We will be accepting 15 students for the EMT class and 15 qualified Community Ambulance EMT employees for the in-house AEMT class for Spring 2018.
Community Ambulance EMT Rookie School is scheduled to start soon. Classes and deadlines to apply are advertised on the Community Ambulance website prior to the anticipated start date.
Suitable and qualified candidates are selected for the EMT Rookie School will attend free of charge. After successful completion and obtaining an Georgia State and National Certification they are extended full-time employment and are eligible to bid for a full-time shift and be a part of an ambulance crew.
Once employed, qualified EMT employees of Community Ambulance are eligible for our in-house AEMT and Paramedic school (seeking accreditation), which is usually held once per year. This program allows EMT employees who are in good standing and meet the academic requirements to attend AEMT and Paramedic school full-time at Community Ambulance while being paid their current base annual salary.
If you would like to be considered for EMT Rookie School, please complete the EMT- Student application on the company website.
Applications are available by going to careers page on the Community Ambulance’ website (https://ourcommunityambulance.vikus.net/jobs). Feel free to call our front desk at 478-538-8665 for assistance.
You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to receive consideration for the COMMUNITY AMBULANCE EMT Rookie School.
Possess a High School Diploma or Equivalent.
Possess a valid Georgia driver’s license
Meet the minimum age requirement as defined by Community Ambulance automobile insurance carrier, currently age 19.
Must have a minimum of 2 years driving experience.
Must have an acceptable driving record as defined by Community Ambulance automobile insurance carrier and provide a Motor Vehicle Record
Must be physically fit based on a Physical Agility Test, based on job specifics.
Must take the FISDAP entrance exam
Must pass a drug and alcohol test
Must pass a criminal background check.
FOR THE TWELVE WEEK COURSE
All EMT Rookie School Candidates will be required to sign a notarized agreement at the beginning of class.
The agreement states: The undersigned understands and agrees that in consideration of Community Ambulance providing me with a twelve-week EMT course, in accordance with its EMT Rookie School Policy and in the event, I leave the employ of Community Ambulance, for any reason, from the beginning of class until 2 years after completing orientation as an EMT, I agree to reimburse COMMUNITY AMBULANCE a total fee of $1,439.18
Community Ambulance financial support for the employee during this training period is considered an educational loan which will be forgiven if the person satisfies the agreement.
The class schedule will be Tuesday and Thursday 9am-5pm, for twelve weeks. There may be some additional weekend and/or evening clinical requirements.
NATURE OF THE WORK
People’s lives often depend on the quick reaction and competent care of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Paramedics during incidents as varied as automobile accidents, heart attacks, drowning, childbirth, and gunshot wounds which all require immediate medical attention. EMTs and Paramedics provide this vital attention as they care for and transport the sick or injured to a medical facility.
Depending on the nature of the emergency, EMTs and Paramedics typically are dispatched to the scene by a 911 operator and often work with police and fire department personnel. Once they arrive, they determine the nature and extent of the patient’s condition while trying to ascertain whether the patient has preexisting medical problems. Following strict rules and guidelines, they give appropriate emergency care and, when necessary, transport the patient. Emergency treatments for complicated problems are carried out under the direction of Medical Doctors by radio preceding or during transport.
EMTs and Paramedics may use special equipment such as backboards to immobilize patients before placing them on stretchers and securing them in the ambulance for transport to a medical facility. The EMT drives during patient transport, while the Paramedic monitors the patient’s vital signs and gives additional care as needed in the back of the ambulance.
At the medical facility, EMTs and Paramedics help transfer patients to the emergency department, report their observations and actions to staff, and may provide additional emergency treatment. After each run, EMTs and Paramedics replace used supplies and check equipment. If a transported patient had a contagious disease, EMTs and Paramedics decontaminate the interior of the ambulance and report cases to the proper authorities.
A COMMUNITY AMBULANCE crew generally consists of one EMT-Basic and one Paramedic. The Paramedic is the senior crew member responsible for the ambulance and direction of the EMT-Basic. Both are Georgia Certified and certified through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. (NREMT)
The EMT-Basic assists the Paramedic and is trained to care for patients on accident scenes. The EMT-B has the emergency skills to assess a patient’s condition and manage respiratory, cardiac, and trauma emergencies.
Paramedics provide the most extensive pre-hospital care. In addition to the procedures already described, Paramedics may administer drugs orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment.
WORKING CONDITIONS EMTs and Paramedics work both indoors and outdoors, in all types of weather. They are required to do considerable kneeling, bending, and heavy lifting. EMTs and Paramedics may be exposed to diseases such as Hepatitis-B and AIDS, as well as violence from drug overdose victims or mentally unstable patients. The work is not only physically strenuous, but also stressful, involving life-or-death situations and suffering patients. Nonetheless, many people find the work exciting and challenging and enjoy the opportunity to help others.
TRAINING AND RECERTIFICACTION
Formal training and certification is needed to become an EMT or Paramedic. To maintain certification, EMTs and Paramedics must re-register, usually every 2 years. In order to re-register, an individual must be working as an EMT or Paramedic and meet a continuing education requirement which is offered through COMMUNITY AMBULANCE Training and Education.
Should you have any questions regarding our program, please feel free to contact us at 478-538-8665
Thank you for your interest in Community Ambulance.
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