San Mateo County, CA Emergency Medical Services Intern II in County of San Mateo, California
Emergency Medical Services Intern II
Emergency Medical Services Intern II
$17.86 - $23.11 Hourly
County of San Mateo, CA
Emergency Medical Services GF
The County of San Mateo's Emergency Medical Services Agency is seeking two highly motivated candidates, preferably with previous Public Health and Emergency Preparedness knowledge and experience. These individuals will be assigned to the Health Emergency Preparedness Unit in the Emergency Medical Services Agency and will engage the San Mateo County Healthcare Coalition in preparing and maintaining readiness activities and engaging them in the County’s emergency preparedness and response planning efforts. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) partners with local organizations and emergency response agencies to ensure everyone involved in an emergency response is specially trained and properly equipped when disaster strikes in San Mateo County. EMS is the agency that regulates public and private emergency medical services and provides trainings and disaster planning as well as response services.
These positions will work closely with the Healthcare Coalition Coordinator and the Health Emergency Preparedness Manager. These positions will help support the relationship between County Health and the healthcare facilities that serve our population. Responsibilities will also include helping maintain plans and procedures put in place during COVID-19 to reduce the impact on the general population and the healthcare system.
NOTE: This is an extra-help, at-will assignment, paid on an hourly basis. Some extra help positions are eligible for benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Extra help employees are not guaranteed permanent status at the end of the assignment.
Examples Of Duties
Engage and foster working relationships with San Mateo County (SMC) healthcare facilities and stakeholders
Assist in coordinating and/or facilitating exercises, drills, and trainings
Assist in any medical/health response activities including wildfires and power shutoffs
Assist in maintaining the Local Pharmaceutical Cache and Medical Equipment Cache
Provide support and assistance to COVID-19 response efforts including facility outreach, PPE maintenance, statistical analysis, database creation and maintenance
Assists with reporting grant deliverables and activities associated with the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program and the Hospital Preparedness Program.
Assist with collecting and analyzing data
Help develop a community profile on specific programs
Identify and assist in engaging existing resources in the community
Arrange and/or provide assistance or staff services to service providers, community groups and other special interest groups based on existing EMS plans and guidance
Coordinate and work with agencies and individuals in a specific community program
Organize and coordinate workshops, meetings, or sessions for individuals and groups in the community involved in specific programs
Provide technical assistance to the related agencies, community groups and other interest groups
Assists with preparing a variety of correspondence, periodic and special reports, informational publications, program documentation, policies, procedures and other written materials
Perform related duties as assigned
This position has the tentative start date of May 18th. There are 2 openings for this position.
Methods applied to the collection and evaluation of statistical data
Methods applied to the cleaning and visualization of data
Computer applications related to the work (Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe, PowerBI, video conferencing platforms)
Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with partners and stakeholders
Adapt to changing circumstances during emergency responses
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Make independent judgments within set guidelines
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to assist with resolving program challenges
Assist with preparing concise reports
Communicate effectively in writing and orally
Be accurate and detail-oriented in data and written tasks
Strong professional ethics
Additionally, the following are highly preferred:
Completed courses: FEMA IS 100, 200, 700, 800. Successful candidates will be expected to complete any trainings they have not already taken within the first two months of their start date
Bachelor's Degree or Associate’s degree in relevant fields; emergency management, business administration, public administration, public health, communications, criminal justice, or a related
Any work experience responding to COVID-19 in a clinical/emergency response capacity
Principles, practices, and administrative requirements of the Hospital Preparedness Program
Principles, practices, and administrative requirements of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program
Principles of emergency planning and program development related to community services
How to apply:
Please submit an online application through the link below. A copy of your resume and cover letter are required attachments to the application.
Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.
IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to http://jobs.smcgov.org/ to apply.
For questions about this internship, please contact Harrison Steins at email@example.com. For questions/comments/issues relating to the application process and material submissions, please contact Sara Townsend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the County of San Mateo, we take pride in the way our employees bring together their diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives to serve our community's needs. The County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Please visit http://hr.smcgov.org/sites/hr.smcgov.org/files/Extra%20Help.pdf for a complete listing of all benefits for this classification.
Benefits are offered to eligible employees of the County of San Mateo. All benefits are subject to change.
County of San Mateo
County of San Mateo Human Resources Department 455 County Center Redwood City, California, 94063-1663
(650) 363-4343 (650) 363-4303
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