Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Hybrid Course

Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support

PHTLS Hybrid Course

DATE:  August 8th, 2015
TIME:   8 a.m.-5 p.m.
LOCATION: Thomas Jefferson EMS Council
2205 Fontaine Avenue, Suite 303 Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
COST:  $275.00 Initial PHTLS Online Module (includes book) (to be completed prior to class)
$180.00 Instructor Course
(there is an online module if you are not an instructor listed below)(can become instructor if you are instructor of an NAEMT course, ex: AMLS, ITLS or already have a PHTLS card)
$90.00 Refresher Course (current PHTLS renewal)

If you are interested in getting initial PHTLS and becoming an instructor or have any questions please contact Sheri Markel at Smarkel@vaems.org or 434-295-6146


TO REGISTER:  Go to NAEMT.ORG and follow the appropriate links to register. Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation email.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 1st 2015 

EMT Course Starting Tuesday, August 4th Tue/Thu 1-5p & 1 Saturday Per Month 9a-1p

EMT Course Starting Tuesday, August 4th Tue/Thu 1-5p & 1 Saturday Per Month 9a-1p

The Thomas Jefferson EMS Council will be conducting an Emergency Medical Technician course starting Tuesday August 4, 2015 at our office, 2205 Fontaine Ave, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Where: Thomas Jefferson EMS Council, Inc.
2205 Fontaine Ave., Suite 303
Charlottesville, VA 22903

When: Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, 1 Saturday morning during August, September and October.

Times: 1300 (1 pm) – 1700 (5 pm) weeknights, 0900 (9 am) – 1300 (1 pm) Saturdays

Starts: Tuesday August 4, 2015 End date/Test date: Saturday December 12, 2015

Cost: $700 (includes all cost associated with course), no refunds after 3rd class

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Employment Opportunity EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic level provider, Full Time

Employment Opportunity EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic level provider, Full Time

The Waynesboro First Aid Crew is seeking responsible, dependable, applicants to fulfill an open EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic position. Our system handles approximately 5,500 calls for service annually and offers a competitive benefits package. Candidates must possess good communications skills (written/verbal) and be able to deal with patients, coworkers, and the general public in a professional and courteous manner. 
Successful candidates must be able to work calmly in high stress situations and maintain effective working relationships with members of other public safety agencies, coworkers and volunteers. Candidates must be flexible with scheduling to meet the needs of the agency. 

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Employment Opportunity EMS Provider, Part-Time

Employment Opportunity EMS Provider, Part-Time

The Waynesboro First Aid Crew is seeking responsible, dependable, applicants to fulfill current and future EMT and EMT-Enhanced/Advanced, EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic part-time positions. Our system handles approximately 5,500 calls for service annually. Candidates must possess good communications skills (written/verbal) and be able to deal with patients, coworkers, and the general public in a professional and courteous manner. 
Successful candidates must be able to work calmly in high stress situations and maintain an effective working relationship with members of other public safety agencies, coworkers and volunteers. Candidates must be flexible with scheduling to meet the needs of the agency. 

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VDH Press Release: TJEMS Regional Awards


DATE: June 4, 2015
                          
THOMAS JEFFERSON EMS COUNCIL RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN EMS

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) The Thomas Jefferson Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Council, Inc. thanked its EMS personnel and awarded those who were nominated for their superior level of service to the community during the council’s regional awards ceremony held May 13, 2015 at the East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company.

“It is a great privilege to award and recognize the EMS personnel within the Thomas Jefferson region. This regional awards program allows us the opportunity to formally acknowledge a remarkable level of dedication and commitment to serving our entire community,” said Gary Morris, executive director of the Thomas Jefferson EMS Council. “It is our sincere hope that these award recipients continue to share their passion and devotion with others so that our EMS system will continue to improve and others will become as dedicated to serving as they have.” 
Recipients of this year’s regional awards will have the chance to compete for the prestigious 2015 Governor’s EMS Awards, which will be announced at the Virginia EMS Symposium’s Annual Awards Ceremony, November 14 in Norfolk. Winners will be presented with a trophy and a certificate signed by the Governor.

“We recognize all Virginia EMS providers who consistently demonstrate their commitment to saving lives and protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. Their willingness to put their own lives on the line for the well-being of the community is honorable and appreciated,” said Gary Brown, director of the Virginia Office of EMS. 
        
The 2015 Thomas Jefferson EMS Council Award Recipients:
•    Excellence in Emergency Medical Services – Kostas Alibertis, Western Albemarle Rescue Squad
•    Outstanding EMS Administrator – Mary Lee Embrey, Nelson County Rescue Squad 
•    Outstanding EMS Agency – Wintergreen Rescue Squad
•    Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children – Piedmont Pediatrics 
•    Outstanding Contribution to EMS Health & Safety – University of Virginia Prehospital Program
•    Nurse with Outstanding Contribution to EMS – Elizabeth Scott, RN, University of Virginia Health System, Pegasus Flight Operations
•    Physician with Outstanding Contribution to EMS – Dr. William Brady 
•    Outstanding Prehospital Educator – Valerie Quick, University of Virginia Prehospital Program/Western Albemarle Rescue Squad/Scottsville Rescue Squad
•    Outstanding Prehospital Provider – Susan Anderson, Holly Grove Rescue Squad
•    Outstanding EMS Telecomunications Dispatcher – Taylor Ashley, Charlottesville/Albemarle, University of Virginia Emergency Communications Center
•    Outstanding Contribution to EMS by a High School Senior ($1,000 Scholarship) – Julia Hatter, Greene County Rescue Squad

EMT Course Starting Tuesday, August 4th Tue/Thu 6:30-10p & 2 Sundays per Month 1-5p

EMT Course Starting Tuesday, August 4th Tue/Thu 6:30-10p & 2 Sundays per Month 1-5p

We will be conducting an Emergency Medical Technician course starting Tuesday August 4, 2015 at Louisa County Rescue Squad, Louisa Virginia.

Where: Louisa County Rescue Squad
83 Rescue Lane
Louisa, VA 23093

When: Primarily Tuesday and Thursday evenings, though there will be some Monday and Wednesday evenings; all dates and time will be announced on the class syllabus. The class will also meet on Sunday afternoons (2 a month).

Times: 1830 (630 pm) – 2200 (10 pm) weeknights, 1300 (1 pm) – 1700 (5 pm) Sundays

Starts: Tuesday August 4, 2015 End date/Test date: Saturday December 19, 2015

Cost: $700 (includes all cost associated with course), no refunds after 3rd class

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EMT Course Starting Monday, August 3 - Mon/Wed 6:30-10pm & Some Sundays 1-5pm

EMT Course Starting Monday, August 3 - Mon/Wed 6:30-10pm & Some Sundays 1-5pm

The Thomas Jefferson EMS Council will be conducting an Emergency Medical Technician course starting Monday August 3, 2015 at our office, 2205 Fontaine Ave, Suite 303 Charlottesville, Virginia.

When: Monday and Wednesday evenings, some Sunday afternoons
Times: 1830 (630 pm) – 2200 (10 pm) Monday and Wednesday, 1300 (1 pm) – 1700 (5 pm) Sundays

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VAVRS EVOC Instructor Course

VAVRS EVOC Instructor Course

Greene County Rescue Squad is planning to host a VAVRS EVOC instructor course in July 2015 in Greene County. The two day weekend course includes Methods of Instruction and the EVOC Instructor course. The class is only for people who would like to be an EVOC instructor.  We cannot move forward and set a date until we have fifteen people interested (GCRS and other agencies).  We must have 15 people by June 1st to make this happen, earlier is better. Once we have the minimum required, then the date and other information will be announced. To be eligible to take this course you must have a current EVOC card and 2 years of experience.  Contact Jack McKeen at jackmckeen@yahoo.com if you are interested.  

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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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