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FAQs

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Here is a list of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.

ANSWERS TO: MOST COMMON QUESTIONS

1. How can I apply for a job to work at Grady?

We appreciate your interest in vacancies with Grady Health System. All applications are submitted electronically. You can apply anytime through our web site from any computer. We do not accept resumes via e-mail or fax.

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2. Can I ride along on an ambulance?

EMS ride alongs are basically a chance for EMT, medical and nursing students to ride along in an Ambulance and observe how paramedics treat and manage patients in their unique hospital-based care environment, which is very different from providing the same medical care in a hospital.

Because there are issues regarding patient confidentiality, observer safety and legitimacy of a “random” person being allowed into complete strangers homes during medical emergencies, Grady EMS will not allow you to participate in an Ambulance Ride Along unless it is part of your training or new employee orientation.

3. How can I schedule Grady EMS to support our special event?

Please contact Event EMS at (404) 809-1253 or via email at events@grady-ems.org to request Grady EMS support.

4. What are the requirements to become a member of the Bike Team?

Current team consists of 12-14 members. Each member has completed training based on International Police/EMS Mountain Bike Association and Georgia traffic laws as relates to Bicycles.

5. Who do I call if I have questions about my bill?

All EMS billing is handled by a third party. If you have questions about your bill, please call (888) 214-6317, Monday through Friday during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm.

6. How can I schedule specialty or non-emergency transports services: BLS, ALS, CCT, Ambulatory or Wheelchair?

Grady EMS provides contracted ambulance services for BLS, ALS, Critical Care, wheelchair, and ambulatory transports. Contact Wayne Priester, District Manager at (404) 616-4207 to become a contracted hospital or facility or for a quote. See the Schedule a Transport link for more information.

ANSWERS TO: MOST COMMON QUESTIONS EMS ACADEMY QUESTIONS

What is the difference between an EMT, AEMT and Paramedic?
The EMT is the entry level licensed EMS provider on an ambulance. In Georgia, only one crew member can be at the EMT level and the other must be an EMT-I, AEMT or paramedic level.

The AEMT has a greater level of knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology than the EMT and are able to administer medications (IV therapy, Epi, Narcan, Aspirin, Nitroglycerin, Glucagon, D50 and Albuterol) and perform some advanced level skills similar to paramedics.

The Paramedic has advanced learning in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology acquired through a dedicated course of study. Paramedics are able to perform many advanced level skills (needle cricothyrotomy, needle chest decompression, endotracheal intubation, application of tourniquet, 12-lead EKG interpretation, cardioversion, sedation, pain medication management, a number of other emergency lifesaving medications, etc.). Paramedics have advanced education in assessment, treatment, and diagnosis of emergency medical conditions and traumatic injuries.

Where and when are the classes taught?
Location:
Classes are located at the Training & Education Center located at: 2284 Marietta Blvd NW. Atlanta, GA 30318. We are just inside the I-285 Perimeter from South Atlanta Rd, or Bolton Rd; we are west of I-75 from Moores Mill Rd; and 15 minutes from Grady Hospital. For more information on upcoming classes, visit https://www.grady-ems.org/upcoming-classes/.

Where are hospital clinical rotations held?

Locations:
Grady Health System – 80 Jesse Hill Jr Dr. SE, Atlanta 30303 (ALL Students)
Southern Regional- 11 Upper Riverdale Rd Riverdale, GA 30274 (Paramedic Students Only)
Gwinnett Medical Center-1000 Medical Center Boulevard Lawrenceville, GA 30046 (Paramedic Students Only)

Schedules:
Timing varies depending on the clinical site and the program course. Most clinical rotations are day shift but night shift clinical rotations are available.

Where are the ambulance rides/Field Internships held?
Grady Emergency Medical Services
745 Memorial Drive SE Atlanta, Georgia 30316

What is the ATI TEAS Allied Health Entrance Exam?

The ATI TEAS for Allied Health exam measures basic essential skills in the academic areas of Reading (48 questions), Mathematics (34 questions), Science (54 questions), and English and language usage (34 questions). The ATI TEAS for Allied Health exam is required for:

  • EMT Program
  • AEMT Program
  • Paramedic Program

About the ATI TEAS for Allied Health

Candidates must have first applied online at grady-ems.org/academy. Then candidates must send their preferred date/time for exam to registrar@grady-ems.org and include testing date , name, and phone number to see if their desired date is available as only 10 people per day are allowed to test.

Candidates must create an online account at www.atitesting.com prior to their exam date. Candidates can find more information and practice exams online at the ATI website – the fee is $58 and must be paid on the day of the exam with a credit or debit card – cash and checks are NOT accepted.

Candidates must arrive at testing location (2284 Marietta Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30318) by 10 AM on the testing date so testing can begin at 10:15 AM.The exam lasts approximately 4 hours. Latecomers may be allowed to retest on another day depending on availability. Applicants must receive a cumulative score of 60% or higher to be eligible for enrollment in our program. Prior college experience, completed degrees, or prior certification does not allow you to exempt the entrance exam, all new students must take it.

UPCOMING ATI TEAS ENTRANCE EXAM TESTING DATES:

  • JUNE
    12 at 1100
    19 at 1100
    20 at 1100
    21 at 1100
    26 at 1200/NOON
    27 at 1100
    28 at 1100
  • JULY
    3 at 0900
    5 at 1100
    10 at 1100
    12 at 1100
    17 at 1100
    18 at 1100
    19 at 1100
    24 at 1100
    25 at 1100
    26 at 1100
    31 at 1100
  • AUGUST
    1 at 1200/NOON
    2 at 1100

REMINDERS

  • The exam fee is $58.00 payable at time of exam
  • Textbooks, notebooks, paper, calculators, and children are not allowed in the testing lab
  • Scratch paper and pencil is provided and will be collected
  • Students may retest after 24 hours
  • The exam is given at 2284 Marietta Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Students can locate study materials through www.atitesting.com

Requirements

  • Photo ID
  • Credit card, Debit card or Pre-paid card for $55 fee

Obtaining ATI TEAS for Allied Health Scores

  • Results are available and provided immediately after the exam by the proctor
  • To purchase additional score results please visit www.atitesting.com

Note: Scores will remain valid for students who successfully passed the HOBET exam and will not be required to sit for the TEAS for Allied Health. HOBET scores will be valid for 5 years.

Does Grady Academy offer degree-seeking programs?
Our programs are certificate only and not degree seeking. We do not offer college credit; however, colleges may provide exemption credit for classes and licensure to put toward a college degree. It is up the transferring college whether they will grant these exemption credits.

In addition to tuition, what are the other fees?
Courses require books, EMS Testing, FISDAP clinical tracker, liability insurance, uniform shirts, background check and National Registry testing fees. See tuition and fees for a complete list.

Does the Academy offer online classes?
No, we do not offer online classes at this time.

What documents are required for enrollment?
All applicants who pass the TEAS Entrance Exam with a 60% or higher must submit the documents listed in the enrollment packet to the Registrar, no later than 30 days prior to the start of the desired program.

Upon completion of the program, what are the licensing and certification criteria?
Upon completions of a program, graduates are eligible to take the National Registry of EMT’s Practical and Written Examination. Georgia requires NREMT certification before submitting an application for state licensure through the Georgia State Office of EMS and Trauma. You must have Georgia licensure before working as a Paramedic and NREMT certification does not guarantee licensure in Georgia.

For specific licensure questions visit http://dph.georgia.gov/EMS

For questions about the National Registry exam visit http://www.nremt.org/

Who do I contact if I have a question that has not been answered by this FAQ or on the Grady EMS website?
Rebekah M. Schaefer
Admissions/Registrar
registrar@grady-ems.org
(404) 616-7414