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Paramedic Lead Instructor

Location
1555 University Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
Job Type
Full-time

POSITION TITLE

Paramedic Lead Instructor

EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION

Full-Time (Hourly/Non-Exempt)

REPORTS TO

Program Director

Results to Be Achieved

This position exists to ensure that all Paramedic and/or Advanced EMT classes have a qualified instructor available when needed and to assist with the coordination of the didactic, lab, clinical and/or field internship instruction. A secondary duty is to cover EMT classes as assigned.

In Order to Achieve this Goal

This position requires flexibility in work hours in order to ensure that all instructor shifts are covered.

This position may require changes to the instructor’s schedule on short notice due to instructor illnesses, vacancies and/or cancellations. While as much advance notice will be given whenever possible, these sudden schedule changes may be disruptive to the instructor’s personal life.

This position requires an instructor who is knowledgeable of Paramedic, Advanced EMT and EMT topics. The ideal candidate may be required to teach any EMS lecture with little to no advanced notice.

This position requires an instructor who has reliable transportation to commute between multiple EMTS locations throughout central Texas.

QUALIFICATIONS

The instructor must meet the minimum requirements of a Lead Instructor as described by the Committee on Accreditation of Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Any changes to the CoAEMSP requirements will require the Lead Instructor to meet any new requirements.

The current CoAEMSP requirements from the 2015 CAAHEP Standards are:

  • Perform duties assigned under the direction and delegation of the Program Director.
  • The Lead Instructor duties may include teaching paramedic or AEMT course(s) and/or assisting in coordination of the didactic, lab, clinical and/or field internship instruction.
  • The faculty must be knowledgeable in course content and effective in teaching their assigned subjects, and capable through academic preparation, training and experience to teach the courses or topics to which they are assigned.
  • For most programs, there should be a faculty member to assist in teaching and/or clinical coordination in addition to the program director.
  • The faculty member should be certified by a nationally recognized certifying organization at an equal or higher level of professional training than the Emergency Medical Services Profession(s) for which training is being offered.

The Lead Instructor must possess:

  • An Associate’s degree in any major awarded by an academic institution that is accredited by an institutional accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).
  • Professional healthcare credential(s)
  • Currently certified or licensed as an EMT-Paramedic by the Texas Department of State Health Services or ability to obtain such certification within 60 days of hire; OR
  • Other healthcare credential(s) such as an RN, PA, NP or MD may be considered
  • Experience in prehospital emergency medicine
  • Knowledge of instructional methods
  • Teaching experience to deliver content, skills instruction, and remediation
  • ACLS, PALS, PHTLS instructor certifications or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Five (5) years of recent work experience in a 911 Advanced Life Support (ALS) EMS transport system, preferably in a urban or suburban EMS system
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) Paramedic certification

SYSTEMS AND TOOLS

The instructor will use:

  • Apple computers, tablets, TV and iOS software
  • Microsoft Office products
  • Internet-based software including but not limited to database programs and Learning Management Systems
  • Audio-visual equipment and software necessary for lecture
  • EMS Medical equipment found on an Advanced Life Support ambulance
  • Other systems and software as required by the program

The instructor will need to be proficient in all of these areas or able to quickly learn and adapt to any unfamiliar tools.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide instruction and monitor teaching/learning effectiveness in EMS courses
  • Guide the students’ overall educational experience to ensure that students achieve success in becoming a certified practitioner
  • Promote student learning and active participation
  • Responsible for evaluation and remediation of student learning
  • Demonstrate ability to write lesson plans and develop learning evaluation measures
  • Test, examine, and certify NREMT, DSHS and programmatic required psychomotor skills at the Paramedic, Advanced EMT, EMT and EMR levels
  • Responsible for supervision of Adjunct Instructors
  • Must be cooperative and professional in his/her communications with the public, students, colleagues and program administration
  • Demonstrated skills in successfully working with diverse populations through experiences such as formal training and past work experiences
  • Ability to provide quality customer service
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds
  • Comply with EMTS policies, state and federal policy, and enforce the student code of conduct
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Program Administrator

COMPLIANCE

  • Assist with compiling Progress Reports in a timely manner to ensure that the student is aware of his/her progress and allow time for the development of a plan that will promote student success and a positive outcome
  • Participate in assessment, implementation, and evaluation of program effectiveness measures
  • Ensure course syllabi are revised to accurately reflect the expectations of the program

CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

  • Ensure that the facilities, including the classroom and lab areas, are conducive to a positive learning environment
  • Maintain the overall classroom setting to ensure the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of the course
  • Be responsible for the security of assigned equipment, classroom, office and all other teaching materials

INSTRUCTOR / PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

  • Participate in program activities that include but are not limited to orientation, convocation, in-service, graduation, meetings, and seminars
  • Maintain current licensure, level of expertise, and be aware of current changes in discipline by work experience, conferences, continuing education units, course work, journals, etc.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Must be able to walk, sit, bend and lift at least 50 pounds
  • Must have good hearing and speaking abilities
  • Vision must be 20/20 or be correctable to no less than 20/20
  • Will work mostly indoors in the EMS classroom and lab setting, however there will be multiple instances of outdoor scenarios requiring the ability to work in inclement weather, poor illumination, or other non-ideal environment replicating chaotic emergency rescue scenes

Special Considerations

  • Position requires a minimum of 35 hours per week (majority of time will be spent teaching)
  • Overtime may be required
  • Each didactic lecture will be audio/video recorded
  • Travel to other EMTS locations or clinical sites may be required (usually within 55 miles)
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

EMTS Academy reserves the right to modify, interpret or apply this job description in any way the institution desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.

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