Kaiser Permanente-Washington Permanente Medical Group is seeking a Part Time 0.6 FTE Pre-Hospital EMS Medical Director to join our WPMG HQ team in Renton, Washington.
The EMS Medical Director is accountable for delivering the Kaiser Permanente (KP) Promise to every member, every time. This means Quality you can trust; Convenience and ease of getting care; Care with a personal touch; and providing care that is Affordable. The Medial Director is expected to promote diversity and equity within the department as consistent with the WPMG Board's mission. The Medical Director will provide clinical leadership, direction, vision and oversight to build and provide ongoing prehospital services to KP members across the KP care delivery owned and operated care system and the contracted network. The position is responsible for strategic planning of the pre-hospital system to ensure KPWA members care is affordable with high quality and satisfied experience. The Medical Director develops a coordinated plan to steer EMS patients to KPWA EMS partners, KPWA sites of care (Urgent Care) and preferred network ER's. They will work collaboratively with their health plan partner to understand and create policies and procedures that would help to support these objectives.
The position will be responsible for cultivating and managing relationships with air and ground transport ambulance companies' leadership to develop protocol to meet shared goals on joint operations, hospital avoidance, data reporting and quality of care. The Medical Director will be primary in collaboratively resolving issues related to shared goals that arise with EMS partners (i.e. untimely response times, level of services provided, etc.).
The EMS Medical Director may be asked to take on other roles and responsibilities as assigned by the WPMG and/or KFHPWA Chief Operating Officer or designees. The EMS Medical Director job description may be revised over time based on operational needs.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Professional Respect and Credibility:
Strategic and Business Development:
Practice Management and Guidelines:
Collaboration and Teamwork
Knowledge & Skills (Required)
Decision Making Communication:
Human Resource Skills:
Project Management (preferred):
Benefits include: Medical/dental/vision benefits, 401(k) & employer-paid retirement contributions, paid vacation, long-term disability, long-term care benefits.
Renton, with a population of 101,300, is located on the south shore of Lake Washington with spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River runs through the heart of downtown and offers an abundance of natural beauty and a run of federally endangered Chinook salmon. The City is centrally located for access to the regions' transportation network, accessible by four state and three interstate highways, only minutes away from Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and Sea-Tac Airport. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are looking to provide employees and their families with an outstanding quality of life.
We are dedicated to building lifetime relationships with peers and patients in Washington State's richly diverse communities. Many know the Pacific Northwest as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, make Washington an excellent place to live.
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
In our local communities and across the nation, Kaiser Permanente sets the standard for respectful care. With multicultural staff, equity, inclusion and diversity councils, medical interpretation resources, outreach efforts, educational programs and more, Kaiser Permanente puts people first in our medical centers and beyond.
As part of Kaiser Permanente, Washington Permanente Medical Group (WPMG) seeks to create equity in our communities, eliminate health disparities, and always put patients--the heart of everything we do--first.
Following the guidelines in our National Diversity Agenda, every member of our team strives to:
Creating a diverse workforce, an inclusive environment, and equitable opportunity for employment, growth, and advancement are deeply linked to our mission, our business, and our economic future. WPMG continues to add programs that build and maintain a workplace where we engage with our members, communities, and each other--with dignity, respect, and cultural understanding.
Equal Employment Opportunity
As part of our commitment to our employees and the members and patients we serve, we integrate diversity into all aspects of our operations. Maintaining a workforce with industry-leading levels of diversity through deliberate planning, development, and outreach is critical to fulfilling our mission, sustaining our business objectives, and providing the best level of care to our members and patients. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.