San Joaquin Valley College
Job Title: Respiratory Therapy Faculty
Department: Academic Affairs & Student Services
Reports To: Program Director and Academic Dean
Classification: Full Time - Exempt
Summary: Under the immediate supervision of the program director, the incumbent faculty is responsible for classroom instruction, laboratory integration, and coordination of student activities within a particular course of study in the respiratory care program curriculum. As clinical faculty, participates in bedside clinical instruction and other aspects of program instructional strategies, visitation of designated clinical sites, bedside clinical instruction, and coordination of clinical student training.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Classroom and Laboratory:
- Prepare lessons and lesson plans relative to the course of study. Development or assistance with the development of new curriculum within the confines of the topic area may also be required.
- Present curriculum, lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory supervision as indicated by curricular directives; stimulate student interest for continuous learning.
- Assess and analyze student mastery of course and program learning outcomes.
- Review assessment data and adjust curriculum and instructional methodologies to improve student learning.
- Fulfills all duties enumerated within the Statement of Faculty Responsibilities.
- Contribute to outcome discussions at the campus, program and institution levels.
- Fulfill all duties enumerated within the Statement of Faculty Responsibilities
- Maintain records of attendance, academic progress, and laboratory performance. Provide timely summary grade records to registrar and/or assigned records personnel. Assure student conformance to campus expectations. Maintain class discipline.
- Supervise the laboratory component of a course. Maintain equipment and consumable supplies. Communicate equipment and supply needs.
- Attend required faculty, staff, or operational meetings as determined by need or directive. Communicate student difficulties to supervisors and/or educational administration.
- Participate in the evaluation of students, classroom, or instructional methodologies. Maintain a confidential manner relative to academic grades, discussions, and personal and financial records of students.
- Promote a positive role model to students; promote a positive impression to the public relative to campus programs and pursuits.
- Maintain awareness for student safety, building and resource security, and hazard prevention. Report unsafe or suspicious activities to supervisors in a timely manner.
- Contacts students outside the classroom due to student absence to relay information related to class work and assignments. Offers students additional tutoring outside class time. Refers students to appropriate campus resources.
- Comply with clinical visitation schedule as directed by the Director of Clinical Education. Coordinate visits in order to maximize student instruction and favorable learning environment.
- Communicate student progress and clinical site activities in a timely manner. Maintain accurate records of time, travel, and instructional activities in clinical sites.
- Coordinate clinical site resources in order to maximize learning outcomes. Instruct, supervise, and direct students in the provision of clinical respiratory care practice.
- Assess student progress and make suggestions for improvement. Assure accessibility and availability for students while in designated clinical sites.
- Coordinate clinical practice to didactic and curricular standards and theory whenever possible.
- Participate in the on-going evaluation of student progress. Communicate progress and/or student difficulties to program faculty on a timely basis.
- Maintain accurate records of time, destination, and progress; provide documentation when applicable.
- Assist in the rotational evaluation of students, in both clinical sites and on campus.
- Performs other duties as assigned
Supervisory Responsibilities: The RT Faculty supervises student conduct in the classroom and lab, on the campus, in clinical training settings, and on field trips and school related functions.
Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Integrity- Acts in a way that demonstrates personal integrity; serves as a positive example of why others should trust the motives of the organization; views self as a reflection of the organization by following through on commitments and accepting ownership of mistakes; leaves others with the clear impression that integrity is a core organization value.
Professionalism- Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
Adaptability- Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Organization Support- Follows policies and procedures; completes projects and tasks correctly and on time; supports organizations goals and values.
Communication- Communicates effectively and appropriately; uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished; speaks in clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience; listens to others and allows them to make their point.
Instructional Skills – Comes across as confident and well-prepared when providing instruction in small and large groups; effectively utilizes instructional resources to meet the variety of student learning needs; applies engagement and assessment techniques.
Content-Specific Knowledge - Understands the fundamentals, skills, methods and procedures within their area of expertise and instructional practice.
Dependability - Makes and fulfills commitments; has established a pattern of working independently, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for actions; willingly makes promises and fully intends to keep them; arrives to work on time and ready to contribute; shows up for meetings well prepared.
Student Achievement Focus - Personally demonstrates that students and employers are a high priority; identifies student needs and expectations and responds to them in a timely and effective manner; anticipates and prevents delays or other things that can adversely affect the student; keeps student informed about progress.
Qualifications: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Must meet or exceed all standards listed in Minimum Faculty Qualifications.
Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as handbooks and curriculum; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of students and faculty members.
Mathematical: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: To perform the job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Certifications, Licensures and Registrations required: Must be a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NRBC); must be licensed as a Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) by the Respiratory Care Board of California, Department of Consumer Affairs; must be currently certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation by the American Heart Association.
Specialized Professional Credentials (non-compulsory): Certified Pulmonary Function Technologist (CPFT); Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist (RPFT); Neonatal-Pediatric Specialist [NPS]; Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPsgT); or Asthma Educator-Certified (AE-C).
Provider for Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP); Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).
Faculty certification for CPR for Professional Rescuer [American Heart Association or American Red Cross); Faculty: NRP, PALS, and/or ACLS (AHA).
Other Qualifications: Must have a thorough knowledge of the specific program requirements, accreditation and approval standards. Must demonstrate the ability to teach from standardized curriculum. Must have a thorough knowledge of SJVC policies and procedures.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; hear and speak. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
In some and/or all vocational classrooms, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.