Discover the 8 Biggest Problems Working for Other EMS Agencies
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Discover the 8 Biggest Problems Working for Other EMS AgenciesTina Bell2018-09-14T13:25:41-05:00
The 8 Biggest Problems You’ll
Have Working for Another
And How LifeNet
All of Them
Problem 1: Lack Call Diversity & System Volume
You won’t have that problem at LifeNet … We respond to more than 61,000 calls per year in our service areas. If you enjoy working a variety of call types, you’ll enjoy a career at LifeNet. The experience you’ll gain in a short amount of time as a dispatcher, EMT, or paramedic is incredible because of the diversity of our calls.
Our ambulances are ALS, so all trucks run 911 response in addition to facility transports. It’s not uncommon for a crew to work a motor vehicle accident (MVA), assist in a water rescue at a theme park, and transport a patient in sudden cardiac arrest from an area nursing home … all in one day. While many of our calls are high acuity, there are also times to take advantage of system slow downs while working standby at area rodeos, football games, and festivals.
Problem 2: Lack of Schedule Options
You won’t have that problem at LifeNet … We recognize the importance of offering work-life balance. Most of our divisions run 12-hour shifts that allow employees the opportunity to enjoy every other weekend off. Some divisions also offer 24-hour, 12-hour, 11-hour, and 9-hour shifts. Additionally, we offer each full-time employee vacation, sick time, and personal time combined into a single bank of hours known as “Paid Time Off”.
Problem 3: Lack of Best-In-Class Equipment & Protocols
You won’t have that problem at LifeNet … We believe in putting the patient first, and our medical protocols reflect that. Equally as important, we believe in creating the safest work environment for our medical crews. Our Type 1 and Type 3 ambulance units are not only spacious to provide you with the room you need to care for your patients, but they also come equipped with Stryker Power Assist cots to reduce the chance of back injuries. Additionally, oxygen caddies are available at each post to assist in swapping out oxygen.
Problem 4: Lack of Commitment to Serve the Community
You won’t have that problem at LifeNet … Our medical crews are made up of some of the best EMTs and paramedics in the nation, and we all understand the impact that community education can have on positive patient outcomes. We take seriously our responsibility to educate the community in the use of 911, CPR, safety, and pre-arrival first aid. Additionally, our crews regularly have the opportunity to provide standby ambulance service at community events, where we encourage you to give tours of the ambulance and provide community education to both children and adults.
Problem 5: Lack of Opportunity to Grow
You won’t have that problem at LifeNet … We believe it is important to grow our team members by providing personal development. That’s why we not only host multiple free continuing education (CE) classes throughout the year, but we also encourage ongoing education that develops both patient care and non-patient care skills. Employees who have committed six months of full-time employment are eligible to enter our tuition reimbursement program for classes taken at an accredited educational institution.
Problem 6: Lack of Work Life Balance
You won’t have that problem at LifeNet … To support work life balance and flexibility, LifeNet offers each full-time employee vacation time, sick time, and personal time combined into a single bank of hours known as “Paid Time Off”.
Problem 7: Lack of Professional Appearance
You won’t have that problem at LifeNet … Our team members are ordinary people doing extraordinary things every day. Wearing the LifeNet uniform allows us to distinguish you in a crowd for the services you perform. We provide uniforms at no cost to employees and replace them on an annual basis, or as needed. We also regularly reimburse employees for the purchase of their EMS boots.
Problem 8: Lack of Commitment to Keeping Employees Healthy
You won’t have that problem at LifeNet … In an effort to promote a healthy, physically fit lifestyle, we offer reimbursement to employees towards the cost of their fitness center memberships based on the number of visits made to the center each month.