We are a county-based, private EMS serving the smallest county in the state of Texas; a mere 12 miles by 12 miles, or 144 square mile district that has a mixture of affluent urban population and sparsely populated, rural farmland. Located approximately 20 miles east of downtown Dallas on IH 30, we are one of the fastest growing suburbs of the Dallas metroplex. The population of the County Seat, City of Rockwall is currently near 42,000 with the County’s population approximately 88,000. We service two local hospitals and five nursing homes in our district as well as having the county “911” contract. The majority of our call volume is medical calls, primarily cardiac, respiratory and CVA’s; the majority of the trauma calls we respond to are motor vehicle collisions.
We staff our Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU) with two Paramedics; you will find our only EMT’s in our dispatch center. With two Paramedics on every MICU the crew workload is shared more evenly, and the most critical patients have two ALS responders to care for them. We feel this allows for the best overall patient care and employee satisfaction. A large percentage of our staff are Critical Care Paramedics (CCEMT-P) certified through the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) program, the most recognized authority in critical care transport medicine.
Our Paramedics utilize top-of-the-line equipment and cutting-edge protocols. From the 12 lead capability given us by our Philips MRx’s, our Impact EMV+ transport ventilators and Alaris MiniMed I.V. pumps, and video laryngoscopy, to our Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) medications we strive to be at the top of the EMS game. Very few items below the medical control line and a fluid, non-cookbook system of protocols allow the Paramedics to be just that, Paramedics. Our Continuing Quality Improvement (CQI) program constantly monitors the needs of the system to allow for growth in the treatment parameters and all Paramedic input is considered in any updates to those parameters. Critical Care level Continuing Education such as classes on ventilator use and blood gasses keeps us ahead of the learning curve in EMS. We simply believe in being “smart paramedics”.
We typically enjoy a very low turn over rate; however, we are extremely selective when it comes to the people we bring into our family. For this fact we continually find ourselves looking for that individual that stands out; that Paramedic that strives to be the best, that Paramedic that gravitates towards the best…that Rockwall County EMS Paramedic.
Are you interested in being among that small group, in being a Rockwall County EMS Paramedic? If so, please fill out the application below and return it to us.
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