Instruct and implement the Respiratory Therapy program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives.
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
- Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of semesters.
- Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum.
- Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row. Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.
- Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
- Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each semester to update student records and transcripts.
- Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
- Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, field trips and visits to therapy clinics.
- Prepare lectures, labs and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.
- Assist and advise students with Respiratory Therapy program curriculum.
- May assist and coordinate externships for Respiratory Therapy students.
- Associate's degree. Baccalaureate degree preferred.
- Graduate of an accredited Respiratory Therapy program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, or an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., hospital-based program) in Respiratory Therapy.
- Three (3) years of experience as a hospital/clinical respiratory therapist.
- One (1) year of instructor experience in an accredited respiratory therapy program preferred.
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT). Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) State license.
- Current respiratory therapy and teaching licenses, certifications or other designations as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.