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Respiratory Director/Instructor

Metropolitan Community College
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time
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Position Information

Career Opportunity Number 21-203 Position Title: Respiratory Director/Instructor Location Penn Valley Position Type: Full-Time Class Category Faculty Job Open Date 12/21/2021 Job Close Date 01/19/2022 Open Until Filled Yes Initial Screen Date: 01/24/2022 Minimal Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree (B. A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university (accredited by a regional accrediting agency) required, with a Master’s Degree preferred.
At least four years full-time experience in respiratory therapy of which two years shall be experience on the faculty of an accredited respiratory program. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master’s Degree preferred. Work Hours
Normally scheduled Monday through Friday; may be required to work different shifts to include evenings and/or weekends. Schedule subject to change based upon department needs. Compensation Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Special Instructions to Applicants
Positions contingent on budget-appropriated funding. Position available July 2022 unless otherwise approved.

An MCC application must be accompanied by the following:

* A cover letter which indicates the position of interest and addresses the following:
- Respond to the Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities and Preferred qualification;
- The highlights of your education and experience which specifically prepare you for this position;
- The mission of the community college and how you would contribute to the mission;
- How your teaching style would reflect the diverse learning style of our students;
- Your familiarity with the instructional technology appropriate to your discipline;
- The basis for your familiarity with multi-culturalism as you would apply it to your discipline; and
- The methods of assessment you would use to assess student learning outcomes.

* A resume to include three professional references with name, address, and phone number.

* Official or student copies of your transcripts.

Official transcripts are required if selected for interview.


Brief Description of Duties:
  1. Conducts systematic needs assessments periodically for respiratory care positions.
  2. Participates in activities for marketing the program and recruitment of students into the respiratory care curriculum.
  3. Develop and maintain an innovative curriculum in respiratory care that meets the standards for accreditation by the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  4. Submit CoArc Annual Report and other reports as needed by the college or accrediting agency.
  5. Establish and maintain an Advisory Committee for the program. Solicit input from the members for the advancement of the program.
  6. Provide leadership to faculty in the development and maintenance of courses to support the curriculum.
  7. Teach respiratory care classes as required.
  8. Advise students with program-related problems and academic and career planning.
  9. Select students for the Respiratory Care Program.
  10. Evaluate program, including but not limited to, evaluation of clinical affiliate rotations, evaluation of college laboratory and didactic experience, graduate follow-up, and employer evaluations.
  11. Recruit and develop potential clinical sites or clinical instructors.
  12. Preview and select appropriate text, media, and computer instruction programs for respiratory care.
  13. Maintain laboratory instrumentation inventory and supplies.
  14. Work with other College departments as needed to promote student success.
  15. Maintain program records and accreditation status.
  16. Supervise Clinical Director of Respiratory Care and all related adjuncts.
  17. Identify and make recommendations on appropriate faculty to include adjuncts and staff capable of insuring a successful program.
  18. Continually monitor and evaluate the accomplishments of students, staff, and the Advisory Committee at the end of each academic year.
  19. Identify and submit funding proposals for Perkins and Enhancement grants
  20. Develop and maintain budget for the program.
  21. Keep abreast of developments in respiratory care, pulmonary resuscitation, and education necessary for continuing a model respiratory program.
  22. Serve on other college committees and carry out special projects assigned by the Dean of Instruction, Vice President of Instruction and Student Services and Campus President and or Vice Chancellor of Instruction.

Special Requirements:
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist.

Must hold a current professional license as required by the State of Missouri.

Specific Experience Required:
• Knowledge of management principles;
• Knowledge of advanced principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility;
• Knowledge of public relations principles;
• Knowledge of community agencies and resources;
• Knowledge of academic development principles and practices;
• Knowledge of instructional methods and techniques;
• Knowledge of program development, planning, and administration principles and practices;
• Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, rules, regulations, and/or standards;
• Knowledge of policy and procedure development practices;
• Skilled in prioritizing and assigning work;
• Skilled in making program decisions based on financial considerations;
• Skilled in adapting to rapidly changing environments;
• Skilled in interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations;
• Skilled in analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences of proposed actions, and making recommendations in support of goals;
• Skilled in handling multiple tasks simultaneously;
• Skilled in providing customer service;
• Skilled in monitoring and evaluating programs;
• Skilled in collaborating with internal departments and external agencies;
• Skilled in utilizing communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, and others sufficient to exchange or convey information. Preferred Areas of Expertise: Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * Do you have 4 years of experience in respiratory therapy?
    • Less than one (1)
    • One to three years
  3. * Do you have 2 years of experience on the faculty of an accredited respiratory program?
    • YES
    • NO
  4. * How did you learn about this position?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Dos Mundos
    • Employee referral
    • Facebook
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Kansas City Call
    • Kansas City Globe
    • Kansas City Hispanic News
    • LinkedIn
    • MCC Website
    • Monster
    • Other Source
    • Twitter
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript 01
Optional Documents

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