Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Peters
Abbott Ambulance Services
University Medical Center Columbia
I earned my EMT-Basic in 2006 and from there bagain training for my paramedic. Although I was unable to complete my paramedic I do plan to return to school and finish it one day. Right now my place is at home with my 2 children and my husband.
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there is nothing better than the feeling you get knowing that you are able to provide excellent care to a patient when they are in some of their greatest times of need.
Sounds like a good plan to me, and a solid plan is what is important. I would suggest that youi might even attempt to get a P/T BLS while in school to help with clinical and create a solid work record etc before you make the $/time investment in a full paaremdic program.
As a former manager of a major EMS system, for which a DUI could be a dis-qualifier ( note I said could be utilized to pass over a candidate for employment) I would suggest that you make application to an employer, with an open attitude . Don't go in with a woe is me attitude, but be honest and relate you history, but more importantly what you've done to "self" correct and move on from that point. Make sure you stress the "work load" that you are capable of handling . I would also suggest that you don't set yourself up for another full of stress failure process. Go in slow to get reacquainted with the "water", so that you can ramp up also so you're asking the employer for a chance with less risk to you and them, after a short while of proving reliability and ability you will find that they will be happy to have you transition into something bigger. But as others have suggested check the licensure regulations first and be famiolar with them, especially if there are any recommended remediations
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