EMT Employment

We are always accepting applications for EMT's. Qualified applicants should meet the criteria below. Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Advanced Life Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process or employment with ALS because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant or employee will be penalized as a result of such a request.

About Advanced Life Systems:

Advanced Life Systems is a privately owned primary 911 response ambulance company based out of Yakima Washington; we started our operations in April of 1996. Our company strives to provide rapid and compassionate pre-hospital patient care at all times. Our employees are highly trained, and dedicated to completing this goal.

We currently operate six ambulances stationed throughout the city of Yakima 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Statistically our highest call volume occurs within Yakima city limits, however we also frequently respond throughout the entire county and greater Central Washington area as needed. In addition to 911 response ALS also provides scheduled inter-facility patient transports for various nursing homes, hospitals, and care centers. We also supply the only bariatric ambulance in the region.

Our transport times to the hospital range from just a couple of minutes to well over an hour depending on the location of the emergency. We carry an excellent call volume; In 2014 we responded to over 13,000 calls for service treating a wide variety of injured and sick patients. Our ambulances are staffed with one Paramedic and one EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate.

Advanced Life Systems Paramedics and EMT’s work under the oversight of Yakima County Medical Program Director Dr. Juan Acosta, DO. We currently have very progressive protocols that allow for a wide range of patient treatment possibilities and opportunities.

We also take great pride in offering a very extensive training department. This in-house department allows our personnel to renew certifications in ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, and CPR among many other certifications at no cost to the employee.

ALS employees typically work 48 hour shifts with anywhere from three to nine days off in between shifts depending on the employees location in the pay cycle. There is also one 12 hour ambulance broken up into a Day/Night shift . Our current schedule allows employees automatic overtime each week, while still giving them ample time away from the job.

Educational Requirements:

Certifications (Must attach with application / Phase 1)

Experience:

Qualities of a successful EMT

The EMT must be a confident leader, able to manage care for sick and injured individuals in a wide range of settings. Must be able to work both as a leader and member of a team, and must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Successful candidates must be able to recognize immediate threats to life while simultaneously providing proper and correct treatments written from protocol, and through understanding of medicine both while on-scene and en route to a hospital. Must by able to work indoors and outdoors at all hours of the day and night, in extreme climates, confined spaces, and potentially at great heights. The EMT must be able to operate independently at optimum level in a non-structured environment that is constantly changing.

An EMT with Advanced Life Systems will primarily be working under the direction of a Paramedic. EMT’s should have an excellent understanding of written protocol, and should always strive to learn more about their field both on and off the job.

Successful candidates must be able to manage patients suffering cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, and those showing signs of shock. The successful EMT must also be familiar with Paramedic level equipment as they will often be assisting Paramedics with advanced treatments on a regular basis per protocol.

The EMT must have the unique ability to remain calm during intense moments of patient and family pain and suffering. Successful candidates must be able to communicate with both the patient and family in a straight forward, honest, compassionate manner at all times. Along with staying calm the EMT must also remain focused at the task at hand; rapid and proper care with the goal of saving lives.

EMT’s must provide compassionate care to sick and injured individuals at all times. Self-confidence is critical on the job, and EMTs must remain emotionally stable while recognizing the signs of stress demanded by the position.

Physical Demands: (Reasonable accommodations can be made upon request.)

Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions for this job. The EMT will often sit and stand unassisted and also will lift up to 150 pounds or more repeatedly throughout the normal course of a day. The EMT will verbally communicate both through direct contact with patients and providers, and through a radio device and phone. EMT’s will also frequently hear spoken words both from patients and via radio and phone. The EMT will often work outdoors, in extreme climates, and may hike or climb to reach injured individuals. Candidates should be in adequate or superior physical condition to meet the demands of emergency medical work. The EMT will work near moving parts, in loud environments, and in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.

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