Respiratory Care Clinical Director

Position Title:                          Clinical Director

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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Non-Discrimination Statement
Coahoma Community College is an equal opportunity institution in accordance with civil rights and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities and employment opportunities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Michael Houston, Director of Human Resources/Coordinator for 504/ADA, Title IX Compliance Officer, Office #A100, Vivian M. Presley Administration Building, 3240 Friars Point Road, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614, Phone: (662)621-4853, Email: mhouston@coahomacc.edu.