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Division Chief - Emergency Medical Service

City of Wausau
Wausau, Wisconsin 54403
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift
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Deadline to Apply:  December 20, 2018

Purpose of the Position

The purpose of this position is to serve as Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with the responsibility of performing professional level work in planning, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and overseeing the operations of emergency medical care while ensuring compliance with applicable statutes and administrative rules. The incumbent is also responsible for maintaining and obtaining up-to-date approvals for the State of Wisconsin approved operational plan. The Division Chief is the liaison and subject matter expert for all ambulance activities and billing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Maintains a leadership role while exhibiting attributes to include self-motivation, attention to detail and superb organization skills. Serves as primary department manager overseeing and coordinating critical care paramedic and community paramedic initiatives.
  2. Provides direction to fire personnel in the administration of the EMS Program. May supervise employees to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained and developed, and making hiring, termination and disciplinary recommendations. Mentors and directs the activities and work of Emergency Medical Service Crew Leader and Emergency Medical Service Quality Assurance Coordinators.
  3. Coordinates and oversees all EMS training which could account for EMS refresher requirements as indicated by policy, protocol, and licensure. Assists and helps direct members in the proper process for maintaining licensure and credentialing within the EMS field.
  4. Advances the Department through appropriate training by planning, preparing and presenting EMS educational programs with objectives and content which ensures compliance with State and Department programs and requirements. Oversees and/or records all completed training.
  5. Develops and implements continuous quality improvement (CQI) programs by reviewing and analyzing EMS effectiveness, system trends, and needs, in an effort to ensure EMS system excellence. Continuously analyzes deployment of EMS resources and makes recommendations for any system modifications to enhance response.
  6. Assists in researching and developing policies, protocols and procedures, to include analyzing, drafting, coordinating preparation and implementation.
  1. Manages fire department ambulance licensure requirements and other related certifications in accordance with State and National Registry requirements and maintains records related to certifications.

  2. Knows, understands and appropriately updates the EMS operational plan with the State of Wisconsin.

  1. Supervises and assists the cleaning and maintenance of equipment and station as necessary.
  2. Ensures all medical equipment on ambulances and fire apparatus are appropriate and in good working order and that medical supplies are at an appropriate inventory level.
  3. Oversees and manages a variety of reports related to EMS and fire department operations to include the electronic Patient Care Report.
  4. Performs duties of HIPPA Compliance Officer, Privacy Act Officer, and Infection Control program administrator.
  5. Acts as liaison between City of Wausau and ambulance billing vendor serving as the Department’s subject matter expert for the City of Wausau to ensure compliance and billing practices.
  6. Acts as the liaison between the appointed Medical Director and Wausau Fire Department for Continuous Quality Improvement, Quality Assurance, and licensure of personnel.
  7. Staffs an ambulance at the Paramedic level to conduct periodic evaluations of personnel, in order to assess proficiency, or as needed in staff shortages.
  8. Integrates health and safety plans, policies and procedures into daily work activities; ability to conduct initial accident and incident investigations.
  9. Serves as a liaison for EMS-related issues with State and Local regulatory agencies, base hospital personnel, other EMS and fire agencies, medical equipment suppliers, training centers, citizens, and other agencies/individuals associated with pre-hospital care. Develops and maintains effective working relations, information sharing/dissemination, conflict resolution, and compliance with applicable regulations and policies.
  10. Participates on appropriate committees as a representative for the Wausau Fire Department to ensure the Departments interests are represented or to advance the Department.
  11. Provides guidance for specialty transport, multi-casualty response, and special events.
  12. Assists with vehicle and equipment procurement within budgetary guidelines
  13. Monitors and evaluates section expenditures, which includes: recommendation of budget items; evaluating past fiscal spending; anticipating future spending; and, performing other budget related activities.
  14. Deals with public inquiries and concerns according to policy and procedure. Provides emergency medical services education to city employees and public as needed.
  15. Assists the City Fire Marshal with fire inspections, code enforcement, and other inspection division responsibilities as needed.
  16. Researches and identifies grant opportunities in the area of EMS and be able to persuasively communicate the Wausau Fire Department’s mission in developing, writing and submitting grant proposals to third-party entities.
  17. Assists in preparing plans that outline operating procedures to be used in response to disasters/emergencies.


Additional Duties and Responsibilities       

  • Perform duties of a shift commander as needed.

  • Performs various other duties as assigned.


Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in emergency medical services or related field with four to six years of progressively responsible experience that provides the knowledge to perform emergency medical operations successfully, -or- any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position.

The following licenses and certifications are required:

  • State of Wisconsin Fire Officer I certification

  • State of Wisconsin Emergency Services Instructor certification

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications in ICS-700, 100, 200, 300, 400

  • Nationally Registered Paramedic

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification (ACLS)

  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS)

  • Pediatric Life Support Certification (PALS)

  • Hazardous Materials Operations certification

  • Possession of a valid Driver's License with the ability to legally operate a motor vehicle within the State of Wisconsin


Additional educational and experience qualifications desired include:

  • EMS related instructor credentials to include the following: CPR, ACLS, and PALS.  

  • Extensive experience as a trainer or teacher within the EMS discipline and in a fire service setting.

  • Supervisory experience within leadership positions.

  • Any combination of training and/or education equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in fire science, emergency medical services, education, public safety administration or related field.


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Posted: 2018-11-29 Expires: 2018-12-29

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