At a time when many have uncertainty in their employment picture, Medstar is stepping up with an opportunity to earn full-time wages while getting an education and moving into a rewarding career. The largest nonprofit EMS agency in Michigan is now providing Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) licensure training for all new employees.
“We often hear people wish they could enter the EMS field but can’t due to other job or time obligations,” said Kevin Wilkinson, Medstar Vice President of Clinical and Education Services. “This initiative resolves those issues as their new job includes EMT training. With the economic uncertainty in the region, and the growing number of communities and healthcare systems asking for our services, there’s no better time to introduce this program.”
“We need energetic and compassionate team members to support our commitment to the patients, communities, and healthcare systems we serve,” said Kolby Miller, Medstar CEO. “Many of our EMTs advance within our organization as Paramedics, Critical Care Transport Team members, Field Training Officers, and into leadership. For others, it’s a great pathway into various healthcare and public safety careers. With the healthcare systems as our owners, we can provide the best wage and benefit package in the state, as well as the newest and most clinically advanced equipment. Even more rewarding is the opportunity to provide emergency, critical care, and compassionate transport in the communities where we live.”
Newly hired Medstar team members earn full-time wages during training and have a full-time EMT schedule upon licensure. Additional information, including admission criteria and an application, is at www.medstarambulance.org/hired.
Medstar is Michigan’s most integrated 911 EMS and mobile health provider, serving more than 190,000 patients annually. Created in 1993 by two local hospitals, the nonprofit agency now provides 911 and interfacility service in nine counties. Healthcare stakeholders include Ascension-Michigan, Henry Ford Health System, and the McLaren Healthcare Corporation. For more information, visit www.medstarambulance.org.