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EMS Coordinator/Instructor

Newton County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Jan. 30, 2018

End Date: Apr. 17, 2018

 Performs responsible administrative work in the development and delivery of instructional programs for paid and volunteer fire personnel. Assists the Fire Chief in departmental administration, operations, personnel and policies associated with the medical needs of the department.  Work is primarily performed in an office type environment with travel to all fire stations and off-site training facilities as required.  Will work with department Medical Director to write and set department protocols.  Will work as department Q&A Officer along with the Medical Director.  Will also fill the duties of the department Infection Control Officer.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: (All responsibilities may not be performed by all incumbents.)
 Directs the in-service training and training activities and of the entire department and has primary responsibility for developing and supervising training programs that are required by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the laws of the State of Georgia. Develops and maintains guidelines, procedures and protocols current with Medical Director, Georgia Department of Public Health and state laws.  Develops classes; instructs classes, plans and lays out training schedules for each shift on a monthly basis. Supervises in-service training and maintains discipline.  Develops and maintains infection control policies, procedures, guidelines and record keeping in accordance to department, County and State Laws and guidelines.  Maintains proper training records of each member of the department and maintaining other records, correspondence and preparing reports.  Makes recommendations regarding changes directly related to management policies or the general EMS operational procedures of the Fire Department.  Will carry out the responsibility as the department’s drug screen and collection person for when accidents or injuries occur to employees on duty, or as needed or directed.  Carries out responsibility in accordance with County policies, procedures, and applicable laws, regularly exercising discretion and independent judgement.  Completes purchase request for the acquisition of necessary training equipment and medical equipment/supplies for the department.  Supervises the conducting of training classes and drills.  Coordinates training with other emergency personnel such as Sheriff, EMS, volunteers and Emergency management Agency.  Attends regional and other educational meetings and seminars to keep abreast of modern EMS training methods, skills and practices.  Assumes duties of superiors in their absence.  Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.  

All candidates to fill a vacant position in this classification must submit to and pass a drug-screening test after meeting the following minimum requirements:
Education and Experience: 
Minimum:  High school diploma or equivalent.  Paramedic or LPN
Preferred: Licensed RN
Plus five years’ experience in the Emergency Medical field, training and training methods.
Establishment of effective learning environments for adult learners.
Delivery of both didactic and clinical instruction.
Any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Licenses and Certifications:
Certification by State of Georgia as a Paramedic, LPN or RN in good standing.
Certification to enable the collection of drug screen testing samples.
BLS Instructor
ACLS Instructor
PALS Instructor
EMS Instructor Level II with the ability to obtain Level III within one (1) year.
Valid Georgia Driver’s License, with acceptable driving record for the last three years, for the type of vehicle operated.