Charleston County EMS - Paramedic (Full Time)
The popularity and growth experienced in Charleston County has provided an exciting crossroads in our history. Our team is proud to announce that Charleston County EMS is offering new employees the ability to work in an exciting, rewarding, and dynamic 9-1-1 system. This is part of a continued system expansion of 51 additional employees.
Charleston County is an EMS system that relies on Innovation, Trust, Compassion, Respect and Dedication to provide exceptional customer service to our community. If you have the commitment to help others and want to have a career that makes a difference, now is your opportunity to join one of the finest EMS departments in the nation. Charleston County EMS offers a variety of work schedules that are both static and dynamic.
Full-time paramedics work 12-hour shifts on a rotating schedule. For more information about our operations and employment process please visit http://www.charlestoncounty.org/Departments/EMS/employment-info.php.
To qualify for this position, you must have at least a HS diploma plus 6 months of EMS (ambulance service transport or other patient care) experience along with the following certifications and licensure: NREMT Paramedic (SC DHEC Paramedic by start date), BLS, ACLS, and a valid driver’s license. ITLS or PHTLS, and PEPP or PALS are preferred. The selected candidate must have a valid SC driver’s license within 30 days of hire. The following training is required within 3 months of employment: ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800. Candidates must provide documentation verifying their eligibility credentials along with the completed application. Selected applicants will be required to provide a 10 year driving history, criminal background check, and 3 letters of reference from your current or former supervisors at time of testing/interviews.
In addition to the above, candidates must also be able to: drive an emergency vehicle, have excellent communications skills (in person, over the radio/telephone, and written), work varying shift schedules, perform a wide variety of duties with accuracy and speed under pressure, provide basic life support patient care, follow safety protocols, read maps and find locations within the County, perform calmly in emergency situations, and other EMT related duties. Knowledge must include but is not limited to: laws and regulations of US DOT, FCC, DEA and SCDHEC in regard to the practice of emergency medical services, County and EMS policies and procedures, Charleston County geography, vehicle extrication and rescue principles, patient stabilization, medical terminology, and defensive driving techniques. The paramedic is responsible for providing advance life support patient care, communicating appropriately, ensuring the readiness of vehicles and equipment, maintaining uniforms and stations, attending training, and following safety guidelines and medical protocols.