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Mention productivity to staff, and you can see a visible shudder. If she
mentions unit hour utilization (UHU), she can almost hear the chorus
of moans. As a visionary leader, she sees great potential for a win/win
in her new community paramedicine program.
As uncertainty over the financial impact of the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) leads the media headlines and political campaigns, some EMS systems are looking to expand their role
in healthcare. PPACA places increased priority on prevention, wellness and improved outcomes within a healthcare system. According to Wikipedia.com, “An accountable care organization [ACO] is a
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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B): This section inquires about
your full-time emergency medical technicians with basic EMS skill levels that may include additional skills, such as defibrillation, assisting
patients with medications, and first aid based on the current National
Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I): A full-time
emergency medical technician–intermediate based on the current National
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P): A full-time emergency medical technician at the paramedic level based on the current
National Standard Curriculum.
Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD): A full-time emergency medical dispatcher that includes frontline communications positions. Duties
include call taking, dispatch, or both. This person may also be certified as
an EMT or paramedic.
Communications/Dispatch Supervisor: A first-line supervisor of emergency medical dispatcher(s). Duties may include shift supervision, scheduling, performance evaluation as well as call taking, dispatch or both. This
person may also be certified as an EMT or paramedic.
Communications Manager: A senior management position of the EMS
communication center. This position may oversee all operations, budgeting, hiring, quality and strategic planning.
Field Training Officer: A full-time field training officer whose duties
include field training of new employees or EMT students at all levels. This
may be a full-time position or performed as part of regular shift work.
Education Coordinator: An entry-level management position. This
position may be charged with providing or coordinating continuing medical education, overseeing field training and supporting recertification of
staff. In some organizations, duties may be blended with the quality
Quality Coordinator/Manager: Traditionally, an entry-level management
position that may be charged with coordinating and managing key clinical performance indicators (e.g., cardiac arrest survival) and quality assurance (e.g., run
form review and complaint investigation). In some organizations, duties may be
blended with the quality management functions.