EMS Shift Supervisor



JOB CODE: 1930

PAY GRADE: 1251

SALARY RANGE: $47,595 - $80,509

LOCATION OF WORK
Emergency Medical Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general direction of the Chief EMS Operations Officer, performs responsible technical medical work in the supervision of EMS field operations on a particular twelve hour shift. Work involves direct supervision of the department's vehicle fleet and medical supplies. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Supervises EMT Paramedics and EMT Intermediates on an assigned twelve hour shift; serves as paramedic when needed. Supervises central emergency medical services dispatch unit in the absence of the Chief EMS Operations Officer. Coordinates EMS operations with existing public safety agencies; i.e., Civil Defense, private ambulance services, hospitals, and central 9-1-1 dispatch operators. Supervises operational protocols and procedures relating to supplies, drugs, and equipment. Supervises medical supplies, communication equipment, vehicle maintenance, scheduling of repairs, and the maintenance of communications equipment records. Manages EMS Special Teams and special events such as large festivals and football games; responsible for coordinating vehicles, equipment, and medical coverage for such events. Evaluates employee performances for adherence to proper EMS procedures.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of paraprofessional emergency medical practices and techniques of the basic and advanced life support level. Knowledge of supervisory procedures. Knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with emergency medical work. Ability to identify emergency medical situations and to administer appropriate medical treatment in order to stabilize the patient's condition. 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 two years or 60 semester hours of college and completion of an approved EMT Paramedic course, and two years 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.