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EMS Specialist

  • Job ID: 561742837
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Community Life Team Inc.
  • Department: Community Life Team
  • Location: 1000 Paxton Street, Harrisburg PA 17104
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $27.17 to $42.45 / hour


Coordinate UPMC Prehospital Care educational programs.



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


  • 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.

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

Clearances must be dated within 90 days



  • Driver's License
  • Paramedic OR Pre Hospital Registered Nurse (PHRN)
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct