San Marcos Hays County EMS (SMHC EMS) is recruiting EMTs and Paramedics to join a dynamic, growth-oriented service. Join 57 full time and 20 PRN staff providing high quality patient care in Hays County, Texas. The department currently operates seven ALS ambulances (24/7) and three peak demand (12 hr) units. The call volume is approaching 12,000 per year with 7,000 transports. Employees are engaged in the department, participating in various committees and projects as their interests and time allow. Candidates who do well here enjoy the friendly atmosphere, support from management, the challenging rural to urban environments, and the opportunities afforded by the third largest EMS department in the Austin metropolitan area.
New employees participate in a mandatory recruit academy. After the academy, recruits participate in ten shifts of system orientation and thirty shifts of third-person orientation and training before being released to function as the second member of a crew. New employees serve a six month probationary period and must pass a final ghost phase and exam before being cleared to independent duty.
SMHC EMS offers competitive wages, paid time off, health/dental/vision insurance with employer contributions, holiday pay for ten holidays per year, certification incentive pay, and a 401(k) retirement plan.
Candidates must turn in a copy of their Texas EMS certification to be considered. The process consists of a Chief interview board, written test, and certification-appropriate skills testing. Candidates given a conditional offer of employment must submit a copy of their driver’s license, a certified copy of their driving record (obtained within the previous 30 days), and pass a background check, physical exam, and drug screen prior to hire.
SMHC EMS accepts applications throughout the year. Testing processes are normally held in January and June. Those with applications on file prior to the testing process will be contacted and informed of the specific date and time. Applicants should consult the position-specific job description for additional information and qualifications.
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