Lab Preceptor, DMS

Job description

Lab Preceptor, DMS

Department: DMS

Location: Western Campus

Reports To: Program Director

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req563

Employment Type: Part-Time Support Staff


Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: 8-20 hours per week, weekday day hours, schedule flexible with program needs

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Provides oversight of lab activities of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program. Schedules open lab rotations and provides advisement and counseling to DMS students. Responsible for overseeing the operations of the DMS scan and Patient Care labs. Ensures the quality of the student and staff educational lab experience.


Provides technical support for lab equipment, troubleshoots problems, and ensure the safe operation of ultrasound systems, EKG units, PVR units, wheel chairs, stretchers, hospital beds, IV poles, and O2 tanks

Schedules DMS student open lab rotations and identifies trends to optimize utilization of lab monitors, subject specialty tutors, and open lab hours

Maintains documentation of lab equipment malfunctions in the lab equipment log and recommends replacement

Advises and counsels students on proper documentation techniques and provides feedback to students

Reinforces the instruction provided by faculty by utilizing a variety of learning modalities in the labs

Establishes an effective record-keeping system to ensure program and students meet and maintain accreditation standards

Responsible for the daily operations, maintenance, systems testing, upgrades, and installation of the Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS); and assists students and faculty with its operation and image retrieval functions

Maintains and updates the equipment for seamless integration with the PACS

Updates and modifies Safety Manual as needed and communicates changes to all Program personnel

Maintains current MSDS listing of all chemical substances used in the DMS and Patient Care labs

Coordinates laundry and stocking services

Assists in the development of policies related to the DMS program

Assists in recruitment and marketing activities for the program

Provides formal DMS instruction each semester

Assists with student instruction in various DMS labs as needed

Maintains required BCI and up to date immunizations

Performs other duties as assigned




Bachelor’s degree

Current active ARDMS registry in one of the following: abdomen, adult echo, OB/Gyn, or vascular technology

Minimum of five years of demonstrated experience as a sonographer with a minimum of two years of full time professional clinical experience as a registered sonographer in the sonography field; full-time is defined as 35 hours per week

Demonstrated experience in trouble shooting and maintaining medical equipment used for imaging, medical-testing and patient transporting

Demonstrated experience making sound decisions that affect a work unit or team

Demonstrated experience in a role requiring diverse problem solving methods in a variety of situations

Must provide proof of required immunizations as specified at: if visiting clinical sites five or more times in a given semester


Possess working knowledge of Apple’s operating system for computers required to administer PACS

Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Possess familiarity and proficiency using basic hand tools to make equipment repairs and adjustments

Works accurately with great attention to detail

Possess strong organizational and time-management skills

Advanced-level proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, and colleagues at all levels throughout the College

Ability to be patient, empathetic, and willing to try new approaches

Ability to effectively complete work assignments independently

Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population



Service Focus Collaboration Quality of Work


Communication Time Utilization


Adaptability Continuous Improvement



Current active ARDMS registry in more than one specialty

Demonstrated experience as a clinical site instructor or didactic instructor for a sonography program

Demonstrated experience communicating with biomedical equipment technician and/or equipment service personnel

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.




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Posted: 12/30/2018
Application Due: 3/30/2019
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