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Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator and Instructor

South Arkansas Community College

Job Description

Job Summary:

  • South Arkansas Community College is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, 12-month position as a Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator and Instructor for the Health Science Division. The individual will be responsible for instruction, curriculum development, curriculum assessment for college courses within the Surgical Technology Program, as well as all aspects of clinical education for Surgical Technology students, and compliance with regulatory body requirements and standards pertaining to teaching assignment and clinical education component of the Surgical Technology Program.
  • This position reports directly to the Surgical Technology Program Director.
  • Job type: full-time mainly day-time hours M – F, but may require occasional evening and weekend hours.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • none

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Essential function
  • Teach surgical technology courses (may include, but is not limited to: face-to-face, online synchronous, online asynchronous, flipped classroom). Classes are conducted as scheduled and in accordance with established class times.
  • Classroom management in both lecture and laboratory class sessions and in face-to-face and online instructional settings.
  • Provide a variety of instructional methods to facilitate student understanding and learning.
  • Develop, analyze, evaluate, and revise curriculum. Create and revise syllabi.
  • Provide course teaching and learning items, such as, but not limited to: discussions, demonstration, laboratory practice, case studies, assignments, homework, practical testing, and written testing.
  • Observe and monitor student performance to initiate new instruction, as needed, to facilitate to student learning.
  • Complete course and program assessment.
  • Maintain up-to-date student records, including, but not limited to: scored student work, attendance, FERPA related items.
  • Evaluate and score student work in a timely manner and return said items in a timely manner to facilitate student learning.
  • Participate in department administrative work including, but not limited to: book adoption, budgeting, procurement of course supplies and equipment.
  • Use tools and equipment pertinent to teaching and performing surgical technology.
  • Uses tools and equipment, as needed, to complete administrative work associated with job duties.
  • Attends applicable professional development to stay abreast of trends in applicable areas.
  • Maintains teaching and office areas to ensure students are able to complete identified course work.
  • Communicate (one-on-one and in a group) with students, peers, colleagues, supervisors, and the public in a respectful and professional manner. Collaborates with appropriate others to enhance student learning. Respond to correspondence in a timely manner. Complete said communication in electronic and physical format. Initiate any such communication as needed to facilitate student learning.
  • Organize, plan, assess, review, revise, administer, all aspects of clinical education pertaining to Surgical Technology program. Prepare any required reports and documentation concerning the clinical education of the Surgical Technology program.
  • Initiate approval of and maintain clinical sites. Train and provide support to clinical site personnel, as needed/required.
  • Participate in Surgical Technology student orientation and advising to facilitate students understanding of academic and clinical requirements.
  • Advise pre-program students regarding Surgical Technology program educational requirements. Recruits students for the Surgical Technology program. Uses various retention methods with students.
  • Sets and maintains office hour as required by the college.
  • Participates on assigned committees and/or task forces.
  • Attends department, division, and college meetings as required. Attends at least one commencement ceremony per academic year.
  • Abides by institutional, state, federal, and governing body policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Participates in safety-related activities and assist with ensuring safety of others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Non-essential functions
  • Supervision and mentorship of surgical technology extra-help, adjunct instructors, or part-time faculty members.
  • Travel may include, but is not limited to: attendance at professional development required for teaching and course content; surgical technology-based educational meetings, field trips with students; visiting clinical sites, and attending meetings/events/activities at various SouthArk campuses and facilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Instruct others.
  • Use computer, software, and learning management system.
  • Common surgical technology and teaching equipment operation proficiency.
  • Proficient knowledge of surgical technology in order to teach required course work and

instruct others.

  • Professional and pleasant demeanor, team-oriented, and problem-solving ability.
  • Exceptional and articulate verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good listening skills and ability to follow directions.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, flexibility, and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and follow up on assigned duties.
  • Ability to determine action steps, organize sequence of actions needed to initiate and

complete work tasks and duties, and evaluate results leading to corrective actions as


  • Complete work without habitual errors.
  • Reading comprehension and executive mental/cognitive functions for new learning.
  • Basic financial and budgetary knowledge and ability.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree in surgical technology.
  • 3 years teaching post-secondary education or 3 years in surgical technology scrub role, within the past 5 years.

The Clinical Coordinator must:

1) Be a graduate of an education program in surgical technology accredited by a nationally recognized programmatic accreditation agency; and

2) Possess a credential in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA); and

3) Have a minimum of three years of documented experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past five years; and

4) Possess knowledge of the curriculum; and

5) Possess knowledge about the programs evaluation of student learning and performance.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Associate degree in surgical technology.
  • Bachelor degree in post-secondary education, teaching, or related health care field.
  • 3 - 5 years teaching post-secondary education or 3 -5 years in surgical technology scrub role, within the past 5 years.

Physical Requirements:

  • Fine motor coordination and dexterity used to complete hands-on teaching of surgical technology information.
  • Fine motor coordination and dexterity used to complete work tasks related to teaching, preparing teaching items, and completing non-instructional tasks related to teaching and training of others.
  • Gross motor skills used to push, pull, lift, hold, carry objects [must be able to lift 50 pounds independently and team lift 150 pounds].
  • Gross motor skills used to reach, twist, bend, kneel, and squat.
  • Sit for limited durations throughout the day.
  • Stand for extend durations throughout the day.
  • Move throughout classroom, building, across campus, between campuses, and in regional geographic area.
  • Complete repetitive tasks using repetitive motions.

Mental Requirements:

  • Attention (sustained, divided), observation, following, memory, categorization, pattern recognition, monitoring, and sequencing/structuring.
  • Insight, prioritization, analyze, assessment and evaluation, judgement, problem solving, and critical thinking.
  • Initiation, carry-over, develop, and create.
  • Social perceptiveness and active listening.
  • Emotional regulation and self-control.

Work Environment:

  • Work in close proximity to others.
  • Some distracting noises and sounds.
  • Exposure to extremely bright lighting.
  • Open classroom and laboratory room, individual office area, academic building, college campus.
  • Exposure to infectious diseases, contaminants, and radiation within operating room setting.
  • Wear and utilize specialized protective and safety equipment within operating room setting.


Applicants must complete the South Arkansas Community College application form available at www.southark.edu/app or from the Human Resources Office. Resumes, transcripts, and reference lists may accompany, but will not replace the application. Official Transcripts must be on file with the Human resources Office before an offer is made to the successful candidate. Return the application to the South Arkansas Community College Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 7010, 300 South West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010. Telephone (870) 862-8131 ext. 631.

Fill out the application located at this link: http://www.southark.edu/app

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