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Penn State Health EMT Prehospital - Life Lion EMS-Berks County in Reading, Pennsylvania

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Reading

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Varied

Hours: Varied


Penn State Health Life Lion EMS is seeking skilled and dedicated EMT’s to provide direct patient care to patients in the prehospital setting on both 911 incidents and on non-emergency intra facility transfers. EMT’s will be certified by the Pa DOH as an EMT and will maintain certification in the Commonwealth and must be free of any sanctions or administrative actions by the DOH. Life Lion EMT’s are part of a reputable team that supports the mission of Penn State Health, a leading Academic Medical Center and Level 1 trauma center.


High School Diploma or GED required.

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

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

Must have current hazmat R and I training.


Able to stand/walk frequently; sit occasionally.

Able to lift/carry 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-50 lbs occasionally.

Able to push/pull 0-20 lbs frequently; 21-75 lbs occasionally.

Able to climb occasionally, reach constantly.

Able to use hand for simple/firm grasping.

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.


At least 6 months of EMT experience preferred

Penn State Health Offers an exceptional benefit package including but not limited to:

·Generous Paid Time Off and Personal Time

·Medical Benefits (No waiting period)

·Dental and Vision Benefits

·75% Penn State University Tuition Discount (Full-Time Employees)

oThis benefit extends to dependents after one year

·85% tuition reimbursement for full-time employees up to $5,250 annually

·Matching 401K retirement plan


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.

*Appended to this job description is the Work Task Analysis that further describes the physical requirements appropriate for this role.

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: Teamsters