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Paramedic - Student - Williamsport

  • Job ID: 079266713
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: As Scheduled
  • Shift: Rotating
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
  • Department: SHS EMERGENCY MED SVC
  • Location: 609 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.20 to $24.32 / hour

Description

Are you looking for a rewarding career in Emergency Medical Service? Do you enjoy helping others? UPMC Williamsport (SREMS) is currently accepting applications from students currently enrolled in an accredited paramedic training program.

This Paramedic Student opportunity allows students to be paid while completing the paramedic fieldwork phase of the program and gain valuable hands-on experience while working alongside a knowledgeable Paramedic preceptor!     

The successful candidate is required to sign a one-year work commitment to UPMC.

Purpose:
Provide basic life support (BLS) care as a certified Emergency Medical Technician. Orient to the pre-hospital paramedic position while also performing advanced life support (ALS) skills under the direction of a Paramedic preceptor for educational purposes. All required documentation, treatment, and transfer of patient information must be completed while under the supervision of the preceptor.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Demonstrate competency in the assessment, range of treatment, and knowledge of growth and development appropriate to the age of the patient and the patient's condition while under the direct supervision of a paramedic preceptor.
  • Provide critical care interfacility transfers utilizing transport protocols and procedures to follow as an advanced care provider under the direct supervision of a paramedic preceptor.
  • Perform invasive techniques required for patient care needs in accordance to protocols or as ordered by a physician medical commander. ALS procedures are required to be observed by the preceptor.
  • Administer medications in the proper dose following the correct route and order from a physician medical commander or the appropriate protocol while under the direction of a preceptor.
  • Perform documentation and the required skill of transferring patient information verbally as on written records.
  • Following successful completion of the department driver orientation and road test, operate emergency vehicles under routine and emergency conditions in a safe, controlled manner.
  • Following established protocols under the direct supervision of a paramedic supervisor.
  • Perform vehicle and equipment inspections, notifying supervisor of damaged or defective equipment, and maintaining records and checklists as required.
  • Assist in lifting and moving patients and carrying to the ambulance for transport and then transport to the medical facility.
  • Complete the educational assignments, system and department orientation, learn streets and roadways appropriate for the most timely response to emergency calls and become familiar with system/department policies and procedures.
  • Perform patient assessment and patient care at the basic life support level for patients of all age groups, including the initiation of prehospital care in accordance with established standards or policies to patients suffering from traumatic injuries or medical emergencies.

 

Qualifications

High School Diploma or equivalent required.Enrolled in AMA/CAAHEP accredited paramedic training program.Currently participating in the field internship portion required to satisfy the National Registry Paramedic testing prerequisites.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Valid State Drivers License required. BCLS Provider Certification required. Emergency Vehicle Operators Course Certification required within 90 days of hire. National Registry Paramedic (NRP) required within 90 days of course completion.
 

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  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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