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EMS Training Coordinator

Eugene Springfield Fire
Eugene, Oregon 97402
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


$38.65 - $49.41 Hourly $3,092.00 - $3,952.80 Biweekly $6,699.33 - $8,564.40 Monthly

$80,392.00 - $102,772.80 Annually



Final filing date: December 20, 2019.

Eugene Springfield Fire is recruiting for an EMS Training Coordinator to:

• Plan and coordinate a variety of Emergency Medical Services continuing education

classes, exercises, and skills evaluations consistent with Oregon Health Authority and

department requirements for all levels of licensed EMS personnel.

• Orient new EMS personnel to department EMS policies, medical protocols, procedures,

and medical equipment.

• Coordinate the certification of department personnel in the American Heart Association

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

• Coordinate the preparation, organization, and maintenance of training materials in

conjunction with the EMS/Fire Instructor(s).

• Assist with the tracking of EMS training records within the department Learning

Management System. Maintain departmental and individual employee EMS training

records as needed for reporting purposes.

• Develop and maintain networks with local hospitals, emergency room physicians, and

regulatory agencies to provide a liaison for EMS training.

• Conducts follow up on patient care and patient outcomes to department personnel as


• Develop recruit EMS Employee work plans to improve employee performance as


• Provide ongoing evaluation of probationary EMS employees' progression during the

probationary period of employment.

• Assist as necessary in the develop and implementation of probationary EMS Employee

work plans and performance improvement plans to improve employee performance as

requested by the Training Chief, the EMS Chief, and/or the Supervising Physician.

• Conducts continuous quality improvement of the EMS system to assist with department

training needs at the direction of the Supervising Physician and the EMS Chief.

• Oversees department participation in the Cardiac Arrest Registry for Enhance Survival

CARES Registry.

The Eugene Springfield Metropolitan area offers its residents an outstanding quality of life,

featuring a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. Eugene is Oregon's second

largest city and Springfield is Oregon's ninth largest. Both of our cities are nestled in the

southern end of Oregon's fertile Willamette Valley and have the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers

running through the hearts of these communities.

Eugene is the seat of Lane County, which extends from the Cascade Mountains, 75 miles east

of Eugene and Springfield, to the Pacific Ocean, 50 miles to the west. Eugene is also the home

to the University of Oregon with more than 24,000 students and a very vibrant fan base for all

its sports teams. Springfield is home to Riverbend and McKenzie Willamette hospitals, both

regional leaders of health care within the area. The city of Springfield also has a proud history

of supporting the timber industry in its harvest and production of wood products.

The City of Eugene and City of Springfield strive to create a work environment that values the

cultural, educational, and life experience background of each employee. Our goal is to have a

workforce that reflects the diversity found in the community, and effectively create a positive

environment that values diversity and encourages inclusion, and in turn, enhances our ability to

understand and respond to a wide variety of service needs. Fluency in a language in addition to

English is desirable.

The Eugene and Springfield Departments, once individual fire departments in two cities, has

functionally consolidated under an intergovernmental agreement to become Eugene Springfield

Fire. This consolidation has saved money for the taxpayers and increased the operational

efficiency of the departments to create one of the best Fire & EMS delivery systems in the

state. The department is among the leaders, in the nation, of out of hospital cardiac arrest

survival. This accomplishment is directly traced to the efficient delivery of training in cardiac

arrest scene management to our staff responding to calls for service.

Eugene Springfield Fire operates from 16 fire stations (including one at the Eugene Airport),

and deploys 12 engines, 2 Ladders (Quint), 3 truck companies (2 towers, 1 tiller), and an

Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Unit dedicated to the Eugene airport. All fire

apparatus is generally staffed with a minimum of three personnel, except the ARFF Unit. There

must be a minimum of one licensed paramedic on each fire apparatus. There are 10

ambulances staffed daily, seven (7 ) 24 hour advanced life support units and three (3) basic life

support units). Eugene Springfield Fire also has a public private partnership with Mid-Valley

Ambulance that supplies an additional five (5) ambulances that provide interfacility nonemergency


The department employs 305 personnel and provides fire service to a population of

approximately 242,439 for an incorporated area, including contract districts, of approximately

94.3 square miles. The department serves an Ambulance Service Area (ASA) to a population of

approximately 278,220 for an incorporated area of approximately 1,626 square miles.

During fiscal year 2019, the department responded to more than 41,809 calls for service.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm PST


Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the


• Plans, coordinates, and oversees the emergency medical services training and education

for all Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) OHA Licensed Fire/EMS

Personnel, in consultation with the Supervising Physician and the EMS Chief to include:

◦ CPR Training

◦ ACLS Training

◦ Annual Blood borne Pathogens Training

◦ Orientation of and delivery of medical policies, protocols, procedures and medical

equipment during recruit training.

◦ Initial and ongoing training on new and established medical policies, equipment,

protocols and procedures to all Fire/EMS Personnel.

◦ Continuing Education to maintain EMS Licensure

• Performs research and development at the direction of the Supervising Physician and the

EMS Chief on:

◦ New medical protocols

◦ New EMS equipment

◦ Resources for EMS instruction

◦ EMS policies and procedures

• Works closely with hospitals and local physicians to:

◦ Identify new equipment, procedures, and medications that could be used in the

pre-hospital setting.

◦ Identify and define possible solutions to EMS training issues.

• May evaluate EMS training effectiveness and needs through:

◦ Observations at scene of emergencies and major fire incidents; provide advice,

suggestions, and evaluate course offerings and content based upon onsite


◦ Development and administration of EMS evaluations including tests.

• Coordinates the following:

◦ Information flow, training content, and training scheduling of Field Training


◦ Field evaluations of EMS personnel on an ongoing basis and at the request of the


◦ Development of, course objectives, course outlines and lesson plans for classes and


◦ Critical incident stress debriefing with the peer support network.

• Provides:

◦ Technical support to line Fire/EMS personnel in the delivery of EMS care.

◦ Oral and written reports on the effectiveness of EMS training and identifies issues

and solutions.

• Administers, at the direction of the Supervising Physician and the EMS Chief, the CQI

Policy. To include:

◦ Evaluating the clinical performance of all department medical personnel.

◦ Recommends resolution utilizing inspection and quality control measures to

determine the need for new methods, training, and/or equipment.

◦ EMS post-incident critiques and case studies.

◦ Monitoring and ensuring compliance with applicable local, state, federal ordinances,

laws, and regulations that pertain to EMS.

• Researches and keeps informed on developments in National and Oregon EMS standards

of care for equipment, methodology, medications, and protocols in order to incorporate

concepts in training classes and curriculum development.

• Act as the Infection Control Officer in the absence of the EMS Chief.

• Record keeping for a variety of EMS certifications.

• Perform related duties as required.



Knowledge of:

• Principles and practices of pre-hospital and hospital emergency medicine.

• National, State and local standards for area trauma system.

• Oregon and National rules and regulations for EMS Licensing.

• American Heart Association (AHA) standards for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS),

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and BLS (CPR) certification and recertification.

• Principles of emergency medical dispatch.

• Basic fire service structure and chain of command.

• Basic principles of hazardous material incident response.

• Principles of instructional methodology and course development.

• Principles of practical and didactic test construction.

• Principles of infection control and communicable diseases.

• Principles of medical quality assurance program.

• Principles of critical incident stress (CIS) and debriefings.

• Principles of medical ethics, HIPAA and patient confidentiality.

• Pre-hospital EMS equipment and procedures.

• Principles of triage and disaster planning.

• Principles of Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

Ability to:

• Work effectively with fire and EMS personnel, other city employees and departments, and

other agencies.

• Communicate clearly and effectively with physicians, nurses, managers, hospital

management, other EMS affiliated practitioners.

• Plan, develop, present and evaluate comprehensive educational programs.

• Assess skill levels and training needs of EMS personnel.

• Evaluate, teach and coach Fire/EMS personnel in EMS techniques.

• Operate all EMS Equipment and an assortment of audio-visual and instructional aids.

• Plan and develop complex and comprehensive medical protocols and procedures.

• Provide technical and field support and provide necessary instructions and feedback.

• Maintain appropriate records.


• Required:

◦ Four years of combined Advanced Life Support (ALS) pre-hospital or Critical Care

Transport (CCT) experience including paramedic, critical care paramedic, flight

nurse, registered nurse, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.

• Desired:

◦ Experience in fire service training or operations.

• Preferred:

◦ Experience in teaching paramedics in a college or university environment.

◦ Two-years' experience as a critical care instructor or clinical educator for an EMS

agency, or hospital.


• Required:

◦ Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by an Associate of

Science degree in fire science, nursing, education, or related field.

• Desired:

◦ The applicant has a Bachelor's degree.

• Preferred:

◦ The applicant has a Bachelor's degree in nursing or physician assistant.

◦ The applicant has a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies or

Master of Science in Nursing, Nurse Practitioner.

License and/or Certification:

• Required:

◦ The applicant must be a licensed Paramedic or licensed Registered Nurse in the

State of Oregon by date of hire.

◦ Valid Oregon driver's license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass

driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the

City's standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain

a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming

domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

• Preferred:

◦ Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN), Physician Assistant (PA), or Nurse Practitioner

(NP) in the State of Oregon by date of hire.

◦ NFPA Fire Instructor I certification (or ability to obtain within one year of

appointment required).

◦ American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider, ACLS and PALS provider &

Instructor certification (or ability to obtain within one year of appointment


◦ Certification as Infection Control Officer (or ability to obtain within one year of

appointment required).

◦ NAEMT Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support initial certification and instructor (or ability

to obtain within one year of appointment required).




Posted: 2019-11-22 Expires: 2019-12-22

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