Manager Life Lion Critical Care Transport Services - Life Lion

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift: Days
Hours: Monday - Friday - Day Shift




Penn State Health is seeking an adept critical care nurse leader to be responsible for the leadership and management of all aspects of the Life Lion Critical Care Transport Services and Aviation staff.   This role will ensure compliance, competence, and expert delivery of all aspects of the services.   This includes developing and monitoring operational and capital budgets of the Life Lion Critical Care Transport services including possible service growth opportunities, and ensuring compliance with all applicable regulatory agencies including, but not limited to, the PA Department of Health, Federal Aviation Authority. 


The Manager Life Lion Critical Care Transport will provide leadership and management of all clinical and aviation personnel and will be responsible for all human resources and administrative policies consistent with the departments of Emergency Medicine and Nursing. 


This individual will lead and participate in strategic planning activities, oversee implementation, and will collaborate with Medical Director on the oversight of quality assurance activities.


As the face of the program in our communities and abroad, the Manager of Life Lion Critical Care Transport will participate in marketing initiatives throughout South Central Pennsylvania in cooperation with the Strategic Services department.  This will include promoting the program through established networks with local emergency and governmental medical organization as well as representing the program at local, regional, national, and international levels.


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. 




Bachelor’s Degree in nursing required.


5 years of experience in critical care nursing, including both air and ground transport required.


3 years management experience required.


Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania required.


BLS and ACLS required.


One or more of the following credentials is required: PHRN, CFRN, CCRN or CEN, PALS, NRP




Business training preferred.


Master’s degree preferred.


Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

·        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 


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