Instructor and Program Coordinator in Radiology
The Program Director/Instructor holds a twelve-month position and provides overall direction, supervision, and administration of the Radiologic Technology Program. This is a tenure-track position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Those requirements outlined in the South Plains College Faculty Handbook for Program Coordinators/Directors and instructors, as well as those special requirements related to the Radiologic Technology Program. Job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Curriculum and policy development, implementation and evaluation according to the established Master Plan of Education for the Radiologic Technology program.
- Establishes and coordinates semester course schedules according to an approved curriculum.
- Prepares the Program’s annual budget.
- Establishes and coordinates an Advisory Board, consisting of significant representatives of the sponsoring institution and program officials.
- Program faculty recruitment.
- Coordination of student recruitment, selection and advisement.
- Responds to inquiries about the Radiologic Technology Program.
- Participates in the registration process each semester.
- Participates in meetings and serves on committees consistent with the goals of South Plains College and the Program.
- Assumes didactic responsibilities and functions within the goals of the Program.
- Remains current in radiographic imaging techniques and educational methodologies and technologies.
- Counsels students as necessary.
- Maintains current clinical affiliation agreements.
- Assists the Clinical Coordinator to plan effective clinical assignments and rotations.
- Assumes the title of Radiation Safety Officer and all the responsibilities that accompany this position.
- Prepares reports and attends meetings as required by department, college and accrediting bodies.
- Ensures that all Program elements comply with any applicable accrediting body.
- Coordinates and conducts the procedures required through any accreditation process.
- Coordination of Program evaluation to ensure ongoing effectiveness through outcomes assessment and corresponding revisions, according to college and accrediting body guidelines.
- Participates in ongoing professional development, community and social activities that improve the individual, college and community.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervises the faculty and associate faculty teaching in the Radiologic Technology Program.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be competent in the principles and practices of radiologic technology and be able to integrate them into the art of teaching. The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- A graduate of an accredited radiologic technology educational program or equivalent.
- A Bachelor’s degree in a related field or suitable educational equivalent.
- Certification by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
- An unrestricted MRT license or be eligible for an unrestricted MRT license from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
- A minimum of five years of experience as a radiographer.
- A minimum of three years of experience as an instructor in radiologic technology.
- A Master’s degree in a related field or suitable educational equivalent.
- Proficiency in the areas of curriculum design, program administration, program evaluation, instruction and counseling.
- Knowledgeable of program-related revenue and costs.
- Certification in one or more advanced medical imaging modalities.
The employee should posses the verbal and written skills sufficient to effectively communicate with students, faculty, staff and administration in English; the ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical information found in textbooks, allied health periodicals, professional journals, technical handbooks and/or governmental regulations; to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
The employee should posses the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations, and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.
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 an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee should have the physical stamina sufficient to endure long periods of standing, moving or helping in lifting and moving radiographic equipment during lab instruction; the motor coordination sufficient to manipulate x-ray/medical equipment and accessories.
The employee should posses the intellectual and emotional functions satisfactory to ensure student safety and exercise independent judgment and discretion in the performance of assigned instructional duties; the ability to work under pressure and conditions of frequent interruptions, securing cooperation of students, other faculty, staff, administration and clinical affiliate staff; the initiative and judgment necessary to recognize the need for improvement or adaptation of existing Program content and effecting changes; the ability to make independent decisions with nominal supervision of the Department Chair.
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 disability to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, hazardous chemicals and exposure to ionizing radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
ESPRIT DE CORPS:
The employee should demonstrate a commitment to positive actions that foster good relationships and esprit de corps among students, peers, departments, other college units, and the community.