Director of Clinical Education/Instructor – Respiratory Therapy

Director of Clinical Education/Instructor – Respiratory Therapy


Edgecombe Community College
2009 West Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: 252-823-5166


Commensurate with experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, July 30, 2018
Closes: Friday, August 10, 2018

Target Start Date

Monday, August 20, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

The DCE of an associate degree program must have earned at least a baccalaureate degree from an academic
institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of

The DCE must:
a) hold a valid RRT credential and current state license; b) have a minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a
Registered Respiratory Therapist with at least two (2) years in clinical respiratory care; c) have a minimum of
two (2) years’ experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty
member or as a clinical preceptor.

Preferred Qualifications

Same as minimum.

Position Description

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. To provide quality learning opportunities in a clinical setting
that assist students in meeting their educational goals and career aspirations. Faculty are responsible for the
quality of the educational program.
As a faculty member, meet or exceed the essential job functions as specified in the Instructor - Curriculum or Clinical
Instructor - Curriculum job descriptions
Follow the course description set forth in the common course library integrating:
Advisory committee recommendations when appropriate Writing for learning
Needs of the market place Input from appropriate faculty
Arrange for the acquisition and/or preparation of materials and equipment necessary to meet the course
Prepare, distribute, and review with students the first week of class a course syllabus and/or clinical objectives
that outlines clear and reasonable learning outcomes and expectations.
The faculty member will implement active learning techniques and use a variety of learner- centered
instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course. Such activities
can include, but are not limited to:
Cooperative learning Writing for learning
Experiential learning Critical thinking initiatives

Faculty development support will be available to enhance skills in these areas.
The faculty member will focus on student learning outcomes taking into account the needs and abilities of the
students and the mission of the college.
The faculty member will become familiar with academic and social support that benefit diverse groups.
The faculty member will be supportive of students’ educational goals and will make reasonable provisions to
accommodate their individual differences while maintaining the academic integrity of the college.
The faculty member will also be required to perform other assignments, consistent with his/her professional
abilities, as assigned by the Program Chair or administration in carrying out the mission of the college. These
duties include, but are not limited to the following:
The faculty member will:
Deal with students, peers, and administrative and support staff in a professional manner that models
constructive problem-solving (flexibility, preparation for required tasks); ethical conduct (respect and
courtesy, consistency, fairness); organization (proper attire, attendance, decorum); and adherence to college
policies and procedures.
Post and maintain office hours as stated in the faculty handbook according to the Faculty Workload policy
Submit accurate leave requests, faculty work notifications, end-of-month reports, and travel documents in a
timely manner.
Be available for student appointments for advising and assisting students in achieving their educational and
vocational goals.
Be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of student data information to include enrollment
reports, final grade reports, and book orders.
Serve as an academic advisor to students.
Assist student to develop and advise student according to his or her Individual Graduation Plan.
Assist in the registration and orientation process.
Participate in college committees as elected or assigned.
Assist in recruiting activities when assigned.

Assist part-time instructors when requested.
Work with the community in meeting the educational needs of our service area.
Participate in graduation exercises.
Teach day or evening classes and/or clinicals as required.
Dress appropriately to the job function.
Ensure that the College-Agency contract is up-to-date and reflects expectations of both prior to scheduling
students at a clinical site.
Develop and maintain a rapport with appropriate clinical agency personnel in order to facilitate effective
student scheduling that meets course objectives.
Organize clinical schedules that meet clinical and/or course objectives.
Ensure that agency-required documentation of student and instructor health, training, and legal standards is
performed, provided to the agency in a timely manner and maintained to be available to the agency if
Distribute printed clinical schedules to appropriate agency personnel in a timely manner.
Work with appropriate agency personnel to become knowledgeable of agency policies and procedures
through formal or informal sessions as required by the individual agency.
Schedule orientations for students to clinical agencies as indicated by the College-Agency contract.
Provide appropriate supervision of students when assigned to clinical agencies.
Maintain appropriate, ongoing communication with agency personnel in the evaluation of students assigned
to clinical preceptors.
Ensure that students abide by agency policies and procedures while assigned to clinical agencies.
Follow the agency's chain of command in the discussion and reporting of issues and concerns that affect
students, clients, or the agency.
Keep the Program Chair abreast of clinical issues and concerns.

Maintain accurate records with regard to attendance and evaluation of clinical students according to
accreditation requirements.
Other duties include:

 Overall coordination, supervision, and evaluation of the clinical components of the program
to include:
o Establishment and implementation of policies and guidelines for clinical instruction
and evaluation.
o Supervision, coordination, and evaluation of the clinical affiliate staff providing
instruction for the program.
o Development and maintenance of the student’s clinical performance and proficiency

 Communicating and serving as primary liaison between the program and clinical affiliate
service departments.
 Ongoing evaluation of the contribution and effectiveness of the clinical affiliates in regard to
meeting the program needs and the accreditation standards.
 Collaborate with the medical director for scheduling, coordinating, and evaluating physician
 Participate in periodic review of education program and evaluation for program
 Provide pre-clinical instruction (didactic and laboratory instruction).
 Ensure appropriateness and equity of clinical evaluation systems.
 Maintain comprehensive records of student clinical and laboratory performance and
 Collaborate with other program faculty, both clinical and related to ensure clinical validity.
 Maintain equipment inventory, supplies, and repair.
 Maintain and ensure continuity of evaluation (Inter-rater reliability) and clinical experiences
at all clinical affiliates.
 Encourage all students to actively pursue the NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
credential upon graduation.
 Perform Review & Analysis of Evaluation of Preceptors, Evaluation of Clinical Sites, Daily
Clinical Student Evaluations, and Student Competency Evaluations as it relates to Inter-
Rater Reliability
 Perform Training for all preceptors with attention to Inter-Rater Reliability
 The DCE must have regular and consistent contact with students, clinical faculty, and clinical
affiliates in all program locations.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, each candidate must submit a completed Edgecombe
Community College Application for Employment and copies of transcripts, licenses, and certificates to:

Human Resources
Edgecombe Community College
2009 West Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886

Applications may be obtained from the receptionist on campus in either Rocky Mount or Tarboro, mailed on request, or
printed from our web site at .
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled but will be reviewed as they are received.

Job Post Contact

Susan Barkalow, Director of Human Resources Edgecombe Community College 2009 West Wilson St. Tarboro, NC 27886