EMS & Trauma System Medical Director (AZ)

March 27, 2019

150 N. 18th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007

“Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans” is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). ADHS promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults and sets the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership. ADHS is an award winning, nationally recognized department and is one of the largest in Arizona State Government with a budget of 1.5 billion dollars and workforce of approximately 1550 employees.

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Medical Director – Part time $62,500

Bureau of EMS and Trauma System


The Bureau of EMS and Trauma System is seeking a qualified physician to serve as the EMS and Trauma System Medical Director.

This half-time position works with team members on several initiatives including the oversight and management of statutory committees, the creation and editing of system-level quality improvement and public health reports that describe illness, injury and trauma in Arizona, when warranted, the investigation, case review and sanctioning of EMCTs, and serve as an EMS and Trauma System resource for the Arizona Department of Health Services.

What will I be doing in this job?

−            Serve as Chairperson of the EMS Council, the Medical Direction Commission and the State Trauma Advisory Board.

−            Guide staff in agenda and document development and creating the meeting minutes consistent with Open Meeting law.

−            Mentor the Chairpersons for the Standing Committees on agenda development, document management and membership issues.

−            Guide staff in the communication, investigation and documentation for EMCT investigations.

−            Conduct informal interviews when allegations of improper conduct or patient care are made against an EMCT.

−            Review medical records and investigative materials to determine if proper treatment was provided to a patient by an EMCT.

−            Make the final determination on the terms and conditions of Consent Agreements, Decrees of Censure, and Orders of Probation.

−            Consistent with statutes and rules pertaining to the Bureau’s quality improvement requirements, guide staff in creating various public health reports including:

o            Benchmarking reports for injury prevention programs, EMS agencies, and trauma hospitals;

o            Policies and procedures to improve the quality of data;

o            Regional and county injury and EMS and trauma system reports, and

o            Ad-hoc reports, and annual reports.

−            Advise the Department on public health initiatives as an injury, EMS and trauma system expert.

−            Participate in cross-division public health initiatives as an EMS and trauma system expert.

−            Participate in emergency preparedness response exercises as requested.

What does this job require?

−            Physician currently licensed from one of the states of the United States.

−            Qualified in emergency medicine.

The preferred candidate’s qualifications include:

−            Service as an EMS medical director,

−            EMS operations experience at local and system level,

−            Applied experience in performance management, continuous quality improvement and lean methodologies,

−            Understanding of the difference between statute, rule, policy and guidance,

−            Participation in systems research,

−            Knowledge of the principals of emergency management operations,

−            Public speaking experience,

−            Excellent writing ability,

−            Leading consensus-driven discussions,

−            Critical analysis of research articles

−            Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination

All Arizona State employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.


The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:

−            High quality selection of medical and dental insurance plans

−            Retirement plan

−            Generous  separate leave banks (Vacation and Sick)

−            10 paid holidays per year

−            Deferred compensation plan

−            Wellness program and plans

−            Award winning Infant at Work program

−            Life insurance and long-term disability insurance

−            Short-term disability insurance

−            Credit union membership

−            Transit subsidy

−            Central location with covered parking

Employment Requirements

May require possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment.  Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12).

−            Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

−            All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

To apply for the position, click here and search for Job ID # 45918

Email or call 602-542-4700 for assistance.