Instructor/Clinical Coordinator, Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Sign On Bonus, Cheyenne, WY)
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Job Summary: Core responsibilities of this position include:
The Instructor/Clinical Coordinator position is a full-time benefited position responsible for instruction and development of curriculum overall coordination of clinical instruction and clinical rotations for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) department. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: develop clinical site contacts in coordination with the Echocardiography Instructor; understand and communicate the program’s clinical needs to all stakeholders; coordinate, plan, and communicate the clinical schedules each semester; evaluate and ensure the effectiveness of clinical affiliate/clinical education centers; assist with tracking student clinical progress; conduct clinical site visits and report the overall status of the areas of responsibility to the Program Director. This position participates in recruitment, retention, and academic advising of students, serving on various committees, coordinating and/or participating in school-based community events and service-learning activities and participating in local, state, regional, or national professional activities and organizations, and comprehensive program assessment. The essential functions of this position require the ability to work a variable work schedule including day, evening, and weekend courses, which may be located on the Cheyenne campus, Outreach campuses, and clinical sites as assigned. This is an 11-month faculty position with faculty having 206 assigned duty days.
Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty. The College’s faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Faculty Academy within the Center for Excellence in Teaching.
LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the
cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them. http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1
Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.
This position is not eligible for remote work.
Salary and Benefits: This is a Faculty 8 position. Starting salary range: $83,348.00-$86,127.00.
- $4,000 Sign on bonus
- Relocation stipend available
- Educational Benefits for the employees and their families
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 18 Paid Holidays/Closure Days
- Healthcare/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
- Retirement Benefits with over 14% match
- Paid Sick Days
- Childcare Center onsite
- Professional Development
Salary and Benefits: For full listing of benefits and faculty salary schedule, visit http://lccc.wy.edu/about/humanresources/benefits.
Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by November 1st, 2022.
Starting Date: January 5, 2023.
For information about Cheyenne http://lccc.wy.edu/about/welcome.
Essential Functions: (to perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in representative fashion; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions – this position is Exempt, i.e., is not eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned).
Facilitate Learning 75-85%:
Faculty employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
- Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
- Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor
- Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication Center, or other areas approved by the Dean in accordance with College policy and procedure
- Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 faculty workdays)
- Assist in the design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
- Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
- Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable
- Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable
- Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success
- Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction
- Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success
- Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies
Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement:
- Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and help towards meeting the course and program competencies
- Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment
- Comply with College procedures and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management
- Engage with colleagues in the course, program, and institutional level assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement
Clinical Coordination 5-10%
In addition to the normal instructional duties listed, the Clinical Coordinator serves as the point of contact between the college and clinical sites for DMS students. This position collaborates with the DMS Echocardiography program’s Instructor to provide the overall coordination, planning, and direction for student clinical site placement and ensure its alignment with the DMS program’s clinical scheduling and protocols. This position ensures that LCCCs clinical operations meet the College, accreditation, and stakeholder requirements. (i.e. policies, procedures, best practices, etc.) The responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Develop, correlate, evaluate, and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum to ensure its effectiveness
- Educate students, clinical instructors, and program faculty about clinical education
- Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation, and sensitivity in working with colleagues and staff in both the clinical and campus settings
- As required, visit, and inspect clinical sites to ensure each site and clinical instructor meets College and JRC-DMS requirements and regulations
- Assist the Echocardiography Instructor in verifying, and collecting incoming DMS students’ clinical eligibility documents. This includes completed: medical forms, immunization and titer verification, CPR certification, program orientation forms and test results, HIPAA acknowledgement statements, health insurance coverage and any other document required by the program and/or clinical sites.
- Monitor and update each students’ clinical eligibility requirements and send reminders of approaching expiration dates throughout their enrollment (EX: CPR, flu & other vaccines, and TB testing) and communicate regularly with each Clinical site’s Education Liaison for updated clinical requirements each semester
- As required, develop clinical rotation schedules for all students in the program each semester for Program Director review and approval to ensure that all students receive equitable clinical experiences as mandated by the program’s requirements.
- Assist the Echocardiography Instructor in completing the onboarding process for DMS and other students as needed prior to each semester’s start date for multiple clinical sites
- Clinical sites may have different orientation and onboarding requirements, this position must be knowledgeable of those requirements and include onboarding into the clinical scheduling process. Examples include: the completion of on-line clearance documentation by the DMS Clinical Coordinator, Echocardiography Instructor, and/or the applicable student(s), the submission of immunization documentation for each student, the completion of on-line or on-site clinical site orientations prior to the clinical start date.
- Support the documentation and monitoring of all Diagnostic Medical Sonography students’ clinical records, including, but not limited to: clinical hours and clinical competencies to document student progress and the satisfaction of requirements of regulatory and accreditation entities
- Provide consistent and frequent communication with all clinical instructors throughout the semester. This includes regular clinical visits, email correspondence, telephone communication, and scheduled Program and clinical instructor meetings
- Provide timely reporting of activities, issues, and problems to the Program Director as related to student clinical(s)
- Comply with all regulatory requirements including State, Federal, accrediting bodies and College policies and procedures.
- Maintain current knowledge of the DMS program policies and procedures
Service to the College (5-10%)
Faculty contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Align with Core Values:
- Faculty demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following:
- Serving on recognized College committees
- Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
- Advise student clubs or groups
- Engage in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College-wide initiatives such as attending faculty and department meetings, college assemblies, professional development, and orientation activities, etc.
- Assist with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools, etc.
- Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
- Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues
Professional Development (5-10%)Faculty are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
- Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
- Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
- Engage in professional development activities to incorporate best practices to instruction
- Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders
- Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders
Nonessential Functions: An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.
- Assists in development of annual program budgets; and works closely with the School Dean on the development of annual school budgets when appropriate
- Assists in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
- Advises student clubs or groups as appropriate
- Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
- Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
- Keeps informed of current trends and new approaches to instruction via professional development activities
- As required, attends college, division, program, and professional trainings/meetings; may require overnight travel
- Provides Collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area, as needed
- Full participation in the Faculty Academy
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty level as defined in the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include.
- Professional knowledge and ability within the discipline of assigned instruction
- Ability to continuously monitor and research changes in the industry and field of study and to adapt program offerings to meet these standards
- Ability to work in an environment of collaboration, cooperation, sensitivity and confidentiality in working with the public, students, colleagues and staff in both the classroom and campus settings
- Skill in applying the appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
- Ability teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
- Ability to establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
- Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional)
- Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
- Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine other’s needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
- Ability to travel when necessary
- Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider possible applications of discipline related literature and publications.
Physical/Mental Demands: (The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this position and/or may be encountered while performing essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- The essential functions of this position require the ability to work in a medical setting with potential exposure to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens; Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures must be utilized as required
- Must be able to perform all the essential functions of a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer
- To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality regarding both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
- The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
- While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed; overnight travel may be required.
- There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations.
- While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities.
- There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
- An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. Lifts exceeding 50 pounds require a team lift technique.
- Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
- The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of loud sounds
- Able to manipulate instruments, supplies, and equipment with speed, dexterity, and exceptional hand-eye coordination
- Able to function in an environment with substantial latex and/or nitrile material exposure and without an allergic reaction
NOTE: This position description is a general description; it is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the College are expected to perform other tasks as assigned by their respective supervisor/manager regardless of job title or routine job duties.
Education and Experience Requirements:
- Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution in an Allied Health Discipline.
- Two (2) years of full-time professional experience as a general and vascular sonographer in a clinical setting
- Experience instructing sonography students
- Completion of a sonography training program from a CAAHEP – accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Radiography
- Current ARDMS certification in Abdomen, OB/GYN, and Vascular or current American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (Sonography) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (Registered Vascular Sonographer)
- Current CPR for Healthcare Providers
All LCCC Faculty are required to meet the minimum faculty qualifications as defined within the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.7P.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in an Allied Health Discipline or related field
- Two (2) years of experience instructing a sonography or echocardiography student in a CAAHEP or JRCERT-accredited program
- Two (2) years of instructional experience in a clinical or educational setting to include online course work
- Current Adult Echo, Breast, Pediatric, Pediatric Echo, or Musculoskeletal certification
- Knowledge of Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS)
- Active in professional organization(s) at the local, state, and/or national level
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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.
The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217,TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.