Community Paramedic

  1. Job Description
  2. Qualifications
  3. Job Application

Effective immediately, we will be requiring Covid vaccination as a condition of employment for all personnel who are applying for a position within the Department.

The testing process for this position includes submittal of a City of Port Angeles job application and successful completion of the City of Port Angeles administered oral interviews and MPD paramedic testing process as well as successful completion of the Public Safety Testing written exam and CPAT. All scores are weighted, combined, and rank-ordered to form the eligibility list. Applicants must pass each portion of the exam to be ranked on the list.

Employees hired by the Port Angeles Fire Department are subject to a high standard of legal, moral and ethical behavior. In order to be employed by the Department, each applicant must pass an extensive background investigation, as well as psychological and medical examinations to verify ability to meet and uphold department standards.

PLEASE NOTE:   If you have any questions or concerns regarding the disqualifiers, please contact the Port Angeles Fire Department at 360-417-4650 and ask to speak to Derrell Sharp, Assistant Chief of Operations.

Nature of Work

  • Provides a wide variety of specialized patient care and treatment options under the direct or indirect supervision of a physician or treatment specialist. In the event of life-threatening emergencies, provides care on own initiative to the extent authorized by Clallam County ALS Protocols.
  • Works closely with partnering agencies to schedule field visits with clients.
  • When not conducting Community Paramedicine work, may work as a paramedic as a part of emergency response crew, or may perform other duties as assigned.
  • This position works a 40 hour work week. 

SALARY: 

Salary DOE: $69,378.50 - $94,358.51 annually plus benefits

This position is covered by the IAFF Local 656

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports directly to the Assistant Chief of Operations/EMS.
  • While providing emergency patient care and treatment, paramedic is under the direct or indirect supervision of the Clallam County Medical Program Director.
  • While providing specialized non-emergent care, paramedic works collaboratively with treatment specialists.  May work under direction of supervisors within partnering agencies when doing administrative work directly related to the Community Paramedicine program. 
  • When not involved in Community Paramedicine operations, works under the general supervision of a superior officer.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Rides in or drives vehicle in response to calls for service; physically examines and takes history of patients; formulates plans of treatment and performs therapeutic maneuvers in accordance with standing orders and in collaboration with partnering agency treatment specialists.
  • After consultation with shift officer and duty paramedic, may respond independently to 9-1-1 calls for service that are determined to be non-emergent situations with a very low likelihood of transport.
  • If necessary, after patient evaluation, makes request for patient transport to an appropriate care facility.
  • Conducts post-hospital release follow-up care including, but not limited to monitoring medication, dressing changes and checking vital signs.
  • Observes, records and reports patient’s conditions and reactions to drugs, treatments and significant incidents.  Develops and completes reports.
  • Conducts patient education, including diabetes prevention/treatment, hypertension, CHF, COPD, falls assessment, injury evaluation, geriatric frailty visits and basic nutrition.
  • Maintains emergency aid equipment; replenishes medications and supplies.
  • BLS Evaluator, instructs CPR and EMT training.
  • Makes public presentations regarding the Medic I and/or Community Paramedicine program.
  • Attends meetings as requested when available.
  • Performs routine duties, including maintenance checks and minor repairs to apparatus, cleaning and maintaining station facilities.

To Apply:  Applicants must submit a City of Port Angeles application, cover letter and resume to the HR Office or on the City’s Job Center page (www.cityofpa.us/jobcenter).  Application can be downloaded from the City website or picked up at City Hall. This position is open until filled. 

Applicants requesting “veteran’s scoring status” must submit a copy of their DD-214 at the time of application.

Selection Process:   Applicants will be evaluated on the qualifications and related experience.  Only applicants selected to receive an interview will be contacted.