The Surgical Technology/Sterile Processing Program Instructor is a full-time faculty position. Responsibilities include teaching program courses and coordinating the clinical training as well as handling other aspects of the Surgical Technology (ST) and Central Processing and Distribution (CPD) programs.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: • Recruiting clinical sites, facilitating clinical contracts and overseeing departmental expenses. In addition, the director must be responsible for program effectiveness (including clinical experiences), including outcomes, organization, administration, continuous review, planning and development. • Instruct courses in ST/CPD through the use of appropriate learning experiences which provide the opportunity to meet overall course objectives and program goals. • Maintain the ST/CPD program laboratory equipment, supplies, and software. • Assist with the orientation session for new students. • Demonstrate sufficient preparation for instructing assigned courses. • Evaluate student progress through documentation of examinations, observations, and written and verbal student performance. • Establish and maintain a classroom and laboratory environment conductive to student learning. • Actively support student success through counseling, advising, and assisting individual students as needed. • Select and approve appropriate practicum sites, provide orientation for on-site supervisors and provide oversight of the practicum experience. • Participate in department, division, and general faculty meetings, applicable College committee activities, and other forms of college service. • Participate actively in professional activities such as, but not limited to, curriculum planning, assessment activities, syllabus writing, examination development, textbook selection, program evaluation/revision and other professional planning activities on a year-round basis. • Maintain an active program of professional development related to individual, professional and instructional needs. • Maintain program standards according to accrediting agency guidelines. • Prepare self-studies for program accreditation. • Maintain positive communication with affiliating health care agencies. • Assist with recruitment and admission of qualified students into the program. • Participate in the Advisory Committee for program. • Maintain and create semester and Annual Schedules for college website. • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Bachelor’s degree in health or business-related field. • Must be credentialed in the field of surgical technology and through a credentialing organization that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). • Must hold a Certified Surgical First Assistant (CFA) or Certified Surgical Technician (CST). • Must have a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in healthcare as a surgical technician/or O.R. nurse. • Must have teaching experience in post-secondary, vocational/technical education, or have served as a preceptor in the O.R. Two years of teaching experience is preferred. • Knowledgeable in course content and be prepared in educational theory and techniques. • Demonstrated skill in effective written communications. • Knowledge of curriculum development, evaluation, and testing procedures. Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds. Ability and willingness to use technology for teaching and learning. Ability to work with a diverse student population and staff as an Instruction and Student Affairs area team member.
Internal Number: AF9802
About Washtenaw Community College - WCC
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.