WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Faculty - West Michigan Air Care Medical Director

10 months ago
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Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed) is recruiting for a Medical Director that will support West Michigan Air Care.


The ideal candidate for this role will provide medical direction regarding policies and procedures for clinical care provided by West Michigan Air Care, Inc. personnel, including managing medical care and technical aspects of the medical crew at the expert level with a focus on emergent and critical care activities. Will act as physician liaison with the medical community in conjunction with corporate goals and objectives. Leads the education and continuous quality improvement programs. Provides input to the Program Director on administrative matters. 



Medical Director Oversight and Collaboration (.25 FTE )


  1. Provides continuous coverage by self or designee for clinical and administrative matters relating to medical transport service’s patient care.
  2. Oversees and monitors necessary quality assurance, training and continuing education of professional personnel.
  3. Provides bi-monthly medical case review presentations to medical crew in coordination with the Clinical Manager(s) and professional education staff.
  4. Reviews in a timely manner, in coordination with the Clinical Manager(s), the medical charts for patients cared for providing written feedback to medical crew.
  5. With collaboration of the Clinical Manager(s), develops and maintains protocols, policies and procedures for patient care consistent with safe transport of patients and quality medical care.
  6. Reviews all required standard evaluations, as per West Michigan Air Care policies, and returns to medical crew with medical director review.
  7. Participates in medical education and research programs through Western Michigan University School of Medicine, as appropriate.
  8. Collaborates and represents Air  Care in the quality improvement programs of Bronson Methodist Hospital and Borgess Medical Center .
  9. Develops and implements a medical advisory board for the purposes of obtaining input and communicating programmatic changes to Medical staff through Clinical Operations’ meetings, as appropriate.
  10. Serves as Chairperson of the Medical Advisory Board, including quarterly contact with members. Members input and advice on medical protocols must be documented. New members must be recruited as needed.
  11. Interfaces with referring and receiving physicians.       This includes documenting all meetings, correspondence, and other communication with the referring and receiving physicians.
  12. Maintains state‑of‑the‑art knowledge, trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate journals, periodicals and books, seeking / maintaining board certification and attending related in‑services, seminars and other education courses.
  13. Responsible to Program Director for overall performance relating to quality, medical staff relations, communications, conflict resolution and other programmatic, strategic and operational issues.

Administrative (.25 FTE)


  1. Works with West Michigan Air Care, Inc.’s Program Director to ensure organizational goals, directions and educational needs are met.
  2. Shares administrative call responsibilities as requested.
  3. Works with Program Director in developing departmental annual strategic plan and operating budget.
  4. Provides Program Director input regarding performance review process of the professional medical crew/transport team.
  5. Participates in and/or chairs appropriate committees related to pre-hospital care. Participates in area hospitals and community programs related to transport services. Maintains ongoing relationship with pre-hospital emergency care providers.
  6. Evaluates and recommends to the Program Director and all applicable EMS medical control authorities     procedures and technologies related to specialty field of air medical transport services.
  7. Maintains awareness of the involvement in local, state, and/or national agencies/ organizations relating to transport medicine.
  8. Participates in the development and maintenance of an effective utilization review program and Corporate quality assurance activities.
  9. Maintains communications between regional physicians, regional hospital managers, and County Project Medical Directors; ensures follow-up communication is adequate.
  10. Participates in the development of annual performance criteria review and process of air care medical support staff.
  11. Serves as an active member of the Quality Management Committee.
  12. Serves as a member of West Michigan Air Care’s Administrative Team. This includes attending and participating in bi-monthly Administrative Team meetings, special meetings and retreats.
  13. Participates in and supports public relations and marketing activities of Air Care. Works on enhancing the image of the organization to the public.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned by Program Director. 

Core Faculty Member (.2 FTE)

  1. Provides undergraduate education services to medical students, as requested.
  2. Actively participates in required teaching, resident/fellow supervision and recruiting,
  3. Maintains high quality teaching, as reflected by learner evaluations.
  4. Attends WMed faculty meetings, as necessary.
  5. Maintains a steady and acceptable track record of scholarly output.
  6. Other assignments, per the chairperson of Emergency Medicine, and /or the residency/fellowship program director(s). 

Clinical Practice (.3 FTE)

  1. Maintain an active, high quality clinical practice of emergency medicine at Bronson Methodist Hospital, and/or Borgess Medical Center, or other regional institutions, as required.




  1. Minimum of an MD or DO degree required. Board certification/preparation in Emergency Medicine by either ABEM or AOBEM required. Additional board certification/preparation in Emergency Medical Services preferred.


  1. Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
  2. State of Michigan eligible for all required licensing (MD or DO)

Professional Experience:

  1. Member of the active or provisional staff of Bronson Methodist Hospital and  Borgess Medical Center
  2. Must meet the individual requirements to practice as a physician at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Borgess Medical Center and Western Michigan University School of Medicine.
  3. Minimum of 3 years clinical experience in the field of Emergency Medicine  
  4. MD or DO with experience in the assessment, diagnosis, management and treatment of medical, surgical, and trauma patients in adult, pediatric and neonate ages ranges
  5. Minimum two years of administrative or management experience within the last ten years preferred.

Certifications Required: 

  1. Emergency Medicine by ABEM or AOBEM (BC/BP)

Certifications Preferred:

  1. Emergency Medical Services (BC/BP)
  2. Basic CPR – Professional Rescuer Level (BLS)
  3. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  4. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  5. Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  6. Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS)
  7. Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)
  8. Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS)

As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. The program leading to the MD degree was accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012, and the inaugural class began in 2014. The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus became part of the medical school. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in eight residencies and two fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug-and tobacco-free workplace.


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