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Company: Township of Upper St Clair
Location: Bethel Park
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Tri-Community South is Hiring! Paid time off, paid holidays, excellent medical benefits and free membership to the USC Community & Recreation Center are just some of the perks you get as a full time employee of TCS!


  • Possess a current certificate as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Be twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Possess a current and valid Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Operators License
  • Demonstrate the ability to lift with a partner of equal size a 175 lb. person and carry them up and down a flight of stairs
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully perform five (5) out of seven (7) basic life support skills
  • Current CPR Certification along with required child clearances.


    The applicant must provide verification of the following:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Technician certification
  • Required child clearances.
  • EMSVO certification


    The employee will be expected to perform the following:

  • Discharge faithfully the duties of his/her position regardless of personal considerations
  • Exhibit conduct above reproach in both official and private affairs
  • Learn and practice department procedures and policies
  • Act decisively and according to procedures in stressful situations requiring immediate action
  • Recall and accurately report observed events
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with and relate to peers, municipal employees, general public and municipal officials
  • Promote good public relations at all times
  • Demonstrate a genuine concern and interest in public welfare at all times as well as in his/her own personal welfare
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrate ability to input information into computer


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, speak and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch.
    • The employee must lift and move more than 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job included close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


      The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderately noisy.


      • Abide by work schedules provided by the System
      • Learn and abide by personnel policies specific for Tri-Community South EMS.
      • Learn and practice by the Standard Operating Guidelines of Tri-Community South EMS.
      • Wear the uniform and equipment provided during the scheduled tour of duty in all public appearances where the employee is representing Tri-Community South EMS.
      • Institute emergency medical care when necessary according to the level of care indicated by the Department of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
      • Respond to all requests for an ambulance from dispatcher/dispatch center.
      • Must be twenty-one (21) years of age in order to operate an emergency vehicle according to Section 3105 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code.
      • Monitor all police/EMS radio communications during working shift assignment.
      • Learn and operate all equipment stocked in every emergency vehicle/response car belonging to Tri-Community South EMS.
      • Able to request assistance of additional emergency medical personnel, fire and police according to the Standard Operating Procedure Guidelines.
      • Transport the ill and injured to an appropriate emergency medical facility according to the current State mandated guidelines and policies of the System.
      • Communicate vital medical information pertinent to the patient to the receiving emergency medical facility using the appropriate communications.
      • Complete all medical records with all necessary information..
      • Complete all special report documents as specified in the Standard Operating Guidelines (i.e., crime scene reports, auto loss reports, on-job injury reports, equipment loss/damage reports, etc.).
      • Replenish stocked supplies used on each emergency call and fill out all paperwork completely and immediately stock and maintain vehicle according to the Standard Operating Guidelines.
      • Replenish stock supplies used on each emergency call and fill out all paperwork completely. Stock and maintain vehicle according to the Standard Operating Guidelines.
      • Check stock supplies and vehicle functioning each shift according to the vehicle checklist.
      • Protect patients' valuables and individual rights regarding confidentiality. Ensure HIPPA compliance for protected information. Properly document any personal/valuables that were transported in medical documentation.
      • Participate in the continuing education program of the System.
      • Supervise the activities of the basic life support personnel during the shift he/she is assigned to.
      • Maintain all requirements of the Tri-Community South Medical Director to continue to function at the level of Emergency Medical Technician.
      • Complete details assigned related to System operations.
      • Participate in public relations and awareness activities.
      • Complete responsibilities of committee and project assignments.
      • Complete any detail vital to system operations.
      • Accept the direction of the experienced Advance Life Support staff, Supervisor, Director and the Administrative Committee.
      • Complete any detail vital to system operations.
      • Accept the direction of the Advance Life Support staff, Supervisor, Director and the Administrative Committee. The EMT will function both in a supporting role to ALS personnel and independently when treating and transporting BLS patients. While supporting ALS personnel on calls, the EMT will assist in evaluating the complaints of patients, assessing vitals, administering oxygen, applying ECG monitoring, and setting up intravenous lines and various medications. Independently, the EMT will be able to assess, treat and transport BLS patients even in the absence of any ALS personnel. The EMT will also be proficient with direct verbal and radio communication with other health and medical personnel.


        It is the understanding that should any problems occur relating to the operations of Tri-Community South EMS policies and procedures and the employee needs counsel, he/she shall contact the Supervisor immediately, then the Director and then the Administrative Committee.


        Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check; job- related tests may be required.

        The duties listed above are only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

        The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


        Paid time off

        Paid Holidays

        Excellent Medical Benefits (choice between Highmark or UPMC)

        FREE membership to the Upper St. Clair Community & Recreation Center

Keywords: Township of Upper St Clair, Pittsburgh , EMT, Other , Bethel Park, Pennsylvania

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