Full Job Description
Thomas Nelson Community College changes lives, empowers students to succeed, and enhances the civic and economic vitality of the Peninsula community through high quality education and workforce training, excellent service, and innovative partnerships.
The purpose of the Fire and EMS Lab Instructor I position is to instruct and guide fire and emergency medical services Basic Life Support (BLS) students and/or firefighter students through the psychomotor skills introduction, acquisition, reinforcement, mastery and evaluation stages in fire and emergency medical services education programs; provide simulation activities, tutoring, and remedial assistance to students, provide feedback to program faculty regarding skill acquisition and mastery, as well as to provide instructional resources required to meet state mandated instructor-to-student ratios for fire and EMS program lab/practical skills and simulation. The Fire and EMS Lab Instructor I is also responsible for maintaining, inventorying and replacing/resetting assigned equipment and lab/classroom spaces; the Fire and EMS Lab Instructor I, as designated by the department/program head/chair, may serve as a lead lab instructor/mentor to help guide and orient new lab instructors to the College, division and department/programs, policies, procedures and expectations and perform other duties as assigned.
Current unrestricted certification as an Emergency Medical Technician [EMT] (National Registry or Virginia Certification).
Knowledge of fire and emergency medical services (basic life support) education standards and scope of practice.
Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Ability to instruct students through psychomotor skill introduction, acquisition and evaluate psychomotor skills performance and provide simulation activities, tutoring, and remedial assistance to students.
Strong computer skills.
Ability to collaborate with faculty, staff and students in a diverse educational environment.
Must be able to work at all campus and off-campus locations.
Ability to work in adverse environmental conditions.
Ability to work in IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) atmospheres and/or situations.
Ability to appropriately don, wear and doff personal protective equipment including, but not limited to coat, pant, boot, glove, hood, helmet, eye protection and/or respirator, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Ability to complete new department/program specific employee entrance and annual in-service trainings and maintain the minimum required qualifications and work the minimum number of hours per month/semester as established in the department/program policies and procedures.
Knowledge of and experience with competency-based educational techniques.
Knowledge of standardized patient concepts processes and practices.
Knowledge of curricula and accreditation standards.
Associate degree in Emergency Medical Services or other emergency services related field.
Current unrestricted certification in any of the following areas:
Virginia Firefighter II
Virginia Fire Instructor II
Virginia Firefighter I and II Train-the-Trainer
Virginia Fire Officer I
Virginia 1403 Compliance Officer
Virginia MayDay Firefighter Down Train-the-Trainer
Virginia S3 EVOC Train-the-Trainer
Peninsula Burn Team Training and/or Virginia Office of EMS Education Coordinator
Current instructor-level certifications in any of the following areas:
Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS)
Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
AHA-Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
AHA-Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
NAEMT Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC)
AAP Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP)
Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS)
NAEMT Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and/or NAEMT Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC)
Hours of Duty: Variable, not to exceed 29 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit an online application for this position by visiting the following web site: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Thomas Nelson does not accept applications by mail, fax or e-mail. Failure to provide a complete application package may decrease the opportunity for interview selection or disqualify the application. Complete application packages will include:
Online application: Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their relevant qualifications on the application.
Three letters of recommendation – Preferred, to include a former supervisor, former colleague and a character reference, no relatives.
These should be uploaded to the online application system under “Other Documents”. Please scan your documents and upload them as a PDF file.
If you are having difficulty uploading any documents, please contact the Human Resources Department. The maximum allowable document size is 10 MB.
BACKGROUND CHECK STATEMENT: The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background investigation, which may include: criminal history, credit checks, employment verification, verification of education and professional reference checks.
Thomas Nelson Community College, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, Thomas Nelson is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview process per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Call 757-825-2728 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.
Name Human Resources
Thomas Nelson Community College
Human Resources Department
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666