Job title: EMS Lead Instructor
General summary of duties: Functions as Lead Instructor for identified courses and cohorts and coordinates programs as assigned. Instructs in all levels of EMS education: courses in the National EMS Education Standards framework, refresher education, and standardized specialty courses.
Supervisor: Program Manager
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Job responsibilities and knowledge
- Develops and revises course content and curriculum as assigned including: objectives, lesson plans, syllabi, evaluation process, and educational tools and ensures that materials meet the National EMS Education Standards.
- Ensures that curricula is current according to national standards and current evidence informed practice
- Designs curriculum across a variety of platforms: traditional face-to-face format; hybrid delivery; online courses; and webinar.
- Develops course materials and posts on course learning platform in identified time frame as appropriate.
- Coordinates Program courses as assigned. Includes the planning, implementation, and evaluation process per Program procedures.
- Presents an appropriate amount of lecture content for each course as mutually established with the Program Manager.
- Provides supervision of skill labs and serves as a lab instructor as needed.
- Maintains accurate records and files of courses, students, and programs.
- Evaluates student progress periodically and provides feedback and counseling on a regular basis. Documents problems as they arise.
- Ensures that students are effectively evaluated in all three domains (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective) and feedback is provided to students on a frequent basis.
- Participates in the item development, revision, and analysis process to meet accreditation standards.
- Reviews all student evaluation forms and student patient care reports and provides students with appropriate feedback.
- Maintains contact with clinical affiliation sites and preceptors with each class in conjunction with the Clinical Coordinator as appropriate.
- Supervises students in the clinical areas as scheduled in conjunction with the Clinical Coordinator as appropriate.
- Provides limited amount of tutoring as requested.
- Teaches in other education programs as requested.
- Maintains examination security through monitoring all exams and securing evaluation tools under lock and key (or electronic equivalent).
- Remains current with: State and local EMS requirements; accreditation requirements; and policies, and procedures.
- Maintains Instructor status for standardized courses as mutually agreed upon.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Establishes and maintains positive working relationships within the organization based on experience and feedback obtained during the year.
- Utilizes tact and appropriate problem-solving process when dealing with issues identified.
- Relays concerns and initiates problem solving in a timely manner.
- Interacts positively with staff members, agency personnel, and students.
- Serves as an ambassador for all programs.
- Uses discretion and maintains confidentiality regarding patient and agency personnel information.
- Executes job duties to achieve optimal productivity and efficiency.
- Demonstrates an appreciation of cost factors in the routine performance of duties; maximizes cost efficiency; implements resource management strategies.
- Participates in the maintenance of Program equipment and supplies.
- Responds and adapts to changing expectations and reprioritizes as necessary to expedite Program needs.
- Assumes responsibility for effectively addressing issues and solving problems.
- Demonstrates good judgment in handling situations not covered by written or verbal instructions.
- Cooperates with intradepartmental problem identification and solutions.
Knowledge, skills & abilities
- Ability to develop and deliver educational presentations applying principles of adult learning.
- Ability to develop products across a variety of platforms: traditional delivery, use of learning management systems, and webinars.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work with other employees, supervisors and external parties.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information gained as result of job functions.
- Ability to work independently and under pressure.
- Ability to establish and maintain long-term customer relationships, building trust and respect by consistently meeting and exceeding expectations.
- Associate degree required
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- AHA BLS Instructor*
- AHA ACLS Instructor*
- PHTLS or ITLS Instructor *
- Instructor of either PALS or PEPP or EPC *
- Completion of an approved Instructor course*, specifics as required by local governing authority
- *required within one year of hire
- Minimum 3 years progressive experience in a field/clinical setting as Paramedic or emergency nurse
- Documented teaching experience
- Experience in supervision of instructional staff preferred.
- EMS educational program development to include learner centered lessons in accordance with national/state certification/recertification curricula, and evaluation systems preferred
Licensure/certification: Certified Paramedic or Licensed Registered Nurse
- NREMT certification preferred
- Current certification/licensure in the Program state
Physical demands/working conditions: Requires prolonged sitting, lifting and bending, stooping and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare and communicate appropriate reports. Work is performed in a variety of settings to include field; emergency department and office environment. Work may be stressful at times.