A class incumbent is responsible for developing, directing and maintaining a statewide paramedic system.
Program budget of 5 million dollars.
Supervises one Management Analyst and Clerical Support.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to the Director of the Division of Public Health and is responsible for the administration of all paramedic services providing advanced life support. Work includes directing, planning, monitoring and evaluating the paramedic program. An incumbent develops policies and standards for paramedics and coordinates the development of reciprocity and mutual aid agreements between counties. In addition, an incumbent oversees contractual agreements with the three counties for the provision of statewide paramedic service. Work also includes developing standards for delivering services and certifying training curriculum for paramedics to ensure that advanced life support standards of the Board of Medical Practice are met. A class incumbent also determines number and approximate location of required paramedic units. Typical contacts are with other State agencies, local government, hospitals, physicians, the Paramedic Advisory Council, fire service providers of basic life support and educational institutions for the purpose of providing and obtaining needed information.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Develops standards and an approval process for county advanced life support program delivery.
Identifies paramedic needs in each county and assists in the recruitment of personnel to achieve advanced life support (ALS) coverage throughout the State.
Coordinates the development of reciprocity and mutual aid agreements between counties to assure that county and State boundaries do not adversely affect patient care.
Assures accessibility of training and continuing education opportunities necessary for paramedic certification.
Develops standards and approval process for educational programs to train paramedics and provide technical assistance to educational institutions to ensure statewide Advanced Life Support program needs are met.
Develops and implements quality assurance program for Advanced Life Support service delivery to ensure deficiencies are identified and corrected.
Conducts periodic inspections of facilities employing paramedics to verify certification of all employed paramedics.
Prepares annual budget for the development and maintenance of the Advanced Life Support Systems program.
Prepares required reports.
Provides staff support to the Paramedic Advisory Council to assure members have input on all aspects of the paramedic program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of basic and advanced life support systems.
Knowledge of organizational issues in the development and regulation of emergency medical services systems.
Knowledge of educational issues and curriculum content for training paramedics.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget preparation.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision.
Ability to develop policies and procedures to implement program goals.
Ability to analyze the needs and requirements of advanced life support systems.
Ability to facilitate a consensus among people on controversial issues.
Ability to develop standards of care and reciprocity agreements.
Ability to work with other agencies for provision of care.
Ability to evaluate training program content.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Paramedic Administrator
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Three years experience in health or human services work such as applying theories, principles, laws and practices of health or human services programs and services that assist with and improve life for individuals, families, or communities such as financial support, employment, unemployment, housing, health care, disease prevention, substance abuse, child protective services, physical/mental health treatment and prevention or rehabilitation.
Six months experience in health or human services program administration such as overseeing and directing the development, implementation and evaluation of health or human services programs and services; planning and establishing short and long range program goals and objectives. Providing advice to other agency organizational units through consultation.
Six months experience in budget development which includes developing a budget, analyzing financial data and making long and short range plans and projections.
Six months experience in developing policies and procedures.
Six months experience in staff supervision which includes planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.