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Faculty/Director of Clinical Education - Respiratory Care

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Work type: Full Time Faculty
Location: South Bend/Elkhart, IN
Categories: Faculty

General Description of Position:

The Director of Clinical Education (DCE) must be responsible for all aspects of the clinical experiences of students enrolled in the program, including organization, administration, continuous review and revision, planning for and development of locations (with appropriate supervision) for evolving practice skills, and the general effectiveness of the clinical experience. The DCE workload should balance teaching responsibilities with program administration.  There must be evidence that sufficient time is devoted to the program by the DCE so that his or her educational and administrative responsibilities can be met.

Provide quality and engaging instruction in all delivery methods and formats within Respiratory Care; provide timely and meaningful feedback to students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes; engage students outside of class in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum; provide institutional support and community service; participate meaningfully in student retention and completion initiatives; support the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives; conform to regional expectations of faculty performance and engagement.

Major Responsibilities:


Deliver assigned classes using pedagogy and technology that best support student learning, and in accordance with college loading policy, course objectives and program learning outcomes. 

Develop and maintain curriculum and supporting course materials in keeping with and furtherance of course objectives and program learning outcomes.

Maintain student records, attendance, grades, and other documentation as required.  Manage a classroom environment conducive to student learning and in adherence to federal, state, and college safety standards and practices.

Facilitate student achievement of expected program learning outcomes.  

Use Learning Management System (e.g. IvyLearn) to facilitate teaching, learning, assessment and communication.

The DCE must ensure that course content, learning experiences (clinical), and access to learning materials are equivalent for each student regardless of where that experience was acquired. 

Teaching responsibilities should be balanced with Program administration time.

Ensures knowledge of and implements emergency and safety procedures for classrooms, labs and all learning environments.


Provide academic-related coaching and academic monitoring to assigned student advisees in partnership with professional academic advising staff.

Monitor and document student performance throughout the semester, including use of technology for academic advising alerts; provide necessary interventions to include communication with students, tutoring and other academic supports, and referrals to appropriate college resources.

Maintain posted office hours and student engagement hours in accordance with campus expectations and the faculty loading policy in the Academic Support and Operations Manual 

Promote and assist in student recruitment, retention, and successful completion of programs, including outreach to students by phone, technology tools, and other electronic means.


Participate in professional development activities that may include scheduled training, time spent onsite in related business and industries, and self-study to advance instructional and technical skills as well as current knowledge within the field of study.

Participate in scholarly activities related to the discipline/focus, in fulfillment of annual performance plans, and as required for certification and licensure.

Stay current in contemporary pedagogy, digital technology, and other technology related to teaching that best support student learning.


Participate in community service activities on behalf of the college to advance the college’s relationships within its service area as appropriate for department/school/college. 

Develop community/industry/business contacts to advance college relationships within service area as appropriate in the department and school.


Provide institutional support as requested by college administration such as participation on committees and task forces, projects related to college and program accreditation, and grant-related projects.

Support and engage with Workforce Alignment and Development (Ivy Tech Foundations). 

Attend commencement and participate as assigned by campus administration.

Participate in college/campus-wide meetings and departmental/school/faculty meetings.

Participate in career service and alumni activities.

Support program/department chair in program management activities.

Adhere to college and campus academic policies.


Must have regular and consistent contact with students, clinical faculty and clinical affiliates for all program locations.  

Ensures guidance is available to assist students in understanding of program policies and practices.

Coordinates clinical experiences, ensuring learning experiences are consistent regardless of location, and evaluates clinical sites and preceptors suitability as required during rotation experience. 

Continuously reviews and analyzes results of surveys performed on students regarding their clinical experiences.  Works with clinical sites to improve students’ satisfaction and clinical experience.

Maintains consistent and effective process for ongoing evaluation of all clinical sites to ensure that clinical resources and student supervision at each site are sufficient to facilitate achievement of program goals. 

Ensures students are appropriately supervised at all times during their clinical education coursework and experiences.  Students cannot be used to substitute for clinical, administrative or instructional staff.  Students shall not receive any form of remuneration in exchange for work they perform during clinical coursework. 

Maintain office administrative hours in accordance with the faculty loading guidelines. 

Coordinate Clinical Preceptor meetings per regional policy and assure broad-based membership and participatory agendas. These minutes must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years. 

Performs Inter-rater reliability assessments on clinical preceptors that reduce inconsistency among individuals who perform evaluations and maintains documentation for accreditation. (New preceptors evaluations must be done within the first year of assignment.  Subsequent evaluations must be conducted as appropriate.)  

Reviews Inter-rater reliability assessments at least annually, creates an action plan which includes remediation, timeline and follow-up when excessive variability exists among evaluators. 

Ensures students meet all requirements as described in current Affiliation Agreements

This is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with this position may be assigned. All responsibilities will be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), other applicable regulatory requirements, and professional standards.


Minimum Qualifications:

Must have strong working knowledge of current technologies appropriate to area of instruction, faculty credentials as outlined below:

A qualified faculty member in the Respiratory Care program meets all five of the following criteria:

1. Possesses an earned baccalaureate or higher degree from a regionally accredited institution; and

2. Completed academic preparation appropriate to the program; and

3. Is a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); and

4. Is an Indiana-licensed Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP); and

5. Has four years direct experience in Respiratory Care

The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:


Other Requirements:

Individual must be employed full-time. The length of the full-time appointment (e.g., 10-month, 12-month, etc.) must be sufficient to allow the Director of Clinical Education time to fulfill their responsibilities

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of the College students and employees.

Positivity, creativity, flexibility in working schedule.  (Ability to work days and some evenings) focused on student support and success

Fully supports the College’s mission and strategic plan initiatives.

Selected candidate for employment will be subject to pre-employment background checks, including criminal history check, and any offer of employment will be contingent upon that outcome.

Work Hours: Day, evening and/or Saturday classes, ask hiring manager for hours
Hiring Range:  
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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Attach a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (names, address, phone number).

Copies of transcripts may be required at time of interview.  Original hard copies of transcripts will be required at time of hire.


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