Clinical Supervisor - Surgical Technology

Harper College
Palatine, IL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Schedule Information: Work schedule is determined by the program coordinator

Benefits: N/A 

Duties of Position: The Clinical Instructor will be a clinical resource person for the Surgical Technology students and may be responsible for their daily assignments, when applicable and clinical evaluations.

Assigns appropriate cases to each student when applicable or communicate with the OR Educator/Charge Nurse to determine appropriate student placement. Monitors each student's progress throughout the course of the clinical rotation, through weekly site visits or at the direction of the clinical site Makes himself/herself available for students' questions and learning needs. Exhibits professional behavior and serves as a role model for students. Promotes patient and student safety. Creates a positive and supportive learning environment, including being an advocate for the student's status as a learner. Makes systematic observations and objective judgments about student performance. Observes each student individually once a week or at the direction of the clinical site Gives each student timely feedback about his/her performance, providing suggestions for improvement.

Meets regularly with the Program/Clinical Coordinator to maintain productive two-way communication between the program and Operating Room personnel. Discusses student evaluation with each student's preceptor(s). At the end of each rotation, prepares (or supervises the preparation of) a Clinical Evaluation Form, documenting the progress of each student At the end of each rotation, discusses the Clinical Evaluation Form with each student, attempting to provide guidance for future performance. Provides feedback to the program about current department hospital policies or changes in practice in the field and makes suggestions for program modifications or improvement. May provide aid to the instructor in the surgical technology lab during normal class hours or should a student need to return to the lab for remediation Participates in continuing education seminars and in professional development opportunities in order to maintain current state-of-the-art knowledge and skills.

Attends two(2) meetings a year with the Program Coordinator and the other Clinical Instructors to discuss program goals, policies and educational methodologies.

Note: It is recognized that division of the duties of the Clinical Instructor may vary among clinical sites. Therefore, some of the duties listed for the Clinical Instructor may be delegated to the staff members who are acting as preceptors (e.g. monitoring and assessing student progress, conducting weekly evaluation conferences with each student, providing guidance and suggestions for student improvement, and completing the Clinical Evaluation Form) but the responsibility for assuring that these activities occur remains with the Clinical instructor

Educational Requirements: Must be a Certified Surgical Technologist. Associate degree is preferred.

Experience Requirements: Faculty must be qualified by education and/or experience. The Clinical Instructor must have a minimum total of two 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 five years.

Must possess a credential in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Will collaborate with the Clinical Manager, the Schedule Coordinator and/or the Educational Coordinator for the Operating Room. Should possess good interpersonal skills in relating to students, clinical personnel and physicians

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create an inclusive learning and working environment where individual differences and identities are respected, valued and embraced. We encourage women, people from historically underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.


Founded in 1965, William Rainey Harper College is a dynamic comprehensive community college situated on a 200-acre campus in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The College is committed to diversity, and encourages the development of multicultural perspectives.

harper_college1.gifAnnually, the College serves approximately 25,000 students from 23 communities. Providing both transfer and career programs, Harper offers degrees and a wide range of credit, continuing education and corporate training for students of all ages and interests. In order to provide accessible higher education to all, we offer a flexible schedule of daytime, nighttime and weekend classes at our main campus and at several other sites conveniently located throughout our service area.

Harper College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and has received the coveted Bond Rating of Aaa from Moody’s Investor Service. We are committed to our Institutional Core Values of Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Collaboration.

Our Vision:

William Rainey Harper College is committed to academic integrity and excellence. The College is a leader in teaching and learning, transforming lives by responding to the needs of the individual and the community.

harper_college2.jpgBenefits offered to employees include tuition reimbursement/professional expense, health/life/dental/disability insurance, participation in the State University Retirement System (SURS) and tax deferred annuity plans as well as fourteen paid holidays. Harper also offers some on-site childcare, a summer camp for children, and much more.

Harper College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women, minority group members and persons with disabilities.

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