Livingston County
  • 04-Jan-2023 to 30-Jun-2023 (EST)
  • EMS
  • Howell, MI, USA
  • 17.59-24.77 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefit Package Available - Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, EAP, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, 457, Wellness, Telemedicine

Livingston County was named a 2022 Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press! Based solely on employee feedback, the Top Workplace title is a badge of honor for the County. With over 700 employees serving within 18 departments, 5 elected offices, and 5 Courts, Livingston County's top priority is providing effective and efficient services that improve the quality of life for all of our residents.

About Us:

We are located in Southeast Michigan and are one of the fastest growing counties in Michigan. Livingston County consists of 16 townships, 2 villages and 2 cities. The county contains a diverse mix of rural agricultural areas, historic downtowns, suburban development, lake-side living and large recreational lands. Home to two metro parks (Kensington and Huron Meadows), 3 state recreation areas (Island Lake, Brighton, and Pinckney), 1 state park (Lakelands Trail), 2 state game areas, 1 wildlife area, 2 Livingston County parks (Lutz and Fillmore), and numerous local parks, Livingston County has an abundance of recreational opportunities. Livingston County offers 163 park acres per 1,000 residents, more than any other county in Southeast Michigan.

Livingston County EMS provides both 9-1-1 Emergency Medical Services and non-emergency transportation services in Livingston County Michigan. Livingston County EMS was established in 1970 by the Livingston County Board of Commissioners. Our responsibilities span 584 square miles, that includes 48 miles of highway, 16 townships, 2 cities and 2 villages; with a population approaching 182,000 people.

Our team responds to requests for emergency medical services as part of an ambulance crew. Uses IV and drug therapy and operates emergency medical equipment, providing immediate treatment to victims to alleviate symptoms or suffering. Monitors vital signs and stabilizes emergency patients prior to reaching a medical care facility. Follows written protocol, standing orders or maintains radio contact with medical facility to receive guidance and direction per the Medical Control Authority and it's Director. Performs all functions as required by the Medical Control Authority or it's Director under the EMT license.

Benefits of working for Livingston County EMS:

  • Livingston County is a growing community, a great place to work and to live
  • Centrally located between Flint, Lansing, Detroit and Ann Arbor
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Telemedecine- 100% paid for by County
  • MERS Defined Contribution Plan-401(a) with an employer match
  • Comprehensive BC/BS Medical, Pharmacy, Dental & Vision
  • Optional Voluntary 457 Deferred Compensation plan with an employer match
  • Health & Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid PTO & 13 Paid Holidays.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • $500 annual Wellness reimbursement & $100 incentive for completing your annual physical & Health Assessment.
  • Voluntary benefits such as Accident, Critical Illness, & Hospital policies

Pay Rate Information:

The EMT position is a union position, and starting pay is $17.59/hour with credit given for experience. This position is eligible for step pay increases within our EMS Union Wage Scale. Top end of the current wage scale for this position is $24.77hour.

Essential Functions:

  • Responds to emergency medical calls to render assistance and transport victims to the appropriate medical care facility Knowledge of current company policies, procedures, and protocols.
  • Identifies the injury, illness or condition and render appropriate medical care to alleviate symptoms or suffering. Stabilizes emergency patients prior to reaching the appropriate medical facility by way of standing orders, written protocols or direct radio communications with the medical control staff at the participating medical facility.
  • Thorough knowledge of organization and system interactions.
  • Uses sound judgment and provide excellent customer service to the patients we serve.
  • This list may not be inclusive of the total scope of the job functions to be performed. Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted or modified at any time.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BTLS/PHTLS certified (or within 6 months of hire)
  • Valid motor vehicle operator's license with satisfactory driving record
  • Physically capable of meeting job requirements
  • Excellent clinical and written skills
  • State of Michigan licensed
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Drug and alcohol free per company policy
  • Pass the pre-employment physical exam

Minimum Experience:

  • Upon Hire successful completion of F.T.O. program
  • Within 6 months of hire successful completion of Washtenaw Livingston Medical Control requirement

Physical Requirements:

This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements. Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.

  • Ability to pass physical agility and strength test administered by the department.
  • Ability to carry injured person on cot, backboard and stretcher as part of a two-person team.
  • Ability to carry persons on cot, stretcher, backboard or stair chairs up and down stairs, over rough terrain as part of a two-person team.
  • Ability to lift injured person from floor, from cot to ambulance, from cot to bed and in other lifting situations.
  • Ability to lift and carry various emergency medical equipment weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to perform rescue operations in rough terrain and in hard to reach locations.
  • Ability to safely drive rescue vehicle in all types of weather conditions and at all times of the day or night.
  • Ability to work in cramped body positions.
  • May work in the same position for extended periods of time during extrications.
  • Squatting, stooping, kneeling and reaching to perform rescue operations.
  • Must be able to perform strenuous physical requirements such as CPR, lifting and moving of equipment and patients in a variety of environmental conditions.
  • Must be able to swim at the basic survival level.
  • Must be able to perform required medical skills and techniques, such as bandaging, splinting, establishing an IV, performing endotracheal intubation and other advanced airway techniques, manual defibrillation, pleural decompression.
  • Must have correctable vision acceptable for day and night operation of emergency vehicles, must have color acuity adequate for determination of skin and blood color, and must be able to read medication dosages on drug labels and syringes.
  • Must be able to hear and understand information provided by patients, family or bystanders; must be able to hear breath sounds and accurately determine auscultated blood pressures; must be able to differentiate separate conversations in active, distracting environments; must be able to hear and understand radio traffic when responding with lights and sirens.
  • Must be able to speak and enunciate clearly and at a level audible to others in loud conditions, must be able to speak clearly in stressful situations, must be able to verbally communicate with patients, families and other emergency personnel.

Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to contagious diseases
  • Exposure to extreme changes in temperature
  • Required to work in all types of weather conditions
  • Exposure to persons in various emotional states, as well as under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs

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