Once students have completed all the requirements:
- Medical exam
- Drug screen
- Criminal background check
- HIPAA training
- CPR training
- High school diploma verification
- Bloodborne pathogens training
- Hospital security quizzes
Students will then be assigned to clinical rotations. The students receive clinical experience in the last half of the semester during EMS-101.
The clinical rotations total 60 hours and include the following assignments: 24 hours in an emergency room; 8 hours in obstetrics; 24 hours of ambulance "ride-along" time; 4 hours in a dispatch center.
Clinical assignments are staggered throughout the semester and are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis
(EMS-102, EMS-103, EMS-104, EMS-233, EMS-237): Clinical training sites for the Advocate Christ Hospital Paramedic Program will be discussed following acceptance to the program.
Before clinical can be assigned, students must provide the EMS Program Coordinator with documentation of the following requirements:
- CPR for Health Care Provider Training: Students who are not already CPR certified must obtain CPR certification as a separate activity during EMS-101. Costs for CPR training range from $75-$100. Moraine Valley offers CPR for Health care Provider training through the Workforce Development and Community Services department of the college. The course number is AH8-039. For more information on CPR for Health care Providers, please contact Aurora Zwick, Workforce Development, at (708) 974-5735. Students are financially responsible for the CPR training required.
- History and Physical: Students are required to obtain a physical examination in preparation for clinical training. The student is responsible for the cost of the physical examination, and all of the immunizations, blood tests, and tuberculosis tests specified on the physical examination form. The Student History and Physical Form is included in the course packet.
- Health insurance: Moraine Valley Community College requires students to carry personal health insurance for the duration of their clinical rotation. Public Aid, coverage extended as a result of spousal or parental insurance policies, and MVCC student insurance are acceptable.
- Drug Screen: Students will be required to submit to and complete a drug screen before clinical assignment. Unsuccessful completion of the drug screen requirement will prohibit a student from receiving a clinical assignment. Students may not repeat a failed drug screen within the same semester. Students may take the drug screen at the facility of their choice, however, the drug screen must be a 10-panel drug screen. The results of the drug screen must be mailed or faxed to the program coordinator. Students may not directly hand the results of the drug screen to their instructors. Cost: approximately $30.
- Criminal Background Checks: To comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical affiliation agreements, students must complete a criminal background check. Application forms for criminal background checks are included in the course packet. Fees for the background check must be paid to the Cashier's Office. The cost is $27, subject to change without notice. Information on criminal background application procedures will be explained on the first day of class. Deadline dates for completion of criminal background checks will be announced by the program coordinator.
- Verification of High School Completion: Students are required to submit verification of high school completion. Foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated to determine if your education is the equivalent of an American high school diploma. To verify your foreign transcripts, please call the Moraine Valley Community College International Student Affairs Department at (708) 974-5334 to request an appointment to have your transcripts evaluated. The evaluation process may be lengthy, so please begin as soon as possible. Students are allowed to select a clinical site with a pending foreign transcript evaluation, but will not be allowed to graduate until the process is completed.
Clinical Assignment Locations
Students enrolled in EMS-101 (EMT) will be assigned to clinical rotations at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, Orland Fire Protection Dispatch, and several fire departments in the Chicago's south suburbs. Clinical assignments are assigned as students complete their health care requirements and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. The sooner a student completes all requirements, the more likely students are to get their choice of clinical dates/times.