Provides pre-hospital advanced life support services in accordance with the Pennsylvania -Emergency Medical Services Act (37-2009) and consistent with related rules, regulations and regional protocols.
Responds as dispatched within defined geographic coverage area to enhance community advanced life support services. Abides by all Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Laws. 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 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 equipment and vehicle 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. Shares in housekeeping duties along with other crew members. Responsible for actively participating in patient safety improvement and management program. Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events. Knows and follows organizational and departmental policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties. Participates in required organizational and departmental patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational patient safety. Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure. Responsible for coordination with local Fire and Rescue personnel in conducting joint Fire and Emergency Medicine Services operations. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - American Heart Association (AHA); Certified Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic - National Registry of Emergency Technicians (NREMT); Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body
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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.
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