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ADVANCED EMT (Additional Perks - see below)

Dorchester County

Dorchester County

Summerville, SC, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Please call 843-832-0038 send an email of interest to jcrowder@dorchestercountysc.gov or edavis@dorchestercountysc.gov

The base annual wage is generated from a base hourly rate of $20.63 per hour under the standard rotating 12 hour shift schedule.  Overtime is paid at 1.5 times the hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in a 7 day pay cycle.  Therefore, the estimated base annual wage is $47,202.48.  Additional overtime opportunities for shift coverage may be available per departmental policy.  These opportunities would provide pay in excess of the estimated base annual wage.

The purpose of the class is to respond to emergency calls, provide medical assistance to the sick and injured at the advanced level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Intermediate level and to perform related work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.

• Drives ambulance in response to emergency calls; requests additional resources for the control of incidents as required; and ensures safety at the scene.
• Provides basic and advanced life support and emergency care to the sick and injured; checks vital signs, determines nature and extent of injuries and illnesses, and assists in making decisions regarding proper courses of action; assists in lifting and carrying patients in and out of ambulance, and transports patients to appropriate medical facility.
• Performs such procedures as immobilization and bandaging, wound treatment, control of bleeding, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), IV therapy, advanced airway management, oxygen administration, and others as permitted according to certification; maintains constant awareness of patient condition; identifies and relays diagnostic signs to medical personnel while in route to medical facility; and reports verbally and in writing to emergency room personnel upon arrival.
• Assists with extrication and other rescue procedures as necessary.
• Provides instruction and leadership to lower-level EMTs as assigned.
• Notifies dispatch personnel and Coroner's Office in the case of patient death; arranges for the protection of property and evidence at the scene.
• Prepares run reports to document patient care, response time, compliance with medical
protocol and patient billing information.
• Inspects assigned vehicles and equipment to ensure cleanliness, sanitation, proper condition of equipment and adequate inventory of supplies; cleans and decontaminates vehicles and equipment; and notifies proper personnel of equipment/vehicle maintenance needs.
• Assists in stocking supplies in station and ambulances as needed.
• Performs all work in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations,
medical/emergency protocols and standards of quality and safety.
• Performs general housekeeping duties as required.
• Receives and responds to public inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance in areas of responsibility.
• Performs general clerical work as required including, but not limited to, preparing reports, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, answering the telephone, etc.
• Keeps abreast of new technology, methods and regulations for emergency medical assistance operations; attends meetings, training and continuing education classes as required and/or appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills and maintain certifications.
• May need to be available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response as assigned.
• Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED supplemented by education in emergency medical technology or a closely related field.
Requires at least one (1) year of related work experience.
Special Qualifications:
Must possess a valid state driver's license.
Must complete required coursework and maintain state and national certification Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Intermediate), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) and Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP) certifications; obtain any other certifications deemed necessary by Department Head.
Additional Requirements

Please mail the following to:

Dorchester County EMS
821 West 5th North Street
Summerville, SC  29483
  • Copy of SC Certification
  • Copy of National Registry Certification
  • Copy of a current CPR credential 
  • Copy of EMT or EMT-1 admission testing scores indicating that you are eligible for paramedic training.
  • Three year certified driving record from your current state of residence. 
  • State criminal background record current at date of application. In SC this is available at www.sled.state.sc.us Out of state applicants must obtain this from their state of residence.

Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires sensitivity to change and responsiveness to changing goals, priorities and needs.
Dorchester County has the right to revise this job description at any time. This description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position.  Employees must be available to work 12.25 hours per day.  84 hours in a two-week period 36 one week and 48 the other week.    Typical work hours and days are Monday through Sunday, 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  or 6:45 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.  Must work 40 hours each week to maintain full-time status.  Employees must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays during emergencies or as requested. This is a safety sensitive position and employees holding this position have the responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. This position is subject to random drug testing.