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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor/Clinical Coordinator

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor/Clinical Coordinator

ID 
2018-2289
# of Openings 
1
Job Location 
US-WY-Cheyenne
Posted Date 
7/23/2018

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Overview

The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 

 

A copy of official or unofficial transcripts are required for this position. You can upload transcripts in your applicant profile. A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.

 

Job Summary: 

Core responsibilities of this position include:

The Instructor/Clinical Coordinator of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) position is responsible for the teaching courses within the field of discipline, this includes instructing both EMT and Paramedic courses and providing quality-learning opportunities that assist the student to meet their educational goals and career aspirations in the CAAHEP-accredited Paramedic program. This position delivers student-centered, hands-on, active instruction in didactic, clinical and vehicular courses. This position is also responsible for coordinating and evaluating effectiveness of the clinical affiliate sites to include communicating program requirements, course objectives and academic expectations to the clinical sites. The Instructor/Clinical Coordinator of EMS prepares clinical site rotations for students, and conduct site visits during the affiliation while maintaining all clinical education records, and assists with laboratory and other equipment maintenance.  This position also serves as a liaison between students and the Medical Director. This position is a 12 month, benefited, faculty position.

Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty.  The College’s faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET).

Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.

 

 

Salary and Benefits: This is a fully benefited position. This position is categorized as a 12-month, Faculty position. Starting salary: $55,334-$60,400.

 

Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by August 5th, 2018.

 

Starting Date: Septemeber 4th, 2018.

 

For information about Cheyenne http://lccc.wy.edu/about/welcome.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions:  

 

Facilitate Learning (75-85% of your total work time is spent on your assigned instructional work load per policy or employee contract)

Employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

 

Teaching:

  • Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
  • Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor
  • Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication Center, or other areas approved by the supervisor in accordance with College policy and procedure
  • Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 work days)

Curriculum Development:

  • Assist in the design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
  • Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
  • Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable
  • Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable

Instructional Delivery:

  • Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success
  • Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction
  • Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success
  • Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies

Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement:

  • Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and provide assistance towards meeting the course competencies
  • Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment
  • Comply with College procedures and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management
  • Engage with colleagues in the course, program, and institutional level assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement

Program Clinical Coordination (5-10% of your total work time is spent on Clinical Coordination of the related program and is calculated within your required instructional workload; the Dean will determine in collaboration with the faculty when responsibilities in an academic year require application of the higher percentage, i.e. accreditation self-study)

 

         In addition to the normal instructional duties listed, the Instructor / Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Medical Services position serves as the direct liaison between the college and all of the Clinical Preceptors (who are employees of the clinical site, and not of LCCC) at the clinical facilities that our students are assigned to every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.)  There can be up to 20 active clinical sites over the course of the program’s academic year and many of these sites have specific on-boarding and student clearance requirements above and beyond the program’s initial post-acceptance medical form, drug screen, and background check.

The responsibilities of the Emergency Services Instructor/Clinical Coordinator include but are not limited to:

  • Develop, correlate, monitor, evaluate, and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum to ensure its effectiveness and its effective operation
  • Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during clinical education
  • Evaluate students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the Emergency Services curriculum
  • Educate students, clinical, and program faculty about clinical education
  • Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation and sensitivity in working with colleagues and staff in both the clinical and campus settings
  • Instruct both EMT and Paramedic classes
  • Collect and collate all incoming students’ clinical eligibility documents. This includes completed: medical forms, immunization and titer verification, CPR certification, program orientation forms and CHESS test results, driver information forms, HIPAA acknowledgement statements, and health insurance coverage
  • Monitor each students’ clinical eligibility requirements and send reminders of approaching expiration dates throughout their enrollment (EX: CPR, flu vaccines, and TB testing) and communicate regularly with each Clinical site’s Education Liaison for updated clinical requirements each semester
  • Develop clinical rotation schedules for all students in the program each semester for Program Director review and approval to ensure that all students receive equitable clinical experiences as mandated by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, the program’s accreditation agency. This may require students to rotate to up to five clinical sites in one semester
  • Complete the onboarding process for up to 50 EMT and Paramedic students up to four weeks prior to each semester’s start date at 15 or more different clinical sites.
  • At least nine clinical sites require different processes and can include: the completion of on-line clearance documentation by the Clinical Coordinator and/or the applicable student(s), the submission of immunization documentation for each student, the completion of on-line or on-site clinical site orientations prior to the clinical start date. Depending upon the semester and the student rotation assignments, the on-boarding process may need to be completed twice each semester
  • Originate, maintain, and monitor all students’ clinical records, including, but not limited to: clinical hours and clinical competencies to document student progress and the satisfaction of required Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, (CAAHEP) competency requirements for certification
  • Provide consistent and frequent communication with all Clinical Preceptors where students are assigned throughout the semester. This includes regular clinical visits, email correspondence, telephone communication, and scheduled Program and Clinical Preceptor meetings
  • Collect and report Clinical Site and Clinical Supervisor Evaluation data at the end of each semester as needed
  • Assign Final Clinical Education course grades
  • Provide timely reporting of activities, issues, and problems related to the operation and management of the Emergency Services lab equipment to the Program Director
  • Comply with Federal and State EMS Guidelines
  • Assist the Program Director with Emergency Services student selection and advising
  • Maintain current knowledge of program policies and procedures
  • Cooperate with the Program Director and/or Medical Director in periodic review and revision of clinical and applicable didactic course materials

 

Service to the College (5-10% of your total work time is spent on service to the College)

Contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

Align with Core Values:

  • demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following:
  • Serving on recognized College committees
  • Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
  • Advise student clubs or groups

Build Relationships:

  • Engage in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College- wide initiatives such as attending faculty and department meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, etc.
  • Assist with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools, etc.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
  • Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues

Professional Development (5-10% of your total work time is spent on Professional Development)

Program Directors are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include:

  • Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
  • Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
  • Engage in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices to instruction
  • Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders
  • Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders

Nonessential Functions:  

An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis:

  • Attend and support Advisory Committee meetings, perform offsite clinical reviews, participate in community events for the program
  • Represent the college at appropriate meetings and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned area of responsibility
  • Facilitate and establish clinical partnerships with clinical sites
  • Provide continuing education for community individuals or organizations related to assigned area of responsibility
  • Assists in development of annual program budgets; and works closely with the Program Director in development of budgets when appropriate
  • Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
  • Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
  • Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities
  • As required, attends college, division, program, and professional trainings/meetings; may require overnight travel
  • Provides Collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area, as needed
  • Full participation in the Faculty Academy

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation, and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations
  • Professional Knowledge and ability within the discipline of assigned instruction
  • Ability to continuously monitor and research changes in the industry and field of study and to adapt program offerings to meet these standards
  • Ability to work in an environment of collaboration, cooperation, sensitivity and confidentiality in working with patients, students, colleagues and staff in both the clinical and campus settings
  • Ability to represent the college at appropriate meetings and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned area of responsibility
  • Ability to develop and facilitate clinical partnerships with clinical sites
  • Skill in applying the appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
  • Ability teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
  • Ability to establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
  • Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional), as well as database management and learning management systems (LMS)
  • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process). Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents
  • Ability to deal effectively and professionally with people; proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, with courtesy and tact, to accurately determine others needs, collect necessary information, and follow-through when requested
  • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to travel between the college and outreach/clinical sites and overnight travel for conferences

Physical/Mental Demands: 

  • The essential functions of this position require the ability to work in a medical setting with potential exposure to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens; Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures must be utilized as required
  • Must be able to perform all of the essential functions of a paramedic.
  • To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
  • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
  • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed
  • There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations
  • While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities
  • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
  • An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. Lifts exceeding 50 pounds require team lift technique.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
  • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds
  • Able to manipulate instruments, supplies, and equipment with speed, dexterity, and exceptional hand-eye coordination
  • Able to function in an environment with substantial latex and/or nitrile material exposure and without an allergic reaction
  • This position requires the ability to work in a clinical/medical setting a candidate must be free of reportable communicable diseases, free of any chemical abuse, and be able to demonstrate/validate immunity to rubella, rubeola, tuberculosis, varicella, hepatitis B, and other diseases as required by the clinical facilities

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Associate's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in Paramedicine, Emergency Services or related field
  • Holds an unrestricted license from the state of Wyoming to practice Paramedicine
  • Meets the qualifications of a clinical coordinator as required by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • Three years of experience as Paramedic in a high paced environment

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two years of experience in EMS education
  • Paramedic Certification by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • FP-C, CCP-C, or CCEMT-P certifications
  • One year of critical care or flight experience

 

 

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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

 

Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.

 

The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.

 

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