Surgical Technology Program Director


San Antonio North

Summary:  The Surgical Technology Program Director will work under supervision to standardize, coordinate and analyze assigned programs.  Supervise staff and assist in day-to-day management operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

  • Supervise and evaluate instructional staff
  • Direct advisory committee activities for program.
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations.
  • Monitor instructor lesson plans and their posting.
  • Screen instructional applicants
  • Review curriculum and textbooks with instructors, program managers, advisory board, and school director.
  • Review student evaluations of instructors and programs, externship evaluations, employer surveys, and graduate surveys with the school director.
  • Interview prospective students during enrollment process as needed.
  • The Surgical Technology Program Director will conduct new student orientation as needed.
  • Review completion and placement rates with placement manager and school director.
  • Schedule in-service training
  • Develop yearly start date calendar.
  • Assist registrar in maintaining employee and student records.
  • Monitor TWC, federal and accrediting standards compliance.
  • Monitor policy/procedure compliance.
  • Assist with new program development.
  • Assist with student advising
  • Assist Campus President with administrative functions
  • Other jobs as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • - 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 - Surgical Technology Program Director 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.  Skilled in the writing of funding agency proposals.
  • 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.
  • - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • - 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; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.         


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.


Bachelor’s degree with minimum five years experience.

CST Certified Surgical Technologist - Certification

Ability to present a professional image and act as a role model

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Surgical Technology Program Director has the ability to meet deadlines

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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.

This position requires frequent sitting, talking or hearing. On occasion, this position may stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Periodically, this position may lift up to 25 pounds. Vision requirements are the ability to adjust focus.