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The Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Part-Time Program Operations Specialist. The Program Operations Specialist is responsible for the organization of and onsite management of Paramedic Training Program activities based at Harborview Medical Center. The Michael K. Copass, MD Paramedic Training Program is the premier EMS training program in the Pacific Northwest and has a high profile in the community. Staff and faculty interact with the public and other government agencies extensively in community based educational exercises. This program has a national reputation for the state-of-the-art curriculum and training provided by its faculty and staff in the education of Critical Care Paramedics.
The Program Operations Specialist is responsible for the logistical management of a 24/7 training environment – requiring specialized knowledge of paramedic training program needs. These duties include but are not limited to, management of simulation training manikins and supervision of use during simulation training sessions; curriculum development, planning and scheduling of didactic sessions, simulation training sessions and field exercises. The Program Operations Specialist will be expected to mentor and consult with students and instructors in all training settings.
oManage simulation training manikins and related materials; Maintain, catalog, and set-up simulation manikins. Responsible for orienting trainees and instructors in simulation environments. oTeach Paramedic Training staff & instructors how to use simulation training manikins and build educational content for instructors to learn advanced manikin operations. oEvaluate training class content and instruction. oFacilitate advanced airway laboratory for University of Washington graduate paramedics. oOrganize and support Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support classes. oOrganize & maintain training supply inventory, facilitate ordering of consumable training supplies. oPrepare handouts, training aids and equipment needed for each lecture and training class.
oAssist with major field exercises by providing logistical support to instructors. May evaluate student’s performance during exercises. oAssist in creation of learning plan for drills. oAssist in creating Weekly Communique to Paramedic field instructors, including brief video summary of week. oProvide direct student and instructor feedback during field assignments
•Student Mentoring, counseling, coaching
oCounsel students on individual basis to assess student progress toward educational milestones oAssist in developing educational interventions
•Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences or related field and at least 2 years of experience (experience may substitute for degree requirement) •Experience as a paramedic •Experience working with and managing medical simulation devices •Strong teaching and instructional skills & experience. •Excellent professional/leadership skills including time management, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a commitment to adult education/lifelong learning. •Proficient in both PC’s and Mac computers. Experience using Google Suite & Microsoft Office for calendaring on multiple calendars, editing documents, creating simple spreadsheets, building PowerPoint presentations. •Comfortable working with diverse and vulnerable populations, and a commitment to building a diverse and inclusive learning environment
•Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor certification. •Commitment to self-continuing education in Prehospital Medicine & leadership/administration. •Curriculum development experience, reflecting a diverse student base •Public speaking skills.
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