Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Work Type: PRN
The Penn State Health Life Lion Critical Care Transport team is seeking skilled and dedicated Paramedics to autonomously provide Critical Life Support Care and/or stabilization of chronically or acutely ill and/or injured adult and pediatric patients for both on scene and inter-hospital facility transports under protocols established by the Medical Director. The paramedics collaborate with other health team members and associated resource persons to provide continuity in patient care, problem solve, and implement treatment modalities and interventions in an effort to maximize patient outcomes.
Paramedics will monitor and evaluate invasive and non-invasive procedures and their therapeutic effect, including the monitoring and operation of the fully functional critical care transport ventilator, ventricular assist devices (including, but not limited to, IABP, Abio-med,Tandem Heart, Heartmate), ECMO support, and ventriculostomies. Additional duties include performing advanced and basic airway techniques and treatment modalities, including oxygen therapy, airway maintenance, assisted ventilation, nasal and oral endotracheal intubation, surgical cricothyrotomy, and needle thoracostomy. Paramedics also assist the Critical Care Transport Nurse with rapid sequence pharmacological induction to facilitate intubation, as well as administers and maintains pharmacologic agents and intravenous fluids at the prehospital scene, during transport (air or ground) and during interhospital transfer.
High School diploma or GED required.
5 years of experience as an EMT-P in a busy 911 system required.
Department of Transportation (DOT) National Standard Curriculum for EMT-P required. Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic certification within the Commonwealth of PA or Pre-Hospital Health Professional credential required.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Basic Cardiac Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support required.
Emergency Vehicle Operations Course are required.
Candidate must have a valid Pennsylvania State Drivers License as well as the physical stamina to work in an unstructured environment during periods of inclement weather and be able to move over rough terrain.
NIMS 100, 200, 700, and 800 required
Able to stand frequently; walk occasionally; sit frequently.
Able to lift/carry 0-10 frequently; 11-100+ lbs occasionally.
Able to push 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.
Able to pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-100 lbs occasionally.
Able to climb occasionally; reach constantly.
Able to use hands for simple/firm grasping.
*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.
International Trauma Life Support or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Certification Preferred
FP-C preferred (Flight Paramedic Certified) preferred
ABOUT PENN STATE HEALTH:
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.
ABOUT CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA:
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.
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Union: Non Bargained