Emergency Medical Technician
Restores and promotes patients' health by assisting Paramedics in providing life support and transport of sick and injured persons in and out of hospital settings as authorized by established medical protocol or a physician; operating an emergency vehicle; activating and collaborating with emergency medical systems and working to assure the accomplishment of MEMS’ goals.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES
- Knowledge of pre-hospital emergency medical protocols, procedures, and treatments
- Knowledge of geography of service area and ability to read map
- Ability to make accurate assessment, develop plan, and respond quickly
- Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people
- Ability to remain calm during stressful situations
- Ability to present caring and professional image
- Frequently lifts 110+ pounds, carrying and lifting stretchers with and without patients.
- Pushing, pulling and carrying various medical equipment.
- Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, bending, twisting, lifting, walking, running.
- Driving, using 2-way radio and other devices.
- Ability to work outdoors in wet, dry, hot, and cold (even below freezing) weather
- Respirator use may be required on occasion.
- Hearing by audiometric testing that demonstrates no worse than a moderate loss of hearing in one ear or no more than a mild loss of hearing in both ears.
- Requires corrected or uncorrected vision 20/20 in each eye & with both eyes together.
ROOKIE SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Valid Arkansas driver’s license and acceptable driving record, as defined by MEMS' insurance carrier
- Minimum age of 19
- Must be physically fit; pre-employment physical is required
- Must take and pass a college placement exam (offered at MEMS at no cost)
- Must be admissible to SACC
- Must pass a pre-employment drug screening
- Must pass a criminal background check
Rookie School consists of 8 Weeks of college level education that will help you pass your National and State exams. After Rookie School and testing, EMTs will move onto 2 Weeks of MEMS specific orientation, then into field training. After successful completion, EMTs will be assigned a shift until the next shift bid cycle.
Every quarter, field crew will be able to bid for shifts and stations.
- Little Rock
- North Little Rock
- North Pulaski
- Grant County
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- Newly certified EMTs will start out at $32,000/year.
- Those attending Rookie School will start out full-time, spending 100% of time in class. Pay will start at $11.00/hour until a State and National license is obtained.
- After Rookie School, pay incresses to a base salary of $32,000/year.
- After your first year, pay will incress to $34,340/year.
Medical Insurance: Employee only coverage starts at $24 per pay period.
Dental and Vision: MEMS pays 100% of employee only premium.
Retirement Plan: 401(a) and 457 Plans with generous match.
Life Insurance: $50,000 basic life policy at no cost.
Disability Insurance: Long-term disability coverage paid by MEMS.
Other available benefits:
- Uniform allowance
- Generous PTO plan
- Onsite fitness center
- Employee Assistance Program
- Smoking cessation support
- Supplemental life insurance and short-term disability insurance at group rates