Faculty, Emergency Medical Services
- Lake Tahoe Community College
- South Lake Tahoe, CA
- Faculty Jobs
- Health & Medical, Allied Health
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Community College
Position Faculty, Emergency Medical Services Department Allied Health
Initial Screening Date 03/20/2023
Preferred Start Date 09/13/2023 Details
Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) announces an opportunity to work as a full-time, tenure-track Emergency Medical Services (EMS) faculty member.
The Emergency Medical Services program at LTCC consistently serves up to 40+ Full Time Equivalent Students (FTES) annually through Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Emergency Medical Responder (EMR), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness First Aid (WFA), and related courses. EMS is central to the college’s commitment to growing its Public Safety Training program, and nearly every section offered in the past two+ years has had a student waiting list. Adding a full-time, tenure-track EMS faculty member has the potential to significantly expand course section offerings, with the goal of doubling the number of sections and FTES within two to three years of start date. Courses are offered face-to-face, online, and in the Rising Scholars Program. The successful candidate will be expected to be qualified and willing to teach in each of these modalities, but primarily to build out face-to-face course offerings.
It is the mission of the Lake Tahoe Community College Emergency Medical Services program to provide stackable certificates en route to associate’s degrees and related career pathways. The program is dedicated to helping students fill in-demand, high-wage jobs in the Allied Health and Public Safety industries. The department fosters the values of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as rigorous investigation, open-mindedness, collaboration, self-understanding, and respect for knowledge.
After review, applicants judged most suitable for the position will be invited to initial interviews. These applicants will be notified by phone on or about March 31, 2023. Initial interviews will be conducted by a committee of campus constituents and are tentatively scheduled for April 20 & 21, 2023. Finalists will then be selected and invited to a secondary process. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview.
LTCC reserves the right to return to the applicant pool at any point during the recruitment process.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary Range: LTCC offers a competitive compensation package that includes a starting placement salary of $57,412 to $75,100 annually for faculty meeting minimum qualifications or the equivalent, dependent upon work and teaching experience or placement salary of $72,341 to $90,029 annually for faculty who hold a doctoral degree, dependent upon teaching and work experience. This position includes an additional summer stipend equivalent to 6.25% of base salary. For example, if positioned at a base salary of $67,519 the additional summer stipend would be $4,220. See the faculty salary schedule for further information regarding education and salary placement.
Benefits: Health and Welfare benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long term disability. These benefits also include full coverage of a gold-level medical plan which, on average, covers 80% of healthcare expenses for a standard population. LTCC also matches 19.1% of an eligible employee’s salary and contributes it into a CalSTRS pension account for qualifying employees.
Work-Life Balance: This position is a 177-day contract over fall, winter, and spring quarters. This position is exempt from overtime compensation. 10 days of sick leave accrue annually.
LTCC’s Commitment to Diversity
Our ideal candidate will share and participate in LTCC’s commitment to the values of diversity and equity while serving its ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population. Lake Tahoe Community College is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the surrounding California and Nevada area.
The Emergency Medical Services discipline is part of the Health and Public Safety Meta Major of the Guided Pathways initiative at LTCC. This includes improving the student experience through participation in the California Guided Pathways Project Cohort.
- Teach assigned courses in the Emergency Medical Services curriculum. Courses may vary by modality: online, face-to-face, and enhanced virtual education (EVE). There is a requirement of some course load to be face-to-face teaching.
- Serve as department lead by
- Developing curriculum and maintaining a comprehensive instructional program in the Emergency Medical Services department;
- Developing, maintaining, and assessing student learning outcomes for appropriate courses;
- Developing departmental budget and class schedules;
- Selecting textbooks; and
- Assisting with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
- Participate in full-time faculty responsibilities including faculty and departmental meetings, departmental planning, community liaison, curriculum development, and committee assignments.
- Develop, maintain, and assess student learning outcomes for appropriate courses; participate in and potentially oversee the use of assessments for ongoing improvement.
- Develop and revise curriculum and maintain a comprehensive instructional program in the Emergency Medical Services department.
- Develop departmental budget and class schedules.
- Select textbooks and/or Open Education Resources.
- Assist with the selection and coordination of adjunct faculty in the department as needed.
- Consult with appropriate college faculty.
- Be a liaison to the local and regional EMS and Public Safety community.
PROGRAM ACCREDITATION REQUIREMENTS:
Will work directly with new Director of Forestry, Fire and Public Safety position (to be hired in Spring 2023) to cover required clinical coordinator and EMT program director duties as required by Title 22 through El Dorado County EMS:
(a) Each EMT training program shall have an approved program director who shall be qualified by education and experience in methods, materials, and evaluation of instruction which shall be documented by at least forty (40) hours in teaching methodology. The courses include but are not limited to the following examples:
· (1) State Fire Marshall Instructor 1A and 1B,
· (2) National Fire Academy’s Instructional Methodology,
· (3) Training programs that meet the United States Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2002 Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructors such as the National Association of EMS Educators Course.
(b) Duties of the program director, in coordination with the program clinical coordinator, shall include but not be limited to:
o (1) Administering the training program.
o (2) Approving course content.
o (3) Approving all written examinations and the final skills examination.
o (4) Coordinating all clinical and field activities related to the course.
o (5) Approving the principal instructor(s) and teaching assistants.
o (6) Signing all course completion records.
o (7) Assuring that all aspects of the EMT training program are in compliance with this Chapter and other related laws.
© Each training program shall have an approved program clinical coordinator who shall be either a Physician, Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, or a Paramedic currently licensed in
· California, and who shall have two (2) years of academic or clinical experience in emergency medicine or prehospital care in the last five (5) years. Duties of the program clinical coordinator shall include, but not be limited to:
· (1) Responsibility for the overall quality of medical content of the program;
· (2) Approval of the qualifications of the principal instructor(s) and teaching assistant(s).
(d) Each training program shall have a principal instructor(s), who may also be the program clinical coordinator or program director, who shall be qualified by education and experience in methods, materials, and evaluation of instruction, which shall be documented by at least forty hours in teaching methodology. The courses include but are not limited to the following examples:
· (1) State Fire Marshal Instructor 1A and 1B,
· (2) National Fire Academy’s Instructional Methodology,
· (3) Training programs that meet the United States Department of Transportation/National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2002 Guidelines for Educating EMS Instructor such as the National Association of EMS Educators Course. and who shall:
· (A) Be a Physician, Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, or Paramedic currently licensed in California; or,
· (B) Be an Advanced EMT or EMT who is currently certified in California.
· © Have at least two (2) years of academic or clinical experience in the practice of emergency medicine or prehospital care in the last five (5) years.
· (D) Be approved by the program director in coordination with the program clinical coordinator as qualified to teach the topics to which s/he is assigned. All principal instructors from approved EMT Training Programs shall meet the minimum qualifications as specified in subsection (d) of this Section.
· (e) Each training program may have teaching assistant(s) who shall be qualified by training and experience to assist with teaching of the course and shall be approved by the program director in coordination with the program clinical coordinator as qualified to assist in teaching the topics to which the assistant is to be assigned. A teaching assistant shall be supervised by a principal instructor, the program director and/or the program clinical coordinator.
The successful candidate will have:
- The ability to utilize innovative teaching practices, including participatory and critical thinking methodologies.
- Familiarity with characteristics of community college students.
- Understanding of small college environment.
- An interest in and ability to incorporate technology in the teaching/learning process.
- The ability to work independently.
Minimum References Needed 4
All faculty must meet state-adopted minimum qualifications or the locally established equivalencies.
Emergency Medical Technology
- Any bachelor’s degree or higher plus two years of professional experience in Emergency Medical Technologies;
- Any associate degree plus six years of professional experience in Emergency Medical Technologies;
- The equivalent.
Professional experience is required when the applicant possesses a master’s degree. The professional experience required must be directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment.
NOTE: Applicants who claim equivalent qualifications shall provide conclusive evidence that they possess qualifications that are at least equivalent to those required by the minimum qualifications of the area for which they are applying. It is the responsibility of the applicant to supply all evidence and documentation for the claim of equivalency at the time of application.
- Demonstrated ability to teach Emergency Medical Services courses at the community college level.
- Demonstrated ability to perform all of the responsibilities listed above.
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Describe how your academic background and experience support your ability to assist LTCC in achieving overall goals for improving student outcomes for all students regardless of their background, include teaching in Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Wilderness First Responder (WFR), and/or related courses.
(Open Ended Question)
- Please tell us about your experience working with licensing and accrediting organizations in the field. Please include mention of any experience you have with clinical placements for students and working with partner agencies.
(Open Ended Question)
- * What steps have you taken or would you take to remove barriers typically experienced by the wide range of students who attend community colleges? Describe the barriers to education for historically excluded students and how you would seek to overcome them. Is there an experience you can share that demonstrates your sensitivity to diversity and ability to ensure those from culturally or economically diverse backgrounds achieve their educational goals?
(Open Ended Question)
Documents Needed to Apply
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter
- Transcripts 2
- Transcripts 3
- Transcripts 4
- Transcripts 5
- Other 2
Opened in 1975, Lake Tahoe Community College is a two-year, public institution offering associate degrees, certificates, career education and continuing education program. LTCC is focused on providing outstanding educational opportunities for every student in a personal learning environment.
South Lake Tahoe, California is a small community of nearly 30,000 located on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. The beautiful 164-acre, wooded campus less than 2 miles from the lake shore. At 6,229 feet above sea level, LTCC is the highest altitude college in California. The campus is near bike trails, ski resorts, Desolation Wilderness, and Emerald Bay State Park with miles of hiking trails, environmental education, and recreation.
With over forty associate degree options in addition to career and technical certificates, students can pursue a wide variety of interests such as a fire academy program and offerings in allied health, business administration, commercial music, criminal justice, digital media, and wilderness education. Transfer degrees prepare students for admission to California State University campuses.
DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES
Undergraduate: Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T), Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T), Certificate of Achievement
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