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UCHealth Director Emergency Medical Services in Fort Collins, Colorado

Full-time Director Emergency Medical Services (Chief) opportunity with UCHealth; position physically based in Fort Collins with oversight of a team spanning Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Longmont, and other Northern Colorado areas. Directs the EMS program activities and resources to ensure alignment with the mission, values, and objectives of the department and UCHealth. Focus on patient and staff experience in a pre-hospital setting, financial management of resources, strategic planning, and innovation to enhance technology.

It is the vision of UCHealth to continue to grow EMS services in Northern Colorado through collaboration, innovation, while always putting our patients and community first. Our intent is to grow upon this high level of performance. Looking for a Director that is excited for ongoing growth and commitment in strengthening long standing relationships, and in fostering of new ones through a commitment to unprecedented partnership throughout our community and system.

UCHealth EMS is the 4 th largest EMS program in Colorado with goals of ongoing expansion. What makes this EMS program unique is it’s a hospital-based program which allows a unique pre-hospital model that establishes a care model that truly follows the entire continuum of care of a patient. This team consist of 270+ team members and 29 ambulance units.

Director OversightExpectation

Direct a leadership team to deliver collaborative, integrated EMS for 3 divisions (NLCERA/WELD/IFT) with seven 911 contracts and Inter-Facility Division servicing various Hospitals, Internal and External healthcare facilities throughout the Northern Colorado region. 911 Coverage area includes 2500+ square mile response area including urban areas and remote mountain wilderness. Full-service department for 911 calls, transfers, critical care transports, and a sister airlift program. 31,000+ calls for service last year.

911 , Special Operations, All Hazards Response Team and Tactical Medical Unit Special Event coverage.

Oversight of a robust leadership team include 4 Managers, 1 Program Manager of QA/Education, Fleet Maintenance Coordinator, Education Coordinator, Volunteer/Special Events Coordinator, Captain of each division.

This position includes strong emphasis on collaboration with partner agencies, hospital teams and community member with emphasis on relationships that meet the visions and expectations of those agencies specific community needs


·Develops and implements departmental goals, plans, and standards consistent with the administrative, legal and ethical requirements/objectives of the organization.

·Directs and evaluates departmental operations, including information technologies, service level determination, and complaint management, to achieve performance and quality control objectives.

·Plans and monitors staffing activities, including hiring, orienting, evaluating, disciplinary actions, and continuing education initiatives.

·Prepares, monitors, and evaluates departmental budgets, and ensures that the department operates in compliance with allocated funding.

·Coordinates and directs internal/external audits.


·Bachelor’s degree in related field, Masters preferred

·5 years of clinical leadership experience

At UCHealth, we do things differently

We believe in something different: a focus on the individuality of every person. In big ways and small, we exist to improve the extraordinary lives of all those we serve. As Colorado’s largest and most innovative health care system, we as a team deliver on the commitment to provide the best possible experience for our patients and their families. We foster a true human connection and give people the freedom to live extraordinary lives. A career at UCHealth is more than a job, it’s a passion.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

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UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.