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Coordinator EMS Full Time

Fort Walton Beach, FL, United States

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, located on Florida's Emerald Coast, seeks a  Unit Coordinator to join our dynamic Emergency Services team! 

The Emerald Coast features world famous vacation destinations of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is one of the nation's top performers on quality measures for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The hospital has the tri-county's only comprehensive cardiovascular program. It is also the only acute care hospital in the area that offers open heart surgery, an Advanced Primary Stroke Center accredited by the Joint Commission, a Chest Pain Center and a Cancer Care Center that is affiliated with UAB and accredited by the Commission on Cancer.


The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Coordinator acts as a liaison between the facility and local EMS services.  The EMS Coordinator maintains a strong, positive relationship between the hospital and area EMS providers. 



This position focuses on EMS relationships, regulatory issues and business building opportunities through collaboration with local, regional and state agencies, as well as disaster, Code One, and on-campus emergency response.


QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential core function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience, and ability necessary to perform this job.



Establishes overall EMS outreach including:

¨    Acts as a liaison and maintains a positive relationship between the hospital and area EMS providers

¨    Serves as an advocate of the hospital with local, regional and state EMS agencies

¨    Works with local EMS agencies and medical directors to facilitate performance improvement and quality review

¨    In cooperation with Emergency Department leadership, establishes and maintains a process to quickly and safely receive patients from EMS agencies, allowing a short turnaround time for EMS crews (in compliance with hospital matrices)

¨    Promotes special care capabilities of the hospital to local EMS providers

¨    Conducts training courses for EMS providers as appropriate

¨    Ensures hospital compliance with HCFA, OSHA and other regulatory organizations concerning EMS agencies, students, equipment and supplies

¨    Assists hospital with compliance and training of public safety agencies concerning psychiatric patients

¨    Provides reports and statistics to hospital leadership concerning EMS issues

Manages EMS relationship development, implementation and management activities, including:

¨    Facilitates planning process and implementation activities with hospital leadership

¨    Participates in budgeting process

¨    Develops and grows hospital/EMS collaboration projects and business opportunities

¨    Ensures service line quality, e.g. processes, services, satisfaction, and aligns with facility/division and national quality standards and best practices

Participates in other key areas that directly impact service line performance:

¨    Hospital paramedics – assists and coordinates the use of hospital paramedics including training, policies & procedures and certifications

¨    Marketing & branding

¨    Market level intelligence on competitors and consumers (EMS and other public safety agencies)



Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required from an accredited institution.

Associate Degree as EMT, Paramedic or Nursing preferred from an accredited institution



·                     State of Florida EMT, Paramedic or RN License preferred

·                     BLS at hire

·                     Additional certifications as outlined in specific unit competencies



  • Paramedic experience with EMS or Fire Department strongly preferred
  • Appropriate experience for designated area



  • Reads and writes basic English with the basic skills necessary to transcribe physician’s orders
  • Knowledge of body substance isolation
  • Ability to listen, empathize, and respond to patient, family, internal and external partner needs
  • Basic computer skills
  • Displays a positive attitude
  • Psychosocial skills
  • Teambuilding skills
  • Leadership skills preferred

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Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Facility: Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Job ID: 01307-8081
Category: Other
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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