The Clinical Coordinator/Instructor coordinates all aspects of student clinical placement. This involves forming and maintaining relationships with community healthcare partners, correlating clinical education with the didactic education, arranging student clinical experiences that meet course objectives, assuring that all contractual requirements have been satisfied by faculty and students, and evaluating the clinical effectiveness through a schedule of regular visits to and correspondence with the clinical education centers. The Clinical Coordinator will also instruct didactic and clinical classes across all disciplines as assigned by the Program Coordinator or Dean.
This is a 12-month FT Faculty appointment to begin May 2021, or as negotiated. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Clinical Coordinator Duties
• Search, network, recommend and establish new affiliation agreements and innovative partnerships with community healthcare partners l that help students and the community. • Serve as liaison between the program(s) and clinical practicum sites: a. Connect and communicate with officials at potential and established clinical sites b. Manage affiliation agreements c. Set up clinical and practicum rotations for Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), Medical Office Assistant (MOA) and future students as needed and: i. Evaluates each clinical site for its appropriateness for meeting student learning needs, course outcomes, and program outcomes in collaboration with the Program Coordinator and faculty. ii. Coordinate student and faculty orientation meetings, annually, and as soon as possible notify students and/or faculty of any changes made to their assignments. iii. Review clinical curriculum, competencies and develop clinical evaluation tools. iv. Provide the clinical sites with schedules, evaluation forms, student documentation; v. Orient, mentor, and evaluate clinical faculty. vi. Manage student clinical learning experiences and evaluation of student achievement, under the direction of the Program Coordinator; vii. Provide clinical instruction to students and evaluate clinical performance using approved tools; viii. Assist clinical faculty in addressing students’ abilities to assume clinical assignments, including, but not limited to, educational preparedness and physical, mental, and emotional behaviors; ix. Conduct routine visits to the clinical sites to observe and document the clinical faculty and students to assess if objectives are being met and the clinical facilities satisfaction with faculty and students’ performance.
Faculty/Program Member Duties
• Participate in course, curriculum, and program development while upholding NAACLS accreditation standards by preparing periodic assessment and evaluation of the MLT program. • Maintain records that facilitate instructional planning, assessment and program effectiveness. • Develop and teach a curriculum consistent with current clinical practices and accreditation standards. • Inform and recommend appropriate instructional tools (textbooks and materials, including hardware, software, and library resources) and equipment purchase needs (laboratory supplies, etc.) with attention to cost, quality and full functionality.
• Engage in activities to stay current in the discipline and provide documented evidence of continuing professional education each year. • Present course material in an enthusiastic, well prepared, organized, and clear manner. • Establish an inclusive environment in the classroom. Demonstrate an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of the College’s faculty, staff and students. • Instruct both on-campus and hybrid formats through the use of learning management systems and other forms of instructional technology. • Remain current in the use of technology, developments within the field of discipline, and developments related to teaching and student success. • Plan and teach both classroom and lab activities in all discipline areas that are consistent with the course syllabus as well as labs that are concurrent with the lectures. • Continually promote the development and effective use of skills in areas such as critical and analytical thinking, evaluation, communication, computation, problem solving, and decision-making. • Provide students with timely information and feedback on his/her academic progress relative to quizzes, tests, homework, and projects. • Keep adequate and accurate records of student academic performance including but not limited to the grades and attendance of students. • Advise students and provide career guidance and encourage students to participate in the State Professional societies, attending seminars and applying for scholarships. • Provide orientation, direction and guidance to instructional assistants and adjunct faculty. • Arrange for substitutes/provide emergency coverage of didactic and laboratory classes in cases where assigned instructors are unable to meet their responsibilities due to emergency, illness or personal leave. • Actively participate in college committees and meetings. • Recruit students at Mercer campuses and at partnering institutions. • Promote health careers at MCCC and within the community. • Perform duties to assist with student admissions, advising and retention. • Possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of all college policies.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field ; • 3 or more years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Must be a Medical Laboratory Professional; ASCP, AMT, AAB, and/or NCA • Must have knowledge of a variety of teaching delivery methods; and be • Familiar with current NAACLS accreditation procedures and certification procedures; and • Must be proficient in oral and written communication. • Must be proficient with computers and possess strong working knowledge of MS Office, specifically Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.
Internal Number: F-0010-2021
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TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The college’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. Questions and complaints regarding Title IX may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights at the following locations and or contact information.
Elizabeth Mizerek, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, CNE, CEN, CPEN, FAEN
Interim Title IX Coordinator
Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Rd. - MS 125
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Phone: (609) 570-3526 Email: email@example.com
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U.S. Department of Education
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