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Emergency Medical Services Clinical Education Specialist

City of San Mateo
San Mateo, California 94403
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    Full Time
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    1st Shift
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The Cities of San Mateo, Foster City and Belmont invites your application for the position of

Emergency Medical Services Clinical Education Specialist


Why Join our Department?

The Cities of San Mateo, Foster City and Belmont are seeking an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Clinical Education Specialist who is highly motivated, experienced, and will administer the Emergency Medical Training Programs for the Fire Department personnel.

The Cities of San Mateo, Foster City, and Belmont have embarked on a shared services endeavor for fire services. The Departments collectively have ten engines and two trucks operating out of nine fire stations. There are 154 full-time employees assigned to one of the following divisions: Administration, Fire Prevention, Training, Emergency Preparedness, Fire Operations and EMS. The Departments jointly serve nearly 161,000 residents daily with a day-time population around 230,000.   Additionally, the departments participate with the Central San Mateo County Training Division which includes the fire agencies of Millbrae, San Bruno, San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont & Central County Fire Department (Burlingame & Hillsborough) and shares EMS training, which this position will perform. The Departments have a healthy collaborative atmosphere and encourages participation at all levels.


To find out more about these agencies, visit their websites: www.cityofsanmateo.org, www.fostercity.org, www.belmont.gov.


In this role, the EMS Clinical Education Specialist will monitor and evaluate activities of field personnel in areas of EMS including Paramedic and EMT operations, training, public education and required continuing education. The EMS Clinical Education Specialist position is a 40-hour flexible work week position.


What You’ll Do

The EMS Clinical Education Specialist provides and coordinates continuing education for Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians and first responders consistent with State and County policies and protocols of pre-hospital emergency medical services controlling the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical services. Duties include maintaining a variety of departmental records including EMS reports, Patient Care Records and training records; assisting in the San Mateo County accreditation, orientation and Field Training Officer process; developing annual EMS Training Plan in accordance with State and County policies and protocols; performs Quality Improvement (QI) audits of pre-hospital documentation.


Who You Are

  • You are highly motivated and possess knowledge of the Fire Department’s role and responsibilities as they relate to re-hospital basic life support, advanced life support and definitive emergency medical care.
  • You desire to develop and maintain a cooperate working relationship with a variety of local, state government and private sector agencies and individuals.
  • You have the passion and ability to contribute to a positive work environment that fosters motivation and collaboration.    


What You Bring

  • You possess at least five years of work experience as a Paramedic or Registered Nurse (RN).
  • You possess a State of California Paramedic License, and the ability to complete the accreditation process in San Mateo County as a Paramedic within six months of employment or possession of California Registered Nursing License. Your licenses and San Mateo County accreditation must be maintained, in good standing, as a condition of employment.
  • You possess a valid California Driver’s License.


You will be required to acquire and maintain the following certificates/licenses within one year of employment:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider and Instructor
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals (PEPP) Provider and Instructor
  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) Provider
  • AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
  • AHA Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Instructor
  • EMT-P Preceptor or FTO
  • San Mateo County Paramedic Orientation Trainer

Bonus Points (highly desirable)

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in health science, nursing, business administration, public administration, fire science or a closely related field


What We Offer

  • Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits
  • CalPERS retirement (2% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members). Classic employees contribute 7.5% to CalPERS and New members contribute 6.25% to CalPERS
  • Participation in the Social Security Program
  • City contribution of 1.5% of base salary to Deferred Compensation, and matching up to 1.0% of the Employee’s contribution
  • Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Bilingual Differential $195 monthly (if applicable)
  • This classification is represented by the San Mateo Management Employees Association

Are You Ready? Apply.

Submit an online application, résumé, and supplemental questionnaire at www.calopps.org or to the Human Resources Department, City of San Mateo, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403, (650) 522-7260. Applications submitted without a résumé and completed supplemental questions will be considered incomplete and eliminated from the recruitment process.

Application Deadline:

Recruitment will close by 5:00 pm on September 6, 2018.


Interview Process

All applications, résumés (required) and supplemental questionnaires received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications. A limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process which may consist of an oral panel interview and presentation, tentatively scheduled for September 24, 2018.


An eligible list will be established for those who pass the examination process. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least 6 months with the possibility of an extension for an additional 6 months. Once placed on an eligible list, and at the time a vacancy occurs, eligible candidates may be contacted by the hiring department and scheduled for additional department interviews.


Note: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process. 


Fine Print

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a driving record review, pre-employment physical, drug testing, background review and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment.


Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. 


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