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EMS Educator


Paramedic Management

5 years


La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

Gundersen Health System has a leadership opportunity for an experienced EMS Educator to join our growing service in Southwest Wisconsin. This position serves as a liaison between Gundersen Ambulance Services, the Patient Coordination Hub and local EMS services providing education and quality improvement work for EMTs and paramedics across our system.

Job Description:

Develop and provide educational programs related to pre-hospital EMS and communications to Tri-State Ambulance (TSA), Gundersen Health System Ambulance (GHSA), and Gundersen Health Patient Coordination Hub (PCH). Participate in Continuous Quality Improvement and Research related to EMS and medical communications

Major Responsibilities:

  • Promotes positive relationships and serves as a role model for regional health professionals, public, and prehospital sector via educational programs.
  • Function as an educator for programs relating to EMS for ambulance and medical center staff as well as non-affiliated regional prehospital providers under Gundersen medical direction.
  • Participates in the development of standards of care and equipment for regional EMS prehospital providers.
  • Assess EMS educational background of new prehospital employees in determining learning need
  • Assists with the coordination of clinical education for prehospital personnel
  • Assists with planning and implementing Quality Improvement programs for prehospital personnel.
  • Assists EMS Clinical Manager with departmental education for TSA/GHSA/PCH
  • Function as a liaison between external agencies and the Medical Director.
  • Enhance and maintains own professional growth and development
  • Perform other job-related responsibilities as requested.

Skills and Knowledge:


Reasoning/Decision Making:

  • Problem-solving
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Ability to manage/prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Professionalism, honesty, personal integrity.

professionalism, honesty, and personal integrity,

Shows desire to develop new skills and keep abreast of new knowledge, skills, and techniques in the EMS profession.


  • Communication and demonstration techniques.
  • Excellent written and oral customer service skills

Leadership –

  • Knowledge of business principles and practices,
  • Ability to be sensitive to other employees' needs
  • problem solve - evaluate, analyze, negotiate, and recommend alternatives.

General - All Positions-

  • Have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development.
  • Have a broad range of interests including concerns for personal, organization and community environment, develop additional knowledge by attending workshops and seminars.

Computer Systems/Software/Applications-

  • Business computer applications
    • Microsoft Office


Computer Systems/Software/Applications-

  • Database entry
  • Familiarity in working with ePCR, medical record data bases and CAD systems

Education and Learning:


  • Associate degree + additional EMS education


  • Bachelor’s degree in education or health related field
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic
  • Registered Nurse with Emergency Medical Technician – EMT certification

Work Experience:


Greater than or equal to 5 years of relevant experience to include a combination of paramedic, advanced life support educator, and EMS education experience.


8+ years of relevant experience to include a combination of paramedic, advanced life support educator, and EMS education experience.

License and Certification Required: Nationally registered Paramedic OR Registered Nurse with Emergency Medical Technician – EMT