Pipe dream is it yeah? I've done my research and have looked into it believe me. How do you know there's Paramedics out of work over there? Even if there is it doesn't mean they're going to just take any job that's going!!
if you browse any of the u.s emergency services/ medic forums you'll see that they are quite the opposite of crying out for emt's and its really hard to get hired in most states.
just wondering, do you have your visa sorted out yet or already have residency with a work permit? thats the biggest hurdle to jump.
ive also looked into america as an option in great detail. www.emtlife.com is a great source of info
Medic475 and BoonDoc, Thank you both for your help, having thought it over, I've decided to change careers for a non medical world wide accepted position to assist my C.V. for the U.S.A in about 9 months. Put off Irish Paramedics until very last class and come home then. That way I will have researched all the openings in U.S.A. The last class could very well be summer 2016 if not more, three years from now??? Ya?? since the Sept 2010 recruitment panel still hasen't been fully used up yet and wont be until January 2014 or further, not to mind thinking of this new panel. Honestly cheers for that, I do love my job but life is for living!!
I have done some resesarch and there is crap loads of different VISA's. From what I can see you have to be out of college max two years to get the full one year working VISA. Even if you are one day over that two years, it can become quiet differcult. But I must do some more research. I have family who can claim me in if all comes to all but id prefer not to go that route even though I know they would do it in a heart and a half. I wouldnt mind getting the three month working VISA if can be got and/or looking for sponsership.
Any suggestions in relation to VISA's etc?
Cheers for your comment
So is the AREMT an ALS paramedic?
I gather then that PHECC recognise the course as EMT level so and not paramedic here
How so? Just transferring them across from a nurse? Just giving her a paramedic qualification? O is there a course to be done?
Yes the AREMT paramedic is an ALS paramedic. ALL paramedics are ALS paramedics outside of Ireland and the PCP in Canada. When people say paramedic they usually are thinking about ALS level of skills.
I don't know anyone who will give a nurse a paramedic license without training and testing. Nursing and paramedic are completely different skill sets. Yes, both have medical training but the thinking and problem solving are different. Try putting a nurse into a MVC without a lot of kit and see how he does. He will struggle through it but he will not understand the kit nor the procedures.
The same goes for a paramedic in a nurses role. We do not have the skills to deal with bedside care in the wards. We do not have the benefit of a doctor nearby to bounce ideas and clinical decisions with. A paramedic would not do well in the wards.
So no, I can't imagine a paramedic walking into a nursing degree. I cannot imagine a nurse walking into a paramedic degree.
That being said. A nurse attending a paramedic course would find it easier than someone who never learned medicine at all.
A paramedic gaining a nursing degree doesn't have to redo all of the courses that he already learned. The Americans have a paramedic to BSc Nursing degree that can be done in about 18 months.
I am well aware of what paramedic and the term entails and the training worldwide.
Does this Industry Paramedic gain reciprocation anywhere in the world?
Ive just done the Industry Paramedic course with the Wexford guys. They have affiliation with UK Universities, including Middlesex. I now have a Level 4 certificate of higher education worth 120 credits. This means that I can skip the first year of the BSc in Paramedical Science.
The course was fantastic. Its not a city based ambulance course but geared specifically for those who want to work in industry settings. There are jobs available worldwide for Industry Paramedics and they did a great job preparing me for joining the sector.
Can i ask how much and how long was this course
its ok i just checked the website
Its €6500 for those that havent looked at website. 8 Months online and 3 weeks testing. You also have to complete over 400 hours of clinical placement. This sounds a lot but I did my placement in South Africa and managed to clock up 300 hours in 3 weeks and the final 100 hours in Moldova. Fantastic time in both. Not sure if I can give the web address but just google Merit-Training and you'll find them.
Cant recomend them enough and if anyone out there wants any more info feel free to PM me.