Summary: The Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for the supervision and training of Clinical Instructors and preceptors and is the primary point of communication between the clinical sites and the program. The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for scheduling of students in all clinical assignments to ensure alignment with curriculum sequencing, as well as equitable and educationally valid experiences. The Clinical Coordinator may have limited teaching assignment that allow for adequate time for administrative responsibilities. This position reports to the Program Director of the Radiologic Technology program at the College of Healthcare Professions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Coordinate clinical education for all clinical centers.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the clinical education component of the program
- Work in conjunction with the clinical instructors to assure standardization and consistency of rotation schedules, evaluations, policies and other procedures pertaining to the student’s clinical education.
- Evaluate the competency-based clinical system and recommend revisions as necessary.
- Quantitatively evaluate the student-instructor ratio and the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness based on outcomes; recommend action to the program director based on ABHES requirements.
- Maintain federal, state and accreditation compliance
- Monitor and maintain TWC and accreditation regulations of all student records with respect to site evaluations, time cards, surveys and any other required documentation
- Attain a thorough knowledge of all rules and standards set forth by the state, federal and accrediting board with respect to the externship and ensure all rules and regulations are adhered to
- Provide online didactic instruction as recommended by the program director.
- Prepare lesson plans, course syllabi, and course outlines for online didactic and clinical courses.
- Review RT course syllabi, outlines, the Program and Clinical Handbooks annually and assure compliance to the essentials or recommend revisions, additions, or changes when necessary.
- Ensure accuracy of student clinical records, attendance, evaluations, etc.
- Ensure accuracy and determination of clinical grades.
- Prepare students for clinical rotations and complete pre-clinical documentation
- Review program curriculum regularly in relation to the College of Healthcare Professions criteria for degrees.
- Provide regular counseling and advising for students, based on their clinical and online didactic performance and progress in the program.
- Maintain records of the overall clinical rotation schedule and attendance of students.
- Maintain affiliation agreements and required documentation
- Ensure and maintain compliance standards at all times and hold students to established clinical standards
- Seek and possess proficiency in curriculum development, program supervision, online classroom and clinical instruction, program and individual evaluation, and student counseling.
- Attend clinical educators’, radiology, and educator workshops, seminars, and conferences to remain up to date in knowledge of imaging techniques, educational methodology, and the ABHES and ARRT standards.
- Provide pertinent information to the program director and clinical instructors about instructional methodologies and ways to integrate online didactic and clinical learning.
- Assist the program director with overall program effectiveness.
- Serve on appointed committees within the College of Healthcare Professions as specified by the Program Director, the Director of Academic Affairs, or the President of the Online Division.
- Participate in continuing education and attend district, state, and/or national professional organizational meetings.
- Strive consistently to be a positive example for the program, the sponsoring institutions, the community, the students, and the graduates of the program.
- Participate in clinical site development and recruitment for the program.
- Assist online academic team with tasks as assigned.
- Utilize computer programs and required software as required to support the RT Program
- Assist with supervision and clinical oversight of other CHCP Imaging programs as needed
- Works closely with the Placement Coordinator on assisting the student into employment after graduation
- Meet all established deadlines as outlined
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
- Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
- Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality.
- Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
- Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
- Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.
- Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.
- Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures.
- Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
- Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition.
- Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
- Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
- Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures.
To perform this 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.
- Bachelors Degree required.
- Minimum of two years of post-certification experience in the field as a professional radiographer.
- Minimum of one year experience as an instructor in an accredited radiography program.
- Current ARRT and Texas Medical Board GMRT
- Shall document evidence of continued professional education.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and perform statistical analysis.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Internet software.
Certificates and Licenses:
Credentialed in good standing in radiography by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists or possess suitable equivalent qualifications in other imaging modalities.
- Approximately 50% to include some travel outside of the Houston Metro Area
- Valid Driver’s License.
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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The list of job elements, responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or conditions is not exhaustive, but merely illustrative of the current requirements of the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.