Tower Health

  • Paramedic - Per Diem

    Job Locations US-PA-Pottstown
    Requisition ID
    2018-22332
    Hospital
    Pottstown Hospital
    Department
    Ambulance
    Category
    Nursing/Patient Care
    # of Openings
    1
    Position Type
    Per Diem
  • Overview

    Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

     

    With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

     

    Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

     

    At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives

    Responsibilities

    The Paramedic, under the supervision of the ED/EMS Clinical Coordinator, Supervisor and the ED Director, is responsible for the pre-hospital care of patients requiring care as the result of illness/injury and is responsible for the direction of patient care at the Advanced Life Support level.

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • High School Diploma or GED required
    • Completion of course of study appropriate to the skills of paramedic conducted by an accredited college or school
    • Exhibits proficiency in pre-hospital care, has strong written and oral communication skills, as well as attention to detail

     

    Experience:

    • 1 year pre-hospital experience at the ALS level is preferred, while previous work experience is considered 

     

     

    Licenses/Certificates:

    • Paramedic certification required for PA
    • Valid PA drivers license with Bureau of EMS approved Emergency Vehicle Operations course
    • Must be 21 years of age
    • BLS, ACLS and PALS certification required
    • Hazmat awareness, NIMS 100, 200, 700 & 800  proof of completion

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