I just passed the NREMT in June and I have not found a job yet But I have been asked to work as a volunteer EMT at a youth football game in California. My question is can I work as a licensed EMT without any other licensed providers there?
I've done event standby for a security company as an EMT, and we didn't have one that I knew of. Obviously our scope was limited, but our contract was with the state; it seemed like a bit of a nebulous setup, but we weren't transporting anyone or doing anything other than handing out bandages, or in theory doing CPR.No. In order to work as an EMT you must work under the direction of a medical director which you do not have.
Your CA state EMT certificate is a certificate and not a license. So in the state of CA legally you can not work under an EMT or even Paramedic certificate. You must have a medical director who has a MD/DO license that you operate under.
Some counties have a set list of requirements and equipment that an EMT must carry on them in order to work (if you look at Riverside County’s protocols under drug and equipment list the Light EMT Response is a list of everything an EMT must carry while working as an EMT without an ambulance).
Does CA have EMR? Lots of "stand-by providers" work as overqualified EMRs - without medical control.
The state of California does not license, certify or recognize the EMR level. The lowest credentialed level is "EMT-I" (that's Roman number 1) which is an EMT basic. With the recent update in language, this is now just called EMT.Yes, my friend needed her EMR to be a lifeguard. UCLA is now giving EMR Courses as well.
https://www.cpc.mednet.ucla.edu/course/emrShow me a picture (on online verification) of an active CA EMR cert and I'll believe it.
There is no current process to obtain EMR certification that I'm aware of.