Instructor, Emergency Medical Science (EMS) Occupational Extension (Re-advertised)

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 16, 2021
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Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing Emergency Medical Science (EMS) courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. The EMS OE Instructor will prepare and teach the non-credit In-Service Training, pre-service EMT training as well as American Heart Association courses and the training in accordance with the requirements of the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Science (NCOEMS). This position will support program functions by providing customer service, data support and documentation services. It will also work to maintain program compliance with accreditation standards according to Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC), American Heart Association (AHA), Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAHEEP) and Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPSE). This position reports directly to the Program Director of EMS, with oversight by the Dean of Human Services and Public Safety.
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include: 
• developing learner centered lesson plans 
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles 
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments 
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population 
• preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate 
• updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency 
• developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission 
• participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate 
• developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate 
Professional Development 
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by: 
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation 
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies 
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include: 
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment 
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions 
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle) 
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations 
Student Support 
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include: 
• conducting recruiting activities 
• providing academic advising 
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
• assisting students with the registration and graduation process 
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 
• maintain student records 
College Service 
Support college-wide endeavors to include: 
• collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success 
• serving on department, division and college committees 
• participating in GTCC institutional initiatives 
• collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC 
• supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation) 
• participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs 
• attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required 
• demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork. 
• perform all duties as assigned by supervisor
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required
• Associate’s degree in Emergency Medical Science (EMS) or closely related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution 
• North Carolina Paramedic Credential 
• North Carolina Level I Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Instructor Certification or the ability to obtain it within one year of hire.
• Valid North Carolina Driver’s License
Education Preferred
• Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Science (EMS) or closely related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution 
• American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and/ or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor 
• North Carolina Level I Paramedic Instructor
Experience Required
• Three years of relevant or closely related field experience in Emergency Medical Science (EMS) 
• One year of Emergency Medical Science (EMS) training/teaching experience based on regulatory training standards in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars.
Experience Preferred
• Greater than three years of relevant field experience in Emergency Medical Science (EMS) or closely related career field 
• Greater than one year of Emergency Medical Science (EMS) training/teaching experience based on regulatory training standards in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars. 
• Post-secondary teaching experience 
• Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
KSA Required
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to: 
1. Multi-task 
2. Respect Diversity 
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments. 
4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 
5. Communicate effectively 
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
• Physical Requirements 
• Hear and see 
• Stand extended periods of time (up to 4 hours) 
• Lift up to 50 pounds unassisted. 
• Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead 
• Use and manipulate EMS equipment according to industry standards 
• Participate in and demonstrate physical aspects of EMS work and physical training 
The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed) 
• Reporting Requirements 
• Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX 
• Safety/Shooter on Campus 
• Personal Information Protection Training (PIP) 
• Ethics and Social Responsibility 
• eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 
• eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
Physical Demands
Physical Activity:Long periods of standing and or walking 
Environmental Hazard(s):30-70% 
Criminal history checks with acceptable results, are required.
Posting Type Faculty