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Medic One Paramedic Program Manager

Thurston County
Full Time 80-per week 9521 Tilley Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512, United States


The closing date for this employment opportunity has changed and will now remain open until filled. The Thurston County Emergency Services/Medic One Department reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. To ensure consideration for this position, please submit your application as soon as possible.

Thurston County Emergency Services/Medic One Department is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team as a

This position is eligible for up to $15,000 hiring bonus, up to $5,000 relocation allowance, and up to an 80-hour starting leave bank.

Under direction and supervision of the Emergency Services Director (ESD) and Medical Program Director (MPD), incumbents in this classification plan, evaluate, and coordinate the Paramedic (Advanced Life Support (ALS)) Program for Thurston County. This position performs quality management, researches projects, provides Medical Program Director support, and advises the Director regarding budget development. 
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:    
  • Oversees and supports a pro-active ALS quality management program. Reviews patient care complaints, charts patient outcome review, evaluates field protocols, researches new patient care protocols/techniques, and updates patient care education and training for field providers.
  • Provides input to ESD and MPD on operational implications of proposed policy, procedure, and program changes.
  • Performs a variety of research projects related to ALS equipment, pharmaceuticals, and trends. Makes recommendations to the MPD to ensure the ALS program stays current.
  • Provides staff support to the MPD including tracking paramedic continuing medical education   (CME), reviewing paramedic training and continuing medical education CME requests, investigating patient complaints, scheduling operating rooms, and developing and coordinating new hire and recertification exams.
  • Assists with the development and administration of the annual operating budget for the ALS program and maintain an accurate equipment replacement and revolving (ER&R) fund for Medic Units, ALS equipment, and staff vehicles. Additionally, the ER&R fund will be accompanied by a 5-year projected replacement plan for the specified equipment.  
  • Reviews specifications for all ALS vehicles and establishes a vehicle replacement plan.
  • Coordinates and tracks all paramedic education, certification, and recertification exams. Provides public education on ALS program. Makes presentations to private and public groups and attends dedication events and fairs.
  • Maintains and monitors various reporting systems to collect data adequate to meet federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Procures equipment in accordance with Thurston County and State procurement policies.
  • Maintains an inventory of supplies and equipment; recommends changes to equipment as needed.
  • Performs disaster preparedness activities with response and community partners.
  • Manages assigned staff to effectively administer programs for continued success. Provides leadership as key resource. Recommends selection of staff and provides for training, evaluation, and mentoring.
  • Produces a variety of reports and analysis products for both internal and external use; responds to agency requests for data product support.
  • Represents the Medic One system on local, State, and Federal committees and task groups.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, and seminars; staffs committees as required.
Responsible for the planning and coordination of the Thurston County Medic One Paramedic (Advanced Life Support) Program. This position has a dual reporting relationship to the Emergency Services Director and the Medical Program Director. This position is responsible to the Emergency Services Director for general administrative functions including budget, and maintaining positive relationships with program personnel. The incumbent may be required to assume overall management of the Medic One Division of the department in the absence of or as directed by the Department Director. This position is responsible for providing staff support to the Medical Program Director. 

Work is performed in an office environment, fire stations and other areas as required. Flexible hours are involved as instruction time is required during daytime, evening hours and weekends. Lifting of boxes of files and equipment will be required.

Positions in this classification may be considered essential personnel.  Essential personnel are defined as staff who are required to report to their designated work location to ensure the operation of essential functions during an emergency or when the county has suspended operations. 

During a catastrophic emergency that affects countywide operations, positions in this classification may be temporarily reassigned to help maintain certain essential functions that support Thurston County’s infrastructure and service level.

  • Bachelor’s degree with major course work in a health care area, public administration, or a closely related field and EMS training credentials. Additional experience may substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Five years of experience as a field paramedic.
  • Paramedic certification (Washington state and/or National Registry) current within the last 5 years.
  • Must have current Washington State Driver's License.
Desired Skills
  • Experience as an EMS trainer/educator at the Advance Life Support level. Experience as a Senior EMS Instructor.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience in fire services.
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with paramedics, fire departments, public and private officials, the public and other agency personnel, including hospital staff and administrators.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload. Ability to work in a multi-agency environment.
  • Ability to interpret and understand applicable state and federal laws and regulations. Ability to utilize a personal computer and a variety of software programs.
  • Knowledge of quality management procedures. Knowledge of budgeting procedures.
  • Knowledge of care and operation of emergency medical training aids and equipment.