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Emergency Medical Services- Instructor
Laredo College in Laredo, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 05/21/2020
Category
Faculty-Medicine-Emergency Medical Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide instruction and monitor teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by the Program Director, Allied Health Programs Director, Dean of Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Director, or Provost/ Vice President of Academic Affairs in area in which the instructor has appropriate qualifications. Use current skills and knowledge to promote student learning and active participation.  As per Texas Department of State Health Services accreditation requirements: Maintain all affiliation agreements current and obtain new affiliation agreements with agencies.  Work with clinical and field sites to create availability schedule of EMS students.  Conduct EMS program rotation orientation to all EMS students.  Attend to any student issues or concerns that relate to rotations. 
 
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Participate in the assessment of instructional needs of the designated EMS programs.  Plan, evaluate, and revise as well as develop and implement curriculum needs, course syllabi and outcomes to assure the completion of program goals and requirements.  Ensure instructional quality for the student as assessed by content mastery and competency-based skills.

  2. Maintain current licensure, level of expertise, and be aware of current changes in discipline by work experience, conferences, continuing education units, course work, journals, etc.

  3. Maintaining all affiliation agreements updated.

  4. Obtaining new affiliation agreements with other agencies.

  5. Maintaining open lines of communication with clinical and field sites.

  6. Obtain feedback from clinical and field site employees on EMS student's performance.

  7. Creating master schedule for EMS Program clinical and field sites.

  8. Conducting clinical and field EMS Program student orientation.

  9. Ensure that course syllabi are revised to accurately reflect the expectations the faculty have of the students. This includes any new competencies identified through the systematic program evaluation process.

  10. Inform the students through written information, email or website course requirements, grade determination, testing and other assignments as well as information regarding other departmental policies. This information is to be supplied to the students for each course a faculty member is assigned to teach.

  11. Use current technology to enhance effectiveness, including but not limited to computers, overhead projectors, PowerPoint, DVD/VCR equipment, and willing to learn and apply any other new technology needed to enhance learning.

  12. Actively participate in meetings called by the Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Director, Allied Health Director, or the Program Director for the purpose of disseminating information; providing input into the decision making process or for the sharing of expertise with colleagues.

  13. Compile, administer and grade assignments and examinations in a timely manner so that the student is aware of his/her progress and allow time for the development of a plan that will promote student success and a positive outcome.  Use computer and internet programs to disseminate information to students, prepare exams, and prepare class presentations as pertinent.

  14. Provide a safe environment for students; encourage students to use available support services; encourage group activities and involvement of classes within health science programs as appropriate.  Collaborate with support services to ensure information is shared and discussed.

  15. Be responsible for the security of assigned equipment, classrooms, office, and all other teaching materials

  16. Maintain FERPA standards as applied to public institution of higher learning.

  17. Assist in the responsibility for upholding LC's and EMS Program's rules and regulations. Assisting in implementing changes according to the recommendations set forth by the accrediting agencies and ensure that the program remains in compliance with said rules and regulations.

  18. Participate in college activities that include but are not limited to orientation, convocation, in-service, graduation, and meetings and seminars designed for professional growth and development. Participate as a faculty advisor during early advising or during the registration process. Provide accurate career counseling and guidance as assigned by the Program Director, Allied Health Programs Director, Dean of Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Director or Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs.

  19. Follow the established clinical affiliation agreements with accredited clinical agencies

  20. Work a minimum of forty hours per week. Post a minimum of ten office hours per week for student counseling, advising and/or tutoring.

  21. Provide information and/or data to administration so that the proper reports may be completed and filed with the proper educational agency, funding agency, or accrediting agency. Participate in the collection of data utilized in the Systematic Evaluation Plan of the respective program and the department.

  22. Follow the procedures related to the Registrar's Office such as grade reports and deadlines; attendance record reports, withdrawal deadline, class changes, and time and room scheduling.

  23. Follow the proper procedures for requesting textbook, instructional supplies, and expendable supplies

  24. Follow Laredo College's course, faculty, and student evaluation procedures.

  25. Substitute for colleagues when necessary.

  26. Prepare, assign and direct the students in library research and/or outside assignments.

  27. Follow the academic calendar as approved by the LC Board of Trustees.

  28. Participate in Southern Association accreditation activities; implement Institutional Effectiveness plan in occupation area.

  29. Perform other duties as assigned by the Program Director, Allied Health Programs Director, Dean of Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Director, Provost/ Vice President of Academic Affairs, or by the President.

 

Qualifications/Certifications/Licenses/Skills

NOTICE: Required Documents
To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your resume and unofficial transcript(s).  If recommended for this position an official transcript(s) will be required.  If a license or certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your current license/certificate.

Required:

  • A current Paramedic License from the Texas Department of State Health Services and/or National registry and Associate of Applied Science EMS-Paramedic.

  • Three years field/clinical experience in the field.

  • National Registry Paramedic and/or Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic License

Preferred:

  • EMS Instructor Certificate if not, must be completed in 10 months. 

  • Bachelor's Degree 

  • One year teaching experience at a community college.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 

  • The faculty demonstrates discipline, competence, pedagogical competence that engages the student and focuses on student learning.

  • The faculty demonstrates the ability to use current technology to enhance teaching effectiveness. 

  • The faculty must be cooperative and professional in his/her communications with the public, the students, colleagues and college administrators.

  • In addition, the faculty must have good writing skills, vocabulary skills, and computer skills.

  • Faculty must be able to operate specialized laboratory equipment and audio-visual instructional materials. 

  • Must be able to develop and use laboratory/lecture strategies that enhance teaching effectiveness and promote student learning.

  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook is required.

  • Faculty must be willing to work days, evenings, and weekends as needed.

 

Additional Information

Supervision Exercised
Students
 
Supervision Received
EMS Program Director, Allied Health Programs Director, Dean of Health Sciences/Nursing Programs Director
 
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. 
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch. 
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
 
Work Environment
Work is performed in a standard office environment. 
Work-inside a well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the time. 
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
 
Safety
Required to work safely and follow safety rules. 
Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. 
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
 
Special Conditions
Immediate supervisor may assign other duties. 
May be required to work outside regular working hours, as needed. 
May be required to work at a different college work site or campus as needed.

Foreign Degrees
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an approved stated education agency or having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached to your online application at the time of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However, you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service. http://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Certification/Out-of-State_Certification/Foreign_Credential_Evaluation_Services/ http://www.naces.org/members.htm

EEO Statement
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or employee will be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin. This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow fair employment practices.
 
Disclaimer
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by LC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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