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Emergency Medical Technician

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Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States
Category: Technicians/Patient Care Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 156556
Date Posted: Feb 29, 2024

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Join our dynamic and fast-paced team as an EMT for Northern Colorado! 

UCHealth presents a six-week paid academy, along with CDPHE-approved, specialized, and paid training programs designed to enhance your recertification journey. Embrace the thrill of saving lives in a rewarding environment.

Step into the extraordinary world of emergency care with UCHealth – where we redefine what it means to be part of an EMS program. As an EMT or Paramedic, you'll have the chance to do more than the ordinary. Join our Bike Team, be part of the Tactical Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) team, or support Red Card Wild Land Fire operations, and much more. UCHealth EMS is a pioneering leader with our dedicated EMS program, responding to over 60,000 911 calls annually from Fort Collins to Red Feather out to Greeley and beyond. Despite our extensive opportunities, we prioritize your work-life balance. Enjoy flexible 12-hour shifts with built-in overtime, and take advantage of differential pay for evenings, nights, weekends, and on-call shifts. Plus, you can benefit from our incentive bonus program. UCHealth goes further by offering the unique Ascend program, allowing you to expand your education and career. Ready to make an impact and be part of a team that's truly exceptional? Join us today!


Responds to calls for emergency medical services and provides patient care as directed and/or determined necessary.

Work Schedule:

  • Full Time, 80 hours / pay period
  • Flex


  • Navigates and drives ambulance to and from scenes and treatment centers. Provides stabilization of scene and requests additional assistance as necessary.
  • 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, from the scene to receiving medical facility.
  • Contacts medical personnel, reports/records observations, and follows directives from supervising Physician or Registered Nurse.
  • 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.


  • Minimum Required Education: HS Diploma or GED.
    Required Licensure/Certification: National Certification as determined at position level. Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider. Current State Licensure as an EMT. Valid Driver's License.
    Minimum Experience: None Required.
    ADDITIONAL POSITION LEVEL CREDENTIAL INFORMATION: Current and Active National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician certification within 1 year of hire.
  • 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.)

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.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include  403(b) matching
  • Paid time off. Start your employment at UCHealth with PTO in your bank
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • 5 year incentive bonus
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment:

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

    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!

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