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About the Organization Nature Coast EMS is located in Lecanto, Florida and is Citrus County's exclusive, not-for-profit, Advanced Life Support 9-1-1 emergency responder and medical transportation provider. Our organization was established on October 1, 2000 and has been CAAS Accredited since 2009.

We work to perform, monitor, and enhance our care with the overall objective of ensuring clinical excellence. It is our county-wide, on-time response that benchmarks our excellent customer service and attentiveness.

We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Voluntary Life and AD&D ($50k of each at no cost to you), and AFLAC, as well as Retirement contributions. There are 11 paid holidays each year, Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual, and access to discounts via Working Advantage.
EOE Statement Nature Coast EMS provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Salary Range  

$3,000 Sign-On Bonus - 50% at the time of hire, the remaining 50% after completing 6 months of employment

Key Responsibilities

  1. Assigned to and serve on an emergency medical care vehicle (ambulance). Responsible for the overall efficient functioning of the unit and the medical care rendered by the personnel of the particular ambulance unit, including the performance of the EMT.
  2. Responsible for daily operations of personnel, quarters, apparatus and equipment assigned to the shift at a particular station. Assures all vehicles and personnel are in compliance with State of Florida guidelines and any discrepancy is immediately reported and corrective actions are implemented.
  3. Must be able to perform and apply all key responsibilities of a Paramedic, and direct employees and volunteer members during medical emergencies to relieve or remove the emergency state.
  4. Oversees and is directly responsible for the patient care entrusted to the extent defined and authorized by the EMS Medical Director and/or on-line physician control, and Florida Law, and continues patient care until relieved by an equally or more highly qualified individual.
  5. Administers Advanced Life Support (ALS) techniques as defined and authorized by the EMS Medical Director and/or on-line physician control and in accordance with Florida Law. May act as the Incident Commander or Medical Sector on a medical emergency scene.
  6. Checks emergency vehicle equipment at the beginning of each shift to ensure proper working order, cleanliness and stock of supplies. Observes throughout the work period and reports need for maintenance, repair or supply shortages promptly.
  7. Responds to medical calls and makes decisions as to the best possible methods of patient assessment and treatment.
  8. Responsible for advising the Operations Supervisor of safety issues and notices of injuries.
  9. Uses proficient terminology and professionalism while maintaining appropriate communications with physicians and/or other medically oriented individuals.
  10. Assumes responsibility for equipment and medications assigned to the station and/or unit during a shift and for ensuring that equipment and supplies are kept clean and in proper working order.
  11. Participates in training activities as necessary. Maintains continuing educational units required for biennial certification.
  12. Maintains accurate and complete record as well as provide ongoing status reports of all functions and projects as assigned. Included but not limited to narcotic control records, monthly station and unit reports, quality assurance, documented review of protocols, procedures, patient care reports, and new equipment.
  13. Promptly completes accurate patient care reports. Ensures billing information is complete, appropriate supporting documents are attached and submitted prior to the end of shift.
  14. Complies with polices, rules and regulations and EMS protocols, and attends training and administrations sessions as required. Participates in educational and public information programs.
  15. Works shifts and call back (and/or overtime) to meet system needs.
  16. Performs other similar and related duties as necessary.
Position Requirements

Key Job Requirements

Education - Required to have and maintain (1) Current State of Florida Paramedic certification, (2) Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification, (3) Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification, (4) 16-hour EVOC (or equivalent) certification, (5) Insurable Florida Class “D” Drivers License (6) ICS 100, 200, 700, 800.

Experience - Trained, experienced and otherwise qualified to drive emergency response ambulances and PRV’s, maintain the appropriate class of drivers license.

Managerial Skills - Has the responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of the EMT, EMT new hires, Citizen’s Academy riders and/or students.

Impact of Actions - Decisions and impact are limited to decisions and planning within a small work group or project team.

Complexity - Work consists of moderately complex procedures and tasks where basic analytic ability is required. Work may involve the comparison of numbers, selection of appropriate guidelines and procedures, or identification of appropriate actions to follow. Answers are usually found by selecting from specific choices defined in work policies or procedures.

Decision Making - Supervision is present to establish general objectives relative to a specific project, to outline the desired end product and to identify potential resources for assistance. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures, interpret precedents, and adopt standard methods or practices to meet variations in facts and/or conditions.

Communications - Requires regular contact within the department and with other departments, outside agencies or the general public, supplying or seeking information.

Physical Requirements

  • Unimpaired mobility: Must be able to respond quickly to ambulance calls, must physically be able to access patients located in difficult terrain and dangerous environments and locations, must be able to climb stairs and other structures, must be able to work in close and dangerous environments, such as without limitation, damaged vehicles and structures on fire, must be able to carry heavy equipment and patients.
  • Physical abilities: Must be able to perform strenuous physical requirements without limitations, lifting and moving of heavy equipment and patients in a variety of environmental and dangerous conditions, exposure to blood borne pathogens, perform CPR and other lifesaving maneuvers. Water rescues require the ability to swim at basic survival levels, and other exhaustive demands in emergent situations.
  • Fine motor skills: Must be able to perform required medical skills and techniques required at their certification level of basic or advanced, including without limitation bandaging, splinting and establishing an IV, perform endotracheal intubation and other advanced airway techniques, manual defibrillation, pleural decompression.
  • Vision: Must have correctable vision that permits the safe operation of emergency vehicles, the reading of gauges, fine print, and figures associated with emergency medical care and treatment; color acuity to differentiate varying colors that may be necessary in providing emergency care and treatment.
  • Hearing: Must be able to hear sufficiently to obtain information provided by patients, family members, bystanders, medical professionals and other emergency personnel; adequate hearing necessary to provide emergency care and treatment in active, distracting environments.
  • Speech: Must be able to speak and enunciate clearly and at a level audible to others in loud conditions. Must be able to verbally communicate in stressful and distracting environments with patients, family members, medical professionals and other emergency personnel.

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