CHICAGO FIRE DEPARMENT
DUTIES: Under general supervision, a Paramedic responds to calls for emergency medical assistance to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care. Treats sick and injured persons at fire and emergency scenes by assessing the nature and extent of illness or injury and following established protocols. Uses medical equipment and applies paramedical protocols to administer injections of medications and drugs, monitor cardiac patients and perform other required medical procedures. Prepares patients for transport to hospital facilities, placing them on a stretcher or other conveyance devices, lifting and carrying patients as required. Prepares patient care reports and other documents as required. Inspects and ensures that medical, electronic and communications equipment on an ambulance are in proper operating condition. Inspects the operational condition of ambulance and related apparatus and performs routine operator maintenance checks of ambulances. Inventories supplies on ambulance, inspects the condition and quality, and restocks supplies following each run or as required. Ensures safe operation while driving the ambulance and other vehicles to and from emergency scenes and hospitals. May participate in public education safety programs to educate the public concerning fire prevention and safety programs. Attends training classes and participates in company drills relating to paramedic protocols, hazardous materials awareness and operations, extrication and related Emergency Medical Service (EMS) operations. Performs general maintenance and cleaning of Fire Department equipment and general housekeeping of firehouse facilities. Strictly employs universal precautions, proper barrier devices and routine hand washing in the prevention of disease transmission. Performs related duties as required.
HIRING PROCESS: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and attach appropriate required documentation to their application will be placed on a referral list in lottery order. As vacancies become available, applicants will be referred in lottery order to the Chicago Fire Department. Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug screen, medical examination, physical performance test and other pre-employment procedures as determined by the Chicago Fire Department.
FIRE ACADEMY: Paramedic candidates must successfully complete all requirements of the Fire Academy.
APPLICATION PERIOD: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 12:01 AM (00:01) Central Standard Time (CST) through Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 11:59PM (23:59) Central Standard Time (CST).
NOTE: All applications must be completed online. All communication sent to applicants regarding the payment and application status will be sent via e-mail to the e-mail account entered on the application.
THIS POSITION IS IN THE CAREER SERVICE.
CAREER SERVICE CAN BE OBTAINED AFTER SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING A 9 MONTH PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
A current, valid, State of Illinois Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic’s (EMT/P) license AND a current, valid, U.S. driver’s license AND an ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification, AND a CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation) certification are required.
NOTE: Applicants MUST ATTACH a copy of ALL OF THE FOLLOWING AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION.
A current, valid, State of Illinois Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic’s (EMT/P) license
A current, valid, U.S. driver’s license
An ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification AND
A CPR (Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation) certification. Failure to attach these documents will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for this position.
NOTE: If you experience difficulty attaching your required documentation, please call the Help Desk at (312) 744-4976 between the hours of 8:30am (CST) and 4:30pm (CST), Monday through Friday. You can also e-mail your documents to email@example.com It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure the required documentation is properly attached to the application by the close of the application period.
RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT: An employee must be an actual resident of the City of Chicago. Proof of residency will be required at the time of employment.
REGISTRATION FEE: $30.00 per application. The fee payment will be collected at the time of application. After you have completed and submitted your online application, you will receive an e-mail which contains the link to the payment site in order to complete the registration fee payment process. All payments must be received by the last day of the application period which is Wednesday, August 5, 2015. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN TO ANYONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Paying the fee does not guarantee an offer of employment with the City of Chicago. This fee is required by the Municipal Code of Chicago 2-74-020 and is charged to help with the cost of the selection process. Failure to pay the registration fee by the last day of the application period which is Tuesday, August 4, 2015, will result in an incomplete application and you will not be considered for this position.