OEMS director sought by Massachusetts DPH

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is seeking a director for its Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS), according to a hiring notice posted on Wednesday on iaem.com.

The individual hired for the full-time position would plan, coordinate, regulate and evaluate the pre-hospital emergency medical care system in Massachusetts.

The director would design, implement and monitor a coordinated EMS system throughout Massachusetts; develop standards of care, practice and performance; ensure quality performance of EMS system providers, emergency medical technicians and first responders; work collaboratively with the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management; and perform as a subject expert during large-scale mass casualty incidents. Other responsibilities include developing and monitoring budgets, overseeing and evaluating certification activities, and developing and implementing statewide quality improvement initiatives.

Potential candidates must have at least five years of full-time or equivalent part-time supervisory or managerial experience in public administration, business management or business administration. The experience must include at least one year working in a managerial capacity.

Preferred qualifications include experience as an emergency medicine physician or a paramedic, skills in problem solving, ability to identify risks and develop mitigation strategies, strengths in policy development, knowledge and experience in process improvement, and knowledge in the principles and practices of management.

The application deadline is July 15.