WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • EMS Administrator/Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/2/2018 8:43 AM)
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  • Overview

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is seeking a EMS Administrator/Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator.  Responsible for providing the coordination and supervision of assigned projects hosted by the Kalamazoo County Medical Control Authority (KCMCA).



    This description of the EMS Administrator responsibilities may support individual positions within the EMS Division.  Specific responsibilities for each of the active positions are listed below: 


    Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator: 

    • Coordinates the scheduling and planning of 5th District Medical Response Coalition (5dmrc) meetings.
    • Coordinates the scheduling of 5dmrc Executive Board meetings.
    • Collaborates and develops working relationships between various disciplines involved in healthcare preparedness.
    • Supports and develops activities initiated by regional partners to support healthcare preparedness in Region 5
    • Manages the activities required and proposed under grant funding to KCMCA for healthcare preparedness activities.
    • Assists in the preparation and monitoring of the grant-funded healthcare preparedness budget.
    • Is responsible for activity reporting and partnership activities with the State of Michigan Bureau of EMS Trauma and Preparedness.
    • Provides support and coordination for the medical communications provider (MEDCOM).
    • Provides support and coordination for specialty projects such as MEDDRUN, Chempack, TESA, and regional NDLS programs
    • Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
    • Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
    • All other duties as assigned.


    • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations/disaster preparedness coordination/emergency management including supervisory experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree, clinical licensure (RN, paramedic) preferred.

    About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


    As a newer US medical school, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. Planning for the new medical school began in 2008 and achieved full accreditation of the MD program by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2018, and candidate status for institutional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016.  The school welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014, and is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition, and endowment income. The home of the new medical school includes the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics, a modern 60,000-square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus, and a 350,000-square foot educational building in downtown Kalamazoo located on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. The building, donated by MPI Research, underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project, including a 24,000 state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the medical school acquired the Innovation Center, a 69,000-square foot, purpose-built incubator and co-working space, located on the Parkview Campus.


    There are more than 200 residents and fellows in nine residencies and three 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.

    EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.


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