The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is an industry leader in Emergency Medical Care (EMS) services. We are seeking a highly motivated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Specialist.
This is an outstanding opportunity to become part of our dedicated team of professionals and to actively advance the mission of the District while maintaining our high level of customer service. We are committed to personal and professional growth and provide opportunities for you to stay current on training requirements, trends, and technology. Plus, we offer competitive pay and benefits and a great work schedule.
ABOUT THE DISTRICT:
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is an independent Special District in Contra Costa County responsible for providing a high level of emergency and non-emergency services to the communities it serves. The District's service area encompasses approximately 155 square miles, serving the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon, the southern boundary of Morgan Territory, and the Tassajara Valley. The communities are primarily residential, commercial, office park, and controlled manufacturing, along with wildland areas, protected by nine stations and one volunteer staffed station with 185 employees, and 56 volunteers. Financial oversight and strategic policy direction are provided by an elected 5-member Board of Directors.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
Under the general direction of the Deputy Chief of EMS the direct supervision of the District’s Interim EMS Division Chief, the EMS Specialist is responsible for supporting and assisting the District’s maintenance of EMS service quality through; periodic review of EMS field operations; needs analysis planning and implementation; facilitating compliance with District, Local EMS Agency (LEMSA), State (EMSA) and Federal reporting and standards of care requirements; including but not limited to: capturing and documenting system performance metrics; attending regular meetings with other EMS Division personnel and District staff, CQI stakeholders, and the District’s EMS Committee; supporting the maintenance of Continued Education (CE) units and managing the documentation of required EMS licensing and certifications for all District personnel; in conjunction with Human Resources and other stakeholders, developing, monitoring and evaluating EMS related performance metrics; developing and delivering the District’s American Heart Association and NAEMT required training programs and activities; as appropriate, supporting Suppression Division operations during large scale incidents; oversees all aspects of the EMS Division’s new hire academy and orientation process for Firefighter/Paramedics and Single- Role Paramedics; and performing other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general direction from the Deputy Chief of EMS and direct supervision of the Interim EMS Division Chief. There will be no direct reports assigned to the EMS Specialist.
The EMS Specialist is a professional, non-safety position responsible for supporting and ensuring that the highest level of emergency care services are delivered by the District. The EMS Specialist will utilize a team/oriented approach to develop and maintain the skills, knowledge, and abilities of EMS personnel in a practical and appropriate manner. This person must also possess the ability to assist with EMS quality improvement, risk evaluation and overall EMS operational initiatives and duties. This is a non-exempt, non-safety position.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below, to address District needs and changing business practices.
Assesses EMS training needs and requirements for development, delivery, and/or coordination of delivery. This will be accomplished through standard instructional techniques.
Instruct and/or coordinate EMS Continuing Education (CE) courses and facilitates compliance with State CE Provider requirements as defined in California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, Chapter 11, Article 6.
Instruct, develop, and/or coordinate the development and delivery of the curriculum for the EMS Modules of the Recruit Firefighter Academy, Single-Role Paramedics, Reserve/Volunteer EMS training, and Contra Costa County EMS Training programs.
Facilitate and provide administrative support to the District’s Paramedic Provisional Assignment Program, and assist with the development, training, and evaluation of Provisional Paramedic personnel.
Instruct, develop, and/or coordinate required annual EMS training, such as Cal OSHA Blood- borne Pathogen and Infection control update training, and EMT-1 and Paramedic skills verification.
In conjunction with the Deputy Chief of EMS, the Training Division Battalion Chief, and the EMS Coordinator, facilitate the placement of Paramedic Interns with Paramedic Preceptors, and act as a liaison between District Preceptors and the paramedic training institutions.
Accompany Suppression crews to EMS incidents on a periodic basis to directly observe EMS field operations and to evaluate training, technique and equipment needs.
Understand NEMSIS and CEMSIS centralized data in conjunction with Image Trend documentation and standards of care for continuous quality improvement and risk evaluation.
Proficient in Target Solutions training management and CheckIT systems as a superuser.
Facilitate the tracking and management of employees’ EMS certifications.
Research and write reports, analyze data, and correspond with regulatory, governmental, and business entities as required.
Assist in the development of EMS policies and procedures as required.
Participate in establishing and updating standards of patient care, patient care documentation and District policies and procedures for the EMS Division.
Perform other related EMS duties as directed.
The EMS Specialist will need to possess the following skills, knowledge, and abilities:
Knowledge and comprehension of:
Various District and legally required accountability systems.
Principles and practices in the development of EMS training processes.
Principles and practices related to the instructional methods/delivery of effective employee education and training.
Principles and practices of education and public speaking, including the planning, preparation, and evaluation of educational materials and outreach tools.
Principles and practices of project management.
Basic human anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, techniques, and established analytical processes used in the description and assessment of patient status.
Contra Costa County Pre-Hospital Care Policies, and Field Treatment Guidelines.
Contra Costa County EMS Administrative Policies.
Contra Costa County Licensing and Accreditation Processes.
County, state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.
Appropriate District policies and procedures.
Administrative methods and procedures including material and equipment procurement and acquisition.
Identify potential problems and/or issues and develop and recommend practical solutions for the Interim EMS Division Chief and EMS Coordinator.
Facilitate compliance with District and legally required accountability systems to accommodate timely, consistent, complete, and effective documentation and reporting, as required.
Evaluate EMS practices and conduct comparative analysis against industry standards and alternative and/or progressive practices.
Observe EMS operations in a field setting, provide constructive verbal or written feedback in order to facilitate supportive employee development.
Coordinate, deliver, and evaluate EMS education and training modules.
Prepare clear, concise, and accurate written reports and curriculum plans.
Represent the District in meetings with the public, and government bodies to promote the District’s EMS program goals.
Proficient in data and information retrieval, analysis and planning, records management, status tracking, report and memo writing, time management, and the setting of priorities.
Utilize well-developed communication skills, including presentation skills and ability to effectively facilitate training sessions, meetings, and projects.
Utilize written skills, including exercising professional use of grammar.
Utilize organizational skills with the ability to be flexible and to multi-task.
Maintain strict confidentiality relating to compliance standards, patient medical records, employee performance documentation, and testing/evaluation processes.
The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract or offer.
The application and required certification documents must be completed and submitted together, no later than 12:00 pm, May 31, 2022.
Candidates considered for employment will be required to undergo an extensive background investigation, including polygraph, Team test, a psychological evaluation, a thorough medical examination and a pre-employment drug screening.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, should special accommodations be necessary at any stage of the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Division at (925) 838-5150.
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.