Clinical Assistant Professor and Medical Director

University of Florida Department of Emergency Medicine


The Department of Emergency Medicine is expanding our EMS Medical Directorship coverage to include Escambia County as such the department is inviting applications for a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor.  The new agreement will provide full support for the Medical Director (.50 FTE) to oversee the contract requirements.  The Medical Director must be able to demonstrate substantial expertise and experience in the field of Emergency Medicine and demonstrated experience in pre-hospital care. 

Such duties include supervising the medical performance of all certified/licensed response personnel functioning within the scope of their official duties while on duty with the County, including, but not limited to, members of any volunteer or municipal fire department under contract with the County for fire rescue services (EMS personnel). While these duties will typically occur within the geographical borders of Escambia County, they will include duties performed during mutual aid and deployments during disaster situations to requesting entities outside those geographical borders and while transporting patients to out-of-county medical facilities.

  1. Medical Director shall ensure initial and continued medical qualifications and proficiency of County personnel. 
  2. Medical Director shall establish and periodically update the minimum personnel training standards and certification requirements for all EMS personnel who provide emergency medical care. Such standards shall include the requirements for orientation and initial training, continuing medical education, standards for professional conduct and evaluation standards and procedures.
  3. Medical Director shall ensure that all field personnel meet the initial requirements and continuously comply with established standards to attain and maintain approval to operate within the EMS system.
  4. Medical Director shall establish procedures for issuance, renewal, suspension, and revocation of practice privileges for EMS personnel in concert with the County, to include a process for remediation. The procedures shall contain due process provisions and all such provisions shall be approved, in advance, by the County.
  5. Medical Director shall provide for direct observation of field level providers while performing their duties that meets or exceeds Section 401.265, Florida Statutes, and Rule 64J-1.004, Florida Administrative Code.


Substantial expertise and experience in the field of emergency medicine and demonstrated experience in pre-hospital care, and who are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine with strong preference for Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services and hold an ACLS certificate of completion to assume the designated roles of Medical Director.

Medical Director shall be knowledgeable with the standards set by National Fire Protection Association, and in particular, Standard 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments.

Application Instructions

All interested applicants must apply online.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  We ask that you also please send a CV & cover letter to:

Amy Smith, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida,

P O Box 100186

Gainesville, FL  32610,

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.