EMS Operations Lieutenant
The EMS operations lieutenant provides day-to-day direct management of EMS field personnel. Duties include responding to advanced life support and critical care related incidents, the operational and clinical oversight of ambulance units and personnel; leadership and supervision of the staff and evaluation of assigned units and personnel. Additionally, the role will respond to other EMS call types to provide supervision, clinical support and evaluation of personnel, under the direction and oversight of the EMS operational captain. The EMS operations lieutenant position is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and reports to the EMS operations captain The EMS operations lieutenant will be able to make appropriate, effective and independent decisions.
Two (2) years experience in EMS as a paramedic.
Must maintain NREMT and South Carolina certifications as a paramedic.
Current BLS, ACLS, PALS certifications (ILCOR standards).
Must be able to obtain a valid driver’s license and maintain an acceptable MVR per First Priority policy and insurance guidelines once employed.
Current AMLS, ITLS and CCTP/FP-C preferred.
Bachelor's degree in health, operations, business related field preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Utilizes QRV to respond to advanced life support and critical care transport calls for service and acts as the primary care provider.
Serves as a mentor and provides training for other EMS providers.
Assists Academy Director with the development, implementation and planning of operational (clinical & non-clinical) training for new hires and existing staff.
Partner with other department managers (Dispatch, Training, Administration) to ensure that operations is providing the necessary support and services to these peer departments.
Works with other team members to identify staff members in need of documentation of compliance and to collect such documentation.
Accurately evaluates the performance of EMS personnel on scene.
Provides appropriate and effective feedback to EMS personnel regarding their operational and clinical performance, including proper documentation as required.
Adapts assessment, treatment and/or transport plans/interventions based upon unique circumstances of patient and environment.
Makes appropriate, independent decisions in selecting calls to which to respond, based on system status and unit availability.
Maintain a proficient rating or better on annual performance review.
Present and represent First Priority in a manner consistent with the mission, values and goals of the company.
Ability to obtain additional instructor certifications for regularly required courses such ACLS, PALS and PHTLS.