Walton County Sheriff's Office - Community Paramedic

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Job Overview

Department Walton County Sheriff's Office
Job TitleCommunity Paramedic
Salary$52,648 to 58,120 annually (based on experience)
Location Defuniak Springs , FL

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Walton County Sheriff's Office, FL Police Jobs


General Statement of Job

Under direction of the Community Paramedicine Coordinator, the Community Paramedic shall provide integrated health services, extend access to health services in the underserved and general populations, performs technical work in the provision of basic emergency care and transportation, provide advanced emergency medical care (Advanced Life Support) for the acutely sick and injured as defined in Florida Statute 401 and Florida Administrative Code 64J-1 under the direction of a physician, by written protocol or direct communication.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of continuous full-time career service as a paramedic.
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Professionals
    Active Florida paramedic license
    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
    A valid driver license
    16-hour Emergency Vehicle Operators (EVOC) Course is required.
    Able to obtain and complete a community paramedic or a critical care specialty course (CCEMT-P course or approved equivalent) within 1 year.
    Must have working knowledge of all rules, regulations and information that is necessary for successful job performance.
    Must have the ability to exercise sound judgment and prepare clear and concise reports.


Essential Job Functions

  • This list of functions, duties, responsibilities, skills, and physical abilities is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employer reserves the right to assign additional functions and responsibilities as deemed necessary.
    Performs highly responsible duties serving as an advisor to the Community Paramedicine Coordinator regarding the community paramedic program and other clinical needs of the agency.
    Assists the Community Paramedicine Coordinator in developing annual operational goals and objectives and recommending equipment purchases.
    Develop, analyze, and implement budgets, grants, policies, procedures, plans and programs to address health care gaps existing within Walton County.
    Assist the Community Paramedicine Coordinator in maintaining an effective system of records and reports for the community paramedicine program and other clinical aspects. Provides annual appraisals on those program activities.
    Develop and maintain relationships with acute and long-term care providers.
    Reviews patient care reports for compliance with protocols, completeness, and accuracy.
    Assists the Community Paramedicine Coordinator with routine community needs assessments and adjusts the service delivery model of the community paramedic program.
    Meets with both internal and external stakeholders on a routine basis for all programs managed to determine the effectiveness of our current service delivery model. 
    Establishes and maintains the highest level of customer service by providing a positive working relationship with all stakeholders.
    Performs medical quality assurance tasks as specified by the Assistant Fire Chief in charge of EMS.
    Functions as a Paramedic as directed by Medical Director approved Medical Protocols.
    Abides by all laws and regulations regarding storage and handling medications and generating reports.
    Participates in training and mentoring of new employees as needed.
    Responds to emergency calls as required by Sheriff’s Office General Orders.
    Performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Basic Life Support.
    Responds to non-emergency calls, such as requests to transport patients from hospital to their homes or from a local medical facility to a specialized medical center.
    Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical technical work and in apparatus service and operation.
    Studies street and road patterns and networks of the County in order that future runs may be made with minimum difficulty and delay.
    Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements.
    Performs other duties as necessary and required.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Tasks involve the intermittent performance of extremely physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of reaching, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, running, climbing, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of extremely heavy objects (150+ pounds), such as in the event of rescuing or transporting a victim/patient in the performance of rescue operations.
    Considerable knowledge of basic, ACLS, PALS, advanced emergency medical procedures and techniques.
    Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, and emerging trends of modern EMS programs.
    Considerable knowledge of modern medical technology, computer operating systems, and software applications.
    Considerable knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in the emergency care of patients and victims of accidents.
    Considerable knowledge of extrication, movement of patients, rescue techniques, transportation, and psychological needs of a patient.
    Working knowledge of County geography and of the location of roads and streets within the County.
    Working knowledge of radio communication equipment.
    Skills in diagnosing a victim’s condition and applying appropriate emergency medical care.
    Ability to respond quickly and calmly to emergency situations.
    Ability to safely drive agency apparatus under emergency conditions.
    Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
    Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
    Ability to lift substantial weight.
    Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and firmly with the general public.
    Ability to effectively establish and maintain working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and volunteers, supervisors, other Fire Chiefs, and the public.
    Ability to remain clear-headed and diplomatic in stressful situations.
    Ability to provide effective written and verbal communications to supervisors.
    Ability to maintain high morale and discipline throughout the department.
    Ability to be decisive in work setting, a skillful problem solver, a demonstrated team player.


The Walton County Sheriff's Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Walton County Sheriff's Office will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Preference shall be given to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by Chapter 295, Florida Statutes. Applicants claiming preference must submit a Form DD-214.

Please direct questions regarding this position to hr@waltonso.org

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