NURSING INSTRUCTOR (EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEMS PROGRAMS) (UZ-2694F) Los Angeles County Position/Program Information
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
FILING START DATE:
12/04/2017 AT 8 AM
This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and is subject to close
without prior notice.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS A REBULLETIN TO RE-OPEN THE FILING PERIOD, UPDATE POSITION/PROGRAM, SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE,SALARY INFORMATION, AND UPDATE THE EXAMINATION CONTENT INFORMATION REGARDING NOTIFICATION OF EXAM RESULTS. PERSONS WHO HAVE APPLIED WITHIN THE LAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS NEED NOT REAPPLY, BUT MAY CONTACT THE EXAM ANALYST TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. THE INFORMATION MUST INCLUDE YOUR NAME, THE EXAMINATION NUMBER AND EXAMINATION TITLE.
The Nursing Instructor (EMS) develops specialized training programs or educational course content for a group of employees, presents this content in a formal learning situation, supervises its application in a clinical... setting, and evaluates effectiveness of the training in achieving predetermined training objectives under technical supervision. In an Emergency Medical Services System Program, Nursing Instructors may be assigned to the Paramedic Training Institute, Medical Monitoring of Prehospital Care, Hospital Programs, EMS System Data Management, Prehospital Continuing Education and EMT Program Approvals, and Ambulance Licensing and Disaster Programs.
Essential Job Functions
- Identifies and analyzes, on an ongoing basis, the training needs and problems of one or more categories of nursing personnel usually with reference to a specific type of training program (general orientation, basic skills training, paramedic training program.)
- Plans and develops course or training program content and structures individual sessions, incorporating teaching methodology designed to meet identified needs and established course objectives.
- Conducts formal didactic training.
- Plans and supervises staff performance in making application in a clinical setting of the principles and techniques of patient care taught them in didactic training.
- Plans, develops and implements, with supervisory approval, the use of evaluative tools to measure the effectiveness of the training, modifying course or program content or methodology as indicated.
- Participates in studies and projects to improve course or curriculum content or interaction of trainees and patients, and drafts reports of findings.
- Performs review and makes recommendations regarding approval of pre-hospital care training and education programs, and monitors approved programs.
- Conducts site visits, and monitors paramedic base hospitals and provider agencies for compliance with County agreements and policies and procedures established by the local EMS agency.
- Participates in development, implementation and monitoring of the collection and evaluation of pre-hospital care medical data for the EMS system.
- Serves as a member of committees related to nursing training and education.
Requirements SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify, applicants must meet all of the requirements under one of the following options:
Three years' experience, within the last five years, in the practice of professional nursing in an acute care setting, one year of which must have been in an emergency department and included certification as a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICN) in Los Angeles County or eligibility for certification as a MICN Nurse in Los Angeles County.*
-OR- OPTION II
One year's experience as a registered nurse monitoring and evaluating special services of Basic and Comprehensive Emergency Medical Services (EMS) regulated under California Administrative Code, Title XXII.
A license to practice as a Registered Nurse issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
PHYSICAL CLASS III: Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION: To qualify under Option I, applicants must have certification as a MICN in Los Angeles County or be eligible for certification as a MICN in Los Angeles County.
Applicants certified as a MICN must provide proof of certification at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date. Applicants not certified as a MICN but eligible for certification, must provide a copy of their American Heart Association certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support provider or instructor at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date and meet the following qualifications:
To be eligible for a MICN certification, an applicant shall:
1. Be employed and sponsored by one of the following agencies approved to utilize MICNs in Los Angeles County:
a. Base hospital
b. EMS Agency
c. Paramedic training program
d. Paramedic provider agency
2. Meet the following professional licensure and experience requirements:
a. Licensed as a registered nurse in the United States for a period of not less than one (1) year and currently licensed in California.
b. Employment equivalent to one (1) year full-time (36-40 hrs/week) within the last three (3) years as a Registered Nurse in a critical care area; six (6) months of which must be in the emergency department of an acute care hospital.
c. Current American Heart Association (AHA) certification as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) provider or instructor.
Please ensure the License and Certification Section of the application is completed. Provide the title of your required license and certification, number, date of issue, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency as specified in the Selection Requirements.
Applicants claiming experience in a state other than California must attach a copy of their registered nurse license from that state to the application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the application filing date. Applications submitted without the required evidence of licensure will be considered incomplete and will be denied.
The required license and certification MUST be current and unrestricted; a conditional, provisional, probationary or restricted license or certification will NOT be accepted.
Additional credit will be given to applicants who have the following desirable qualifications:
- A Bachelor's degree** in a healthcare related field from an accredited institution.
- Experience developing, implementing and monitoring the collection and evaluation of medical data for an EMS system. *In order to receive credit for a college degree, such as a Bachelor's or Master's degree, you must include a legible photocopy of the official diploma(s), official transcripts, or official letter(s) from the accredited institution which shows the area of specialization with your application, at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing application. Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT:
An evaluation of training and experience based upon application information and desirable qualifications, weighted at 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on this examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Notification Letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add [email protected][email protected] to your email address book and to the list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as SPAM/JUNK mail.
Applications will be processed on an "as received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
The names of candidates will appear in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.
No person may compete in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.
Appointees may be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
VACANCY INFORMATION: The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Department of Health Services as they occur.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PST on the last day of filing will NOT be accepted.
Apply online by clicking the "APPLY" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescind appointment.
Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed, and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
NOTE: If you are unable to attach required documents to your application, you must email the Exam Analyst, Brenda G. Aguila at [email protected] at the time of filing, or within 15 calendar days of filing online. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER LANGUAGE:
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their applications online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.