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Dispatcher - Level I

  • Job ID: 861095410
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: WCA Services
  • Department: MTS Medcom
  • Location: 28 Maple Street, Jamestown NY 14701
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

WCA Services is seeking a Dispatcher - Level I to join their team! This is a full time position and will work rotating day and night shifts. Some weekends will be required as well. The Dispatcher - Level I operates communication equipment to receive incoming calls for assistance and dispatches personnel and equipment to scene of emergency via radio or other electronic means. Other tasks include:

  • Scheduling of numerous non-emergency transports for ambulance and wheelchair divisions.
  • Obtains appropriate information to facilitate insurance or payment processes.
  • Keyboarding skills to perform computer aided dispatch and map street search and filing.
  • Must be able to multi-task.

Apply today to join a great team and start a rewarding career!

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to call-in personnel in times of urgent need per crew chief?s instructions.
  • Communicates with WCA security re Starflight, JMHC transfers and general safety.
  • Fills open staffing shifts in the absence of staffing coordinator.
  • Communicates with Crew Chiefs and other supervisors re system status needs.
  • Communicates with PSAP?s and other Public safety entities.
  • Monitors WCA alarm system and takes appropriate action as required.
  • Maintains sufficient knowledge of billing practices to process calls for service.
  • Able to access mission critical data for Starflight, MCI?s etc.
  • Handles all communications with proper radio/telephonic etiquette and courtesy.
  • Efficiently receives and handles incoming phone and radio requests for service.
  • Dispatches appropriate resources in response to requests via radio, phone or pager.
  • Responsible for intake of call requests and scheduling for future service.
  • Receives radio calls from outside ambulance services for `patching? to the WCA ED.
  • Enters calls / data into computer system.

Qualifications

  • NYS CFR, EMT, medical terminology or similar medical background preferred.
  • Must attend communications staff meetings as requested.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills.
  • Be able to pleasantly and efficiently handle radio and telephonic calls for service.
  • Must have a working knowledge of basic 'Windows' based computer programs to include Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Frequent contact with 911 Centers, physicians, EMS/Fire Personnel (paid or volunteer), police agencies, aeromedical personnel, MTS Division staff, patients and families.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Must have and maintain CPR for the professional Rescuer (AHA or equivalent) within 30.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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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