Faculty, Paramedic/EMT Program Director

San Pablo, CA
Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Description of Position
This is a full-time, tenure track certificated position in the Emergency Medical Education Department at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, CA. The job requires administering the Paramedic and EMT programs as well as teaching a partial load, part of which may be assigned in the evening and/or weekends, maintaining regular office hours and participating in college and department governance activities. The position is assigned to the Emergency Medical Education Department (EMED). The teaching assignment for the position will typically include courses such as Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Technician and the Paramedic training.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the administration, organization and supervision of the educational program.
• Responsible for the continuous quality review and improvement of the educational program.
• Responsible for long range planning and ongoing development of the program.
• Responsible for the effectiveness of the program and for having systems in place to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program.
• Teach theory content in day and evening times, develop test questions, and maintain item analysis of examinations.
• Cooperatively and constructively work with the medical director, instructors and personnel in clinical agencies, the California EMSA and the NREMT.
• Maintain adequate controls to assure the quality of the delegated responsibilities.
• Assume responsibility for planning, directing implementing, evaluating and changing, when necessary, the Paramedic courses.
• Collaborate with Department Chair and Medical Director in preparing and administering a program budget.
• Prepare reports and self- studies as required by the college, the California EMS Authority, NREMT, and CoAEMSP/CAAHEP.
• Guide and evaluate student progress clinically and academically.
• Coordinate and facilitate advanced level NREMT testing.
• Acts in a leadership capacity to instructors and coordinators.
• Responsible for meeting deadlines and submitting data for enrollment, census, midterm and final grading.
• Functions as a participating member of the College; e.g. committee membership, faculty meeting contribution, Advisory Committee responsibilities etc.
• Is committed to professional and faculty development.
• Flexibility in adjusting to working in varied clinical areas at varied times
• Coordinates the activities of students challenging required courses or requesting evaluated credit.
• Performs other duties as assigned by department chair.
• Develops and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the community and affiliated clinical agencies.
• Evaluates instructor's performance in the classroom/lab/clinical.
• Maintains a safe and effective learning environment and protect the privacy of students and the confidentially of training records as required.

Position Title
Faculty, Paramedic/EMT Program Director

Contra Costa College

Posting Number

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
(Cited from California Code of Regulations Title 22, Division 9 Prehospital Emergency Medical Services- Section 100150- Teaching Staff requirements).

(b) Each training program shall have an approved course director who shall be licensed in California as a physician, a registered nurse who has a baccalaureate degree or a paramedic who has a baccalaureate degree, or shall be an individual who holds a baccalaureate degree in a related health field or in education. The course director shall be qualified by education and experience in methods, materials, and evaluation of instruction, and shall have a minimum of one (1) year experience in an administrative or management level position and have a minimum of three (3) years academic or clinical experience in prehospital care education within the last five (5) years.

In addition, the candidate shall have completed an approved instructor development course.

(5) Be qualified by education and experience in methods, materials, and evaluation of instruction, which shall be documented by at least forty (40) hours of instruction in teaching methodology. Following, but not limited to, are examples of courses that meet the required instruction in teaching methodology:

(A) California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) "Training Instructor 1A, 1B, and 1C",

(B) National Fire Academy (NFA) "Fire Service Instructional Methodology" course, and

© A course that meets the U. S. 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.

(d) Each CCP training program shall have a principal instructor(s) who shall be licensed in California as a physician and knowledgeable in the subject matter, a registered nurse knowledgeable in the subject matter, or a paramedic with current CCP certification or FP certification from the BCCTPC.

Desirable Qualifications
• Master's Degree in Allied Health Field
• Minimum of 3 years teaching or coordinating EMS courses.
• Knowledge concerning national curricula, national accreditation, national registration, and the requirements for state and national certification and/or licensure in California and NREMT.
• Knowledge of all levels of EMS instruction with emphasis on Paramedic training.
• Knowledge of educational principles and instructional design for adult learners.
• Knowledge of methods of instruction,

Special Instructions to Applicants
The first review of job applications will take place the week of April 10-14, 2017. This position is open until filled.

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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