Town of East Millinocket 53 Main Street East Millinocket, ME 04430 Tel: 207-746-3376 Fax: 207-746-3550

Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

Job Title: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - PARAMEDIC
Department: PUBLIC SAFETY - FIRE/RESCUE
Supervisor: FIRE CHIEF / AMBULANCE SUPERVISOR

The Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic provides high quality pre-hospital advance life support that includes patient evaluation, treatment and stabilization to injured or ill patients.  A Paramedic has a comprehensive knowledge base and is able to assess and provide care for a broad range of medical emergencies as approved by Maine EMS Protocol.  The EMT-Paramedic is directly responsible to the Fire Chief/Ambulance Supervisor

TYPICAL DUTIES (but not limited to)

  • Responds to emergency calls as needed.
  • Prepares necessary forms and paperwork as required by the Fire Chief/Ambulance Supervisor and the State. 
  • Abides by State and Regional EMS Rules and Regulations.
  • All ambulances will be cleaned and sanitized on the shift if Ambulances are available and time is allowed.
  • All ambulances that are available during the shift will be checked in accordance to the State of Maine Ambulance Inspection List.
  • Paramedic will respond to all Pre-Hospital runs.  If this skill level is not needed the Paramedic will come back to station for the next emergency.
  • Paramedic will respond with the ambulance in interfacility transfer when this Paramedic License Level is needed and there is at least a basic EMT crew in town to cover any incoming emergency calls.
  • Paramedic will inspect the drug boxes weekly and make sure they are current.
  • Paramedic will respond to all fire calls, per incident commands needs, as a Firefighter or Paramedic.
  • Paramedic will always be in Uniform, will always have turnout gear available.
  • Paramedic will help with fire prevention, home inspections, and any other requests of the Chief, as long as he is always available for ambulance calls.
  • Paramedic will always come to the Chief, if there is a complaint brought to their attention from a citizen or Crew member.
  • Paramedic will be expected to perform all skills allowed by their license.
  • Paramedic will maintain all license requirements and all state and local requirements to perform as a Paramedic-Firefighter for this position.
  • Assist with vehicle and equipment maintenance, station maintenance, public education, public relations, public health safety programs, emergency medical service training, fire training, fire prevention activities, fire suppression, rescue, extrication, hazardous material situations, demonstrations, instructing and any other activity that would benefit the Department, its contracting communities, or the general public.
  • Other as directed or required by the Fire Chief-Ambulance Supervisor.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Comprehensive knowledge of emergency medical methods and ability to apply this knowledge to varied emergency situations.  Comprehensive knowledge of use and operation of a wide variety of ambulance equipment.  Thorough knowledge of geography of the Town.  Good physical condition.

Possession of a valid motor vehicle Operator’s License issued by the State of Maine.

Other requirements:

  • Commitment to public service
  • Applicants must have attained the age of 20 to apply.
  • Be a high school graduate or have passed a high school equivalency exam.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions.
  • Be able to pass a pre-employment physical and substance abuse test. Hold a current License.
  • Preference will be given to candidates having firefighter II and EMT-CC certification.
  • Other duties as required

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING

  • Completion of a standard high school course or its equivalent.
  • Paramedic License:  Current & Valid.
  • AHA, BLS, ACLS and PALS Licenses:  Current & Valid.
  • Maine Class C. Driver’s License:  Must have a satisfactory driving record.  Must possess and maintain during course of employment.
  • Is able to legally work in the United States.
  • Previous experience in fire suppression and/or emergency medical response.
  • PIFT-Paramedic Interfacility Transport Class
  • AVOC/EVOC
  • Pump Specific Training
  • HazMat Awareness
  • NIMS-100, 200, 700

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

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

Physical demands for this job may include frequent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, the ability to lift, carry, push, pull greater than 50 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include near and far sight acuity, depth perception, color vision, field of vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Flexibility is important because of the need to enter and exit vehicles quickly, inspect buildings, climb over and around obstacles, suddenly move out of the way of dangers, etc.

Mental alertness is important because of the need to make fine distinctions and decisions concerning subtle cues to impending danger. Physical and mental demands may change dramatically within a few seconds and tax the maximum of human endurance. Therefore, the employee must maintain a physical and mental state of fitness and readiness that will enable them to handle recurrent contacts and involvement with dangerous and potentially dangerous situations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to maintain the ability to walk up and down stairs, utilize protective equipment, including eye wear, footwear, respiratory aid, hard hat, gloves, and protective clothing, endure moderate exposure to weather, extreme heat and/or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, high level noise intensity, vibration, darkness/poor lighting, moving mechanical parts/hazards, high, exposed places, toxic/caustic chemicals, dirt/dust, odors, and other environmental conditions.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be subjected to electrical hazards, fire hazards and unsafe conditions and may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, hazardous chemicals and materials, intense heat, extreme cold, natural and man-made disasters and hazards associated with working in and near traffic.

The noise level in the work environment varies from moderate to extreme.

HOW TO APPLY

Click here to download a copy of our employment application.

Applications may be submitted by email to acote@gwi.net or mailed to the address below. Please indicate which position(s) you are applying for. Applications must be received by April 10th, 2020 at 4:00pm.

Selectmen's Office
53 Main Street
East Millinocket, ME 04430