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Paramedic - Full-Time & As Needed Openings Available

  • Job ID: 2300008A
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Rotating Shifts as Scheduled
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna William-WAASC
  • Department: SREMS EMERGENCY
  • Location: 609 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $20.46 to $30.71 / hour


UPMC Williamsport - Susquehanna Regional EMS is seeking full-time and casual Paramedics to join our team! You will work various shifts, including rotating weekends and holidays so scheduling flexibility is strongly desired. 

UPMC offers a premier benefits package, designed to care for your total well-being — physically, emotionally, and financially — paired with endless opportunities for career advancement and educational growth.

If you are a team-oriented professional who responds with the highest level of patient care and integrity, please apply today! 

Qualified Full-Time Paramedics are eligible for a $7,000 sign-on bonus! A two-year work commitment is required.

Perform an advanced-level assessment of the patient's condition, determine the 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.


•    Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenish first aid equipment and supplies. Maintain records and checklists as required.
•    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.
•    Perform proper procedures promptly and appropriately to prevent further harm to the patient using basic and advanced life support equipment and device.
•    Communicate with Medical Command personnel to provide information about the situation, arrange reception of victims, provide patients' vital statistics and medical history, or receive instructions for further treatment.
•    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.
•    Provide public service programs to the community and stand-by assignments at local events.
•    Provide educational instruction to student Paramedics on prehospital advanced life support calls and transports in the prehospital setting.
•    Observe, record, and report to the 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 the ambulance.
•    Participates in scheduled and unscheduled outreach activities, representing the UPMC system.
•    Provide advanced life support to critically ill or injured patients in adherence to established protocols and standards of care; assess online medical command or other resources when appropriate. Participates in developing and completing research projects.
•    Adheres to the current uniform policy.
•    Demonstrates competency related to pharmacological interventions.
•    Performs daily equipment checks (vehicle, medications)
•    Participates in shift reports from the off-going crew
•    Ensures safe operation of patient-laden stretcher employing appropriate stretcher discipline at all times. Maintains safe loading, unloading, adjustment of the head of the stretcher, and stretcher movement.
•    Completes all official documentation in a timely manner such as payroll, expense reports, orientation forms, etc.
•    Demonstrates the ability to establish a rapport with customers; including the ability to create and sustain a positive relationship; regardless of circumstances, environment, or patient presentation.
•    Responds promptly and efficiently to all requests for service.
•    Maintains clean patient environment as well as crew quarters
•    Maintains fitness for duty by adhering to all employee health requirements. 
•    Demonstrates skills, competencies, and judgment necessary to provide patient care in any environment; using educational resources that are required or made available.
•    Actively participates in the development and training of new staff.
•    Ensures crew is logged onto the computer duty roster
•    Ensures the safety of patients and all others. Utilizes appropriate safety channels to report safety concerns, and uses tools available to enhance a safe work environment.


A high school diploma or equivalent is required. 1 year of EMS pre-hospital experience at the advanced life support provider level is preferred.

Must be able to lift, carry, push and/or pull weight up to 100 pounds. Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions required. Must be eligible to receive medical command authorization from the Medical Director, have reliable transportation, and be willing to travel to any base site as assigned. Must be able to complete the prescribed orientation program, including the classroom successfully. Must work productively and effectively within a complex environment, and handle multiple/changing priorities, and specialized equipment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Certified Paramedic in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.
  • A valid Driver's License is required.
  • PA Dept of Health recognized Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or Emerg Vehicle Driver (EVD)
  • EMT-P certification- PA accredited Emergency Services Vehicle Operator (EMSVO) required.
  • CPR is required based on AHA standards that include a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or equivalent is required.
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or equivalent is required.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or equivalent is required. 
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

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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