Faculty, Diagnostic Medical Imaging-Sonography
This position is past the Close Date, no more applications will be accepted.
|Hours||Hours as assigned: Must maintain an established schedule. Some positions may also include evenings and weekends.|
|Position Focus||Medical and Vascular Sonography Instruction|
|Salary||Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale|
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Instructs and supervises Medical & Vascular program students in the Sonography Lab and didactic courses. Coordinates clinical instruction including clinical placement and clinical visit schedules.
Department Chair, Sonography
Description of Duties and Tasks
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Responsible for instructing students in accordance with College policy and procedures; teaches a variety ofVascular and/or Medical courses in laboratory and clinical settings; may assist in didactic courses.
- Advises students, maintains office hours, serves on program and College committees, maintains professional competence, and participates in professional development activities.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair, Executive Dean, and/or Vice president.
- Acts as a liaison between lab personnel, the Department Chair, and the Safety Office.
- Coordinates all DMS & VT student clinical placements and rotation schedules; acts as primary DMS & VT Programs clinical liaison with affiliates, on-site clinical instructors, and Department Chair.
- Coordinates the schedule of and performs Sonography Programs clinical site visits.
- Coordinates day to day activities of the Sonography lab including scheduling, lab set up, and management of lab equipment and supplies.
- Ensures that the Sonography Lab is clean, safe, and organized; promotes safe lab practices including proper scan ergonomics and equipment handling.
- Participates in ongoing curriculum development, implementation,and evaluation. Assist Department Chair with program accreditation requirements.
- Assists faculty with development, creation and management of Sonography student clinical documents and evaluation tools.
- May coordinate the ordering and re-supply of consumable lab equipment; conducts quarterly equipment inventories.
- Performs other duties as required by the Sonography Department Chair and/or the DMS/VT Program Directors.
- Demonstrates creativity and innovation in the field, service, in the profession and/or the community.
- Plans and organizes lesson plans, research and reference materials, syllabi, and other learning aids.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Effective teaching techniques adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
- Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
- Subject matter and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
- Medical skills and equipment/technology applicable to area of assignment.
- Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
- Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.
- Lab equipment and supplies.
- Processes for maintaining and/or repairing lab equipment.
- Safety standards and practices used in lab/classroom settings
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
- Effective organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and follow through.
- Perfom the essential functions of the job and the technical standards as outlined by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (www.sdms.org/career/career.asp).
- Effective assistance with student learning.
- Being punctual for classes and office hours. Faculty assignments may include days and evenings.
- Maintains an established schedule which may include evenings and weekends (may vary by semester).
- Maintains confidentiality of student information, work related information and materials.
- Effective interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy; effective interaction with diverse student and faculty populations.
- Remains calm and logical, and follows established procedures in emergency situations.
- Researches, evaluates, and recommends new lab equipment, hands-on instructional scanning techniques, and materials.
- Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, class room, clinical, lab, or other current learning technologies for effective teaching at the community college level. Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office software systems.
- Work is performed in the Sonography Lab, clinical site and office settings; must meet all Sonography Technical Standards as stated on the Sonography website and in the Sonography Student Handbook.
- Three years non-teaching clinical work experience in Medical and Vascular Sonography.
- Successful college level teaching experience in a CAAHEP accredited Sonography Program.
- Community college teaching experience or experience managing a medical skills learning lab; management of a hospital or out-patient based Sonography Department.
- In accordance with SACS accreditation requirements, Bachelor's degree in Diagnostic Medical Imaging (Medical and/or Vascular Sonography)with current licensure, certification or registration or Associate degree in Sonography with current licensure, certification or registration and 3 years non-teaching work experience. For specific requirements by course, see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.
- Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Imaging or Sonography.
- Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in Abdominal (AB) and OB/Gyn (OB) through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Songoraphy.
- Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT) through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVS) through Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).
- ARDMS credentials are preferred.
- This is a Security Sensitive position. Pre-Employment Criminal History Checks and Drug Screen are required. Official transcripts are required.
- Reliable transportation for travel in the Austin and central Texas area to perform clinical site visits.
- Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
- Selected interviewees are expected to prepare and deliver a 15 to 20 minute teaching demonstration. Interviewees may also be required to submit a portfolio of recent professional work at the time of interview including any materials created for teaching environment.
Applications are complete upon receipt of an official transcript. ACC only accepts transcripts that are mailed directly from educational institutions. Educational Institutions must mail transcripts to the Highland Business Center, Attn. E.M. Breedlove, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Austin, TX 78752.
Transcript Policy http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php
Applicants who have degrees earned from educational institutions located outside of the United States are required to have their transcripts evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service prior to applying for Faculty and/or Adjunct Faculty positions. If the transcripts are in a foreign language, applicants also need to have their transcripts translated prior to applying for ACC job opportunities.
Foreign Transcript Policy http://www.austincc.edu/hr/apply/transcriptpolicy.php
ACC Benefits Overview
Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.