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Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician

Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 62665
Date Posted: Sep 9, 2022

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UCHealth is hiring Paramedics and EMTs in Northern Colorado!

Join our UCHealth team as a Paramedic or EMT for Northern Colorado! Have the opportunity to be a part of an active, fast-paced, and fun environment! UCHealth offers a 10-week paid academy and CAPCE approved, elevated, and unique paid training opportunities toward recertification!

We’re not just an average emergency medical service program, we provide extensive services with opportunities to participate on our Bike Medic Team, TEMS Tactical team, Red Card Wildland Fire Support and more! UCHealth is one of the few with our own EMS program, answering over 50,000 911 calls a year from Fort Collins to Red Feather. Even with such wide-ranging opportunities, we value work-life balance and offer flexible 12 hour shifts with built-in over-time.

This position is eligible for differential pay for evenings, nights, weekends and on-call, along with an annual performance bonus. UCHealth also has the unique pleasure of offering the opportunity to expand your education through the Guild Education tuition reimbursement program! 

Come join the Team!

Critical Care EMT Summary:

Responds to calls for critical care transport services and provides support during pre and post transportation of critical care patients.

Work Schedule: 

  • Full Time 
  • Rotating


  • Navigates and drives ambulance to and from treatment centers. Participates in Pre and Post Transport briefings.
  • Determines nature and extent of illness or injury and patient's history from available sources. Administers emergency medical care within scope of practice, including patient stabilization, monitoring, and resuscitation.
  • Contacts medical personnel, reports/records observations, and follows directives from supervising Physician, Registered Nurse or Paramedic.
  • Maintains equipment, restocks supplies and cleans ambulance as necessary.
  • Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

The pay range for this position is: $19.10 - $24.83 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers a Five Year Incentive Bonus to recognize employee’s contributions to our success in quality, patient experience, organizational growth, financial goals, and tenure with UCHealth. The bonus accumulates annually each October and is paid out in October following completion of five years’ employment.


  • Minimum Required Education: HS Diploma or GED.
    Required Licensure/Certification: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). Colorado EMT certification. Wyoming EMT certification within 6 months of hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider. Valid Driver's License. Preferred: CEVO or EVOC certification
    Minimum Experience: 2 years EMT experience with at least 2 years’ experience driving an ambulance.
  • BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical, dental and vision coverage; retirement plans; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; and a full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance. Our employees and their family members have full access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes up to 5 free counseling visits and work/life solutions, such as one free legal consultation. In addition, other emotional counseling support is available depending upon their need.

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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