​LOOKING FOR A GREAT PLACE TO PRACTICE EMS?
JOIN ONE OF THE PREMIER EMS SYSTEMS, IN ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA!  

Wake County EMS is responsible for the delivery of emergency care throughout North Carolina's capital city of Raleigh and many of the surrounding communities. We are a 9-1-1 EMS service built on:

Prompt,

Compassionate,

Clinically Excellent Care.

Our Paramedics Enjoy: 

  • Outstanding clinical protocols that allow for flexibility and independence.

  • A great clinical environment, which provides and documents a 23% annual cardiac arrest save rate (confidence interval 13%–31%) using the Utstein criteria. We also monitor patient outcome data from our receiving hospitals and provide feedback to line members. 
     
  • Excellent relationships with our region's hospitals and our outstanding, AED-equipped, first-responder agencies. 
     
  • Starting salary based on experience. A comprehensive county benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, local government retirement, and a 5% "no match required" contribution to your 401(k) account. Tuition reimbursement of up to $1,200 per year after one year of service, in an "educationally rich" environment. 
     
  • State-of-the-art equipment, including Type III ambulances (replaced every four years), physiologic monitoring devices (12-Lead, ETCO2, Sp02, NiBP), 800-MHz digital radio system, and outstanding Emergency Medical Dispatch support. 
     
  • Station-based, units operating on 12- and 24-hour shifts. 
     
  • A full-time, board-certified and EMS fellowship-trained Medical Director who participates on a daily basis in managing the service and providing care in the field. 
     
  • Paid continuing education featuring outstanding guest faculty, in our dedicated, state of the art training center. We offer "just in time" training based on our recent clinical and operational experiences. 
     
  • An outstanding field training and evaluation program – great support for inexperienced paramedics and great flexibility for experienced medics. Whatever your level of experience, we'll take you from "paramedic" to "Wake County Paramedic" with all the support that you'll want. 
     
  • Individually issued personal protective equipment, including full turnout gear and respiratory protection. All uniforms provided include boots and belt. 
     
  • Career opportunities including promotional and special operations opportunities. We field a regional Tactical EMS Team and Hazardous Materials/Urban Search and Rescue medical support team that responds with our regional HAZMAT and USAR teams.  We operate EMS Bike Response Teams at special events, and have opportunities to participate in special training to staff field units at NCSU football games.

  • Many opportunities to cover games and special events for the Carolina Hurricanes, NC State Wolfpack, 2 outdoor music venues and the NC State Fair.  There are also a multitude of other events to cover, such as marathons, 5Ks, downtown festivals, parades, and smaller sporting events.

  • A variety of employee committees that participate in everything from equipment selection and evaluation to professional peer review and oversight. 

  • The Wake County area was listed in Money magazine as one of the 10 best places to live and work in America.
Wake County Human Resources
PO Box 550
Raleigh, NC 27602
 
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    Fax to: 919-856-6256
 
Email questions to: Recruit@WakeEMS.com
 
 
 
Wake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer