Mental Health First Aid Courses
North Dakota EMS Association is offering four Mental Health First Aid courses this summer through a grant from the Center for Rural Health. This course will teach you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse in your community. Attendees will learn to identify the risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns and where to turn for help.
The course is divided into two sessions. Topics to be covered are: depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychosis, substance abuse, recovery and resiliency.
Instructors for the course will be Melissa Herman, LICSW/LAC, Director of Behavioral Health at Coal County Community Health Center in Beulah, ND. and Ashley Ladbury Hrichena, Training and Education Coordinator at First Link in Fargo, ND.
July 26 – Jamestown Fire Department
August 8 – Dickinson, SW District Health
August 23 – Rugby, Northern Inn
August 25 – Williston Fire Hall
The NDEMSA would like to thank the following for help in getting these courses offered to the EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement communities:
- · Center for Rural Health
- · OIMS
- · Melissa Herman and Ashley Ladbury Hrichena, Instructors
- · PJ Hardy (Ringdahl EMS) and Jamestown Fire Department
- · Lynn Hartman and SW District Health – Dickinson
- · Jeri Warrenburg and the Northern Inn – Rugby
- · Emily Hughes and the Williston Fire Department
Class size will be limited to 30 attendees. Applications will soon be available on our web page.
ND EMS Association seeks two Regional Advisors
The Association Board of Directors fully recognizes that there is a clear need among EMS agencies for more direction in relation to providing additional resources and consultant assistance. The ND EMS Association is seeking additional Regional Advisors to bring the total to three NDEMSA Regional Advisors. Because of the challenges facing our EMS industry, including workforce issues, reimbursement and financial needs, and EMS education, there is a necessity for additional Regional Advisors within North Dakota. He/she will be responsible for providing membership outreach, resources to ambulance services and EMS providers as well as a direct link between the ND EMS Association and the EMS industry.
Typical responsibilities would include: consulting and technical assistance for EMS agencies; act as a liaison and coordinate activities with local EMS units, hospitals, fire, law enforcement, city and county agencies, DES, and dispatch centers; conduct needs assessments of the EMS system and components; promote enhancement of regional EMS partnerships; promote NDEMSA educational offerings and assist providers in locating EMS training; provide NDEMSA staff and directors information on regional EMS matters following attendance at local and regional informational meetings; assist with the preparation and distribution of public education campaign initiatives. The Regional Advisor will also be expected to provide monthly reports to their supervisor and may be called upon to deliver reports during the quarterly board of directors meeting. The advisor will help advance the missions of both the ND EMS Association and the ND EMS Foundation.
Education and Competency Skill Requirements Include:
High School/GED; EMT or higher; written communication and composition skills; knowledge of the EMS system and operations, training standards, and administrative rules; effective collaborator, strong leadership, creative and independing thinking. There are also preferred competency skills such as knowledge of Microsoft and Adobe products, and knowledge in marketing and promotion.
Essential Performance Outcomes Include:
Recordkeeping and Reporting
Regional and Annual Conference Coordination
Marketing and Membership Outreach
Consulting and Technical Assistance to EMS Agencies
Public Education and Advocacy
Monitor and Assist Committee Work and Special Projects
Other Duties as Assigned
This contract position is for 20 to 40 hours monthly, with the salary determined by experience. Travel and per diem expenses will be reimbursed according to NDEMSA policies.
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If your application is considered, there will be an interview/overview of the position in Jamestown July 19, 2017.
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