County Of Sonoma

Santa Rosa , CA
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Sheriff's Rescue Paramedic

County Of Sonoma
Santa Rosa, CA Full-time
Posted on May 4, 2019

Sheriff's Rescue Paramedic Extra-Help

$29.62 - $36.00/Hourly

Minimum Qualifications

Education & Experience: Any combination of education, training and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. Normally, this would include graduation from high school or an acceptable equivalent certificate, two years experience on an Advanced Life Support transport unit as a Paramedic, and at least 400 annual patient contacts prior to the time of appointment.

Certificate: Possession of a valid Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic course completion certificate from a program approved by the California State Emergency Medical Services Authority; and either possession of a standard Local Paramedic Accreditation card issued by Coastal Valleys EMS Agency, or proof of an interim Local Paramedic Accreditation card at the time of appointment. A standard Local Paramedic Accreditation card must be obtained within ninety (90) days of obtaining the interim Local Paramedic Accreditation card.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Background Requirement: Incumbents shall not have been convicted of a felony in this state or any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, or of any offense in any other state or in any federal jurisdiction, which would have been a felony If committed in this state, nor be under current formal probation supervision.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: advanced emergency medicine techniques and protocols; medical and trauma emergencies and appropriate treatment; diagnostic signs; applicable State EMS laws and Protocols; basic anatomy and physiology.
Knowledge of: medical, legal, and ethical issues affecting medical providers; mass-casualty incident management; emergency communication techniques; operation of communication equipment; operation of relevant medical equipment; English grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation and composition.
Ability tolearn and understand Sonoma County Sheriff's Department operations; learn and comply with applicable County of Sonoma EMS Protocols, and Sheriff's Department policies and procedures; understand and follow professional medical staff instructions and to adapt treatment to individual circumstances; provide advanced life support services to individuals in emergency situations; use appropriate medical equipment; work successfully in a law enforcement environment; learn and perform technical cliff and water rescue procedures; swim comfortably in all Sonoma County waterways, including lakes, rivers, and ocean waters; learn the geography of Sonoma County and its environs; meet and maintain weight limitations not to exceed 210 pounds dressed in flight suit and boots, or as otherwise directed by the Department, to ensure compliance with aircraft maximum weight restrictions; work any shift including days, evening, nights, weekends, and holidays; be on stand-by during off-duty hours as assigned and report to duty within 30 minutes, or as otherwise directed by the Department; refrain from activities which might impair the ability to perform assigned duties while on duty or on stand by; exercise tact  and good judgment in dealing with patients, staff and the public; read, write and speak English for successful job performance.