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President, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

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Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Health Emergency Medical Services is a leader and innovator in pre-hospital emergency medical services and is devoted to providing skilled and compassionate advanced life support, basic life support and scheduled transport in more than 100 Minnesota communities. Nearly 600 paramedics, emergency medical technicians and dispatchers work together to provide service to an area of approximately 1,000 square miles, reaching more than 1 million people annually.



Req ID: 50836
At Allina, our mission is to serve our communities by providing exceptional care, as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. We live our mission by doing what’s right for our patients and our future and by creating a culture of Whole Person Care—an approach that recognizes all factors impacting health are connected – mind, body, spirit and community.

Whole Person Care represents what our caregivers have always provided when we are at our best. Bringing Whole Person Care to life for our patients relies on us bringing Whole Person Care to life for our employees. Our strategy, then, is all about making it possible for every employee to be at their best. Our investment in Whole Person Care for US is to cultivate engaged, high-performing employees and an optimal patient experience founded on strong relationships with self, colleagues and those we serve.

When life gets complicated, we are striving for a reality where, only at Allina Health, people are surrounded with all the care needed and feel loved. We are creating a system of excellence that allows our patients and employees to experience care seamlessly. Our approach will be one that allows us all to benefit from the strength of our system and the talent we all bring.

Position Purpose
The President of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will have full responsibility for leading business unit operations in achieving clinical, financial and quality of care objectives.
The President will be
expected to formulate and implement strategic and tactical plans to achieve operating results and grow market share; promote a positive image and enhance community relations; and direct patient care delivery at EMS.

Principal Duties

EMS LeadershipLeading and positioning EMS as a leader in innovative, clinical services that are regionally and nationally competitive for innovation and of excellence for the services offered.
Strategic DevelopmentLeading EMS strategic development working in partnership with other Allina Health leaders, physicians, employees and Allina team members to fully develop the vision and strategies for the achievement of the business unit, department and Allina’s objectives.
Operational Leadership/AccountabilityLeading in the effective execution of EMS with respect, trust, discipline and accountability for achievement of operating, financial and other metrics to effectively achieve the operating targets for EMS. Setting the tone and culture for quality of service throughout the organization; ensuring the customer and market needs are the guiding force in patient care delivery; that operations continuously improve; and the organization promotes and recognizes employee contribution and teamwork.
Professional and Relationship ManagementDeveloping as an engaged and enthusiastic leader strong and effective working relationships with employees, unions, providers and community leaders.
Community Engagement/LeadershipLeading as an effective spokesperson for Allina Health Emergency Medical Services with community.
Leadership DevelopmentDeveloping an effective leadership team


Education or Degree
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Masters preferred.
  • Current certification as an EMT-Paramedic or other related clinical experience.


  • Minimum of ten years’ experience in progressive leadership roles.
  • Experience working with unions is highly desirable.
  • The successful candidate will be an energized, enthusiastic, passionate and engaged leader with strong intellect and creativity.
  • He/she will be a skilled listener and communicator at multiple levels, both orally and written with individuals and groups.
  • He/she will be a dynamic and empowering leader who will possess a positive attitude that will instill a vision across an organization while developing strategic plans and focus, and effective implementation of those plans.
  • He/she will be a skilled relationship developer and partner and will have decision making capability which allows for openness, resolution, ethical decision making, while having the highest personal integrity standards which can create, build and foster trust across multiple entities.
  • The successful candidate will be passionate about patient care and recognized as a positive change agent who can work effectively in creating direction and influence through ambiguity to effective results.
  • Fellow in the American College of Paramedic Executives a plus.

Work Schedule

M-F (Days)

Location/Community Information

With beautiful natural settings along the Mississippi River, St. Paul embodies a large ethnically diverse population with restaurants, cultural entertainment, and shopping venues for everyone. Downtown St. Paul features a number of historic buildings including the State Capitol, the Fitzgerald Theater, the Landmark Center, the St. Paul Hotel, and breathtaking views of the Mississippi River. The city is also home to the Science Museum of MN, the Xcel Energy Center (home of the MN Wild hockey team), and the MN History Center. St. Paul offers many private, alternative, and public school options from elementary through college and a wide array of housing options from old historic homes to new construction. The Twin Cities is consistently ranked near the top of Fortune's list of best cities in the world for work and family. A healthy business climate, opportunities for employment, good transportation, and an entrepreneurial environment are amongst the contributing factors.

  • Located in St. Paul
  • Population = 270,000
  • Service Area = 1,600,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune



If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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Executive / Mgmt / Supervisory