EMS Unit Commander



JOB CODE: 1926

PAY GRADE: 1211

SALARY RANGE: $39,157 - $66,661

LOCATION OF WORK
Emergency Medical Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the EMS Shift Supervisor and the EMS Deputy Shift Supervisor, performs responsible technical and first line supervisory work in assisting in the supervision and training of the EMS field personnel assigned to an EMS Unit. Employees of this class also serve as paramedic when needed. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Provides direct supervision of EMT Paramedics and EMT Intermediates in an EMS Unit on an assigned twenty-four hour shift. Participates in orientation, training, and evaluation of new employees. Oversees clinical performance of EMT Intermediate and EMT Paramedic student field internships. Provides for field training and continuing education of subordinate EMS personnel assigned to the unit. Assists the EMS Shift Supervisor in the direct supervision of patient care; also, supply and equipment inventory and vehicle preventive maintenance. Assists the EMS Shift Supervisor in evaluating employee performances for adherence to proper EMS procedures, and with administrative duties required for the efficient management of the EMS unit.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of paraprofessional emergency medical practices and techniques of the basic and advanced life support level. Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures sufficient to orient and train new employees. Knowledge of an EMT Paramedic training curriculum to supervise clinical field internships. Knowledge of supervisory procedures. Knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with emergency medical work. Ability to supervise the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by completion of an approved EMT Paramedic course, and one year of experience in the supervision of emergency medical work.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Registration as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, and certification by Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.

OTHER JOB ASPECTS
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.