Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Coordinator (WV)

January 21, 2019

Health and Human Resources Specialist, Senior – BPH/EMS – Kanawha Co.

Salary: $31,164.00 – $57,660.00 Annually
Location: Kanawha County, WV
Job Type: Full-Time Permanent
Department: BPH-OEMS-Emergency Medical Services 0506-2981
Job Number: 9591EMS
Closing: 1/29/2019 11:59 PM Eastern


Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)/ Bureau for Public Health (BPH)/ EMS Services, Kanawha Co. – The incumbent will will be the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Coordinator and the position will be housed in Charleston, West Virginia. The incumbent will identify and prioritize initiatives and projects to improve the statewide emergency care of adolescents in WV utilizing data, guidance from the WV EMSC Advisory Committee and model programs developed by other states. Incumbent will develop statewide objectives, goals strategies, and budget projecting future growth and projects necessary to ensure children under 19 years of age receive appropriate health care during a health emergency. This requires the ability to forecast potential program expansions, a changing system for treating ill and injured children, and the development of required projects and collaborations necessary to meet the mission and goals of the West Virginia EMSC program.

Ensure mandated performance measures are on track and targets met through the development and implementation of EMS medical protocols, procedures and guidelines. Responsible for the project management of multiple educational and injury prevention initiatives, including the development, implementation, and evaluation of sustainable, evidence-based processes for ensuring the ability to manage and treat medical and trauma pediatric emergencies. Will monitor and assess the statewide budget(s) ensuring adherence to reporting requirements for the Federal EMSC program. Responsible for obtaining and writing additional federal, state, and private funding targeted issue grants and proposals that support program priorities and initiatives.

Prepare and provide updated program performance measure reporting, both annually and as requested by Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) ensuring outcome improvements. Will develop and submit the four (4) year federal EMSC State Partnership grant ensuring compliance with said guidelines, as well as federal and state guidelines and policies. Responsible for subsequent continuation grants necessary to maintain federal grant funding, monitoring, and updating the HRSA electronic handbook. Identify best practices for achieving the EMSC performance measures through the development of collaborative partnerships both nationwide and statewide. Serve as the EMSC liaison to internal and external departments/programs assuring the integration of pediatric priorities into EMS education, Trauma System development, Child Fatality Review, disaster planning, WV Governor’s Highway Safety, WV Child Advocacy Network, WV Violence and Injury Prevention, etc.

Incumbent will collaborate with colleagues and stakeholders at the federal, state and local levels. Agencies include HRSA, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center (NEDARC), National and Regional Emergency Medical Services for children organizations and the WV EMS Advisory Council. Provide direction to EMS for Children’s Advisory Council defining membership roles, responsibilities, member recruitment, and coordination of quarterly meetings.

Develop and coordinate multiple pediatric trainings and public education activities relating to pre-hospital care and injury prevention to educate local EMS field providers, acute care facility emergency department personnel and the public. Bordering states pre-hospital and hospital personnel invitation also occurs to ensure continuum of care for patients received at a West Virginia acute care facility from an out-of-state pre-hospital provider or hospital. Advocate for change in statewide pediatric emergency care policies through the development and revision of pre-hospital basic and advanced treatment protocols and/or guidelines. This is possible through collaboration with multiple governmental agencies, professional organizations, and advisory council, medical policy and care committee, etc. Assess 50 acute care facilities and 200 EMS agencies on required performance measure outcomes in collaboration with the national EMSC data analysis resource center.

Additionally, acute care facilities are assessed utilizing the National Pediatric Readiness Assessment to improve health care outcomes in the educational  setting through development and implementation of the Always Ready for Kids program and the level IV trauma center designation process. Performs other duties as assigned.

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