Director, Milwaukee County EMS Division – Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Salary: $80,610 ‐ $95,870
Exempt FTE position: 37M
Seeking an energetic and intellectual leader looking to make an impact in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) within Milwaukee County. Under the direction of the Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), this position will oversee the critical day‐to‐day operations of the Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division. It will be charged with providing leadership in the implementation and alignment of critical health care reforms.
The Director will manage a budget upwards of $5.6 million dollars and a staff of 28 persons. The Director will oversee six program areas to include: EMS System Administration, Education, Quality Assurance, Health Information Management, EMS Communications Center, and finally, contracted medical direction with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).
The EMS Division Director will interact with local Fire Chiefs, hospital Chief Medical Officers, health system Chief Executive Officers, and multiple board‐of‐directors, mandating a leader of the strongest caliber with notable skills in negotiation and healthcare.
The EMS Division is one of five divisions under the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), created January 1, 2015. The other four divisions include: Director’s Office, Emergency Management, 9‐1‐1 Communications, and Public Safety Radio Services. The EMS Division Director will report directly to the OEM Director who in turn reports directly to the County Executive of Milwaukee County.
This Division Director will interact closely with receiving hospitals such as Froedtert, Wheaton, Aurora, St. Mary’s, Children’s, etc., in exploring EMS service enhancements directly related to the EMS System and the Communications Center.
Among these duties are the oversight of the relocation and consolidation of the EMS Communications Center with the OEM 9‐1‐1 Communications Division. The EMS Director will work closely with the OEM Radio Services Division as well, ensuring receiving hospital and paramedic public safety radio communications are efficient and interoperable.
The EMS Division Director will also maintain close relationships with fourteen local Fire Chiefs ensuring sustainment of the EMS system to include revamping of the complex medical supply inventory and logistics.
Initiatives include developing revenue streams with participating health systems for municipal fire departments as a well as county‐provided services. The Director will work to reinvent cost models directly affecting the viability and sustainment of subsidies within the county.
The EMS Director will be charged with overseeing the successful increase in paramedic scope of practice to include the Mobile Integrated Health initiative; ensuring continuing education and the fair and equitable distribution of contracts under the EMS medical director in order to sustain a cohesive EMS system. This will include responsibilities for the oversight of a revised education model to include working with local area technical institutions and universities in cadet paramedic courses as well as new curriculum in Community Paramedicine.
The qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Health Services Administration, Hospital Administrator, Nursing, Business Administration, Engineering, or related field and five years related experience.
Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package.
Interested applicants may submit a cover letter, resume, and three references that detail relevant experience, no later than November 1st, 2015, to:
Director, Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
901 N. 9th Street - County Courthouse Room 308
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Any questions can be directed to Mary Dutkiewicz at (414) 278‐4771.
Montgomery County Hospital District Job Description
Department: Clinical Services
Reports To: EMS Director
FLSA Status: Contract
The medical director provides medical oversight in the development and administration of the clinical aspects of the EMS system and is an essential liaison with local partners. The medical director provides essential medical leadership, system oversight, coordination of guideline development for routine and disaster care, identification and implementation of best practices, system quality improvement, and research. The medical director is essential to the EMS system by promoting integration of direct and indirect medical oversight for the entire emergency health care delivery system.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
- Serve as patient advocate in the EMS system.
- Maintains knowledge of applicable Texas Department of State Health Services rules regarding certification and licensure.
- Aids in development, revision, approval, and implementation, of Standard Delegated Orders, Clinical Guidelines, Communications Standards, dispatch, and first responder protocols.
- Maintains close working relationships with medical staff at local receiving facilities, including hospitals, emergency departments, standalone and freestanding facilities, physicians, and out of hospital providers.
- Establish criteria for determining patient destination in a non-discriminatory manner.
- Aids in preparation of reports, official correspondence, and memoranda.
- Ensure all authorized EMS providers maintain knowledge and skills necessary for provision of high quality care, through ongoing education, testing, and credentialing.
- Ensures appropriate standards for credentialing of authorized providers.
- Coordinates MCHD’s Continuous Quality Improvement program in conjunction with the DCS Manager
- Actively engaged in academic EMS research and publication.
- Maintains a high degree of responsibility for confidential matters.
- Promulgate public education and information on the prevention and early treatment of emergencies.
- Maintain knowledge appropriate for an EMS medical director through continued education.
- Other duties as necessary that is reasonably consistent with the above.
In conjunction with EMS Command Staff, authorizes, deauthorizes, and or restricts clinical authorization privileges of all EMS System providers and first responder employees.
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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Current license to practice medicine or osteopathy in the state of Texas without restriction, M.D. or D.O.. Residency training in emergency medicine. Board certification in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Board of Osteopathic Emergency
Medicine. EMS fellowship training preferred. Knowledge of Texas EMS laws and regulations. Familiarity with the design and function of high performance EMS systems. Knowledge of EMS dispatch and communications systems. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing, and the ability to maintain working relationships with strategic partners. Required to complete all ongoing training for ongoing annual compliance.
Proficient word processing, spreadsheet, Outlook, internet skills required, and ability to learn and use company software applications
Ability to read and interpret documents, ability to write routine correspondence, and effectively present information and respond to questions from District Administration, Managers, Board of Directors, employees, customers, clients, and the general public.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to apply critical thinking skills to manage conflicting priorities.
Demonstrates effective customer service and project management skills.
Demonstrates ability to assume responsibility without direct supervision, exercise initiative and judgment, and make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.
Demonstrate ability to communicate and work effectively with others and to maintain confidentiality.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
License to practice medicine in The State of Texas (or obtain within 90 days). DEA & Texas DPS certificates for procurement of controlled substances, as necessary. Current Texas Driver’s License. Remain insurable by the current insurance vendor of MCHD.
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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.
Employee will be required to drive district vehicles long and short distances, including completion of annual physical agility and driver training programs.
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 outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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