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Paramedic - Wellsboro - Full-time - Nights

  • Job ID: 124131152
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Nights as Scheduled
  • Shift: Night Job
  • Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers+Sail
  • Department: PARAMEDICS ADV LIFE
  • Location: 32-36 Central Avenue, Wellsboro PA 16901
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.86 to $29.82 / hour

Description

UPMC Wellsboro is hiring a Full-time Paramedic to work eight and 12-hour night shifts as scheduled. The schedule includes rotating weekends and holidays.  

UPMC offers a premier benefits package, designed to care for your total well-being — physically, emotionally, and financially — paired with endless opportunities for career advancement and educational growth.

This position is eligible for a generous sign-on bonus for those that qualify. Full-time Paramedics are eligible for a sign-on bonus of $7,000 with a 2-year commitment to UPMC. 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenish first aid equipment and supplies. Maintain records and checklists as required.
  • Assess the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures. Administer basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene, en route to the hospital or inter-facility transports, and in a pre-hospital setting in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards. In the absence of medical command access use knowledge, skill, experience, and judgment for initiating patient care.
  • Commit to high-quality, safe work; encourage others to have similar standards. Identify processes/systems that could lead to inefficient practices, unsafe conditions, errors, or adverse events. Avoid shortcuts to ensure quality and safety measures are not circumvented. Encourage patient and family involvement in processes involving patient safety. Understand that patient safety is everyone's responsibility. Assume responsibility for personal education and performance related to patient safety; report unsafe conditions or events immediately; speak up in a non-confrontational and educational manner when seeing a safety breech; develop or participate in a project or action plan to reduce risk or mitigate harm for patients, as appropriate.
  • Know and follow all organizational/departmental policies/procedures
  • Perform proper procedures in a timely and appropriate manner to prevent further harm to the patient using basic and advanced life support equipment and device.
  • Communicate with Medical Command personnel to provide information about the situation, arrange reception of victims, provide patients' vital statistics and medical history, or receive instructions for further treatment.
  • Actively practice behaviors associated with SH Service Excellence expectations. Smile at and greet everyone enthusiastically, treat everyone with respect, dignity, and C.A.R.E. Be an ambassador for Susquehanna Health. Provide the best C.A.R.E. for our patients no matter what.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development and education.
  • Administer drugs, orally or by injection, or perform intravenous procedures under a physician's direction.
  • Assess and evaluate patients exposed to or contaminated with a hazardous substance and provide appropriate patient care, following protocols and department policies.
  • Provide public service programs to the community and stand-by assignments at local events.
  • Provide educational instruction to student Paramedics on prehospital advanced life support calls and transports in the prehospital setting.
  • Observe, record, and report to the physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment.
  • Perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management, or heart monitoring, as well as other advanced level patient care modalities approved by the state for use in the Prehospital environment and in the ambulance.
  • 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 to established protocols and standards of care; assess online medical command or other resources when appropriate. Participates in developing and completing research projects.
  • Adheres to the current uniform policy.
  • Demonstrates competency related to pharmacological interventions.
  • Performs daily equipment checks (vehicle, medications)
  • Participates in shift reports from off-going crew
  • Ensures safe operation of patient-laden stretcher employing appropriate stretcher discipline at all times. Maintains safe loading, unloading, adjustment of the head of the 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 of EMS pre-hospital experience at the advanced life support provider level is 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:
Certified Paramedic in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required. Valid Driver's License required. PA Dept of Health recognized Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or Emerg Vehicle Driver (EVD)

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
 

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator
  • Paramedic
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • 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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