EMS Paramedic I, II, III – Gaston County Government

The mission of Gaston County Emergency Medical Services (GEMS) is to preserve and enhance the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Gaston County by providing superior quality Emergency Medical Service.

Examples of Duties
The duties listed below are not all of the duties that may be assigned but are those that are considered as essential for an employee to perform.
– Provide supervision and technical medical support in the operational readiness of all EMS system responders with lesser certification.
– Responsible for the response and transport of emergency and non-emergency patients to appropriate medical facilities for the
countywide Emergency Medical Services System. Responding to and assisting units that are lower certified and are requesting assistance. – Direct emergency medical personnel at or below the EMT-Paramedic level in the delivery of patient care.
– Following and ensuring compliance with GEMS Standard Operating Procedures, GEMS Medical Protocols, and NCOEMS Regulations,
specifically in the areas of patient care and transportation.
– Complete Patient Care Reports ensuring accuracy and supporting documentation is attached.
– Ensure unit is clean, stocked and in a maximum state of readiness at all times.
– In the absence of supervisor or other more senior medic, provide scene direction and coordination of EMS Operations when responding
to a scene with the ability to assume direct coordination or command of EMS Operations, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a valid NC EMT Paramedic or National Registry Paramedic certification.
Current ACLS, PHTLS, PALS/PEPP, AMLS, and CPR certifications
Valid driver’s license with 3 or less points on driving record
Experience and training in responding and controlling hazardous material incidents.

ASLS certification
NRP certification

Position Specific Requirements:
Associate’s Degree – Paramedic II only
Bachelor’s Degree – Paramedic III only

Pay Scale:
$19.26 – $32.74 per hour (Paramedic I)
$21.24 – $36.10 per hour (Paramedic II)
$22.30 – $37.91 per hour (Paramedic III)

Minimally qualified applicants will start at 25% of the salary range

Candidates selected will undergo a background check. The candidate selected must undergo and pass a drug screening test prior to employment.

Certification Level: Paramedic
County: Gaston
Closing Date (if any):