The Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs works directly with the Medical Director and Deputy Medical Director of the EMS system. This position is responsible for clinical quality, performance improvement, research and data analysis. In addition, the Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs oversees the Advanced Practice Paramedic Program (APP).
Michael Bachman assumed his role as Deputy Director of Clinical Affairs of the Wake EMS System in August 2011. Deputy Director Bachman has been a paramedic for 19 years and has served in various roles, including field training officer and clinical educator. He holds a bachelor’s degree in EMS and a master’s of health science, both from Western Carolina University, and he actively participates in the tactical EMS program.