from the Durham County EMS assessment website:I applied for Durham county EMS and was wondering if anyone can give some insight on the hiring process and what it is like working there.
http://dconc.gov/index.aspx?page=167Applications are processed at Human Resources and eligible candidates applications are forwarded to the Durham County EMS hiring official.
If a qualified candidate is chosen by the Durham County EMS hiring official, the hiring official will contact applicants to participate in the Durham County EMS Assessment Center Process. The Assessment Center Examination Process is based on National Standard of Care Procedures and the following:
DOT National Standard Curriculum for Paramedic, Intermediate and Basic
AHA ACLS, BLS and PALS
PHTLS or ITLS
The assessment center consists of a general knowledge examination for basic, intermediate and paramedic applicants. Intermediates and Paramedics will also have an EKG recognition examination. All candidates will participate in a scope of practice evaluation at the level of application and an oral interview. All candidates will be required to complete a physical agility test. To see an over view of the agility test click here Agility Test. For the release form click here Release Form.
Criminal histories, driving records, personal and work references will be conducted including the candidates current/last employer. Applications that are chosen for hire will be sent back to human resources for final approval. Once EMS receives final approval candidates will be contacted by the hiring official and employment offers will be made. Candidates will be required to take a pre-employment drug screen and health physical.
Candidates will participate in a Durham County Government Orientation and Durham County EMS Orientation program.
Their new Director is Skip Kirkwood, formerly of Wake County. He's an EMS Manager that seems to "get it".
If I was willing to pick up and move 1000 miles, I'd apply in a heartbeat.
Their boss has a pretty stellar reputation as well, especially after his stint with Wake County EMS
Hey I'm a medic with Durham...what you want to know?
Yes in order to work you need a valid NC DL. I moved from NY and got my NC license before I started. I know they got like 170 applications and are doing multiple assessment centers. I know its been alot for our HR rep, especially since we have a lot of changes going on...if you PM me your name and whatnot I can try to find out info for me.
I just moved to the area and would really like to get into Durham County EMS as well. Is it ok if I send you a PM also? Sorry to tag along on the poster's thread, but this is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks in advance.