CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

6B22
FIRE SERVICE PARAMEDIC


GENERAL DEFINITION

This is advanced life support and field paramedical work responding to emergency calls from the public to perform medical assistance with emphasis on the stabilization of patients to permit safe transport to a full-service medical facility. Contact with the general public, the comforting of patients, the reassuring of family and others in the vicinity, and cooperation with fire and police authorities are of major significance to this work. Duties are performed according to standard paramedical practices and established drug therapy protocol. Employees in this class work on rotating shifts are subject to adverse weather conditions, and their duties involve moderate physical effort. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative or technical fire officer.

ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

(The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 3/97.)

NOTE:
Firefighters with one year of experience in the Firefighter class who complete a department sponsored paramedic training course will be considered to have satisfied the training and experience requirements upon completion of the training program and the obtaining of State certification.

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES


PAY RANGE: 350

Class Established: 12/80

Spec. Revision: 3/89

Latest Spec. Revision:
CSC: 11/96, Ad Board: 3/97

MMCa/sb


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 6B22