The Satisfaction of Employer toward the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Competencies upon Thai Qualification Framework for Vocational Education

Authors

  • Ounjai Kruesathit Sirindhorn College of Public health, Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Atchara Kittivongvisut Sirindhorn College of Public health, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Keywords:

satisfaction, Graduates’ user, Thai Qualification Framework for Vocational Education, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) competency, Diploma of Science Program in Emergency Medical Operation.

Abstract

Introduction: The satisfaction of the employer is important information to develop the quality of the graduate education. Research objectives: This survey study aimed to determine the satisfaction level of the employer toward new graduates from the Diploma of Science Program in Emergency Medical Operation in the academic year of 2018. The conceptual framework in a study is based on the curriculum evaluation and competency of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) upon the Thai qualification framework for vocational education. Research methodology: This study is a survey research. The graduates were the former undergraduate students who has successfully completed a course from all Sirindhorn Colleges of Public Health, Praboromarajchanok Institute. The population were the employers who were working in an ambulance unit and the sample group were the employer who supervised the graduate over 6 months in various hospitals. Indexes of Item-Objective Congruence (IOC) from three experts and Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of the entire questionnaire were evaluated for content validity and reliability. The questionnaires were sent by post to the sample group and the response rate was 76.92%. Frequency, mean and standard deviations were analyzed for descriptive data. Results: The findings indicate that sample group consisted of 50 nurses with an average 15.26 years of advanced emergency medical experience. Most employers were very satisfied with all aspects (Mean= 3.68, SD. = 0.61). Mean score ranking for each aspect was general characteristics (Mean = 4.13, SD. = 0.73), living skill (Mean = 3.96, SD. = 0.79), professional competency (Mean = 3.66, SD. = 0.67), desirable characteristics (Mean= 3.65, SD. = 0.71), achieved program objectives (Mean = 3.51, SD. = 0.66) and core competency (Mean = 3.50, SD. = 0.58) respectively. Conclusion: The satisfactory of the employers toward the advanced emergency medical technician competency upon Thai Qualification Framework for Vocational Education is very satisfied. Implication: It is recommended that the instructors in the educational institutes should primary promote and focus on core competencies, develop and facilitate the learning atmosphere due to the need of employers.

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Published

2021-04-09

How to Cite

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Kruesathit อ, Kittivongvisut อ. The Satisfaction of Employer toward the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Competencies upon Thai Qualification Framework for Vocational Education. JHNR [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 9 [cited 2022 Jun. 26];37(1):128-41. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bcnbangkok/article/view/248862

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