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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Paramedic Lead Instructor
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City of Atlanta, GA | Atlanta, GA
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Job Description

Paramedic Lead Instructor

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Position Close: November 1, 2018

General Description and Classification Standards

Plans, delivers and evaluates Paramedic classroom, laboratory, hospital and pre-hospital clinical instruction and provides these services and support activities required for optimal student learning, performance outcomes and effective educational programming. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: maintaining compliance with accreditation standards as it relates to curriculum, documentation, evaluations, data collection and tracking and other aspects of accreditation, providing remedial training for employees with performance deficiencies; developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating all phases of the clinical program; assisting and supporting the program's administrative sector; and processing associated paperwork.

Supervision Received

Works under very general supervision. May work independently or with other skilled or semi-skilled workers with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

* Lead the organization of, and supervision of, the Paramedic Program as advised and requested by the Program Director
* Cooperative involvement with the Medical Director
* Leadership for course coordination and supervision of adjunct faculty/instructors.
* Give constant input as a vital member of the Lead Program Staff/Faculty
* The continuous quality review and improvement of the educational program
* Involved in the long and short-term planning and ongoing development of the program
* Assist with evaluation of the effectiveness of the program and have systems in place to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program
* Maintains adequate controls to assure the quality of the delegated responsibilities.
* Involved in and ability to recommend changes to the program
* Serves as liaison between the clinical faculty, the program director and the affiliate agencies regarding scheduling and coordination of clinical/field rotations.
* Maintains complete program and student records, process reports, forms and all other required paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, checking for accuracy, correctness and completeness of all data.
* Trains students and demonstrate best practices in pre-hospital care.
* Assists with developing and monitoring the administration of program quality assurance policies and procedures.
* Evaluates and recommends for approval, qualifications of program faculty and staff and coordinates activities to include instructors, evaluators and preceptors.

Decision Making

Uses independent judgment and discretion in managing subordinates including the handling of emergency situations, determining and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards and resolving problems.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

* Knowledge of current best-practices for the EMS profession at all levels of credentials; knowledge of EMS regulations, policies and operating procedures; and knowledge of equipment and supplies used in scene size-up, assessment and emergency care.
* Ability to assist with the development of EMS programs.
* Skilled in communicating effectively and coherently with the 911 emergency center, other EMS units, public service agencies and the public using existing communications equipment; and skilled in maintaining effective working relationships with other EMS agencies, government officials, the general public and other employees.
* Ability to remain calm in emergency and life-threatening situations, gather information from patients and bystanders through interviews, observation, physical assessments and use of diagnostic equipment such as a blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, and thermometer; and ability to operate an ambulance or other emergency vehicle for long periods of time during both day and night, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow, and in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits.

Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

Associate's degree; 2 - 3 years of current advanced EMS education lead instructor teaching with appropriate clinical supervisory experience is required; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the requisite.

Preferred Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree in pre-med, emergency medical service or a related field and 3-5 years of current advanced EMS education lead instructor teaching with appropriate clinical supervisory experience is preferred; equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis.

Licensures and Certifications

Valid Georgia driver's license is required. State of Georgia certification as a Level III EMS Instructor required.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.