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Professional Flight Paramedic, Casual - Washington, PA

  • Job ID: 372071884
  • Status: Casual
  • Regular/Temporary: Limited
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Center for Emergency Medicine
  • Department: Stat MedEvac 1
  • Location: 155 Wilson Avenue, Washington PA 15301
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.06 to $29.87 / hour


Are you a Paramedic looking to expand your skills in an exciting environment? 

UPMC’s Center for Emergency Medicine STAT MedEvac group is hiring a Professional Flight Paramedic on a casual basis to support our Washington, PA base. Previous flight experience is not required. 

Explore this opportunity with us today!


The Professional Flight Paramedic functions as a member of the critical care transport team and is responsible for the care of critically ill or injured patients transported by the STAT MedEvac system. Responsibilities include patient care incorporating assessment, stabilization, and intervention techniques consistent with standards and protocols approved by the Medical Director. The Professional Flight Paramedic is expected to execute independent judgment in order to deliver appropriate care that is consistent with the clinical protocols, when contact with a medical command physician is not possible. The Professional Flight Paramedic functions as a part of a team and shares responsibility for the team's conduct. The Professional Flight Paramedic fulfills education and experiential requirements as established by the STAT MedEvac Medical Director, and performs other duties as assigned. Supports and upholds the mission, goals, and objectives, of the STAT MedEvac system at all times.

    • Adheres to system standardization, policies and procedures, and other established practices to ensure prompt efficient response, safe operations, and quality patient care.
    • Meets all deadlines for certifications, clinical competencies, or educational requirements.  
    • Ensures safe operation of patient laden stretcher employing appropriate stretcher discipline at all times with a patient laden aircraft or ground unit.  
    • Maintains safe loading, unloading, adjustment of head of stretcher, and stretcher movement.
    • Reflects a positive attitude to the customer in a high stress environment at all times along. 
    • 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.
    • Ensures the safety of patients and all others functioning in and around the aircraft. 
    • Utilizes appropriate safety channels to report safety concerns, and uses tools available to enhance a safe work environment.
    • Maintains fitness for duty by adhering to all employee health requirements, including maximum weight, hearing conservation program, and required medical screenings.  
    • Reports injuries and completes the appropriate documentation, no matter how minor, to a supervisor in a timely manner.
    • Provide advanced critical care life support to critically ill or injured patients in adherence with established protocols and standards of care; accessing online medical command or other resources when appropriate, and employing the skills, competencies, and judgment necessary to provide patient care in any environment; using resources that are required or made available.  
    • 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.  
    • Participates constructively in the peer-review driven quality improvement program


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Three years clinical experience in critical care and/or emergency department. 
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam that includes a maximum height/weight restriction of 6-2 and less than or equal to 210 pounds, fitness for duty physical exam, hearing evaluation, and be declared fit for duty by the Medical Director.
  • Must be eligible to receive medical command authorization by the Medical Director, have reliable transportation, and be willing to travel to any STAT MedEvac base site as assigned.
  • Must be able to successfully complete the prescribed orientation program, including classroom, clinical rotations, educational competencies, and on the job flight training. 
  • Must have the ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities, and specialized equipment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • International Trauma Life Support
  • National Incident Management System Incident Command
  • National Incident Management System Introduction Course
  • National Incident Management System Single Resources
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (NREMT-P)
  • NREMT-PEMT-P (based on home base assignment requirements)
  • Paramedic
  • Prehospital Trauma Life Support
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course
  • PHTLS, TNCC, ITLS, or ATLS required upon hire.
  • NIMS100, NIMS200, NIMS700, NIHSS required within 90 days of hire.
  • FPC within 6 months of hire.

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