Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide instruction and monitor teaching/learning effectiveness in
courses assigned by the Program Director, Dean of Health Sciences,
or Provost/Vice-President of Academic Affairs in the area the
instructor has appropriate qualifications. The Laboratory
Assistant's primary responsibility is to organize and support the
learning experiences that take place in the simulated clinical
laboratories for the EMS programs. The Laboratory Assistant
collaborates and assists the faculty members who teach skills
courses. The Laboratory Assistant facilitates the required practice
in the simulated field scenarios. The Laboratory Assistant is
accountable to the Emergency Medical Services Programs Director .
Excellent computer skills are required and technological experience
is recommended due to the interface of computers and mannequin
technology in high fidelity simulation. The Laboratory Assistant
may be required to assist in the EMS program by teaching didactic
courses and clinical courses or as a substitute as needed.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
- Participate in the assessment of instructional needs of the EMS
Program. Plan, evaluate, and revise as well as develop and
implement curriculum needs, course syllabi, and outcomes to assure
the completion of program goals and requirements. Ensure
instructional quality for the student as assessed by content
mastery and competency-based skills.
- Review course, student objectives, and lesson plans for the EMS
- Getting EMS courses quality matters certified.
- Maintain FERPA standards as applied to public institutions of
- Use current technology to enhance effectiveness, including but
not limited to computers, overhead projectors, PowerPoint, DVD, and
smart TVs, and willing to learn and apply any other new technology
needed to enhance learning.
- Actively participate in meetings called by Program Director,
Dean of Health Sciences, or Provost/ Vice-President of Academic
Affairs for purpose of disseminating information; providing input
into the decision-making process, or for the sharing of expertise
- Compile, administer and grade assignments and examinations
promptly so that the student is aware of his/her progress and allow
time for the development of a plan that will promote student
success and a positive outcome. Use computer and internet programs
to disseminate information to students, prepare exams, and prepare
class presentations as pertinent.
- Provide a safe environment for students; encourage students to
use available support services; encourage group activities and
involvement of classes within health science programs as
appropriate. Collaborate with support services to ensure
information is shared and discussed.
- Be responsible for the security of equipment, classrooms,
office, and all other teaching materials.
- Assist in the responsibility for upholding LC’s and EMS
Program’s rules and regulations. Assisting in implementing changes
according to the recommendations set forth by the accrediting
agencies and ensure that the program remains in compliance with
said rules and regulations.
- Utilization of established syllabi and skills sheets for EMS
courses, computer web-based skills tracking software, and
preparation of lab schedule for courses including specific
simulated clinical and field skills experiences, in collaboration
- Maintain, inventory, and order lab supplies and equipment for
classes to be taught in the clinical laboratory. In addition;
endorses the security of the equipment in the skills and computer
- Manage practice sessions for students by organizing supplies
and equipment, rotations, and faculty support.
- Collaborate with EMS Program Director and faculty to plan,
implement, and evaluate course curriculum related to laboratory
- Promote high standards of excellence in assigned classes.
- Maintain close communication with course faculty regarding the
progress of students in lab classes .
- Prepare demonstrations of skills for preparation of
clinical/field rotations under the supervision of the Course
Instructor, Clinical Coordinator, and/or EMS Program Director.
- May function in an assistant role in specific Laboratory
settings under the supervision of the Course Instructor, Clinical
Coordinator, and/or EMS Program Director.
- Participate in Program and College Faculty Committee meetings
as assigned .
- Keep informed about major trends and innovations in
clinical/field practice as it relates to topics taught in the
- Maintain current licensure, level of expertise, aware of
current changes in discipline, professional competence, and
licensure through practice, continuing education, and professional
- Provide feedback to EMS faculty members concerning curriculum,
especially items related to skills and simulated lab .
- May perform check-offs for EMS students .
- Stay abreast of changes that occur in the discipline by
actively participating in on-campus or off-campus advisory
committees or by attending conferences. Maintain a level of
expertise in respective clinical/field areas through course work or
world of work experiences, and by reading scholarly journals .
- Share in the responsibility for the smooth operation of the
college by participating in college-wide and departmental
committees and activities.
- Participate in activities such as orientation, convocation,
in-service sessions, graduation meetings, and seminars designed for
professional growth and development.
- Actively participate in meetings called by the Provost/Vice
President of Academic Affairs and the Professor of Emergency
Medical Services and Program Director that are held to disseminate
information, provide input into the decision-making process, or for
the sharing of expertise with colleagues.
- Work a minimum of forty hours per week . Post a minimum of ten
office hours per week for student counseling, advising, or
- Participate as an advisor during early advising or during the
registration process . Provide accurate career counseling and
guidance as assigned by the Provost/Vice President of Academic
Affairs or the Professor of Emergency Medical Services and Program
- Add to the library collection for the disciplines through
requests for textbooks, journals, and other materials. Periodically
evaluate the library holdings.
- Provide information and/or data to the requesting officer so
that the proper reports may be completed and filed with the proper
educational agency, funding agency, or accrediting agency.
- If assigned as faculty for the EMS programs:
NOTICE: Required Documents
- Follow the procedures related to the Registrar's Office such as
grade reports and deadlines; attendance record reports; withdrawal
deadlines; class changes, and time and room scheduling .
- Give the students written information regarding course
requirements, grade determination, testing, and other assignments
as well as information regarding other departmental policies . This
information is to be supplied to the student for each course a
faculty member is assigned to teach.
- Compile, administer and grade assignments and examinations on
time so that the student is aware of his/her progress and allow
time for the development of a plan that will ensure student success
and a positive outcome.
- Follow the proper procedures for requesting textbooks,
instructional supplies, expendable supplies, and travel
To be considered for this position, you are required to upload your
resume and unofficial transcript(s). In addition, if a license or
certificate is required for this position, upload proof of your
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- A minimum of a Licensed Paramedic from the Texas Department of
State Health Services and/or National Registry and Associate of
Applied Science EMS-Paramedic.
- A minimum of three years experience in EMS practice with 1-2
years teaching experience.
- Must have a current Paramedic Licenses from the Texas
Department of State Health Services and/or National Registry
Paramedic Certificate and Associate of Applied Science
- The Faculty/Laboratory Coordinator demonstrates discipline,
competence, pedagogical competence that engages the student and
focuses on student learning.
- The Faculty/Laboratory Coordinator must be able to operate
specialized laboratory equipment and various types of audio-visual
equipment/instructional materials, software, and various types of
- The Faculty/Laboratory Coordinator must be able to assist in
the development and use of laboratory, lecture, and scenario
strategies that enhance teaching effectiveness and promote student
learning by the faculty members .
- The Faculty/Laboratory Coordinator must have excellent
knowledge of Microsoft Office programs .
- The Faculty/Laboratory Coordinator should have a good working
knowledge of maintaining student records and dealing with sensitive
- Faculty/ Laboratory Coordinator must be cooperative and
professional in his/her communications with the public, the
students, colleagues, and college administrators.
- In addition, must be willing to work days, evenings, and
weekends as needed.
Students in the classroom, lab, and clinical sites .
Supervised by Professor of Emergency Medical Services and Program
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel,
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up
to 50 pounds.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in a standard office environment.
Work-inside a well-lighted and air-conditioned area most of the
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to
Required to work safely and follow safety rules.
Report unsafe working conditions and behavior.
Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging
in unsafe practices.
Immediate supervisor may assign other duties.
May be required to work outside regular working hours, as
May be required to work at a different college work site or campus
In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
Executive Order 11246 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of
1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Laredo
College is open to all persons regardless of race, color, religion,
sex, age, marital status, disability, or national origin who are
otherwise eligible for admission as students. Furthermore, Laredo
College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and no applicant or
employee will be discriminated against because of race, color,
religion, sex, age, marital status, disability or national origin.
This institution will not enter knowingly into any contractual
agreement for services or supplies with any firm failing to follow
fair employment practices.
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency
from an approved stated education agency or having membership with
the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a
course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a
certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree
equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.
This report must be attached to your online application at the time
of applying. For your convenience, we have provided the following
links to assist you in complying with this requirement. However,
you may use any other certified transcript evaluation service.
The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended
to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the
job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills
and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities
may change with business needs. LC reserves the right to add,
change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any
time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform
other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition,
reasonable accommodations may be made by LC as its discretion to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
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