General Statement of Duties
Eugene Springfield Fire is recruiting for an EMS Training Coordinator to:
- Plan and coordinate a variety of Emergency Medical Services continuing education classes, exercises, and skills evaluations consistent with Oregon Health Authority and department requirements for all levels of licensed EMS personnel.
- Coordinates the orientation of new EMS personnel to department EMS policies, medical protocols, procedures, and medical equipment.
- Coordinate the certification of department personnel in the American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
- Coordinate the preparation, organization, delivery, and maintenance of training materials in conjunction with the EMS/Fire Instructor(s).
- Assist with the tracking of EMS training records within the department Learning Management System. Maintain departmental and individual employee EMS training records as needed for reporting purposes.
- Develop and maintain networks with local hospitals, emergency room physicians, and regulatory agencies to provide a liaison for EMS training.
- Conducts follow up on patient care and patient outcomes to department personnel as needed/requested.
- Develop recruit EMS Employee work plans in conjunction with the Training Chief to improve employee performance as necessary.
- Provide ongoing evaluation of recruit employees' EMS progression during academies and provide input during the probationary periods as appropriate and/or requested.
- Assist as necessary in the develop and implementation of probationary EMS Employee work plans and performance improvement plans to improve employee performance as requested by any department Chief Officer or the Supervising Physician.
- Conducts continuous quality improvement of the EMS system to assist with department training needs at the direction of the Supervising Physician and the EMS Chief.
- Oversees department participation in the Cardiac Arrest Registry for Enhance Survival CARES Registry.
The Eugene Springfield Metropolitan area offers its residents an outstanding quality of life, featuring a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. Eugene is Oregon's second largest city and Springfield is Oregon's ninth largest. Both of our cities are nestled in the southern end of Oregon's fertile Willamette Valley and have the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers running through the hearts of these communities.
Eugene is the seat of Lane County, which extends from the Cascade Mountains, 75 miles east of Eugene and Springfield, to the Pacific Ocean, 50 miles to the west. Eugene is also the home to the University of Oregon with more than 24,000 students and a very vibrant fan base for all its sports teams. Springfield is home to Riverbend and McKenzie Willamette hospitals, both regional leaders of health care within the area. The city of Springfield also has a proud history of supporting the timber industry in its harvest and production of wood products.
The City of Eugene and City of Springfield strive to create a work environment that values the cultural, educational, and life experience background of each employee. Our goal is to have a
workforce that reflects the diversity found in the community, and effectively create a positive environment that values diversity and encourages inclusion, and in turn, enhances our ability to understand and respond to a wide variety of service needs. Fluency in a language in addition to English is desirable.
The Eugene and Springfield Departments, once individual fire departments in two cities, has functionally consolidated under an intergovernmental agreement to become Eugene Springfield Fire. This consolidation has saved money for the taxpayers and increased the operational efficiency of the departments to create one of the best Fire & EMS delivery systems in the state. The department is among the leaders, in the nation
, of out of hospital cardiac arrest survival. This accomplishment is directly traced to the efficient delivery of training in cardiac arrest scene management to our staff responding to calls for service.
Eugene Springfield Fire operates from 16 fire stations (including one at the Eugene Airport), and deploys 12 engines, 2 Ladders (Quint), 3 truck companies (2 towers, 1 tiller), and an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Unit dedicated to the Eugene airport. All fire apparatus is generally staffed with a minimum of three personnel, except the ARFF Unit. There must be a minimum of one licensed paramedic on each fire apparatus. There are 10 ambulances staffed daily, seven (7 ) 24 hour advanced life support units and three (3) basic life support units). Eugene Springfield Fire also has a public private partnership with Mid-Valley Ambulance that supplies an additional five (5) ambulances that provide inter-facility non-emergency transport.
The department employs 305 personnel and provides fire service to a population of approximately 242,439 for an incorporated area, including contract districts, of approximately 94.3 square miles. The department serves an Ambulance Service Area (ASA) to a population of approximately 278,220 for an incorporated area of approximately 1,626 square miles.
During fiscal year 2019, the department responded to more than 41,809 calls for service.
Application Deadline: Friday, November 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm PST
ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY
Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following
- Plans, coordinates, and oversees the emergency medical services training and education for all Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) OHA Licensed Fire/EMS Personnel, in consultation with the Supervising Physician and the EMS Chief to include:
- CPR Training
- ACLS Training
- Annual Blood borne Pathogens Training
- Orientation of and delivery of medical policies, protocols, procedures and medical equipment during recruit training.
- Initial and ongoing training on new and established medical policies, equipment, protocols and procedures to all Fire/EMS Personnel.
- Continuing Education to maintain EMS Licensure
- Performs research and development at the direction of the Supervising Physician and the EMS Chief on:
- New medical protocols
- New EMS equipment
- Resources for EMS instruction
- EMS policies and procedures
- Works closely with hospitals and local physicians to:
- Identify and define possible solutions to EMS training issues.
- Identify new equipment, procedures, and medications that could be used in the pre-hospital setting
- May evaluate EMS training effectiveness and needs through:
- Observations at scene of emergencies and major fire incidents; provide advice, suggestions, and evaluate course offerings and content based upon onsite observations.
- Development and administration of EMS evaluations including tests.
- Coordinates the following:
- Information flow, training content, and training scheduling of Field Training Paramedics.
- Field evaluations of EMS personnel on an ongoing basis and at the request of the department.
- Development of, course objectives, course outlines and lesson plans for classes and exercises.
- Critical incident stress debriefing with the peer support network.
- Technical support to line Fire/EMS personnel in the delivery of EMS care.
- Oral and written reports on the effectiveness of EMS training and identifies issues and solutions.
- Administers, at the direction of the Supervising Physician and the EMS Chief, the CQI Policy. To include:
- Evaluating the clinical performance of all department medical personnel.
- Recommends resolution utilizing inspection and quality control measures to determine the need for new methods, training, and/or equipment.
- EMS post-incident critiques and case studies.
- Monitoring and ensuring compliance with applicable local, state, federal ordinances, laws, and regulations that pertain to EMS.
- Researches and keeps informed on developments in National and Oregon EMS standards of care for equipment, methodology, medications, and protocols in order to incorporate concepts in training classes and curriculum development.
- Act as the Infection Control Officer in the absence of the EMS Chief.
- Record keeping for a variety of EMS certifications.
- Perform related duties as required.
- Principles and practices of pre-hospital and hospital emergency medicine.
- National, State and local standards for area trauma system.
- Oregon and National rules and regulations for EMS Licensing.
- American Heart Association (AHA) standards for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and BLS (CPR) certification and recertification.
- Principles of emergency medical dispatch.
- Basic fire service structure and chain of command.
- Basic principles of hazardous material incident response.
- Principles of instructional methodology and course development.
- Principles of practical and didactic test construction.
- Principles of infection control and communicable diseases.
- Principles of medical quality assurance program.
- Principles of critical incident stress (CIS) and debriefings.
- Principles of medical ethics, HIPAA and patient confidentiality.
- Pre-hospital EMS equipment and procedures.
- Principles of triage and disaster planning.
- Principles of Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
- Work effectively with fire and EMS personnel, other city employees and departments, and other agencies.
- Communicate clearly and effectively with physicians, nurses, managers, hospital management, other EMS affiliated practitioners.
- Plan, develop, present and evaluate comprehensive educational programs.
- Assess skill levels and training needs of EMS personnel.
- Evaluate, teach and coach Fire/EMS personnel in EMS techniques.
- Operate all EMS Equipment and an assortment of audio-visual and instructional aids.
- Plan and develop complex and comprehensive medical protocols and procedures.
- Provide technical and field support and provide necessary instructions and feedback.
- Maintain appropriate records.
- Four years of combined Advanced Life Support (ALS) pre-hospital (RN or EMT-P, or other related critical care specialty) which must include a minimum of one year of experience as an instructor.
- Two years experience as a critical care instructor or clinical educator for an EMS agency or hospital
- Experience in fire service training or operations.
- Experience including paramedic, registered nurse, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner.
- Experience in teaching paramedics in a college or university environment.
License and/or Certification:
- Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by an Associate of Science degree in fire science, nursing, or related field.
- Preference may be given for:
- The applicant has a Bachelor's degree.
- The applicant has a Bachelor's degree in nursing or has completed a physician assistant training program.
- The applicant has a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies or Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner.
- Valid Oregon driver's license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City's standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).
- The applicant must be Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN), Physician Assistant (PA), or Nurse Practitioner (NP) licensed in the State of Oregon by date of hire.
- NFPA Fire Instructor I certification or ability to obtain within one year of appointment.
- Ability to obtain and maintain initial certification in American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider, ACLS and PALS provider & Instructor certification, within one year of appointment.
- Certification as Infection Control Officer within one year of appointment.
- NAEMT Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support initial certification and instructor within one year of appointment.
MUST PASS A CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK