Under general direction, to coordinate the development, implementation, monitoring, and quality improvement activities of select standards and policies for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Programs; to function as the key liaison to hospitals and specialty care centers including but not limited to: Base Hospital, Receiving Hospitals; Trauma Centers, segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) Programs, Stroke Programs, Pediatric Critical Care Centers and Burn Centers; and to collaborate with physicians, nurses, administrators, pre-hospital providers and other community members within Santa Clara County, the region, and the State.
The current vacancy is for a full-time Specialty Programs Nurse Coordinator position located at the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department.
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- Oversees receiving hospital and specialty receiving center compliance with appropriate statutes, regulations, standards, guidelines, policies and procedures, and best practices;
- Coordinates policy and procedure development for the Emergency Medical Services Agency;
- Acts as primary liaison with public and private receiving hospitals and specialty care hospitals;
- Supervises, monitors, trains, evaluates and disciplines staff;
- Coordinates the EMS Agency's clinical specialty programs which includes, but is not limited to: EMS Medical Center/Alternate Base Hospital, Receiving Hospitals, Trauma Centers, STEMI Centers, Stroke Centers, Burn Centers, Pediatric Trauma Centers, the EMS Children program and other related programs;
- Provides quality improvement activities related to hospitals and specialty centers and programs;
- Prepares complex and detailed reports and procedures;
- Monitors compliance to contracts and specialty receiving facility agreements;
- Assists in the development and implementation of long range specialty receiving operational plans and serves on related committees and task forces;
- Provides staff support to clinical specialty care committees;
- Prepares and administers applicable specialty receiving program grants;
- Assists in annual budget preparation;
- Supports the EMS Agency Medical Director;
- Represents the County as assigned;
- May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker, as required;
- Performs other related duties as required.
Possession of a current license as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Possession of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a management discipline such as Public Administration, Healthcare Administration, or a related field AND three (3) years of emergency or critical care nursing experience. A Master's Degree in Nursing or a management discipline is preferred.
Experience as a mobile intensive care nurse, clinical nurse specialist, trauma coordinator or experience working in an EMS Agency is preferred.
- Emergency nursing care of the ill and injured patients;
- Working knowledge and experience in the provision of emergency medical services;
- Pertinent State and local laws and regulations;
Common computer office applications.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Plan, monitor and evaluate specialty programs and service delivery;
- Identify problems and investigate and evaluate alternatives; recommend/implement effective solutions;
- Interpret, explain and apply applicable regulations, policy and procedures;
- Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports and written correspondence;
- Represent the department and the county in meetings and make effective presentations;
- Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines;
- Maintain accurate records and files;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with emergency medical care professionals at all levels and others encountered in the course of assignment.
Closing Date/Time: 6/23/2021 11:59 PM Pacific