Lab and Simulation Coordinator-EMS Faculty

Creighton University Neola, IA 2019-05-22
The Lab and Simulation Coordinator shall be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the EMS program’s lab and simulated learning activities. Day-to-day activities associated with lab and simulation education includes scheduling, lab setup, and management of all lab equipment and supplies. Expectations include development of lab and simulation curriculum with objectives and key performance indicators, scenarios, and other learning materials. Instructional responsibilities will include the facilitation of laboratory task training and complex, integrated scenarios; as well as other classroom facilitated teaching sessions. Development and administration of psychomotor and scenario examinations that are valid and reliable is an essential function. Responsibilities include the supervision and mentorship of the program’s assisting laboratory instructors, promoting the safe use of all lab equipment and facilities by students, faculty, and staff. In addition to supervising laboratory and simulation sessions, the coordinator will monitor the quality of medical instruction, supervision, and evaluation of students. Ongoing laboratory instructor training workshops will be developed by the coordinator to include: inter-rater reliability, evaluating student performance, providing effective feedback, formative and summative evaluation instruments, and the use of various laboratory equipment. Developing, managing and maintaining a system capable of tracking the number of times each student performs in the lab each of the competencies required is included in this position. This position will help to instruct EMS students in accordance with program policies and procedures, facilitating classroom and laboratory sessions. Other responsibilities, assignments, and tasks may be added based on changing EMS department needs.

Bachelor’s degree required in related medical, public safety, education, or administrative field of study. Master’s degree preferred. Successful applicants will be Nationally Registered paramedics, eligible for Nebraska paramedic licensure. Three years of patient care experience in an emergency or critical care environment, preferably including field experience in the delivery of out-of-hospital emergency care. Furthermore, three years of proven experience as an educator of health or medical related content, preferably involving EMS laboratory and simulation sessions. Knowledge about the principles of adult education and of the emergency medical services profession is essential. Currently recognized as or eligible for certification as an EMS Instructor required. Strong organizational skills, attentive to details, effective communication and documentation skills, teamwork, leadership, and knowledge of medical/educational/computer skills are necessary. Interest in collaborative and interprofessional pedagogy is essential. Current provider and instructor certifications in BCLS, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, AMLS, ITLS, and PHTLS preferred.

The Department of Emergency Medical Services has been providing excellence in the field since 1974. Creighton University located in Omaha, NE is a private Jesuit, Catholic coeducational urban university that encourages applications from qualified individuals of all backgrounds who believe they can contribute to the distinctive educational traditions of the university. Creighton has regularly been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top regional liberal arts institutions in the Midwest.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

Physical Requirements:
Seeing: 75 – 100%
Hearing: 75-100%
Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 0-24%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 15 lbs.)
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%
Travel: Yes
Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No

AAP/EEO Statement:
Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.

Disclosure Statement:
This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate. A complete description is available in the Human Resource office located at 3006 Webster Street Omaha, NE. Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.
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