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Job Description

Job Title: Paramedic - Casual "As Needed" - Community LifeTeam, Harrisburg, PA
Job ID: 627556093
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Community Life Team Inc.
Department: Community Life Team
Location: 1263 Pleasant Street, Harrisburg PA 17113

Description

Purpose:
Are you looking for an exciting career in Emergency Management Systems? We are currently hiring for Casual-"As Needed" Paramedic at our Community Life Team location in Harrisburg, PA and our team is growing! This is a flexible position and requires varied or rotating shifts including weekends and holidays. If you are passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great growth opportunities, please apply today! 

Responsibilities:
  • Reflects a positive attitude to the customer in a high stress environment at all times, with a clear understanding of who the customer is.
  • Participates in scheduled and unscheduled outreach activities, representing the UPMC system.
  • Provide advanced life support to critically ill or injured patients in adherence with established protocols and standards of care; assessing online medical command or other resources when appropriate. Participates in developing and completing research projects.
  • Demonstrates competency related to pharmacological interventions.
  • Performs daily equipment check (vehicle, medications)
  • Participates in shift report from off going crew
  • Ensures safe operation of patient laden stretcher employing appropriate stretcher discipline at all times. Maintains safe loading, unloading, adjustment of head of stretcher, and stretcher movement.
  • Reports for work well rested, and fit for duty. Adhering to the drug and alcohol policy at all times. including prescription and/or over the counter medicine use.
  • 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. Reports injuries and completes the appropriate documentation, no matter how minor, to a supervisor in a timely manner.
  • 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 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.
  • Participates constructively in the peer-review driven quality improvement program.
  • Performs all assigned duties, including daily, weekly, monthly, or other duties assigned by the base site manager, including (but not limited to):
  • Ensures patient and family confidentiality and dignity at all times.
  • Adheres to rules for scheduling, including schedule requests, minimum time, and availability.
  • Selects and uses personal protective equipment appropriate to the level of the anticipated hazard.
  • Equipment checks Transport log Medication log
  • Documents appropriate assessment, interventions, and other pertinent patient information in a timely manner. Collects and promptly processes demographic, medical necessity, and other necessary billing information.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 1 year EMS pre-hospital experience at the advance life support provider level 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 by the Medical Director, have reliable transportation, and be willing to travel to any base site as assigned. 
  • Must be able to successfully complete the prescribed orientation program, including classroom.
  • Must work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities, and specialized equipment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • EMT-P certification- PA accredited
  • PA Emergency Services Vehicle Operator (EMSVO) required 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or equivalent required
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or equivalent required
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or equivalent required

Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator
  • Paramedic
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $19 to $28.38 / hour

    Union Position: No

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