Mission: Champion EMS is a not for profit, 501c3 organization dedicated to providing high quality, teamwork focused, efficiently managed, and patient centered emergency medical services to the people and communities we serve throughout east Texas.
Champion EMS is a growing organization with EMT and Paramedic openings at select stations across east Texas. At Champion EMS we recognize that our most valued resource is our people. We abide by strong ethical standards of conduct and are committed to providing only the best in patient care. Responsibility and Accountability are strong trademarks of who we are and what we do. We pride ourselves in being an employer of choice in the region and strive to provide a professional work environment with the best EMS stations, MICUs, equipment and supplies that allow our EMTs and Paramedics to provide the highest quality of patient care possible. Our organizational goal is to be employ the best EMTs and Paramedics available, including providing the training to become an EMT and Paramedic when needed at no cost to the employee and providing multiple opportunities for professional growth and advancement. We strive to be an organization with high levels of employee satisfaction and low employee turnover because we provide the best salaries and benefits, including retirement benefits, in Texas!
I have been working at Champion EMS full-time (More than 5 years)
In growth every entity has its growing pains. Some are more dramatic than others. However, it's how you grow from it that truly counts. I have been at Champion EMS for over 5 years. From where we started as our own to where we are now is a vast polar opposite. The upper management has invested a lot of time in trying to grow. Obviously it can not happen over night. It's just like a juvenile stock. You look at it for long term investment. You want a positive ROI(return on investment). Here it's the same. I came to this organization for a short term fix to a solution with the idea of going to a local fire dept as a fire/medic. However, I am truly invested in the organization and I'm here to stay to progress my education, which they are very supportive of, this way I can spend more time with my family.
The pay is good. of course, it could always be better, but I'm not struggling paycheck to paycheck.
The fellow field staff is very welcoming, along with upper management, as long as you are a team player. They are willing to help you out in time of need. They are willing to invest in your future, but you do have to be willing to share the investment. Most people just want the benefits with out the return. You can get all the education you want to get to maintain your CE's at not cost and get paid for it. The CEO has untapped potential. He truly cares about all involved. However, he does have his hands full and somethings may shadow others at times. It happens everywhere. At least he knows your name instead of your cost to the company/organization. They will listen to you. Trust me I know, but it's all about how honest and objective you are.
The mandatory over time is a bummer. However, I look at it like the military. You commit to being a public servant. At least this way we get to go home instead of staying overseas for a long time. Eventually it will get better, but for now it's not so bad. Scheduling is a bit of a cluster with the mandates. It's hard to schedule things way out in advance. The 'brotherhood' is at a low currently as has been. This is very common in the southern private based EMS. Pay could always be better, but at the same time. It's better to have job security, than not to so I'll take that over higher pay.
Advice to Management
Listen to the "lower management" more. Let them make some calls for their station and let them grow from it. The foundation is solid and has amazing potential. Listen to all the team members involved. Show them you listen, provide loop feedback.
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