Fire Science/EMT mentor

Location
Des Plaines / Skokie
Posted
Jun 07, 2017
Position Type
Adjunct
Institution Type
Community College

Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks part-time Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician Mentors to join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body & community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois.

Oakton has an immediate need for qualified part-time Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician Mentors beginning with the Fall 2017 semester to assist in teaching the Emergency Medical Technician course on the Skokie campus.

 


Job Description:

Oakton has an immediate need for qualified part-time Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician Mentors beginning with the Fall 2017 semester to assist in the teaching of the EMT course. Emergency Medical Technician studies the duties performed by emergency medical technicians, following the National EMS Education Standards.  Content includes CPR, human body anatomy, vital signs, ventilation, cardiac emergencies, resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, pharmacology, bleeding and shock, fractures, injuries, childbirth, lifting and moving of patients, legal and ethical issues.  Practical skill performance is heavily emphasized throughout the course.  This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and successful completion of the course qualifies students to take the EMT licensing examination or the National Registry Examination for EMT.

The main responsibilities of the Mentor are to provide individual guidance to the student in developing EMS psychomotor skills and applying cognitive knowledge in evaluating and managing EMS emergencies.  The Mentor assembles equipment and sets up practical skill stations; practical skills equipment will be maintained, cleaned, and stored by the Mentor.  On assigned testing days, the Mentor will evaluate students practical skills proficiencies.  The Mentor will assist the primary and secondary instructors as needed.

Mentors are paid on an hourly basis at a rate of $21.76 per hour.

 


Requirements:

Current Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) license as a EMT-Basic or Paramedic, and a minimum of three years of experience as a licensed EMT-Basic are required.

Five years or more of experience as a licensed EMT-Basic or at least two years of experience as a licensed Paramedic; current IDPH Lead Instructor licensure and/or National Association of Emergency Medical Systems Educators (NAEMSE) Instructor, Part I certification; Fire Science Instructor I certification or transcript of completion of the Fire Science Instructor I course; BLS Instructor certification by the American Heart Association; and credentials to instruct in CPR are preferred.

 


Additional Information:

Part-time faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs. Contact Ali Abdollahzadeh at 847.722.8954 or aabdolla@oakton.edu for more information.

Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton Community College.

All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the course.

Please contact Matthew Robitaille at mrobitai@oakton.edu if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.

 


Application Instructions:

Required documents for a complete application file include an application, cover letter, resume/cv, official transcripts for the hiring credential, and 2 original, signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential file.

Interested applicants must submit their applications, cover letter and resume/cv on the Oakton website.  Please indicate the position code (PTFIR-17) on the cover letter.

Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to mrobitai@oakton.edu

Transcripts may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf copies of official transcripts e-mailed directly from the Registrar's Office to mrobitai@oakton.edu.

Transcripts and recommendation letters are required prior to appointment..

Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty Search PTFIR-17, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.

 


URL: www.oakton.edu