Clinical Educational Specialist
American Medical Response - Independence, MO

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Job Title: Clinical Educational Specialist Dept : CES FLSA Status : Exempt Reports To: Operations Manager Location: Independence, Missouri

SUMMARY: Under general direction, oversees Clinical and Educational Services activities for the local service area. Represents AMR to local committees, medical and training institutions, and other related agencies. Responsible for the creation, implementation and tracking of education programs.

ESSE NTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist in recruitment through involvement in area EMS classes and career days.
Assist in the developoment of an orientation program and a system of continuing education.
Actively participates in and/or develop a process for the evaluation and/or selection of equipment.
Develop education process to include course objective, examinations and manuals for use as lesson plan.
Conduct and coordinate National Registry examimnations.
Conduct orientation classes, IV certification courses, ACLS/PALS instructor certification courses, CPR/AED/National Safety Council first aid instructor courses, and certification courses on Lifepak.
Work with local physician advisory groups.
Participate in clinical aspects of problem resolution.
Oversee any clinical requirements related to contract, agreements, etc.
Track and review events in response to complaints and/or compliments relating to medical performance.
Conduct clinical quality assurance investigations mmediately upon receiving information regarding a possible protocol or standard of care violation. In most cases, investigation should be completed within 72 hours of initial report. Document findings in writing. Provide timely briefings to Director of Operations on incidents and investigations, as appropriate.
Responsible for tracking and maintenance of employee certifications and vaccinations in a database.
Identify, develop, and implement quality improvement (QI) programs. In order to assure clinical excellence, programs should include, but are not limited to proactive and retrospective elements of QI concerning clinical call reviews, chart reviews, and trend analysis for both individual and group clinical performance. Such programs should drive the continuing education (CE) process and related courses offered to field personnel.
Responsible for the Field Training Officers (FTOs). This includesk but is not limited to, leading the selection process of FTOs; the monutoring and directing of trhe FTO program; assisting with development of FTO guidelines and procedures; and coordinating the FTO committee.
Represent AMR with local EMS education programs and assure integration with intership and preceptor needs.
Serve as clinical resource for field and management personnel.
Assist in the creation/revision of medical policy.
Oversee clinical aspects of field performance.
Represent the Manager of Clinical and Education
Services.
Conduct clinical call reviews and investigations.
Represents AMR with local EMS education programs.
Participate in scheduling third riders.
Coordinate evaluations for local paramedic school candidates.
Schedule continuing education programs pertinent to field education needs.
Work with other CES Specialists and Coordinators to assure standardization of CES programs throughout the service areas.
Reviews completed patient care reports fo accuracy.
Designs, implements, and reviews utilization management plans.
Evaluates statistics regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and other billing for review of problem areas.
Provides clinical support for documentation and billing personnel.
Participates in appeals processes from a clinical perspective.
Assists in planing and monitoring managed care utilization review.
Adhere to all company policies and procerdures.
Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone's responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: Know and follow Information Sustems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered. Report information systems security problems.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Education/Licensing/Certification
High School Diploam or GED. The following certifications are required: BTLS provider or Instructor certification, ACLS Instructor certification and PALS Instructor certification,. Current State Certification as a Paramedic. Acceptable driving record.

Experience
Minimum of three (3) years experience in the direct deliver of pre-hospital advanced life support as a paramedic. Applicable State Instructor/Coordinator certification. Experience in performing, evaluating, instructing, and coaching all aspects of the delivery of pre-hospital care.

Knowledge and Skills
Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently. Basic knowledge of computers and Windows software. Basic knowledge of Continuous Quality Improvement concepts and principles. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.

Requirements

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