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Johnson County Human Resources GuideLink Paramedic in IOWA CITY, Iowa

Job Title:GuideLink ParamedicOpening Date/Time: Wed. 03/24/21 12:00 AM Central TimeClosing Date/Time:ContinuousSalary:$21.64 - $25.12 Hourly$1,731.20 - $2,009.60 Biweekly$45,011.20 - $52,249.60 AnnuallyJob Type:Full-timeLocation:Johnson County Ambulance Service 808 S Dubuque St, Iowa City, IowaDepartment:AmbulanceUnder direction of the Ambulance Director, Ambulance Assistant Director, and/or Field Supervisor is responsible to provide paramedic level patient care in accordance with the GuideLink Center and Johnson County protocols and under the auspices of the medical director or medical control physician designee. GuideLink is a night line consisting of 8 and 16 hours shifts. Usual start time are 1500 and 2300.Knowledge of and Ability to:EMS and the operations of the GuideLink Center and an advanced ambulance serviceParamedic level pre-hospital medical care practicesCounty roads, landmarks, use of maps and route planningTraffic laws and regulations in the State of IowaSafe work practices and emergency vehicle operationsEnglish language to include grammar, spelling, sentence structure, and vocabularyAbility to:Be detail-oriented and accurate while performing dutiesOperate an emergency vehicle safely in all weather conditionsRepresent Johnson County and GuideLink Center and perform duties in a professional, responsible and trustworthy mannerOrganize and prioritize multiple tasks and competing prioritiesMaintain strict confidentiality and security of information as appropriateKeep accurate records and reportsInteract effectively with persons from widely divergent backgrounds, interests and points of viewProvide customer service that is courteous and responsiveEstablish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, health care professionals, supervisors, department heads and members of the publicUse a computer for the purpose of data entry, word processing, presentations, email and InternetOperate common office equipment such as calculators, fax machines, photocopiers and multi-line telephonesReceive and transmit messages via a two-way radioHave clarity of speech, hearing, and writing which permits effective communicationFollow oral and written instructionsOrganize and present factual information and ideas clearly and concisely, in oral and written formHandle low to high levels of stress, meet deadlines and solve problems appropriate to the positionPerform heavy manual labor for extended periods of timeLift, move, carry, push and/or pull a minimum of 50 pounds and occasionally up to 125 poundsSit, squat, kneel, crawl, jump, twist, reach, bend, stoop, stand, and step into and out of an ambulanceHave sufficient personal mobility to complete work at various locationsEndure exposure to adverse weather conditions and terrains while conducting field workHandle potential exposure to harmful blood and body fluids, infectious disease, harmful chemicals and drugsHave sufficient manual dexterity to make handwritten notations and which permits moderate use of a keyboard and mouseHave sufficient vision which permits light to moderate production and review of a wide variety of materials both in electronic and hard copy formsWork flexible schedule and occasional overtime as neededMinimum Education, Training and Experience and Special Requirements:High school graduate or equivalent and successful completion of the prescribed course curricula at an approved paramedic program as determined by the Iowa State Bureau of EMS and successful completion of at least 300 hours of classroom instruction, 150 hours of clinical experience, and 150 hours of ambulance/rescue field experience.Special requirements:Must pass background check. Current EMT-Paramedic certification in the State of Iowa and current ACLS provider and BCLS provider certifications. As a mandatory reporter, maintain approved training on child and dependent adult abuse reporting requirements. Valid chauffeurs license and insurable under county liability coverage. Safe driving

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