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Emergency Medical Services Instructor (Full-time)
Lenoir Community College in Kinston, North Carolina
Date Posted 08/26/2020
Faculty-Medicine-Emergency Medical Services
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Number: 00611

General Function

The Emergency Medical Services Instructor will provide classroom and lab instruction for Continuing Education and Curriculum EMS programs in accordance with college, state, and national policies, standards, and guidelines.


  • Associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution and demonstrated competencies in the teaching discipline; bachelor's degree in the teaching discipline preferred

  • Previous teaching experience at a high school, community college, or university; experience using instructional technologies and teaching online courses is preferred

  • Extensive (5+ years) experience in the medical profession, which must include experience as a paramedic

  • Certification as a provider in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).

  • Must possess a North Carolina Level I Paramedic Instructor credential or be eligible for Level I instructor status within 1 year of employment; Level II instructor credentials preferred

  • Must obtain instructor certifications for CPR, ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS within one year after hire date (by assignment)

  • Licensure and/or certification requirements specific to the teaching discipline and external governing agencies shall be on file with Human Resources

Working Conditions

  • Typical classroom environment

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The duties of the Emergency Medical Services Instructor include, but are not limited to:

Mastery of Subject Matter

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the teaching discipline

  • Display ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of the field or discipline

  • Connect the subject matter with related fields

  • Stay current in the subject matter through professional development; involvement in professional organizations; and attending professional meetings, conferences, and/or workshops

  • Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate

Teaching Performance

  • Teach a course load appropriate to the teaching discipline

  • Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning

  • Employ appropriate teaching and learning strategies to communicate subject matter to students

  • Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs

  • Employ available instructional technology, i.e. the Internet, interactive technology, etc., when appropriate

  • Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate student assignments

  • Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives

Evaluation of Student Learning

  • Establish and follow meaningful learning objectives

  • Develop and explain methods that fairly measure student progress toward course objectives

  • Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning

  • Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grades each semester according to established deadlines

  • Demonstrate sensitivity to student needs and circumstances

Support of College Policies and Procedures

  • Teach classes as assigned in a multi-campus environment

  • Teach credit or non-credit courses in the teaching discipline as needed

  • Post and maintain regular office hours to ensure accessibility to colleagues and to students for advisement and consultation

  • Serve as faculty academic advisor for students

  • Prepare, distribute, and submit syllabi and approved course outlines for all assigned sections in accordance with program and divisional policies

  • Maintain confidentiality of student information

  • Substitute for other instructors in the teaching discipline in case of an absence

  • Exercise stewardship of college facilities, materials, and resources

  • Comply with responsibilities as cited in the Lenoir Community College Catalog, Faculty Handbook, Handbook for Distance Education, Policy Manual, and Procedures Manual

Participation in College, Division, Department, and Program Activities

  • Serve on college committees as assigned

  • Participate in meetings and events as required

  • Respond in a timely manner to requests for information

  • Support both part-time and full-time colleagues

  • Contribute to program, department, and division curriculum development processes

  • Participate in graduation ceremonies

  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff, and administrators as an individual or as a team member

Contribution to the Growth and Enhancement of College Mission and Programs

  • Maintain familiarity with college goals, mission, and long-range plans

  • Contribute to planning and development processes through appropriate mechanisms and channels

  • Participate in professional activities that contribute to the educational goals of the College and its constituents

  • Perform professional responsibilities in accordance with pertinent goals, mission, and plans of the College

  • Participate in the marketing, recruitment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff

Other Duties

  • Direct students in laboratory classes; train and supervise activities of students in lab settings; assist students with lab assignments and related activities

  • Ensure that equipment, materials, and other resources, such as instructional aids, are available for classes

  • Take a lead role in maintaining lab equipment; and if needed, perform simple maintenance

  • Make arrangements for equipment repairs when machines break down

  • Plan, implement, and evaluate course specific instruction

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Emergency Medical Services

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Lenoir Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College complies with existing federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. The College prohibits discrimination against and/or exclusion from participation in any benefits or activities by any person, either on the staff and faculty or in the student body, on the grounds of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, political affiliation, or disability.

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