Workforce Skills Instructor, Echocardiography
Commitment to Mission
This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.
- One LSC
- Student Focused
- Own It
- Advance Equity
- Cultivate Community
- Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.
Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .
Qualities of Excellence
As faculty members of Lone Star College, we strive to create a nation of world citizenry in our students. In that pursuit, we model ways of thinking and being that incorporate diversity, equality, and equity. Our culture, then, requires the possession of transcendent qualities that, while immeasurable, are evident in global citizens. We are compassionate with our students, colleagues, and ourselves. We are innovative in the pursuit of learning. Ultimately, we create a culture where learning thrives, people are safe, and we mirror the qualities of world citizenry.
Lone Star College faculty are dedicated to four qualities of excellence:
- Student Invested
- Content Expert
- Pedagogically Excellent
- Institutionally Dedicated
Campus Marketing Statement
Lone Star College-CyFair
Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.
LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.
Located in suburban northwest Houston in the heart of the CyFair Community, the college provides a full range of offerings including unique programs in fire science technology, logistics management and sonography. Since opening our award winning campus in 2003, the college has experienced record growth and supports an exciting learning environment that brings together state-of-the-art technology and active, collaborative learning.
Campus address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE:
Provides direction, teaching, and support for course objectives and contributes to the educational environment of the Lone Star College and the community. Responsibilities include teaching and advising students. Primary functions are to plan, maintain, access, and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student success and student learning.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Teaches courses in Echocardiography-additional course assignments based on appropriate credential(s) at a variety of times and locations (including clinical) in response to institutional needs, making continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods
- Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines
- Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course. Identifies and assesses student who are in need of additional instruction to successfully complete the course objectives
- Responsible for recruiting and advising students in their area
- Responsible for managing their classrooms and labs, including assuring lab facilities meet state requirements
- Responsible for assisting with student job placement
- Works directly with certification agencies to ensure alignment and high level of program and student success
- Plans, develops and uses a variety of teaching methods and materials that assist students in meeting course objectives and which are appropriate for students with differing educational and experiential backgrounds and learning styles
- Submits timely required college reports and forms
- Reviews, evaluates, and recommends student learning materials
- Maintains professional relationships with students, colleagues and the community
- Provides access to students through posted office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods
- When not instructing, position may be responsible for curriculum development, development of the department, professional development, and institutional service as determined by department leadership
- Establishes and maintains student clinical affiliation sites in the community
- Serves as an ex-officio member of the advisory committee
- Recommends equipment purchases, maintenance and repairs; Recommends supply purchases
- Serves on college and system committees as required
- Serves as a community resource person and represents the college to outside groups when requested
- Works collaboratively with faculty, departments, and divisions on schedule development, marketing events, recruitment, hiring, student recruitment and retention efforts and special events
- Advises students in academic matters, as appropriate
- Develops and pursues linkages with area high schools, businesses and industries
- Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent computer and organizational skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Applications and Outlook
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Mastery of course content
- Demonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation
- Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with a wide variety of people at various levels
- Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning
- Ability to use effective strategies to engage students in their learning
- Ability to follow proper safety standards.
- Reading, writing, conversing, and comprehending in fluent English
- Maintain HIPAA and FERPA
- Commitment to diversity; ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement instructional approaches such as service learning/civic engagement, learning communities, and the effective use of technology.
- Ability to travel in and around Greater Houston area to clinical sites
- Critical thinking skills
- Commitment to quality service to students
- Physical abilities to carry out duties as a Diagnostic Medical Sonography professional including:
- Frequent standing for long periods of time (lab or clinical)
- Mobility (physical abilities sufficient to move around and maneuver in small spaces); reaching, stretching, bending
- Motor skills (gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective patient care patient care and to perform necessary sonography and clinical skills); manual dexterity (full use of hands, wrists, shoulders); lifting, carrying, transferring up to 50 lb and pushing up to 500 lbs on wheels at clinical
- Auditory ability sufficient to provide safe and effective patient care and perform sonographic examinations
- Visual ability sufficient for observation in patient care and performance of sonographic examinations
WORK SCHEDULE & CONDITIONS:
- Equipment used includes PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
- Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
- Work is performed in a climate-controlled office or lab environment with minimal exposure to safety hazards; clinical (hospital) sites.
- Associate’s degree or higher, minimum of 3 years non-teaching work experience in the field, and appropriate credentials to teach in the learning concentration
- Current “RDCS” or “RCS” credential
- Current ARDMS (RVT) or CCI (RVS) credential with minimum of 3 years FULL TIME non-teaching work experience in vascular sonography
- Current ARDMS (RDCS-AB &/or OB/GYN) credential or RT (S) credential with minimum of 3 years full-time non-teaching work experience in Abdominal &/or Obstetrics and Gynecology sonography-to match credential
Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.
Your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.
Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:
- Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
- If the position was full time or part time
- If the position was paid or unpaid
- Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree
Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.
Benefits Marketing Statement
By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, wellness programs, professional development opportunities, sabbatical opportunities and more.
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How to Apply
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