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Denver Health Paramedic Division Reviews

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  1. "EMT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Denver Health Paramedic Division full-time

    Pros

    Busy urban EMS system, great place for experience. Great pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Denver and surrounding areas cost of living sky rocketing


  2. "Denver Health Paramedic Division"

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    Current Employee - Paramedic in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Paramedic in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy, protocols, pay, benefits, dual paramedic ambulances. Busy system with 100k calls per year.

    Cons

    None really. One of the best places to work of you want to be a paramedic and not a firefighter.

    Advice to Management

    Additional CE's and on the job training would be good.

  3. "Among the top EMS systems in the world."

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    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Emergency Medical Technician in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Denver Health Paramedic Division full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High volume. Fast paced. Progressive EMS system. Multiple training opportunities. Supportive command staff. Fair wages, albeit low pay compared to the level of training and job demands. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    High stress. Hazardous work environment. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a good job of grooming EMTs into paramedics, but admittedly struggles with training EMTs and could be more clear about the role EMTs play in the division.


  4. "Dispatch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent equipment, good Lieutenants, lots of stability.

    Cons

    2nd class citizens and very inconsistent treatment between paramedics and dispatchers.

    Advice to Management

    Give dispatch the same opportunities and treatment as paramedics.


  5. "Taken a serious turn for the worst over the last few years."

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    Current Employee - Paramedic
    Current Employee - Paramedic
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Denver Health Paramedic Division full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent calls if you can get past the constant frequent fliers and people manipulating the system. Just an urban setting 911 ambulance service I guess.

    Cons

    Where to start. Standard of paramedics has gone down with the standard of Field Trainers also going down. At this point it seems like they are really just looking to put butts in the seat. Massive break in communication between education dept and field paramedics with students. Majority of supervisors are in that position because they are tired of working the streets and have no where else to go.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the weak links. There are a lot and most of them are known to be dangerous. Medical director seems like he has no idea what actually goes on on an ambulance and what we do. Get rid of him and have someone that is actually doing good for the service and wants more than "collect a nice check"