Job Description

Job Title: EMT - Susquehanna
Job ID: 18000028
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift:
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport - WAASC
Department: TRANSPORTS
Location: 609 Rural Avenue, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

The ideal candidate for our Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides transport and basic life support care in the pre-hospital setting including wheelchair or stretcher van transports and ambulance transports of non-emergency or emergency patients.

 

Expectations:

  • Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity and C.A.R.E.
  • Be an ambassador for UPMC Susquehanna.
  • Provide "the best C.A.R.E. for our patients no matter what."
  • Understand and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Commit to high quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards.
  • Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors or adverse events.
  • Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented.
  • Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety.
  • Understand that patient safety is everyone's responsibility.
  • Assume responsibility for personal education and performance related to patient safety; report unsafe conditions or events immediately; speak up in a non-confrontational and educational manner when seeing a safety breech; develop or participate in a project or action plan to reduce risk or mitigate harm for patients, as appropriate.
 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform patient assessment and patient care at the basic life support level for patients of all age groups, including the initiation of prehospital care in accordance with established standards or policies to patients suffering from traumatic injuries or medical emergencies.
  • Provide prehospital transportation of emergency or non-emergency patients, locally, out of region, or out of state. Independently perform transports of special needs patients utilizing the custodial care coach.
  • Operate emergency vehicles, ambulances, wheelchair vans, and passenger vans under routine and emergency conditions in a safe, controlled manner in accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and Department of Health.
  • Complete patient records and required state charts on all transports and transfers performed. Complete a legible narrative description of the patient's condition.
  • Perform daily vehicle/equipment checks and report maintenance problems.
  • Complete paperwork required to record vehicle checks, maintenance and inventory documentation.
  • Perform cleaning of vehicles and equipment.
  • Perform necessary communication with Lycoming County Communications Center, Fire/EMS units utilizing UHF, VHF and cellular telephones.
  • Perform support functions such as restocking and inventory maintenance of supplies and equipment, cleaning of equipment, transport of equipment, transport specimens to diagnostic testing areas, and transport of equipment (inter- and intra-departmental).
  • Assist with restraining combative patients as well as provide emergency and non-emergency transport (both local and long distance).
  • Perform automatic external defibrillation to patients when indicated in the prehospital setting.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Previous ambulance and/or hospital experience preferred.

Licensures/Certifications/Clearances:

  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or BLS
  • Valid PA Driver's License
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator or certification of completion of a Commonwealth of PA Dept of Health approved Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) required within 90 days of hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance w Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance w Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

Salary Range: $13.07 to $19.61

Union Position: NON

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