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EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TRAINING COORDINATOR
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for coordinating, planning and conducting Emergency Medical Services training. An employee in this class is a Certified Instructor Coordinator and maintains a training program in accordance with the New York State Department of Health Continuous Medical Education (CME) Pilot Program. Work is performed under general supervision of the Fire Captain in a municipal emergency services department allowing the incumbent latitude to exercise independent judgment and initiative in performance of the training program. The EMS Training Coordinator is responsible for assuring that the necessary skills and knowledge are taught and that participants are adequately trained. Records are maintained in accordance with requirements by the NYS Department of Health, and certifications are kept current. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Plans, organizes, and conducts Continuous Medical Education training of fire and ambulance personnel as required by the NYS Department of Health Recertification (Pilot) Program.
Maintains program records, including the maintenance of program files for each applicant, insuring that they are up to date and in chronological order.
Complies with all state and local deadlines including obtaining proper signatures and submitting paperwork in a timely manner.
Responds to requests from the Bureau of EMS or the NYS Office of the State Comptroller.
Submits agency reimbursement vouchers in a timely manner.
Abides by all regulations and policies set forth by state and local emergency medical services offices.
Provides verification of current certifications and re-certifications.
Monitors completion of required training and notifies members lacking requirements or approaching deadlines.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of principles, methods and equipment common to emergency medical services.
Thorough knowledge of advanced life support skills.
Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and requirements of the New York State Department of Health Continuous Medical Education Pilot Recertification Program.
Thorough knowledge of local emergency medical services regulations and policies.
Ability to plan and execute a training program.
Ability to maintain records and files.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to function independently under general supervision.
Ability to use good judgment.
Ability to work with deadlines.
Possession of a current certification from the New York State Department of Health as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 4 – Paramedic, and
Possession of a current certification from the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services as a Certified Instructor Coordinator, and
Possession of a current certification from the American Heart Association as a Certified Instructor for CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).
8/21/2012 Date of Original Composition