EMS Instructor (PT)

Academics San Diego, California


Position Summary

The EM(Emergency Medical Services) Instructor teaches courses covering the content and essential skills to provide emergency medical assistance in outpatient and emergency settings. Course instruction prepares students to respond in various types of emergencies that require urgent medical attention, to assess emergency situations, provide care that can save a life, and transport patients to a hospital. This role is critical in ensuring successful student outcomes.

Essential Functions

  • Provide instruction to students in accordance with the State of California Code of Regulations Title 22 relating to EMT training, certification, and scope of practice, as well as the Local County Office of Emergency Medical Services Policies and Procedures.
  • Effective classroom instruction that covers all the techniques of emergency medical care and transportation of the sick and injured within the responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Grade student assignments and responding timely to student inquiries.
  • Evaluate students' progress in attaining program knowledge and skills.
  • Supervise and monitor student use of equipment.
  • Administer oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.
  • Participate in curriculum and program reviews.
  • Prepare and maintain course, grades and all required documentation and administrative reports.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and security measures during periods of instruction.
  • Maintain knowledge of industry requirements, as well as University policies, procedures, and practices
  • Maintain a strong emphasis on student-centered learning.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.



  • Knowledge of the State of California Code of Regulations Title 22 relating to EMT training, certification and scope of practice and the Local County Office of Emergency Medical Services Policy and Procedures as related to EMT practice
  • Candidate must be currently certified Nationally and/or in the State of California as an EMT, Paramedic, Registered Nurse, Physician’s Assistant or Physician
  • Current CPR certification (AHA-Healthcare Provider)
  • Minimum of one year of experience in an EMS/healthcare clinical setting
  • Familiarity with lab instruction utilizing patient-based simulations and scenarios

Preferred Qualifications
  • 2+ years' experience teaching in an EMS/EMT program 
  • Completion of National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) Level 1 Instructor Course, or State Fire Marshall Instructor 1A and 1B training 
  • Current California Paramedic certification
  • Experience with teaching adult learners 
  • Internet and online teaching experience

 Competencies/Technical/Functional Skills

  • Ability to participate as an active team member of the team and organization and work toward a common goal; contributes fully to the team effort and plays an integral part in the smooth running of teams without necessarily taking the lead
  • Accepts personal accountability, proactively seeks resolution for personal limitations head-on; and supports honesty and respect towards others, the company and oneself
  • Actively seeks to influence, build effective relationships, and gain alignment with peers, functional partners and/or external partners to accomplish business objectives  
  • Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting-edge programs/processes; ability to generate and/or recognize imaginative or creative solutions that generate successful outcomes
  • Working knowledge, principles, and practices of office management/systems within a higher education environment, preferred; demonstrates an understanding of underlying organizational issues
  • Intermediate use of computers and Microsoft Office Suite Applications such as Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects, deadlines, and frequently changing priorities
  • Ability to drive towards achieving measurable and challenging goals to support organizational success.; demonstrates the ability to focus on achieving results consistent with the organization’s objectives; as a leader, develops goals based on the organization’s vision, mission, strategic goals, and objectives
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individual of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Work independently and foster a cooperative spirit within a large and/or small team of diverse cultures, while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadlines and frequently changing priorities


Physical Demands/Environment

Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day


Travel: No Travel Required


Special Conditions of Employment: This position will teach hybrid (online and onsite) classes located in the program area.  Must be able to teach onsite as required due to business necessity.



 All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other associates.  


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent of this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by the supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. 


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis, meaning that either National University System or an employee may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, notice, reason, or justification. 

 National University (NU) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employee per applicable federal, state, and local laws.

 At NU, a diverse mix of highly talented, innovative, and creative professionals come together to make the impact of a lifetime for each of our student learners. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment, education, and admission at National University. We are focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, color, ancestry, age, family care status, veteran status, marital status, creed, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and other legally protected group status.


The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.