23 days old

Captain / Field Training Officer

Susquehanna Valley EMS
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift, Holidays, Overtime

Captain/Field Training Officer

Salary: $25.00-$35.00 hr. based on experience



Relocation allowance possible for right candidate 


Susquehanna Valley EMS takes great pride in delivering high quality patient care and support to the citizens of our community. In keeping with such high standards, newly hired or transitioning employees need a mentor and guide in developing a solid understanding of their knowledge, skills, and educational strengths and areas of improvement. The success of this process is directly linked to the professional commitment of our Field Training Officers. Their hard work and dedication help to build a foundation for our EMS system that ultimately sets a high standard of service for our community.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

This position must adhere to all responsibilities of a Captain

Field training officers have a dual responsibility of providing solo Paramedic service to their assigned areas, as well as conducting training and evaluations for new and existing employees.

  • Attend the FTO training course (at next available offering)
  • Attend the Supervisor training course (if applicable)
  • Attend regularly scheduled FTO meetings
  • Train, mentor, and evaluate provisional paramedics and EMTs (including Interagency representatives)
  • Assist with Pre-employment Testing and Orientation
  • Participate in didactic and field training sessions (including CEU courses)
  • Assist in the development and implementation of remedial training programs
  • Fill Supervisor role as needed (upon completion of Supervisor training course)
  • Be motivated to teach, to facilitate learning and to ensure their provisional acquires the knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful employee
  • Serve as a mentor, role model and educational resource for fellow employees


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Current PA EMT-Paramedic or Health Professional Certification
  • Current CPR
  • EVOC or EVDT Certification
  • Advanced level training / certifications (NIMS / ICS, CCEMTP, PALS, PEPP, PHTLS, etc)
  • Eligible to receive medical command
  • Experience in education and training
  • 21 years of age
  • Valid PA driver's license
  • Seven or more years active EMS experience
  • Excellent comprehension, verbal and written skills in the English language
  • Demonstrate ability of strong leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Able to adhere to all requirements of ALS/ Captain provider position

When making the selection for Captain/ Field Training Officer (FTO), we examine the candidate’s skills, knowledge and behavior. In doing so, we attempt to take a ‘whole person’ approach to the testing and evaluation process. No singular criterion is used when making the decision. The overall choice will be based upon, but not limited to, the items listed above.



Posted: 2018-11-21 Expires: 2018-12-21

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