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Job Opening: KBEMS CARES Cardiac Systems Coordinator

Sep 28, 2021

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C.A.R.E.S Cardiac System Coordinator, Job #9992
KCTCS System Office
Lexington, KY

Position Description

Position will implement, coordinate, and maintain the Commonwealth of Kentucky Cardiac Arrest Registry for Enhanced Survival (C.A.R.E.S.) program. This position will provide data extraction and analysis of Prehospital Cardiac Arrest data to enhance prehospital cardiac arrest outcomes in the Commonwealth. This position will provide collaboration with local EMS agencies and hospitals to ensure Cardiac Arrest data submission to the national C.A.R.E.S. database, and provide training, clinical feedback, and coordination with multiple public safety and healthcare agencies. This is a three (3) year grant funded position. It is the intent of KBEMS to seek additional funding streams to sustain this program indefinitely.

The ideal candidate should be proficient with software applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic statistical applications. Additionally, experience with program coordination, experience working with Emergency Medicine Departments, experience with large data files and analysis, experience working with people from different health care disciplines, strong communication skills, both written and oral, ability to work independently and in a team environment and experience with data and project management are important for this position.

The open position, outlined below, is located in Lexington, Kentucky.

Major Responsibilities/Duties

  • Provide training and oversight for participating communities to ensure consistency in data collection, auditing and reporting processes. 
  • Work with CARES Oversight staff to help implement the CARES Program in Kentucky.
  • Assist with data analysis in the CARES database and troubleshoots database errors and software system issues.
  • Responsible for coordinating the daily operational tasks that are needed for the maintenance of participating and future sites.
  • Outreach to potential project partners in local, regional healthcare as well as community-based partnerships, which may require episodic domestic travel.
  • Coordinates communications and meetings with CARES partners and participating EMS agencies and hospital contacts.  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, emergency medical services or related discipline or equivalent and four (4) years relevant experience.

Preferred Competencies  

  • Master’s degree or equivalent and five (5) years relevant experience.

KY law requires state and national pre-employment background checks as a condition of employment.

Initial review of applicants will begin on October 12, 2021.

Position is open until filled - Applicants will be notified if selected for an interview

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About Us

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the Commonwealth’s largest postsecondary institution serving more than 100,000 students through 16 colleges with more than 70 campuses. We also are Kentucky’s largest provider of workforce and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, we align our programs to meet the needs of local employers. Our colleges are united in their commitment to making life better for our students, communities and the citizens of Kentucky.  

KBEMS provides state-wide certification for emergency medical responders, emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) and Advanced EMT’s as well as licensure for paramedics and ambulance services for the state of Kentucky (KY). 

KCTCS offers a competitive benefits package and an attractive work environment that supports excellence, innovation, and creativity including:

  • Exceptional health care, vision, dental coverage for you and your family
  • Tuition reimbursement/waiver for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • 403(b) retirement plan: a 5% employee contribution receives a 10% employer match.
  • Employee Assistance Program


Melinda Lyons
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
Four (4)