen as provided by Iowa law. Physical Demand Rating: HeavyWork Environment: Uncontrolled Indoor/OutdoorPre-employment Testing: Civil Service testing.Post Offer Testing: Drug and physical screening after contingent offer; proof of immunizations.Personal Protective Equipment: Eye, Face, Hand, Head, Foot, Reflective/Protective Gear and Clothing.General Statement of Duties:Delivers high quality, advanced emergency medical treatment and transportation to appropriate medical facilities within State law, medical direction, division procedures and within scope of practice. Provides oversight and direction for the EMS staff on-duty, and accepts decision-making responsibility for all emergency medical treatment provided. Works closely with patients, families, peers, supervisors, nurses, physicians, other health team members and emergency service providers to ensure quality patient care. Provides economical medical care, health training and safety education to employees, citizens and visitors. Performs other non-emergency medical duties as assigned.Distinguishing Features of the Class:An employee in this class is responsible for providing advanced level of life support and medical emergency treatments to patients at the accident or illness scenes and during transport to medical facilities. Work includes the delivery of high quality emergency patient care, utilizing proper equipment and adequate treatment methods, while exercising sound judgment and decision-making skills. Supervision Received:Works under general direction of the EMS Division Supervisor.Supervision Exercised:None.Essential Job Functions:Oversees and provides quality patient care and emergency medical treatment to individuals of all ages in the pre-hospital setting, as well as Emergency Department, per scope of practice (i.e., EMT-Paramedic), State law, and in accordance with Medical Director approved protocols.Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to critically ill and injured persons. Determines the nature of the illness or injury and makes treatment decisions based on appropriate protocols, techniques, resources, and equipment available to treat the illness or injury. Reports verbally and in writing, observations and medical care of the patient. Provides accurate documentation in patient care reports, in a timely manner, of all emergency medical treatment provided in accordance with established documentation guidelines and quality standards. Ensures EMS call and treatment documentation is sent to the appropriate receiving hospital/medical facility.Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.Assists with routine maintenance, inventory, cleanliness, and readiness of ambulance (e.g. proper fuel, fluid, and tire pressure levels; adequate supplies, medications, etc.); inspects other equipment for functionality and keeps station organized. Reports any damage, problems or malfunctions on the proper forms daily and ensures supervisor is notified of any issues.Provides public safety/education such as, but not limited to: CPR instruction; school visits; blood borne pathogen training; EMS tours, etc.Maintains AEDs located in private businesses as well as City operated locations.Provides stand-by EMS coverage/care at special events.Assists with special projects and community outreach as assigned.Understands and complies with safety and infection control procedures.Duties and Responsibilities:Adheres to City and departmental policies and procedures to accomplish the Citys mission; complies with the established standards for high