Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) DC State Partnership Program Manager.

March 4, 2019

Job Description

Clinical Research Project Manager – (1900005V)

Seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to serve as the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) DC State Partnership Program Manager. This individual will report to and has shared responsibility with the EMSC-DC Program Director and Associate Program Director for development, coordination and monitoring of the EMSC-DC Program. The EMSC Program ( is a federal initiative in all states and territories; its mission is to reduce child and youth mortality and morbidity resulting from severe illness or trauma. Responsibilities include programmatic and fiscal monitoring, reviewing and analyzing relevant data, grant preparation and reporting; providing technical assistance and advice to DC Fire & EMS personnel and citywide constituency; and acting as a liaison with city agencies.

Project management
They will identify and prioritize initiatives and projects to improve emergency care of children and adolescents in Washington DC utilizing data, guidance from the EMSC-DC Advisory Committee and model programs developed by other states. They will develop citywide objectives, goals, strategies, and budget projecting future growth and projects necessary to ensure pediatric patients receive appropriate health care during an emergency. They are 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 traumatic pediatric emergencies. 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 EMSC-DC program.

Programmatic and fiscal monitoring
They will prepare and provide updated program performance measure reporting, both annually and as requested by Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) ensuring outcome improvements. They are responsible for subsequent continuation grants necessary to maintain federal grant funding, monitoring, and updating the HRSA electronic handbook. They will ensure mandated performance measures are on track and targets met through the development and implementation of EMS medical protocols, procedures and guidelines. They will create, submit and maintain ongoing regulatory documents for EMS research and federal grant requirements.

Technical assistance
They may serve as the EMSC liaison to internal and external departments/programs assuring the integration of pediatric priorities into DC Fire & EMS provider education, DC Trauma System development, Child Fatality Review, DC disaster planning, Children’s Hospital Advocacy Institute, Violence and Injury Prevention, etc. They 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 EMSC-DC Advisory Committee.

They provide direction to EMS for Children’s Advisory Committee defining membership roles, responsibilities, member recruitment, and coordination of quarterly meetings. They will assist in the development and coordination of 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 Washington DC acute care facility from an out-of-state pre-hospital provider or hospital. They may serve as an 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. They coordinate the assessment of acute care facilities utilizing the National Pediatric Readiness Assessment.

The successful candidate will have passion for the mission of EMSC-DC, desire to be part of a hardworking team, and have prior project management experience. The individual will be responsible for the overall coordination of the EMSC-DC program and will be able to work independently with minimal supervision within the context of a highly collaborative team. This position requires the ability to manage multiple responsibilities and activities with close attention to detail, effective interpersonal skills, ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals, knowledge and experience with pre-hospital/emergency medical services, and familiarity with grants management. The position offers many opportunities for local advocacy for pediatric emergency care and may serve as a liaison for national advocacy initiatives.

The Clinical Research Project Manager will be responsible for the overall coordination of project activities and perform a variety of research duties in support of multi-center clinical trials. Will be responsible to manage assigned research projects and work collaboratively with the Coordinating Center team for the trial and will report to the Chief, Division of Biostatistics and Study Methodology. Will create, submit and maintain ongoing regulatory documents for clinical trials, to include the preparation of IRB and FDA applications and adverse event reporting. Will work with the assigned study sites to ensure compliance with study protocol and the different grant funding agency and government clinical research policies. Monitor readiness of sites to recruit their ongoing performance both to recruit and data submission. The CRPM will perform in-house (remote) monitoring as well as on site monitoring visits for the assigned projects. Will support multiple studies and is expected to take initiative, be able to work independently and problem-solve.

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