Roles and Responsibilities of Supervisory Staff

Manager of Safety and Emergency Medical Services/EMS Service Chief

The EMS Manager is an Advanced Life Support provider (EMT-P or EMT-C) who reports directly to both the UHS Medical Director and the UHS Associate Director and oversees all operational aspects of Brown EMS. This includes staffing, scheduling, policy development, accreditation compliance, quality improvement, interagency relations, training, and direct patient care during assigned duty shifts. Additionally, the EMS Manager chairs the UHS Safety Committee and oversees the safety and security of Andrews House per Brown and accreditation guidelines. The EMS Manager is recognized by the State of RI as EMS Service Chief of Brown EMS. The EMS Manager is a full time salaried employee of the University.

Assistant Manager of Safety and Emergency Medical Services/Assistant EMS Service Chief

The Assistant Manager is an Advanced Life Support provider (EMT-P or EMT-C) who reports directly to the EMS Manager and assists in overseeing all operational aspects of Brown EMS in addition to supervising assigned 12 hour duty shifts. The Assistant Manager/Assistant Service Chief assumes leadership of Brown EMS in the absence of the EMS Manager/Service Chief. Additionally, the Assistant Manager oversees all training initiatives for EMT recertification and program participation. The Assistant Manager is a full time salaried employee of the University.

Volunteer Coordinator

The Volunteer Coordinator is an Advanced Life Support provider (EMT-P or EMT-C) who reports directly to the EMS Manager (or Assistant Manager when indicated) and oversees all student initiatives towards community building activities at Brown EMS in addition to supervising assigned 12 hour duty shifts. The Volunteer Coordinator acts as a liaison between Brown EMS and the EMT student group affiliated with SAO (Student Activities Office.) The Volunteer Coordinator is a full time salaried employee of the University.

EMS Supervisors

The EMS Supervisors are Advanced Life Support providers (EMT-P or EMT-C) who report directly to the EMS Manager (or Assistant Manager when indicated) and are responsible for overseeing assigned 12 hour duty shifts on either a full or part time basis. Shift supervision includes training and guidance of crews; checking and maintenance of truck, equipment, and quarters; direct patient care and reporting to UHS nurses and others as deemed appropriate; and collaboration with other departments or personnel as required. The EMS Supervisor is the officer in charge of his/her crew and is ultimately responsible for all aspects of an emergency call and for ensuring adherence to all RI State Pre-hospital Protocols as well as compliance with accreditation standards and appropriate emergency vehicle operation. Supervisors are full time salaried or part time hourly employees of the University.