Summary: An instructor facilitates meaningful learning of the course competencies in the curriculum and proactively supports all facets of the learning environment. S/He provides education through excellence in learning-centered instruction that will enable graduates to fulfill the evolving needs of the marketplace. S/He encourages a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility and respect, life-long learning and ethics as well as personal and professional development. Incumbent must assure that the College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion - is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.
This position also requires adherence to CHCP’s core values, which are the basic elements of how we go about our work. They are the practices we use (or should be using) every day in everything we do. Our core values are a small set of timeless guiding principles, which we live by and include:
- We embrace organizational goals and drive positive change.
- We care about our students, their future employers, and the communities that they serve.
- We are committed to responsibly upholding and reinforcing our values.
- We are accepting and considerate of others, regardless of background, abilities, or beliefs.
- We execute our goals with passion and purpose and strive for the highest quality in our results.
Key Job Elements: Instructor
- Provides competency-based education which aligns with the CHCP model of curricula as well as supports the CHCP style of system delivery.
- Engage students in the clinical environment by evaluating skill levels with hands-on instruction.
- Evaluate student strengths and weaknesses, identify areas of improvement, and implement educational plans with clinical students.
- Designs and delivers excellence of class instruction through the development of instructional plans to meet course competencies, the development of activities which support lesson objectives, and delivers the instruction as approved.
- Be available to travel to multiple clinical facilities with reliable transportation.
- Enables the achievement of pre-described exit competencies for student achievement and evaluation of learning by providing instruction which fosters competencies and establishes student performance criteria and evaluation.
- Delivers excellence in learning-centered instruction by establishing a classroom environment conducive to learning and student involvement as well as effectively planning and preparing for classes and student success.
- Provides weekly feedback to students, taking special care to provide comprehensive feedback at the conclusion of the mid-term mark, providing struggling students with opportunities to improve.
- Promotes student success by showing flexibility in style and work schedule as well as exhibiting a passion for teaching and students and engaging students in the learning process.
- Manages the learning environment through keeping accurate records, taking attendance, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.
- Attends a majority of general faculty, departmental, and school-wide meetings.
- Contributes service to the campus by actively participating on at least one special project committee each year.
- Relates professional/life/industry experience to learning by the continuation of professional/technical skills development, the introduction of industry perspective into courses, and the active awareness of professional/industry trends and opportunities.
- Answers questions related to program content that may impact curriculum and delivery of objectives for courses.Also attends Program Advisory Committee meetings one a year to the program for which the expertise is appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements; Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Accountability:
- Registered Radiologic Technologist with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists – ARRT RT(R).
- Current Texas Medical Board MRT License.
- A minimum of three years professional experience as radiologic technologist.
- Associate’s degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
- ARRT advanced certification in additional modality preferred.
- Proficiency in teaching methodology, supervision, instruction, evaluation, and guidance.
- Ability to communicate abstract and concrete concepts to individuals in both written and oral form.
- Ability to quickly establish rapport with students and to maintain positive relationships with students, continuing seeking to promote and provide opportunities for student success.
- Ability to adapt classroom management style and communication style to engage various personalities inside and outside the classroom environment.
- Able to prepare lesson plans, syllabi, tests, worksheets and other teaching materials with minimal supervision, seeking to provide multiple opportunities for student engagement and success.
- Must be willing to work long hours, including morning, evening, and afternoon course shifts when applicable providing specialty program tutoring and review for testing/certification.
- Must be comfortable with various computer software programs, including presentation and word processing software and email.
- Must be comfortable utilizing technology in the classroom, including computers, and projectors, always seeking to use technology to enhance the student experience in the classroom.
- Must be able to familiarize self with new technology and approaches as opportunities present themselves.
- Ability to provide potential solutions to problems as well as to listen to potential solutions and implement/guide implementation of decided upon strategies, particularly issues dealing with student success, remediation, and tutoring.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequently occurring deadlines.
- Ability to develop a professional rapport with diverse school/campus constituents and be willing to following CHCP and regulatory policies, procedures, and practices.
- Ability to develop and complete projects without continued direct supervision
- Ability to learn from students’ participation and demonstrate fair and consistent behavior in all matters, and shows compassion without being ineffectual
- Submit accurate travel/mileage expense reports as appropriate.
- Meet education metrics within courses taught: attendance, non-returns, monthly continuing student persistence, student satisfaction survey results, testing/certification and monthly new student persistence if applicable.
- New course preparation and implementation when required by program or new textbook; academic compliance and accreditation.
- Participation in on-going professional development activities and campus sponsored in service trainings.
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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.
Mission Statement: The College of Health Care Professions is dedicated to providing quality training to individuals interested in the allied health care fields. Knowledge and proficiency are attained through demonstration; actual operation of equipment; and practice of learned techniques. It is our aim to provide students with the knowledge and technical proficiency that will make them employable for entry level positions in the allied health care field.