Paramedic ERS (Extended Responder Schedule- New Schedule)

August 20, 2023

Paramedic – ERS (Extended Responder Schedule)

To apply:

Our new schedule, ERS (Extended Responder Schedule) will be a 24/48/24/96 schedule. With this schedule you will have a rotation of working one 24-hour shift, then follow that with 48 hours off. You will then work another 24 hours followed by 96 hours off. This will rotate throughout the year allowing you to plan your life around the critical role you play in Greenwood County EMS.

At our core, we are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment, where every member of our team feels valued and respected. This schedule change is just one of the many steps we are taking to ensure the welfare of our staff and the excellence of our services. This new schedule will be implemented once all positions are filled for Greenwood County EMS. We have limited positions opening for EMTs and Paramedics for this new schedule change. Our tentative implementation date will be October 2023.

TYPE: Full Time

SALARY/PAY RATE: Starting pay of $47,277.00 plus additional $693.40 for each year of certification as a Paramedic. (Must be verifiable). Yearly step increases of $693.40 to pay grade max.


GRADE: 116a


State BCBS Health Insurance (rates apply)
Optional Life Insurance (rates apply)
Dependent Child Insurance (rates apply)
Spouse Life Insurance (rates apply)
Dental Plus (rates apply)
Vision (rates apply)
State Retirement System participation
Numerous Ancillary Insurances offered at group rates
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Require High School diploma or GED with prior EMT experience or Associates Degree in EMS

Special Certifications and Licenses:.

South Carolina Paramedic Certification.

Valid South Carolina Driver’s License

Certifications in ACLS and CPR.

General Description

The purpose of this class within the organization is to respond to emergency calls; assesses the condition of patients; makes decisions regarding proper courses of action. Performs South Carolina approved Paramedic skills as allowed by local medical control. Provides basic, intermediate and advanced life support treatment to patients;transports to appropriate medical facility.

Works under general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences.

Essential Functions:

Responds to emergency calls, providing basic, intermediate, and paramedic life support treatment and first aid to patients, as well as transportation to appropriate medical facility. Obtains patient medical history if possible; assesses physical condition of patients and assists in making decisions regarding proper courses of action. Performs such duties as CPR; cardiac monitoring, medication calculation, and administration, splint application; wound treatment; control of bleeding; monitoring and relaying of vital signs; oxygen administration; sterile suctioning; intubation; intravenous therapy; blood glucose monitoring; and esophageal obturator, pharyngeal tracheal lumen, and combi-tube airways.

Extricates victims from wreckage as necessary.

Responsible for chain of control for controlled substances.


Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

Greenwood County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires Greenwood County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.