Employment Status: Part Time 30 hours/week, 12 months
Deadline: Until Filled
Type: Part Time
The Para-medicine Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating all Para-medicine program offerings at the main campus and educational centers. The coordinator assures that all IDPH and CoAEMSP curriculum and accreditation standard requirements are met.
Director reports to the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, who reports to the VP of Instructional Services, who reports to the President.
Qualifications for Position
Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree
Current active Illinois license as either a Pre-hospital Registered Nurse or Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic.
Be knowledgeable of the current versions of the National EMS Scope of Practice and National EMS Education Standards, and about evidenced-informed clinical practice.
Successful completion of IDPH Lead Instructor course or National Association of EMS Educators I course and ability to teach paramedic courses.
Possess American Heart Association certification as Heartsaver, BLS, ACLS, and PALS instructor (or obtain within 6 months of hire)
At least one year of teaching experience and minimum of one year field experience in the delivery of out of hospital emergency care
Possess knowledge regarding curriculum design, program administration, and instruction, testing, and evaluation of students.
Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the community college mission and philosophy.
Commitment to teamwork, process leadership, and consensus decision making.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated proficiency in organizing and planning.
Excellent leadership skills
Responsible for the administration, organization, and supervision of the Para-medicine program.
Oversight and management of the continuous quality review and improvement of the Para-medicine program in conjunction with college processes and procedures.
Collaboration and cooperative involvement with the medical director.
Coordinate paramedic class offerings each semester to meet the needs of students in the college district.
Coordinate clinical laboratory and clinical agency schedules and contracts to assure students receive and participate in stated mandated number of hours of clinical learning.
Coordinate and oversee the process for maintaining accreditation for Para-medicine program.
Recruit new students and coordinate retention efforts for current Paramedicine students.
Review instructor schedules to assure that they meet all accreditation and regulatory body requirements and provide to instructors as needed.
Orient new instructors to duties required to teach in the program.
Orientation, training, and supervision of clinical and field internship preceptors.
Remain abreast of changes in Para-medicine course curriculum and accreditation standards and provide instruction to all program instructors as needed.
Instruct classes in Para-medicine as assigned.
Monitor supplies/equipment needs and order new as required to properly educate students.
Assist Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences in development of new para-medicine program course offerings as needed.
Make recommendations and assist the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences in the development of annual budgets.
Participation at college events and activities throughout the year is an expectation of this position. Further, college personnel are encouraged, as a member of the KC family, to support the many organizations within the institution serving our students and the district.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Responsible for oversight of program faculty and any other staff assigned to Program.
The Coordinator is required to work independently with a minimum amount of supervision. Consultation as necessary is available with the Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences
The Coordinator is expected to follow all College policies and procedures as well as all local, state, and federal laws. The Coordinator is also expected to adhere to and foster development of Kaskaskia College core values of compassion, honesty, respect, responsibility and fairness. Also requires compliance with all accreditation and professional guidelines for Paramedicine.
The Coordinator will have daily contact with students, program staff and faculty, and other College employees and will have frequent contact with the community and external agencies.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Travel to clinical sites, as well as occasional overnight travel is required as
necessary for professional development and in carrying out the responsibilities of this
position. Work is performed in an office, classroom, and clinical environment with
frequent distractions and interruptions.
Kaskaskia College is seeking applicants for a part-time 30 hours/week Para-medicine Coordinator. The position is responsible for coordinating all Para-medicine offerings at the main campus and educational centers. The coordinator assures that all IDPH and CoAEMSP curriculum and accreditation standard requirements are met.
This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, current active Illinois license as either a Pre-hospital Registered Nurse or Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic, successful completion of IDPH Lead Instructor course or National Association of EMS Educators I course and ability to teach paramedic courses. Possess American Heart Association certification as Heartsaver, BLS, ACLS, and PALS instructor (or obtain within six months of hire) Commitment to teamwork, process leadership, and consensus decision making, excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated proficiency in organizing and planning, and excellent leadership skills are also required.
This is a part time position with an hourly rate of $20.00 and is eligible for fringe benefits.
RE: Para-medicine Program Coordinator IS012820
27210 College Road
Centralia, IL 62801
As an AA/EEO employer Kaskaskia College is interested in receiving applications from individuals who would enhance the diversity of the College. A full job description is available at www.kaskaskia.edu/hr.