Job Description

Job Title: Paramedic Student - Temporary
Job ID: 683453
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: As scheduled
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Location: 821 Broad Street, Montoursville PA 17754


UPMC Susquehanna is looking for currently enrolled Paramedic Students in their final field internship. This opportunity will allow you to gain valuable first-hand experience while working under the direction of a UPMC/SREMS paramedic preceptor!

Provide basic life support (BLS) care and orient to the prehospital paramedic position while also performing advanced life support (ALS) skills under the direction of a Paramedic preceptor for educational purposes. All required documentation, treatment and transfer of patient information must be completed while under the supervision of the preceptor.

  • Administer medications in the proper dose following the correct route and order from a physician medical commander or the appropriate protocol while under the direction of a preceptor.
  • Assist in lifting and moving patients and carrying to ambulance for transport and then transport to medical facility.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Complete the educational assignments, system and department orientation, learn streets and roadways appropriate for the most timely response to emergency calls and become familiar with system/department policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate competency in the assessment, range of treatment and knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the age of the patient and the patient's condition while under the direct supervision of a paramedic preceptor.
  • Following established protcols and under the direct supervision of a paramedic supervisor, provide appropriate prehospital Advanced Life Support treatment for individual patient conditions when attempts to contact Medical Command, according to Department Policy, have failed.
  • Incorporate leading/evidence-based practice in quality/safety into every day work. 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. Speak up with other service partners to ensure high quality and safety. Report serious events/incidents per policy.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Operate emergency vehicles under routine and emergency conditions in a safe, controlled manner. (The Intern may operate the vehicles following sucessful completion of the department driver orientation and road test. The primary objective is to allow the Intern to operate the vehicles while responding to calls, but ride with patients transported to the hospital.)
  • Perform documentation and the required skill of transferring patient information verbally as on written records.
  • Perform invasive techniques required for patient care needs in accordance to protocols or as ordered by a physician medical commander. ALS procedures are required to be observed by the preceptor.
  • Perform vehicle and equipment inspections, notifying supervisor of damaged or defective equipment, and maintaining records and checklists as required.
  • Provide critical care interfacility transfers utilizing transport protocols and procedures to follow as an advanced care provider under the direct supervision of a paramedic preceptor.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Enrolled in AMA/CAAHEP accredited paramedic training program with successful completion of the didactic portion of the National Standard Curriculum required.
  • Currently participating in the field internship portion of the Penn College Training Program required to satisfy the National Registry Paramedic testing prerequisites.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
EMT-B Certification in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required.
PA Drivers License required.
BLS Provider Certification required.
ACLS Provider Certification required.
Emergency Vehicle Operators Course Certification required.
PA State Fire Academy Certification required.
Hazardous Material Operations or Defensive Practices course or equivalent required.
EMT-Paramedic obtained within 90 days from initial test for NREMT-P required.
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Driver's License
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic B
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator

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

Salary Range: $14.40 to $21.61

Union Position: No

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