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FEMS Paramedic Hiring

DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department is seeking Paramedics. Below please find a brief outline of the position.  

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General Job Information

Agency:  DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services, Operations Division

Opening date: Monday, June 10, 2013

Closing Date:   Open until filled.

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union):   This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFGE Local 3721and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Number of Vacancies:   Several

Promotion Potential:   None

Salary Range:  $48,731- $69,998

Tour of Duty:  Rotating Shifts

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade:   CS-0699-09

Duration of Appointment:  Permanent

Brief Description of Duties:  Incumbent travels by Medic Unit in a prompt and efficient manner in response to calls for emergency medical care of critically ill or injured patients. Stabilizes critically ill and injured patients through the application of advanced life support techniques such as intubation, peripheral intravenous insertion, defibrillation, and administration of pharmaceutical agents, etc. Prepares and administers intravenous, subcutaneous, and intravenous medications. Monitors and interprets an electrocardiogram (EKG). Manages emotionally disturbed, alcohol and drug intoxicated, and unruly patients. Drives a medic unit to a specific address or location of an emergency situation, choosing the most direct and expeditious route in a timely and safe manner, maintaining life support care during transportation to the appropriate hospital emergency department.

Specialized Experience:   Experience acquired as a provider of advanced life support medical care performed at a master level competency. Examples: (a) skill in the assessment of presumptive diagnosis; (b) expert in the identification and interpretation of life threatening situations; (c) responsible for decision making of appropriate medical diagnosis; (d) experience in taking patient's medical history and pre-existing conditions; and (e) experience in working under severe environmental and physical conditions.

Basic Requirements:  All candidates for this position must meet the following requirements: (1) Be at least 18 years of age (2) Possess a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency by a recognized department of education; (3) Possess a current valid motor vehicle driver's permit; (4) Pass a physical examination and background investigation; (5) Be National Registry certified AND have (1) year of field experience on Basic Life Support (BLS) unit AND have completed at least 200 hours of Advanced Life Support (ALS) training; (6) Be Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Basic Life Support (BLS) certified; and (7) Be Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certified. ALL APPLICANTS MUST FURNISH A COPY OF EACH OF THE ABOVE REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS  APPLYING THROUGH THE ON-LINE APPLICATION PROCESS MUST MAIL ALL REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS TO THE ADDRESS LISTED ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

Ranking Factors

Ranking Factor #1:   Experience as a Paramedic in an established ALS system, or 911 response district.

Ranking Factor #2:  Knowledge and application of contents of and changes in medical protocols, department policies, procedures, rules and regulations, etc.

Ranking Factor #3:   Knowledge of medical terminology enabling incumbent to communicate correctly with medical and hospital personnel to prepare appropriate medical reports.  Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ranking Factor #4:   Knowledge of the city's general layout, street locations, traffic patterns, location of hospital emergency departments and other medical facilities.

How to Apply

Disposition of Resume:  Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration.  You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

ONLINE: DCFEMS Paramedic Hiring  

IN PERSON:  DC Fire & Emergency Medical Services, Human Resources Division, located in the Reeves Center at 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 100-A,   Washington, DC  20009.

Contact Information:   All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to Erika Evans  at (202) 673-3305.