BLS / ACLS Lead Instructors – International Assignments

Engenium
Published
August 29, 2018
Location
United States
Category
Job Type
Contact Phone
321-296-9601

Description

Lead Instructors appointed to this role will teach and supervise American Heart Association (AHA) Programs in both classroom and field training environments. Lead Instructors will utilize AHA materials and guidelines to conduct training. Instructional experience is required and the Lead instructor candidates must have the ability to demonstrate hands on techniques and skills to students per AHA guidelines as well as demonstrate the ability to supervise and coach other Training Site Instructors. Instructors must be familiar with the use of Human Patient Simulators for training purposes and be able to travel over seas for 1 - 2 week assignments.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent our client and the AHA in a positive manner with prospective, former and current student’s staff and the community.
  • Present oneself in the classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and company guidelines, policies, and practices.
  • Organize, set up, and present AHA courses to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and be able to adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Supervise, demonstrate, and teach students in a classroom or field setting proper patient care according to Healthcare Guidelines.
  • Evaluate, report and record student performance and progress utilizing forms and AHA online management tool.
  • Responsible for maintaining the security of written exams, and student performance utilizing AHA Guidelines.
  • Monitor student progress and performance and provide remediation training when necessary or refer the student to another class, instructor, or program to be successful.
  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, exercise sound judgement when making decisions.
  • Responsible for Equipment maintenance, function and usability ensuring that it is ready for use both prior and after a class.
  • Responsible for communicating when equipment is not working properly or new equipment needs to be ordered in a timely fashion to Training Site Coordinator so as to insure continuity of AHA Programs.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Programs, and Job related Software.
  • Supervise AHA Instructors providing feedback, and suggestions for improvement in a supportive environment to encourage instructor development.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of Instructors utilizing Evaluation tools.
  • Must be able to communicate with Training Site Coordinator and client lead on Instructor evaluations.
  • Responsible for assisting the Training Center Coordinator for inventory of equipment and assist in the ordering and stocking process.

Qualifications


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  • 2 years of experience in medical field providing direct patient care in Basic Life Support.
  • AHA BLS or BLS for Healthcare Provider Card. (can be obtained by taking client instructor Program)
  • AHA BLS Instructor Card (or enrolled to attend.)
  • If already an instructor, provide Teaching/Training records for two courses in BLS Discipline within the past year.
  • Letter of recommendation from: Organization providing direct patient care.
  • Letter of Recommendation from: one of the following: Customer or agency where individual has taught course material prior to application.
  • The candidate should be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Recommendations For The BLS Instructor:

  • Candidate can demonstrate familiarization with BLS CPR manikins, use, and care.
  • Candidate can demonstrate familiarization with Automated External Defibrillators.
  • Candidate can demonstrate familiarization with basic Airway management including the use of oropharyngeal and nasal pharyngeal airway devices.
  • Candidate can demonstrate familiarization with use of Bag Valve Mask and Pocket Mask devices to assist ventilation.
  • Candidate has the ability to speak local language and translate to and from English.
  • Candidate has been a Team leader in resuscitations in current position.

Qualifications

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  • 2 Years of experience in an Advanced Life Support Provider Role: EMS, Emergency Nursing, Critical Care, MD, DO, Respiratory Therapy, PA or other dealing with Patients needing advanced life support.
  • Provide copies of current AHA BLS and ACLS Provider Cards.
  • AHA ACLS/BLS Instructor Card (or enrolled to attend Instructor Program.)
  • If already an instructor provides Teaching/Training records for two courses in the ACLS discipline within the past year.
  • Letter of recommendation from: Organization providing medical care.
  • Letter of Recommendation from: one of the following: Customer, current ITC, or agency where individual has taught course material prior to application.
  • The candidate should be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Recommendations For The ACLS Instructor:

  • *Has been a Team Leader In resuscitation events in the current position.
  • Candidate demonstrates familiarization with manual Defibrillators/monitors and pacers including local best practices
  • Candidate demonstrates familiarization with Advanced Airway management including the use of endotracheal intubation and laryngeal devices.
  • Candidate can discuss the concepts of medical simulation education including scenario development and debriefing.
  • Candidate can discuss the Pharmacology and the use of Resuscitation medications.
  • Candidate can discuss and demonstrates the concepts of cardiac rhythm recognition including lead placement and 12-lead ECG recognition.

*This needs to be documented in the letter of recommendation that the candidate has lead resuscitations within the organization. If the candidate has not been a team leader but the organization feels that they would make an excellent instructor this recommendation can be waived.

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