American Medical Response hiring process

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How long can you expect to wait for a response after applying? And what does the process look like once started? Aside from an interview, does this company conduct skill assessments candidates?
 

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It’s going to depend on the specific AMR division that you were hired at. They can have a slightly different process.

As for when you hear back will depend on operational needs. If they are hurting for EMTs then you will hear back pretty quickly if they are fully staffed it could be several months.
 

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And no.

When I got hired here we were the only local division to do skills testing. Some just do a written test (and some don’t) and an interview.
 

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Yep probably plan on it. There is a written test as part of the hiring process, and some do a skills test as part of the hiring process either prior to or after your interview. Once you are offered a position , expect a date to be set for your drug test and physical ability assessment, fit testing, immunizations, ect...
Then some sort of training Academy usually follows ,expect another skills test ..then FTO time then another written test. Depending on your county expect a day of county orientation which might involve another test for the protocols.
Again as mentioned above it depends on the operation you are applying to, that was just my experience with them. One thing I would suggest is having all of your ICS stuff knocked out with copies of the certs, they are going to want those done.... once you are hired your gonna have a bunch of online trainings assignes to you so not having to deal with tall the ICS stuff on top of it will make yoir life much easier! Good luck!
 

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It’s going to depend on the specific AMR division that you were hired at. They can have a slightly different process.

As for when you hear back will depend on operational needs. If they are hurting for EMTs then you will hear back pretty quickly if they are fully staffed it could be several months.

When I walked in I was told “we’re going to hire you, I just have to ask you these questions first.”
 
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Yep probably plan on it. There is a written test as part of the hiring process, and some do a skills test as part of the hiring process either prior to or after your interview. Once you are offered a position , expect a date to be set for your drug test and physical ability assessment, fit testing, immunizations, ect...
Then some sort of training Academy usually follows ,expect another skills test ..then FTO time then another written test. Depending on your county expect a day of county orientation which might involve another test for the protocols.
Again as mentioned above it depends on the operation you are applying to, that was just my experience with them. One thing I would suggest is having all of your ICS stuff knocked out with copies of the certs, they are going to want those done.... once you are hired your gonna have a bunch of online trainings assignes to you so not having to deal with tall the ICS stuff on top of it will make yoir life much easier! Good luck!

thanks!:)

Well I have my ICS certifications already done thankfully, and in fact included them in my application along with my other certifications. Now I'll just to wait for a response, however long that may take.
 
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When I walked in I was told “we’re going to hire you, I just have to ask you these questions first.”

Damn, they must have been hungry for new hires in your area. I hope my interview (if I get that far) will be as straightforward and easy.
 

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Damn, they must have been hungry for new hires in your area.

A lot of it has to do with his full time job. No offense to Chrls.
 

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How long can you expect to wait for a response after applying? And what does the process look like once started? Aside from an interview, does this company conduct skill assessments candidates?
My operation does not do any sort of clinical assessment of candidates besides a 100 question written test with questions that will make you wish you bought a test prep program.
 
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It's been over two weeks now and there is no response yet. I'm wondering if this means they aren't interested for some reason, or if I should follow up with a phone call or an e-mail just in case.
 

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You could try a phone call to follow up. But nothing more. A note for the future, and this is just what I do, I always ask at the end of the interview what the timeline for hiring is. Just so I know and can have a good idea when I need to follow up or if I need to keep waiting.
 
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DrNo

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You could try a phone call to follow up. But nothing more. A note for the future, and this is just what I do, I always ask at the end of the interview what the timeline for hiring is. Just so I know and can have a good idea when I need to follow up or if I need to keep waiting.

thanks for the tip, but I have not even had an interview yet, if that's what you're assuming. I'm still waiting for an initial reply after the obligatory (probably automated) acknowledgement e-mail.
 

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thanks for the tip, but I have not even had an interview yet, if that's what you're assuming. I'm still waiting for an initial reply after the obligatory (probably automated) acknowledgement e-mail.
Oh that can take forever. The "hospital" job I just landed I forgot I had applied to in November and it was only two or three weeks ago that they called me for the interview (and then the offer).
 

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AMR takes a hot minute to get back to you. Honestly it all depends on the division that you applied to and if they need EMT’s.
 

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M timeline a few years ago went something like this. Applied in August called for interview in October. Told they wanted to hire me. Gave me a timeline that said somewhere in January . I didn't get hired until June .I kept in touch through out the time and followed up with emails every once in a while.
 
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DrNo

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M timeline a few years ago went something like this. Applied in August called for interview in October. Told they wanted to hire me. Gave me a timeline that said somewhere in January . I didn't get hired until June .I kept in touch through out the time and followed up with emails every once in a while.

Good for you for not giving up. Eight months though... Where did you apply, if you don't mind saying? I'm wondering if larger city-based operations take longer (due to a higher number of applicants, possibly) to get back to you, if ever.
 
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Well they finally got back to me via e-mail just over a week ago, inviting me to come in for an interview :))). I replied with a suggested date and time, but have yet to receive a confirmation call/e-mail. Unfortunately that time is approaching with no word on whether they are even expecting me. I eventually called several times over a nearly two-hour period yesterday to get an answering machine before finally leaving a message.

Sorry, more of a rant than anything, but I would be lying if I said this wasn't a little frustrating.
 
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DrNo

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Oh that can take forever. The "hospital" job I just landed I forgot I had applied to in November and it was only two or three weeks ago that they called me for the interview (and then the offer).

Luckily it was only about 18 days of waiting until getting that response for me. However, it seems a confirmation of the interview date may take just as long, if that doesn't come through soon.
 
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