Purpose: The Emergency Medical Services for Children Coordinator administers and coordinates the EMS for Children program. As a recognized resource, the EMSC Coordinator is responsible for the management and oversight of the EMSC grant activities and integrating the EMSC program projects into a comprehensive pediatric emergency care system. Activities include: attending grant management training, achieving national EMSC performance measures, including providing technical assistance to, and tracking life support agency data submission to the most current version of MI EMSIS, and identifying resources and partners to help implement grant activities, complying with Federal reporting requirements and reporting on specific performance measures. The EMSC coordinator will serve as the State EMS pediatric care champion; attending required meetings; and collaborating with the Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response in addressing emergency preparedness for children. This position will also serve as a facilitator to the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (CoPEM). In addition, the EMSC coordinator will serve as the State representative to National organizations related to EMSC issues. Independent judgement is required to administer and coordinate the EMSC program and initiatives. This position serves as a member of the MDHHS Public Health Emergency Response Team requiring 24/7/365 availability, responding to the Community Health Emergency Coordination Center (CHECC) during any public health preparedness trainings, emergency activations or exercises.
Duties and Responsibilities: • Coordinates and administers the EMSC Grant activities and required reports. • Completes time-sensitive reports and review of documents as assigned. • Collaborates with other State agencies and offices in the enhancement of care to children and to ensure integration with the Hospital Preparedness Program initiatives in addressing pediatric capability related to emergency preparedness • Facilitates and provides support to the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (CoPEM) which is advisory to the department on issues related to EMS for Children initiatives. • Serves as the State representative to national organizations and collaboratives related to EMS for Children issues. • Provides advice to the department regarding recommended EMS Pediatric equipment requirements. • Provides technical assistance to EMS Instructor/Coordinators regarding pediatric care lesson plans. • Works collaboratively with Trauma section and Bureau of Disease Prevention Control and Epidemiology to coordinate statewide pediatric injury prevention initiatives. • Attends and provides EMS continuing education sessions. • Maintains and manages databases, office files, lists, and other information in an organized manner. • Establishes and maintains positive, strong, credible, professional and interpersonal relationships with all stakeholder groups. • CHECC activities as requested. • Completes all assignments in accordance with established deadlines. • Other activities, as assigned.
Education: Possession of a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field such as nursing or paramedic with Instructor/Coordinator license.
Experience: A minimum of five years of employment with a life support agency as a licensed paramedic with a minimum of one year of licensure as a paramedic Instructor/Coordinator, or 3 years of nursing experience, preferably in Emergency Department or Pediatrics. Project management experience preferred.
Important Skills and Characteristics: Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills and computer skills required. Self-directed, able to set priorities and attend to multiple tasks. Experience with project management and public speaking. Must have a thorough understanding of healthcare and EMS systems. Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Must be comfortable functioning in a team environment, as well as working independently. Must present a professional demeanor at all times.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Work assignments are performed within an office environment, as well as at life support agencies, educational and healthcare facilities. Some tasks may include assignments on nights and weekends. Dependable transportation and a valid vehicle operator’s license are required. Overnight travel is required on occasion for conferences and to provide presentations and classes. Physical requirements consistent with a standard office environment.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORK OF OTHERS: None.
IMPACT ON PROJECTS, SERVICES AND OPERATIONS: Some tasks required of this position are time-specific. The person in this position will work cooperatively with MDHHS Bureau of EMS Trauma and Preparedness staff and other stakeholders within and outside of state government. The best interests of the department will be represented at all times.
REQUIRED COMMUNICATION Contact Person/Group Frequency Purpose Kathy Wahl-Director Daily Coordination and communication regarding projects Terri Godde-Education Coordinator As Required Communication regarding Pediatric EMS Education Sabrina Slee-Section Manager As Required Coordination of tasks and performance evaluation Kevin Putman-Data Manager Weekly Coordination of MI EMSIS activities Emily Bergquist-MCA Coordinator As Required Pediatric protocol development and implementation
“For purposes of employment standards, this classification is “Exempt” from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.”