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Instructor of Surgical Technology

Arkansas State University - Newport
Newport, AR

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Community College

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Instructor of Surgical Technology

Arkansas State University- Newport

The Instructor of Surgical Technology (ST) reports to the Director of ST and is responsible for teaching ST courses as appropriate to the two-year college level including classroom and laboratory instruction. This role supports the College’s mission of providing and ensuring quality educational programs for ASUN’s various constituencies.

This position is a 12-month faculty position and will be housed on either the Newport or Marked Tree campus. Travel to other ASUN campuses and clinic facilities will be required.


·Provides instruction, supervision, and timely assessments of the student’s progress in meeting program requirements.

·Develops course curriculum, course handouts, lectures, labs, and presentations, including reviewing and participating in textbook selection process where appropriate.

·Conducts effective instructional sessions to teach and demonstrate principles, techniques, procedures, or methods of designated subjects during lab and in the classroom as needed and while keeping the established teacher to student ratio.

·Observes and evaluates students' work to determine progress, provide feedback, and make suggestions for improvement.

·Administers oral, written, or performance tests to measure progress and to evaluate training effectiveness.

·Visits Clinic Sites to ensure student success.

·Supports the Director of ST in accreditation efforts and ensures compliance under ARC/STSA and CAAHEP.

·Keeps a flexible weekly schedule that best facilitates student learning and access, while adhering to the Faculty Handbook rules on Work Week Expectations.

·Posts and keeps office hours to facilitate interaction with students, the college community, and the public.

·Attends the Surgical Technology Advisory Board Meetings; offered onsite on a yearly basis or more often as needed.

·Assists the Director and other program faculty in maintaining laboratory and training facilities and coordinates appropriate safety guidelines, training, and equipment.

·Keeps storage rooms tidy and communicates any supplies needed to the Director.

·Provides individualized instruction and tutorial or remedial instruction as appropriate.

·Maintains accessibility to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. Maintains course/student records such as student grades, attendance, and training activity details in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit records by established deadlines.

·Participates in conferences, seminars, and training sessions to keep abreast of developments in the field of study and integrate relevant information into training programs.

·Maintains licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate.

·Attends commencement or other ceremonies appropriate to the faculty member's discipline or program. Attends departmental, divisional, and college-wide meetings where appropriate or as required by supervisor. Performs other academic duties as assigned by supervisor.

·Assists Director in coordinating special events related to the ST program.

·Serves on college-wide committees, special project teams, state and local committees, and community service and civic committees as needed, and acts as a professional and positive representative of the College.

·Promotes and supports concurrent partnerships with area high schools (and career technical center).

·Performs other duties as assigned.


Be a graduate of an education program in surgical technology accredited by a nationally recognized programmatic accreditation agency; 2) 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); and 3) 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



Strong communication and computer skills are required


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent, and to prepare and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of known variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formats.


Under general direction of the Director of ST, working from policies and general directives. Refers specific cases to supervisor when clarification or interpretation of the organization's policy when needed.

Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work.

Performs work operations which permit frequent opportunity for decision-making of minor importance and also frequent opportunity for decision-making of major importance, either of which would affect the work operations of the organization and the organization's customers.

Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.

Regular use office equipment (desktop/laptop computer and software).


Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team structure. Involves both furnishing and obtaining information and, also, attempting to influence the decisions of those persons contacted. Regular contact with other college employees at all levels within the organization and constituents outside of the college.

Licensed Certified Surgical Technologist

Intermediate: Word Processing, PowerPoint, Advanced: Excel


Demonstrated proficiency using data analysis tools and databases

The following physical activities 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 and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk and hear; regularly required to stand and frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 50% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, mouse, calculator and similar machines.

There are no harmful environmental conditions that are present for this position.



ASU-Newport will be the driving force that revitalizes the Delta and restores the American Dream in the communities we serve. 

ASUN Photo1Mission

ASU-Newport provides an accessible, affordable, quality education that transforms the lives of our students, enriches our communities and strengthens the regional economy. 


Community | Diversity | Innovation | Integrity | Student-Centeredness | Trust

Where you're going depends on where you've been. 

Over the years, ASU-Newport has grown from one campus to three and now boasts enrollment exceeding 2,000 students. The milestones of our past have made us the institution we are today.  

1976 - Arkansas State University-Newport (ASUN) founded as White River Vocational Technical School.

1992 - ASUN merged with Arkansas State University-Beebe to become ASU Beebe/Newport. 

2000 - Arkansas Board of Higher Education approved ASUN to be its own, stand-alone campus.

2001 - ASUN hired its first Chancellor, Dr. Larry Williams.

2002 - Gift received from Arkansas Steel and Associates of $250,000 to endow cultural programs.

2002 - ASUN received initial national accreditation by Higher Learning Commission. 

2002 - Jackson County residents voted to support ASUN through local sales taxASUN Photo3

2003 - ASUN enrollment exceeds 1,000 students.

2004 - Gift received from Walton Family Foundation in the amount of $1 million, in honor of Lindley and Kaneaster Hodges Jr.

2004 - Ground broke on a Student Community Center.

2004 - The high voltage lineman technology program was created from a partnership between ASUN and the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.

2005 - Named by Community College Week magazine as one of the top ten fastest-growing public two-year colleges.

2006 - Ten-year accreditation granted by Higher Learning Commission of North Central Accreditation.

2006 - First fully online degree program offered - Associate of Arts in Business.

2007 - ASUN assumed operational oversight for the technical centers in both Jonesboro and Marked Tree.

2009 - ASUN enrollment exceeds 2,000 students.

2012 - ASUN hosts "First Decade Celebration" in Newport, Marked Tree and Jonesboro. 

2012 - ASUN student receives first and only Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) granted to a community college student.ASUN Photo4

2012 - $1 million gift received from Fowler Family in support of Hospitality Services program.

2013 - Dr. Sandra Massey named ASUN's second Chancellor.

2014 - ASUN becomes fifth largest community college in Arkansas in headcount enrollment.

2015 - 2500 STRONG - In Fall 2015 beat it's all-time enrollment record with 2,533 students. 

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