ITLS Ohio is a state chapter of International Trauma Life Support, a global organization dedicated to preventing death and disability from trauma through education and emergency trauma care. The Ohio chapter is administered by the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (Ohio ACEP) and is committed to the education of emergency and prehospital trauma care providers. ITLS is accepted internationally as the standard training course for prehospital trauma care and was founded in the early 1980s as Basic Trauma Life Support. More information about the Ohio chapter can be found at www.itraumaohio.org.
The ITLS Ohio Chapter Medical Director serves in a position of volunteer (unpaid) leadership. The ideal candidate is a physician actively involved in Emergency Medicine with a demonstrated background of active involvement in prehospital care; experience as an ITLS Course Medical Director is preferable. The chapter medical director oversees all medical aspects of the ITLS course; grants certification and continuing education to all prehospital care providers throughout Ohio and helps the ITLS Chapter Coordinator in coordinating all ITLS activities throughout and assuring the quality and consistency of ITLS courses taught in Ohio. The chapter medical director would also participate in the planning of the ITLS Ohio Emergency Care Conference, a pre-hospital education conference held annually in Columbus, Ohio each February.
The overall time commitment for this position is limited. The chapter medical director would be expected to participate in any advisory board or affiliate faculty meetings throughout the year which often range between 1 – 3 meetings. Additionally, the chapter medical director would be expected to attend the ITLS Ohio four day prehospital conference in February. Finally, the chapter medical director would be encouraged to attend the national ITLS annual conference and business meeting held each fall. Travel expenses are supported with this position.
This position is appointed by the Executive Committee of the Ohio Chapter ACEP. The term is two years from the date of appointment with annual review, but can be extended without limits at the discretion of the Executive Committee. Physicians interested in this position should send a letter of interest and CV to Laura Tiberi, Ohio ACEP Executive Director at email@example.com by January 24, 2012.