Clinical Coordinator-Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

by Creighton University on February 27, 2014

in University Jobs

The clinical coordinator shall be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the clinical and field internship experiences of students for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) education program. Specifically, this role will: 1. Coordinate supervised practice of students in patient care environments, providing frequent assessments of the students' progress in achieving acceptable program requirements. 2. Maintain sufficient clinical and field internship affiliations so students shall have access to adequate numbers of patients, proportionately distributed by illness, injury, gender, age, and common problems encountered in the delivery of emergency care. 3. Assesses the progress of each student throughout the clinical components of the program and assists in the development of appropriate corrective measures when a student does not show adequate progress. 4. Assists in the development of policies and procedures ensuring smooth and ongoing program clinical operations. 5. Assists in determining the terminal competence of each graduate of the program with an emphasis on clinical performance; making recommendations to the EMS Medical Director regarding successful program completion. 6. Coordinates scheduling process of students at clinical and field internship sites, including the maintenance of appropriate institutional agreements. 7. Monitors the quality of medical instruction, supervision, and evaluation of the students in clinical and field internship areas of the program. 8. Develop and deliver preceptor orientation and training to clinical and field site preceptors to include: purposes of the student rotation (minimum competencies, skills, and behaviors); evaluation tools used by the program; criteria of evaluation for grading students; and contact information of program staff. 9. Develops, manages, and maintains a system capable of tracking the number of times each student successfully performs each of the competencies required for the appropriate exit point according to patient age, pathologies, complaint, gender, and interventions. 10. Serves as liaison with the medical community, especially as the primary liaison with all clinical and field internship sites. 11. Reviews the appropriateness of initial qualifications of applicants for positions in the EMS education program. 12. Serves as patient advocate by demanding the highest quality education for students. -Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience. -Licensed as a paramedic or other health care professional (R.N., P.A., M.D., or D.O.); Current provider and instructor certifications in BCLS, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, ITLS and PHTLS preferred -6-8 year's related experience (specifically, patient care). -Proven experience as an educator of health or medical related content. -Must be knowledgeable about the education of the Emergency Medical Services professions -Supervisory experience required. -Strong organizational, communication including both verbal and written, and leadership skills essential. -Analytical skills required. -Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, database development and maintenance, and internet applications preferable

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