Career Opportunity – Rappahannock Regional EMS Office


The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) is currently seeking potential candidates for the Regional Health Emergency Coordinator position, which will be located in the Rappahannock Regional EMS Council (REMSC) office. This position serves as a Performance Improvement Specialist (PIS) for the REMSC office.

Characteristic duties include: Data analysis from systems utilized by hospitals, EMS agencies, and the Office of EMS; Continuing education program requirements and educational philosophy; Medical research; Protocol Development; Peer Support/CISM programs, CTS Testing support; Committee structure; Regional system diversity.

Minimum Qualifications
The selected candidate should possess the following:

  • Experience with SPSS or similar statistical software, research methods, data analysis, Virginia Regulators, learning management systems, and the state’s designated electronic patient care record systems;
  • Ability to work with agency management and providers with various educational and technical backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated work experience to work with educational development, clinical research, continuous quality improvement, and provider safety and wellness;
  • Demonstrated ability and experience to work with diverse groups and to collaborate on team projects;
  • Substantial work experience demonstrating project management and teamwork;
  • Knowledge of duties and functions of various EMS systems;
  • Considerable work experience in evaluating data and developing and measuring interventions;
  • Current Virginia EMS Education Coordinator certification or ability to obtain within one year as a condition of employment (see below).
    Prerequisites for certification as an EMS education coordinator are:
  1. Be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  2. Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  3. Hold current Virginia EMS certifications as an EMT or higher level Virginia EMS certification.
  4. Have three years medical experience with a minimum of two years verified field experience as an EMS provider at the appropriate EMS level or two years of current Virginia licensure as a registered nurse, physician assistant, doctor of osteopathic medicine, or doctor of medicine.
  5. Must not have any EMS compliance enforcement actions within the last five years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and healthcare experience or the equivalent combination of training and work experience.
    Special Requirements

Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of a state and federal criminal history background check and the Department of Social Service’s Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry check, U.S. HHS IG Exclusion List check, employment reference check, and E-Verify. Other financial, credit, driving, or other background checks prior to employment may be required for certain positions.