AMR

  • Instructional Program Director: Emergency Medical Services

    Requisition ID
    2019-4394
    Location
    US-OR-Clackamas
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • More Information about this Job

    General summary of duties:   Coordinates all aspects of the Paramedic/EMS Education Programs:  planning, implementation, and evaluation.  Maintains all components of the Paramedic Program to meet the CoAEMSP/CAAHEP accreditation requirements.  Provides coordination and instruction in other EMS education programs as needed.  Manages multiple campuses in some areas.

     

     

    Duties include but are not limited to:

     

    Job responsibilities and knowledge

     

    • Supervision
      • Supervises faculty and contract/adjunct instructors in the classroom and lab settings.
      • Supervises faculty in the clinical and field internship phases of the program.
      • Conducts regular Program staff meetings.
      • Evaluates guest lectures and provides feedback in a timely manner.
      • Counsels students as necessary and completes documentation.
      • Serves as a mentor to other staff.
    • Paramedic Program Director responsibilities
      • Provides administration, organization, and supervision of the Program.
      • Develops the course schedule.
      • Provides continuous quality review and improvement of the Program.
      • Completes long range planning and ongoing development of the program.
      • Implements and monitors systems to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Program.
      • Involves the program Medical Director in course operation and student and Program evaluation.
      • Meets all other CoAEMSP/CAAHEP accreditation requirements.
    • Coordination and instruction
      • Coordinates courses as assigned.
      • Participates in instruction and skill labs/evaluation for programs.
      • Evaluates student progress periodically and provides feedback and counseling on a regular basis.
      • Oversees coordination of the clinical and field internship sites.
      • Develops and maintains relationships with EMS agencies that accept EMS students.
      • Coordinates and provides supervision of Program students in the clinical and field internship sites.
      • Schedules and conducts as applicable: student interviews, mid-term evaluations/counseling, and final examinations with the Program Medical Director.
      • Initiates graduate and employer surveys six months following graduation.
      • Completes CoAEMSP/CAAHEP Annual Report before due date.
      • Maintains Instructor status for standardized courses as mutually agreed upon.
      • Reviews and recommends potential training materials and resources.
    • Planning and reporting
      • Assists with marketing of courses.
      • Reviews and revises Program course materials and syllabi as needed.
      • Ensures that the Program has appropriate lesson plans and course preparation and delivery materials according to National EMS Education Standards.
      • Ensures that curricula is current according to national standards and current evidence informed practice.
      • Prepares re-accreditation self-study as scheduled by the CoAEMSP/CAAHEP.
    • Evaluation
      • Reviews all evaluations from students and provides feedback as appropriate and initiates action plans as indicated.
      • Ensures that student evaluation tools are appropriate and relevant for all three domains (cognitive, psychomotor, and affective) and feedback is provided to students on a frequent basis.
      • Manages the item development, revision, and analysis process to meet accreditation standards.
    • Other Administrative
      • Schedules Program Advisory Committee meetings at least annually.
      • Participates in Consortium meetings annually.
      • Publishes Program outcomes as required by CoAEMSP/CAAHEP.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Communication

    • Communicates/consults with the NCTI/AMR Learning executive team on issues as appropriate.
    • Communicates/consults with the Program Medical Director on issues as appropriate and documents discussions and decisions.
    • 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 department programs.
    • Uses discretion and maintains confidentiality regarding patient and agency personnel information.

     

    Fiscal responsibility

    • Monitors costs on a periodic basis and participates in the budget request process.
    • 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.
    • Oversees the maintenance of Program equipment and supplies.

     

    Problem solving

    • 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 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.

     

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Master’s Degree preferred
    • AHA BLS Instructor*
    • AHA ACLS Instructor*
    • Instructor of either PALS or PEPP or EPC*
    • PHTLS or ITLS Instructor*
    • Completion of an approved Instructor course*, specifics as required by local governing authority
    • *required within one year of hire

     

    Experience:

    ·         Minimum 5 years progressive experience in a field/clinical setting as a Paramedic or emergency nurse

    ·         Experience in supervision of staff required

    • Coordination of EMS education programs required

    ·         Documented teaching experience

    ·         Experience in formal performance improvement process preferred

     

    Licensure/certification:  Certified/Licensed Paramedic or Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of employment

    • 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. 

    EEO Statement

    EOE including Veterans and Disabled

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