Faculty - Director of Clinical Education

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Job Details Title:Faculty - Director of Clinical EducationAnnounce date:11/17/2020Apply by date:12/3/2020Application status:Accepting ApplicationsPosition type: Full-time Salary:$60,840 to $75,530 per year dependent on education and rank

Working Hours:

Determined by needs of the program.


Faculty members are appointed and assigned rank according to established policies and collective bargaining agreements. Specific items such as wages, fringe benefits, and job responsibilities are determined by the College's collective bargaining agreement with the recognized faculty bargaining unit and institutional practices.

As professionals in a community college setting, faculty are involved in a variety of instructional and non-instructional activities which contribute to goals and objectives of a comprehensive two-year institution. The following description of faculty duties and qualifications clarifies the expectations of this institution and is not considered complete or exclusive.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

[Numbers 1 through 26 are from the Master Faculty Job Description]

  1. Prepare and teach courses as assigned by the Division Assistant/Associate Dean.
  • On the first day of each course, review and post, via the Learning Management System (LMS), a
  • syllabus that provides, at minimum, the following information:

    a. Expected outcomes and performance objectives.

    b. Grading policy.

    c. Attendance policy - make-up work/tests.

    d. Schedule of assignments.

    e. Login information for students to access the College’s LMS.

  • Provide the Division Assistant/Associate Dean with copies of materials listed in Item 2 above.
  • Maintain office hours in accordance with the Faculty Bargaining Agreement.
  • Participate in student advising and registration.
  • Assist students in formulating educational and career plans.
  • Assist students with academic or course problems.
  • 8. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty and staff.

  • Maintain accurate and complete course records and comply with all specified reporting dates.
  • 10. Serve on college committees and participate in college governance.

    11. To promote retention, contact students who do not attend class or attend class sporadically.

    12. Participate each semester in the evaluation and documentation of the instructional process and work to

    continually improve student learning outcomes.

    13. Complete program reviews in accordance with the division schedule.

    14. Employ a variety of teaching techniques and strategies to address the diverse learning needs of


    15. Attend instructional division, Academic Affairs area and institution-wide meetings.

    16. Assist in developing budget for division, if applicable.

    17. Engage in professional development, advisory boards and other external agencies to stay current in

    the field and ensure updated curriculum.

    18. Notify the Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost of special projects, activities, etc. that may

    be used in publicizing the class, division, or College.

    19. Support the College’s recruitment and retention efforts by upholding the institutional image

    on and off campus.

    20. Stimulate interest in student activities by encouraging student participation.

    21. Participate in graduation exercises as required.

    22. Ensure all course assignments and course evaluations are linked to the LMS gradebook.

    23. In order to teach online or hybrid classes, faculty must attend training as offered.

    24. Work collaboratively with Assistant/Associate Dean and Division faculty on initiatives to improve

    student success rates in division courses.

    25. Develop and update curriculum.

    26. Perform related duties as assigned.

    Additional Duties as the Director of Clinical Education and Faculty – Clinical Respiratory Care Program include the following (in concert with the above):

  • Assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of the Respiratory Care curriculum.
  • Teach classes as assigned.
    1. Clinical
    2. Laboratory
    3. Didactic
  • Advise students with program-related problems and academic and career planning.
  • Cooperatively assist the Respiratory Care Program Coordinator with program-related activities, including but not limited to:
    1. Selection of students for the RC Program.
    2. Assignment of students to clinical areas.
    3. Program evaluation, including but not limited to, evaluation of clinical affiliate rotations, evaluation of college laboratory and didactic experience, graduate follow-up, and employer evaluations.
    4. Recruitment of new students.
    5. Placement of graduates.
    6. Recruitment and development of new clinical sites.
    7. Preview and selection of text, media, and computer instruction for the program.
    8. Maintenance of laboratory instrumentation and supplies.
    9. Maintenance of laboratory inventory, records and budget.
    10. Participation in committees and meetings as requested by the program coordinator or division chair.
    11. Providing liaison with Student Services counselors.
    12. Keeping and providing records of students’ attendance and grades by specified dates.
    13. Maintenance of program records and accreditation status.
    14. Marketing and public relations of the Respiratory Care program.

  • Conduct classes and clinical practicums in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the Respiratory Care Program, including but not limited to:
    1. Participate in teaching general information.
    2. Conduct laboratory exercises.
    3. Conduct clinical experience for students in a manner consistent with the written agreement between the Respiratory Care Program and the affiliate.
    4. Continually assess student's level of knowledge and manual skill.
    5. Provide feedback for students.
    6. Determine safety and effectiveness of student performance for clinical experience.
    7. Supervise clinical experience of assigned students.
    8. Encourage positive student and physician interaction during clinical experience.
  • Attend instructional division, academic affairs area and institution-wide meetings.
  • Maintain and post convenience office hours.
  • Assist in advisement for registration.
  • Provide each student at the first class meeting with:
    1. Expected course outcomes or goals for each class.
    2. Course outlines-syllabi.
    3. Grading policy.
    4. Attendance policy.
    5. Required readings, projects, extra work, etc.
    6. Term schedule of instruction.
    7. Course prerequisites.
  • Keep abreast of developments in Respiratory Care, Pulmonary Medicine, and education.
  • Attend state, regional, and national meetings consistent with needs, budget, and personnel policy and report to the Coordinator/Instructor of the Respiratory Care Program.
  • Attend Respiratory Care Advisory Committee meetings and report on the state of student practicum experience within the program.
  • Others duties as assigned by supervisor including but not limited to the following:
      1. Maintains and posts open lab hours
      2. Participates in budget development for the program.
      3. Maintains the integrity and academic quality (quality assurance) of the program by ensuring compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies through planning, development, implementation, evaluation and improvement, including review of curriculum and the systematic evaluation plan as needed.
      4. Assists in the leadership and coordination of the instructional components of the respiratory program.
      5. Insures policies and procedures of the College and program align in meeting regulatory and accrediting agency requirements.
      6. Assists with annual curriculum evaluations of the program, assessing institutional effectiveness, and preparing reports.
      7. Reviews and notifies students regarding clinical requirements in the records management system
      8. Ensures students receive and complete clinical education requirements as required by clinical affiliates
      9. Assists in the administration of the program, including maintaining student files, including medical information, advising, curriculum management and development, clinical partnerships/scheduling.
      10. Ensures program outcomes and course objectives are aligned with standards promulgated by the program’s regulatory and accrediting agencies.
      11. Uses the program’s data systems to measure, analyze, and interpret student performance.
      12. Ensures action plans are developed, implemented and reviewed in response to program and student data.
      13. Ensures continuing evaluation and program development:
        1. Is consistent with accreditation and approval requirements
    1. Is responsive to the employment needs of the graduate
    2. Is responsive to changing health care delivery patterns and health care practitioner roles
    3. Provides a foundation for future educational and practical mobility of graduates of the program.
  • Reviews the College catalog on an annual basis with regard to program curricula, program information, and making appropriate recommendations for changes.
  • Serves as a liaison for affiliate clinical agencies regarding contractual agreements and scheduling of students and faculty.
  • Develops and provides for continuing evaluation of clinical agencies and the agreements and contracts necessary for the implementation of the program.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience:


    Bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Care or related field.

    Minimum of five years’ clinical respiratory experience in an acute care setting.

    Minimum of one-year teaching or supervisory experience.


    Master’s degree in Respiratory Care or related field.

    Experience in distance education, i.e. online, hybrid and/or web enhanced courses or willingness to learn and teach in these modes is desirable.

    Bilingual: English/Spanish

    Communication Skills:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals, course syllabi and related teaching documents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, other faculty, administration, boards of trustees and the general public.

    Mathematical Skills:

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

    Computer Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. In addition, should be able to learn and utilize a variety of education software packages.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registration:

    Registry in Respiratory Care (RRT)

    Pennsylvania Certification as Respiratory Care Practitioner

    Active AARC membership desirable

    Other Skills and Abilities:

    Excellent classroom management and planning skills.

    Demonstrated teaching and student coaching skills.

    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




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