Director of Emergency Medical Services
Norton Sound Health Corporation - Nome, AK
Plan, implement and coordinate the Region wide emergency medical system. Provide direction and supervision to the EMS Trainer and Training Coordinator in the development of curricula, instruction and training. Assure that quality EMS services are delivered in the villages. Direct assigned employees, demonstrating leadership by providing work direction, motivation, training, assistance, performance evaluation and corrective action. Uphold the organization’s vision, mission, and corporate values. Demonstrate understanding of and compliance with organization’s policies, procedures, code of conduct and work rules. Essential Functions:
  • Perform leadership functions including selection, scheduling, training, performance management and discipline; Instill passion in assigned staff for NSHC’s mission, vision, and values, paying particular attention to the maintenance of a safe and productive work environment; Demonstrate personal initiative and accountability while overseeing the department's budget; Forecast needs, allocate resources and/or take corrective action as necessary. Assist with and serves on the Medivac Review Committee, including data preparation, identifying trends and making suggestions for improvement. Liase with the village clinics and regional medivac airline to ensure smooth operations.
  • Develop long range plans for operation and evaluation of Regional EMS programming in conjunction with State goals and Board directives; Coordinate EMS services provided to or within the Region.
  • Organize scheduling, develop agenda, and provide staff for taking minutes at the NSHC EMSAC meetings; Serve as a member of the Safety/Security Committee.
  • Oversee the Code Blue grant program; Provide quarterly board reports to the Hospital Services Committee regarding Code Blue and EMS operations.
  • Lead the development and annual review of the NSHC Regional Disaster Manual and policies, including annual participation in the disaster drill for NSRH
  • Coordinate, evaluate and implement a Region-wide disaster plan, including execution of a Regional disaster drill annually and annual refresher course on individual roles and provide writen evaluations
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Personal Traits:
    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to consistently demonstrate the organization’s values: integrity, cultural sensitivity and respect for traditional values, continual learning and improving, compassion, teamwork and pride. Employees are expected to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, accountability, cooperation with and consideration of others. Required Knowledge:
    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have general knowledge of typical office technologies such as computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, and typical office software. Job Specific Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of electronic medical record charting for aeromedical services
  • Knowledge of emergency medicine
  • Knowledge of emergence preparedness and disaster planning
  • Knowledge of emergency medical equipment
  • Required Skills and Abilities:
    All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have a broad range of skills and abilities centered around a strong patient focus, efficient performance, and teamwork. All employees should have patient/customer service skills, interpersonal skills and good communication skills. All employees should have the ability to manage their time and organize their work to ensure efficient performance. In addition, all employees should have the ability to follow policy, procedure and instructions, actively communicate with their supervisors to ensure understanding and manage their work accordingly. Finally, all employees should have the ability to understand and manage patient/customer confidentiality.
    Job Specific Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to write grant proposals
  • Ability to teach, train and motivate staff
  • Minimum Requirements:

    Bachelor's Degree
    Nursing or Paramedic

    General (non-supervisory)
    5 years
    3 years
    in EMS air administration and training
    in a supervisor or manager role

    Must have both general and supervisory experience.

    Licensure, Certification, Etc.

    Alaska Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic, BLS, CPR, ACLS, ATLS, PALS and NRP

    Physical Requirements:
  • Use hands and arms to operate office or clinical equipment
  • Sit less than half the workday
  • Stand and/or walk more than half the workday
  • Bend, stretch, twist, crouch and/or reach
  • View electronic monitors for prolonged periods of time
  • See and hear with normal acuity
  • Working Conditions:
  • Work is conducted in a standard office
  • environment W

  • ork is conducted in a standard aviation hangar environment Travel is required via large aircraft Travel is required via small (less than 16 passenger) aircraft Travel is required using snow mobiles, all terrain vehicles or boat

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