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STAFF DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (SIMULATION COORDINATOR) - 40008460

Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27701

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Emergency Medical Services

DATE POSTED:            

July 12, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

Open until filled

SALARY MINIMUM:  

$43,360.00

SALARY MAXIMUM:

$78,048.00

POSITION NUMBER:            

40008460

JOB TYPE:

Full-Time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION


The Staff Development Specialist will serve as the Simulation Coordinator. The incumbent will ensure the readiness and operations of the simulation center and mobile simulation unit of the EMS Division. The position performs the education, maintenance, inventory, and operation of all simulation equipment and supplies. The Simulation Coordinator will collaborate with the Professional Development team to design and train all simulation activities for the Academy and provide continuous education. The simulation coordinator ensures adherence to program policies/objectives/outcomes and current simulation best practices and safety measures while maintaining current medical credential and ability to practice independently as a medical practitioner in the system.

 

NOTE: Evening or weekend shifts are required

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Coordinates and trains role players and standardized patients
  • Collaborates with the Field Training and Evaluation Program (FTEP) Coordinator for phase and clearance processes for system providers
  • Develops and coordinates activities to support continuing education programs for EMS system providers and other first responders within Durham County.
  • Develops and conducts simulation exercises for other first responders within Durham County.
  • Performs as an independent practicing Paramedic

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Considerable knowledge of principles and techniques of training.
  • Working knowledge of various ranges of simulation manikins (high to low fidelity), such as Gaumard, Laerdal, etc.
  • Working knowledge of Audio Visual and Information Technology resources which correspond with simulation equipment and processes, such as KB Port
  • Conducts debriefing sessions
  • Ability to driving and maneuver trailers
  • Ability to organize and coordinate training activities, evaluate student learning, and to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form.
  • Ability to work effectively with others and use sound judgment in applying policies, procedures, and training principles.
  • Ability to lift and move equipment and supplies with assistance as needed.
  • Ability to lift, carry, climb, extricate and perform other physical maneuvers involved in rescuing and rendering care to patients as an independently practicing paramedic.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS


Graduation from a four-year college or university and two years of experience in a human service program, counseling, training, in the subject or specialty area, or in an administrative support role in a staff development and training office; or graduation from high school and five years of progressively responsible experience directly related to training in the subject or specialty area; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES


Valid North Carolina Driver’s License with an acceptable three year driving record.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Current North Carolina Paramedic credential or relevant hospital/prehospital emergency medicine experience.
  • Experience in healthcare simulation as an educator or simulation technician

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh