American Medical Response (AMR)
Huber Heights (Dayton), OH
The mission and purpose of this position is to ensure the compassionate delivery of high quality care and service in a professional and cost-effective manner through the supervision of field personnel.
Provides direct patient care in accordance with company protocols and/or online medical direction. Assists with the coverage of open shifts as needed in the assigned area.
The Operations Supervisor is the first line of support and supervision over the actual delivery of care and transport service for the operating division. The primary responsibility of the Operations Supervisor is to direct and support field personnel to ensure cost effective, professional delivery of service and care to customers/patients. The critical strategic challenges to this position include the following:
• Changing customer expectations, including changes in the way care is delivered, potentially expanding services, or loss of services to other agencies (e.g., fire departments) have resulted in unclear or confusing role definitions. This results in changing employee expectations and lowered employee morale
• The growth-through-acquisition strategy has impacted all areas of AMR, resulting in the need for integration of processes and culture, which also impacts employee morale. The Operations Supervisor must deal with these morale issues daily
• Reorganization of work, which has resulted in role confusion for the Operations Supervisor. Some positions are focused on the supervision and support of reporting employees; other supervisors spend a great deal of time on data collection and reporting, leaving limited time for supporting employees
• Very large spans of control and employee shift structures make it extremely difficult for an individual Operations Supervisor to forge a strong relationship with the employees he/she is responsible for. This relationship needs to exist to support employee communications and coaching and development. In some locations, there are no assigned reporting relationships at all, which creates even more difficulty
• Changes in technology result in faster, easier methods for communicating, and collecting and analyzing data. The Operations Supervisor must ensure the implementation and proper use of such technology to maximize productivity and effectiveness
• The demands of the organization often exceed the time available for Operations Supervisors to do the work
• Ensure continuous quality improvement through clinical management and protocol compliance
• Investigate accidents and major incidents to gather information, resolve issues, and communicate findings
• Coordinate operations during times of disaster
• Gather information from customers regarding issues and problems, document complaints, and work with others for resolution to ensure customer satisfaction
• Provide appropriate resources to debrief care-giving personnel (CCTs, Paramedics and EMTs) after particularly critical incidents (Critical Incident Stress Debriefing)
• Schedule crews to staff units, including re-scheduling for employees on sick leave, and ensure crews are on the street at the beginning of their shifts
• Function as a crew Paramedic or EMT as required
• Manage the storage, distribution and collection of narcotics
• Provide support and assistance to the field personnel to help them achieve maximum performance
• Provide daily direction and clarity of expectations to field personnel
• Collect information, conduct meetings and resolve issues with regard to employee problems, issues and concerns
• Coach employees to perform at their highest levels and provide performance feedback
• Assist employees in career planning
• Provide support to crews by acquiring needed resources
• Participate in the resolution of union or non-union grievances and administer the disciplinary process
• Communicate division and AMR information to field employees clearly, gather information from the field regarding company issues, and report and help resolve field-management issues
• Partner with human resources to ensure the availability of employee counseling as necessary
• Identify needs and support continuous improvement in employee development through training.
• Participate in orientation of new employees
• Administer company policies and procedures, as well as employment law in a consistent manner
• Interact daily with fire, police, hospital, physician group, nursing homes and other service providers regarding the integration and delivery of services and to manage the AMR image with facilities
• Participate in community service to enhance the image of the company
• Identify customer processes that lead to enhancements of service
• Supervise the daily operations of the field
• Collect paperwork and generate reports for management
• Assist crews in stocking trucks/units
• Ensure unit readiness by managing the fleet and materials
• Screen trip tickets
• Reinforce importance of complete, accurate, and timely completion of run reports
• Perform other duties as assigned
WORKING CONDITIONS AND MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Frequently: See Physical Agility Test, kneeling, stooping, bending, leaning, flexibility, multiple physical activities performed at the same time (carrying multiple equipment while pushing on pram)
Constantly: Hearing/listening/talking, clear speech, simple touching/dexterity, typing, sitting, flexibility-upper body, seeing
Mental Requirements: [e.g., Critical thinking skills with the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.]
GUIDING VALUES AND BEHAVIORS
Employee must consistently exhibit our guiding principles:
• Patient Care - We continually earn the privilege to care for our patients. It is at the forefront of everything we do.
• One Team - We respect each other and achieve together what no individual can alone.
• Innovation - We are driven to develop solutions that inspire progress.
• Vigilance - We will never waver in our commitment to safety and preparedness in the fulfillment of our duties.
• Ownership - We are accountable for what we do and take pride in how we do it.
• Citizenship - We are dedicated to being good stewards in the communities we serve.
Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled