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Coordinator, Clinical Education - EMS (Center for Public Safety)

Company: Polk State College
Location: Winter Haven
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

At Polk State, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This Coordinator, Clinical Education position reports to the Program Director and is an excellent opportunity within the College's EMS program. We offer a collaborative, creative, and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then come work for Polk State.


This is a professional/technical position that reports directly to the Program Director of the College's EMS Program. It involves both administrative support responsibilities associated with the program, and instructional responsibilities as appropriate within the program. Work requires the analysis of complex problems, planning of various interrelated activities, and sometimes the coordination of multiple projects or simultaneous functions. Frequently called upon to resolve complex problems within the program where recognized principles may be inadequate to determine a course of action. Regularly required to work cooperatively with other allied health programs and to communicate with other areas, both in and out of the college, in order to meet the needs of students, the community, and the profession.


  • Assists with the establishment of policies and procedures governing selection and progression of students through the program.
  • Assists with the drafting of promotional materials used to attract students into the program.
  • Assists with the development of the curriculum framework for integration of clinical skills throughout the curriculum.
  • Assists in assembling and compiling all materials required for accreditation of the program.
  • Assists in disseminating the above information to the appropriate recipients at the College (administrators, counselors, and program students) and outside the College (national accrediting body and each clinical affiliate).
  • Assists with all aspects of the selection process for the limited access program.
  • Assists with the evaluation of students' readiness for entry into the profession.
  • Assists with the assessment of strengths and weaknesses of students via student surveys and employer surveys in order to continuously improve the instructional framework.
  • Assists in identifying the adjunct instructors to be utilized within the program.
  • Assist in keeping records on the progression of students through the program.
  • Coordinates contracts with the clinical agencies, student clinical assignments and, rotation through the clinical sites.
  • Assists with the development of the appropriate support laboratory on the campus, including the ordering of equipment and supplies.
  • Assists with the acquisition of ancillary demonstration materials from appropriate vendors.
  • Assists in monitoring continuity of courses so that all essentials have been covered within the curriculum as well as evaluated.
  • Assists with maintaining currency of student clinical handbook for the program.
  • Teaches courses within the first and/or second year of the curriculum as appropriate in order to assure program continuity (courses not to exceed half of the standard teaching contract on a term-by-term basis).
  • Coordinates and assists students in completing the required documentation after student clinical-related injuries. Adheres to affiliate partner and college safety department policies and procedures concerning clinic/work related injuries while following program protocols.
  • Travels to clinical sites and acts as liaison between affiliate partners and the college while overseeing student clinical assignments, verifying student attendance logs, and verifying required program clinical competency checks, while addressing any potential affiliate/student issues.
  • Assists to make sure all materials are up to date and available for instructors for all courses within the program.
  • Assists to make sure all classes are properly prepared including all materials and equipment needed for all courses within the program.
  • Maintains schedule and assigns instructors for all clinical and non-credit courses within the program.
  • Will teach all courses and clinical within the program that are unfilled by adjunct instructors.
  • Assists to make sure all students obtain and maintain all required credentials, records, uniforms, and any other items required by the program during the term.

    This position is a level P15. To determine starting salary, Polk State College takes into consideration the pay level minimum, the candidate's qualifications and internal equity factors.

    Required Skills

    • Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a wide variety of individuals within and outside the department, and frequently with students, faculty and staff of the College. Significant consultation is expected for problems requiring judgment and tact to obtain cooperation or approval of action to be taken.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with college personnel.
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
    • Current Florida licensure as a Paramedic is required.

      Working Conditions:
      Travel may be required: primarily day travel within Polk county, but may require overnight travel as well.

      Required Education and Certifications:
      Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate's Degree required.
      Current Florida licensure as a Paramedic is required.

      OTHER: Within the first 45 days of employment, must obtain instructor status certification in the following areas:
      American Heart Association (AHA)
      Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
      Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
      Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

      National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
      Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
      Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
      Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS)

      Preferred Education:
      Bachelor's Degree preferred.

      Required Experience

      Preferred Experience:
      Bachelor's Degree preferred.

      We offer an excellent employer-paid benefits package including the following: Medical, Dental, Life, Long-Term Disability, Vacation (except faculty), Holiday and Sick Leave, Retirement (if eligible) and college fee waivers. Other employee-paid, voluntary benefits (vision, short-term disability, etc.) are also available.
      Important Information:

      • Application Requirements:A completed online application consists of:

        • Resume/CV
        • Polk State electronic job application (eApp) with all sections fully completed

          Submissions that do not include all required information will not be considered.

          • Background Screening:Reference checks, successful completion of a Level II background check (fingerprinting), and third-party Education Verification for all stated degrees will be required prior to employment.

            • Staff Transcripts: For career positions (C10-C18), an undergraduate degree is not required. However, please note that education will be verified for all stated degrees. Submission of official transcripts for all stated degrees will be required as a condition of employment, following receipt of job offer.

              • Veterans' Preference: Eligible applicants must use the to apply for Veterans' Preference for positions in qualifying categories (Career and Protech positions levels P12 - P16). All required documentation (Polk State Veteran's Preference Form, DD-214, and any other required documentation) must be submitted with the completed application for consideration.

                • As a general rule, Polk State College does not provide H1-B visa sponsorship. Exceptions may be made based on the College's need for a candidate with unique skills and expertise where the College cannot otherwise recruit and hire qualified non-sponsored candidates.

                  • Relocation: Polk State College does NOT provide relocation assistance for this position.

                    This position will close at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, February 3, 2023.

                    If you need further assistance with your application, please contact the Recruiting Team at .

                    If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

                    Polk State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution committed to excellence through diversity in education and employment. The College complies with all state and federal laws granting rights to students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission to the College. Polk State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in its programs, activities, or employment. For questions or concerns, please contact: Lonnie Thompson, Chief Diversity Officer, Title IX Coordinator, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; 999 Avenue H, NE; Winter Haven, FL 33881; Office: WAD 227; 863.2 97.1000 Ext. 5378;

                    Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.

                    Polk State College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you feel you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Polk State, please call 863-297-1070 or e-mail with the nature of your request, along with your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.

                    Company Location

                    Center for Public Safety

                    Salary Type



                    47,672.15 - 60,565.69 USD

Keywords: Polk State College, Lakeland , Coordinator, Clinical Education - EMS (Center for Public Safety), Education / Teaching , Winter Haven, Florida

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