Part-Time Surgical Careers Instructor/ Clinical Coordinator (Pool)

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Posting Number2014077FPosition TitlePart-Time Surgical Careers Instructor/ Clinical Coordinator (Pool)LocationSkyline CollegeDepartmentHuman Resources DIST (DEPT)Position NumberPTF062Percentage of Full TimeVariesFLSAExempt (does not accrue overtime)Months per YearotherIf other, please specifySemester assignments as neededSalary RangePlacement on the adjunct faculty salary schedule is based upon education and credited experience. Initial placement can range from $61.73 up to $84.26 per hour.Min SalaryMax SalaryPosition TypePart-Time Faculty, Temporary Posting Text

Who We Are

The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District

San Mateo County Community College District is home to Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. All three of our colleges have been designated as Hispanic Serving Institutions. The District enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students within the District, 2.8% are African-American, 0.2% are American Indian, 16.4% are Asian, 10.4% are Filipino, 24.6% are Latinx, 1.6% are Pacific Islander, 24.0% are White, 17.8% Multi-Ethnic, and 2.2% are unknown.

Who We Want

We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:

(1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;

(2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;

(3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;

(4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and

(5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.

The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.

Your cover letter must include discussion of the following questions:

• What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?

• Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?

• How is your teaching approach culturally-responsive to the students you serve?

The Position

The Colleges seek a part-time faculty member in Surgical Careers. The ideal candidate will share the Colleges’ commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.

The Surgical Careers Center provides training for Surgical Technologist (ST) and Central Service Technologists (CST). Each track admits approximately 25 students. The ST program begins each summer and students complete a 4 course pathway, including approximately 500 hours of clinical practice in a hospital setting. The CST program begins each spring and students complete a 3 course pathway including approximately 200 hours of clinical practice in a hospital setting.

The Adjunct Faculty Clinical Coordinator, in collaboration with the Program Coordinator, will provide lab instruction and clinical coordination and oversight for students in Surgical Careers programs.

This position is a “pool” position meaning that openings may or may not be currently available. The District maintains a “pool” of applications for positions which are needed on an ongoing basis at Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. The advantage of “pool” positions is when a position becomes available, the Dean may immediately begin screening applications from the available pool of applicants without having to post a position and wait while the position is being advertised. Your application for this position will be kept current for a period of three years.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

In collaboration with Program Coordinator:

1. Prepare and teach clinical skills labs as well as coordinate open lab practice

2. Assist in demonstrating and monitoring return demonstrations of clinical skills in structured laboratories

3. Maintain inventory of instruments, instrument sets, equipment, and supplies for surgical career labs

4. Collaborate to ensure maintenance of supplies and inventory

5. Consult with Program Coordinator as to the progress of students as needed

6. Maintain accurate and current documentation of the progress of students

7. Provide complete and timely progress reports to the Program Coordinator of student clinical performance

8. Serve as a resource and liaison to the Manager and Educator at each clinical site assigned

9. Counsel assigned students as needed

10. Participate in orientation and graduation processes

11. Facilitate processes, ensure completion and review of required background checks, physical screenings, and immunizations for students

12. Obtain clinical sites and make student assignments

13. Monitor and assess student performance during clinical rotations

14. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

This is a part-time position requiring flexible hours and reliable personal transportation. Eligible personnel must meet the following qualifications:

• Possession of a Bachelor’s degree AND two years of applicable work experience OR an Associate degree AND six years of applicable work experience in surgical technology and instrument processing OR the equivalent (see below)

• Current Surgical Technologist Certification

• Minimum 2 year’s operating room experience

• Demonstrated teaching experience

• Effective communication skills

• Current Immunizations required of healthcare personnel

• Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation card

• Possession of a valid California Driver’s License (or ability to obtain one)

Physical RequirementsEquivalence to Minimum Qualifications

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence

The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence

Related to disciplines in which a Master’s Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence

The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the community-at-large

2. Recent work experience in surgical technology

3. Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college

4. Experience in directing the work of others and in providing positive problem solving skills

5. Ability to adapt to the demands of an ever-changing environment

6. Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with disabilities

7. Knowledgeable of and skillful in working under federal, state, and local regulations, policies and procedures

8. Proficient in the use of computers, and applicable software and databases

Preferred QualificationsFaculty Benefits

Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date03/16/2015First Review DateClose DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions Summary

Required application materials will be screened on the basis of Requirements and Desirable Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and desirable skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to provide a teaching demonstration or demonstrate other job-related skills.

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2018 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2018 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2018 Annual Security Report is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess a Bachelor's degree AND two years of applicable work experience OR an Associate degree AND six years of applicable work experience in surgical technology and instrument processing OR the equivalent (see below)?
    • Yes, I have a Bachelor's degree AND two years of applicable work experience in surgical technology and instrument processing
    • Yes, I have an Associate degree AND six years of applicable work experience in surgical technology and instrument processing
    • I am applying for equivalence and my Equivalency Application is attached
    • No
  3. If you are applying for equivalence to meet the minimum requirements for this position, please identify which equivalence from the following options. (Applicant is encouraged to attach appropriate validation, such as transcripts, evaluations, portfolios, certificates, licenses, employer attestation, publications or other relevant materials which support this application.)DEGREE EQUIVALENCE: Description ACADEMIC BACKGROUND EQUIVALENCE: Description PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT EQUIVALENCE: Description

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you a current Certified Surgical Technologist ?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have at least 2 years of operating room experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you demonstrate teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Can you demonstrate effective communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Can you demonstrate that you are you up to date with the current immunizations required of healthcare personnel?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you possess a current CPR certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you possess a valid California Driver’s License (or the ability to obtain one) and the ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site locations?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. College Transcripts
  4. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
Optional Documents
  1. Equivalency Application
  2. Foreign Degree Evaluation
  3. Other Document 1
  4. Other Document 2
  5. Other Document 3




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Posted: 12/29/2018
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