The City of Bend is actively recruiting a confident, dynamic and visionary Emergency Medical Services Chief for the Bend Fire and Rescue Department.
To be considered, please ensure you submit your application, resume and cover letter no later than, Monday, July 1, 12:00 p.m. PDT. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.
This class is responsible for the organization and coordination of emergency medical service (EMS) programs to ensure effective and efficient service delivery in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and to ensure expenses and revenues are properly managed. The position is responsible for overseeing, evaluating and coordinating the actions of personnel engaged in EMS operations in cooperation with the Deputy Chief – Operations. Performs other related duties. Duties contribute to the overall effectiveness of the department.
Functions, Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification. Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
EMS Chief: General
Assists in the development, planning and implementation of departmental goals and objectives. Participates in planning and budgeting as part of a management team.
Participates in the analysis, development, implementation and administration of departmental policies and procedures.
Assists in the administration of human resources policies, Civil Service rules, and labor contracts; assists in personnel performance evaluations and disciplinary actions. May function as management representative for labor contract negotiations.
Participates in the development of division and department budgets, budget implementation and administration of approved budget; prepares cost estimates; participates in the financial planning for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
Responds to major emergencies and multi-alarm operations to provide direction and/or support as required under the Incident Command System.
Represents the department in local, state, national and international activities as directed by the Fire Chief.
Initiates disciplinary action as needed.
Has a personal presence which is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the department’s Values and Expectations.
Must have compassion for patients, family members, department personnel and others who are dealing with emotionally stressful situations.
Must be able to relate and communicate with individuals and use persuasion to influence opinions, attitudes and actions individually and collectively.
Must have public speaking skills and classroom teaching skills.
Performs other related duties as required to achieve position objectives.
Develops EMS goals, policies and practices; monitors progress; conducts on-going review and revision.
Coordinates research, development, evaluation and recommendations regarding EMS equipment, practices, forms and technology.
Attends and participates on boards, committees and at meetings as a representative of the department and the City at the local, regional and state level Works with the physician advisors and coordinates with them to present case reviews and topics to be taught.
Responds to inquiries and provides information. Responsible for maintaining and releasing EMS-related information, documents, and records (including Pre-hospital Care Reports) in accordance with applicable department policies and practices, local, state and federal regulations.
Ensures that EMS operations are performed according to departmental policies and protocols and applicable legal requirements including the Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Administrative Rules, Medicaid and Medicare Regulations. Consults with the City Attorney as necessary.
Assists with the preparation of an annual EMS budget, department annual report, and other reports and records.
Participates in personnel recruitment and interview boards and performance evaluations of Paramedic interns and EMS personnel.
Visits a station at least twice a week to ensure that all EMS equipment and apparatus are clean, maintenance is being performed, and necessary supplies, services and equipment are procured. In addition will ride with the station crew for eight hours per week to do evaluations of EMS care and to observe challenges that the EMS providers are face with on a regular basis.
Ensures controls are established, implemented and enforced with regard to the use, dispersal, storage, documentation, procurement, and disposal of narcotics.
Oversees and administers the Quality Assurance (QA) Program, Ride-Along Programs, Multiple Patient Casualty (MPI) Plan, and the Paramedic Internship Program.
Coordinates the promotion of the FireMed Program.
Coordinates all long distance transfers.
Oversees the Infection Control Policy and oversees the Infection Control Officer who maintains all infection control records.
Participates in department drills as appropriate; attends management team meetings as directed.
Monitors current proposed legislation and testifies before State of Oregon House and Senate Committees.
Performs other special duties and assignments as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:
· Modern EMS methods and medical treatment, business management or administration, including supervisory practices, and budgetary practices and applicable federal, state and local codes, rules and regulations.
· Departmental policies and guidelines in emergency situations and daily departmental operations.
· Organizational policies, procedures and guidelines, including Civil Service Rules.
· Various types of apparatus and equipment used by the department.
· EMS instructional materials, forms and records.
· Project management principles.
· Public administration principles and practices.
· Budgeting principles.
· Strategic planning principles.
· Modern office procedures, methods, electronic equipment and computer applications.
· English language, grammar, and punctuation.
· Conflict resolution techniques.
· Consensus building techniques.
· Interpreting and applying applicable federal, state and local laws, codes, rules and regulations, to include Civil Service Rules.
· Interpreting and applying departmental and organizational policies, procedures, and guidelines.
· Supervising and evaluating employees.
· Managing projects.
· Preparing and administering budgets.
· Preparing instructional materials and reports.
· Preparing and maintaining specialized records in assigned area(s) of responsibility.
· Using computers and applicable software applications.
· Using proper English, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
· Working independently.
· Mediating conflict.
· Maintaining confidentiality.
· Interpersonal relationships as applied to interaction with coworkers, management, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Education, Experience, Certifications and Licenses Required
Requires a high school diploma or equivalent. An Associates of Science in EMS, or equivalent combination of education and experience, is preferred. The position requires extensive knowledge of, emergency medical treatment and business management or administration; and at least seven (7) years experience in emergency medical service activities, including at least four (4) years as a supervisor. Candidates must meet qualifications established by the City of Bend Civil Service Commission and protected by the Commission’s provisions. Must hold a current Paramedic License in any state and be able to become an Oregon Paramedic in one year or less. Once hired must hold a valid drivers license in the state of their residence and must be insurable by the City.
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