Why Mount Nittany Health?
At Mount Nittany Health, we provide high-quality patient care with a unique combination of the latest in clinical technology and compassionate medical professionals. We are committed to improving both the quality and availability of healthcare in our region and seek to hire only the best to support the communities we serve.
Serves as a member of the Medical Center’s Emergency Medical Services Team whose primary responsibility is to assist the Paramedics with inter-facility transports, assist with non-emergency invalid van transports, and provide quality patient care services in accordance with Medical Center and departmental policies and standards, applicable laws, and accepted Emergency Medical Technician practices.
1) High school graduate or equivalent.
2) Completes an accredited Department of Health national standard curriculum for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.
1) Two years (post high school) field experience as an EMT in an actively operating ambulance service is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
1) Ability to work well as a team member as well as work independently without supervision.
2) Knowledge of current Pennsylvania Department of Health Statewide Basic Life Support protocols.
3) Ability to work in low light and confined space conditions.
4) Ability to communicate verbally via telephone and radio equipment.
5) Ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high-stress situations.
6) Ability to be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights.
7) Ability to operate an ambulance and paramedic intercept vehicle in the emergency mode, in a safe manner.
8) Ability to function efficiently throughout an entire work shift without interruption.
9) Ability to accurately complete drug calculations.
10) Ability to read, speak and write in English.
11) Ability to use a computer for completion of Patient Care Reports.
12) Ability to read and follow road maps; and ability to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping system.
13) Ability to effectively deal with emotional and medical needs of patients.
14) Ability to lift patients and equipment with reasonable assistance, without any restrictions.
15) Ability to properly and effectively use all Basic Life Support equipment within the PA EMT Scope of Practice, without any restrictions.
1) Current, valid certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic. (In Pennsylvania, a certified Paramedic is qualified to function at the EMT level when the position they are working in is designated as such.)
2) Completion of the Hazardous Material Operations level training. Must obtain within one year after hire and renew annually.
3) Successful completion of an approved Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC).
4) Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license.
5) Meets the American Heart Association’s standards for Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support (BLS) and renews BLS every two years.
6) Meets the American Heart Association’s Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS). Must obtain within one year after hire/transfer and renew every two years. (If incumbent is a certified Paramedic in the state of Pennsylvania, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is accepted in lieu of PEARS.)
7) Within three months from the hire/transfer date, completes the Crisis Prevention Institute’s (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training and renews annually.
8) Board Certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) is preferred.
Receives direct supervision from the Paramedic on-duty and requires only minimal supervision from the ALS Clinical Supervisor.