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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

If you are not yet vaccinated, we urge you to get a vaccine now. You can schedule your COVID-19 vaccination through UPMC or visit a non-UPMC provider or UPMC Urgent Care location.

Proof of vaccination is not required upon hire; however, employees will be responsible for ensuring post-hire compliance by getting vaccinated or requesting a medical or religious exemption.

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Dispatcher

  • Job ID: 473651481
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Rotating Shifts - 24/7-365 operation
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Prehospital Services
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.20 to $25.42 / hour

Description

Purpose:
The Dispatcher is responsible for coordinating emergent and non-emergent medical transportation, verifying that the patient meets medical criteria for a BLS/ALS ambulance, suggesting alternate levels of transport, including a stretcher van or wheelchair van when an ambulance is not appropriate, and notifying the individual requesting the transport of the provider, telephone number, level of transport and time.

 

Hybrid Work from Home is optional with a minimum of 90 days worked.


Responsibilities:

  • Maintains knowledge of local EMS systems and geography for Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia.
  • Uses available resources and follows the directions of management in the selection and scheduling of appropriate services.
  • Utilizes prescribed Patient Ambassador Certificate (PAC) behaviors during interactions with callers.
  • These include recommended greetings and closings; appropriate fact-finding to determine needs and the ability to control and manage the interaction with the caller.
  • Schedule transportation services for Hospital Transport Team as well as maintain knowledge and display the ability to follow Hospital protocols for trauma patients arriving via EMS agencies.
  • Coordinates non-emergency medical transports utilizing both ECIN and manual processes; verifies appropriate insurance coverage as required and documents all transports according to protocol.
  • Collect and provide data for the use of suppliers or customers as required by management.
  • Demonstrates interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize transports according to protocols, which nurture relationships with both internal and external customers.

Qualifications

  • High School graduate or GED required.
  • Prior experience in the service industry and dispatch experience preferred.
  • Knowledge and skill in using standard PC applications including Microsoft office requests.
  • EMT or First Responder experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills are essential.
  • The ability to work independently and be accountable is required as is good judgment in the use of supervision.
  • Ability to be flexible, to manage multiple clinical demands at any one time, and to work in a fast-paced and at times highly stressful environment is essential.
  • Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines, and effectively manage the work assignment is needed.
  • Ability to form effective, positive, and collaborative relationships with the multi-disciplinary team and community representatives is critical.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality always is required.
  • Ability to maintain a professional appearance always is essential.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
  • Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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