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Job ID #08-0031 

  • CLOSING DATE:   Deadline Extended to TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008
  •  RATE OF PAY:     $23.00/hr

·         Two (2) years work experience (or four (4) years volunteer experience) as a Paramedic

·         Two (2) years of supervisory experience preferred AND

·         High school graduation or possession of GED, an associates degree in a relevant field preferred AND

·          Current license as a State of Connecticut Paramedic   AND

·         Currently authorized to practice as a paramedic through a Connecticut sponsor hospital AND

·         Current certification in American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (AHA and ACLS) AND

·         Current certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) AND

·         Must have National Incident Management System (NIMS) training, Incident Command System (ICS) training and Hazardous  Materials Awareness training.

·         Possession and maintenance of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license and an acceptable driving record.

All licenses and certifications must be valid at time of application, hiring and throughout employment. Maintenance of these valid licenses is a condition of employment.

At the time of appointment and during employment, Supervisors must meet or exceed medical and physical standards established by the EMS Director.  Supervisors must continue to meet or exceed all requirements for maintenance of State of Connecticut Paramedic license for the duration of employment with the Town. 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  These duties involve responsibility for providing emergency medical services and supervising subordinate employees engaged in providing emergency medical services.  Employees in this position operate specially equipped medical emergency vehicles.  When engaged in providing medical emergency services, incumbents are in two-way radio contact with, and receive direction from, monitoring hospital physicians who provide advice during a time of medical need. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The work is performed under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Medical Services, who makes assignments and reviews work in process and upon completion does related work as required.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervisors will supervise the work of Paramedics, EMT's and office staff.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Will conduct daily review of run reports of all staff for accuracy and completeness. Will assign staff to review, correct or change unsatisfactory run reports. Will inspect rigs for proper maintenance and stocking as well as inspect crew quarters. Will ensure that all check sheets have been completed. Will schedule employees for shifts and will act as a back-up on payroll in the absence of the Director of EMS. Will be subject to call when designated so by the EMS Director. Enforces all policies and procedures of the Department. Operates specially equipped vehicles to respond to medical emergencies and provides advanced life support services to stabilize persons with life threatening problems resulting from trauma or other medical emergencies; Provides medical emergency service to accident or other emergency victims such as extrication, splinting and immobilization, administration of oxygen, suctioning, insertion of airways, hemostasis, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, emergency childbirth, electrocardiogram monitoring, injections, anti-shock suit, defibrillation, etc.; Monitors and transmits vital signs of pulse, blood pressure and respiration and transmits bio-medical information via telemetry such as electrocardiogram; Performs direct medical actions on persons requiring advanced emergency services at monitoring physician's direction such as defibrillation; Administers oral, intra-muscular and intra-venous medications as directed by monitoring physician via two-way radio with the emergency vehicle; Keeps records of emergency calls, patient treatment and problems encountered and solutions rendered in the course of duty;

Maintains equipment on specially equipped medical emergency vehicles in appropriate operating

condition; Participates in emergency medical training of other EMS personnel, police officers, fire fighters and members of the community and coordinates emergency medical services on site; Conducts initial scene assessments and coordinates medical resources on the scene of incidents; Assists the Director with public information/education activities; Teaches CPR classes to staff and public; Conducts in-service training, under the supervision of the Director; Maintains stations in good condition. Regular and punctual attendance.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, walk hear, stand, lift, drive a motor vehicle, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, devices, or controls: reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to lift, climb, push or pull objects and injured/ill persons up to 100 pounds. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate vehicles, computers and office and medical equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, far vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee will frequently work in a motor vehicle. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts, in high precarious places, is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, vibration and electro-magnetic radiation.

The noise level is normally moderate, but will be elevated when sirens are operating.

Employees will work primarily at a station house, on a medical scene, in an ambulance or at a hospital.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:  Thorough knowledge of emergency medical conditions, techniques and procedures; good social skills and general intelligence; good powers of observation; ability to operate bio-medical telemetry and two-way radio equipment; ability to perform calmly and efficiently in crisis situations; ability to maintain records and prepare reports using a computer; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to understand written laws and apply them to specific situations; physical strength ade­quate to lift unconscious patients; ability to operate assigned vehicle in emergency driving conditions; willingness to work nights, weekends, holidays, and assigned shifts; willingness to work with unpaid volunteers who will be performing the same functions as paid personnel; willingness to assist in training activities for both paid and volunteer personnel; willingness not to smoke during "on duty" hours; willingness to maintain vehicles, equipment and station house in good condition; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Employees must reside in Enfield or within 25 miles of the Enfield border within one (1) year from date of appointment.     

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position

Interested applicants apply by January22, 2008.  Applications are available on-line at www.enfield-ct.gov or by calling the Human Resources Department at (860) 253-6345.  Choose ONE of the following ways to apply: 

 (1) mail completed applications or resumes to Town of Enfield, Human Resources Department, 820 Enfield Street, Enfield, CT 06082

(2) e-mail your resume to jobs@enfield.org, or

(3) fax your resume or application to (860) 253-6264. 

The Human Resources Department provides reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).   If you need an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.  EOE/AA/M/F 



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