Position Title:   Clinical Director of Respiratory Care

Department:  Respiratory Care

Immediate Supervisor’s Title:  Respiratory Care Program Director

Positions Supervised: Clinical Preceptors

Term of Position: 12 Months       

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Baccalaureate degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE)
  2. A master’s degree is preferred from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
  3. Hold a valid RRT credential and current state license;
  4. A minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with at least two (2) years in clinical respiratory care; 
  5. 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

Position Description: (primary functions)

  • Responsible to the Respiratory Care Program Director
  • Responsible to the Dean for Health Science
  • Establishes and maintains effective Relationships with Coahoma Community College, participating health care facilities, ancillary departments, preceptors, Nursing Staff, and Medical Staff is essential.
  • Provides leadership for the effective planning and management of the student clinical experience
  • Supervises the clinical relationship between the school and clinical sites
  • Monitor, maintain and develop clinical contracts
  • Provides leadership in assisting the college to maintain standards of SACS and CoARC’s individual program accreditation
  • Maintain all credentials as needed
  • Serves as a classroom instructor as necessary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Exemplifies extensive knowledge of the field of study and patient skills
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of all equipment, preventive maintenance, disinfection, sterilization, and assembly of all equipment effectively in order to proficiently instruct students
  • Assures adherence to all regulatory and accreditation standards.
  • Administers the activities, instruction, and projects of the department while monitoring each aspect of efficacy and quality
  • Collaborate with the Respiratory Care Program Director and Dean for Health Sciences in the development and maintaining of clinical relationship(s)
  • Assist in registration and supervision of all majors in the department
  • Keeps expenditures within the department’s budget
  • Provides the Office of Health Sciences a contract for each clinical affiliate
  • Assumes responsibility of keeping records on student attendance and performance; makes reports to the Dean for Health Sciences and Respiratory Care Program Director
  • Supervises the making of the department’s clinical schedule to be approved and coordinated by the Respiratory Care Program Director and Dean for Health Sciences
  • Studies roll books, grade sheets, and course syllabi for accuracy; ensures that all conform to school policy
  • Encourages professional growth of faculty members in the department
  • Studies the grade distribution and reassesses the clinical/instructional program when necessary
  • Encourages the improvement of human relations in the clinical affiliate so that learning is more effective
  • Maintains an inventory of instructional equipment, materials, and supplies in the department Laboratory
  • Works with the Respiratory Care Program Director on curriculum and clinical matters
  • Evaluates the clinical preceptors annually
  • Cooperates with the Director of Recruitment in the recruitment of students for the department and assists in the recruitment of students for the entire college
  • Serves on department and campus committees and accepts committee assignments
  • Participates in campus activities and programs
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Respiratory Care Program Director and Dean for Health Sciences.

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