Job Description

Job Title: Response Team Paramedic
Job ID: 714567
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Various shifts as needed by department
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC St. Margaret
Department: Prehospital Care
Location: 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh PA 15215


Provide prehospital / paramedic patient care and clinical support services in accordance with established policies and procedures as well as state law, and as may be directed by medic command physician, to assure that the highest degree of quality patient care can be maintained at all times.


  • Assist with physical, respiratory and cardiopulmonary therapies.
  • Assume responsibility for assignment and views problems as challenges.
  • Assure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Communicate / document complete and concise patient reports.
  • Complete required education to maintain medic command.
  • Completes required education to maintain medical command.
  • Comply with safety policies and procedures including standard precautions.
  • Constructively receive feedback and direction.
  • Constructively receives feedback and direction.
  • Demonstrate awareness of behavior on the efficient functioning of the hospital and surrounding communities.
  • Demonstrate awareness of patient needs / expectations based on comprehensive history and physical.
  • Document in the medical record according to established procedure.
  • Establish appropriate and effective communication strategies.
  • Establish professional and respectful interpersonal relationships.
  • Follow appropriate channels of communication.
  • Identifies and communicates learning needs to the clinical director.
  • Identify and communicate learning needs to the clinical director.
  • Monitor and remove patient restraints as per MD or Hospital protocol.
  • Participate in project and committee work.
  • Participate in self-review as requested by the clinical director.
  • Participate in unit based performance improvement including implementing corrective action when appropriate.
  • Participates in project and committee work.
  • Participates in self-review as requested by the clinical director.
  • Perform assigned work in a timely and productive manner.
  • Perform routine tests i.e. phlebotomy, blood glucose monitoring, patient weights, EKG's.
  • Prior to performing new or challenging skills, request assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.
  • Prior to performing new or challenging skills, requests assistance and reviews relevant policies and procedures.
  • Provide feedback to the RN regarding patient care and reports changes in patient status.
  • Provide patient care including assisting with patient procedures, activities of daily living.
  • Request assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Requests assistance in planning and prioritizing activities as needed.
  • Serve as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Serves as a preceptor for new staff members.
  • Serves as a resource for staff and other disciplines.
  • Strictly adhere to all policies and practices relative to patient care and hospital related information.
  • Suggest and support changes within the Paramedic Response Team.
  • Take action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
  • Takes action to improve knowledge, skills and performance.
  • Utilize Prehospital care protocols and clinical judgment to provide basic and advanced life support.
  • Utilize assessment data to identify areas requiring immediate intervention.
  • Work autonomously, presents a positive image of the hospital.
  • Works under the direction of the RN to provide care in the Emergency Department. No medication administration is permitted.


  • High school diploma or equivalent. Paramedic, certified by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Prehospital training required.
  • Successful completion of mandatory education provided by UPMC Health System.
  • Microcomputer experience preferred. Successful completion of basic information system training is mandatory. Professional verbal and written communication is essential. Customer service skills are essential.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Paramedic certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is required. Medic Command (currently employed on the Response Team) or eligibility to receive medic command (new hires) is required. Current ACLS certification is required. Current PALS certification is required. EVOC certification is required. CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire. Current Pennsylvania driver's license is required.

  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Paramedic

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

Salary Range: $14.95 to $22.97 / hour

Union Position: No

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