Wilson County EMS: Clinical Affairs Officer

 

WILSON COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: EMS CLINICAL AFFAIRS OFFICER

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 

FLSA: Exempt

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB                                                                                                                                                                                         Assists in the development and coordination of new employee orientation. Oversees training and development of current and new employees through continuing education, and QA/QI programs.  Coordinates quarterly peer reviews and oversees illness and injury prevention programs designed to make a safer and healthier community.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Essential Job Functions

Facilitates the maintenance of certifications and training records for employees, volunteers, and First Responders.

Develops, coordinates, conducts and evaluates a variety of training programs using instructional methods that follow all principals of adult learning styles.

Works with EMS Medical Director to review, modify, train, and implement Protocols, Policies and Procedures in order to provide an advanced level of pre-hospital care.

 Develops and evaluates advanced pre-hospital education program.

 Researches new developments in EMS and coordinates or provides training as needed. Develops and facilitates in-service trainingfor new medications and   equipment.

Develops and maintains system Peer Review process, managing audits and liaison of the Peer Review Committee.

Maintains and coordinates illness and injury prevention programs designed to create a safer and healthier community.

Maintains Department documentation software to include but not limited to mobile and web-based operations.

Functions as Service HIPPA Compliance Officer

 Assists with Training Equipment Evaluation.

 Maintains and updates Training Equipment Inventory.

 Attends workshops and conferences to keep up with current trends/changes

 Works with EMS Medical Director to develop and Implement Policies and Procedures for Specialized Teams working in a nontraditional pre-hospital   environment (Tactical Paramedics, Community Paramedics, etc.)

Maintains knowledge of Local, State and Federal rules/regulations and continually update knowledge base.

Manages and oversees the quality of patient data.

Assists in daily operations as needed

Oversees Department compliance with documentation and clinical Protocols, Policies, and Procedures.

Must exercise discretion and judgment which requires thought to apply skills and knowledge to different factual situations (for management and exempt personnel)

Maintains a high professional standard by receiving regular professional development.

Manages/Coordinates the EMS Training Dept., Field Training Officers, Peer Review Auditors, and Child Safety Seat Technicians. 

 

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Current North Carolina Paramedic Credential, Bachelor’s degree or an Associate degree with equivalent experience. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in EMS.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid North Carolina Driver’s License

Valid North Carolina Paramedic Credential

ACLS Certification with ability to obtain Instructor Status

PALS or PEPP Certification with ability to obtain Instructor Status

 ITLS or PHTLS with ability to obtain Instructor Status

 BLS Instructor Status

 National Child Safety Seat Instructor

NCOEMS Level I Paramedic Instructor Credential.  Candidate must possess or be able to obtain within one year of employment.

Computer skills in Word, Access, PowerPoint and Typing.

 

 

MINIMUM QULIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS

REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Lifting and moving of equipment and personnel for training purposes and inventory. 

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or composite characteristics) whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability to speak and/or signal people to convey or exchange information. Includes giving instructions, assignments or directions to subordinates or assistants.

Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present informationto top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.  Must be able to communicateclearly in writing and verbally. Ability to interact with staff members to accomplish QI within the organization.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Must be able to adapt to changes without compromise and become proficient quickly. Must be alert at all times or pay close attention to details. Must be able to operate effectively in unpredictable situations. Must adhere to all work rules, procedures and standards.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical or professional languages including medical, legal, counseling, mechanics, electrical, personnel and marketing terminology and emergency response codes.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; to add and subtract, multiply and divide, utilize decimals and percentages and correctly complete and teach dosage calculations to medical providers.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using emergency medical equipment and hand tools.

Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items such as emergency medical equipment and hand tools. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress and when confronted with emergency situations.

Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear (Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words. Hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to communicate via telephone and two-way radio.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet, hot, cold and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Field time may expose personnel to any element listed and some not listed above.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of advanced emergency medical practices, procedures and techniques.

Considerable knowledge of federal rules, regulations and guidelines governing emergency medical care and concerning infection and hazardous material control.

Considerable knowledge of the geographical layout of the County including political subdivisions, and the location of medical facilities, roads and streets within the County.

Considerable knowledge of current emergency medical service needs of the County.

Considerable knowledge of emergency medical service policies, procedures and techniques.

Considerable knowledge of procedures of extrication, movement of patients, rescue techniques, transportation and psychological needs of a patient.

Considerable knowledge of the equipment and supplies employed in the emergency care of patients and victims of accidents.

Considerable knowledge of the department and its organizational and operating procedures.

General knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.

Working knowledge of radio communications equipment.

Skill in applying emergency medical techniques and treatment

Skill in operating and repairing emergency medical equipment.

Skill in evaluating a patient’s condition and applying appropriate emergency medical care.

Ability to instruct emergency medical personnel in the application of medical and technical procedures to be used in emergency situations.

Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergency situations and to adopt effective courses of action.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Ability to lift substantial weight.

Ability to deal tactfully, courteously and firmly with the general public.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with emergency response personnel, volunteers, public officials, law enforcement agencies and as otherwise necessitated by work assignments.

 

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HIPPA Privacy Act

Will limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonably necessary to do the job. Will share information only on a need to know basis for work purposes. Access to verbal, written and electronic PHI for this job has been determined based on job level and job responsibility within the organization. Computerized access to PHI for this job has been determined as described above and is controlled via user ID and password.

Special Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Last Revised: 12/11/2018

 

Closing Date (If Any): 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: 
Paramedic