Worked 30 yrs as a Lpn/Paramedic, loved it. Unfortunately, had a accident and while in Physical rehab nursing license lapsed. Currently disabled and looking for part time job. My disability does allow me to work maybe 10-20 hrs per week.
I was terminated from my job as a paramedic because I could not pass my DL51 Physical. My physical came due last month. I went into my ambulance company medical office for my biannual physical. I filled out my paper for the CDL physical, which is required for California, and marked down that I had epilepsy.
Well that was the wrong thing to do. The doctor told that I failed the physical immediately due to my epilepsy history. We I was told to leave and walked out. I contacted my employer at the time and they wanted to give me a temporary ADA accommodation, after I had asked for the paper for an ADA accommodation. This issue went on for a month, until they called me in on 10/16, with my separation papers on their desk.
They told they could no longer accommodate me. I and they offered me a dispatchers positions. They couldn’t tell me my pay grade or the training schedule. My response was that you had to have a EMT-D creditial prior to applying for this job. This was company policy. They told no, they would train me and I could take the test. I told them no, I want to be a medic and here is my accommodation, which is the process I wanted from the start! They refused me and I said you would have to fire me, because I’m not quitting. I was fired because I have epilepsy. I cannot acquire employment because I cannot obtain a DL51, which is wrong when you spend 100% of your time in the back of the ambulance.
Great place to gain experience as a primary care provider, but a higher burn out rating due to amount of calls and work place environment in general
Seeking employment as a triage or ER paramedic. I have experience in phlebotomy, ECK interpretation, and , and general ER procedures. Worked in level II trauma center, and cardiac cath lab.
Looking for full time position as paramedic in an ER, or lab. Have good phlebotomy skills, EKG skills, and EMS management skills