Job Description

Job Title: Paramedic - Susquehanna
Job ID: 661907
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: As scheduled
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport - WAASC
Department: SREMS EMERGENCY
Location: 609 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701

Description

UPMC Susquehanna has an immediate opening for a Full-time Paramedic. Apply today to learn more about our competitive pay rates and generous Total Rewards package!  

 

Location: Williamsport

Status: Full time

Hours: Rotating Shifts

 

Perform advanced level assessment of the patient's condition, determine appropriate course of treatment and administer basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene, en route to the hospital and in a pre-hospital setting in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and standards. Function in complex emergency situations, most often as a single advanced life support provider.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures under a physician's direction.
  • Assess and evaluate patients exposed to or contaminated with a hazardous substance and provide appropriate patient care, following protocols and department policies.
  • Assess the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures. Administer basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene, en route to the hospital or inter-facility transports and in a pre-hospital setting in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and standards. In the absence of medical command access use knowledge, skill, experience and judgment for initiating patient care.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • 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.
  • Communicate with Medical Command personnel to provide information about situation, to arrange reception of victims, to provide patients' vital statistics and medical history, or to receive instructions for further treatment.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures
  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenish first aid equipment and supplies. Maintain records and checklists as required.
  • Observe, record, and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment.
  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management, or heart monitoring, as well as other advanced level patient care modalities approved by the state for use in the Prehospital environment and in ambulance.
  • Perform proper procedures in a timely and appropriate manner to prevent further harm to the patient using basic and advanced life support equipment and device.
  • Provide educational instruction to student Paramedics on prehospital advanced life support calls and transports in the prehospital setting.
  • Provide public service programs to the community and stand-by assignments at local events.

Qualifications

One year pre-hospital EMS experience at the advanced life support provider level preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certified Paramedic in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required. National Registry as an EMT-Paramedic required within one year of hire. Valid Driver's License required. PA Dept of Health recognized Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or Emerg Vehicle Driver (EVD)

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Paramedic

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

Salary Range: $18 to $27.01

Union Position: No

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