Instructor, Echocardiography (Sign On Bonus, Cheyenne WY)
Laramie County Community College
Location: Cheyenne, Wyoming
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 2 Year Degree
Academic / Faculty
Academic / Research
College / University
Internal Number: 2022-2903
The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.
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Job Summary: Core responsibilities of this position include:
The Instructor of LCCC’s Echocardiography Program is a fulltime-benefited position that is responsible for program instruction, curriculum development, overall coordination of clinical instruction and clinical rotations for the Echocardiography Program. These responsibilities include but are not limited to: maintaining the echocardiography curriculum; develop clinical site contacts in coordination with the DMS program’s Clinical Coordinator; understand and communicate the program’s clinical needs to all stakeholders; coordinate, plan, and communicate the clinical schedules each semester; evaluate and ensure the effectiveness of the clinical affiliate/clinical education centers; assist with tracking student clinical progress; conduct clinical site visits and report the overall status for the areas of responsibility to the Program Director. In addition, this position will instruct and serve as the echocardiography program’s course coordinator as required by CAAHEP, developing curriculum that is student-centered, hands-on, with active instruction in didactic and laboratory courses to meet the standards of the College, state regulatory, and national accreditation requirements. This position participates in recruitment, retention, and academic advising of students, serving on various committees, coordinating and/or participating in school-based community events and service-learning activities and participating in local, state, regional, or national professional activities and organizations, and comprehensive program assessment. The essential functions of this position require the ability to work a variable work schedule including day, evening, and weekend courses, which may be located on the Cheyenne campus, Outreach campuses, and clinical sites as assigned. This is an 11-month faculty position with faculty having 206 assigned duty days.
Laramie County Community College is dedicated to student success and aspires to develop world-class community college faculty. The College’s faculty positions have the primary responsibilities of teaching assigned courses, holding regular office hours, being available for students, advising, and collaborating on departmental objectives. In addition, all faculty work in alignment with the College’s mission, vision, and values to continuously improve as professional educators and experts in their field. Faculty further serve the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. Full-time faculty are offered provisional status upon employment. All LCCC faculty are supported by the Faculty Academy within the Center for Excellence in Teaching.
LCCC in its strategic plan has identified important Core Values and Aspirational Values, which are inherent in the cultural fabric of the College. The person fulfilling this role is expected to bear these qualities and advocate for them. http://lccc.wy.edu/StrategicPlan/index.aspx#goal1
Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.
Salary and Benefits: This is a Faculty 8, Category C position. Starting salary: $83,348.00.
$4,000 Sign on bonus
Relocation stipend available
Educational Benefits for the employees and their families
Essential Functions:(to perform successfully in this position, an individual must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily as well as possess education/experience, employ the knowledge, skills, and abilities as listed in representative fashion; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions – this position is Exempt, i.e., is not eligible for compensatory or overtime pay provisions of the FLSA. This listing of essential duties is not all-inclusive, but representative; other duties may be assigned).
Facilitate Learning 75 – 85%:
Faculty employ effective teaching practices coupled with the development and use of appropriate educational materials, delivery strategies, and effective assessment practices. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Teach assigned classes as per course schedule and meet required contact hours, unless permission to deviate has been approved by appropriate supervisor to accommodate student need
Teach classes according to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) and provide a current course syllabus for each course taught to the appropriate supervisor
Post and maintain office hours or maintain regular hours in the Student Success Center, Writing & Communication Center, or other areas approved by the Dean in accordance with College policy and procedure
Communicate with and respond to students in a timely manner (in most instances this means 1-2 faculty workdays)
Assist in the design, implementation, and review of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
Maintain and adapt curriculum that is current, effective, and appropriate to course and program competencies
Develop and maintain instructional materials to support course and program competencies as applicable
Coordinate with and provide input to appropriate subject librarian to assist in selecting, evaluating, and deselecting library resources as applicable
Foster a supportive learning environment that encourages student success
Incorporate current subject matter expertise into instruction
Utilize varied learning activities to maximize student engagement and success
Employ relevant teaching tools, strategies, and classroom technologies
Assessment of Student Learning and Continuous Improvement:
Support student learning with timely and on-going feedback on progress and help towards meeting the course and program competencies
Evaluate student progress through cycles of formative and summative assessment
Comply with College procedures and practices related to instructional delivery, assessment, and reporting requirements to include records management
Engage with colleagues in the course, program, and institutional level assessment cycle of student learning for college data collection and continuous improvement
Clinical Coordination 5-10% %
In addition to the normal instructional duties listed, the Instructor serves as the point of contact between the college and clinical sites for echocardiography students. This position collaborates with the DMS program’s Clinical Coordinator to provide the overall coordination, planning, and direction for student clinical site placement and ensure its alignment with the DMS program’s clinical scheduling and protocols. This position ensures that LCCCs clinical operations meet the College, accreditation, and stakeholder requirements. (i.e. policies, procedures, best practices, etc.)
The responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop, correlate, monitor, evaluate, and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum to ensure its effectiveness and its optimal operation
Educate students, clinical instructors, and program faculty about clinical education
Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation, and sensitivity in working with colleagues and staff in both the clinical and campus settings
Instruct courses as assigned
As required, visit, and inspect clinical sites to ensure each site and clinical instructor meets College and JRC-DMS requirements and regulations
Assist the DMS Clinical Coordinator in verifying and collecting incoming echocardiography students’ clinical eligibility documents. This includes completed: medical forms, immunization and titer verification, CPR certification, program orientation forms and test results, HIPAA acknowledgement statements, health insurance coverage and any other document required by the program and/or clinical sites.
Monitor each students’ clinical eligibility requirements and send reminders of approaching expiration dates throughout their enrollment (EX: CPR, flu & other vaccines, and TB testing) and communicate regularly with each Clinical site’s Education Liaison for updated clinical requirements each semester
As required, develop clinical rotation schedules for all students in the program each semester for Program Director review and approval to ensure that all students receive equitable clinical experiences as mandated by the program’s requirements.
Assist the DMS Clinical Coordinator in completing the onboarding process for echocardiography and other students as needed prior to each semester’s start date for multiple clinical sites
Clinical sites may have different orientation and onboarding requirements, this position must be knowledgeable of those requirements and include onboarding into the clinical scheduling process. Examples include: the completion of on-line clearance documentation by the instructor, the DMS Clinical Coordinator, and/or the applicable student(s), the submission of immunization documentation for each student, the completion of on-line or on-site clinical site orientations prior to the clinical start date.
Support the documentation and monitoring of all echocardiography students’ clinical records, including, but not limited to: clinical hours and clinical competencies to document student progress and the satisfaction of requirements of regulatory and accreditation entities
Provide consistent and frequent communication with all clinical instructors throughout the semester. This includes regular clinical visits, email correspondence, telephone communication, and scheduled Program and clinical instructor meetings
Provide timely reporting of activities, issues, and problems to the Program Director as related to student clinical(s)
Comply with all regulatory requirements including State, Federal, accrediting bodies and College policies and procedures.
Maintain current knowledge of echocardiography program policies and procedures, ensuring their alignment with DMS program policies and procedures.
Assist the DMS Program Director in periodic review and revision of clinical and applicable course materials
Service to the College (5-10%)
Faculty contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Align with Core Values:
Faculty demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following:
Serving on recognized College committees
Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
Advise student clubs or groups
Engage in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College-wide initiatives such as attending faculty and department meetings, college assemblies, professional development, and orientation activities, etc.
Assist with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools, etc.
Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues
Professional Development (5-10%) Faculty are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
Engage in professional development activities to incorporate best practices to instruction
Develop communities and professional relationships that are relative to teaching assignments such as advisory committees, industry partners, and other external stakeholders
Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders
Nonessential Functions:An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.
Assists in development of annual program budgets; and works closely with the Program Director on the development of annual school budgets when appropriate
Assists in the design and implementation of academic programs aligned with current or emerging community, state, or national needs, as appropriate
Advises students, clubs, and/or groups as appropriate
Assists the College in local, state, regional, or national projects and programs, board, or groups when appropriate
Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers
Keeps informed of current trends and innovative approaches to instruction via professional development activities
As required, attends college, division, program, and professional trainings/meetings; may require overnight travel
Provides Collegial assistance and mentoring for new faculty within discipline area, as needed
Full participation in the Faculty Academy
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
All LCCC faculty are expected to demonstrate proficiency in the competency areas appropriate to their faculty level as defined in the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.17.1P. In addition, requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position include.
Professional Knowledge and ability within the discipline of assigned instruction
Ability to continuously monitor and research changes in the industry and field of study and to adapt program offerings to meet these standards
Ability to work in an environment of collaboration, cooperation, sensitivity, and confidentiality in working with the public, students, colleagues, and staff in both the classroom and campus settings
Skill in applying the appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
Ability to teach course content that is consistent with the master course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
Ability to establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities
Advanced working knowledge and ability with personal computing applications – specifically Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint), Adobe products (e.g., Reader, Professional)
Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Ability to execute the essential functions of this position effectively and professionally with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine other’s needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
Ability to travel when necessary
Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process) and consider applications of discipline related literature and publications.
Physical/Mental Demands: (The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this position and/or may be encountered while performing essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
The essential functions of this position require the ability to work in a medical setting with potential exposure to bodily fluids and blood borne pathogens; Personal Protective Equipment and safety procedures must be utilized as required
Must be able to perform all the essential functions of a Echocardiographer
To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, an employee must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality regarding both past and current employee, student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of employees, students, donors
The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required
While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long workdays, evenings, and weekends as needed; overnight travel may be required.
There may be occurrences of interacting with employees and/or students, past employees and/or students, members of the public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the employee to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations.
While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities.
There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor
An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions. Lifts exceeding 50 pounds require a team lift technique.
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of loud sounds
Able to manipulate instruments, supplies, and equipment with speed, dexterity, and exceptional hand-eye coordination
Able to function in an environment with substantial latex and/or nitrile material exposure and without an allergic reaction
NOTE: This position description is a general description; it is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the College are expected to perform other tasks as assigned by their respective supervisor/manager regardless of job title or routine job duties
Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution in an Allied Health Discipline.
Two (2) years of full-time professional experience as an echocardiographer.
Experience instructing (a) sonography, echocardiography, or medical imaging student(s)
Completion of an educational program from a CAAHEP or JRCERT – accredited school of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Echocardiography, and/or Radiography
Current RDCS certification in Adult Echocardiography OR current certification as a Registered Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) by Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI)
Current CPR for Healthcare Providers.
All LCCC Faculty are required to meet the minimum faculty qualifications as defined within the College’s Administrative Procedure 2.7P.
Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in an Allied Health Discipline or related field
Two (2) years of experience instructing a sonography or echocardiography student in a CAAHEP or JRCERT-accredited program
Two (2) years of instructional experience in a clinical or educational setting to include online course work
Current RDMS certification in additional sonography areas, such as Breast, Abdomen, OB/GYN, Vascular, or Pediatric Echocardiography
Knowledge of Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS)
Active in professional organization(s) at the local, state, and/or national level.
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Laramie County Community College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, genetic information, political affiliation, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs or activities.
LCCC’s success at transforming students’ lives is created by those who have a passion for education and choose to bring their unique experiences to the College’s team of faculty and staff. Employees are the heart of Laramie County Community College.