Austin-Travis County EMS 2023 Annual Report

employee development

EDucating. growing. building. supporting.

The Austin Travis County EMS Employee Development and Wellness Division (EDWD) supports both the department and individual providers. The division facilitates primary and continuing education, new hire and promotional Academies, clinical oversight, safety, wellness, recruiting, and community outreach. EDWD is uniquely invested in the long-term success of every employee and is committed to lifelong learning, physical and psychological wellness, and safe learning environments. We aim to foster the employee's professional growth through education, mentorship, and innovation. In turn, this ensures patients cared for by our providers receive the highest quality and compassionate care.

PARAMEDIC SCHOOL & Continuing education (CE)

• 19,926 Hours of CE awarded • 21 Students

• 15,529 Student contact hours • 6,584 Student clinical hours • Developed programing to meet the needs and address the concerns from the employees • Reassigned the employees enrolled in the paramedic program to accommodate the paramedic school schedule for better work life balance. In 2023, ATCEMS began hiring qualified applicants directly into the Clinical Specialist position in an effort to streamline experienced paramedics into the ALS position. The Direct Hire program reduced the amount of time from hire to initial credential by over 75%. In FY2023, 19 Clinical Specialists have been hired into this accelerated program.

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