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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Job Opening Announcement: Paramedic

Position Summary:

This position meets all the requirements set forth by the Kansas Board of EMS for the position of Paramedic.  The Paramedic is expected to meet the urgent health care needs of all patients regardless of age or co-morbidity, consistent with their defined scope of practice.  The Paramedic must be able to exercise considerable judgment, problem-solving, and decision making skills.  The Paramedic provides out-of-hospital medical care to those with urgent needs, and is a component of the overall healthcare system.  The Paramedic delivers care as part of a system intended to decrease the morbidity associated with sudden illness and injury.  Work is performed under general supervision of the EMS Chief, Assistant Chief, Division Chief and/or Captain.

Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).


How to Apply:  Complete On-Line Application at www.HRePartners.com.

Base Rate:  $13.62 per hour depending on qualifications
    Anticipated annual wage of $46,690 (Holidays & OT inclusive)

Date Opened:
  Thursday, July 6, 2017

Date to Close:  Sunday, July 23, 2017

Hours:  Rotating 24-Hour Shifts, evenings, weekends, holidays are required.  Overtime may be required.

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

Additional Information: 
          Kansas Paramedic Certification required.  High School Diploma or GED required.  Current & valid Kansas Paramedic certificate, CPR/BLS provider certification, ACLS certification, Class C operator’s license are required.   Two to three years related experience or training required.  CPR certification required.
          May use equipment (based on competency level) such as but not limited to, defibrillator, electrocardiograph, and performs endotracheal intubation to open airways and ventilate patient.
          Provide basic and advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergency patients that access the emergency medical system in a timely, professional and compassionate manner.
          Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.

          Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screening on all potential candidates.

           Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.
          Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.
           The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions. The County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants and/or employees with a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation to perform the position’s functions.  Requests should be directed to the Human Resources Director.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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