Step 1 - Preliminary Background Check
All applicants must complete the Preliminary Background Check in which basic information such as employment history, criminal record, educational and military records are gathered from the candidate and thoroughly investigated by the Office of the Employment & Training Unit
Step 2 - Personal Qualifications Essay (PQE)
The Personal Qualifications Essay (PQE) consists of essay questions related to judgment and decision making and behavioral flexibility. Your written communication skills will also be evaluated by the Office of the Employment & Training Unit.
Step 3 - Interview
The Interview will be conducted by a Employment & Training Unit Recruiter to assess your personal accomplishments, job motivation, instrumentality, interpersonal skills, continuous learning orientation, and oral communication skills. If the recruiter deems that you are fit for the position you will be allowed to continue with the recruitment process.
Step 4 - Pre-Training Test
You will be tasked with completing the Pre-Academy Test. Before the Pre-Training Test you will be provided with an Emergency Medical Technician Handbook, in which AmeriCare Medical Procedures and Protocol. You will be required to self-learn the protocol and finish the test. The test will assess your ability to understand and apply theoretical knowledge after reading a protocol provided to you, it will also assess your dedication to work with the AmeriCare.
Step 5 - EMT-B Training course
The EMT-B Training course consists of extensive theoretical and practical education on Medical procedures, Agency policy and protocol, and law to ensure that the student is qualified to be a EMT.
Step 6 - Post-Training Examination
Once you have completed the EMT-B Training course, you will be required to complete the Post-Training Examination. The examination is a written test and you will be required to retain all knowledge taught in the training in order to pass.
You will be asked a variety of questions in order to fully evaluate your ability and potential as an EMT. These range from closed, policy-based questions to theoretical scenarios where you will be asked to explain the actions taken by you. Once completed, the examinations are marked by Trainer within the Employment & Training Unit and, if successful, you will be accepted into the AmeriCare as Probationary Emergency Medical Technician.