Essentia Health Communications Specialist

Find your calling. Essentia Health seeks employees who embrace our commitment to patient-and family-centered care in communities both large and small. We’re looking for people who are committed to making patients and their families feel known and understood. People who understand what it means to be Here with you.

People who are willing to use their strengths to help others.

 Communications Specialist – Duluth, MN (20515BR)

The Communication Specialist is responsible for dispatch of ground transportation teams, following flights during transport, and communication with referring and receiving physicians, nursing staff, 911 dispatch centers and EMS personnel. The Communication Specialist must be able to multi-task while still able to demonstrate effective communication skills in stressful situations, portraying a calm manner with reasoned judgment. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Receiving all air and ground EMS radio transmission in-coming to Essentia and relaying medical information to hospital departments; dispatching of internal patient transportation with Transporters and Lift Team; responding to Lifeline emergency calls; and entering data into database systems for information gathering and report generation.


  • Minimum of two years full-time experience in Emergency Medical Services.
    One year (12 consecutive months) must be within the last 18 months.
  • Experience with relevant/comparable responsibilities in a customer service setting
  • Completion of an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic course.
  • Radio base station & hand-held radio experience.
  • Current LPN, EMT-Basic, or equivalent, with current licensure in Minnesota or Wisconsin

 Essentia Health offers competitive salary and benefits that include medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, flex spending accounts, retirement plans, paid time off, and continuing education including tuition reimbursement.

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For inquiries contact Brenda at 218-786-4306.

 Our Values

Quality         Hospitality         Respect         Justice         Stewardship         Teamwork

 Our Mission

We are called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.

 Essentia Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status.