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Casual Part-time Health Assistants, EMT

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Casual Part-time Health Assistants, EMT
Job Code/Position Control Number AM150/N/C:013
Position Status Casual Part-time Continuing
Reports to (Supervisor) Title Health Services Director
Co-Supervisor's Title
Daily Direction
Position Summary

The Health Assistant/EMT will provide support for College Health Services during office hours, and be on call to respond to emergency calls when the office is closed. The role of this employee will be to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and under established guidelines, this person may monitor impaired students in the impaired student holding area.

Position Work Calendar *12-month
Position Work Hours/Week

*As-needed, not to exceed 18 hours per week

Abilities and Skills

*Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions. (Minimum)
*Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. (Minimum)
*Ability to work on own initiative. (Minimum)
*Ability to work with students with diverse backgrounds and needs. (Minimum)
*Must be willing and able to attend student development training as requested. (Minimum)
*Determines nature and extent of illness or injury. (Minimum)
*Ability to communicate verbally; via telephone and radio equipment. (Minimum)
*Ability to interpret written, oral and diagnostic form instructions. (Minimum)
*Ability to use good judgment and remain calm in high stress situations. (Minimum)
*Ability to be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights. (Minimum)
*Ability to read English language manuals. (Minimum)
*Ability to interview patient, family members and bystanders. (Minimum)
*Ability to document, in writing, all relevant information in a prescribed format in light of legal ramifications. (Minimum)
*Ability to converse in English with coworkers and ambulance personnel as to status of patient. (Minimum)
*Certified in CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer or Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Professional (Minimum)
*Possession of a valid driver’s license. (Required)


*If a student, must maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average. (Minimum)
*Must possess a current EMT Certification for the state of Pennsylvania or be able to transfer certification to the state of Pennsylvania. (Minimum)
*Maintain required certification by attending continuing education hours mandated by the state of Pennsylvania. (Minimum)


*One (1) year as an active Emergency Medical Technician or equivalent experience in the medical field. (Minimum)

Responsibilities and Duties

-Be knowledgeable of College emergency procedures and act accordingly. (Essential)
-Receive calls from dispatcher. (Essential)
-Read maps, may drive ambulance to emergency sites. (Marginal)
-Observe traffic ordinances and regulations when responding to and returning from emergencies. (Essential)
-Respond verbally en route to emergency calls. (Essential)
-Assist in lifting carrying and transporting patients to the ambulance if needed. (Essential)
-Provide additional emergency care following established protocols or medical direction if required. (Essential)
-Report nature of illness or injury to receiving medical facility. (Essential)
-Report verbally and in writing, observations and care of patient at the scene to emergency personnel responding to campus. (Essential)
-Replace/stock supplies. (Essential)
-Check all equipment/supplies for future readiness/response. (Essential)
-Maintain EMS UTV/Special Unit in operable condition. (Essential)
-Ensure cleanliness and orderliness of equipment and supplies. (Essential)
-Decontaminate UTV/Special Unit interior as needed. (Essential)
-Maintain familiarity with all specialized equipment. (Essential)
-Serve in the impaired student holding area (ISRA) and Emergency Medical Services (Station34) thru (College Health Services) overseeing impaired students who may present a danger to themselves and are unable to return safely to their residences. (Essential)
-Provide necessary care and observe condition of impaired students monitoring for the need for additional medical services. (Essential)
-Remove soiled linens and provide appropriate care to patients in the Health Center. (Essential)
-Attend meetings to address concerns; critique medical charts with the College Health Services Director; attending training sessions as required. (Essential)


*Oxygen Administration Equipment
*Lifepak 12
*Blood Glucose Monitoring Equipment
*Suction Equipment
*Multimedia Equipment
*Alcohol Measurement Devices
*Urine Drug Screen

Physical Standards

*Able to move about freely on campus.
*Must be able to work in an uncontrolled stressful environment.
*Ability to lift, carry, and balance up to 125 lbs. (250 lbs. with assistance).
*Good manual dexterity, with ability to perform all tasks related to highest quality patient care.
*Ability to bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain.
*Ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as heat, cold and moisture.
*Ability to work in low light and confined spaces.

Positions Supervised


Interfacing Departments


Special Job Features

*As-needed, not to exceed 18 hours per week.
*On call when College Health Services is closed or as scheduled for special events.
*EMTs will be paged through Lycoming County Communications Center or the Penn College Police Department based on the origin and acuity of the call.
*Calls may originate from Health Services based on patient presentation
*EMTs will be scheduled in advance for Special Events.
*This position is subject to a background check.

Position Level AM
Employment Group APT
FLSA Status Nonexempt
Additional Expectations

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)

College Statement

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.

Office/School College Health Services

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number 00484
Number of Vacancies 8
Open Date 06/28/2017
Closed Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Pay Rate / Salary

$11.50 per hour

Additional Information

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.

If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.

Desired Start Date As soon as feasible
Position End Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at

For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Type Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff
EEO Statement

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Sun Gazette, Williamsport
    • Press Enterprises, Bloomsburg
    • Centre Daily Times, State College
    • The Daily Item, Sunbury
    • The Express, Lock Haven
    • The Patriot, Harrisburg
    • The Student Portal
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • recruiting website
    • Internal Posting Announcement
    • Reference from a PCT Employee
    • Facebook
    • Notification as an Alumni
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents