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Emergency Medical Technician Jobs
Summary: Hiring information and application instructions for Emergency Medical Technician.

How to Apply
All applicants must download an application from the Related Information box on the right and print it out, or pick one up at the front counter of the Police Station (601 Westwood Plaza). Application (including Background Packet) must be truthful and complete or your application may not be accepted. Completed applications must be returned to the front counter of the Police Station. Additionally, you will find sample test questions in the Related Information box to help prepare you for the written examination.

Background Check

Applicants who have successfully completed all phases of the selection process are elibible to continue in the process with a background investigation as determined by the department. The background investigation includes but is not limited to the following reviews: criminal record, driving record, military record, current and previous employment history and references. For those applicants who have not successfully completed all phases of the hiring process, the information in your Background Packet will not used or released.

Position
Under the direction of the EMS Manager, the Emergency Medical Technician serves as a Station Officer for the UCLA Police Department, with the primary responsibility of providing 9-1-1 emergency medical response for the campus and surrounding community. The position is part-time, classified as 49% Casual Restricted, open only to full-time UCLA students (see Requirements below).

  • Hands-on Care
    UCLA EMS is a unique organization with students at its core. EMS offers one of the few opportunities for students to have hands-on patient contact. In many cases, our EMTs are the highest medical authority on the scene of medical aid requests; they assess and treat the patient and must make critical decisions affecting patient outcome. Few volunteer or lab jobs provide this exciting, invaluable experience.
  • Advanced On-the-job Training
    All newly hired EMTs are required to complete a rigorous training program, as described below:
    • Phase-I: 
      The first 5 weeks of training take place in the classroom setting. Trainees must show expertise with current EMT knowledge and are given additional instruction in defibrillation, patient assessment, driving, departmental policies and procedures, and finally tying all the information together in medical simulations. In addition to classroom lectures and simulation sessions, Phase-I trainees participate in weekly ride-alongs to observe what occurs during ambulance shifts.
    • Phase-II/III:
      After successful completion of classroom training, trainees work in the field with a dedicated Field Training Officer (FTO) for 12-15 weeks. The first few shifts are designed to ease the trainee into field training by having them assume a supporting role to their FTO. However, during Phase-III, trainees drive the ambulance, assess and treat all patients, and run every aspect of medical aid calls and other shift duties. FTOs step in only if the trainee is making critical mistakes. For newly hired EMTs, field training is the most challenging yet most rewarding part of the training experience. A written and simulation test complete field training and the trainee becomes a probationary employee who can work independently on his or her own shifts.

  • Standard of Excellence
    As a result of EMS’s excellence in training and service, over 90% of students who work for EMS go to either medical school or join fire departments. Of those EMTs who apply to medical school, 100% have been accepted. Having experience working on a 9-1-1 response ambulance makes EMS applicants stand out. Back to Top 

Pay Range
Currently EMTs are compensated at an hourly rate starting at $9.37, with promotional opportunities up to $12.12. EMTs are paid biweekly and are not eligible for benefits.

Requirements
Currently certified California EMT-1s who are full-time UCLA undergraduate or graduate students with at least one calendar year remaining in school and at least a 2.0 GPA are eligible to apply. Additionally, applicants must posses a valid California Driver's License, and have a minimum of 1 year driving experience (in California or any other state). UCLA Extension students unfortunately are not eligible to apply.

Selection Process
Applicants must pass a series of rigorous evaluations to be hired by UCLA EMS, which include:

  1. Application
  2. Multiple-choice evaluation of EMT medical knowledge
  3. Geography evaluation covering campus buildings, streets and surrounding community
  4. Physical agility assessment
  5. Group interview
  6. Practical skills assessment
  7. Formal Interview
  8. Background check

Regular Hiring Testing Dates- In order to be considered, you must be available for all hiring dates/times described below (exception: Information Meetings and Practice Night). If you have a conflict with any hiring dates/times described below, you must notify us in writing no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2014. Exceptions are not guaranteed and considerations will be addressed on an individual basis

Day/Date  Time Location Event  Notes

Thursday,

April 10

6 p.m. MS 5128 New Applicant Information Meeting Not mandatory, but strongly recommended for all applicants to learn if EMS is right for you. Only one Information Session need be attended.

Monday,

April 14

6 p.m. MS 5128 New Applicant Information Meeting Not mandatory, but strongly recommended for all applicants to learn if EMS is right for you. Only one Information Session need be attended.

Wednesday,

April 16

6 p.m. MS 5128 New Applicant Information Meeting Not mandatory, but strongly recommended for all applicants to learn if EMS is right for you. Only one Information Session need be attended.

Tuesday,

April 22

6 p.m. MS 5128 New Applicant Information Meeting Not mandatory, but strongly recommended for all applicants to learn if EMS is right for you. Only one Information Session need be attended.

Thursday,

April 24

 6 p.m.

MS 5128 New Applicant Information Meeting Not mandatory, but strongly recommended for all applicants to learn if EMS is right for you. Only one Information Session need be attended.

Tuesday,

April 29

6 p.m. MS 5128 New Applicant Information Meeting Not mandatory, but strongly recommended for all applicants to learn if EMS is right for you. Only one Information Session need be attended.

Thursday,

May 8

5 p.m. UCLA Police Department
Front Counter
601 Westwood Plaza
All Applications Due All applications due at the front counter by 5 p.m. (No exceptions will be allowed) Applications are reviewed and some applicants will be invited to take the Written Evaluation.

Friday,

May 9

3 p.m.

UCLA Police Department
Front Counter
601 Westwood Plaza

Accepted Applications Posted List of accepted applications posted by last 4 digits of social security number at UCPD Station front counter and on the phone message at (310) 206-8885. Accepted applicants pick up preliminary packet at the Police Department front counter as soon as possible.

Saturday,

May 10

8 a.m. Royce 156 Written Evaluation Evaluates EMT and UCLA geography knowledge. Test lasts approximately 2 hours. Applicants passing this portion will be invited to the Group Interview/ Physical Evaluation.

Saturday,

May 10

10 a.m. Royce 156 Group Interview/ Physical Evaluation

Group Interview- Each applicant will be paired up with 2-3 other applicants in a group interview session to better assess problem solving and interpersonal skills.

Physical Evaluation- Includes lifting a gurney loaded with 180 lb. patient, carrying a loaded flat up and down stairs and a run loaded with equipment up and down stairs. Applicants who pass will be invited to participate in the Practical Evaluation and Practice Night.

Saturday,

May 10

5 p.m. UCLA Police Department
Front Counter
601 Westwood Plaza
Practice Night  An opportunity for all applicants to practice EMT skills and get comfortable with equipment. Not mandatory, but highly recommended for all applicants.

Sunday,

May 11

1 hour  appointments UCLA Police Department
Front Counter
601 Westwood Plaza
Practical Evaluation

Applicants must perform at least 2 EMT skills, such as C-spine, CPR, traction splint, KED, etc. Applicants are required to report for their Practical Evaluation 15 minutes prior to appointment time.

Saturday,

May 17

12 p.m. to

 5 p.m.

 

Humanities A30 Formal Interview Applicants who pass the practical are invited back for the formal interview.

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UCLA Police Department
Email: treynolds@ucpd.ucla.edu | Phone: (310) 206-8886 | Fax: (310) 206-6812 | Mail Code: 136408
Address
601 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1364
  Business Hours
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Station Hours
24 hours a day, 7 days a week

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