Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director

 
Created
1/11/2020
Location
El Paso, Texas
Direct the educational activities of the diagnostic medical sonography program and develop and manage the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Supervise the activities of the diagnostic medical sonography (DMS) staff.  Prepare teaching assignments.
  • Determine, establish and implement DMS department goals.
  • Review student success rates by class 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.
  • Monitor the department budget and expenditures.  Make appropriate corrections and changes to maintain a profitable program.
  • Coordinate and arrange for educational workshops and in-services for didactic and clinical faculty.  Prepare didactic instruction to include course objectives.
  • 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 course objectives and makes necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
  • Coordinate the clinical and didactic education for the DMS program.  Coordinate and revise the clinical education plan. 
  • Develop and maintain a functional curriculum according to approved design.  Evaluate course content and review new texts.  Collaborate with administration in the design and implementation of the diagnostic medical sonography program.
  • Perform functions of a diagnostic medical sonography instructor.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Baccalaureate degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
  • Graduate of an accredited Sonography program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). 
  • Three (3) years of full-time experience as a registered sonographer in the professional sonography field. 
  • Active registration / credential from a nationally recognized sonography-credentialing agency (RDMS).
  • Possess the appropriate credential(s) specific to one or more of the concentration(s) offered (AB, OB/GYN)
  • Current license, certification or other credential as required by local, state and/or federal laws to work in the field. 
  • Academic and experiential background in the DMS profession.
  • Coursework in instructional methodologies, evaluation and assessment.
  • Proficiency in curriculum development.
  • Verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.
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