Academic Specialist and Director of Clinical Education, Respiratory Care

Union County College

Cranford, NJ

ID: 7080390
Posted: June 24, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Description
Under the direction of the Academic Deans, the Academic Specialist and Director of Clinical Education, Respiratory Care is a twelve (12) month contracted full-time position. Academic Specialists will perform administrative responsibilities in Academic Affairs and student service that focus on student success initiatives and the College’s educational goals and priorities.

The Academic Specialist will also serve as the Director of Clinical Education will be responsible for coordination of the Respiratory Care clinical program in compliance with CoARC Standards for accreditation of the program. The Director of Clinical Education will also teach assigned courses and topics in the classroom, clinical, and laboratory. The Academic Specialist and Director of Clinical Education, Respiratory Care will also evaluate staff including faculty and adjunct faculty, perform administrative projects and programs, and advise students. Using predictive and learning analytics, the Academic Specialist and Director of Clinical Education, Respiratory Care provides support for the primary institutional mission of student success.

Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities
• Carries out administrative tasks and programs as assigned by Supervisor.
• Interviews and evaluates staff, including faculty and adjunct faculty for purposes including, but not limited to, hiring, retention, non-renewals and/or discipline.
• Provides assistance with hiring adjunct faculty, evaluating faculty and staffing.
• Maintains accurate student records.
• Uses data and analytics to improve student retention and completion outcomes.
• Advises students throughout their educational life cycle and provides discipline specific information.
• Supports students through tutoring and mentoring activities.
• Delivers instructional approaches that engage students and support student success.
• Provides classroom instruction up to 12 hours per week.
• Supports student learning outside of class by maintaining office hours.
• Designs, prepares and develops instructional materials.
• Develops and assesses courses under the supervision of the Dean.
• Demonstrates knowledge of modern technology and its use in the classroom.
• Assists with curriculum & assessment projects, division reports including, revisions, changes or updates
• Assists the Dean with budget activities, including the Perkins grant.
• Writes grants and participates in the administration of grant activities.
• Provides strong advocacy for the program
• Participates in all commencement events.
• Represents the College at conferences and seminars, as needed.
• Participates in the College governance process.
• Exhibits regular, prompt attendance as an essential job responsibility.
• Conducts meetings as necessary for the effective functioning of the program, including any committee meetings.
• Provide administrative support to the Allied Sciences Division Office.
• Other duties as assigned.

Specialized Job Duties:
• Create and maintain Student Learning Outcomes for assigned courses.
• Reponsible for curriculum development, revisions, planning, updates, implementation, and evaluation according to national, state, and local standards and needs.
• Ensure compliance with clinical inter-rater reliability standards by clinical faculty and preceptors.
• Maintains timely and accurate student records related to clinical experience; document adherence to clinical management system for students and clinical faculty.
• Maintains ongoing communication and site visitation with all active clinical sites.
• Maintains current knowledge of the professional discipline and educational methodologies through continuing professional development.
• Communicates with state and national professional associations.
• Maintains and monitors delivery of the clinical curriculum in coordination with program advisory committees and CoARC standards.
• Recommends the purchase of supplies and equipment and coordinates repair of lab equipment to assure program quality.
• Assists with program outreach, including publicity, community relations, advisory committee membership and meetings, and campus events.
• Works effectively with other departments in the Division of Allied Sciences to maintain an overall environment that is conducive to learning.

Education Requirements
A Master’s degree in a related field from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). An Associate in Science degree in Respiratory Therapy.

Valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential and current active Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license as required by the state of New Jersey.

Graduate of a CoARC accredited advanced practitioner respiratory care program.

Desirable Qualifications:

A minimum of one National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) Specialty Examination Certification in any of the following areas:

a) Certified and/or Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist OR
b) Neonatal/Pediatric Specialist OR
c) Adult Critical Care Specialist OR
d) Sleep Disorders Specialist

Member of American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC)

Experience
Experience working with a diverse population preferred.

A minimum of four (4) years of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist; of which at least two (2) years must include experience in clinical respiratory care.

Must have a minimum of two (2) years-experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor.

Competencies and Skills Required
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Commitment to student success.
• Participatory leadership style; demonstrated creativity and flexibility in problem solving.
• Demonstrated commitment to academic excellence.
• Sensitivity to the educational and personal goals of a diverse student population.
• Demonstrated ability to utilize diverse teaching methods to accommodate various learning styles.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Strong interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment
• This position’s duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.
• Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• Some travel is required.



 

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