The position is primarily focused on the tactical and operational leadership of Flight For Life and has split responsibility for clinical oversight and strategic development as assigned by the ASD.
The Director will assume overall administrative responsibility for the CAO on an on-call basis, and in the absence of the CAO. This position demonstrates practical and conceptual abilities in both the clinical and business fields, oversees Flight For Life activities, provides mentorship and fosters staff growth both clinically and as project managers. The position serves as liaison to the Medical Director(s) and Medical Control Board.
Despite the full-time administrative nature of the position the Director should be capable of functioning independently as a member of the Flight For Life clinical staff in the delivery of critical care transport services, as needed to bridge clinical-staff scheduling anomalies for the 4 Rotary wing or 1 Fixed wing airframe.
* Licensed as a paramedic and / or registered nurse in the State of Texas. * Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in healthcare, public safety, or business related field. * Five plus years of progressive management experience in medical transportation.
* Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE) preferred.
* Experience interfacing with one or more accrediting bodies that have jurisdiction over medical transport operations such as: Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), National Academies of Emergency Dispatch Center of Excellence (NAED). * Three plus years of organizational interface with an FAA Part 135 air operator. * Three years experience in the following: direct supervision of healthcare/patient care services, working in a tertiary hospital, developing budgets and implementing programs within budgeting limitations. * Experience and knowledge of effective management and supervisory skills. * Experience with continuous quality improvement, quality management, or other quality specialty. * Knowledge of all related federal, state, local and transport industry safety/regulatory practices; demonstrates ability to manage FFL operations to meet/exceed such standards. * Demonstrates excellent customer service even under adverse conditions and a track record of making sound decisions, managing multiple priorities with appropriate prioritizing; and, the ability to effectively communicate with senior leaders.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.