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Instructor, Respiratory Care Director of Clinical Education
Coast Community College District

Date Posted May 21, 2018
Title Instructor, Respiratory Care Director of Clinical Education
University Coast Community College District
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Costa Mesa, CA
    United States
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Health Sciences

Orange Coast College (OCC) is seeking a full-time, equity-minded, tenure track faculty member in Respiratory Care commencing with the 2018 fall semester. The primary teaching assignment involves all areas of Respiratory Care - Clinical Education.  The Director of Clinical Education (DCE) must be responsible for all aspects of the clinical experiences of students enrolled in the program, including organization, administrations, continuous review and revision, planning for and development of locations (with appropriate supervision) for evolving practice skills, and the general effectiveness of the clinical experience.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.
The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online, hybrid, or off campus and is subject to change as needed. The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of Orange Coast College and the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting individualized student and employee goals through the work of Respiratory Care.
The Respiratory Care Department shares OCC's commitment to equitable outcomes; inclusive practices; and racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity.  Ideal candidates for this position share OCC's devotion to educating and improving the lives of our representative student, employee, and community populations. We currently enroll 22,285 students, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations: 35% of OCC's students are Latinx, 2% are African-American, 21% are Asian, less than 1% Native American, 32% are White, and 6% are multiracial. Faculty have the opportunity to enhance their classroom methods during two professional development days during the academic year, which include learning sessions like 'Digital Accessibility', 'Basic Skills:  Helping students help themselves',and 'Taking a skills based approach to teaching college students'. Student centered activities that support OCC's mission include campus wide student success projects funded by the Office of Student Equity; partnerships with local Hispanic Serving four year institutions; active programs that work to improve the academic achievement of racially minoritized students, such as PUENTE and UMOJA; Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) and Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS).    

The Respiratory Care Program at Orange Coast College is a two-year Associate of Science Degree program beginning in the fall semester of each year.  The student must complete General Education requirements and program prerequisites prior to entering the program.    Courses within the program include lectures, skill application of procedures and techniques in a laboratory setting on campus, and approximately 1000 hours of clinical practice within area hospitals performing the latest procedures in respiratory care.  There is also a physician lecture series during the course of the program allowing students to discuss current topics and individual clinical problems in pulmonary medicine with physicians. This coursework leads to an Associate of Science Degree in Respiratory Care.

The Respiratory Care program at Orange Coast College is a fully accredited entry-level practitioner program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Program graduates are eligible candidates for the Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) and Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).  Licensure in the state of California as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) requires the RRT credential and satisfying all other requirements for licensure set forth by the Respiratory Care Board of California. The employment outlook for Respiratory Care Practitioners/ Respiratory Therapists is good throughout the United States. 

Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1.     Function as an instructor and program clinical coordinator for the Respiratory Care program; teach assigned classes in theory, classroom laboratory, and clinical instruction.
2.     Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following; teach scheduled classes; follow department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; perform student clinical evaluations, post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in department and division meetings and college and/or district wide activities and committees as assigned.
3.     Function as Respiratory Care Program Director of Clinical Education.
4.     Ensure and maintain compliance of clinical program following CoARC standards. Includes communication and preparation of reports with appropriate agencies as well as the district and college administration.
5.     Maintain program course Student Learning Outcomes and assessment process, assist in program review process.
6.     Assure clinical inter-rater reliability standards.
7.     Responsible for organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of clinical experiences to include clinical evaluations, physician contact, student assignment, and clinical records.
8.     Maintain ongoing communication and site visitation with all active clinical sites.
9.     Responsible for curriculum according to national standards, state and local regulations - course development, updates, planning, revising, implementation, and evaluation.
10.     Maintain current knowledge of the professional discipline and educational methodologies through continuing professional development.
11.     Assignment may include recommendation of clinical affiliations and the assurance of instructional quality of clinical education by regular visits to clinical education centers.
12.     Coordinate the scheduling of classes, including the recommendation of part-time assignments to department IUA/Chair and Division Dean.
13.     Communicate with state and national professional associations.
14.     Work cooperatively toward mutual goals with other program coordinators and with the School of Allied Health Professions Faculty.
15.     Recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies and coordinate repair of lab equipment to assure program quality.
16.     Develop instructional innovations to ensure program success.
17.     Assist with program outreach, including publicity, community relations, advisory committee membership and meetings, external funding opportunities, and campus events.

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