• Lead Instructor: Emergency Medical Services in Knoxville, TN

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    Regular Full-Time
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    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.



    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.


    Fiscal responsibility

    • 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.


    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 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. 

    EEO Statement

    EOE including Veterans and Disabled


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