Paramedic - Civil Service Full Time $16.81 - $25.22 hourly
Description: Sioux City Fire Rescue (SCFR) is an internationally accredited agency serving the citizens and visitors of Sioux City since 1888. SCFR provides the highest level of professional service possible. SCFR EMS Division has an opening for a Paramedic who is looking to be part of our successful team. SCFR operates under the supervision of a contracted medical director who oversees the protocols, continuous quality improvement process and EMS providers working under his/her license. The position provides direct patient care and transport in the prehospital environment and ensures completion of accurate and compliant electronic patient care reports consistent with CADS (Certified Ambulance Documentation Specialist) standards. CADS course is provided during orientation. Additionally, performs non-emergency functions such as injury/illness prevention and other public safety activities. Based upon the current shift schedule, which includes overtime for hours worked in excess of the regular workweek, the average annual wage for starting paramedics is $51,000-$52,500. New wage increases will be in effect July 1, 2021. Opportunities to work additional shifts/hours are occasionally available. Hours of work will vary; the division operates every day. Employee must have a valid Iowa Paramedic Certification at start of employment. Candidates who are not certified in Iowa will need to provide evidence of application for reciprocity within a week of the conditional offer and will be required to provide evidence of Iowa Paramedic certification prior to start of employment. Candidates must pass a Civil Service testing process which also includes a physical agility test prior to being placed on a Civil Service Eligibility List. Job offers are conditional and contingent upon passing pre-employment physical screening (by physical therapist); urine drug screen; physical exam to include lab work, pulmonary function screen, vision screen and audiogram; and a background check. At the City, we value our employees by providing them the peace of mind through an exceptional compensation and benefits package and is committed to the well-being of employees and their families. The competitive benefits include but are not limited to medical and dental coverage, life and cafeteria plan options, generous paid leave time, and IPERS. Our employees are required to reside within 10 miles of the City of Sioux City limits which extends to Nebraska and South Dakota.
Minimum Required Qualifications: Must be able to obtain and possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License by employment start date. Must attach a certified Driving History Record from the Department of Motor Vehicles at the time of application.
Paramedic: High School Diploma or equivalent And Iowa Paramedic Certification or National Registry Paramedic Certification And Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) And Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Preferred 1-3 years of clinical experience in emergency care - Preferred Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) - Preferred Instructor Certifications – Preferred