This program is intended for students licensed as Emergency Medical Technicians who are interested in becoming paramedics, known in New Jersey as Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics.
Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics are mobile healthcare clinicians who perform assessments, diagnose, formulate & implement treatment plans, and reassess patients primarily in the pre-hospital and inter-hospital domains of mobile healthcare. In New Jersey, they typically work on Mobile Intensive Care Units, Mobile Specialty Care Units, and Mobile Aeromedical Care Units. The care they provide is bound by their Associate Degree education, certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic, licensure by the State of New Jersey as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic, and credentialing by their physician medical director. (See, in regards: National EMS Scope of Practice Model https://www.ems.gov/pdf/National_EMS_Scope_of_Practice_Model_2019.pdf.) Mobile Intensive Care Paramedics work under their own license with prospective, contemporaneous, and retrospective physician oversight. Clinical experience and current licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician is a pre-requisite to entry into the Paramedic Emergency Health Science degree program.
The program follows or exceeds the standards and content established by the National Paramedic Instructional Guidelines (https://www.ems.gov/pdf/education/National-EMS-Education-Standards-and-Instructional-Guidelines/Paramedic_Instructional_Guidelines.pdf) and the competencies defined by the National EMS Education Standards (https://www.ems.gov/pdf/National-EMS-Education-Standards-FINAL-Jan-2009.pdf.) The program also adheres to New Jersey State Paramedic Regulations N.J.A.C. 8:41 and 8:41A and is approved and sanctioned by the Office of Emergency Medical Services, New Jersey State Department of Health( http://www.state.nj.us/health/ems/.)
The Union County College Paramedic Emergency Health Science Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org/) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).