Kurtz EMS
  • - Kurtz Ambulance Service
  • New Lenox , IL, USA
  • Full Time

Earn while you learn to be an Emergency Medical Technician

Kurtz is offering a unique opportunity for individuals interested in a rewarding career in pre-hospital medicine.

What is an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)?

The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation, and functions as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. An EMT performs interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance and is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system.

About the Program:

The eligible candidate will be hired as an employee and compensated a training wage while in attendance at EMT Academy at Kurtz.  The Academy is a rigorous program which qualifies the employee to take the Illinois State and NREMT exam. There is no cost for the class and all books, tuition, fees and uniforms will be paid by Kurtz.  Upon successful completion of the class, all tests and state certification, the employee may-+ be transferred to an EMT position with an increase to the EMT compensation rate.

The right candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have proof of a HS diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Have all required immunizations
  • Successfully complete the pre-employment screening which includes motor vehicle and criminal background checks, drug testing and a physical agility test

What happens after passing the course?

After successful completion of the course, the employee will be eligible to take a written and skills test offered by the State of Illinois and/or the NREMT and will be required to work for Kurtz for a period of at least one year. 

Upon receipt of the state EMT-B certification, employees may be assigned their full-time shift and complete new employee training.  They will also qualify for benefits including:

  • Excellent benefit package including medical, dental, life, vision, disability and 401(k) plan with company match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) hours
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Response to nationwide disasters


This Kurtz Sponsored Academy begins in Spring 2019

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