Full time position with optional supplemental summer teaching contract. This position is responsible to provide effective instruction and evaluation in all settings (didactic, laboratory, clinical) of the respiratory care program.
The function of this position is to provide current instruction utilizing scientific evidence, the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) guidelines.
Responsibilities include providing 16-20 contact hours of classroom, laboratory and/or clinical instruction; maintaining 10 office hours per week; student advising; open lab instruction; maintaining laboratory equipment and inventory; and assisting the Program Coordinator as assigned. Professional development and College service are required.
A. Instruct in the classroom and/or laboratory as lead instructor, employing a variety of appropriate teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles.
B. Instruct in the clinical setting, employing a variety of appropriate teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles.
C. Develop and/or revise course curriculum including: syllabi, learning objectives, teaching materials, lesson plans, tests, etc.
D. Assure that course content stays current based on credentialing and accreditation guidelines, and current evidence.
E. Evaluate and assess students’ progress.
F. Provide student remediation.
G. Maintain student competencies, if laboratory course.
H. Develop and maintain the student laboratory schedule for open laboratory sessions.
I. Maintain inventory of laboratory and instructional supplies.
J. Maintain laboratory equipment.
K. Complete academic reports.
L. Complete course assessments on assigned courses.
M. Maintain 10 office hours per week.
N. Provide academic student advising.
O. Attend faculty and division meetings.
P. Participate on the advisory committee and other College committees.
Q. Participate in program/student/College activities.
R. Participate in student recruitment activities.
S. Maintain professional development and continuing education licensure requirements.
T. Assist in maintaining student records, program policies, accreditation documents and other duties requested by Program Director/Department Chair.
Education, Experience and Licensure/Certification Requirements
A valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential and current licensure in the state of Ohio as a Respiratory Care Practitioner are required.
Minimum of an associate degree in Respiratory Care and a bachelor’s degree in related field or bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Care from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is required. Additional Bachelor's or Master's degree in education is preferred.
Requires a minimum of four years of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, of which at least three years must include experience in critical care.
Must be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Prior classroom or clinical teaching experience in an accredited respiratory care program is preferred.
Additional certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required
Must be able to develop and implement innovative approaches to the learning environment. Must possess excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to function effectively and productively in team-based initiatives is critical. Ability to use technology that includes MS Office programs and internet-delivered materials is required.
Enthusiasm for teaching and continuous professional development is highly valued.