24 HOUR EMERGENCY
Poison Control Center
606 East Burton Street
Mike Nunley, EMT-P, RN
Paramedic Accreditation Program
The Rutherford County EMS Accreditation Program is designed to evaluate new paramedic employees on skills and knowledge. RCEMS EMT-P accreditation paramedics, who possess a valid Tennessee EMT-P license that is current, will be scheduled for the accreditation process in Rutherford County. Successful completion of the accreditation evaluation is required for a paramedic position with Rutherford County EMS.
The evaluation process is intended to evaluate paramedics and identify a paramedic’s strengths and weaknesses. In addition, it ensures that each challenge paramedic possesses the knowledge necessary to function safely and effectively in the Rutherford County EMS System. While the evaluation process is not intended to be a teaching process, each call will be reviewed with the paramedic. At the conclusion of the evaluation, the paramedic will receive a written summary of the strengths and weaknesses observed by the evaluator, as well as an overall performance summary. Each phase of the program must be completed in order prior to advancing to the next phase.
The accreditation field evaluation will end after the paramedic has successfully completed enough ALS calls to satisfy the FTO as to the paramedic’s competence, or has failed one (1), ALS patient contact. Successful completion shall be defined as receiving no unsatisfactory ratings in any phase of the evaluation program. If the paramedic is unsuccessful, the evaluator will advise the paramedic as to where s/he failed to meet the standard. The paramedic may then repeat the evaluation.
Tennessee EMS Rules and Regulations
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