- High School diploma or equivalent is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
- Valid driver's license is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
- Current certification in the State of Illinois as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
- One (1) year experience as an EMT-B is required.
- Current CPR certificate is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
- All applicants must have reached their 18th birthday as of the date of application is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of medical terminology, pharmacology and related abbreviations that pertain to emergency medical procedures
Must possess knowledge, skills and ability in the emergency care of patients, commensurate with those required of persons possessing EMT-B and CPR certification
Must demonstrate operational ability for the following equipment; nasal cannula and mask-type oxygen delivery system and electrocardiogram machines
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in an institutional/correctional setting and function effectively in a confined environment
Ability to work effectively in a tense, stressful work setting
Demonstrates a cooperative attitude in the support of health services and the department's philosophy and mission
Ability to communicate objectively and work well with co-workers and colleagues
Ability to keep accurate records and prepare reports, as required
Ability to lift and transport adult patients
Ability to walk up to two (2) miles
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, Are you a Military Veteran?
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
- Basic Term Life Insurance
- Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.