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PRN Communic Spec Penn COMM
  • Job ID: 75453
  • Job Category: Technician/Technologists
  • Specialty Area: Technician/Technologists
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: Per Diem
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 3400 Spruce St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Per Diem


Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description:
PRN Communications Specialist
PennSTAR Flight Communications

The Communications Specialist is an individual who functions with minimal supervision in a fast paced flight and ground communications center. This individual must have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. This individual must possess a clear, strong speaking voice and strong medical terminology. Computer entry experience and good typing skills are essential. The ability to multi-task, the need to efficiently collect key data points from a variety of information sources to ensure accurate response is mandatory.
Receives and coordinates emergent and non-emergent telephone requests for patient transport via helicopter, or ground transport while demonstrating excellent customer service skills. Responsible for the assignment and dispatch of the most appropriate air or ground medical transport assets to best service the requestor’s needs. The Communications Specialist is the primary connection between PennSTAR Flight crew members and the resources they require to complete their mission.
Serves as a central hub for cross-functional communications support between the aviation, clinical, maintenance and administrative departments to coordinate their services to insure PennSTAR Flight always provides customer-oriented, high quality and safe medical transportation

Minimum Requirements:
Must possess excellent telephone communication skills.
Must be able to work independently as well as interdependently.
Must be able to work in often stressful situations.
Must be able to take direction.
Maintain certifications and continuing education criteria as required by the position.
Must possess basic computer data entry skills. Knowledge of Computerized Aided Dispatch systems and Microsoft Office preferred.
Knowledge of medical terminology required
Must hold current certifications (EMT or higher, or EMD or NAACS Certified Flight Communications Course or equivalent).
Must hold current CPR certification.
Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.
Must have basic understanding of radio communications.
Must be able to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language without restriction.
Free from ailment which may impair consciousness or cognitive ability.
Must be able to work 12 hour shifts, which rotate to include day, night and weekend coverage.
Prior dispatch experience preferred.

Additional Information:
When applying to this position, please attach all certifications. This position is a per diem position- works as needed.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.


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