College Gallery

Careers at NLC

Careers at NLC

Instructor, Paramedic Programs



Full time


Slave Lake

Competition #:


Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

May 2, 2024

Closing Date:

May 19, 2024 - 11:59pm

Compensation Rate:

$57,216 to $86,676 per year

Hours Per Week:


Additional Information:

For over 50 years, the Northern Lakes College vision has been to increase accessibility to educational opportunities. With 25 locations across northern Alberta, program sites throughout Alberta, and a unique Supported Distance Learning model, students can access quality educational opportunities without leaving their community. Students can study from the comforts of home, work, on the road, or from one of the many College locations. Northern Lakes College offers a variety of university transfer, diploma, and certificate programs, including Academic Upgrading, Business & Administrative Studies, Health & Human Service Careers, Pre-Employment & Apprenticeship Trades, Resource Technology, University Studies, and Continuing Education & Corporate Training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide our employees with an attractive benefits plan and competitive salaries.

The College service region offers numerous recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following full-time ongoing position available:

Instructor, Paramedic Programs      

Reference #NLC-2138

Salary: $57,216 to $86,676 per year

June 3, 2024 to ongoing

Location: Slave Lake


  • An Advance Care Paramedic Diploma is preferred.
  • A Primary Care Paramedic, with related education, training, and experience may be considered.
  • Preference for a 5-year active registration with the Alberta College Paramedics or other appropriate regulatory body, and previous instructor experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Current CPR/BLS. Certifications in ACLS, PALS, NRP, an asset.
  • Instructor designation in any of the above is a strong asset.
  • Clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sectors Check.
  • Unrestricted, Class 4 Alberta Driver’s License.

Successful candidate must provide college or university transcripts and criminal record check to Human Resources prior to commencement.

For complete details on this employment opportunity, visit us online at click on Careers.

Please submit a resume quoting the reference number NLC-2138 to:

Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3

Or fax resume to: 780-849-5881

Closing Date: May 19, 2024

Northern Lakes College thanks all applicants for their interest in employment; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position Description

Instructor, Paramedic Programs

Nature and Scope of Work

Key responsibilities include planning, preparing, and delivery of instruction and evaluation of students to meet the expectations of an entry-level ACP/PCP practitioner. Administrative duties and responsibilities for student and stakeholder relations. Adherence to college values, policies, procedures and regulations are expectations of the role. Working as integral member of the program team is an expectation in this role. The position reports to the Chair, Paramedic Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities Instruction 

  • Maintain subject matter expertise and competencies required to work in EMS and properly instruct assigned course materials.
  • Establish a working knowledge of learning outcomes, resources, assessments, and delivery methods.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the paramedic programs’ course expectations and standards.
  • Provide individual and group instruction in the classroom and lab settings, adhering to approved course outlines, learning outcomes, and established program standards.
  • Develop a working knowledge and implement teaching techniques, strategies, and approaches to engage adult learners in effective, meaningful learning experiences.
  • Utilize a variety of instructional techniques and strategies appropriate for adult learners in face-to-face and online distance delivery.
  • Ensure teaching methods adequately address various learning styles, regularly assessing the efficiency of the teaching methods.
  • Provide students with accurate and timely information regarding courses, programs, and practicums.
  • Foster student’s awareness and familiarity with the contents of the student handbooks, program and course materials, college policies, procedures, and regulations directly related to students.
  • Maintain current knowledge of professional practice expectations and standards established for the industry by regulatory and governing bodies and current legislation.
  • Foster student development to meet professional practice expectations.
  • Provide timely, informative feedback to students by returning marked assignments, providing access to grades, providing regular progress reports, and other appropriate feedback as required.
  • Provide opportunities for students' evaluation of instruction; take remedial action as needed in response to student feedback.
  • Ensure exam security, co-ordinate exam schedules, and supervise exams as required.
  • Collaborate with peers to enhance the instructional environment for students.
  • Travel to and from the college campus for student skill lab weeks and other meetings as required.

Student Relations and Support

  • Ensure a working knowledge of student rights and responsibilities within the college.
  • Encourage students to take pride in their performance, progress, and professionalism.
  • Employ positive feedback, encouragement, and constructive criticism to enhance learning outcomes and to support students as they overcome barriers and challenges, as appropriate.
  • Encourage students to review and reflect on their performance on a regular basis.
  • Establish clear, consistent, and reasonable expectations for student behaviour that aligns with college expectations and the expectations of the EMS profession.
  • Assist students to access support services (Counselling, Student Services, Student finance advisement, etc.) and making appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Provide appropriate student access to educational resources as required.
  • Build professional working relationships with students and advocate on their behalf as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate respect for individual differences and diversity.
  • Encourage peer support activities.
  • Monitor student attendance and progress, identify and assist students experiencing difficulties, make probation and expulsion recommendations.
  • Appropriately and comprehensively maintain documentation on student progress, and follow-up as required to address risks or behavior issues as required.
  • Organize and facilitate student orientation to the program, college, and college services prior to the start of course delivery.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

 Quality Assurance in Program and Service Delivery 

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of criteria and program standards that must be demonstrated for ongoing program approval, and contribute to its maintenance.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of professional practice standards, code of ethics, legislations and regulations, and practice guidelines within the field of EMS.
  • Model a positive and professional image in representing the paramedic profession.
  • Maintain current registration with the Alberta College of Paramedics.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of program curriculum through established and approved processes, indicated by the program leadership.
  • Maintain and encourage professional, positive, and productive public relations.
  • Maintain a high standard of client service.
  • Identify and participate in college and program promotional activities.
  • Keep accurate records of student grades, interviews, assessments, required practicum documents, and other records as indicated. Track and submit student documents for filing on the student’s record in a timely manner.
  • Maintain confidentiality of information and student records in accordance with FOIP legislation, policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Be familiar with, and adhere to, college and program policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Participate in regular professional development; annually identify learning goals and provide evidence of progress toward achieving goals as part of the performance appraisal process.
  • Be familiar with relevant OH&S legislations and workplace policies, and contribute to a safe and healthy work and learning environment.
  • Adhere to the requirements in the use of college technology in accordance with the guidelines, security measures, and policies set forth by the college.
  • Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, honouring schedules, managing resources, and identifying inefficiencies where they exist.
  • Engage in self- reflection and address areas for improvement as recognized.
  • Carry out duties in compliance with applicable legislations, professional regulations, and college policies.

Support the Northern Lakes College Mandate, Mission, and Values 

  • Adhere to college policies, procedures, regulations, and Code of Conduct.
  • Report to program leadership any real or potential conflicts of interest.
  • Consult and collaborate with other members of the team to meet professional, program, and college goals and outcomes.
  • Work as a member of the college team to overcome barriers to student success.
  • Attend program/department meetings and provide input and feedback as required.
  • Contribute to the ongoing promotion and positive reputation of the college.
  • Champion the mission, vision, values, and mandate of the college.

Personal Suitability

  • Innovative, keen, motivated.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of adult learners.
  • Flexible and able to effectively adapt to changing demands and realities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • A balanced approach to the needs of the students and the requirements of the institution.
  • Ability to make positive contributions to short- and long-term program planning based on experience in the profession of EMS and in the post-secondary learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently incorporate and uphold the standards, ethics, and expectations of the profession through instruction and as a member of the college community.
  • A positive, problem-solving a
  • Contribute in a positive and productive manner as a member of the tea
  • Demonstrate commitment in working towards team and program goals.


  • An Advance Care Paramedic Diploma is preferred.
  • A Primary Care Paramedic, with related education, training, and experience may be considered.
  • Preference for a 5-year active registration with the Alberta College Paramedics or other appropriate regulatory body, and previous instructor experience.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Current CPR/BLS.
  • Clear Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sectors Check.
  • Unrestricted, Class 4 Alberta Driver’s License.


  • Previous experience in adult education and the post-secondary environment.
  • Degree or certification in education is preferred.
  • Experience in quality assurance, curriculum development, and experience with accreditation and provincial standard compliance.
  • Certification in one or more the following: ITLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP.
  • Certified Instructor in one or more of the following: ITLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP, CPR/BLS
  • Experience teaching with simulation and utilizing simulation equipment and technology.
  • Experience teaching using a variety of distance learning and online teaching technologies.
  • Experience working with diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Experience in any other relevant emergency or urgent care health service agency.



Apply Now