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Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
Title:Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
ID:230000004 102720
Deadline:Open until filled.
Recruitment ends at 4:30 p.m. :N/A
Job Type:Full time
Hours per week:40 hours / week
Salary Range:$51,112.83 - $53,975.46 / year (depending on education & experience)
The Portage County Sheriff's office is hiring a Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator.  This position coordinates emergency medical services activities of the pre-hospital emergency health care services system for the countywide Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system in Portage County.  

What are some of the essential job functions?

Coordination and Outreach with Service Providers

  • Work with all stakeholders in the EMS system for planning, implementation and evaluation of the EMS strategic plan goals.
  • Administers and monitors the EMS provider service agreements and suggests revisions as necessary.
  • Assist in ensuring Mutual Aid Agreement compliance between Portage County and other area EMS providers.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to emergency medical services.
  • Work directly with the County’s Medical Director and service providers to update and maintain EMS medical protocols for all pre-hospital EMS providers.
  • Coordinate process improvement for multi-casualty, multi-agency incidents. Develop and monitor corrective action plans with service providers.
  • Collaborate with EMS service providers to develop, implement, and monitor ambulance service provider performance benchmarks.
  • Facilitate EMS public information and education including EMS Special Events and activities.
  • Help facilitate recruitment, retention, and support of EMS group efforts.
  • Assist the service providers in the management of licensing and recertification. 
  • Attend EMS Association meetings.
  • Provide a strong working relationship with EMS Providers and EMS interests locally and statewide.

Administrative and Technical Assistance for EMS System

  • Utilizing patient data from ambulance providers, collect, and analyze data to objectively measure system performance.
  • Review pre-hospital care reports or equivalent for quality assurance (QA) and continuous quality improvement (CQI) purposes. 
  • Submit patient care data or equivalent and other data to fulfill research criteria.
  • Produce and present EMS reports for EMS service providers, committees and boards.
  • Coordinate/provide staff support to EMS related meetings by preparing agendas, minutes, and meeting notes (e.g. EMS Technical Team, Service Directors Meeting)
  • Coordinates EMS billing and collection activities with a contracted billing provider.  Acts as the liaison between the billing provider and the EMS providers to ensure the necessary information is provided for billing and collection purposes.
  • Prepares invoices as needed for EMS customers and reviews accounts receivable balances and follows up on accounts.
  • Reconciles monthly patient billing for EMS services from provider records to the contracted billing services reports, along with processing patient refunds and requesting write offs for uncollectible accounts.
  • Administer the annual Emergency Medical Responder Incentive grants, including approving applications, offering technical assistance, tracking completion of requirements, and final reimbursements to the EMR groups.
  • Assists in the preparation and development of the annual EMS budget, along with the preparation of the EMS capital plan and budget.  Monitors and reviews the EMS budget to identify emerging financial issues, revenue shortfalls, or expenditure overruns.
What are the minimum qualifications?
  • Associates degree required.  Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety, Public Administration, or a health-related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of EMS systems, functions, and operations.
  • Experience with contract administration preferred.
  • Experience with personal computer operations, Windows operating systems, statistical analysis and general office duties and functions.
  • Valid driver's license and access to an insured vehicle.
  • Any combination of education, training, and experience which provided equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
What kind of benefits does Portage County offer?
  • Health insurance - your choice of 2 plans (High deductible plan with a Health Savings Account with a contribution from the County and a Traditional PPO plan)
  • Dental insurance
  • State of Wisconsin Retirement Plan
  • Vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Life insurance - premium paid by County
  • Long Term disability insurance - premium paid by County
  • 457B Deferred Compensation Plan
** 1st review of applicants will be on 11/17/20 **

Portage County is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer