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Paramedic Opportunities at Denver Health


Paramedic Stats at Denver Health

Our team answers the calls of the Denver community. Denver Health’s paramedic team is located right in the heart of Denver. Our emergency response includes emergency calls at Denver International Airport, Coors Field, Ball Arena and Empower Field at Mile High.

We answer more than 117,000 911 calls a year throughout the City and County of Denver, Englewood, Glendale, Sheridan and parts of unincorporated Arapahoe County.

In addition, we provide wildland fire emergency medical response throughout the region and beyond as needed.


Paramedic Job Duties

Paramedic jobs duties encompass significant responsibility. Paramedics guarantee that our patients get the care they need, wherever they are, when they need it. The paramedic also is responsible for transporting and transferring the patient to the proper place to continue care. The lifesaving actions of paramedics don’t stop there. They constantly communicate, maintain lifesaving equipment and supplies, and stay up to date on education and certifications to ensure the execution of appropriate emergency care.


Paramedic Career Requirements

EMT-P (Paramedics):

  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • Currently Certified and or Licensed as a Paramedic in the State of Colorado
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 21 years of age or older

EMT-B (Basics):

  • Valid Colorado Driver’s License
  • Currently Certified and or licensed as an EMT-Basic in the State of Colorado
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Certified in IV Therapy (Intravenous Therapy)


Denver Health Medical Center

Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.

As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.

Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.

We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). 

Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer of all individuals, including women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

IMPORTANT: If you are a Paramedic or EMT from outside Colorado, you must have a Colorado certification before applying for employment. More information on reciprocity is available here.

To search for current vacancies, or to apply for a position, please visit the Denver Health employment web page.

Any questions about employment with the Denver Health Paramedic Division, please contact:

EMS Captain Arthur Oliveros