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Survey Says – Paramedic and EMT Staffing Crisis Prompts New Organizational Disciplines

24/09/2019

Dennis Doverspike, Ph.D., ABPP and Gregory Lawton, Avesta CEO Many EMS organizations have spent the last few years trying to establish themselves as a go-to-culture for experienced and newly minted paramedics. EMS policy makers and managers are under no illusions about the issue of turnover and the yawning staffing gap that can suffocate an organization. A major reason for EMS employee turnover is salary. However, the findings of the 2019 ...

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New Florida Department of Health EMS Job Board

24/09/2019

EMS HR solutions expert Avesta matches rural Florida EMS provider agencies with high quality EMS job candidates. TALLAHASSEE, FL JULY 2019: The Florida State Department of Health recently announced that Avesta will officially develop and implement an internet-based EMS Job Board for the department beginning in August 2019. The job board program can be accessed at the following link: http://fl.ems-careers.com/. This Cloud-based board focuses on promoting open EMS jobs to ...

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Avesta Partners with AAA for EMS Industry Turnover Study

20/07/2018

Avesta partnered with the American Ambulance Association (AAA) to complete a survey on the EMS industry turnover. Identifying the industry standard for turnover is the crucial first step to then effectively measuring the reduction of EMS employee turnover by implemented methods. Avesta’s President, Greg Lawton, has long focused on reducing EMS turnover and stated “everyone believes their region is the toughest in which to recruit (EMTs and paramedics). The turnover ...

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Exciting News…

02/05/2018

Avesta Systems is proud to announce that we are now officially accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). While our background screeners were previously NAPBS certified as individuals, Avesta is now one of about 100 consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) nationwide that is NAPBS accredited as a company.   So, what does this mean? According to the NAPBS website: “Governed by a strict and thorough set of professional ...

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Attracting and Maintaining Top Talent

15/11/2017

Next year, two out of five EMTs and paramedics who currently work for your competitors will look for another job; yet, finding skilled EMS clinicians is becoming remarkably difficult. This is because EMS organizations of all sizes are competing for a limited talent pool. It doesn’t help that paramedics are becoming more specialized and are practicing their profession in a variety of settings. Whether it’s a private ambulance company, fire ...

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Paramedic Officer Credentialing

10/10/2017

The National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA) has built a new initiative to develop the next generation of EMS leaders. NEMSMA has identified the core competencies needed for leaders in the EMS environment and three distinct levels of leadership, each one a building block for the next: Supervising Paramedic Officer Managing Paramedic Officer Executive Paramedic Officer (Fellow of the College of Paramedic Executives) The three professional credentialing exams were created to ...

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Pay Equity for All Act 2016

04/05/2017

New Legislation is trending in the state of New York and will soon spread throughout the nation that employers should be made aware.  H.R. 6030-Pay Equity for All Act of 2016 will make it illegal to ask job candidates for salary history information during the interview and salary negotiation processes. The New York City Council approved passage of this proposed bill on April 5, 2017.  Many states are following suit, specifically, California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania.  This ...

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ProTransport-1 Case Study

01/01/2017

Based in Cotati, California, ProTransport-1 is a leading provider of patient logistics services for hospital systems and health insurers from coast to coast. Their development of propriety industry tools has advanced the medical transportation model in a way that better aligns with hospital throughput. In addition to contributing to industry innovation, the ProTransport-1 enterprise includes four sister companies that provide medical transportation in four states. Bigger Team, Bigger Challenges Recently,ProTransport-1 has experienced explosive growth, ...

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Drug Screening Services

13/12/2016

Is your company looking to implement pre-employment, random, return-to-duty, or post-accident drug screening? Avesta is ready to help! Avesta is pleased to announce that drug screening is being added to list of offered services. Avesta understands the risk for companies attempting to maintain compliance with drug screening procedures; for example, upholding an accurate chain of custody trail and using a valid Medical Review Officer. Choosing to utilize Avesta’s drug screening ...

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American Ambulance Association’s Affiliate of the Year

28/11/2016

The American Ambulance Association (AAA) has named Avesta Systems the 2016 Affiliate of the Year. According to AAA, “The award is given to the vendor who supports the programs of the association. Avesta is dedicated solely to the practice of Human Capital Management and the development of solutions that meet the unique human resource challenges of their EMS clients. This year’s Affiliate winner has shown unconditional support of the AAA ...

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Predicting Safe Workplace Behavior

24/06/2014

There’s never a good time to get clobbered while driving through an intersection. Unfortunately it happens far too often to ambulances and medical transportation vehicles. As managers in EMS, we prefer that our days be productive and free of accident investigations. Common sense and experience tell us that nearly all accidents are preventable. However, truly effecting change and creating a safer EMS work environment requires a focus on the attitudes ...

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How Staffing Assessment Tools Work

24/06/2014

Avesta helps clients build a consistent “compensatory” hiring and selection process. Our programs are intended to provide hiring managers with a measurable due-diligence process. A compensatory process includes a combination of three basic data elements about each candidate: Experience: what have they done? Motives: what do they want to do? Talents and Competency Do they possesses the ability and behaviors to “fit” the job.

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Avoiding Adverse Impact

24/06/2014

Adverse impact refers to employment practices that appear neutral but have a discriminatory effect on a protected group. Adverse impact may occur in hiring, promotion, training and development, transfer, layoff, and even performance appraisals. It may be found in an overall procedure or in any step in the overall procedure. A test or selection procedure can be an effective management tool, but no test or selection procedure should be implemented ...

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