Program Coordinator Position at TJEMS Open

Position Title:    Program Coordinator
Position Summary: The Program Coordinator is responsible for supporting the planning and coordinating functions of the EMS Council through supporting the Regional Agencies.
Responsibilities/Duties:
•    Assists with reporting requirements as necessary to comply with regulations.
•    Represents the EMS Council at local and state meetings and events, as requested.
•    Supports the regional planning efforts of the EMS council including, but not limited to, attending meetings, collecting and analyzing data, authorizing and reviewing regional plans and assisting constituents with implementation.
•    Supports the regional program coordinating efforts of the EMS council including, but not limited to, attending meetings, providing technical assistance to EMS system stakeholders, authorizing and reviewing regional program documents and assisting constituents with program implementation.
•    Coordinates the following list of committees, which is not all-inclusive:
o    Performance Improvement Committee
o    Trauma Performance Improvement Committee
o    Stroke Triage Committee.
•    Responsible for Maintaining the following list of plans, which is not all-inclusive:
o    Trauma Triage Plan
o    Regional EMS Mass Casualty Plan
o    Surge Capacity Plan.
o    Hospital Diversion Plan.  
o    Pandemic and Continuity of Operations Plan.
o    Strategic Plan.
o    Regional QA/QI plan and all quarterly reporting.
o    Stroke Triage Plan
o    Regional Medication and EMS Supply Restocking Program
•    Responsible for coordination of training events, other than EMT courses, at the TJEMS office or sponsored by TJEMS.
•    Responsible for minutes of committee meetings.
•    Assists with EMT classes and other training as requested.
•    Responsible for Assisting Agencies with VPHIB, as requested.
•    Responsible for assisting in the development of regional policies.
•    Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Hours:
Any and all hours necessary to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Council. In general, Monday through Friday; some weekends and evenings required to meet the needs of EMS Council constituents. 

All work time associated with the incumbent is allocated to the contract between the Virginia Office of EMS and the Thomas Jefferson EMS Council, Inc.
Classification:
This position is an exempt position, but is generally limited to 40 work hours per week. A courtesy compensatory time program is in place to offset additional hours when practical and approved.
Position Relationships:
Responsible to the Executive Director.    
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•    Knowledge of principles and practices of emergency medical services systems at the local and state levels. 
•    Understanding of planning principles and performance improvement concepts.
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with pre-hospital and hospital personnel, and representatives of educational organizations.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•    Understanding of personal computers for business use and in the use of word processing, spreadsheet and database management software.
•    Ability to adapt to a flexible, demanding schedule of working hours that involve travel throughout the region during day and evening hours with some weekend and overnight travel.
Education and Experience:
Two years of professional experience planning, developing, evaluating or operating an emergency medical services program, and a bachelor’s degree in health policy and administration, economics, statistics, public or business administration, emergency medicine, nursing or a related medical field;
OR three years of professional experience planning, developing, evaluating or operating an emergency medical services program, and an associate degree in health policy and administration, economics, statistics, public or business administration, emergency medicine, nursing or a related medical field; 
OR four years of professional experience planning, developing, evaluating or operating an emergency medical services program, and 30 credits in health policy and administration, economics, statistics, public or business administration, emergency medicine, nursing or a related medical field; 
OR five years of professional experience planning, developing, evaluating or operating an emergency medical services program. 

AND two years experience in the direct delivery of emergency medical services as an EMT or higher. 

Preference will be given to qualified candidates that have achieved certification as a CPR Instructor through American Heart Association and/or have been credentialed through the Virginia Office of EMS as an Education Coordinator.

RSAF Grant Cycle

The next RSAF grant cycle will be open AUGUST 1, 2015 with a deadline date of SEPTEMBER 15, 2015. As of July 1, 2015, all new ambulances manufactured must include a cot retention system, therefore ALL applicants requesting a new ambulance will have to include a quote from their ambulance vendor including the cot retention system, see the EMS Bulletin (page 1) for more details.

Please reference the OEMS grant webpage when you need RSAF grant help or have a question regarding your grant status or submission requirements.  You should access the EGIFT USER GUIDE FOR GRANTEES  for instructions on how to use your agency E-GIFT grant information along with RSAF requirements.  At any time if you need help or have a question, please don’t’ hesitate to contact us.  Remember ALL RSAF correspondence will now be accessible through your E-GIFT account so please look there for all grant documentation. 

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REGIONAL TRAINING COORDINATOR
This position will be open for applications from July 22, 2015 – August 22, 2015.
The position will start on September 1, 2015.

This is a 40 hour a week position.  The applicant must be currently certified as a Virginia Paramedic and have a thorough knowledge of accreditation, development, coordination, and presentation of EMS educational programs.  Must possess the qualifications to announce initial certification programs in Virginia. 
Applicant should have sufficient knowledge of related areas such as disaster management, incident command, trauma triage, performance improvement, and pertinent OSHA regulations.  If not already certified as such, the applicant should be willing to become a Virginia Education Coordinator within six months of hire. The applicant should have a minimum of five years EMS experience.

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