R6 Clinical Base Supervisor
Air Methods - Rapid City, SD

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SUMMARY: Responsible for oversight of daily operations of assigned base(s); supervises personnel and coordinates activities of Air Methods Community Based Services (CBS) medical personnel; assists management team in implementation and enforcement of new and existing Air Methods CBS standards; performs duties of active flight crew member.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Coordinates daily activities of Air Methods CBS medical staff.
o Provides duty schedule and assures proper medical coverage for all shifts at assigned base(s) (monthly schedule, ill call coverage, vacation coverage, approves schedule changes).
o Reviews payroll for accuracy and overtime issues, submits ERPA forms for ill and vacation times.
o Receives feedback related to flight issues/concerns; resolves issues/concerns and/or refers to appropriate person for resolution.
o Recommends and implements changes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of program performance.
o Assigns responsibilities and projects to medical crew members.
• Supervises Air Methods CBS medical staff.
o Serves as a role model for provision of advanced level medical care.
o Maintains and monitors medical crew licensure, certifications, clinical requirements, OSHA training and testing, and advanced procedures tracking in conjunction with Medical Educator Coordinators
o Insures medical crew members receive appropriate medical attention and follow-up for work-related injuries and exposures utilizing occupational health provider, submits appropriate worker’s compensation paperwork to Medical Manager.
o Interviews candidates and provides input for hiring decisions in collaboration with the interview committee.
o Assists in completion of new employee orientation in collaboration with Medical Education Coordinator.
o Prepares and collaborates with Medical Manager and Medical Education Coordinator to complete annual employee evaluations.
o Initiates initial disciplinary action (verbal warning with appropriate documentation) for administrative and behavioral deficiencies in collaboration with Medical Manager and HR. Refers ongoing deficiencies requiring further disciplinary action to Medical Manager. Refers all clinical deficiencies to Medical Manager and/or Medical Education Coordinator.
o Delegates assignments and holds medical employees accountable for project completion.
o Functions as a resource for dissemination of new information and problem resolution.
• Assures proper use, maintenance, and repair of equipment and supplies. Participates in the evaluation of new equipment/supplies. Oversees inventory and supplies at base level.
• Assists Medical Manager in developing and revising standards.
• Participates in Quality Assurance and Improvement through systematic problem identification, and collaborates with the Medical Manager to correct deficiencies and to evaluate implemented change. Assists with chart review and QA/QI data collection as assigned.
• Actively seeks Public Relations and Outreach Education opportunities for assigned base(s) service area. Participates in local EMS/hospital/advisory committees as Air Methods CBS representative.
• Oversees maintenance and organization of crew quarters. Assures that assigned base(s) meets regulatory agency requirements, safety standards, and infection control policy.
• Administers Ride-Along program, if applicable.
• Maintains all requirements and fulfills all essential functions of a flight crew member.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 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.

Required:
Education:
Meets qualifications of Flight Nurse or Flight Paramedic, as applicable
Experience:
One year previous flight experience
Licenses & Certificates:
Meets qualifications of Flight Nurse or Flight Paramedic, as applicable
Valid driver’s license required

Preferred:
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in business or health-related field
Experience:
Previous management/supervisory experience
Excellent communication, public relations, computer, and staff development skills
License & Certificates:
Specialty certification (CFRN, CCRN, CEN, CF-P, CCEMT-P)

RELATIONSHIPS:

Reports To: Area Medical Manager
Interfaces To: Medical Education Coordinators, Medical Directors, Regional Medical Services Directors and Area Managers
Supervisees: Medical personnel

COMPETENCIES: Competency in advanced practice skills as defined by Medical Director(s) and Medical Standards.

SKILLS: Skills as required to practice nursing or paramedicine (as applicable) as defined by assigned state scope of practice and advanced practice skills as defined by Medical Director(s) and Medical Standards. Strong leadership and supervisory skills.

PHYSICIAL DEMANDS: 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 medical 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: 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.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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