Lead Emergency Med Comm Spec
The Lead Emergency Medicine Communication Specialist (EMCS) serves as the main representative of the EMCS group. In addition to having administrative and leadership functions, this individual will also serve in the EMCS role as the first point of contact between the SMH Emergency Department, prehospital providers and outside facilities for both adult and pediatric patients to determine needed resources, optimize throughput and maintain patient safety. Based on the information received, the EMCS serves a vital role in distrubtion of information and activation of specific care teams including but not limited to Emergency Medicine, Trauma, Stroke, Pediatrics etc.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administrative leadership of EMCS group. Includes but not limited to: addressing QA issues as needed, leading group initiatives for change or new protocol development, liaision with EM leadership as needed and representing EMCS group’s collective needs.
Collects and documents relevant information from prehospital providers –including ground and helicopter agencies, via radio, telephone phone and additional digitial communications
Collects and documents relevant information from transfer center, outside facilities and community based providers via radio, telephone phone and additional digitial communications
Utilizing collected information, assesses resource needs and initiates appropriate activation of specific care teams (Emergnecy Medicine, Trauma, Stroke, Pediatrics, Burn, MI, etc..)
Receives and documents clinical information in EMR and receives critical lab values and makes appropriate notification to clinical team members
Follows hospital incident management system protocols in both declared and resource dependent incidents and manages incoming calls during events Utilize and maintain Monroe County Disaster Paging system, and will assist with maintaining communication systems
Other duties as needed
High School Diploma or GED required
Associate or Baccalaureate degree preferred
3 years of Emergency Services, Pre-Hospital or Clinical Emergency Medicine experience required
Ideally within the past five years preferred
Knowledge of basic Emergency Medicine clinical and operational protocols required
Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to manage multiple competing priorities with efficiency and professionalism required
Basic compentcy with computers and additional digital interfaces required
EMT-B or higher certification or
LPN or higher nursing licensure required
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How To Apply
All applicants must apply online.
EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 095 Emergency SMH
Schedule: 7 AM-7PM; WKNDS/HOLS