Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director
El Paso, Texas
Direct the educational activities of the diagnostic medical sonography program and develop and manage the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.
- 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.
- 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.