Lifeguard Ambulance Assistant Operations Supervisor (Lieutenant) in Chattanooga, Tennessee
SUMMARY: This is a non-exempt supervisory position that is responsible for overseeing field personnel and making supervisory level decisions including staffing and allocation of resources within established policy and procedure. This position is accountable for all areas of the Paramedic job description with additional duties and responsibilities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Assists with scheduling, assigning, directing and reviewing the work of EMTs and Paramedics.
Provides guidance, leadership, and direction to crews as needed.
Makes critical decisions based upon objective findings and established guidelines.
Provides consistent, high quality patient care and transport as outlined by Lifeguard standards, protocols, and accepted local and national treatment doctrines.
Maximizes unit hours by continuously monitoring the schedule and operation via direct observation and radio communication while working in the field on an emergency vehicle or QVC.
Cooperates with other members of management to minimize problems, correct staffing or scheduling issues, and continuously improve service.
Ensures that ambulance calls are completed in an efficient and safe manner.
Verifies that units are clean, stocked, and in working order, and verify that buildings and grounds are clean and well kept.
Ensure that all necessary patient care and billing documentation is completed within specified time-frames and allows for maximal reimbursement.
Ensures compliance with federal, state and local standards, contractual requirements, and established operational and safety policies and procedures.
Completes daily and monthly reports as required.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers, stakeholders, peers, and members of the medical / EMS community.
Assists with developing and conducting new employee orientation, as well as other training programs for employees, and maintain training records of employees.
Provides feedback to management for, and assist with development and implementation of, programs to improve working conditions, patient care, and system performance.
Displays professionalism, integrity, confidentiality, and competency with patients, their families, the public, other agencies, coworkers, and Lifeguard management.
Maintains and utilizes knowledge of company policies and procedures, protocols, and clinical quality controls (CQC), as well as local, state and federal regulations that govern EMS.
Maintains currency of all required certifications and licenses. Maintains and improves EMS leadership skills by reading books and periodicals, attending classes, meetings and seminars.
Attends all required staff meetings.
Remains aware of all policy changes and information posted on EMS Toolkit, on company notice boards, company email, and by communicating with leadership staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of emergency medical service regulations, policies, and operating procedures
Thorough knowledge of equipment and supplies used in emergency care of patients and victims of accidents, patient care and transport
Considerable knowledge of geography of the operating area and the location of roads and streets
Considerable knowledge of emergency medical procedures and techniques
Working knowledge of radio communication equipment
Ability to operate a personal computer and related software and to type with accuracy
Working knowledge of the safe operation of emergency vehicles and compliance with all state laws pertaining to the safe operation of an emergency vehicle.
Ability to exercise independent judgment in determining the appropriate emergency medical treatment of a patient or a group of patients according to existing protocols and standards of care.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical - synthesizes complex or diverse information; uses intuition and experience to complement data.
Design - demonstrates attention to detail.
Problem Solving - identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Technical Skills - assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Customer Service - manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills - focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills.
Written Communication - writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Visionary Leadership - displays passion and optimism; inspires respect and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.
Change Management - develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; monitors transition and evaluates results.
Delegation - delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
Leadership - exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
Managing People - takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
Quality Management - looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Business Acumen - understands business implications of decisions.
Cost Consciousness - develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.
Diversity - shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.
Ethics - treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
Judgment - displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Motivation - sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against standard of excellence.
Planning/Organizing - prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism - approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Quality - demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
Safety and Security - observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability - adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent; Associate’s degree preferred.
Minimum of 3 years experience in EMS setting preferred.
Current certified Paramedic with one (1) year experience as a Paramedic, or a combination of education, experience, and training will be considered.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS
Current State EMT-Paramedic License.
Valid state drivers' license with proper endorsements, four years of licensed and unsupervised driving experience, and a driving record that meets the approval of Lifeguard's Auto Insurance Policy Carrier.
Current BLS/ACLS Certification.
EVOC or equal defensive driving certification as required by the state.
PEP, PALS, or other equivalent pediatric course within 6 months of hire.
Must be a certified instructor in two (2) of the following: ACLS, CPR, PALS, or PHTLS within one (1) year of hire date in this position
Current version of NIMS training IS-700 and IS-100
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS & DIRECTION/GUIDANCE
This position reports directly to the Operations Supervisor (Captain) and the Operations Manager.
This position oversees EMTs and Paramedics in the field.
BUDGET AND OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY
This job has no budgetary responsibilities.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS & WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands, work environment factors and cognitive functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This position requires mostly field work and riding in an ambulance, involving frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending, and moderate squatting, crouching, kneeling, twisting, crawling and climbing, and working in awkward positions when moving patients from all types of locations and within the emergency vehicle and/or medical aircraft. It requires frequent lifting of up to 100 lbs. This position will be required to perform various lifts and transfers of patients who may require the use of one or more of the following items: stretcher or backboard, stair chair, neonate isolet, and possibly a two person manual transfer. This position will require partnering with another EMT to lift, carry, push, pull, maneuver, balance and transfer from one surface to another a body weight of up to 300 lbs, and additional equipment weight. This position requires manual dexterity of frequent simple and power grasping of both hands, moderate use of fine manipulation with both hands, and frequent pushing and pulling and reaching above and below shoulder level. This position also requires frequent use of foot controls when driving, utilizing stretchers, or operating other medical equipment with foot controls.
Requires ability to identify and distinguish colors, clear vision at 20 inches or less (close vision) and clear vision at 20 feet or more (distant vision), peripheral and depth vision, as well as ability to adjust focus.
COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS: Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for responding to calls, treatment and transportation of patients, and interaction with family members, facility personnel, and others. Must be able to handle novel and diverse work problems on a daily basis, including high pressure trauma scenes. Personal maturity and sound judgment are important attributes. Must be able to relate, communicate and interact with people at all levels within the Company and at customer facilities, as well as with people of diverse backgrounds, age levels ranging from infant to senior, disparate levels of comprehension, and potentially dealing with confused and agitated patients or family members. Requires ability to analyze, evaluate, compare, and compile information, and the ability to coordinate, communicate, and instruct.
TYPICAL WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position requires driving an emergency vehicle throughout shifts of varying durations (up to 24 hours), use of stretchers, ventilators and other medical equipment; walking on uneven or slippery ground depending on the location in which the transport occurs; exposure to red lights and sirens on ambulance and other emergency responder vehicles; exposure to various weather conditions, day and evening shifts; potential exposure to dust, gas, fumes or chemicals (e.g. idling ambulances, responding to vehicle accidents); working at heights and/or in confined spaces (depending on the call); and potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens, known and unknown medical conditions (protective materials are provided and precautions are required).
JOB TITLE: Assistant Operations Supervisor (Lieutenant) JOB CODE: ASISTSUP FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt EEO CODE: 3-TechniciansSUPERVISOR TITLE: Operations Supervisor BUSINESS UNIT: Operations