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Shift Chief EMS

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: Shift Chief EMS
JobID: 7019
About UMC
UMC is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care. UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech University which helps assist UMC’s mission and supports Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!

UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

General Job / Performance Information
  • Education and Experience:
    • High school diploma or its equivalent (GED) is required. College level courses in human anatomy and physiology, psychology, and sociology are desirable. Graduation from an accredited paramedic school is required. A minimum of three (3) years' experience as a full time EMS field paramedic at UMC EMS is required.
  • Environmental / Working Conditions:
    • Emergency Medical Service provides crew quarters which are well lighted and ventilated. This position is subject to adverse weather and working conditions. Is frequently exposed to blood, and other infectious agents. Occasionally work involves the paramedic to be outdoors, in confined spaces, heights, underground, wet, and dry environment with a wide range of temperatures. Frequently work involves a noisy environment and unusual lighting.
  • Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships:
    • Must respond in a helpful and considerate manner to the needs of patients, family members, other health care providers, public safety and law enforcement personnel, EMS students, volunteers, and fellow employees.
  • Job Description:
    • Functions as the immediate supervisor of all EMS field employees working on his shift. Coordinates the safe and efficient management of all EMS calls, the completion of routine duties by his shift’s crews, the distribution of supplies, the readiness of crews and equipment, and the timely completion of patient reports by his shift. Routinely functions as a field paramedic as determined by the staffing needs of the department. Performs other duties as needed by the Department. Completes annual evaluations of all employees under line of supervision. Through your attitude, behavior, courtesy, and respect shown to others; you are recognized as a Leader of UMC Lubbock EMS. As a leader you must set an example for all to follow by excelling in the Standards of Excellence.
  • Required Licensures / Certificiations / Registrations:
    • Certification by the Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and by the American Heart Association as a Basic Life Support Provider, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider. Class C Operators Permit from the Texas Department of Public Safety with no driving while intoxicated convictions or any other factors which would preclude insurability are required.
  • Physical Capabilities:
    • Frequently exerts a medium amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull and move patients or objects. Frequently work involves standing, walking, bending, stooping, crouching and kneeling. Occasionally work involves sitting, running, climbing stairs, climbing ladders and crawling.
  • Skills and Abilities:
    • High degree of knowledge and skill in pre-hospital patient care is essential. Must demonstrate effective verbal communication and writing skills. Practical knowledge of medico legal aspects of pre-hospital patient care is essential. Must routinely demonstrate effective skills related to verbal and written communication, decision making, interviewing and goal setting. Must demonstrate knowledge of fair practice, legal issues, and standards of care. Must demonstrate the ability to coordinate and supervise the work of subordinate personnel and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel from the medical profession, hospitals, public service agencies, news media, and other applicable groups. Comprehensive geographical knowledge of Lubbock County with particular emphasis on the cities of Lubbock and, utilizing available maps, the cities of Abernathy, Idalou, Slaton, Wolfforth, and Shallowater is essential. Leadership skills necessary to supervise EMS personnel.

Job Type: Full time
Category: Management
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