Thank you for your interest in employment with Thompson Valley EMS.
Qualifications for possible testing and interview include:
- Current State of Colorado EMT or Paramedic certification.
- For paramedics an American Heart Association’s ACLS, and CPR for the healthcare provider certifications, a valid Colorado driver’s license with a good driving record. PALS or PEPP and HAZMAT awareness classes are preferred for application (required within 1 year of employment). ICS 100 and NIMS 700 are preferred at time of application and required as part of the field training program.
- For EMTs an American Heart Association CPR for the healthcare provider certification, a valid Colorado driver’s license with a good driving record. HAZMAT awareness classes are preferred for application (required within 1 year of employment). ICS 100 and NIMS 700 are preferred at time of application and required as part of the field training program.
- Must have the ability to assess patient conditions, write patient assessment and vital data into charts, communicate effectively with patients, staff, other rescuers, physicians, families and the public.
- Must be able to perform full range of body movement such as bending, stooping, crawling, kneeling, reaching, walking, running, lifting, climbing and carrying under stressful and often unstructured, uncontrolled, potentially dangerous situations.*
Post employment offer requirements for full time and per-diem:
- Must be available to attend a one week (Mon – Fri, 8 am -5 pm each day) general orientation.
- Must be available for 2-12 hour shifts (24 hours) per week while in the field training and evaluation program (approximately 8 weeks).
- Must pass the Physical Ability Test
- Full time clinical staff may be required to work unscheduled overtime based on company need.
- After successful completion of the field training and evaluation program, per diem and full time staff must submit a minimum of 24 hours of shift availability per month and at least 24 hours of on-call per month, which may be split into (2) 12 hour shifts.*
Physical Ability Test:
The candidate will begin by sitting in the passenger seat of an ambulance. Once they open the door, the time will begin. The test is as follows:
- The candidate will step out of the vehicle and proceed to the side compartment where the jump kit and monitor are located.
- The candidate will open the compartment and grab the jump kit and monitor and walk at a steady pace, no running is allowed, a total of 80 yards to the tower.
- The candidate will enter the tower and carry the equipment up to the 3rd floor; they must step on every stair
- On the floor the candidate will find a CPR mannequin. They must set down their gear and then proceed with 5 cycles (2 minutes) of effective CPR (Chest compressions and then adequate ventilations with a BVM).
- After the CPR cycle, the candidate will then pick up their gear and walk back down the stairs (hitting every stair) and proceed outside.
- Once outside they will walk 25 feet to a 150 lb. mannequin secured to a backboard. The candidate will meet a staff member at the mannequin who will help them carry the backboard. The candidate will set down the gear they have been carrying and proceed to the head of the backboard.
- The candidate and their helper will carry the mannequin on the backboard 50 feet across asphalt and then through rocks until they arrive at an ambulance cot which is at a lowered position.
- The candidate and their helper will place the mannequin and backboard on the cot and the candidate will secure the mannequin and backboard to the cot.
- The candidate and their helper will then raise the cot to the highest position and proceed back to the ambulance (approximately 80 yards). The cot will need to be pushed/lifted through the rocks until reaching the asphalt.
- The candidate and helper will roll the cot to the ambulance where the candidate will load it back into the ambulance. The time stops when the cot is secured back in the ambulance.