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Johns Hopkins University Lead Instructor in Baltimore, Maryland

The HOPE Program currently teaches American Heart Association (AHA) courses, including Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider, PALS renewal, PALS instructor, and Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS). Each course is attended by approximately 24 participants. The AHA requires a minimum instructor-to-participant ratio of 1:6. Courses are typically held on the weekends. The AHA requires instructors to teach a minimum of two courses each year to maintain their instructor status. We are seeking a Lead Instructor (PALS Instructor).

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

The PALS Instructor will serve as an instructor for PALS courses. This includes:

  • Setting up and breaking down skills stations

  • Teaching material according to AHA standards

  • Completing teaching checklists

  • Evaluating learner performance of skills, patient management, and teamwork and communication

  • Providing remediation as needed

  • Complete required continuing education

  • Attend a minimum of one instructor update course every two years

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High School Diploma/GED and at least one year of experience as a PALS instructor

  • One year of experience as a health care provider with pediatric patients

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Some college preferred

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity

  • Knowledge of the content of American Heart Association pediatric resuscitation courses

  • Familiarity with instructor resources, including equipment for skills and teaching stations and Kids Kards

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as needed to interact effectively with learners, Simulation Center staff, and other stakeholders

  • Strong customer service skills

Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • Current licensure as a health care provider requires National Certification such as Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate, Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, Respiratory Therapist, Pharmacist, Registered Nurse or Physician

  • Current certification as a Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) instructor

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to document legibly using writing instrument

  • Must be able to lift materials or equipment weighing up to 40 pounds to and from overhead locations

  • Must be able to work in a stationary position

  • Must be able to move inside the work space to access equipment and traverse between different work spaces to support simulation activities or perform other duties

  • Must be able to operate, prepare, inspect, and/or repair equipment

  • Must be able to position self to maintain equipment

  • Must be able to kneel/bend to retrieve and move materials

Classified Title: PALS Instructor

Working Title: Lead Instructor

Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CG

Starting Salary Range: $24.87- $34.19/hr (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5pm (casual)

Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus

Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM Admin Sim Ctr General Administration

Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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