Exam Notification for Sacramento County EMS Coordinator. Application date is March 1, 2023. To apply go to Government Jobs.
The Department of Personnel Services, Employment Services Division announces the exam for:
Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
Exam # 29506-B
Approximate Monthly Salary: $8,023.14 - $9,752.70
Under direction, supervises, assigns, reviews, and participates in the work of staff responsible
for the activities and operations of the Sacramento County Emergency Medical Services
Agency; ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures; and
performs the more technical and complex tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.
An Associate’s Degree, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university in Health Care
Administration, Public Health Administration, Public Administration, Nursing, Health Science,
Life Science, Physical Science or other field closely related to the intent of the class;
Two years of full-time paid experience reviewing, evaluating, and monitoring state or local
governmental Emergency Medical Services programs.
One year of full-time paid experience as an EMT, Paramedic, Mobile Intensive Care Nurse,
Army Medic, or Navy Corps-person.
Please refer to the full job announcement for cut-off dates and how to qualify.
(Final cut-off is at 5:00 PM on March 1, 2023)
Please see job announcement for important testing information, including tentative test
dates. This communication is a courtesy announcement only and is not meant to replace the full
job announcement. Please view the official job announcement for all requirements and testing
information. The full job announcement and online application is available for viewing on our
website at www.saccountyjobs.net.
The EMS Administrators’ Association of California (EMSAAC) cordially invites California’s EMS leaders and professionals to join us for the EMSAAC Annual Conference 2023 at the Omni San Diego Hotel in the heart of the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. EMSAAC continues to lead the way in creating conferences that are meaningful and exciting to attend.
Each year, the EMSAAC Conference provides a broad variety of subject matter to interest all levels of prehospital care personnel and managers including ambulance providers, fire department personnel, military and law enforcement partners, EMS agency personnel, ED nurses, physicians, emergency preparedness coordinators and all of you who provide lifesaving emergency medical services to your communities. The conference includes lectures, panel discussions and opportunities to network with current leaders and innovators in EMS as well as preview new and upcoming equipment, products and services.Register today!
The Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency (SBCEMSA) is currently offering an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in serving the County of Santa Barbara as an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Specialist. This is a full-time, permanent position in Santa Barbara.
This is a staff level professional position that reports to the EMS Systems Coordinator and performs administrative, analytical and support activities to ensure EMS providers in the County conform with Federal, State and local regulations, as well as contractual requirements, related to the delivery of pre-hospital emergency medical care.
This position's responsibilities will include monitoring compliance of the EMS stakeholders and providers with contractual and statutory requirements; supporting Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) efforts; monitoring day-to-day EMS system data; provider inspections; project support; other duties as assigned. The appointee must be physically able to lift heavy items up to 30 pounds above and below shoulder height, climb ladders and perform continuous standing, walking, reaching, and bending; duties may require working in environments such as warehouses, medical shelters, Point of distribution (POD) locations, and at the scene of disasters or Mass Casualty Incidents.
For PRIORITY FIRST CONSIDERATION, your application must be received by March 22, 2021.
Mountain-Valley EMS Agency is pleased to release the following Request for Proposals for 9-1-1 Emergency Ground Ambulance Services with Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support Transport in Stanislaus County.
All questions should be written and submitted no later than 10:00 AM on February 28, 2019 to StanRFP@mvemsa.com Answers will be posted on this site prior to the Proposers Conference.
A Proposers Conference will be held on March 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the Mountain-Valley EMS Agency, 1101 Standiford Ave., Suite D1, Modesto, CA 95350.
Sealed proposals will be received at the Mountain-Valley EMS Agency, 1101 Standiford Ave., Suite D1, Modesto, CA 95350 no later than 1:00 pm on April 15, 2019.
On December 5th, the California Emergency Services Authority (EMSA) recognized the outstanding contributions of three EMSAAC members. At the annual ceremony held in San Francisco, Bryan Cleaver (Coastal Valleys EMS) was honored as EMS Administrator of the Year. Mike Petrie (Monterey County EMS) received the Authority's Distinguished Service Award, and Steve Carroll (Ventura County EMS) was recognized with a Meritorious Service Award. Congratulations to each of our fine colleagues!
The American Heart Association has recognized our colleagues in Contra Costa County for their superior performance!
Ambulances are a vital part of emergency medical services. However, they come in single, homogeneous, high intervention form, which is at times unnecessary, resulting in excessive costs for patients and insurers. In this recent paper, the authors ask whether Uber’s entry into a city caused substitution away from traditional ambulances for low risk patients, reducing overall volume. They found that the availability of Uber reduced ambulance volume by at least 7%.
The California EMS Authority and EMSAAC have filed separate amicus briefs in an Orange County case involving interpretation of California EMS statute. Neither is party to a lawsuit filed in Federal District Court against twelve Orange County cities and CARE Ambulance, Inc. that alleged illegal anti-trust behavior regarding their emergency medical services. The court dismissed the action filed by AmeriCare MedServices, Inc. in favor of the defendant cities. AmeriCare has now filed a brief (see link below) with Ninth District Court of Appeals. The EMS Authority and EMSAAC submitted "friend of the court" briefs to inform a possible review of the case by the Appellate Court.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has produced a YouTube video on EMS Data. The video describes the importance of documentation and the use of EMS data. It is primarily intended for field providers. To view this video, click on this link: EMS DATA VIDEO
Christina Mattina with the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) reports on a new study, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, indicating that expanded coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) added strain on emergency medical services, resulting in slower ambulance response times. Mattina states that “Using data from the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System from 2010 to 2015, researchers found that full implementation of the ACA (with Medicaid expansion) was associated with a 1 minute, 53 second increase in ambulance response times, which is nearly 19% higher relative to the mean. For each percentage-point increase in insurance coverage in a given county, ambulance response times were slowed by 22.8 seconds.”
The report and a copy of the study are available here: AJMC ARTICLE
This whitepaper sponsored by Operative IQ describes the importance of instituting a system-wide strategy for tracking the usage and disposal of controlled substances, and how modern technology is making the process more efficient and accurate.
The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) recently released a report, National Survey on EMS Preparedness for Disaster and Mass Casualty Incident Response, based on the results of a 2016 national survey of EMS practitioners and managers. The findings offer insight into the level of proficiency and training of EMS practitioners who provide the medical response expected by communities during disasters and mass casualty incidents.
The Government Accounting Office (GAO) has published a report on Pediatric Trauma Centers that summarizes pediatric trauma care in the U.S. Click on the link below for a copy of this report:
On August 9th EMS Administrators and staff met in Rancho Cordova for a one-day workshop on EMT discipline and local EMS agency oversight for EMS aircraft. The goal of the workshop was to discuss standardizing procedures and policies used by local EMS agencies for these two areas. The focus for the EMT discipline discussion was how to handle the most common scenario that can result in taking action on a certification: an EMT with a first time drug/alcohol related arrest/conviction. LEMSA Administrators agreed to uniformly follow guidelines for Model Disciplinary Orders published by the California EMS Authority. For EMS aircraft it was also agreed to: 1) accept electronic patient care data from air ambulance providers in the most current version of NEMSIS, and 2) encourage air ambulance providers to develop a standardized set of treatment protocols for both flight medics and flight nurses to be used statewide.
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