Sec­tion 1.  Work Week.  The work week shall be set as fol­lows.  Twen­­ty-four (24) hours on shift and forty-eight (48) hours off for all employees.

Sec­tion 2.  Over­time.  All hours worked in excess of forty (40) hours a week shall be com­pen­sat­ed at the rate of one and one-half (1 ½) times the nor­mal rate of pay.  Over­time shall be dis­trib­uted as equal­ly as pos­si­ble among those qual­i­fied and licensed to per­form spe­cial­ized tasks.  In order to main­tain appro­pri­ate staffing lev­els, it is under­stood that over­time is not voluntary.

Sec­tion 3.  Team Cap­tains.  There shall be a Team Cap­tain des­ig­nat­ed by the Direc­tor or his designee for each shift team accord­ing to qual­i­fi­ca­tions and senior­i­ty as defined in this Agree­ment.  Qual­i­fi­ca­tions for Team Cap­tain shall include a min­i­mum of inter­me­di­ate or para­medic skills and appro­pri­ate licens­es.  Also the abil­i­ty to per­form and demon­strate pro­fi­cien­cy in sys­tem pro­to­cols and guide­lines at the ALS lev­el of care.

(A) Duties and Respon­si­bil­i­ties.  Team Cap­tains shall have the fol­low­ing duties and responsibilities:

1. Each Team Cap­tain shall have author­i­ty over and direct super­vi­sion of his or her assigned shift team.  In the absence of the Direc­tor or his Assis­tant, the Team Cap­tain shall have the author­i­ty to make bind­ing deci­sions as to the oper­a­tion of his or her crew, and shall oth­er­wise 
enforce the orders, direc­tives, and/or poli­cies of the Union Coun­ty Ambu­lance Ser­vice.  All direc­tives or orders issued by the Team Cap­tain shall have the same force and effect as if issued by the Direc­tor and/or Assistant.

2. Each Team Cap­tain shall be respon­si­ble for the main­te­nance and clean­li­ness of his des­ig­nat­ed ambu­lances which shall be cleaned and checked dai­ly, and shall insure that the same are ful­ly oper­a­tional at all times.  Any and all sys­tems and/or equip­ment which is not ful­ly oper­a­tional and which can­not be reme­died and/or repaired by the Team Cap­tain shall be imme­di­ate­ly report­ed to the Direc­tor and/or Assistant.

3. Each Team Cap­tain shall like­wise be respon­si­ble for the clean­li­ness of the Ambu­lance Ser­vice quar­ters, which shall be cleaned dai­ly, and shall also be respon­si­ble to see that all laun­dry used by or involv­ing the Ambu­lance Ser­vice is washed and dried.

(B) Dis­ci­pline.

1. Any employ­ee who fails to com­ply with an order or direc­tive issued by a Team Cap­tain shall receive a writ­ten rep­ri­mand by the Team Cap­tain, which shall be placed in the employee’s per­son­nel file.  Said employ­ee shall receive writ­ten notice of said rep­ri­mand by per­son­al ser­vice of a copy of the same with­in sev­en (7) days after its issuance.

Any sub­se­quent vio­la­tions shall result in a one day sus­pen­sion with­out pay, as oth­er­wise con­sis­tent with per­ti­nent pro­vi­sions of this Agreement.

2. Team Cap­tains who fail to fol­low any order, direc­tive or pol­i­cy of the Direc­tor or Assis­tant Direc­tor of the Ambu­lance Ser­vice shall receive a writ­ten rep­ri­mand by the Direc­tor and/or Assis­tant, which shall be placed in the Team Captain’s per­son­nel file.  Said Team Cap­tain shall receive writ­ten notice of said rep­ri­mand by per­son­al ser­vice of a copy of the same with­in sev­en (7) days after its issuance.

Any sub­se­quent vio­la­tion shall result in imme­di­ate ter­mi­na­tion and for­fei­ture of the Team Cap­tain des­ig­na­tion, as well as all of the rights, duties, and oblig­a­tions which that posi­tion entails, as oth­er­wise con­sis­tent with per­ti­nent pro­vi­sions of this Agreement.

(C) Abuse of Author­i­ty.  Team Cap­tains shall not abuse their author­i­ty and shall ful­fill the same duties as all oth­er employ­ees in inspect­ing and main­tain­ing ambu­lances, clean­ing the Ambu­lance quar­ters, and doing the laun­dry asso­ci­at­ed with the Ambu­lance Service.

 

Sec­tion 4.  Emer­gency Runs.  All off duty employ­ees who are called in for emer­gency runs shall receive a min­i­mum of two (2) hours over­time pay, with all ser­vices pro­vid­ed in excess of two (2) hours to be com­pen­sat­ed as pro­vid­ed in Sec­tion 2.