Respiratory Care Program Coordinator of Clinical Education

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*Respiratory Care Program Coordinator of Clinical Education

SALARY: $5,037.75 – $5,675.11 Monthly
DIVISION: Instruction
DEPARTMENT: Allied Health
OPENING DATE: 12/10/21
Victoria College’s Allied Health Division is hiring for a full-time Respiratory Care Program Coordinator of Clinical Evaluation.  This position holds a 12-month tenured track faculty appointment and has administrative, academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the Victoria College. This position demonstrates competence in clinical education, teaching, and curriculum development. In addition, the position’s primary responsibilities are to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the Respiratory Care Program at Victoria College and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty. In addition, the position is responsible to meet all duties and responsibilities as outlined as ‘full-time teaching faculty.

Victoria College has been a respected community partner in the Crossroads region since 1925 and continues to offer quality, affordable educational opportunities to help our students achieve their dreams.

Victoria College embraces equity and inclusion and has earned recognition as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” four years in a row, according to a survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. Victoria College was also named to the survey’s “Honor Roll” for two years in a row for being one of the top four schools in its two-year institution category nationally.

Victoria has a low cost of living with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio. All faculty have a private office, computer, phone, reserved parking, dedicated dining space, access to library and health and fitness facilities and summers off. Optional summer overload classes may be available. Our small class sizes allow opportunities to directly engage students, and all members of the department regularly share in classroom and curricula upgrades and planning.

This position is paid an additional $500.00 per year for Coordinator duties.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Developing, monitoring, and refining the clinical education component of the curriculum
  2. Facilitating quality learning experiences for students during clinical education
  3. Evaluating students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum
  4. Educating students, clinical and academic faculty about clinical education
  5. Selecting clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with respiratory therapy practice
  6. Maximizing available resources for the clinical education program
  7. Providing documented records and assessment of the clinical education component (includes clinical education sites, clinical educators, etc.)
  8. Actively engage core faculty in clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment
  9. Serves as liaison between the respiratory therapy program and the clinical education site
  10. In cooperation with other academic faculty, establishes clinical education site and facility standards, selects and evaluates clinical education sites, and facilitates ongoing development of and communication with clinical education sites and clinical faculty
  11. Assisting in curriculum evaluation and revision
  12. Committee work, advising and counseling students
  13. Assist Program Chair and Dean in developing annual goals and objectives; developing annual budget recommendations
  14. Other duties as necessary
  15. This position will access student records at times and will follow all FERPA guidelines.
Minimum Requirements

  • Earned a baccalaureate degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with an associate degree as a respiratory
  • Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapy program or deemed equivalent program
  • Licensed/registered or eligible for licensure/registration in the state of Texas
  • Hold a valid Registered Respiratory Therapist credential
  • Minimum of 4 years as a respiratory therapist
  • Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching as an appointed faculty member in a CoARC-accredited respiratory care program or as a clinical instructor/preceptor for students of such programs
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills
  • Current knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology (e.g., word processing, e-mail, database) or proven ability to learn these skills
  • Able to work with students with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of respiratory therapy
  • Able to meet the DCE requirements as stated in the CoARC standards 2.07-2.10
  • Member of the American Association for Respiratory Care
  • Able to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education programs
  • Able to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers
  • Able to travel, as needed

Preferred Requirements – Possess all minimum requirements with the addition of (no specific order):

  • Earned master’s degree or enrolled in or desire to pursue graduate studies
  • Knowledge of education, management, and adult learning theories and principles
  • Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle controls, key pads, etc. Will be required to sit and reach with hands and arms as well as, sit, stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds while loading office supplies and paper. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, some color vision, and the ability to adjust focus from documents to computer screen. Hearing of light to moderate sound is required by this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.