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Penn State Health EMT/Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Teamsters - Life Lion EMS Berks County in Reading, Pennsylvania

$3,500.00 sign-on with one year commitment

Penn State Health - Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Shift: Varied

SHIFT/ WEEKEND Differential: Evening Shift Differential: $2.00/hour, Night Shift Differential: $2.50/hour

Hours: 12

Recruiter Contact: Elyse Hahn at (MAILTO://


An Advanced EMT (AEMT) functions as a care provider in the pre-hospital setting. They are responsible for all aspects of care provided to the sick and injured. The AEMT provides basic life support and some advanced skills (AEMT), including patient assessment, airway management, use of the automatic defibrillator and assisting and administering medications to patients. This person is responsible for driving the ambulance in a safe manner under all conditions. The AEMT will work under the direction of a Paramedic and assume a support role. The AEMT must understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding emergency medical service. They must be dedicated to continued learning through continuing education and maintenance of licensures and certifications.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Basic life support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers Program CPR/AED certified required.

  • Valid Driver's license required and eligible to operate an EMS vehicle in the Commonwealth of PA required.

  • PA DOH EMSVO certification required within 30 days of start date

  • ACLS certification required within 6 months

  • PALS certification required within 6 months

  • EMT Advanced certification required

  • Ability to obtain Medical Command authorization through competencies established by the Medical Director

  • Hazmat Awareness Training must be obtained within 30 days of start date.

  • NIMS (100, 200, 700, 800) required within 30 days of start date.


Penn State Health offers exceptional opportunities to learn and grow, exposure to a wide patient population, and the ability to provide individualized, innovative, and specialized care to patients in the community.

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Penn State Health offers an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental and vision with no waiting period as well as a Total Rewards Program that highlights a few of the many additional offerings below:

  • Be Well with Employee Wellness Programs, and Fitness Discounts (University Fitness Center, Peloton).

  • Be Balanced with Generous Paid Time Off, Personal Time, and Paid Parental Leave.

  • Be Secured with Retirement, Extended Illness Bank, Life Insurance, and Identity Theft Protection.

  • Be Rewarded with Competitive Pay, Tuition Reimbursement, and PAWS UP employee recognition program.

  • Be Supported by the HR Solution Center, Learning and Organizational Development and Virtual Benefits Orientation, Employee Exclusive Concierge Service for scheduling.

For a full list with more detailed information:


Penn State Hershey Medical Center is Central Pennsylvania’s only Academic Medical Center, Level 1 Regional Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center, and Tertiary Care Provider. As a four-time Magnet-designated hospital, Hershey Medical Center values the hard work and dedication that our employees exhibit every day. Through our core values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence, our employees are a team committed to compassionate care for our diverse patient population, our community and each other. As a valued team member, we promote continued professional development, specialty certification, continuing education, and career growth.

YOU TAKE CARE OF THEM. WE’LL TAKE CARE OF YOU. State-of-the-art equipment, endless learning, and a culture of excellence – that’s Penn State Health. But what makes our healthcare award-winning? That’s all you.

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 fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information. 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 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Teamsters Local 776

Position EMT/Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Teamsters - Life Lion EMS Berks County

Location US:PA:Reading | Allied Health | Full Time

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