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Penn State Health Specialist Aeromedical Communications - Life Lion in Hershey, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: PRN

FTE: 0.11

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied


Life Lion Aeromedical Communications Specialists are responsible for coordinating the efficient air or ground transfer of patients to and from the Hershey Medical Center by establishing communications among all parties, monitoring movement of all assets (Emergency Medical Services, Critical Care Transport, and Helicopter) and coordinating with appropriate personnel for the most efficient outcome.

The Communications Specialist will acquire all necessary information to efficiently dispatch the appropriate crew, dispatch and follow flight of all aircraft related missions to Hershey Medical Center, assigning coordinates and recording the mission using a computer program. They also organize and plan all EMS discharges from Hershey Medical Center using the online form as well as communicating with the Care Coordination and EMS Supervisory Staff. Additional duties include handling all radio communications and telephone traffic, processing all necessary paperwork (trip sheets, daily logs, e-mail requests etc.) They will also communicate with ED/Supervisory staff as necessary on a call by call basis (Medical Command notification, questions regarding Trauma level, incoming EMS to ED via the Charge nurse, and Emergency Department Technician for Aircraft arrival). The communication specialists will dispatch and assign crews from the Hershey Base, Carlisle Base, or Pediatric Critical Care Ground Team for retrievals.


High School Diploma or equivalent with 1-3 years related experience.

Must have experience with radio communication and be able to read maps and assign coordinates.

Excellent interpersonal communication, ability to use computers, ability to multi-task, and ability to handle stressful situations required


EMT preferred


Penn State Health is one of the leading teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is a multi-hospital health system, Academic Medical Center and Level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center serving patients and communities across Central Pennsylvania. The system includes Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children's Hospital, and Penn State Cancer Institute in scenic Hershey, PA. Penn State Health shares an integrated strategic plan and operations with Penn State College of Medicine.


We are proud to possess a vibrant downtown area which affords exceptional cultural opportunities including the Hershey and Harrisburg Orchestras, museums, a highly rated amusement park, the Hershey Theater, farmer’s markets and some of the finest dining in the region. We are an easy distance from the Fulton Theater, York Little Theater, Lancaster’s Amish country, and walkable towns like Hummelstown and Lititz.

For the outdoors enthusiast, we have ample opportunities for hiking, biking, rowing, and hunting. For sports lovers, we are home to the American Hockey League’s Hershey Bears, the Minor League Baseball’s Harrisburg Senators, and the United Soccer League’s Penn FC. Central Pennsylvania is an exceptional combination of rural, suburban, and city living is within a 2-hour drive to weekend destinations such as Philadelphia, Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore, and only a 3-hour drive from New York City.

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. 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 an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 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 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday – Friday, email or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union: Non Bargained