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Senior Director Emergency Medical Services (Pre-Hospital)

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Location: Windsor, CO, United States
Category: Professional/Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 132284
Date Posted: Oct 13, 2023

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Full-time Sr. Director Emergency Medical Services (Chief) opportunity with UCHealth; position physically based in Windsor, CO with oversight of a team spanning Fort Collins, Wellington, Windsor, Severance, Greeley, LaSalle, Kersey, Evans, Johnstown, Milliken, Poudre Canyon, Livermore, Red Feather, and other unincorporated Northern Colorado areas.

Position has direct oversight and operations of the Pre-Hospital Care program activities and resources to ensure alignment with the mission, values, vision and objectives of the service line and organization. Focus on patient care and staff experience in a pre-hospital setting, financial management of resources, strategic planning, contract negotiations, logistic needs, fleet management, QA/QI and training, while innovating to continually improve service. It is the vision of UCHealth to continue to grow EMS ambulance services in Northern Colorado through collaboration and innovation, while always putting our patients and communities first. Our intent is to maintain our high level of clinical care and response performance. Looking for a Sr. Director that is excited for ongoing growth, future demands and a commitment to strengthening the long-standing relationships with our other emergency services partners, while fostering new ones through a commitment to unprecedented partnerships throughout our region.

UCHealth EMS is the second largest EMS program in Colorado with goals of ongoing expansion. What makes our EMS service unique, is the strength of a hospital-based program which allows for the leveraging of clinical specialties within the system and the ability to follow the patient through the entire continuum of care. This team consists of 270+ team members and 55 ambulance units, along with a Secured Vehicle Transport (SVT) program of 4 vehicles and 16 behavioral health technicians.

Sr. Director Pre-Hospital Oversight

Provide strategic direction and systems thinking to the leadership team, ensuring delivery of high-quality clinical care in a collaborative, integrated EMS model across 15 fire jurisdictions with a coverage area of approximately 3000 sq. miles and an annual call volume of 55,000. Building relationships and partnering with both internal and external stakeholders in the Northern Colorado region that includes public safety agencies, multiple 911 communication centers and a variety of health care facilities. 911 Coverage area includes urban areas with high population densities, suburban response areas and remote mountain wilderness. Our ambulance service line includes 911 responses, interfacility transfers (IFT), and a secured vehicle transport program (SVT) for behavioral health patients. Additionally, UCHealth EMS partners with local law enforcement agencies in Special Operations (SWOT), all Hazards Response Teams (Wildland and rescue services) and Special Event coverage.

Oversight of a robust leadership team includes 1 Director, 8 Managers, 1 Program Manager, and 1 Business Analyst in areas of Operations, Logistics, Finance, Education, QA/QI, Fleet Maintenance, Emergency Management, and Volunteer/Special Events.

This position includes strong emphasis on leadership, communication, innovation, planning, problem solving, financial stewardship and collaboration with partnering agencies, hospital teams and community members; with emphasis on relationships that meet the vision and expectations of those agencies’ specific community needs.


  • Minimum Required Education: Bachelor's degree in relevant field.
  • Required Licensure/Certification: None Required.
    Minimum Experience: 5 years of clinical leadership experience.

The pay range for this position is: $63.32 - $101.31 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

UCHealth offers their employees a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package:

  • Full medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement plans to include pension plan and 403(b) matching
  • Paid time off.
  • Employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buy-up coverage options
  • Tuition and continuing education reimbursement
  • Wellness benefits
  • An annual bonus may be paid to eligible employees based upon organizational and individual performance.
  • Full suite of voluntary benefits such as identity theft protection and pet insurance
  • Education benefits for employees, including the opportunity to be eligible for 100% of tuition, books and fees paid for by UCHealth for specific educational degrees. Other programs may also qualify for up to $5,250 pre-paid by UCHealth or in the form of tuition reimbursement each calendar year

Loan Repayment: UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program! UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

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.

Be Extraordinary. Join Us Today!

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.

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