Clinical Instructors responsibilities include the supervision and evaluation of clinical lab and/or patient care experiences as assigned by Director of Clinical Education
Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities
• Evaluate cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills of students.
• Direct students to clinical situations, which would provide students with opportunities to meet goals and objectives, increase skills and pass competency evaluations.
• Supervise student’s skill practice and clinical patient care.
• Ensure accurate and safe skill performance by students; correct and remediate as appropriate.
• Maintain a safe practice environment.
• Complete assigned competency rating forms and review with students.
• Utilize evidence-based principles of current respiratory practice for clinical experience.
• Adhere to professional standards and legal guidelines of practice.
• Consult with the Director of Clinical Education regarding observed student behavior, attitude, and skills that are unacceptable such as:
o Content or skill weakness in a given area.
o Behavior or attitude problems which, in the opinion of the clinical instructor, is counter-productive to Respiratory Care and patients
o Lack of technical competence.
• Be a role model demonstrating responsible and professional Respiratory Therapist behavior.
• Attends scheduled department staff meetings.
• Participate in on-going training as assigned by Director of Clinical Education to ensure inter-rater reliability
• Document student progress and competency using the Trajecsys® Clinical Management Tracking software; maintain privacy of all passwords and student information
An Associate in Science degree or Respiratory Care is required or an Associate’s degree with the general education requirements needed to become a Respiratory Therapist.
Valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential and current active Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license as required by the state of New Jersey is required.
Member of AARC is a plus.
• Minimum of three years clinical respiratory experience required.
• Teaching experience is preferred
Competencies and Skills Required
• Competent in personal computer applications; word processing, spreadsheet, database, and email.
• AHA Certified in BLS for Healthcare Professionals
• Competence in clinical skills in areas of teaching
• Excellent written and oral communication and analytical skills
• Ability to delegate and manage small groups
• Strong critical thinking skills
• Clinical and/or instructional experience in the specific respiratory field
Physical Demands and Work Environment
• This position’s duties are normally performed in a medical facility, acute care hospital or other healthcare setting based on the activity/competency scheduled.
• Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• Ability to stand and/ or walk for an extended period in a clinical patient care setting. Some travel required.
Union County College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination, as required by state and/or federal law, in all programs and activities, including employment and access to its career and technical programs.
Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.
Terms of Employment
Part-time. Hours not to exceed 25 per week. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Travel to the campus and clinical affiliates, and hours outside of the traditional weekday work schedule may be required, including evenings and weekends. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies. Clinical Instructor must be an employee of one of our affiliate healthcare systems.
About this company
As the oldest community college in New Jersey, UCC has been serving both career-minded and transfer-oriented students since 1933. The College has maintained its commitment to scholarship by providing a solid liberal arts foundation while, at the same time, developing new programs and courses that meet the challenges of a rapidly developing society.
UCC is focused on ensuring that our programs and facilities are equipped to prepare students for the intellectual and technological demands of the 21st century. All four UCC campuses boast advanced data and voice infrastructures that can support the latest in computer hardware and software. All credit students are offered their own college e-mail accounts through which they can communicate with UCC's outstanding faculty, fellow students, and the vast world of knowledge and information available through the World Wide Web. Distance learning opportunities, such as courses by videotape, are increasing with each semester.
Even more important, UCC has a reputation for providing its diverse student body with a nurturing and supportive environment. Student services from counseling and financial aid to the tutoring provided by the Academic Learning Centers on each campus are in place to ensure student success.
For those wishing to pursue a bachelors degree, the economics of spending the first two years at Union County College coupled with the dual admissions and transfer /articulation agreements that the College has in place, can ease the road to junior year status at a long list of colleges and universities throughout the U.S. While here, students have the chance to participate in a range of activities. These include a five-star chapter of the honor society of Phi Theta Kappa, an award-winning student newspaper, a modern fitness center, and a range of athletic programs. In 1998, the UCC Owls and Lady Owls were the first teams from one college to become the Men's and Women's Garden State Athletic Conference Basketball Champions in the same year.
Whether you are a recent high school graduate, an adult returning to school after a hiatus, an employee seeking additional training or a new career, Union County College can be your . . . access to the 21st century!
Location/Region: Cranford, NJ