Coast Life Support District in Gualala, CA

  • Industry: Firefighting - Dispatcher
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $36,370.00 - 59,070.00 / Year*
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Coast Life Support District (CLSD) seeks qualified Paramedics for an Advanced Life Support rural ambulance service. The full-time (FT) opening is a salaried position with Paid Time Off, a monthly health insurance allowance, CALPERS pension enrollment, and optional additional pay for extra duties and projects. The primary work schedule is four to five 48-hour shifts per month. FT salary is depending on experience, shift schedule, and performance. The part-time (PT) position pays hourly DOE and according to shift availability.
In addition to serving as a shift Paramedic, primary duties will involve:

Supervising one ALS ambulance crew and one on-call BLS ambulance crew Assuming a leadership role in ALS and BLS training programs
CLSD is a highly regarded 911 dispatched ALS ambulance service providing emergency medical response for sixty miles of remote northern California coastline. CLSD headquarters are located in Gualala serving the southwest portion of Mendocino County and the northwest portion of Sonoma County. The service area population is approximately nine thousand and surges with tourism over the summer and holidays. Average patient transport times to Santa Rosa exceed two hours, in addition to response times of up to thirty minutes to patient scene. CLSD averages over 500 transports per year. A local Federally Qualified Health Center (designated as an Alternative Ambulance Receiving Facility by both EMSA and LEMSA) provides both primary care Monday through Friday and Urgent Care services seven days a week.
Current ambulance services include: 0900 2100: two ALS ambulances on duty (staffed with a paramedic and an ALS EMT); 2100 - 0900 supported by either two ALS ambulances or one ALS and second-out BLS ambulance (two EMTs on pager with mandatory 15 minute response time).
Administrative overhead includes a District Administrator, Chief Medical Officer, Operations Manager and Business Manager. This is a public agency with primary EMS funding support through a local parcel tax. Due to the geographic isolation and the absence of a hospital within the District, two-hour transports are common. These longer transports result in extended patient care and require skilled paramedics experienced in urban emergency response. We are seeking experienced Paramedics to serve in an autonomous, leadership role with skilled and highly motivated EMS teams that have the following experience and qualifications:

Multiple years of EMS experience in a high-volume urban or suburban EMS system, with a proven track record of high clinical performance and strong organizational support
Certification in PHTLS/ITLS, ACLS, and PALS, at a minimum
California state Paramedic certification and eligible for accreditation by Coastal Valley EMS Agency
Particular consideration will be given to candidates who can bring additional skills to the team, e.g. Training, QA programs, communications, information technology, logistics, community programs, etc.

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Associated topics: emergency department, emt b, emt basic, emt p, life, lpct, paramedic, patient transport, technician i, technician iv

* Estimated salary