Emergency Medical Services Medical Director
Description/Job SummaryAs EMS Program Medical Director the incumbent shall provide medical oversight of the Emergency Medical Services Program including review and approval of the educational content of the program and the evaluation of student's progress through the program; ensuring the competency of each graduate; and engaging in cooperative involvement with the program director. Responsibilities/DutiesResponsibilities: The medical director must be responsible for medical oversight of the program, and must:1) review and approve the educational content of the program curriculum for appropriateness, medical accuracy, and reflection of current evidence-informed prehospital or emergency care practice.2) review and approve the required minimum numbers for each of the required patient contacts and procedures listed in these Standards.3) review and approve the instruments and processes used to evaluate students in didactic, laboratory, clinical, and field internship,4) review the progress of each student throughout the program, and assist in the determination of appropriate corrective measures, when necessary. Corrective measures should occur in the cases of adverse outcomes, failing academic performance, and disciplinary action.5) ensure the competence of each graduate of the program in the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains, 6) engage in cooperative involvement with the program director,7) ensure the effectiveness and quality of any Medical Director responsibilities delegated to another qualified physician.8) ensure educational interaction of physicians with students.The Medical Director interaction should be in a variety of settings, such as lecture, laboratory, clinical, field internship. Interaction may be by synchronous electronic methods. Required QualificationsQualifications: The Medical Director must:1) be a physician currently licensed and authorized to practice in the State of Maryland, with experience and current knowledge of emergency care of acutely ill and injured patients,2) have adequate training or experience in the delivery of out-of-hospital emergency care, including the proper care and transport of patients, medical direction, and quality improvement in out-of-hospital care,3) be an active member of the local medical community and participate in professional activities related to out-of-hospital care,4) be knowledgeable about the education of the Emergency Medical Services Professions, including professional, legislative and regulatory issues regarding the education of the Emergency Medical Services Professions.