• EMT Academy in Saint Louis, MO

    Requisition ID
    US-MO-Saint Louis
    Employment Type
    Temporary Full-Time
  • More Information about this Job

    Earn while you learn to be an Emergency Medical Technician

    Abbott EMS in St. Louis, MO is offering a unique opportunity for individuals interested in a rewarding career in pre-hospital medicine.


    91% of our students that successfully completed the course are still currently happily employed, so far 20% of them have taken the opportunity to pursue their Paramedic certification.


    What is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?

    The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation, and functions as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. An EMT performs interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance and is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

    About the Program:

    The eligible candidate will be hired as a full-time employee and compensated a training wage while in attendance at IHM Academy of EMS, sponsored by Abbott EMS. The Academy is a rigorous six-week program which qualifies the employee to take the National Registry of EMT exam which then allows the employee to apply for a MO state EMT-B license. There is no cost for the class and all books, tuition, fees and uniforms will be paid by Abbott EMS.  Upon successful completion of the class, all tests and state licensure, the employee will be transferred to an EMT position with an increase to the EMT compensation rate of $12.91 per hour. 

    The right candidates must:

    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Have proof of a HS diploma or GED
    • Have all required immunizations
    • Successfully complete the pre-employment screening which includes motor vehicle and criminal background checks, drug testing and a physical agility test

    What happens after passing the course?

    After successful completion of the course, the employee will be eligible to take a written and skills test through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Once certified by the NREMT, the employee will then submit the required documentation to the state to obtain their Missouri EMT-B license.


    Upon receipt of the state EMT-B license, employees will choose their full-time shift and complete new employee training. They will also qualify for benefits including:

    • Excellent benefit package including medical, dental, life, vision, disability and 401(k) plan with company match
    • Paid Time Off (PTO) hours – Three weeks off within your first year!
    • Opportunities for professional growth
    • Response to nationwide disasters
    • Clinical Save Dinner and Awards Presentation

    This Abbott EMS sponsored Academy begins  March 27, 2020! 

    EEO Statement

    Global Medical Response and its family of companies including American Medical Response is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled


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