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This role augments as a Physician Assistant Instructor/Subject Matter Expert to the TCMC program personnel in the delivery and execution of standardized instruction and testing for Health Care Providers (Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners) and 68W20-40 Combat Medics in Tactical Combat Casualty Care Role 1 and 2, and Point of Injury Care (POI).

The instruction includes didactic and psychomotor in both academic and field settings for the following areas and subjects; tactical combat casualty care concepts, clinical practice guidelines, combat trauma simulation and its application, medical evacuation, force protection, CBRN, austere medical care, treatment of deployment DNBI, and aid station operations. Uses training aids, including computer-based material and devices approved by the Director, DoOM and listed in the Program of Instruction (POI) to execute and enhance training outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1. Conducts instruction in a variety of environments, which include classroom, laboratory, clinical, or field instruction outdoors at Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis, or other DoD installations. Instructor actions include
a. Classroom setup and breakdown;
b. Conduct of remedial instruction and assessments;
c. Grading assessments (written and/or skill demonstration/performance);
d. Student counseling; and
e. Evaluating student assignments (written and/or skill demonstration/performance).
2. Utilizes up-to-date knowledge of advanced medical subjects (standards of care) and TCCC and current Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) processes, practices, and procedures that are pertinent and applied in the POI.
3. Maintains current lesson plans with handbooks, study guides, and tests while ensuring content is current. Prepares and keeps other instructional aids including flip charts, viewgraphs, slides, etc. up to date.
4. Assists in instructional programs, through recommendations and suggestions, for Tactical Combat Medical Care (TCMC) program to include proofreading lesson plans that typically deal with trauma treatment using the tenets of tactical combat casualty care, limited primary care, medical evacuation, force protection, CBRN, trauma scenario development, and warrior skills.
5. Conduct orientation and continuing education training sessions for newly assigned instructors as needed. Refresher training may include, but not be limited to training methods and computer-based training methods.
6. Participate in in-service refresher training sessions to learn the latest processes, procedures, and practices as the course curriculum/POI evolves, that will enable the contract personnel to apply the best design and most effective instruction to students in limited primary care, advanced medical patient care, trauma skills, and field craft skills in accordance with current TCCC standards and current applicable CPGs, in addition to lessons learned from current wars.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. E-Verify screening is required.

Knowledge of Advanced trauma treatment using the tenants of tactical combat casualty care (TCCC), current CPGs, limited primary care, medical evacuation, force protection, Chemical, Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) procedures and treatment, trauma scenario development and warrior skills Shall have an active affiliation with NAEMT and a training background in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC).

Knowledge and skills in presenting tactical combat casualty care concepts standards and current CPG.

Knowledge and skills in POI care as it applies to tactical combat casualty care concepts and CPG.

Must be experienced in animal model laboratory training and familiar with performing critical surgical tasks as directed by the current AUP which is assigned to DoOM.

Must complete the TRADOC Instructor Trainer’s Course and obtain instructor certification.
Preferred to have a Special Operations Forces (SOF) and critical care background (active-duty assignments, training, deployments).

Preferred to have previous experience as instructors (one year minimum) or graduation from the TCMC course.

Shall have served in current theater of operations (for example: CENTCOM, AFRICOM) and/or served in a medical role I or II assignment totaling at least 24 months.

Certifications for Physician Assistant – Certification from NCCPA (Valid State License).

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Instructors will need to be in good physical condition. Instructors will be required to demonstrate skills to be taught which will include lifting and carrying equipment (i.e., mannequins) and/or materials weighing up to 150 pounds. On occasion, must carry this equipment up and down stairs and on uneven terrain in the normal functions of his/her job. Must be able to demonstrate all hands-on tactical combat casualty care skills while in tactical gear (body armor, helmet, simulated weapon, gloves, knee pads, safety glasses and aid bag) outdoors and in inclement weather. The work requires long periods of standing while teaching in the classroom or field and in inclement weather. While participating in training, duty may require standing for an 8-hour shift or longer. Will be required to wear personal protective equipment as needed during inclement weather and MEDCoE/Health Protection Condition level requirements.

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