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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Emergency Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position will be charged with integrating EMS agencies and hospitals in Missouri as CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) registry participants. This will include reaching out to a broad range of stakeholders at a local, regional, and state level, to educate them on the value of CARES in improving patient outcomes from cardiac arrest by increasing awareness, providing a tool to assess implementation of updated cardiac arrest management strategies, and a way of examining and benchmarking practices in a deidentified way.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with CARES Oversight staff to help implement the CARES Program in Missouri.
Work closely with existing CARES participants and regional and state EMS stakeholders in Missouri to assess the current state base. Reach out to potential project partners in local, regional healthcare as well as community-based partnerships, and state stakeholders, which will require domestic travel.
Create relationships that facilitate adoption of CARES by hospitals and EMS agencies throughout the state.
Create infrastructure and policies to support CARES within the state, including design, implementation, coordination, oversight of and technical support for all aspects of the CARES program in Missouri. Create and coordinate the daily operational tasks that are needed for the maintenance of participating and future sites.
Provide training and oversight for participating communities to ensure consistency in the data collection, auditing and reporting processes. Educate non-participants on the benefits of CARES implementation to maximize adoption.
Understand the importance of and maintain data confidentiality, compartmentalization, and integrity as designed for within the CARES program.
As CARES matures in Missouri, the position will also:
Serve as the touchpoint for EMS agency, hospital, and state stakeholders for questions / information on the CARES registry and as liaison to CARES Oversight staff nationally.
Coordinate communications and meetings with CARES partners and participating EMS agencies and hospital contacts.
Establish and coordinate the CARES data sharing committee for the state and field requests for regional and state data.
Work with other groups and organizations participating in the program or seeking knowledge of the program.
Create and submit required reports for regional, state, and national stakeholders and ensure that the preparations of mandatory operational and statistical reports are fact-based, timely, and on schedule.
Conduct program research, assist with data analysis of the CARES database.
Perform related responsibilities as required.
Dissemination of information in the form of manuals, data definitions, publications, online meetings, telephone conference calls, and emails to maintain the data collection and review process for each participating EMS agency, hospital, and dispatch center in the state.
Communicate general findings and updates in CARES progress/development to the key stakeholders in the state and program participants to facilitate program adoption.
Review essential information regarding an agency’s system configuration, determine the appropriate means of data collection, and conduct site-specific training sessions with EMS and hospital personnel, which will require travel.
Work with local system administrators to ensure compliance with data-entry schedules, resolve access/password issues, update agency, hospital, and first responder accounts and information.
Minimum bachelor degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Public Health, Urban Planning or other related field and two years experience in community development is required.
EMS or emergency medical care experience preferred. Experience with and understanding of cardiac arrest management and outcomes.
Strong communication skills – both written and oral
Ability to work with diverse stakeholders in different health disciplines and areas including emergency departments, hospitals and EMS agencies, regional EMS committees, and state agencies
Word, Excel, Power Point and basic statistical applications
Self-motivation and strong organizational skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Experience with large data files, analysis, and project management
Maintains data confidentiality
The hiring range for this position is $47,986 - $61,194 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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