Paramedic- Job Description

FLSA STATUS:         Non-Exempt                                                                

JOB SUMMARY: Reporting to the Shift Supervisor and Emergency Medical Services Director, the incumbent in this position performs professional advanced life support work in operating an approved mobile medical unit, rescuing victims and performing advanced emergency care including the administration of life sustaining treatment to patients on-site and while en route to hospital.


The following statements describe the principal functions of this job and its scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the work load.

  • Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit attendant or driver
  • Performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Basic and Advanced Life Support
  • Administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, syringes and medications, and cardiac monitors/defibrillator/pacers, and performance of intubations/advanced airway management
  • Paramedic trained in approved training programs, certified by the Department of Professional Regulations to perform medical acts, and functioning in an approved mobile intensive care program may do any of the following in accordance with protocols established by their sponsor hospital
  • 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 ambulance service and operation
  • Performs other duties as necessary and required
  • Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements


  • Considerable knowledge of basic and advanced emergency medical procedures and techniques
  • 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 communications equipment
  • Skilled 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 an ambulance 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



  • Requires certification in CPR, ACLS, and EVOC
  • Must be a Florida certified Paramedic
  • Requires a valid Drivers’ License


The following physical activities are necessary to perform one or more essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Holmes County. 

  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, M.A.S.T. pants, syringes, and medications, and cardiac monitors/defibrillator/pacers; two-way radios, mechanic’s tools, etc. Must be able to exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Requires the ability to maintain body equilibrium when bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, reaching and/or stretching arms, legs or other parts of the body, and to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying terrain, surfaces or physical structures.  Physical demand requirements are those for very heavy work.