Responsible for coordinating training resources; scheduling and teaching both credential-producing as well as continuing education for Paramedics. AEMT,EMTs, EMRs and laypersons from the community.
Duties include: assisting in completing required paperwork and filing with the PA Department of Health, Bureau of EMS to ensure compliance with all PA DOH Educational SOP requirements; coordinating and taking an active role in Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance programs; and overseeing the Field Training Program (Preceptors, Clinical Sites and Ride Sites).
The EMS Training Assistant will provide training support for all EMS Training Institute programs.
Training support activities include equipment inventory, maintenance and accountability; coordination of classrooms and facilities for classes; and ensuring that appropriate instructor resources are aligned with training activities. They will serve as first-line point of contact for EMS Training Institute course
Coordinators and instructors requiring assistance/support.
This individual may be required to work non-traditional schedules, including evenings and/or weekends as needed. Work requires limited supervision.
The American Heart Association (AHA)
Committee on Accreditation of EMS Programs (CoAEMSP)
Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP)
International Board of Specialty Cerfification (IBSC)
The PA Dept. of Health Bureau of EMS
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Directly supervises and oversees the Field Training Officer (FTO)/Preceptor program. Reports, initiates and assists with educational program quality improvement and accreditation compliance issues. Assists in developing EMS Training Institute budget and conducts maintenance, inventory and accountability of EMS Training Institute equipment.
PA Department of Health Certified Paramedic (EMTs will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
PA Department of Heath Certified EMS Instructor/Skill Examiner status
PA Department of Health Services EMS Vehicle Operator (EMSVO) certification
Instructor certification in AHA CPR, NAEMT (PHTLS)
Five-years' experience as an active paramedic (EMTs considered on a case-by-case basis)
Four years of teaching, training and/or EMS education program coordinator experience
Possess a valid PA class C driver's license
Equivalent combination of education, certifications and experience may be considered in meeting the above requirements.
Frequent reaching, sitting, standing, walking, talking, seeing, hearing, smelling, and manual dexterity. Occasional lifting and carrying of over 100 pounds. Work is typically performed in both standard office and outdoor environments.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position requires availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This is an Essential Employee position. Essential employees are obligated to report to work as scheduled or remain at work during emergencies. Following is the Duty Statement for Essential Employees:
"Carries out essential job functions or assigned emergency duties which may involve assignments within the Emergency Operations Center, deployment to a field location to participate in emergency management activities, or other duties as required during periods of emergency. If received, emergency assignments may be performed under adverse conditions and continue for periods ranging from a few hours to several weeks."
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Must pass pre-employment drug test.
Must pass background/criminal history check (Federal Fingerprint, PA State Police, PA Child
Abuse Clearance every 5 years)
Must pass motor vehicle records check.
Must begin training to obtain PEMA Emergency Management Certification within 180 days of hire.
Must maintain active status as an instructor for AHA CPR, First Aid & AED
Must maintain active status as an instructor for PA Dept. of Health EMS
Must maintain active status as an EMS provider in the Commonwealth of PA
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: It is the policy of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety to promote the employment of all individuals in accordance with their fullest abilities regardless of their race, color, religious creed, age, gender, political affiliation/registration, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, lifestyle, familial status or non-job related handicaps or disabilities. All Department employees will be provided equal opportunities in employment, wages, promotions, benefits and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.