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Registration Open for 2017 Designated Infection Control Officer Classes

We are continuing to offer four training opportunities this year:

Annual Infection Control Update

  • This two hour course is designed to provide updated information on infectious disease regulations, record-keeping requirements, HIPAA regulations, vaccine issues, and much more to individuals who have previously complete the Basic or Advanced Designated Officer Courses.
  • The Annual Infection Control Update will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, 28 September, 2017.

Basic Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course (10 short of minimum needed for class)

  • This two day course is designed to prepare the Infection Control Officer to fully meet the requirements for the position established under NFPA 1581, OSHA, and the Ryan White Law. The Ryan White Law states that each fire, EMS and law enforcement agency must have a designated officer to manage exposure issues for the department. Understanding this role and the many aspects of this job is important to assist with department risk management and department member advocacy.
  • The training program will lay out the various laws and regulations that must be taken into account to establish a comprehensive program. In addition, participants will learn the core regulations that must be taken into account to establish a comprehensive program, and participants will learn the core components of an effective post-exposure management program.
  • The roles and responsibilities along with a job description are presented. Step-by-step program formulation is presented to enable the course participant to return to his/her workplace and set up a working program. A well trained designated officer will be an effective advocate for both the members of the departments as well as the administration.
  • The Basic Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course  will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, 29 & 30 September, 2017.

Advanced Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course (12 short of minimum needed for class)

  • One day seminar format course is designed to build on the information taught in the Basic Designated Officer course. Attendees will problem solve program implementation. Receive updates on disease, legal issues, and review multi-drug resistant organisms, MRSA, VRE, C-diff, H1N1, Norovirus, MERS, and Ebola. Additional information on specific protection precautions and post exposure care

    ***Please Note: After completing the Basic Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course an Infection Control officer must wait 3 months before completing the Advanced Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course.
  • The Advanced Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course  will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, 28 September, 2017.

Train the Trainer OSHA Bloodborne/Airborne & Droplet Diseases Course (15 short of minimum needed for class)

  • This one day course is designed to train those assigned to teach the OSHA blood-borne pathogens and tuberculosis curriculum. This is the most efficient and cost effective way to conduct the required OSHA training on bloodborne pathogens and tuberculosis. An individual from your workplace will be specifically trained to teach this material to new employees and to conduct annual update training.
  • The course book, which is marketed and sold internationally, comes with the class. Yearly updates for the books are available to participants in February of each year. Course content includes: adult education principles, review of the disease process, disease review (hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV, syphilis and tuberculosis), exposure control plan components, workplace specific procedures, post-exposure protocols, and an extensive appendix of supportive data.
  • The Train the Trainer OSHA Bloodborne/Airborne & Droplet Disease Training Course  will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, 1 October, 2017.

Ticket prices includes course attendance fee and the associated textbook.

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Notice: If the Basic Designated Officer class is full, register as a standby by by registering for a free BDO Standby ticket. Standbys will be contacted in the order registered if seats become available.  If any other class is full, email PEMS here to be placed on standby.

 

Agencies desiring to pay for their personnel to attend any of the offered classes, click here.  Please note that registrations purchased by agency invoice will not be eligible for refund.

 

This program is paid for in part through funding from the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services.

Terms & Conditions

A minimum of 16 students are necessary to field each class.  Classes that do not meet this minimum may be cancelled.

As written materials must be obtained prior to the course, walk-in registrations may not be accepted. 

Continuing Education credit will be submitted for Virginia-certified EMS providers. Letters of attendance will be available on request for non-Virginia EMS and other providers.

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Changes to PEMS Committee Meeting Schedule

In our continuing efforts to improve efficiencies for our staff and committee representatives, PEMS is implementing the following schedule changes:

Performance Improvement Committee (PIC):  The PIC meetings are moving to the 2nd Thursday of December, March, June & September from 3:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.  This begins with the previously scheduled October meeting, which is now scheduled for 14 December at 3:00 p.m.

EMS Operations Committee (EMS Ops):  The EMS Ops meetings are moving to 7:00 p.m. (no date change) and committee members are reminded that meals will no longer be provided.

Medical Advisory Committee (MAC):  The MAC meetings are moving to 7:00 p.m. (no date change) and committee members are reminded that meals will no longer be provided.

Please make appropriate changes to your calendars.

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Peninsulas EMS Council, Inc. Seeking Applicants for Field Coordinator (Community Health) Position

8/16/2017

The Peninsulas EMS Council, Inc. is looking for an energized, highly skilled and experienced EMS professional who wants to work full-time to oversee a variety of specialized programs designed to ensure regional EMS system relevance with the changing dynamics of community health. These programs include the development, implementation and management of a regional EMS behavioral health plan, critical incident stress management and regional crisis intervention resources, layperson and law-enforcement Naloxone training and mobile integrated healthcare/community paramedicine initiatives. The EMS Field Coordinator - Community Health will also serve as liaison with the Virginia Department of Health Districts and their community health initiatives within the region. The person in this position will serve as a community care resource and liaison to EMS providers, agencies, hospitals, civic and medical organizations, as well as local governments within the Council’s service area. They will also be lead staff for regional crisis initiatives aimed at protecting first responders, telecommunications dispatchers and hospital first receivers.

The work demands excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as an ability to develop high performing professional work groups. It also requires a passion for helping maintain the EMS "safety net" for the underserved populations in our communities and providing healthcare access for those who do not know how or cannot afford to efficiently and effectively navigate the complex healthcare system.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  1. Certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic or Virginia Paramedic with three (3) years of recent advanced life support prehospital experience with a designated emergency response agency or Virginia Registered Nurse with three (3) years of recent emergency department or critical care experience (emergency department, critical care/specialty care unit, or aeromedical program).
  2. Demonstrated competence in the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft
  3. Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver’s license with a good driving

Preferred Requirements:

  1. Associates Degree in health science or related
  2. Two (2) years EMS or nursing leadership

Please send a resume and letter of interest before the close of business on September 15, 2017 to:

Michael Player, Peninsulas EMS Council

PO Box 1297, 6876 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061-1297

Office: (804) 693-6234 Fax: (804) 693-6277

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  Click here do download the complete job description.

Peninsulas Emergency Medical Services Council (PEMS), Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, PEMS will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with employer.

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