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Emergency Medical Technician Apprentice - August Class

Job Title Emergency Medical Technician Apprentice - August Class Location Wilkes-Barre, PA Job Category Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support Schedule Days Work Type Full time Department GWV Field Operations Team Date posted 06/14/2024 Job ID R-61982

Job Summary

Performs safe transport of non-emergent clients. Will receive on the job training for Medical Transport Driver and Emergency Medical Technician and required coursework for Emergency Medical Technician national certification. Emergency Medical Technician job training to include performing team-based care of the sick and injured and provides basic life support care to those requesting Emergency Medical Services response.

Job Duties

  • Operates the emergency vehicle in compliance with the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code to ensure safe travel.
  • Responsible for communication and coordination with communication center dispatchers, supervisors, and other leaders.
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of equipment and vehicles and reports any deficiencies.
  • Responsible for the accurate documentation of patient care and transportation.
  • On the Job Training includes learning: Regulatory Requirements, Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation, Automated External Defibrillators, First Aid, Customer Service, Emergency Medical Technician Didactic Program, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Lifting, Moving, Transferring, Mass Casualty Incident, Prehospital Trauma Life Support, International Trauma Life Support, and Scan Emergence Medical Services.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.


High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Preferred)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.


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