EMS TRAINING OFFICER

Job summary

This position develops/administers programs and provides training to providers affiliated with the Lenoir County EMS System. This position researches and develops training programs for credentialed and non-credentialed employees in the emergency medical services field. An employee in this class is responsible for administering the day-to-day activities of the EMS training program. Work includes developing and either conducting training classes or contracting for trainers to provide training to departmental personnel. The employee will be responsible for setting up a computerized continuing education program that includes maintaining comprehensive training records, program records and assisting with interviewing and selecting employees, researching new methods and procedures to improve service delivery to the citizens of Lenoir County. Assures coordinating across shifts and between stations and assists with evaluating field performance of personnel and recommending remedial training where indicated. Works with the Emergency Services Deputy Director, the Medical Director and Clinical Affairs Officer to assure staff skills comply with that required by the Medical Director. Work is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions, extremes in temperatures, noise, vibrations, hazards associated with emergency medical work including exposures to fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. As a result of the nature of the work, the employee is exposed to human blood and is subject to the OSHA requirements on bloodborne pathogens. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Emergency Services Deputy Director and will be evaluated through conferences, observations, reports from the Medical Director, and feedback from citizens and staff.

Summary of essential job functions

• Oversee the Lenoir County EMS Training Center.
• Recertify EMS providers in accordance with the EMS System Plan.
• Plans and coordinates all emergency medical services training programs for all levels of care, including Community Paramedics and others as directed by the Deputy Director of EMS. Will include Law Enforcement and First Responders.
• Supervises and oversees the Field Training Officer Program: provides initial FTO training; coordinates FTO program for newest providers; and identifies remedial training for current providers, as required.
• Conducts research/development and training on the use of medical equipment that are currently in use or that will be placed in use, such as, but not limited to suction machines, oxygen delivery systems, backboards, fracture kits, obstetrical kits, intravenous kits, airway equipment, and monitor/defibrillator.
• Plans and delivers training on procedures for verbal and written reports and records on the observation and care of patients at the emergency scene in transit to the hospital.
• Ride alongside field personnel to evaluate crews on their medical skills and procedures on an as needed basis
• Trains personnel in determining the differential diagnosis of injuries and illnesses, basic procedures for extraction, procedures for handling deceased victims, including documentation.
• Serves as liaison with community college personnel and hospital personnel for training.
• Assists Deputy Director in developing the budget by recommending supplies, materials, and training opportunities, to include additional hours to add to payroll for purposes of personnel attending in-service training while off duty
• Performs related duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignment
• Considerable knowledge of procedures and techniques for administering emergency medical care.
• Knowledge of instructional strategies
• Knowledge of adult learning theory
• Knowledge of program management principles
• Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Knowledge of quality control techniques and practices
• Knowledge of Lenoir County EMS protocols. 
• Skilled in developing and implementing curriculum.
• Skilled in speaking in public.
• Skilled in applying independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness in interpreting and applying guidelines.
• Skilled in conducting paperwork (EMS report) audits.
• Skilled in coordinating training sessions.
• Skilled in developing applicable training collateral materials.
• Skilled in preparing clear and concise reports, including oral, written, and audio/visual presentations.
• Skilled in gathering and analyzing information and making recommendations based on findings and in support of organizational goals.
• Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications.
• Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals. 
• Ability to produce various options and reach logical conclusions based on sound reasoning.
• Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
• Considerable knowledge of equipment and materials utilized in providing emergency care.
• Ability to develop lesson plans and to organize material to teach personnel.
• Ability to accurately record services provided.
• Ability to administer necessary medical care under stressful conditions.
• Ability to establish and maintain accurate records of program activities.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality if necessary.

Abilities required

• Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to lift objects.
• Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions
• Position requires visual acuity for operating an automobile for checking, performing, and maintaining written computer files and reports, monitor site progress, and for responding to an emergency situation while driving a county-issued vehicle, using emergency response when necessary.
• Must possess the visual acuity necessary to administer emergency medical services to the public.
• The work is subject to various hazards such as exposure to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases or poor ventilation

Minimum requirements

• Associates Degree with coursework in emergency medical services, or related field and extensive experience in emergency medical services
• Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license
• Four years experience as a Paramedic
• NIMS 100, 200, 700, and 800
• NIMS 300 and 400 (or ability to obtain within six months of hire)
• Certified as an NC Level I Paramedic Instructor as approved by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services 
• The equivalent combination of education, certifications and experience may be considered in meeting requirements

Grade: GRADE 68

Job Class: EMS TRAINING OFFICER

Posting Start Date: 03/11/2019

Posting End Date: 03/22/2019

SALARY RANGE: $33,559.93-$59,222.02

Closing Date (If Any): 
Friday, March 22, 2019
County: 
Lenoir
Certification Level: 
Paramedic