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  Employment Information

Paramedic and EMT-Basic

Wages - Paramedics start at $16.78 per hour.  EMT-Basic employees start at $12.38 per hour.

All successful applicants must complete all educational requirements of the Quincy Area EMS System within 6 months of acceptance. Additionally, applicants must have a valid driver’s license in their state of residence.

Paramedics provide basic and advanced level medical care including evaluation, treatment and stabilization to the ill and injured at the scene of a medical emergency or other traumatic event. A Paramedic has a comprehensive knowledge base and is able to diagnose and provide the highest standard of patient care in the most appropriate and efficient manner for a broad range of medical and traumatic emergencies.  Applicants must hold an EMT-Paramedic license from the Illinois Department of Public Health, or be able to obtain a license with a National Registry Certification.

EMT's provide basic medical care including evaluation, treatment and stabilization to the ill and injured at the scene of a medical emergency or other traumatic event. An EMT has a comprehensive knowledge base and is able to provide the highest standard of patient care in the most appropriate and efficient manner for a broad range of medical and traumatic emergencies.  Applicants must hold an EMT-Basic license from the Illinois Department of Public Health, or be able to obtain a license with a National Registry Certification. 

Adams County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.