Provides pre-hospital basic life support services in accordance with the Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services Act (45-1985) and consistent with related rules, regulations and regional protocols.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responds as dispatched within defined geographic coverage area to enhance community basic life support services.
Abides by all Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Laws. All personnel must use seatbelts when vehicle is in motion.
Performs patient assessment and obtains historical data; conveys pertinent findings via two-way communications systems to appropriate Medical Commander.
Effects patient care within the scope of practice and in accordance with regional triage, treatment and transfer protocols.
Assumes control position at scene of pre-hospital patient encounter; provides appropriate direction to ALS Assistant and primary response personnel.
Conducts vehicle and equipment survey at onset of assigned tour and following patient encounters; participates in maintaining preparedness for response.
Performs routine medication checks at the change of each shift and uses proper written documentation.
Completes written report to detail outcome of each dispatch; promptly submits report of each patient encounter at both destination facility and base location.
Participates in the orientation of newly hired personnel.
Provides preceptorships as assigned for new personnel, students accepted from affiliate agency programs and volunteers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Certificate as Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in the State of Pennsylvania required.
Certificate in Basic Life Support required. Certificate in Advanced Life Support preferred.
Regionally approved status for Medical Command required.
Valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operator's license required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.