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  1. Ensihoitaja

    911 EMT Jobs near Denver

    I third PotatoMedic's advice and what Tigger said about Falck. Denver Health intermittently hires EMTs for a mix of detox van and ambulance shifts. Off the top of my head, your other options for 911 are Stadium in Golden, AMR in Boulder/Longmont, and Northglenn in Commerce City. Apex Paramedics...
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    Career routes

    Realistically, it's 2 separate career paths. Federal wildland jobs are pretty much done hiring for this year. They all post on USA Jobs starting in the fall. Having your EMT is a plus for hiring, but it'll be a secondary part of the job at best. Generally you start with a seasonal job. With the...
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    Would you walk this pt out to the truck?

    Our ambulances have an X printed on the bench seat for people to sit on.
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    Paramedic Jobs in the Denver Area -911

    Thanks for the updates Tigger. I always forget that Clear Creek County exists. You can also add Evergreen Fire to the asterisk list as they hire single-role paramedics. I hadn't heard the news about AMR and the Springs, either.
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    Paramedic Jobs in the Denver Area -911

    If you want to PM me about Denver Health, feel free. Besides Denver, your non-Fire 911 options are: AMR- Boulder, Longmont, other parts of Boulder County Stadium- Golden + Pleasentview and Fairmount Fire Districts Northglenn Ambulance- Commerce City Falck- Aurora (But seriously- don’t do...
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    Help with manual vitals?

    To add to what Akulahawk said, try palpating for a brachial pulse. Once you find it, put the stethoscope on top of that and you'll hear anything there is to hear. It's also a handy spot to check pulses on restrained patients.
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    COVID VACCINE

    Our hospital is saying you can go over 21 days if your schedule doesn't permit getting the second dose in the "ideal 17-21 day window"
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    ER Tech Jobs in Denver Area

    Can’t hurt to apply. I definitely wouldn’t worry about the Colorado DL, as long as you have a valid state driver’s license somewhere it’s easy to transfer. As far as the IV cert, we do classes in house, you might be able to get hired and just have to take the class within a certain amount of...
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    ER Tech Jobs in Denver Area

    Good catch, I missed that one. It’s an EMT-B job, I believe it’s listed that way since it’s under the paramedic division.
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    ER Tech Jobs in Denver Area

    So Denver Health hires EMTs for ambulance and detox jobs through the Paramedic Division as well as ER techs through the ED. 2 separate positions with 2 separate listings. The only listing I see for EMTs right now is a Behavioral Health Tech at the city jail. Not sure if that matches your...
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    Stopping at Still Alarms with Patient On Board?

    What’s a still alarm?
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    What has been your experience with language barriers?

    Interesting, I did not realize that was an internal standard vs a JCAHO standard. It’s probably worth pointing out that some of these standards likely affect us differently as a hospital-based agency vs a stand-alone/private/fire-based agency.
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    What has been your experience with language barriers?

    I obviously can’t speak for every hospital... that said the JCAHO annual training I have to do for my hospital-based service specifically says that any staff who wants to act as a translator needs to be approved by the hospital. We have access to the Language Line and I make use of that. The...
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    How has your charting Changed since Covid?

    I added an infectious line to my review of systems for the standard COVID questions. I also have a line at the end to the effect that no signature was obtained due to infection control precautions. That’s about it. Oh- we also have a tab in the crew field of ESO for PPE now, too.
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    Where do you carry your stethoscope?

    Just one of many reasons I work nights!
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    Where do you carry your stethoscope?

    On calls it‘s on my neck. In between calls it lives on the dash.
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    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

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    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    Seconded. It’s an absolutely fantastic and highly relevant book.
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    is a broken arm an ALS or BLS call?

    Denver specifically. Colorado has an IV-certification for EMTs that in addition to IVs, allows fentanyl, D10/D50, and Zofran.

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