FTW-Adjunct Instructor-Surg Tech Externs-7/13
Harrison College - Fort Wayne, IN

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This description is intended to indicate the kinds of duties and level of difficulty required of this position; it is not intended to limit the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of an employee under his/her supervision.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Clinical Instructor will be a clinical resource person for the Surgical Technology students and will be responsible for their assignments and clinical evaluations. This position will collaborate with the STC & hospital staff for the operating room.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assigns appropriate cases to each student.

2. Alters assignments as necessary to meet student needs and case requirements.

3. Monitors each student's progress throughout the course of the day and provides feedback in a timely manner.

4. Exhibits professional behavior and serves as a role model for students.

5. Promotes patient and student safety by monitoring student compliance with established facility safety and procedural protocols.

6. Creates a positive and supportive learning environment, including being an advocate for the students' status as a learner.

7. Makes systematic observations and objective judgments about student performance.

8. Meets with each student individually once a week to provide guidance for future performance improvement.

9. Monitors student case requirement progress and time sheets.

10. Meets regularly with the Program Coordinator to maintain productive two-way communication between the program and operating room personnel.

11. At the end of each rotation, prepares (or supervises the preparation of) a Clinical Evaluation Form, documenting the progress of each student.

12. Participates in continuing education seminars and in professional development opportunities in order to maintain current state-of-the-art knowledge and skills and licensure.

13. Attends two (2) meetings a year with the Program Coordinator and the other Clinical Instructors to discuss program goals, policies and educational methodologies.

14. Assumes other duties as assigned by the Dean and/or program coordinator.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Collects and researches data, identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; works well in group problem solving situations, manages difficult or emotional customer situations, responds to requests for service and assistance, maintains confidentiality, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, writes clearly and informatively, able to read and interpret written information, builds commitment and overcomes resistance, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities, includes staff in planning, develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth, solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external), demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, works within approved budget, works with integrity, follows policies and procedures, undertakes self-development activities, treats others with respect and consideration and upholds organizational values.

Qualifications:

· Must be qualified by education and experience, and must be effective in teaching the subjects assigned

· Possess a current credential in surgical technology (CST)

· Must have documentation of at least two years of experience in OR scrub role within past 5 years

· Must have documented training or work experience in directing, evaluating, and reporting student progress

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in related field from an approved college or university preferred; and must possess a minimum of three (3) years current experience as a CST in the Operating Room, possess current certification.

Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common medical periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients customers and the general public.

Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or scheduled form.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and research Internet software and prefer working knowledge of CampusVue.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. The employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals.

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