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|Director and Instructor of the Respiratory Care Program
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$60,000 - $70,000 per year
Determined based on the needs of the program. Specific work hours to be agreed upon by the supervisor and employee prior to the onset of employment.
The Director/Instructor of Respiratory Care Program will be responsible for the total administration of the Respiratory Care Program. This individual is responsible for the organization, administration, periodic review, continued development, and effectiveness of the educational program. In this activity, the Program Director will cooperate fully with the Medical Director for the program, the Advisory Committee for the program, and with the Clinical Director of Respiratory Care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Conduct systematic needs assessments periodically for respiratory care positions.
2. Participate in activities for marketing the program and recruitment of students into the respiratory care curriculum, including efforts in local high schools.
3. Develop and maintain an innovative curriculum in respiratory care that meets the standards for accreditation by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
4. Submit CoArc Annual Report and other reports as needed by the college or accrediting agency.
5. Establish and maintain an Advisory Committee for the program. Solicit input from the members for the advancement of the program.
6. Provide leadership to faculty in the development and maintenance of courses to support the curriculum.
7. Teach respiratory care classes as required.
8. Advise students with program-related problems and academic and career planning.
9. Select students for the Respiratory Care Program.
10. Evaluate program, including but not limited to, evaluation of clinical affiliate rotations, evaluation of college laboratory and didactic experience, graduate follow-up, and employer evaluations.
11. Recruit and develop potential clinical sites or clinical instructors.
12. Preview and select appropriate text, media, and computer instruction programs for respiratory care.
13. Maintain laboratory instrumentation inventory and supplies.
14. Maintain program records and accreditation status.
15. Maintain and post office hours.
16. Supervise Clinical Director of Respiratory Care, faculty and adjunct faculty.
17. Identify and make recommendations on appropriate faculty and staff capable of insuring a successful program.
18. Continually monitor and evaluate the accomplishments of students, staff, and the Advisory Committee at the end of each academic year.
19. Identify and develop funding proposals for future use and maintain appropriate budgets of grant projects.
20. Develop and maintain budget for the program.
21. Keep abreast of developments in respiratory care, pulmonary resuscitation, and education necessary for continuing a model respiratory program.
22. Serve on other college committees and carry out special projects assigned by the Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs /Provost.
23. The PD must work with the DCE to ensure that clinical education for program students is coordinated with didactic and laboratory activities and is sufficient to meet program outcomes required by the Standards.
24. The PD must have frequent, regular and consistent contact with students and program faculty regardless of program location.
Directly supervises employees of the Respiratory Therapy Program. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year college or university (accredited by a regional accrediting agency);
- Minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with at least two (2) years in clinical respiratory care; OR
- Minimum of two (2) years’ experience teaching either as an appointed faculty member in a CoARC-accredited respiratory care program or as a clinical instructor preceptor for students of such programs.
- Master's Degree
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist.
- Must hold a current professional license as required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.