Training Officer - Dorchester County EMS
Dorchester County EMS seeks an experienced, engaged, and enthusiastic paramedic to become our next CQI / Training Officer. The candidate selected will become a key member the Command Staff of the department, reporting directly to the department head. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an evidence based training programs that meets all continuing education requirement of SC DHEC EMS Bureau and the National Registry of EMTs. Working closely with the Medical Director and department leadership, the successful candidate will also be expected to develop a plan to strengthen and improve the existing CQI program.
Dorchester County EMS is and exclusive 911 provider responding to 20000 requests for assistance annually. This progressive department possesses some of the latest technology including ZOLL X Series cardiac monitors and AEV ventilators.
The EMS CQI/Training Officer will be available 24/7 for emergency response and a vehicle is provided for that purpose.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL TAKS (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY) (A single person may not perform all of these tasks. An individual may also perform additional task.) The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary. Plans, coordinates and conducts training for EMS employees, including training for EMT recertification as well as safety, emergency driving and special operations training. Collaborates with instructors from other agencies to provide training; arranges for professional guest speakers. Manages the CQI program to ensure compliance with CAAS accreditation requirements. Supervises the Senior Crew Chiefs as they perform CQI. Prepare and maintain the budget for the Training Division of EMS. Conducts skills performance evaluations of current employees. Coordinates activities related to career advancement for all department personnel. Monitors patient care reports and activities; consults medical control physician as appropriate; notes deficiencies in quality of care and conducts remedial training of employees as needed. Ensure compliance with department clinical and documentation standards as required by accreditation. Coordinates skills assessment of new hires and conducts new employee orientation. Accurately documents all training activities and prepares related reports; maintains employee certification / credentials records. Procures, maintains, cleans and repairs EMS training supplies and equipment. Responds to emergency calls, providing advanced life support and emergency care to the sick and injured; requests additional resources for the control of incidents as required; ensures safety at the scene; assists with extrication and other rescue procedures as necessary. Participates in public education / community relations efforts and events as required. Receives and responds to public inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance in areas of responsibility. Performs general administrative / clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, answering the telephone, etc. Keeps abreast of new technology, methods and regulations for emergency medical assistance operations and training; attends meetings, training and continuing education classes as required and/or appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills and maintain certifications. Remains available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response. All County employees are considered public servants for the citizens of Dorchester County. When requested before, during, or after an emergency event, County employees are expected to work and serve the public in coping with the emergency. Qualifications: VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION: Requires Bachelor's degree, or education and specialized training that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of four years of college education with emphasis in emergency medical technology or a closely related field. RN or BSN highly preferred. SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES: Must possess a valid state driver's license. Must complete required coursework and maintain EMT, Paramedic / Paramedic Instructor, BLS (CPR) / BLS Instructor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support / ACLS Instructor, International Trauma Life Support/ITLS Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support / PALS, PALS/PEEP Instructor certifications, and any other certifications deemed necessary by department head. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Requires over four years and up to and including eight years.