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EMS/Paramedic Instructor, Mendocino Satellite

College of the Siskiyous

Job Description


Key Duties & Responsibilities


  • 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.
  • Provide instruction that may include lecture and laboratory classes in the discipline in accordance with established College of the Siskiyous approved curriculum and course outlines; inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures, attendance, and participation requirements in a course syllabus; effectively teach and communicate with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ensures that curricula are 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. Includes the planning, implementation, and evaluation process per program procedures.
  • Presents an appropriate amount of lecture content for each course.
  • 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 remediation 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 Program Director as appropriate.
  • Supervises students in the clinical areas as scheduled in conjunction with the Program Director as appropriate.
  • Provides or arranges appropriate amount of tutoring as requested.
  • Remains current with: State and local EMS requirements; accreditation requirements; and policies, and procedures. Maintains Instructor status for standardized courses as mutually agreed upon.
  • Teach a variety of Paramedic courses, such as but not limited to; Paramedic Theory, Clinical and Field Internship. Additional classes within paramedic class may include ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, BLS, and AMLS.
  • Develop the course schedule and identify instructors or other support staff in conjunction with the Program Director.
  • Coordinate with Local Emergency Medical Services Agencies; plan and hold instructor meetings; meet all other CoAEMSP/CAAHEP accreditation requirements.
  • Assignment will include evening, off-campus and/or distance education, including online, hybrid, and video conferencing courses.
  • Advise students on academic and career matters; assist in outreach, recruiting and articulation with high schools, four-year colleges, and universities; post and maintain adequate and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
  • Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submit them according to published guidelines; prepare and grade class assignments and evaluations according to course syllabus.
  • Remain current in field; develop, maintain, and evaluate curriculum including development and assessment of student learning outcomes; select textbooks; evaluate course materials; interact with faculty and staff in other areas of instruction and participate in the development of instructional methods, technology, and materials; work with peers in higher education, and where appropriate, business and industry to maintain currency of instructional programs.
  • Participate in college governance by serving on college committees; participate in professional development, including flex obligations; assist with student and other educational activities in accordance with college policies; establish and maintain effective work relationships.
  • Assists with marketing of courses.
  • Reviews and revises Program course materials and syllabi as needed.
  • Promotes and maintains relationships with industry affiliates and local educational facilities.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Any associate degree and professional experience in an experience in emergency medicine / prehospital care.
  • Paramedic License from any state and the ability to obtain a California Paramedic License before the start date.
  • Three years academic or clinical experience in prehospital care education within the last five years. (Examples: prehospital care teaching in a classroom or clinical setting or serving as a preceptor for a paramedic intern).
  • Course work equating to 40 hours of instruction and/or training in teaching methodology. Approved certifications include, but are not limited to, the following examples: National Association of EMS Educators Level I Instructor Course; California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Training Instructor 1A, 1B and 1C; National Fire Academy (NFA) – Fire Service Instructional Methodology; a course that meets the United States Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2002 Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors, such as the National Association of EMS Educators’ EMS Educator Course. Documentation must be provided prior to the start date.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Three+ years professional experience directly related to teaching assignment.
  • Active California Paramedic License.
  • Active Instructor Certifications in ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, and AMLS
  • Excellence in teaching (enthusiasm, knowledge of subject matter, student motivational skills, diverse teaching methods to address a variety of learning styles).
  • Commitment to community college education as demonstrated in personal and/or professional experience.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, other on-campus groups, off-campus community groups and educational partners.
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to remaining current in the discipline.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.


Other Details

Salary and Benefits:

  • The annual salary range for the base assignment of a 195-day contract is $68,763 - $125,836. Additional compensation available with extended hours. Starting placement on the District salary schedule is based upon years of experience and number of units completed beyond the Master’s degree. New academic employees may receive credit for no more than five years of job-related experience. Starting salary range is $68,763 - $92,730.
  • Faculty members with an earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution receive an additional $2,000 annual stipend.
  • The District offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and qualified dependents.
  • Participation in CalSTRS through District and employee contributions.

Selection Process:
After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee. Videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) will be offered. Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. The Search Committee will recommend finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.
The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.

Conditions of Employment:
Employees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States. A pre-employment physical examination may be required.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resources Office in advance.
College of the Siskiyous is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

College of the Siskiyous is accredited by the Accrediting commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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