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Adjunct Pool Surgical Technology Instructor

Job Description

Muskegon Community College, an associate degree-granting institution of higher education, is a center for lifelong learning which provides a person the opportunity to attain their educational goals by offering programs that respond to individual, community, and global needs. We are seeking qualified candidates for Adjunct Instructors.

The Adjunct Instructor Pools are for applicants who are interested in teaching in the future as an (part-time) adjunct instructor for one of our departments. The Instructor Pools are always open for applications. However, this does not mean that we have an immediate opening in the division. The Adjunct Instructor Pools function as a way for department chairs to view applicant materials in advance of a need, and determine if the applicant will be approved or not approved to be added to their pool of eligible applicants. Should a part-time instructional need arise in a given department, the department chair will look first at the approved applicants to see if anyone matches our needs, in which case they may make contact to schedule an interview. Unofficial transcripts must be submitted.

General Description:

The instructional staff is responsible for directing, evaluating, and reporting student progress towards programmatic course objectives and for the periodic review and updating of course material. The instructor will teach assigned classes that prepare surgical technology students for appropriate certification. The instructor must possess the ability to work with students from different socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.

Required Skills

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Associate degree in surgical technology preferred.
  • Be a graduate of an education program in surgical technology accredited by a nationally-recognized programmatic accreditation agency.
  • Possess a credential in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
  • Have a minimum total of 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 past five years.
Essential Function:
  • Responsible for directing, evaluating, and reporting student progress toward course objectives and for the periodic review and updating of course material.
  • Teach students how to prepare an operating room, provide pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative patient care, and assist a surgeon during surgery or another medical procedure.
  • Demonstrate appropriate course and classroom management.
  • Provides academic guidance, assists students in developing personal, academic, and professional plans, and engages in student retention, and graduation efforts.
  • Participate in activities that will develop the individual's teaching performance, instructional development, knowledge of subject matter, and/or teaching or subject area qualifications in keeping with the College's mission and institutional goals.
  • Participate in professional development activities to maintain current certification as well as educational requirements.
  • Develop good working relationship with personnel in various clinical agencies in assigned geographical area.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Program Director.
The instructor must have the following knowledge and practical skills:
  • For all didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction to which a student is assigned, the instructor will ensure that there is a qualified individual(s) clearly designated by the program to provide instruction, supervision, and timely assessments of the student’s progress in meeting program requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated time management and detail-oriented skills.
  • Computer based skills (i.e., software, analytical, and report writing skills).
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
  • Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse school/campus constituents.
  • Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision.
  • Ability to learn from students' participation, demonstrates fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and shows compassion without being ineffectual.
Specialized Technology Skill Requirements:
  • The position also requires computer skills, excellent spelling and grammar skills, and the ability to communicate in a courteous, tactful, and concise manner.
  • Experience using multiple approaches to teaching and learning, such as incorporating technology, service learning, contextualized instruction, or other research-based and innovative approaches that support increased student success.
Physical, Mental, and Environment Requirements Include:

Mental Demands:

☐ Detailed Work

☒ Student Contact

☒ Deadline oriented

☐ Problem Situations

☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands

☒ Emergency Situations

☒ Confidentiality

☐ On-call Availability

☒ Continual Interruptions

☒ Working Alone

☒ Faculty Contact

☒ Working with Others

Physical Demands:

☒ Standing & Walking

☒ Sitting

☐ Reclining

☒ Carrying

☐ Lifting up to 10 lbs. ☐ Up to 25 lbs. ☒ Up to 50 lbs. ☐ 80 + lbs.

☒ Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Bending

☐ Climb or Balance

☐ Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl

☐ Squatting

☐ Handle or Feel

☒ Reach with Hands and Arms

☒ Talking or hearing

☐ Tasting/Smelling

☐ Working Overhead

☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

☐ Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

☒ Ability to Adjust and Focus

Work Environment:

☒ Exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat/cold; and moderate to loud noise levels.

☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.



Muskegon Community College continues to promote staff diversity, and is an equal opportunity employer. MCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, political persuasion, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or any other protected class in any of its educational programs, activities or employment. Minorities, women, veterans, and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply. Anyone with a disability will be reasonably accommodated by the College. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance in applying for this position, please contact the Human Resources Office.

Job Location Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Position Type Part-Time

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