Are you passionate about helping others in crisis? Are you committed to the development of students and their learning goals? Are you looking for a great opportunity to guide the next generation of emergency medical technicians? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equityfocused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.
About the Program:
Pierce College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program is a Nationally Accredited program that offers progressive levels of Emergency Medical Training. Pierce College's EMS department trains civilians and soldiers to become medical professionals. These students work in the field to provide emergency medical and trauma care that includes assessment and, when appropriate, measures aimed to stabilize a patient so that he or she may be safely transported to a trauma center or hospital in accordance with National Protocols and guidelines established by National EMS Registry. Students can take classes leading to (NREMT) National certification in one quarter. Students can obtain a one-year Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Certificate and/or two-year associate degree customized to transfer to a four year University. Students who are interested in pursuing bachelor degrees in community medicine, nursing, physician assistant and paramedicine programs can transfer with their first two years completed at Pierce College to Central Washington University and many other four year institutions. Classes in our department are also in demand by current industry professionals who seek to upgrade their skills and remain relevant in their fields.
Faculty also teach the district's five Core Abilities: Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking, Responsibility, Information Competence, Effective Communication and Multiculturalism.
About Pierce College:
Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing achievement gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through continuous efforts, we have improved retention rates by 17% and graduation rates by 89%. This year, Pierce was named a top community college in several national polls.
Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites.
About the Position:
Prepare and teach a variety of courses in the classroom, skills lab, and/or field settings for the EMS program. Work closely with the Program Manager, Medical Director, while mentoring other EMS faculty. This position reports to the Dean of Health and Technology.
Prepare course syllabi and schedules; prepare and teach classes and labs; prepare testing materials and evaluate student learning outcomes.
Ability to serve as liaison with clinical sites.
Advise students regarding didactic, clinical and field performance as well as college/career pathways.
Participate actively in departmental committees and other responsibilities, including curriculum review and design.
Serve on campus committees; participate in division and college activities.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Engaging in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research?
Analyzing course assessments, evaluations, and data and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention and graduation?
Demonstrating multicultural competence, including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion?
Working within a collaborative and innovative department?
Engaging in districtwide efforts to improve student retention and success, including closing equity gaps between demographic groups;
Incorporating active student learning and appropriate use of technology in the classroom?
Continuously innovating learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis?
Tailoring curriculum to engage marginalized and oppressed groups?
Utilizing active and inclusive pedagogy?
Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of Multiculturalism, Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency, Responsibility, and Effective Communication?
Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment tcompletion?
Engaging in shared governance?
Participating in the First Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.
Current Washington State certification at the EMT or higher EMS certification level
At least 3 years prehospital EMS experience at the EMT or higher certification level, with at least one recertification
Approval as an EMS Evaluator as identified in WAC 246-976-161
Current recognition as a healthcare provider level CPR instructor from a Nationally recognized training program for CPR, FBAO and defibrillation
Successfully complete an instructor training course approved by one of the following:
The US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; or
An Accredited Institution of Higher Education; or
An equivalent course approved by the State of Washington Department of Health
Currently endorsed as a Senior EMT Instructor (SEI) or eligibility to obtain status within six months of hireWashington State Emergency Medical Services affiliation
BA/BS in progress
Must be eligible for Washington State professional/technical certification
Bachelor's Degree or higher in a related field from an accredited college or university.
Three (3) years of full time recent experience in emergency medical services (EMS)
Teaching experience including curriculum development, continuing medical education (CME) or ongoing training and assessment (OTEP)
Additional Salary Information: per 173 contact days