Job Description

Job Title: Supv Platoon Chief
Job ID: 677557
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Variable
Shift: Rotating
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701


UPMC Susquehanna is currently seeking a Supervisor, Platoon Chief at our Williamsport Regional Medical Center location.

Full Time as scheduled. Weekend and Holiday hours are required.

Posted: 3/28/18


Supervises front line staff in the Prehospital department, assuming responsibility for their work performance and providing oversight of work flow and processes during assigned shift. Provides on scene direction for prehospital staff. Ensures function of the organization's prehospital units to provide service within the service area. Functions as a paramedic.


  • Assists with pre-hospital and in-hospital responses to hazardous materials incidents (including planning, development and operations). Assists in the instruction of staff on hazardous material decontamination.
  • Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of Medical Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures for the Pre-hospital System.
  • Provides analysis, advice and recommendations as an individual contributor on smaller projects; may have some project responsibility within the department or across similar departments.
  • Provides input into department's budget; supports the financial goals of Susquehanna Health through individual actions and management of resources.
  • Provides instruction and evaluation of students while in the field setting and assists with instruction and evaluation of didactic and practical sessions are assigned.
  • Provides on-scene direction at incidents, disasters, and hazardous material incidents to prehospital staff while working through the incident command system.
  • Rewards, disciplines and evaluates direct reports, using independent judgment; provides input into hiring and involuntary termination decisions.
  • Supervises front line staff in the Prehospital department, assuming responsibility for their work performance and providing oversight of work flow and processes during assigned shift.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

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

  • Certified Paramedic in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • National Registry as an EMT-Paramedic
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver's License
  • Critical Care Certification Required within one year of hire
  • Instructor AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Instructor AHA Basic Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider
  • Certificate of completion of a PA Act 37 qualified EVOC/EVDT course
  • National Incident Management courses: ICS 100, 200, 700, 800
  • NIMS ICS 300 or obtain within 12 months of hire
  • Certificate of completion of a PA DOH Basic Vehicle Rescue course or obtain within 24 months of hire.
  • Certificate of completion of a Hazardous Material Defensive/Operational level - 16 hours minimum Healthcare Leadership (Center for Domestic Preparedness) or obtain within 18 months

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

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

Salary Range: $20.23 to $30.34

Union Position: No

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