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Instructor, Medical Lab Technology - FT

Southeast Community College

Job Description

Benefits

Pulled from the full job description
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
 

Full job description

 

Department
Medical Technology

Location
Lincoln

Job Category
Faculty

Job Type
FT

Posting Number
01838

Position End Date
 
Position Summary Information

 

General Description of Position
Under the general direction and supervision of the Dean/Associate Dean of Health Sciences, the instructor will instruct students in various courses in the classroom, online, and in laboratory/clinical settings. The instructor may serve as a coordinator for a group of courses or be the lead instructor for a course or courses with the program. The instructor develops and implements the course syllabus according to the Program curriculum plan and SCC policies in cooperation with other faculty. This is a full-time regular position for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year.

Southeast Community College offers competitive compensation and a robust benefits package, including, but not limited to medical/dental insurance, 403(b) retirement with College matching contribution, vision insurance, flexible spending account, and tuition reimbursement. Southeast Community College also offers extensive leave plans. In addition, Southeast Community College makes available to all full-time employees the use of “Ben Dollars” (cash-in-lieu potential for certain coverage levels) to cover medical and dental premiums.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Instruct and Evaluate Students:
  • Provides classroom/laboratory/clinical/online instruction consistent with course objectives, standards, and guidelines in accordance with the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
  • Teaches courses in the Health Sciences Division as assigned in cooperation with the Program Faculty.
  • Correlates classroom instruction with clinical experience through appropriate assignments and clinical conferences/evaluations according to the Program curriculum plan.
  • Assigns learning experiences in a sequential manner to integrate theory with practice.
  • Communicates with appropriate staff at the affiliated agencies regarding scheduling students, objectives to be met and the skills and procedures students need.
  • Orients students to clinical facilities and supervises students as required by accreditation, the program, and the facility.
  • Monitors safe laboratory/clinical practice for students.
  • Select a variety of learning experiences in a variety of settings, which will allow students to gain knowledge of their role in the health care team, and meet their educational needs.
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching strategies and modern technology in the classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical.
  • Evaluate students on a continual basis, keeping them apprised of their progress, maintain accurate student records, and submit grades as required.
  • Establishes positive interpersonal relations with students.
  • Acts as a role model by practicing the concepts, principles, skills, and attitudes needed to be an excellent healthcare worker.
  • Demonstrates skills and attitudes consistent with the program code of ethics and the program minimum standards.

 

 
Provide for Student Evaluation and Recordkeeping:
  • Prepares, administers, and grades examinations and quizzes promptly. Maintains records of grades and attendance, and submits mid-term and final grades to the Program Chair and/or Student Services at the conclusion of the course.
  • Documents performance, and keeps student apprised of their progress through anecdotal notes, grades, conferences, and regularly scheduled evaluations.
  • Participates in the Program Assessment Plan by helping to establish benchmarks for assessing student learning and providing information to evaluate student performance against the established criteria.
Remain Current in Events and Developments Related to Subject Area:
  • Increases and improves teaching skills and subject knowledge through personal and professional development such as Staff Development activities, in-service days, workshops/conferences, formal education, continuing education, technical updates, and personal study or professional reading.
  • Uses student instructor/course evaluation results as a tool to improve student learning which demonstrates the HSD belief statement regarding our commitment to continuous improvement of learning.
 
Develop/Revise Course Curriculum and Educational Materials:
  • Develops and/or revises course syllabi and outlines, as needed to meet the Program philosophy and objectives according to the Instructional Division Guidelines.
  • Recommends textbooks to be used in courses according to the Program plan. Requests/recommends additions or deletions to the Learning Resource Center in cooperation with the Program faculty.
  • Plans for needed handouts, syllabi, and other educational materials in advance, and follows College, Division, and Program rules for printing and copyrights.
 
Serves as an Academic Advisor for Students:
  • Advises individual and/or groups of students about the Program as assigned. Keeps the Program Chair and other Program Faculty informed about advisees while maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding students.
  • Maintains knowledge of the information in the College Student Handbook and Program Student Handbook and applies rules and regulations consistently and fairly.
  • Documents, reports, and resolves student disciplinary problems according to established College and Program guidelines.
  • Assists in registering students.
  • Assists in the orientation of new and continuing students.
 
Participate in College-wide and Division Activities:
  • Takes an active role in college-wide and Division teams voluntarily or as assigned.
  • Serves on interview committees for employee candidates.
  • Represents the College in a professional and excellent manner at conferences, meetings, and other functions as requested by the College or an outside agency such as a professional organization.
 
Function as a Member of the Program Team:
  • Demonstrates all the attributes and qualities expected of students such as dependability, punctuality, positive attitude, confidentiality, professional appearance, and professional and ethical conduct.
  • Abides by the philosophy, rules, and guidelines of the Program or works to adapt them through the proper channels of authority and communication.
  • Assists the Program Chair and other faculty in class, laboratory, or clinical whenever possible and as assigned. Prepares for, attends, and contributes to monthly Program faculty meetings.
  • Takes responsibility for meeting annual College requirements for diversity and safety training.
  • Participates in Program activities by supplying information, data, and time for; curriculum development, budget preparation, new faculty orientation, class schedules, long-range planning, and other required reports and activities.
 
Individual Development Plan (New Instructors):
  • Develops and implements an individual, personal, and professional development plan at the time of hire.
  • Responsible for keeping own records of in-service and continuing education units/hours for certification/licensure requirements.
Professional Development:
  • The Program Chair and Faculty will develop a plan for professional development activities within and outside the College while staying within budgeted resources for conference registration, board & lodging, and commercial and miscellaneous travel.
 

Promote/Support Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access
  • Work toward creating a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and productive work and learning environment, where all students, faculty members, and college employees are valued and may contribute to their full potential, regardless of their differences.
  • Make concerted efforts to implement accessible and inclusive practices and processes aimed at creating a diverse and equitable learning and work environment.
  • Commit to fostering and maintaining a safe environment of respect and inclusion for students, employees, and members of the community.
  • Promote and support the College’s policies and programming related to access, fair employment, EEO, equity, inclusion, and diversity.
 

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as a substitute instructor for the Program when needed.
  • Works with other colleges to create an articulation/clear pathway to higher education.
  • Perform other related duties within the division/program as assigned.
  • May be required to perform associated duties, functions, or assignments in other divisions/programs/areas as required.
  • Perform other College functions and duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to work varied days, hours, shifts, locations, and campuses as required. Work schedules (hours/days/work location) are scheduled by Southeast Community College based on the needs of the College. Work hours, shifts, days, and work locations may vary depending on the needs of Southeast Community College and are subject to modification. Emergency or scheduled special activities may require hours outside of the regular workweek.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGESKILLSAND ABILITIES

  • Current knowledge and expertise in the course(s) assigned per curriculum plan.
  • Basic knowledge of medical vocabulary, grammar, spelling, writing, measurements, and mathematics.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and comprehend course, classroom, or clinical materials that include, but are not limited to, textbooks, medical records, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to develop/incorporate a variety of teaching strategies and techniques in the classroom/laboratory/clinical setting.
  • Ability to supervise students as they perform skills in the classroom and clinical laboratory, according to approved standards for the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences NAACLS).
  • Knowledge and experience using computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Windows/Explorer, and Outlook, and a willingness to learn computer-aided instructional software to enhance instruction.
  • Ability to role model for student’s excellence and ethics in providing health care for clients.
  • Ability to organize and schedule instructional activities, being resourceful in obtaining clinical experiences according to the approved guidelines of the Program.
  • Knowledge, experience, and ability to make correct assessments of a patient’s status or student actions, and intervene appropriately.
  • Ability to devise/utilize appropriate evaluation methods for classroom and clinical according to the Program Assessment Plan.
  • Physical endurance to supervise students for up to 8 hours in clinical and /or lab.
  • Manual dexterity skills to perform exacting tasks that include, but are not limited to, legible writing, and manipulation of equipment appropriate for discipline.
  • Ability to relate to and collaborate with colleagues, faculty, students, clinical staff, and supervisors of diverse backgrounds in a positive and cooperative manner.
  • Ability to bend, reach, stand, or walk while functioning as a classroom/clinical/lab instructor.
  • Ability to perform required clinical skills safely and accurately.
  • Ability to use effective problem-solving techniques with students and colleagues.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to (50) fifty pounds for short distances, and move tables, chairs, and media equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both in writing, in person, and on the phone.
  • Ability to use basic computer skills.
  • The individual must possess the above skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

SCHEDULE

This is a full-time regular position with an implied 40-hour work week. Teaching assignments for this position are scheduled and approved by the College, between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday based on the instructional work calendar. Scheduled special activities, emergencies, or temporary schedule changes may require hours outside of the regular workday or workweek. This is a full-time regular position based on a 175-day work calendar.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology.
  • Current National Certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to include MLT, MLS, or MT.
  • Two (2) years of recent work experience in a clinical/medical laboratory.
  • Meet and maintain health requirements for the clinical site.

Desired Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a Health, Science, Education, or related field.
  • Teaching experience in post-secondary education.

Salary
$52,900

In addition, Southeast Community College makes available to all full-time employees the use of “Ben Dollars” (cash-in-lieu potential for certain coverage levels) to cover medical and dental premiums.
Posting Detail Information

Please be advised that Southeast Community College will require a Criminal History Background Check prior to final offer.

Open Date
04/26/2024

Close Date
05/12/2024

Open Until Filled
No

Special Instructions to Applicants
In its active commitment to building a diverse community, Southeast Community College rejects discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in admission, employment, or access to programs and activities. The college also seeks to avoid discrimination in the administration of educational programs, admission policies, financial aid, or any other college program or activity.
 

If accommodation or assistance is needed in completing this application, contact Human Resources at 402-437-2553. Southeast Community College is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors, and others, and to protecting College assets. Well-informed hiring decisions assist in this effort. To accomplish this goal, the College performs background checks on new employees.

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