The Metropolitan Area EMS Authority (MAEMSA) is seeking a System Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer to lead one of the most innovative and respected mobile emergency healthcare service systems. from America. The system provides a wide range of mobile health care, including pre-hospital emergency medical services, non-emergency medical transport, innovative and innovative integrated mobile health care and community paramedicine initiatives, internal and external education and public health support. The successful candidate should have experience and expertise in the following substantive areas.
Medical direction and surveillance
Reporting directly to the MAEMSA Board of Directors, the Medical Director and Chief System Physician is the primary physician responsible for all aspects of clinical care for the system, encompassing both the MedStar EMS agency and the municipal organizations of first responders. These responsibilities are defined in state law and in foundational system documents, and cover several critical functions, including quality assurance and improvement (QA/QA), protocol development, supplier accreditation, training, education and research.
The System Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer are supported by MAEMSA’s Office of the Medical Director (OMD), consisting of 2 part-time associate medical directors, 12 senior paramedics and two executive/administrative assistants. The WCO is also involved in training fellows through the EMS Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The WCO’s mission is to be an integral member of a high quality, evidence-based and results-driven mHealth system; its vision is to embed quality in the mobile health system through the enrichment of clinicians.
Leadership and Commitment
In addition to in-depth clinical competence, the successful candidate must have an extensive record of accomplishment demonstrating the ability to successfully lead a complex and highly visible public organization; defend the mission and values of the system; serve as a resource for system leaders; and, establish and strengthen relationships with the 15 member cities that make up the MAEMSA system.
Board members and stakeholders strongly believe that the successful candidate must be visible and collaborative with multiple stakeholders with diverse interests, including member cities and local health systems. Ongoing engagement with the Emergency Physician Advisory Board (EPAB), First Responder Advisory Board (FRAB), MAEMSA Board members, hospital management, and appointed and elected officials will be essential
The System Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer must be adept at creating and evaluating new programs and initiatives, including non-traditional deployment models, alternative payment models, and integrated mobile healthcare/community paramedicine programs . The successful candidate must be adept at overseeing the development of project charters, developing program evaluation metrics, defining success and failure, and implementing both clinical and project projects, from ideation to completion.
· Develops and utilizes collaborative working relationships to facilitate the achievement of strategic objectives.
· Interacts with others in a way that gives them confidence in his intentions and those of the organization. A leader who conveys trust and support.
· Encourages others to bring out the best in themselves and the organization.
· Make decisions collaboratively and quickly.
· Clearly conveys information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a way that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
· Belief in a leadership and leadership style that promotes transparency and close collaboration, providing options and recommendations for important decisions. Cultivates relationships based on mutual trust and respect.
· A leader recognized for his excellent listening skills, who will take into account the opinions of the governing board, the management team and other members of staff as well as providers and key stakeholders.
A thorough understanding of the concept of quantifiable success – that all initiatives should be judged by measurable standards as well as their alignment with the mission, vision and values of the organization and community
· An effective and engaging communicator in small and large establishments.
· A high degree of personal accountability for all leadership decisions and the overall performance of the organization.
· Proactive leader who constantly monitors all facets of the organization’s clinical care and consistently demonstrates an ability to stay ahead of the curve by anticipating challenges, changes and communicating effectively with the board, senior team , EMS clinicians, external healthcare partners, employees, and the community at large.
· Leader whose confidence, optimism and general style promote a positive work environment. A resource that stakeholders can trust.