This is a twelve-month academic instructor position for South Arkansas College and reports to the Dean of Health Science. The program director is responsible for all aspects of the Emergency Medical Services programs, including the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, implementation, evaluation, and general effectiveness of the programs.
Supervisory Responsibilities: NA
Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Develop, coordinate, and supervise didactic and practicum experiences to meet specified college, degree requirements, and discipline goals, objectives, and outcomes.
· Meet with discipline faculty, internship site preceptors (if applicable), program medical director(s), and the program advisory committee, to develop and/or modify curriculum to meet community needs and accreditation requirements.
· Develop and evaluate course and degree program student learning outcomes and report in an annual report, institutional assessment, and/or program reviews. Complete assessment of all EMS courses and submit reports per college policy.
· Maintain student and program records per college and accrediting agency standards.
· Schedule and chair program advisory committee meetings annually and as needed. Assist the committee in the development of long-range plans for the program.
· Develop and revise master and course syllabi based upon college guidelines and templates.
· Review and select course materials and technological requirements.
· Procure and implement use of equipment, supplies, electronic technology, applicable software, and learning resources for class delivery and enhancement.
· Teach students effectively in program courses and maintain office hours for student consultation in accordance with procedures outlined in the South Arkansas Community College Administrative Procedures Manual (APM).
· Incorporate a variety of teaching methods to address different student learning styles and incorporate diversity in instruction of program.
· Develop and review degree brochures, catalog entries, articulation agreements, MOU’s, and curriculum plan of study annually.
· Collaborate with the division dean to initiate and maintain current contractual agreements with clinical agencies.
· Collect and report degree program graduate statistics for annual reports.
· Advise and counsel degree program students during registration, pre-registration, new student orientation, and throughout each semester.
· Prepare, review, and submit graduation forms for candidates to the appropriate Division Dean or applicable college personnel per policy.
· Develop and implement policies/practices related to admission, retention, and progression of students, including initiation and coordination of student selection from application to admission into the program.
· Participate in community, recruitment, and marketing activities to promote the EMS programs.
· Lead program faculty.
· Review and comply with accreditation guidelines annually to obtain and maintain program accreditation.
· Serve on college committees as appointed and attend meetings.
· Prepare and manage departmental budget, including all incomes and expenditures.
· Collaborate with the division dean on travel, official function, and other applicable requests that involve costs to the college.
· Participate in system-wide workgroups pertaining to program area.
· Meet college criteria for professional growth within discipline area and participate in department-related professional development on the national, regional, and/or state level.
· Receive administrative release time from teaching load to administer program.
· Participate in long-range planning for the Institution.
· Perform other duties as assigned
Skills and Abilities:
The individual should (1) possess the knowledge and skills necessary to present program curriculum, (2) be able to operate the program’s medical equipment, and (3) possess the skills and abilities to utilize programmatic computer software and online curriculum supplements.
Required Education and Experience:
The EMS program director shall have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The program director must: have appropriate medical or allied health education, training, and experience (2 to 3 years paramedic field experience), be knowledgeable about methods of instruction, testing, and evaluation of students have field experience in the delivery of out-of-hospital emergency care, have academic training and preparation related to emergency medical services at least equivalent to that of a paramedic, be knowledgeable about the current versions of the National EMS Scope of Practice and National EMS Education Standards, and about evidenced-informed clinical practice.
Preferred Education and Experience:
The EMS program director shall have a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). The program director must: have appropriate medical or allied health education, training, and experience (4 to 5 years paramedic field experience), be knowledgeable about methods of instruction, testing, and evaluation of students have field experience in the delivery of out-of-hospital emergency care, have academic training and preparation related to emergency medical services at least equivalent to that of a paramedic, be knowledgeable about the current versions of the National EMS Scope of Practice and National EMS Education Standards, and about evidenced-informed clinical practice.
The individual must be able to stand for long periods of time. The individual must be able to operate all program equipment. The individual must be able to lift 30 pounds.
APPLICATION PROCESS (PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO APPLY)
Applicants must complete the South Arkansas College application form available at www.southark.edu/app. Resumes, transcripts, and reference lists may accompany, but will not replace the application. Official Transcripts must be on file with the Human resources Office before an offer is made to the successful candidate. Return the application to the South Arkansas College Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 7010, 300 South West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010. Telephone (870) 862-8131 ext. 631.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications are subject to the Arkansas FOIA.
SouthArk does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation in making decisions regarding employment, student admission, or other functions, operations, or activities.
The college is in compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and all other federal and state laws related to equal opportunity practices.
Chosen Candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and have acceptable background results, provide any certificates of training (if the candidates possess any) or Licenses, Official Transcripts (for positions requiring undergraduate or graduate education), must have a clean driving record and must complete all new hire paperwork prior to starting work.