Director Life Lion Services - Life Lion Emergency Medical Service

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE: 1.00  

Shift: Days
Hours: Monday -  Friday

Minimum Hourly Rate: $46.16





Penn State Health is seeking a forward-thinking leader to direct the strategy, growth and operational objectives of the Life Lion operations across the organization.  This individual will develop guidelines, processes, and procedures and will be responsible for resource allocation, including budget preparation and personnel for all of Life Lion services.  The Director will make strategic decisions based on company goals and objectives.


Life Lion EMSis a 24/7 emergency medical service that provides 911 response to the local municipalities and non-emergency transportation for the Penn State Health system. These services include ALS (Advanced Life Support), and BLS (Basic Life Support) care with a team of highly trained Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians.


Life Lion Critical Care Transport delivers specialized care and treatment in pre-hospital and inter-facility emergency and critical care transportation.  Specialty services include air helicopter transport, pediatric critical care ground transport, therapeutic hypothermia (provided for post-cardiac arrest patients), and landing zone safety training classes. 





Analyzes, develops and implements plans to enhance operational process effectiveness and efficiencies.


Coordinates contractual agreements and functions as Life Lion liaison for internal partners and outside organizations.


Preparation of budgeting and finance management for all of Life Lion services.


Develops process improvement plans, implements and monitors.


Maintains service fiscal discipline via monitoring and decision making, including staffing monitoring with benchmarking against action OI.


Emergency Preparedness planning and incorporation into service practices.


Policy, procedure and operational guideline development and oversight.


Maintains business continuity and development working with other organization facilities and external partners (i.e. townships, community organizations, etc).


Works in a dyad model for clinical leadership with Medical Director.


Maintains working relationships with other service lines and organizational care coordination services.


Oversees all of Life Lion Revenue Cycle working with PFS and their coding staff as well as staff documentation proficiencies.





Master’s Degree Required.


7 years of related experience required.


5 years of management experience required.





·      Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time


·       Medical Benefits (No waiting period)


·       Dental and Vision Benefits


·       75% Penn State University Tuition Discount (Full-Time Employees)


          · This benefit extends to dependents after one year     


·       Matching 401K retirement plan


·       Relocation assistance





Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country.  It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania.  The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA.  Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.





We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region.  We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz. 


For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting.  For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC.   Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City. 





If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report.  This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.


Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-531-8440 between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.


Union: Non Bargained