EMT/Emergency Medical Technician Prehospital – Life Lion EMS Berks County

Penn State Health

$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 erider@pennstatehealth.psu.edu (//%7BRecruiterEmailAddress%7D)


Responsible to respond to emergencies, assess patients; provide treatment in accordance with PA DOH Basic Life Support standard curriculum. Also responsible to transport patients according to established protocols and assist Advance Life Support (Paramedic) providers with patient care management. Must perform non-emergency routine medical transports utilizing ambulances and wheelchairs vans and follow up with complete appropriate documentation.


High School Diploma or GED required.

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

Eligibility for Pennsylvania EMT certification required.

Valid Driver’s license required and eligible to operation an EMS vehicle in the Commonwealth of PA required.

Completion of approved Emergency Vehicle Operations Training program required within two (2) months of date of hire.

PA DOH EMSVO eligibility required within two (2) months of date of hire.

Hazmat Awareness Training must be obtained within 30 days of start date. NIMS (100, 200, 700, 800) required within 30 days of start date.


Six (6) months of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) experience preferred.


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.

For more information: https://this.pennstatehealth.org/#thisIsPennStateHealth

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: https://www.pennstatehealth.org/careers/working-here/total-rewards


Life Lion offers 24/7 emergency medical services (EMS) and 911 response to numerous municipalities throughout Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Lebanon, York, Lancaster, and Berks counties. The Life Lion team includes paramedics, emergency medical technicians, nurses, physicians, pilots, dispatchers, and mechanics who are highly trained to deliver lifesaving services – including advanced and basic life support. Our team also prepares patients for the level of care they’ll need once they arrive at the hospital. Our Critical Care staff members are among the most highly trained clinicians in the nation. They attend countless hours of continuing education and attend advanced clinical rotations so they can provide the same level of critical care in the out-of-hospital environment during transport.

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 positions responsibilities.

Penn State Health is fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is unapologetically expressing itself through every persons 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 hrsolutions@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Position EMT/Emergency Medical Technician Prehospital – Life Lion EMS Berks County

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

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