University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Employment – EMS Specialist



Join our team of Life Changers!

UPMC is hiring a Full-Time, EMS Specialist to support the offices in

Dauphin-Perry County.

Evening, weekend and holiday availability is required to support the hours of operation.

Excellent benefits, a pleasant work environment, and friendly team are just a few of our perks. Apply today!


Coordinate UPMC Prehospital Care educational programs.


  • Works with the Operations Manager for Operational Readiness of the Division.
  • Responsible for operational oversight and direction of Paramedic Supervisors
  • Responsible, along with the Operations Manager for Kronos (timekeeping) functions in the Dauphin-Perry Division
  • Works to modify and adjust the Operational Schedule for EMS and Transport Operations
  • Will be responsible for scheduled “Chief on Call” during after-hours operations. (rotation shared with other Leadership)
  • Will function in “Assistant Chief” role as it pertains to EMS Operations and interfacing with other Public Safety Partners.
  • Plans, creates and operates at Special Events, and large scale operations.
  • Occasionally operating in a Patient Care setting as operations dictate, assisting EMS crews in the field.
  • Works with the Operations Manager to manage the maintenance scheduling of the vehicles assigned to the Division(s)
  • Works with other members of senior leadership to accomplish the Mission of Community LifeTeam.
  • Operates to move all Divisions of Community LifeTeam forward in accordance with goals set forth by the Director of Operations.
  • Responsible for interfacing with LifeTeam Communications Center to troubleshoot issues that may arise for inter-facility transports
  • Adhere to UPMC and Community LifeTeam Policies, procedures and Code of Conduct.
  • Other Duties as assigned


  • 3 years of experience in EMS or a BA Degree in Emergency Medicine required.
  • Masters Degree in Emergency Medical Services or related field preferred.
  • Experience with supervision of medical coverage for mass gathering events required.
  • Experience with EMS quality improvement programs required.
  • Previous experience in public speaking required.
  • Experience in the development of clinical EMS protocols, policies and procedures experience preferred.
  • Experience in the Coordination and implementation of research programs pertaining to EMS preferred.
  • Familiarity with EMS billing preferred.
  • Experience in the development and coordination of community health events experience preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, And Clearances

  • Instructor certification in trauma life support, ACLS, BCLS, and PALS preferred.
  • Certification as a CCEMT-P preferred.

Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Driver’s License
  • Paramedic OR Pre Hospital Registered Nurse (PHRN)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC’s Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life — because we believe that you’re at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

Job Details:

Company: UPMC

Job Type: Full Time

Job Location: Harrisburg, PA

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