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We are currently hiring for Battalion Chief, Community CARES Program:

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Community CARES Program Battalion Chief supports existing health services by providing integrated health services in partnership with other health professionals; extends access to health services delivery in under-served and general populations, including primary care, public health, disease management, prevention and wellness, and mental health. May provide advanced-level medical care including evaluation, treatment and stabilization to the ill and injured. These job responsibilities should not be considered as the exclusive standard of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required to meet the needs of TVEMS.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience:
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:
• High School diploma or equivalent required, possession of an associate degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, or a closely related field helpful; and
• Minimum of three years recent EMS management experience; including employee oversight, budget preparation and quality assurance involvement
• Minimum of five years working as a Paramedic;
• Continuous improvement and clinicals as assigned or requested to maintain proficiency in areas of focus for the program.

Knowledge:
Basic office procedures and excellent customer service. The ability to work with others effectively, be self-directed and have an aptitude for details; the ability to work in an unstructured atmosphere. The Materials Manager must be able to perform a variety of duties with minimal supervision and to prioritize work.

Requirements:
Must possess and maintain State Licensure as Paramedic;
• Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications;
• Must maintain a high degree of academic and practical knowledge in emergency paramedicine, and must attend sufficient continuing education classes, courses and seminars both on and off duty to maintain paramedic certification, as required by the State of Colorado;
• Must possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license;
• Knowledge of the street systems, addresses and physical layout of the Thompson Valley Health Services District;
• Knowledge of rescue and emergency medical equipment;
• Skill in performing technical medical skills with a high degree of accuracy;
• Skill in understanding and effectively dealing with emotional and medical needs of patients;
• Skill in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of all units of measure;
• Ability to diagnose and treat a medical emergency with a high degree of accuracy;
• Ability to maintain a professional and objective approach to the care of ill or injured persons;
• Ability to learn new concepts in rescue techniques, medical skills and pre-hospital care;
• Ability to perform basic maintenance of rescue and medical equipment;Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents;
• Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization and resources exist;
• Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and orders;
• Ability to maintain a professional attitude when representing Thompson Valley EMS;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
• Ability to safely drive and operate all Thompson Valley EMS vehicles;

Behavioral Competencies:
Support TVEMS vision and mission. Maintain confidentiality of all work information. Demonstrate an ability to function successfully in a team environment. Exhibit courteous, compassionate and respectful treatment of internal and external customers. Display a positive attitude and flexibility in changing situations. Participate in identifying problems and suggesting solutions.

COMPANY WIDE EXPECTATIONS:
• Refrains from harassing and discriminatory behavior and safeguard employees and the public from the same.
• Follows established confidentiality policies and procedures.
• Follows established safety policies and procedures.
• Demonstrate a positive and constructive attitude toward customers and coworkers.
• Maintains training and education to meet the demands of job responsibility.
• Maintains professional appearance and demeanor.
• Serves as TVEMS ambassador within the community, sharing community concerns and ideas expressed with TVEMS management.
• Represent TVEMS through public relations and public education activities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Performs essential functions of a paramedic:
• Examines, screens, treats and coordinates health services for patients;
• Conducts post-hospital release follow-up care including, but not limited to, monitoring medication, dressing changes, and checking vital signs;
• Observes, records, and reports to physician, patient’s conditions and reactions to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents;
• Conducts patient education, including diabetes prevention/treatment, hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), falls assessment, injury evaluation, geriatric frailty visits, and nutrition;
• Administers patient care consistent with department protocols and physician orders;
• Coordinates appointments and follow-up with physicians and hospitals;
• Attends meetings as requested and available.
• Provides training to personnel;
• Performs other related functions as assigned.
• This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing;

• The incumbent will be issued and must wear department uniforms while on duty and be responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of both dress and safety uniforms, as well as all issued equipment;

WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• The incumbent is required to operate all Thompson Valley EMS vehicles, move medical equipment and extract injured persons from a wide variety of situations involving vehicular, industrial and residential accidents, injuries or illness;
• At times the work requires movement over various types of terrain (hilly, steep, rocky, rough, and/or wet/slippery surfaces);
• The incumbent must be able to carry or help carry someone from the site of the illness or injury to the mode of transportation (vehicle/helicopter) and attend to patient while in transport;
• Be able to perform such full range of body movement as lifting, bending, stooping, kneeling, repetitive keyboarding and extended periods of sitting or standing. Must be able to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance); Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work.
• The incumbent must see, hear and communicate with the patient in order to perform a physical assessment;
• Work is typically performed in 40-hour per week shifts.

Hazardous Exposure Category:
Category I. Involves an inherent potential for mucous membrane of skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues, or a potential for spills or splashes of them. (Appropriate protective measures are required when involved in a Category I task.)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job. This job description is not an employment agreement and/or an expressed or implied employment contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

We are not currently hiring, but accepting resumes for the following positions:

Full-Time Field Paramedic:

The paramedic provides physical assessment and interpretation of patient condition and administers appropriate basic and advanced life support treatment in both non-emergency and emergency situations.  The field paramedic also mentors EMTs.

Required:

State of Colorado Paramedic, ACLS, PALS, BLS provider certifications, ICS 100, ICS 200, NIMS 700

Schedule:

24 hour shifts, modified Kelly

Salary:

$54,000-$85,000

Full Time EMT:

The EMT performs basic life support treatments, inter-facility transfer care, and special event stand-by staffing.

Required:

State of Colorado EMT certification and IV Authorization, BLS provider certifications, ICS 100, ICS 200, NIMS 700

Schedule:

24 hour shifts, modified Kelly

Salary:

$39,000 – $ 61,000

PRN EMT:

The EMT performs basic life support treatments, inter-facility transfer care, and special event stand-by staffing.

Required:

State of Colorado EMT certification and IV Authorization, BLS provider certifications, ICS 100, ICS 200, NIMS 700

Schedule:

Varies, as needed

Salary:

$14.30-$20.31 per hour

Communications Dispatcher:

This position is responsible for answering and prioritizing non-emergency calls, providing superior customer service, dispatching appropriate personnel and equipment and maintaining accurate documentation using computer and recording technology.

Required:

High school diploma or GED; Work experience: call-taking, multi-tasking, customer service and general computer skills.

Required within six months of employment: CPR and EMD certifications (training provided by TVEMS).

Schedule:

12-hour shifts

Salary:

$17.05 – $26.66


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