Instructor, Surgical Technology
Requisition #: 2016  -  1467
Posting Date: 6/29/2016
Location: Any Campus
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field.  He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. 

Under general supervision, this individual will develop, prepare, and teach Surgical Technology courses within the department and assist with the organization, administration, continuous review, planning development, and general effectiveness of clinical experiences for students enrolled in the surgical technology program. Instructional responsibilities require a broad-based knowledge of the surgical technology field of study and surgical technology in the health industry. Faculty will also be responsible for advising and recruiting students and collaborating with business and industry partners to provide necessary training and education. The individual must meet (ARC/STSA) certification and credentialing requirements to function in the Surgical Technology Program and the health facilities’ clinical sites.

Essential Duties/Functions:


Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:

· developing learner centered lesson plans

· employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles

· incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments

· creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population

· preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate

· updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency

· developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission

· participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate

· developing, conducting, and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning outcomes in courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development

Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:

· participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation

· participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies 


Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment, and student records to include:

· maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment

· providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials, and maintaining safe working conditions

· maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)

· complying with all applicable college, state, and federal rules and regulations 

Student Support

Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:

· conducting recruiting activities

· providing academic advising

· promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 

· assisting students with the registration and graduation process

· referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 

College Service

Support college-wide endeavors to include:

· collaborating with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinating schedules, and supporting student success

· serving on department, division, and college committees

· participating in GTCC institutional initiatives

· collaborating with educational partners, business/industry, and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC

· supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)

· participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs

· attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation, and convocation, as required 

Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility, and teamwork

Educational & Certification Requirements:

Minimum requirements:

· Associates degree in Surgical Technology or related health sciences field of study from a regionally accredited college/university with the ability to obtain a Bachelor’s degree within three years of hire

· Current Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) Certification through the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting 

· Current CPR-BLS (basic life support level)

Preferred requirements:

· Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college/university in a Health Sciences or related field of study 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

Minimum requirements:

· Two years of experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both within the last five years

· Post-secondary teaching and/or industry training experience in Surgical Technology curriculum in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminar

Preferred requirements:

· Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes

· Community College teaching or training experience 

The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy.  He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned.  The Instructor must be able to: 

1. Multi-task

2. Respect Diversity

3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.

4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 

5. Communicate effectively

6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions. 

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

1. Reporting Requirements

2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

6. Linking Student Learning Outcomes (within 30 days of hire)

7. On-line Instructor Certification (within 30 days of hire)

Specific Departmental Requirements:

1. Stay abreast of CDC and/or Occupational Health and Safety Standards for employees, students, and visitors.

Working Conditions:

1. Physical Requirements

a. Hear and see

b. Stand extended periods of time 

c. Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead

2. Use and manipulate nursing equipment according to industry standards Meet the health requirements of clinical partners

3. Work hours may include day, evening, weekend responsibilities

4. Travel may be involved


1. Criminal history checks and drug screening with acceptable results are required. 

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

* Maintain student records.

* Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor. 

**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:

  Open until an adequate pool of applicants is received
How to Apply:
A GTCC application must be submitted in order to be considered. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an application form. When applying for a position that requires a degree, copies of unofficial transcripts must be attached to a completed application.

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As an Equal Opportunity Employer, GTCC is strongly committed to diversity & welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, particularly minorities and faculty under-represented in higher education. EOE

Applicants must be immediately eligible to work legally in the United Sates at the time of application. Guilford Technical Community College does not sponsor any VISAs.
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