Director of EMS Program - San Juan College in Farmington New Mexico

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San Juan College

Farmington, New Mexico

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position is responsible for directing the college’s EMS program. The Director position works 12 months each year.


San Juan College is committed to serving the needs of our students through a process of continuous quality improvement. We uphold and affirm the following iCARE values:

• Innovation
• Collaboration
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence

Duties & Responsibilities


• Ensures program compliance with accreditation standards; informs faculty of decision, activities and plans which affect program operations.

• Supervises the work of program faculty and staff.

• Completes quality assurance activities by overseeing programs, identifying concerns, responding to requests, providing remediation, recognizing excellence, interpreting statistical information, and overseeing medical records management.

• Plans strategic initiatives by developing and implementing long-term goals, researching and preparing budgets, prioritizing and purchasing equipment and supplies, collaborating with staff and departments, researching and preparing the budget, and researching and evaluating equipment needs, clinical procedures, and standard operating procedures.

• Works with regional partners by serving on committees, collaborating with hospitals, area departments and outside agencies, and ensuring all legal requirements are met.

• Develops and maintains an active community advisory committee.

• Coordinates the development and maintenance of a quality educational program that meets the needs of students and employers.

• Develops and seeks approval for policies regarding student admission, progression, graduation, and placement.

• Advises EMS students in coordination with other program faculty.

• Administers contracts by overseeing vendors, negotiating contracts, and scheduling preventive maintenance activities.

• Recruits students through program publicity and representation of the program and college.

• Arranges for physical facilities and clinical resources.

• Maintains EMS program records and data.

• Prepares and teaches program courses; prepares syllabi; delivers lectures, lab content, assignments and tests; evaluates and records student performance; counsels, tutors, and mentors students.

• Maintains professional licensure and membership in professional associations.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of emergency medical services principles and practices..

• Knowledge of the technology, therapies, and medical treatment protocols used in the provision of emergency medical services.

• Knowledge of learning management systems.

• Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.

• Knowledge of program policies and requirements.

• Knowledge of student advising principles.

• Knowledge of curriculum development principles.

• Knowledge of effective teaching strategies.

• Knowledge of budget preparation and maintenance principles.

• Knowledge of accreditation standards and processes.

• Knowledge of college policies and procedures.

• Skill in the delegation of responsibility and authority.

• Skill in decision making and problem solving.

• Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.

• Skill in oral and written communication.

• Skill in working effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.


The Dean, School of Trades and Technology assigns work in terms of program goals and objectives. The supervisor reviews work through conferences, reports, and observation of program activities.


Guidelines include New Mexico EMS rules and regulations, Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions, and college and program policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. This position develops program guidelines.


• The work consists of varied instructional, management and supervisory duties. Strict regulations and the variety of tasks to be managed contribute to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to direct the EMS program. Success in this position results in the efficient and effective provision of instruction to students and to compliance with accreditation standards.


• Contacts are typically with co-workers, other college personnel, faculty, staff, students, representatives of accreditation and professional agencies, vendors, representatives of state boards and regulatory agencies, representatives of professional associations and groups, and members of the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, to resolve problems, to provide services, to negotiate or settle matters, or to motivate or influence persons.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping or walking. The employee occasionally lifts light objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.

• The work is typically performed in an office, laboratory, or outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, and irritating chemicals. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


This position has direct supervision over EMS Clinical Coordinator (1) and program faculty.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited health science degree program or an Emergency Medical Services Program is required. Master’s degree preferred or agreeable to complete while employed as the EMS Program Director. 1. National Registered or New Mexico Licensed Paramedic required. 2. The ability to become a New Mexico Instructor Coordinator. 3. Must be an AHA Instructor at one or more of the following levels (BLS, ACLS, and/or PALS). 4. Must be a NAEMT Instructor at one or more of the following levels (AMLS, PHTLS, and/or EPC). • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service. • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of New Mexico for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

Starting Salary


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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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