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Job: EMS Lead Instructor

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EMS Lead Instructor
Jan. 21, 2019
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
PRN Ambulance


 Functions as Lead Instructor for identified courses and cohorts and coordinates programs as assigned. Instructs in all levels of EMS education: courses in the National EMS Education Standards framework, refresher education, and standardized specialty courses.


  • Develops and revises course content and curriculum as assigned, including: objectives, lesson plans, syllabi, evaluation process and educational tools and ensures that materials meet the National EMS Education Standards.
  • Ensures that curricula is current according to national standards and current evidence informed practice.
  • Designs curriculum across a variety of platforms: traditional face-to-face format, hybrid delivery, online courses and webinar
  • Develops course materials and posts on course learning platform in identified time frame as appropriate.
  • Coordinates program courses as assigned, including the planning, implementation, and evaluation process per program procedures
  • Presents an appropriate amount of lecture content for each course as mutually established with the Program Manager.
  • Provides supervision of skill labs and serves as a lab instructor as needed.
  • Maintains accurate records and files of courses, students and programs.
  • Evaluates student progress periodically and provides feedback and counseling on a regular basis. Documents problems as they arise.
  • Ensures that students are effectively evaluated in all three domains (cognitive, psychomotor and affective) and feedback is provided to students on a frequent basis.
  • Participates in the item development, revision and analysis process to meet accreditation standards.
  • Reviews all student evaluation forms and student patient care reports and provides students with appropriate feedback.
  • Maintains contact with clinical affiliation sites and preceptors with each class in conjunction with the Clinical Coordinator as appropriate.
  • Establishes and maintains positive working relationships within the organization based on experience and feedback obtained during the year.
  • Utilizes tact and appropriate problem-solving process when dealing with issues identified.
  • Relays concerns and initiates problem solving in a timely manner.
  • Interacts positively with staff members, agency personnel and students.
  • Serves as an ambassador for all programs.
  • Uses discretion and maintains confidentiality regarding patient and agency personnel information.
  • Supervises students in the clinical areas as scheduled in conjunction with the Clinical Coordinator as appropriate.
  • Provides limited amount of tutoring as requested.
  • Teaches in other education programs as requested.
  • Maintains examination security through monitoring all exams and securing evaluation tools under lock and key (or electronic equivalent).
  • Remains current with: state and local EMS requirements; accreditation requirements; policies and procedures.
  • Maintains Instructor status for standardized courses as mutually agreed upon.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 40 hours of Instruction in teaching methodology from the National Association of EMS Educator Course or other approved teaching methodology course, California State Fire Marshal Training Instructor 1A, 1B and 1C or National Fire Academy Fire Service Instructional Methodology.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Prior training experience as an Field Training Officer
  • Minimum 3 years progressive experience in a field/clinical setting as EMT, Paramedic or Emergency Nurse
  • MUST be currently licensed or certified by the state of California as an EMT, Paramedic or RN.
  • Must be willing to participate in ongoing training and career development
  • Must portray a positive company image to all personnel
  • Must be computer literate (i.e. Excel, Word, etc.)
  • Must maintain current industry standards through continuing education
  • Must maintain current licensures in the following:
    • EMT/Paramedic/RN
    • CPR or any other related AHA courses in relation to certification level
    • Any other applicable federal, state or county license


  • High school or general education degree (GED) required
  • Associate degree required
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • AHA BLS Instructor*
  • AHA ACLS Instructor*
  • PALS Instructor *
  • Completion of an approved Instructor 40-hour course*, specifics as required by local governing authority
  • *required within one year of hire


  • Must be able to perform the following tasks:
  • Walk - frequently, up to 10 hours per day.
  • Stand - frequently, up to 10 hours per day.
  • Sit - frequently, up to 8 hours per day.
  • Kneel - frequently, 10-15 times per day.
  • Bend - frequently, 10-15 times per day.

  • Must have adequate hearing acuity to perform job tasks

  • Must have adequate vision (with corrective lenses if needed)
  • Must have adequate hand and finger dexterity to grip and hold both large and small items
  • Must have adequate hand and arm strength to grip and lift heavy objects
  • Must be able to tolerate working in a variety of settings to include, indoor office as well as outdoor environment (heat, cold, rain, etc.)
  • Must be able to sufficiently operate a Computer keyboard, and have basic knowledge of computers and Windows software, media systems to run PowerPoint presentations, photocopiers, telephones, calculator and other office related equipment.   

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