Job Description

Job Title: EMS Specialist
Job ID: 755836
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Work various shifts as needed
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
Department: Prehospital Services
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Coordinate UPMC Prehospital Care educational programs.  Strong teaching background in the prehospital environment preferred.


  • Coordinate the PA Department of Health accreditation of assigned UPMC hospital as a Medical Command Facility.
  • Develop and execute action plans for those providers and systems that are identified through the quality improvement process.
  • Develop response plans for special event coverage assigned.
  • Develop, coordinate, and instruct continuing medical education programs for EMS providers.
  • Establish and maintain effective professional relationships with local government officials, EMS agencies, civil emergency services, County, Regional and State agencies and other health care facilities.
  • Formalize agreements/contracts with EMS agencies and transportation system in region assigned.
  • Implement medical command authorization process and standardized treatment guidelines for use by Prehospital providers.
  • Manage continuous quality improvement program development for medical command services.
  • Organize, plan, and implement EMS recognition events.
  • Organize, plan, perform, and manage community health events in designated areas.
  • Provide expertise to hospital disaster committee, and other committees as required.
  • Recruit, coordinate, and manage special event medical coverage assigned.



  • Three (3) years of experience in EMS or a BA Degree in Emergency Medicine required. Masters Degree in Emergency Medical Services or related field preferred. 
  • Experience with supervision of medical coverage for mass gathering events required. Experience with EMS quality improvement programs required. Previous experience in public speaking required. Experience in the development of clinical EMS protocols, policies and procedures experience preferred. Experience in the Coordination and implementation of research programs pertaining to EMS preferred. Familiarity with EMS billing preferred. Experience in the development and coordination of community health events experience preferred.
  • Strong teaching background in the prehospital environment preferred.
  • Prefer experience in stimulation training and maintenance of equipment for stimulation labs.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    Instructor certification in trauma life support, ACLS, BCLS, and PALS preferred. Certification as a CCEMT-P preferred.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Driver's License
  • Paramedic or Pre Hospital Registered Nurse

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


Salary Range: $24.99 to $43.25 / hour

Union Position: No

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