Launched in 2022...
CareFlite launched a 10-week accelerated paid Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Academy.
This program is perfect for someone looking to answer the call and get on the front lines of EMS quickly. Following Covid-19, the demand for high-quality and qualified EMTs was at an all-time high. For CareFlite, offering the EMT Academy ensures highly trained EMTs in the profession and allows for training its team members. CareFlite has over 50 EMS stations across DFW.
As an added benefit CareFlite is proud to offer this program as a paid position, leading to a full-time job once students pass their state certification. The school was designed to help students become proficient in the main areas of emergency services. Your primary responsibility will be to learn and train to deliver high-quality emergency and non-emergency care to patients transported by CareFlite’s Ground Division. CareFlite’s EMT Academy will give you hands-on experience while learning how to provide patient care, document medical care, and transport patients safely. This program will prepare you to take and pass your National Registry for Emergency Medical Technicians Exam.
Who is eligible:
- At least 18 years old before the date of the certification exam
- Hold a valid driver’s license
- Clear and concise written and oral communication and ability to converse in English and be understood when speaking English.
- Physically able to perform the duties of an EMT.
- Demonstrated active listening skills.
- Learn the safe operations of the emergency vehicle in accordance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as CareFlite Policies and Procedures.
- Demonstrate proficiency with all medical and non-medical equipment that are part of the ambulance and/or wheelchair van.
- Communicate positively with patients, family members and medical personnel.
- Accommodate family members to the extent possible without jeopardizing the safety of the patient mission or other CareFlite personnel.
- Provide the CareFlite Communications Center with information required to initiate, track and close out the mission.
- Meet special medical and/or comfort needs of patients to ensure that their transport is a positive experience.
- Learn how to deliver non-emergency and emergency patient care in accordance with Basic Life Support Protocols and CareFlite medical protocols.
- Learn how to complete appropriate clinical assessments of patients and report medical conditions to the receiving facility personnel and/or family.
- Learn how to complete appropriate patient care records to accurately report patient condition at time of transport and to record services rendered by CareFlite personnel before and during transport.
- Learn how to adequately check, clean, and stock CareFlite vehicles according to CareFlite policies and procedures.