Join Our Team
METS is always looking for qualified people to join our team who are committed to providing high quality emergency medical care to members of our community. If you’re interested in joining our team, you may stop by our main station and fill out an application. You may also download and print a copy of our employment application and drop it off at our main station located at 625 Virginia Avenue, Joplin, MO 64801.
You must be 18 years of age and must hold a Missouri EMT or Paramedic licence. Paramedics are required to have ACLS and PALS certifications. Applicants must be able to pass our pre-hire test, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Applications must not have any felony convictions.
When METS has a job opening, we conduct a pre-hire test for all applicants. Applicants will be contact by METS and will be given the test date. The pre-hire test consists of two parts, a written exam and a practical skills evaluation.
Applicants who pass the test will be interviewed by a committee of EMT’s, Paramedics, and Command Staff Members. At the recommendation of the interview committee, applicants will receive a second interview with the Chief of EMS. The Chief of EMS will have final approval on all hires.
New employees must complete company required orientation before working any shifts. Orientation consists of both classroom and time riding with a preceptor in the filed. Classroom time consists of instruction on the following:
- Company structure
- Policies and Prodcedures
- Clinical Operating Guidelines
- Charting software
- Computer aided dispatching software
- Scheduling software
- Medical equipment familiarization
- Familiarization with geographic area
- Other topics
Upon completion of classroom time, new employees may then schedule ride time with a preceptor. During this portion of orientation, new employees will be given hands-on instruction with all aspects of EMS operations that will expand topics covered during the classroom portion of orientation.