The City of Austin’s Emergency Medical Services Department provides the 9-1-1 emergency medical response throughout Austin and Travis County, Texas, serving a population of over 2.2 million people. One of the many qualities that makes our organization unique is that we work independently as a third service public safety provider—this means our main focus is on emergency medicine, and our Medics are trusted as clinicians capable of providing excellent patient care in the field. We are looking for experienced Paramedics to join our elite team of providers and help us change the lives of the people we serve. With top notch equipment, over 20 specialized units, and opportunities to promote through the ranks of our organization, there is a fulfilling career waiting for you at ATCEMS!
Successful candidates in this lateral hiring process will be hired straight into the Clinical Specialist – Field (lead Paramedic) rank, which is the second rank in our hiring structure. New hires at this rank will be paid at the base rate for Clinical Specialist – Field (currently $30.03/hour) while completing the required new hire training and credentialing process. Upon completion of this training, each employee will be credentialed to the PL-5 level and cleared to independent duty for the field.
We value the clinical knowledge our providers bring to the organization and fully support expanding that knowledge, whether it is through additional practice out in the field or through a variety of Continuing Education courses offered by the department. Come see why we're one of the most progressive EMS systems in the nation!
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
1. Assesses patients and provides basic and advanced skills and procedures as defined by the Medical Director.
2. Provides patient advocacy and interagency teamwork.
3. Recognizes risk factors, provide resources information and actively facilitate community health pathways for people in the community.
4. Assists in all active patient rescue activities.
5. Completes appropriate patient care documentation and other reports.
6. Ensures that the vehicle and all items of equipment are stocked, clean, and ready for use.
7. Operates an emergency vehicle including responding to emergency scenes and transporting patients to medical facilities.
8. Attends meetings, seminars, and training sessions.
9. Maintains a strong safety focus and follows safety standards and practices.
This position is classified as an “essential” position, meaning you will be required to work during holidays and bad weather (ice storms, flooding, etc.) when the City is otherwise closed.
Licenses and Certifications Required:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS, AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk. ADA Office: (512) 974-3256 TDD (512) 974-3303.
The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.