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Lead Paramedic Instructor

Company: Clarkson University
Location: Potsdam
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Lead Paramedic Instructor
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: EMS Education
Title of Manager/Supervisor: EMS Education Program Director
Number of Employees Reporting to this Position: 0
Range: $60,000- $65,000 based on experience
Position Summary:

The Clarkson EMS Education Program must have a lead instructor who by training and experience is qualified to provide medical and administrative instruction to each paramedic cohort that will be participating in the curriculum.
General Purpose:

Within the Clarkson EMS Education program, provide instruction and support to faculty, staff, and students for the purposes of training and educating basic, intermediate and advanced-level emergency medicine courses (i.e., BLS, ACLS, AMLS, PALS, PEPP, PHTLS). Instruction and support includes but is not limited to: the design, development, selection, adaption, maintenance, and knowledge of current classroom/online assessment, curriculum and presentation for all programmatic-related elements.
Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the operation of and/or serve as the lead Instructor for Paramedic programs; ALS EMS Refresher programs, American Heart Association, and other nationally recognized course(s) as assigned.
  • Consult and collaborate with faculty, staff and external agencies regarding instructional needs and the application of instructional design and tools in the delivery of instruction. Evaluate/assess student skills.
  • Provide consulting and instructional services for lab, program, center, and/or classroom.
  • Provide the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of EMS with the necessary materials for students successfully completing courses required for state examinations.
  • Respond to all questions/inquiries in a timely and effective manner. Includes but not limited to applicants, course participants, faculty, and external customers/sources/agencies.
  • Assist the Clarkson EMS program Director, Medical Director and Clinical Coordinator in coordinating the efforts of hospitals and EMS agencies serving as affiliates to Clarkson in the Paramedic and EMT Programs.

    Design and Create Instructional Materials

    • Design, develop and evaluate instructional materials. Evaluate the instructional effectiveness of the strategies and educational approaches used.
    • Develop, prepare, assemble, and distribute handouts/materials for course participants. Update/edit as necessary.
    • Ensure current emergency medicine standards of care, literature, and current practices are maintained/utilized.

      Facilities/Technology Management

      • Manage instructional support facility (i.e., lab, center, and classroom).
      • Administer, operate, and manage courseware management system.
      • Support the application of technology within the teaching facility.
      • Operate and maintain complex equipment, requiring specialized knowledge or skills.
      • Assure facilities are following federal and state regulations.

        Operational Management

        • Oversee and administer course fees and student payments. Monitorcourse enrollments and budget adjustments based on enrollments. Analyze, monitor, and report financial data, information, and reports. May provide guidance regarding teaching materials and presentations.
        • Oversee, manage, and maintain approval and data for EMS Continuing Education Programs, student applications/participation and general course information.
        • Develop, prepare, and monitor course budgets, expenditures, and processes; generate financial reports for administrative review.
        • Evaluate and implement changes to Clarkson EMS educational programs to support the mission, strategic plan and financial integrity in accordance with overall departmental objectives.
        • Perform all other duties as assigned.

          Health & Safety: All staff has a statutory responsibility to take reasonable care of themselves, others and the environment and to prevent harm by their acts or omissions. All staff is therefore required to adhere to the University's Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy & Procedures.
          DISCLAIMER: The above statements are designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, skills, and qualifications required of personnel so classified
          Essential Skills:

          • Intermediate experience Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint
          • Proven track record of ability to handle difficult conversations/situations.
          • Experience using PeopleSoft.
          • Excellent written and oral communication skills
          • Resourceful with ability to problem solve and work independently.
          • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals including students, parents, faculty, and staff of the University.
          • Ability to execute tasks in a busy academic environment.
          • Demonstrated flexibility with evidence of successfully working in a team environment.
          • Manage confidential information.
          • Positive attitude
          • Planning and time management skills and be able to prioritize tasks in a busy academic environment.
          • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.


            Baccalaureate Degree in related discipline required (i.e., Nursing,

            Education, Criminal Justice, Fire Science) or an equivalent combination of

            education and experience.
            Experience requirement:

            • Minimum one (1) year experience performing direct patient care as a Certified Paramedic or Registered Nurse (critical care nursing experience preferred).
            • Previous experience providing student instruction, adult medical teaching/training, or serving as a preceptor within a clinical position.
            • Current knowledge of emergency medicine standards of care, literature, and current practices.
            • Proven ability to meet deadlines, conduct follow-up and multi-task within a changing environment, under minimal supervision.
            • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with patients/families, professional health care staff, and interdisciplinary team members as demonstrated through written and verbal communications/interactions.
            • Working knowledge of computer software applications such as Microsoft Office.

              Certifications/Licensure requirements:

              Instructor level required within nine (9) months of hire for the following:

              • New York State's Bureau of EMS Certified Instructor Coordinator (CIC) certification.
              • New York Paramedic
              • Basic Life Support
              • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
              • Advanced Medical Life Support
              • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
              • Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals
              • PHTLS Prehospital Trauma Life Support

                Desired Qualifications:

                • Three (3) years' experience performing direct patient care as a Certified Paramedic or Registered Nurse (critical care nursing experience preferred).
                • EMS Instructor/Evaluator certification

                  Physical Demands:

                  The physical demands characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, bend and stoop.
                  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15-20 pounds.
                  • Sitting for extended periods of time is common.
                  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges is essential for normal conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect documents.
                  • Occasional move about the office to access files or office equipment, operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, hand held devices, copy machine, and computer printer
                  • Good manual dexterity for use of the common office equipment such as computer terminals, calculators, copiers, and FAX machines
                  • Other demands as required by specific position.

                    Special Instructions to Applicants: An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, Clarkson actively seeks and encourages applications from minorities, women and people with disabilities.
                    All offers of employment are subject to the applicant successfully passing a background check (including, but not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, and criminal records).

Keywords: Clarkson University, Utica , Lead Paramedic Instructor, Education / Teaching , Potsdam, New York

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