In keeping with its commitment to serve the community, Tarrant County College is partnering with the CareFlite medical transport organization to host a hiring fair—connecting students, alumni and the public with high-demand jobs.
CareFlite is a non-profit corporation jointly sponsored by the region’s largest health systems. Its emergency medical services (EMS) professionals transport patients in helicopters, airplanes and ground ambulances; wheelchair transports also are available. CareFlite is recruiting emergency medical technicians (EMTs), paramedics and medical van drivers.
“TCC is recognized for its training of EMS professionals, and we have a number of the College’s graduates on our team,” said Jim Swartz, CareFlite president and CEO. “We are ready to bring more people on board to this career that is both exciting and deeply rewarding.”
The hiring event will be held at TCC Northeast (828 W. Harwood Rd., Hurst, NSTU 1615A – Center Corner). From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, and Wednesday, July 31, CareFlite will offer job candidates interviews, physicals, drug testing and completion of human resources paperwork. Students, graduates and members of the community are encouraged to attend.
EMT and paramedic candidates must have passed their national registry examination and at least be in the process of applying for state certification. For van driver applicants, experience in driving or the medical field is preferred but not required.
EMS programs at TCC Northeast offer affordable, respected pathways into these important career fields. EMT is an entry-level certification; the course teaches basic life support procedures over 16 weeks in fall and spring or 10 weeks in the summer session. The paramedic program offers an Associate of Applied Science as well as a certificate and covers advanced life support techniques. TCC consistently has a 100-percent job placement rate for its paramedic graduates.
After completing their studies, EMT and paramedic students are eligible to sit for a national exam and apply for certification through the Texas Department of State Health Services.
For many years, CareFlite has teamed with the College to bring opportunities to future EMS professionals. EMTs and paramedics regularly speak to TCC students and allow them to view and gain a greater understanding of medical transport vehicles and aircraft.
“CareFlite has a four-decade track record of service to North Texas, and we appreciate the organization’s commitment to growing our students’ knowledge and bringing career opportunities to students and community,” said Stephanie Rettig, TCC Northeast coordinator of career services. “This hiring event is a wonderful opportunity to begin a career in the health sciences field, and we encourage students, alumni and community members to attend.”
For more information on the hiring event, contact Lorraine Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn about TCC’s EMS offerings and other health sciences programs, contact email@example.com, and explore all fields of study at tccd.edu/academics.