Director of Surgical Technology Program

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Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Director of Surgical Technology Program

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.


The Surgical Technology Program Director is an administrative position responsible for the organization, administration, periodic review, continued development, and general effectiveness of the Surgical Technology program.

Essential Responsibilities:
1. Develops, implements, and evaluates the strategic plan, program outcomes, curriculum, and overall effectiveness of the SGT program.

2. Maintains the SGT D2L website for online/hybrid instruction.

3. Develops, implements, and coordinates the SGT program admission policy and procedure.

4. Hires and supervises FT & PT faculty. Advises academic and clinical faculty on curriculum changes, course objectives, and evaluation procedures. Evaluates faculty and clinical instructors teaching effectiveness through classroom observations and student reviews.

5. Establishes didactic and clinical schedules in conjunction with faculty and clinical affiliates. Develops clinical performance evaluation tools for the SGT program. Recruits healthcare agencies to serve as clinical training sites. With the assistance of the Dean/Associate Dean negotiates clinical affiliation agreements. Monitors students and staff acting under these agreements.

6. Teaches in the SGT program. Observes student performance in the clinical setting when necessary.

7. Manages the SGT student lab on campus.

8. Maintains CST competency through attendance at conferences and continuing education events.

9. Maintains program accreditation through ARC/STSA. Produces ICCB program review reports.

10. Selects and purchases equipment, supplies and educational materials for the SGT program

11. In conjunction with the Dean develops an annual budget for the SGT program and monitors program expenditures.

1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university in healthcare, education, management or related field; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

2. Hold a credential in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

3. Have a minimum of five years of experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past ten years.

4. Have a minimum of two years teaching experience and demonstrate proficiency in instructional methodology, curriculum design, and program planning.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Masters degree preferred

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Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.




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Posted: 3/29/2018
Application Due: 4/28/2018
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