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Resuscitation Program Instructor (Full Time)
Company: Vanderbilt Health
Location: Nashville, TN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 10/15/2020
Expire Date: 11/14/2020
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Education, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Collegiate Faculty, Staff, Administration, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical
Job Description
Resuscitation Program Instructor (Full Time)

Resuscitation Program Instructor


Presents and directs Basic and Advanced Life Support courses, particularly America Heart Association courses in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Services as AHA Training Center Faculty. Serves as a resource person, consultant and liaison to the VUMC Community.




  • Presents programs related to all resuscitation training courses. This includes: education in orientation, in-services, formal classes, and continuing education for employees within Vanderbilt Medical Center and the surrounding community. Ensures all equipment, supplies and teaching materials are available, clean and in working order. Assists with participant check in and check out as needed. Assists Program Coordinator, administers dispute resolution policy for late arrivals, unsuccessful completing of class, and instructor issues. May review all course evaluations and provide needed feedback to instructors.

  • May serve as Course Director for advanced Life Support courses and Lead Instructor for Basic Life Support Courses as requested. Conducts resuscitation courses according to American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC and in line with AHA Program Administration Manual (PAM). Responsible for overall course from course planning to clean up after the course.

  • May supervise other instructors during courses, assuring that all instructors adhere to the guidelines and recommendations of the American Heart Assoc. for COR and ECC. Provides timely and constructive intervention and feedback to promote quality and consistency in the delivery of training. Monitors other instructors according to the AHA guidelines as part of the instructor renewal process and overall quality assurance.

  • Serves as a technical expert resource for any hospital projects related to emergency resuscitation as assigned by the Resuscitation Program Manager.

  • Conducts Instructor Courses for BLS and Facilitates Instructor Tracts for ACLS and PALS. Identifies Instructor potential candidates from students of provider courses based on criteria determined by the Resuscitation Program. Mentors instructors to promote confidence and continuous improvement of teaching skills.


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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.


VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:


·      US News & World Report: #1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.

·      Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.

·      Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.

·      The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.

·      American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows

·      Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

·      National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement

·      Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. 

Qualifications & Requirements

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Additional Qualification Information:


    • In order to teach BLS (CPR) courses, requires current Instructor status as an American Heart Association BLS Instructor. In order to teach Advanced Life Support (ACLS or PALS) courses, requires professional healthcare license as a Registered Nurse (RN) Paramedic, Physician or Respiratory Therapist.

    Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:




    • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

    • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

    • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

    • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

    • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

    • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

    • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

    • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.



    • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

    • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

    • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.




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