Mon EMS provides three programs for EMS interns. All interns must meet the following requirements:
- Be a minimum of 16 years of age except as outlined below.
- No criminal convictions or history that would preclude the applicant from observing or interacting with sensitive patient information or at-risk populations.
- Proof of Hepatitis B Vaccine or Letter of Declination.
- Proof of current immunizations as required by Mon EMS
- Current CPR card from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross
The observer intern is a non-certified individual, most often evaluating EMS as a career option or seeking understanding of EMS roles and responsibilities.
A student intern is enrolled in an education program at Mon EMS or their education program has signed affiliation agreement to provide experience or work-based learning.
The certified intern has a National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification, WV or other state certification and is seeking experience in EMS or specifically at Mon EMS. Most often, this is an entry-level provider or experienced individual considering Mon EMS for paid employment.
The certified intern must:
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Maintain NREMT certification and state certification (if applicable)
- Maintain a current valid CPR for healthcare providers
- Provide or apply, with Mon EMS sponsorship, for WV EMS certification
- Obtain or provide proof of completion of NIMS IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800
- Certification from primary healthcare provider (physician, nurse practitioner) stating that the intern is physically fit to perform duties expected of an ambulance crew member.
- Interested observer and certified interns must file an application including any required documentation.
- Mon EMS will review all internship applicants on a rolling basis.
- Approved applicants are subject to background screening.
- Interns are scheduled at the convenience of Mon EMS. It is recommended that interns provide multiple days and times of availability.
- Each intern will be assigned to a Mon EMS provider for their shift(s).
- If an intern is unable to make a shift they must notify the on-duty supervisor at 304-376-6344 and send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the shift start time.
- Failure to attend a scheduled shift without notice as described will result in dismissal from the internship program.
- Failure to attend more than one scheduled shift, even with notice, will result in a meeting with a member of the administrative team to determine the intern’s status in the program.
- Interns must wear appropriate attire for the environment (sturdy black shoes, outerwear, business casual for office work, etc.).
- Student interns must wear their education program’s assigned uniform. If no uniform is assigned, the intern must comply with the requirements of this section.
- Black or dark blue uniform or trouser style pants are acceptable. No jeans, denim, or leggings allowed.
- No visible offensive tattoos, no piercings that would inhibit patient care or crew safety, and hair must be of a natural color.
- Interns must exhibit good personal hygiene (no body odor, no perfumes or colognes, etc.)
Participation in Patient Care
- All primary patient care will be provided by licensed and credentialed Mon EMS providers (EMTs and paramedics).
- As allowed and directed by their assigned Mon EMS field provider, interns may participate in care up to their level of training in a formal education program or EMS certification. Examples include:
- Observer intern: may move equipment to / from the scene of a call or participate in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) if certified
- Student intern: may participate in patient interviewing, physical assessment, patient movement, and care within the scope of practice of their education program
- Interns may be overridden by their assigned supervising provider at any time.
- Mon EMS internships last up to a maximum of six months.
- An intern may request an extension of an internship in writing.
- An education program may have an existing agreement on file with Mon EMS for durations in excess of 6 months.
- Extensions are discretionary and not guaranteed.
- Mon EMS administration may at any time terminate an internship for any reason.
- The position of intern is unpaid and not subject to any unemployment or other benefits.