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Job Req ID:  1103

PALS Instructor


Requisition #: 1103

Classisfied Title:  PALS Instructor

Level:  3

Range: CG

Starting Hourly Salary:  $30.00

Status: Casual / On-Call (Weekdays and Weekends)

School/Division: School of Medicine

Location: School of Medicine Campus-East Baltimore

Location State: MD

Resume Required for Application: Yes

Area of Interest: Clinical / Education



General Description

The HOPE Program currently teaches approximately forty-five American Heart Association (AHA) courses each year including Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider, PALS renewal, PALS instructor, and Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS). Each course is usually attended by twenty-four participants. The AHA requires a minimum instructor to participant ratio of 1:6. Therefore, each course requires a minimum of four instructors. The majority of courses are held on the weekends requiring employees who are available to teach on a part time basis. The AHA also requires instructors to teach a minimum of two courses each year to maintain their instructor status.

Serve as an instructor for courses. (Instructors are initially monitored for two courses before they are able to teach independently.) Instructors must be able to set up/take down the skills stations, teach the material according to AHA standards, complete teaching checklists, and evaluate and provide remediation for performance of skills, patient management, and teamwork and communication.


Complete required continuing education. Instructors must attend a minimum of one instructor update every two years. Instructors must be familiar with the instructor resources including the equipment for skills and teaching stations, instructor notes, and Kids Kard.




High School Diploma or GED required. Requires a minimum of one year of experience as a PALS instructor and a minimum of one year of  experience as a health care provider with pediatric patients.


Preferred Qualifications:

Some college preferred. Previous teaching experienced preferred.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Training in service related healthcare occupation demonstrating proficiency in interacting with patients, handling high level tasks, meeting deadlines and providing excellent customer service.  Knowledge of American Heart Association pediatric resuscitation courses. Ability to document legibly using writing instrument. Analytical skills required to solve problems. Must have interpersonal skills necessary to interface with course participants.


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. 


Able to stand and lift equipment up to 20 lbs.

School of Medicine - East Baltimore Campus

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