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Pima Medical Institute is a progressive, private school that is a leader in post-secondary education specializing in preparing students for in-demand careers in Allied Health professions. 

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Instructor - Substitute

Department: Emergency Medical Services
Office/Campus: Mesa

Instruct and implement the Emergency Medical Services program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives. Provide oversight of quality and integrity of Emergency Medical Services program.



  • Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of sequences.
  • Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum.
  • Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with the Student Services Coordinator or Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row.  Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.
  • Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each sequence to update student records and transcripts.
  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
  • Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, community service field trips, and visits to clinics and medical offices.
  •  Prepare lectures and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.
  • Assist and counsel students with Emergency Medical Services program curriculum.
  • Monitor student academic progress and inform the Student Services Coordinator or Associate Director when a studentís grade average for any course drops below 77%.
  • Monitor students in the classroom. Assist students and ensure safety precautions are adhered to.
  • May assist and coordinate externships for Emergency Medical Services students.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.



  • Graduation from an accredited Paramedic program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a graduate of an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) as a Paramedic and three (3) years of occupational experience as a Paramedic OR 
  • A minimum of four (4) years of job-related training and experience for those instructors who are not graduates from an accredited Paramedic program.
  • Current licenses, certifications, or other designations as required by local, state, or federal laws to work as a Paramedic.
  • Certified by a nationally recognized certifying organization at an equal or higher level of professional training than the Emergency Medical Services Profession(s) for which training is being offered.
  • ACLS, PALS, PHTLS Instructor certified preferred.
  • Knowledgeable in course content and effective in teaching assigned subjects, and capable through academic preparation, training and experience to teach the courses or topics assigned.
  • Verbal and written communications skills.  
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills. 

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