Aug 05, 2022

EMS Community Liaison- PRN

  • VCU Health
  • Richmond, VA, USA

Job Description

This position will focus on the VCU-CMH catchment area.

The EMS Communication Liaison job coordinates communication and education for pre-hospital providers and Emergency Medical Service agencies in collaboration with VCU Medical Center services to achieve comprehensive and integrated pre-hospital and trauma, stroke, chest pain, burn, pediatrics, (etc.) care for the Central Virginia region.

The EMS Communication Liaison job collaborates with other internal programs/departments to enhance easy access to VCU Medical Center through relationship management with referral sources and other health care providers. This job serves as a clinical expert in pre-hospital care to Emergency Medical Services personnel, community hospital personnel, allied health care professionals, and VCU Medical Center personnel.

The EMS Communication Liaison works in collaboration with hospital programs to monitor the care rendered; to identify problems and trends in care; and to ensure compliance with the Chest Pain, Stroke and Trauma Performance Improvement and Patient Safety Programs, regional and national standards. This job works collaboratively with hospital programs to coordinate partnerships with community and regional agencies in the development and participation in education, systems performance improvement, and research related to trauma, stroke, chest pain, burn, pediatrics (etc.) care. Interfaces with State Department of Health, Old Dominion Emergency Medical Services Alliance and other regulatory agencies and bodies to represent VCU Medical Center.

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for Hire: Virginia Certified Paramedic (required) Nationally Registered Paramedic (preferred) Current RN licensure in Virginia or eligible or compact state (preferred) Licensure, Certification, or Registration Requirements for continued employment: Virginia Certified Paramedic (required) Nationally Registered Paramedic (preferred) If licensed as a Registered Nurse, must maintain licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia (required) Current AHA BLS HCP certification or equivalent (required) Experience REQUIRED: Minimum of ten (10) years clinical experience in prehospital care as a paramedic with at least five (5) years in progressive leadership roles performing some or all of the following functions: Developing and delivering presentations, Quality/performance improvement, Leading projects/teams, Program development and implementation Experience PREFERRED: Ten (10) year of clinical nursing experience in prehospital or in-hospital care Education/training REQUIRED: Completion of Paramedic Program; and Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Nursing or closely related health care field from an accredited program Education/training PREFERRED: Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Master’s Degree in a health care related field from an accredited program Certification in specialty area EMT Instructor Independent action(s) required: Develop and maintain the VCU Medical Center local and regional EMS outreach plan. Develop regional and systems based performance improvement initiatives. Develop and coordinate pre-hospital educational programs in collaboration with the VCU Medical Center service lines (e.g. trauma, burn, stroke, chest pain, pediatrics and the Center for Trauma and Critical Care Education). Follow VCU Medical Center policies and procedures. Organize and plan work with input from patient/family, or other stakeholders with specific defined outcomes and demonstrate use of sound clinical judgment and resources. Supervisory responsibilities (if applicable): None Additional position requirements: Employee will be required to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends based on regional outreach and program requirements. Local travel is required. Age Specific groups served: N/A Physical Requirements (includes use of assistance devices as appropriate): Physical: Lifting 20-50 lbs. Activities: Prolonged standing, Prolonged sitting, Frequent bending, Walking (distance), Climbing (steps, ladder, other) Mental/Sensory: Strong recall, Reasoning, Problem solving, Hearing, Speak clearly, Write legibly, Reading, Logical thinking Emotional: Fast pace environment, Able to handle multiple priorities, Able to adapt to frequent change

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