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Haywood County has an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated, board certified or board prepared emergency medicine physician to serve as the EMS Medical Director with an annual contract for professional services. We are seeking a candidate with relevant experience to take on the role of EMS Medical Director effective August 1st, 2008.

The position includes medical oversight of basic life support and advanced life support services. Appointment will be commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a professional service contract.

Qualifications for the Medical Director of Haywood County are:

1. Hold current license to practice medicine or osteopathy in North Carolina.

2. Have endorsement indicating a working relationship with the local physician community (i.e. Hospital staff, local medical society, or emergency physicians group).

3. Preferably hold board certification or be board prepared in Emergency Medicine. When this is not feasible, the medical director must at least hold board certification or be board prepared in a clinical specialty that represents the broad patient base the EMS System serves. Board certification must be obtained within five years after successful completion of residency training.

4. Maintain board certification as mentioned above with a board, approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association.

5. Maintain an active clinical practice.

6. Have education or experience in out-of-hospital emergency care.

7. Have participated, or possess equivalent experience, in the resuscitation of adult and pediatric patients that suffer acute illness or traumatic injury.

8. Possess knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding EMS

9. Maintain appropriate medical liability coverage.

10. Maintain involvement in local, regional, state, or national EMS organizations.

Requirements that must be maintained:

1. Completion of the North Carolina College of Emergency Physician’s Medical Director’s Course within the first year of appointment.

2. In subsequent years, maintain a minimum of 8 hours of Category I continuing medical education (CME) based on EMS related content, annually.

To inquire or to apply send your resume and cover letter to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or via mail to David Cotton, County Manager 215 North Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786. (828) 452-6625

Deadline for submittal is July 18th, 2008