Working under the Director of Health Sciences, the Surgical Technology Program Coordinator / Instructor will provide accountability in the following areas:
Assess efficiency and appropriateness of teaching methods and resources through established evaluation approaches.
Responsible for leading program assessment and accreditation activities, as well as report production and communication of results to the appropriate entities.
Responsible for development, implementation evaluation, and revision of the curriculum and other program components to assure the curriculum is up to date and relevant.
Assure student records are accurate and maintained.
Schedule courses and assign appropriate instructors.
Coordinate community advisory meetings and promote positive relationships with service area hospitals, clinics, and agencies.
Represent the Surgical Technology program by participating in faculty meetings and committees reflecting professional contributions to shared-governance.
As a full-time instructor, responsibilities include:
Teach standard load of 9-12 course credit hours per semester (some load release will be considered for program coordinator responsibilities).
Plan and provide theoretical instruction and clinical or laboratory experiences that reflect an understanding of the mission, objectives and curriculum of the surgical technology program.
Find, schedule, and provide clinical practicum coverage.
Engage scholarly activity and ongoing professional development and training to both maintain and upgrade professional, instructional, and administrative abilities.
Engage department, university and community service activity appropriate to the discipline.
Participate in academic advising and guidance of students while being sensitive to the needs of students from diverse populations.
Other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Associate’s degree considered with degree plan to obtain a bachelor’s degree within two years of employment.
Must hold current certification in Surgical Technology (CST) and/or Certified Surgical First Assist (CSFA) from a national certification program that is accredited by National Commission on Certifying Agencies.
Must have and maintain practice in good standing with National Board for Surgical Technology. (National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting)
Candidate must have at least two years of full-time (or equivalent) professional clinical experience with an emphasis in acute care surgical suites. (ARC/STSA standards require 5 years of experience)
Demonstrated knowledge and skills related to the teaching of adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development and evaluation, or a written plan for obtaining such knowledge and skills within the first year of teaching.
Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.
Internal Number: F00262
About Colorado Mesa University
Today, enrollment exceeds 10,660 students. The university offers more than 70 undergraduate programs of study along with graduate programs in business administration, education and nursing. To help achieve its goal in meeting the educational needs of western Colorado, a two-year open-admission division, Western Colorado Community College (WCCC), was created in 2005. WCCC offers both technical certificates and associate degrees. The university also has a branch campus in Montrose, Colorado. Campus expansion to accommodate an ever-growing student body has resulted in state-of-the-art learning facilities on 86 acres in the heart of Grand Junction.
With all that has changed in the institution's 90-year history, a dedication to providing the highest quality education in a student-centered environment has always remained. This principle that will continue to guide the momentum of Colorado Mesa University into the future.