POSITION TITLE: Associate Medical Director (0.6 FTE)
REPORTS TO: Medical Director
DATE APPROVED: 9/26/2019
DEADLINE: December 31, 2019
This is an independent contractor position. The mission and purpose of this position are to aid the Medical Director in the provision of Medical Direction and Oversight for the Metropolitan Area EMS Authority (MAEMSA) System. This position is part-time (0.6 FTE), with an estimated time expectation of 24-hours per week in-office, exclusive of on-call responsibilities.
The Associate Medical Director shall assist the Medical Director in the performance of the Medical Director’s duties. These include, but are not limited to:
- Develop, implement, review, and assess the effectiveness of protocols, policies, and procedures.
- Develop, implement, monitor, and periodically revise quality assurance programs.
- Develop, implement, monitor, and periodically revise credentialing programs.
- Develop, implement, and monitor the effectiveness of continuing education (CE).
- Participate in policy development meetings, case reviews, dispute resolutions, credentialing interviews, and conduction of CE activities.
- Providing online medical control via telephone or video communication.
- Participate in clinical data gathering, analysis, and reporting.
- Maintain current awareness of EMS developments on a local, state, and national level.
- To the extent feasible, develop, implement, and oversee an organized ongoing program of research, publications, and clinical trials.
- Perform on-scene evaluation of EMS providers and provide direct patient care, as appropriate.
The Associate Medical Director will also be expected to perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Director.
Confined areas, extreme hot and cold, wet and/or humid conditions, noise, vibration, mechanical and electrical equipment, moving objects, high places, fumes/odors/mists, dirt and dust, gasses, toxic conditions, human excrement, blood, urine, mucus, tissue. Frequently works alone, with and around others, face to face and verbal contact, inside and outside temperature changes. Work hours may vary due to office needs.
Occasionally smelling, pushing, pulling, typing (30 wpm), Constantly seeing, frequently hearing/listening, clear speech, touching, walking inside and outside, sitting.
- Upon selection, maintain appointment as an Associate Medical Director by the Emergency Physicians Advisory Board
- Graduation from an accredited School of Medicine
- Residency completion and Board Eligibility or Certification by their specialty board (e.g., ABEM).
- Possession of a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas; or ability to obtain one
- Understanding of Emergency Medical Services systems (paramedic/EMT scope of practice, training/education, and operations)
- Excellent communication/presentation skills
- Board Eligibility or Certification in EMS Medicine by ABEM or ABOEM
- Maintenance of current clinical skills and experience in an appropriate clinical setting (e.g., ED, clinic, urgent care center, office, hospital)
- Experience in Medical Direction & Oversight of EMS programs
- Demonstrated experience in quality assurance, quantitative data analysis, and research
- Previous history of EMS program design & management
- Send Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter to Laura Long (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 31, 2019
Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) are seeking to recruit a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician for the position of Associate Medical Director, Boston EMS. Clinical time will be spent at Boston Medical Center (BMC), Department of Emergency Medicine with an academic appointment at BUSM.
The position requires the ability to collaborate and handle multiple responsibilities within a diverse and very busy urban EMS public safety arena. The ideal applicant will have desire to work in a pre-hospital setting with qualifications to provide medical control for Boston EMS, as well as interface with hospital and EMS partners. Important qualities include excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communication and collaborate with diverse teams. Additional responsibilities include off hours training, field clinical time, special events coverage and other duties as appropriate.
As a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, Boston EMS bridges the gap between public health and public safety and plays an important role in healthcare system preparedness. Maintaining one of the best cardiac survival rates in the country, Boston EMS has a national reputation for excellence. Boston EMS is a nationally recognized leader, educator and innovator in the field of pre-hospital emergency medicine and provides both BLS and ALS clinical care training. In addition, EMS education includes simulation training, quality assurance work, administrative duties, field response and emergency response training.
BMC has an on-site an emergency cardiac catheterization lab, stroke center and a separate pediatric emergency medicine unit. BMC is a level one trauma center and the primary teaching affiliate for BUSM with an established Emergency Medicine residency program that includes 48 residents annually. Research efforts are supported by a dedicated research section in the Department of Emergency Medicine at BMC.
For further information, please contact:
Sophia Dyer, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Medical Director, Boston EMS
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine