Fire Department Quality Improvement Nurse Educator

Responsibilities

The UCLA Center for Prehospital Care (CPC) is the leading emergency and prehospital academic center on the West Coast. Since 1988, the Center for Prehospital Care has been creating a fund of knowledge for the practice of prehospital medicine, delivering state-of-the-art education programs and conducting research to promote, educate and disseminate prehospital research conducted to advance the field of EMS. The Center for Prehospital Care develops curricula and educates students ranging from EMTs and paramedics, to law enforcement and other first responders, to medical students, residents, nurses, and physicians.

The Fire Department & Law Enforcement Continuing Education and Quality Improvement Division is affiliated with over 20 state agencies in the Los Angeles County. Nurse Educators work in affiliated fire department and law enforcement agencies providing continuing education, quality improvement and coordinating ride-alongs to maintain the certification and licensure of EMTs and paramedics, ensure compliance with the LA County Department of Health Services, conduct pilot studies, and promote best practices.

This is a 10% per diem position.
Qualifications
Required:
* Current certification as a Registered Nurse with Mobile Intensive Care Nurse.

* Five (5) years' experience in a critical care setting.

* Two (2) years' experience as a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse.

* Previous Prehospital Care Coordinator for a base hospital (preferred).

* Baccalaureate degree in health related field, nursing, health care administration, health care education, emergency medical services or a related field (preferred).

* Minimum of one (1) year teaching experience in emergency medical services or equivalent health care setting.

* Previous experience coordinating education course or time management and organizational skills.

* Current provider certification in BLS and ACLS from the American Heart Association.

* Current instructor certification from the American Heart Association in BLS, ACLS and PALS (preferred).

* Completion of NAEMSE/NHTSA EMS educator course, Firefighter 1A/1B, or American Heart Association 'Core' instructor course.

* Available to work evenings, holidays, and/or weekends.

* Ability to travel to off campus locations for contract instructional assignments or special projects.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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