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POSITION TITLE: Regional Clinical Manager NUMBER:
LOCATION / DEPT: Community Based Services TITLE CODE:
DATE REVIEWED/REVISED: 1/29/13
Responsible for oversight of the clinical care provided by Air Methods Community Based Services (CBS), ensuring that it consistently meets or exceeds standard of care. Involved in goal setting, planning, problem solving, clinical education, organizing, leading and communicating same to staff. Assists the management team in development, implementation and enforcement of new and existing standards. Responsible for oversight of quality improvement program to ensure Air Methods CBS division meets its goals and objectives. Performs duties of active flight crew member as needed.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
· Assists in the development of goals and objectives for Air Methods CBS consistent with the mission and goals of Air Methods Corporation.
· Directs the implementation of changes for improvement in clinical quality and/or efficiency in clinical operations.
· Responsible for problem solving and follow-up on issues through collaboration with the appropriate personnel.
· Oversees the Quality Improvement program, including clinical chart review, statistical analysis, multi-disciplinary dashboard and focused audits using TAMMA
· Facilitates medical director involvement as needed
· Oversees clinical remediation as indicated by chart reviews in collaboration with Regional Clinical Compliance Evaluator.
· Provides capital budget requests to Regional Clinical Director on an annual basis.
· Participates in testing and evaluation of new clinical equipment as requested by Regional Clinical Directors to ensure high-quality, fiscally-responsible patient care is provided.
· Facilitates the recruitment and hiring of Flight Nurses and Flight Paramedics.
· Functions as a clinical resource. Ensures Clinical crew complies with local, state, CAMTS and Air Methods and applicable regulatory standards.
· Ensures compliance with Air Methods CBS initial clinical orientation and annual education requirements.
· Implements and enforces Air Methods CBS Clinical standards in collaboration with the Regional Clinical Director, and the Regional Clinical Compliance Evaluators.
· Oversees occupational health provider contracts and appropriate treatment and follow-up for all work-related injuries and exposures in conjunction with the Regional Clinical Director.
· Coordinates communication and activities with the Clinical Staff, Clinical Base Supervisors, Regional Clinical Compliance Evaluators, and Regional Clinical Director regarding Clinical standards/operations, supplies/equipment, and program/company goals.
· Completes annual performance appraisals on Clinical Base Supervisors and assists with performance evaluations of the medical crew and Regional Clinical Compliance Evaluator as needed.
· Conducts regularly scheduled meetings with clinical staff and leadership,, including Medical Director(s).
· Maintains current licensure for each base. Including: ambulance license, DEA certificate, state pharmacy certificate, CLIA waiver, CAMTS accreditation, and any other applicable licenses/certificates.
· Assists with competency evaluations of clinical crew members with annual skills, procedures and HPS training.
· Acts as liaison with specialty team coordinators.
· Maintains timely communications with Regional Clinical Director and multidisciplinary team.
Participates in activities that promote professional growth and self-development.
· Maintains all requirements and fulfills all essential functions of a flight crew member, on an as-needed basis and to evaluate clinical competency of Clinical crew members.
· Other duties as assigned.
The qualifications listed are representative of those required to successfully fulfill job responsibilities, but may include program-specific qualifications not listed. Contact local program representative for additional requirements.
Meets all qualifications of Flight Nurse or Flight Paramedic
BSN or Bachelor’s degree in health-related field*
(*If the candidate does not have a Bachelor’s degree a BSN or Bachelor’s degree must be obtained within 4-years of entry into the position.)
Three years previous flight experience
One year previous management experience
Licenses & Certificates:
Meets qualifications of Flight Nurse or Flight Paramedic
Specialty certification in compliance with CAMTS standards. (CFRN for Nurses and FP-C for Paramedics preferred).
Graduate degree in nursing, business, or health related field
Knowledge of local healthcare dynamics and state regulatory requirements
Regional Clinical Director
Vice President of Clinical Operations, Regional Clinical Compliance Managers, Regional Clinical Compliance Evaluators, Medical Directors, Regional VP, Regional Aviation, Maintenance, Business and Operations Directors and Managers
Clinical Base Supervisor(s), Flight Nurses and Flight Paramedics
Competency in advanced practice skills as defined by Regional Clinical Director(s) and Air Methods CBS Clinical Standards
Skills as required to practice nursing as defined by assigned state scope of practice and advanced practice skills as defined by Clinical Director(s) and Air Methods CBS Clinical Standards.
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to perform Clinical procedures and assessments, reach with hands and arms, and speak and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell. The employee is required to maintain adequate physical conditioning to be able to perform job duties. Job duties are often performed at high stress levels requiring employee to function effectively and independently while maintaining good working relationships with partners, patients, and customers.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 80 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions; and is frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens or airborne particles, fumes and gases, electrical and chemical hazards, and vibrations/turbulence. Pre-employment and annual physicals will be provided to include appropriate immunizations as required, back screening, and a PPD skin test for tuberculosis.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud, requiring hearing protection while in-flight, and at a moderate level when in the hospital environment. Pre-employment and annual audiograms will be provided to monitor for hearing loss. Noise attenuation devices will be provided to all employees, but it is the employee’s responsibility to utilize these devices to prevent hearing loss.
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