Wintergreen Fire and Rescue are looking for a few good men and women!

Firefighter/Medic Position Available

January 17th, 2017 - Firefighter/Medic Wanted Position Type: Full Time Posted Date: 1/1/17 Deadline to Apply: 1/31/17

Wintergreen Fire and Rescue is seeking motivated candidates to join our team. We're a dynamic organization that strives to provide the best EMS and fire services to the community of Wintergreen and surrounding Nelson and Augusta Counties.   

We handle the trauma and call volume associated with a popular ski resort, the high-angle rescue associated with the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the incredible challenge which comes from transport times averaging 40 minutes as we transport to 4 different hospitals in 3 different regions. 

Candidates must possess a valid Virginia driver’s license, high school diploma (or equivalent) and must be nineteen (19) years of age or older. Certifications Required Upon Employment: Virginia EMT- Intermediate (Nationally Registered EMT-P/NRP is preferred), ACLS, PALS, EVOC Class 3, and Commonwealth of Virginia Fire Fighter II.  Aerial Operator preferred.  

Candidates will provide emergency medical care, respond to fire alarms and other emergencies as required; extinguish fires and protect life and property against the hazards of fire; exercise prudent use, care and maintenance of fire/rescue apparatus and property; and operate fire/rescue apparatus. Will perform other related work as required/assigned. Candidates will work a 24/48 schedule.

All candidates are required to successfully complete the Wintergreen Fire and Rescue PAT within the first year of hire and will be tested every six (6) months thereafter. For more information and details on the PAT and position requirements, refer to our website; www.wtgfireresq.org/employment.shtml. All Wintergreen employees must sign a non-tobacco use agreement as well as successfully complete drug screens. 

Pay and benefits are competitive within our region and dependent upon qualifications.

Interested applicants should submit your resume to Mike Riddle, Chief of EMS Operations via email at mrffmedic@gmail.com by no later than January 31, 2017

Advice from Old Man Winter

The winter season is here. At this moment we have no threat of bad weather. However, with the holidays upon us, we want to extend a friendly reminder about what you should have in your car in case you come upon an emergency or you, your self are in one. 

Car kit: First Aid Kit, flares, flashlight with spare batteries, ice scraper, extra water, blankets, jumper cables, windshield wiper fluid, paper towels or cloth towels, bag of salt, a small shovel, extra clothes, cellphone and charger, box of matches (in zip lock bag) and non-perishable food (protein bars for example).

If you have any questions, consult the Virginia Department of Emergency Management's planning recommendations: http://www.vaemergency.gov/prepare-recover/emergency-supply-kit/

Here's to a safe Christmas and New Year! 

 

 

 

 

UVA Emergency Room News

NEW EMS ROOM IS OPENED

We have officially opened the new EMS Charting room, located in the corridor inside the EMS entrance.  Welcome to your new EMS home in the ED! There are cookies and popcorn to celebrate this today! We are working to stock the supplies and label the cabinets. The water cooler and refrigerator should be in there now.  There will also be bulletin boards and files put into the room for better communication.

Just a reminder - I sent out information last week but there were some that did not get the message about the EMS entrance.  Please make sure that your membership is aware of the temporary changes.

University Hospital Expansion

Underground Work Between the EMS ED Entrance and Lee Street Starting December 8th and continuing for 4 weeks, the Hospital Expansion Project will begin underground work in the ambulance unloading area between the Emergency Department and Lee Street.  During the first two weeks, 3-4 EMS parking spots will be captured to allow for the drilling and excavation equipment to operate.  During this time we will be extending the EMS parking area into the near lane of Lee Street to recover those lost spaces.  Follow up work will take place over the following two weeks in a much reduced footprint.

 

 

Virginia Elite/ ImageTrend Downtime

Virginia Elite users and Agencies submitting records to the Virginia Elite system: 

 

The office of EMS, in conjunction with ImageTrend and Virginia IT services, will be moving the Virginia Elite system (VAv3) to internal state of Virginia based servers beginning on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.  This transition will last until Monday, December 12th, 2016.  During this transition, the Virginia Elite system will NOT be available for online access. 

 

As Hospital Hub will not have access to any Virginia Elite medical records, agencies will need to make arrangements to ensure the smooth transfer of medical information to hospitals (in printed form) during this transition. 

 

The Elite Field version (Offline – disconnected from the Internet) will still function during this transition.  All records collected can be posted once the Virginia Elite system comes back on line on Monday, December 12th. 

 

This will also affect all 3rd party vendors currently using WebServices to transfer data to the Virginia Elite system.  During the transition, Web Services will be down.  Please notify your vendor of this transition so that they can take any needed steps to ensure records your system collects during this time will still be transmitted to the Virginia Elite system once the system comes back online.

 

If you have any questions, please send those to support@oemssupport.kayako.com.

 

Firefighter/EMT and Medic Opportunities

Firefighter/EMT and Medic Opportunities:

The Louisa County Department of Fire and EMS is now accepting applications for current and future Full-time Firefighter/EMT and Medic opportunities.

In order to be considered, candidates must submit a completed application to the County of Louisa Human Resources Department; complete a written exam, physical ability testing and a formal interview process.

The application process will remain open until 5:00 PM, December 16, 2016.

Minimum requirements include:

• VDFP. Firefighter 1 and 2

• VDFP Haz-Mat Operations

• VOEMS EMT- Basic (or higher)

• EVOC III

Salary will depend on experience, education and training, with a minimum salary/FLSA range between $38,584.60 - $43,353.58 in addition to a very competitive/comprehensive benefits package as well as career development opportunities.

Online applications and a full job description can be accessed through the link below.

http://www.louisacounty.com/LCadmin/employment.htm   

 

 

Position Announcement

Thomas Jefferson EMS Council, Inc.

Position Title: Receptionist Full Time Hourly. Starting Salary $12hr Position Summary:

The Receptionist carries out clerical and administrative support functions.

The Receptionist is the primary support staff for the Council, and is expected to exercise tact and judgment, while maintaining a friendly, helpful and professional manner. Must be motivated, resourceful and able to think and work independently and creatively. A full description of this position is available by emailing tjoyce@vaems.org Deadline for submission of resume and letter of interest is Fri Nov 25th. at 4:30pm. Documents should be submitted to tjoyce@vaems.org.

TECC Course

Tactical Emergency Casualty Care

TECC Course

DATE: Saturday and Sunday, December 10th and 11th, 2016

TIME:  0800 - 1700

LOCATION: Greene County Rescue Squad
9845 Spotswood Trail
Stanardsville, VA 22973 

COST:  $280.00 (includes books, snack and lunches)

TO REGISTER:  Go to www.naemt.org and sign up for the appropriate class.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: December 1st 2016

 

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Spring 2017 AEMT Class UVA Prehospital

Spring 2017 AEMT Class UVA Prehospital

Spring 2017 AEMT Class
January 3 - May 6th
Tuesdays/Thursdays - 1830-2130
linical Rotations in UVA Emergency Room, Pediatric ER, Field Sites

Pre-requisites:

You must have a high school degree or GED, current EMT and CPR card.  It is recommended that you are actively working/volunteering with an agency, as you will need recommendations from EMS providers.  Those affiliated with non-transport agencies will need to make arrangements with a transport agency prior to the start of class.

Tuition: $850(covers NR Psychomotor Exam) Other costs:

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12-lead Initiative

12-lead Initiative

WATCH FOR CHANGES!

Regional changes are coming for 12-lead acquisitions. Be prepared now! Acquire your 12-lead within the first 10 minutes of patient contact.

Providers are encouraged to start taking the cardiac monitor in to homes and acquiring 12-lead, where appropriate, on scene as part of their initial vital signs. More to come at your October CE site.

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Web Based CE

Web Based CE

The Virginia Office of EMS publishes resources on the availability of continuing education (CE) programs which can be completed online through approved third party vendors.  According to OEMS polices, online CE is only accepted from the following CE vendors as they have applied for and met stringent reporting and course content requirements as set forth by OEMS. Courses completed by providers on non-approved websites will not receive credit towards their certification.

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