Putnam County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of Director at the Putnam County Emergency Medical Service.
- Planning, organizing, directing and supervising Emergency Medical Service activities and personnel.
- Conducting personnel administration activities within the Emergency Medical Service, including counseling and training employees.
- Developing and implementing policies governing patient care, standard operating procedures, and employee conduct.
- Reviewing all paperwork involved in maintaining emergency response records for accuracy and completeness; maintaining information files on peak service hours with a breakdown of calls as emergency or non-emergency.
- Supervising maintenance of patient files and records of ambulance runs.
- Receiving and investigating complaints/grievances from EMTs, patients and/or their families, government officials, etc.
- Developing budget, submitting purchase requests, and maintaining records of expenditures and revenue.
- Assuring that employees, ambulances, equipment, and EMS stations meet all state requirements.
- Providing in-service training and instruction to subordinates and evaluating them for licensing in various emergency care skills; adjusting training programs as necessary.
- Developing short and long term goals for the Emergency Medical Service.
- Maintaining employee training files and assuring that each employee maintains current state certification.
- Reviewing time sheets and overtime for completeness and accuracy.
Assistant Director, Emergency Medical Service:
- Function as an emergency medical technician on emergency calls.
- Participates in professional development activities.
- Serves as a member of the Georgia Region Five EMS Advisory Council.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
- Knowledge of EMS systems, including emergency dispatch/communication procedures.
- Knowledge of county policies and procedures, EMT training and Georgia Department of Human Resources rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of county road system and geography.
- Knowledge of medical terminology.
- Knowledge of insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid laws and related forms.
- Knowledge of Medical Billing Practice for insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid
- Skill in personnel administration and in supervising and training others.
- Skill in interpreting and applying rules and regulations of various regulatory agencies.
- Skill in performance of advanced EMT duties.
- Skill in the operation of vehicles assigned to the Emergency Medical Service.
- Skill in written and oral communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The supervisor assigns work in terms of goals and objectives. Completed work is reviewed by director through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities. The County Manager shall receive monthly reports on the operation component of EMS.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The County Manager assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include established medical procedures and protocols, DHR rules and regulations, and county policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY: This position consists of a variety of related and unrelated duties in emergency medical care and administration. Complexity is present in the number and diversity of tasks.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to provide state-of-the-art emergency medical service to the county. The position has a considerable impact on the operation of the department and on the health and well-being of county residents.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with patients, families, friends of patients, EMTs, physicians. Nurses, other emergency personnel, county commissioners, fire department personnel, state DHR officials, hospital administrators, law enforcement officials, health insurance agencies, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate and influence others, negotiate and settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work involves sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, (patients and equipment), climbs ladders. Work also requires the use of equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and the ability to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is typically performed in an office and at the scene of emergency incidents. The employee is exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, irritating chemicals, occasional cold or inclement weather, and dangerous conditions associated with fire and other emergency scenes. The work requires the use of specialized protective equipment.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has direct supervision over all department personnel.
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Applications are available at the Putnam County Board of Commissioners office, 117 Putnam Drive Suite A Eatonton, Georgia
or may be accessed and printed via the county website http://www.putnamcountyga.us/departments/human-resources/