Texas Southmost College

Facility Name:
Texas Southmost College
Facility description or mission:
Consistent with the mission of Texas Southmost College, the faculty of the Respiratory Care Program is committed to serving the educational needs of the citizens of the Lower Rio Grande Valley. This mission will be accomplished by providing enthusiastic students a high-quality instruction, preparing the graduate with employable skills as an entry level therapist, preparing the graduate to be successful on the National Board for Respiratory Care’s “Entry Level CRT Examination” and the “Written Registry and Clinical Simulation Examination” for advanced-level students. A caring team of educational faculty, clinical instructors and physicians supports the program’s mission with expertise in various aspects of respiratory care and a commitment to education. An extensive array of didactic resources and a wide variety of clinical practicum experiences at various Lower Rio Grande Valley affiliate sites will provide graduates with the skills and versatility needed to function in a variety of health-care facilities. The program will be conscientious about health-care needs and educational requirements.
Job summary:
Responsible for all aspects of the program, including the administration, planning, continuous review, development, and general effectiveness of the program as well as all duties as defined for full-time faculty. Responsibilities also include meeting and maintaining program accreditation requirements, systematic review of program effectiveness among didactic, laboratory, and clinical components, student recruitment, committee assignments and serving as a liaison with health care facilities.
Essential job responsibilities:
• Leads the process for systematic Respiratory Care Program review and evaluation as per the model adopted by the College.
• Develops and maintains positive partnerships with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), the Texas Workforce Commission, local workforce boards, local economic development agencies, program advisory committees, business and industry, school districts, and other governmental, community, business and educational institutions of the College’s service area to ensure the needs of the area businesses, credit, and non-credit students are met.
• Develops marketing and promotional strategies for the Respiratory Care Program and courses.
• Works with the dean, faculty, and staff to resolve student issues and complaints in compliance with College policies and procedures.
• Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
• A valid Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential is required.
• Licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of Texas is required.
• Minimum of four (4) years of experience as a registered respiratory therapist which includes two (2) years’ experience in clinical respiratory care; and a minimum of two (2) years teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor.
• In-depth understanding of planning, program development, evaluation, and budgeting.
State license requirement:
Texas Respiratory Care Practitioner
Work Schedule:
Full-time days
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