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Company: San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
Location: San Ramon
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:


We are accepting and reviewing applications for this Open and Continuous
recruitment on an ongoing basis. You will be contacted if you are selected for an interview.

Want to reach out and serve the community as a highly trained Single Role Paramedic? Interested in doing that as part of a dynamic and progressive fire district?

The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is seeking highly motivated Paramedics who desire to actively support our commitment to providing a high level of service to our community through innovation, training (employees and the community), and cutting edge technology.

This is an outstanding opportunity to become part of our dedicated team of professionals and to be actively involved in taking our District forward through participation in projects, committees, training, and education. We are committed to personal and professional growth and provide opportunities for you to stay current on training requirements, trends, and technology.

Plus, we offer competitive pay, benefits and a great work schedule (See the Benefits tab for additional information).

Work Schedule: Single Role Paramedics will be assigned to a District fire station and primarily work a 48x96 schedule but may also work twelve hour shifts if warranted to better serve the community during peak demand periods.

Compensation: In addition to the base salary, Single Role Paramedics will receive 6% holiday pay in-lieu of holidays off and will also receive FLSA overtime pay for hours worked beyond a 40-hour weekly schedule, estimated at approximately 16 hours per week.


The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is an independent Special District in Contra Costa County responsible for providing a high level of emergency and non-emergency services to the communities it serves. The District's service area encompasses approximately 155 square miles, serving the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon, the southern boundary of Morgan Territory, and the Tassajara Valley. The District serves a population of 192,858. The communities are primarily residential, commercial, office park, and controlled manufacturing, along with wildland areas, protected by nine stations and one volunteer staffed station with 185 employees, and 56 volunteers. Financial oversight and strategic policy direction are provided by an elected 5-member Board of Directors.

Under direction of the assigned Fire Captain provides patient care and ambulance transport services as a member of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District (District) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division.

The non-safety position of Paramedic (EMT-P) works under the direct supervision of the assigned Fire Captain in conjunction with other District Staff and the overall direction of the Operations Deputy Chief. The primary responsibility of the EMT-P is to provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) patient care and transport of patients as a team member of the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District's 911 EMS System.

An EMT-P is required to be able to make critical decisions that impact the safety, well-being, or life of patients and members of the District in stressful situations. The EMT-P is expected to demonstrate sound judgment that demonstrates the highest of ethical and moral standards in the performance of job duties and other situations with and without explicit direction.

This job announcement is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

The incumbent will be required to perform a full range of EMS skills and services, including but not limited to: Operate District owned ambulances and other District vehicles as directed, including driving to and from medical emergencies as part of the ambulance transportation team.

1. Must pass District EMS Academy and all related new hire didactic and skills training with no less than 80% final score, prior to release to single role paramedic status within the District.
2. A licensed Paramedic is authorized to do any of the following procedures utilizing both BLS and ALS level skills during training, while at the scene of an emergency, or during patient care but is not limited to:
a. Evaluate the ill and injured and document findings and actions on a patient care report.
b. Render both basic and advanced life support, rescue and first aid to patients
c. Obtain and document diagnostic signs including but not limited to temperature, blood pressure pulse and respirations rates, level of consciousness, pupil status and electrocardiogram interpretations
d. Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of mechanical adjuncts to advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation and both manual defibrillators and automated external defibrillators (AED)
e. Use the following adjunctive airway breathing aids:
i. Oropharyngeal airway; nasopharyngeal airway;
ii. Advanced airways to include Supraglottic and endotracheal intubation;
iii. Waveform capnography;
iv. Suction devices;
v. Basic and advanced oxygen delivery devices; and
vi. Manual and mechanical ventilating devices designed for pre-hospital use
f. Use various types of stretchers and body immobilization devices
g. Provide initial pre-hospital emergency trauma care
h. Perform basic field triage
i. Transport patients
j. Manage patients within their scope of practice
k. Administration of emergency medications per Contra Costa County
EMS Protocols
l. Lifting patients into ambulances on a gurney
m. Contact and obtain direction from base hospitals regarding patient care
3. Cleans and decontaminates as necessary / directed District equipment, apparatus
and facilities
4. Collection and documentation of patient billing information per District policy
5. Maintains and restocks inventory of ambulance and station EMS supplies
through logistics orders.
6. Performs preventative maintenance inspections (PMI) on assigned apparatus
7. Follows all Federal, State, County, Local, and District laws, regulations, protocols, and policies including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
8. Attend and successfully complete District and hospital training sessions and drills
9. Participates in overseeing operational readiness and cleanliness of apparatus and equipment
10. Performs other duties as directed by District Staff in accordance with the EMS Division
11. Participate in all assigned training
12. Participate in public education/training efforts
13. Serve as a mentor/trainer of new employees
14. Attend District and County meetings as directed


Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of an extensive background investigation, including polygraph, Team test, a psychological evaluation, a thorough medical examination and pre-employment drug screening.

The minimum education or experience requirements may be modified at the sole discretion of the Fire Chief.

Age: Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

The following minimum qualifications are required:

Must possess a high school diploma or GED.
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of California Paramedic License California & ACLS certification at time of conditional job offer.
A current Health Care Provider CPR certification.
Current PALS & PHTLS certifications required by time of conditional offer of employment.
Must possess a valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) issued within the last 24
months, by time of appointment.
Must be accredited as an EMT-P by the Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Agency prior to completion of District EMS Academy.
Highly Desirable Qualifications:
Ambulance work experience
College degree from an accredited university
California State Fire Marshal Accredited Firefighter I Academy
California State Fire Marshal Training Courses
Single Role Paramedics will be expected to participate in the Reserve Firefighter (Volunteer) Program.


Knowledge Of:
1. Applicable Federal, State, County, Local and District regulations, practices, and
2. Principles of emergency ambulance and transportation procedures including first aid,
resuscitator, and gurney operations, including safe emergency work practices
3. Infectious disease control procedures
4. Emergency radio communication procedures
5. Medical terminology and documentation
6. Emergency vehicle maintenance and operation

Ability To:
1. Read electronic and incident maps and follow map directions
2. Work effectively in difficult and hazardous emergency situations and environments and
carry out work assignments as instructed
3. Safely and properly transport patients during ambulance transportation
4. Follow oral and written instructions
5. Communicate effectively with the public and fellow employees


Physical Requirements:

Maintain physical ability and stamina to meet position tasks and responsibilities. Physical abilities must commensurate with the essential functions of the position.

Essential duties described in the EMT-P job description are performed in and affected by the following environmental and operational factors:
1. Operate both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain factors
2. Spend extensive time outside exposed to the elements
3. Work in wet . click apply for full job details

Keywords: San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District, San Ramon , SINGLE ROLE PARAMEDIC, Healthcare , San Ramon, California

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