Adjunct - Surgical Technology

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Work type: Faculty - Part Time
Location: SOWELA – Morgan Smith/ Jennings
Categories: Academic Affairs, Nursing

College: SOWELA

Department: Academic Affairs

Sub department: School of Nursing & Allied Health

Type of Appointment: Unclassified - Adjunct

Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Responsible for directing, evaluating, and reporting student progress toward course objectives and for the periodic review and updating of course materials.
• Cooperates with other agencies to promote technical and community college education.
• Adheres to all applicable Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) policies.
• Adheres to policies and procedures contained in the SOWELA Technical Community College (STCC) Instructor’s Manual.
• Submits all required reports in a timely manner.
• Maintains accurate grade and attendance records.
• Adheres to all laws pertaining to disclosure of student records.
• Demonstrates and encourages professional growth and improvement.
• Attends all commencement ceremonies.
• Participates in local business and industry activities.
• Demonstrates appropriate work ethic (attendance, cooperation, etc.).
• Utilizes the approved curriculum.
• Develops clearly-stated course objectives and learning outcomes.
• Responsible for student completion, placement, and retention rates ensuring that they meet accrediting agencies standards.
• Responsible for providing training in the competencies essential to success in the occupation including attitudes, job knowledge, and skills.
• Organizes instruction in classrooms, shops, and laboratories as evidenced by course outlines, lesson plans, competency tests, and instructional materials such as textbooks, instruction sheets, and audiovisuals.
• Provides sufficient practice with equipment in order to develop skill proficiency.
• Ensures the objectives and content of the courses taught are current.
• Utilizes a craft committee to ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of the occupation are being taught. The committee is composed of at least three members external to the institution, meets at least twice per year, and keeps minutes to document committee activities.
• Provides advisement services to assigned advisees.
• Maintains individual student progress data and ensures this is a part of the student’s permanent record.
• Maintains current standard reference books, periodicals, and manuals of a business, professional, technical, and industrial nature to facilitate the educational program objectives.
• Maintains a healthful, safe, and secure classroom/lab environment.
• Posts emergency evacuation routes in case of natural or other disasters.
• Requests adequate equipment and supplies to support the program.
• Ensures all instructional equipment and supplies meet safety standards.
• Ensures tests and other means of assessing the achievement of student are sufficiently accurate.
• Evaluates follow-up data from completers and employers to obtain information concerning program effectiveness and relevance to improve the quality of the program where needed.
• Performs other duties as required and/or assigned.

Required Education: 

• Must be credentialed in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Required Experience: 

• Three years of applicable experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past five years.

Required Licenses or Certifications: 

• Must be credentialed in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

Preferred Education: 

• Associate Degree or higher in Surgical Technology

Passing pre-employment criminal background screen is required as a condition of employment.

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SOWELA Technical Community College