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Bennington Rescue
Bennington, Vermont, United States (on-site)
24 days ago
Bennington Rescue
Bennington, Vermont, United States
(on-site)
24 days ago
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Job Type
Full-Time
Salary
$75,000.00 - $90,000.00
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Chief/Administrator

Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Position Title: Director of Operations /  Managing EMS Officer
Reports to: Executive Director
Direct Reports: Supervising EMS Officers, EMS Officers, Field Training Officers, Clinicians, Candidates
FLSA: Exempt

As the Director of Operations, you will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth and efficient day-to-day operations of Bennington Rescue. You will be responsible for providing leadership and direction to our team of EMS professionals, ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations, overseeing all aspects of patient care, and embodying the mission, vision, and core values of the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership and direction for operations, developing, and implementing operational plans that achieve organizational goals.
  • Oversee all aspects of emergency medical response, including ambulance operations, crew scheduling, and coordination with communications / dispatch agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations governing EMS operations.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive quality program to monitor and improve clinical care.
  • Supervise EMS clinicians and the field training and evaluation program, fostering a positive and professional work environment.
  • Coach, counsel, and mentor supervisory and field staff providing professional development guidance and corrective counsel.
  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of vehicles and medical equipment.
  • Collaborate with healthcare partners, law enforcement, fire departments, and other emergency response agencies to ensure seamless patient care coordination in routine and disaster operations.
  • Develop and implement community outreach programs to educate the public about EMS services.
  • Collaborate with mental health, substance use disorder, peer recovery, primary care, and social service providers to maintain a network of resource referral as part of a community health approach. 
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in emergency medical services.
  • Acts as a functional paramedic within the EMS system and occasionally fills clinical openings.


Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Emergency Medical Services, Public Administration, or a related field or equivalent experience (Master's degree preferred).

  • 3+ years of progressively responsible experience in EMS operations management.

  • Current NREMT paramedic certification and ability to achieve paramedic licensure in Vermont (IBSC CCP-C / FP-C or UMBC CCEMTP preferred for critical care paramedic eligibility).  

  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

  • Proven ability to analyze complex data and identify trends.

  • A valid driver's license with record acceptable to insurance.

  • Criminal, child/protective registry, and Office of Inspector General background checks acceptable for local, state, and federal regulations regarding certification, licensure, billing, etc. 

  • IS-5, 100, 200, 700, and 800 – other EMS/Fire HazMat Awareness or higher training may be submitted in lieu of IS-5.  

  • IS-300 and 400 – may be obtained within 6 months of hire date.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant software programs.

PHYSICAL ABILITY REQUIREMENTS

All operations employees are evaluated on their ability to perform the following tasks:

Category

Requirement

Test

Sitting 

1-3 hr/day

Question

Standing

3-7 hr/day

Question

Pinching

Moderate

Notebook clip 15x

Manual Dexterity

Gross dexterity with infrequent fine motor movement

Move 24 lb weights from counter to shelves at varying heights

Wrist Positions

Moderate deviation

Observed throughout evaluation

Handedness

Both hands used 67+% of day

Walking 

3-5 hr/day

4 mins on treadmill (3.5 mph, 10% grade)

Hand Repetitions

Frequent

D1 & D2 patterning, 3 sets of 1 minute each side

Work Level Heights

32-40” 4-6 hr, above 2-4 hr, & below 4-6 hr

Bending

Frequent

Bend & touch toes 10x

Squatting / Kneeling

3-7 hr/day

Squatting/kneeling & rising no hands 10x w/foam pads under knees

Lifting

20 lb 42” overhead66 lb 30-24”66 lb floor – 30”

Lifting 20 lb kettlebell overhead 5x each side

Stepping

Frequent

Able to step up & down from 16” step 10x

Push/Pull

>50 lb constant horizontal force occasional >100’

Complete 10 incline push-ups & pull-ups

Carrying

50 lb 2 hand >50’

Carry 66lb box 50’ 2x

This screening occurs: 
1.    Upon hire – prior to or within 30 days of the date of hire.
2.    Upon returning from Leave of Absence or Injury – prior to a return to active ambulance crew duty.
3.    Every other year employees have this screening performed. 

Job ID: 72869318
Healthcare / Health Services
Bennington , VT , US
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Bennington Rescue provides prehospital care for the towns of Bennington, Shaftsbury, and Woodford, ALS intercept services for the region, interfacility transports, and critical care paramedic transports. We provide community and healthcare education for the region. Our crew prides themselves on quality care. We are four-time recipients of the Mission:Lifeline EMS recognition award, including the first Gold Plus award in Vermont, the 2019 Vermont Ambulance Service of the Year, and our crew have received numerous individual...

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