Company: Livingston County
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Job DescriptionAbout Us:We are located in Southeast Michigan and
are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan. Livingston
County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities. The
county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic
downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large
recreational lands. Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron
Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and
Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1
wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and
numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of
recreational opportunities. Livingston County offers 163 park acres
per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast
Michigan.Livingston County EMS provides both 9-1-1 Emergency
Medical Services and non-emergency transportation services in
Livingston County Michigan. Livingston County EMS was established
in 1970 by the Livingston County Board of Commissioners. Our
responsibilities span 584 square miles, that includes 48 miles of
highway, 16 townships, 2 cities and 2 villages; with a population
approaching 182,000 people.Our team responds to requests for
emergency medical services as part of an ambulance crew. Uses IV
and drug therapy and operates emergency medical equipment,
providing immediate treatment to victims to alleviate symptoms or
suffering. Monitors vital signs and stabilizes emergency patients
prior to reaching a medical care facility. Follows written
protocol, standing orders or maintains radio contact with medical
facility to receive guidance and direction per the Medical Control
Authority and it's Director. Performs all functions as required by
the Medical Control Authority or it's Director under the
EMT/Paramedic license.Benefits of working for Livingston County
- Livingston County is a growing community, a great place to work
and to live
- Centrally located between Flint, Lansing, Detroit and Ann
- Competitive Compensation
- Telemedecine- 100% paid for by County
- MERS Defined Contribution Plan-401(a) with an employer
- Comprehensive BC/BS Medical, Pharmacy, Dental & Vision
- Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan with an
- Health & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
- Paid PTO & 13 Paid Holidays.
- Tuition Reimbursement
- $500 annual Wellness reimbursement & $100 incentive for
completing your annual physical & Health Assessment.
- Voluntary benefits such as Accident, Critical Illness, &
- Employee assistance programPay Rate Information:This position
is a union position, and starting pay is $20.70/hour with credit
given for experience. This position is eligible for step pay
increases within our EMS Union Wage Scale. Top end of the current
wage scale for this position is $29.51/hour with the opportunity to
earn more by participating with some of our specialty teams such as
FTO or MICU medic.Essential Functions:
- Responds to emergency medical calls to render assistance and
transport victims to the appropriate medical care facility
Knowledge of current company policies, procedures, and
- Identifies the injury, illness or condition and render
appropriate medical care to alleviate symptoms or suffering.
Stabilizes emergency patients prior to reaching the appropriate
medical facility by way of standing orders, written protocols or
direct radio communications with the medical control staff at the
participating medical facility.
- As an Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic, performs duties
- Administering drugs and IV therapy.
- Monitors cardiac rhythms and provides electrical
defibrillation, cardio version and cardiac pacing when
- Perform advanced airway management techniques.
- Any other advanced procedures as covered under their Paramedic
license and/or authorized by the Medical Control Authority and its
- Thorough knowledge of organization and system
- Uses sound judgment and provide excellent customer service to
the patients we serve.
- This list may not be inclusive of the total scope of the job
functions to be performed. Duties and responsibilities may be
added, deleted or modified at any time. Minimum Requirements:
- Completion of course from a licensed State Paramedic
- ACLS, and BTLS/PHTLS certified
- Valid motor vehicle operator's license with satisfactory
- Physically capable of meeting job requirements
- Excellent clinical and written paramedic skills
- State of Michigan licensed paramedic
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Drug and alcohol free per company policy
- Pass the pre-employment physical examMinimum Experience:
- Upon Hire successful completion of F.T.O program.
- Within 6 months of hire successful completion of Washtenaw
Livingston Medical Control requirementsPhysical Requirements:This
job requires the ability to perform the essential functions
contained in this description. These include, but are not limited
to, the following requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be
made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or
more of these requirements.
- Ability to pass physical agility and strength test administered
by the department.
- Ability to carry injured person on cot, backboard and stretcher
as part of a two-person team.
- Ability to carry persons on cot, stretcher, backboard or stair
chairs up and down stairs, over rough terrain as part of a
- Ability to lift injured person from floor, from cot to
ambulance, from cot to bed and in other lifting situations.
- Ability to lift and carry various emergency medical equipment
weighing up to 100 lbs.
- Ability to perform rescue operations in rough terrain and in
hard to reach locations.
- Ability to safely drive rescue vehicle in all types of weather
conditions and at all times of the day or night.
- Ability to work in cramped body positions.
- May work in the same position for extended periods of time
- Squatting, stooping, kneeling and reaching to perform rescue
- Must be able to perform strenuous physical requirements such as
CPR, lifting and moving of equipment and patients in a variety of
- Must be able to swim at the basic survival level.
- Must be able to perform required medical skills and techniques,
such as bandaging, splinting, establishing an IV, performing
endotracheal intubation and other advanced airway techniques,
manual defibrillation, pleural decompression.
- Must have correctable vision acceptable for day and night
operation of emergency vehicles, must have color acuity adequate
for determination of skin and blood color, and must be able to read
medication dosages on drug labels and syringes.
- Must be able to hear and understand information provided by
patients, family or bystanders; must be able to hear breath sounds
and accurately determine auscultated blood pressures; must be able
to differentiate separate conversations in active, distracting
environments; must be able to hear and understand radio traffic
when responding with lights and sirens.
- Must be able to speak and enunciate clearly and at a level
audible to others in loud conditions, must be able to speak clearly
in stressful situations, must be able to verbally communicate with
patients, families and other emergency personnel. Working
- Exposure to contagious diseases
- Exposure to extreme changes in temperature
- Required to work in all types of weather conditions
- Exposure to persons in various emotional states, as well as
under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
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