Program Director, Health Sciences

Program Director, Health Sciences

Employer

Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Road
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: 336-342-4261

Salary/Grade

Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits

Yes

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, January 14, 2019
Closes: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Target Start Date

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Expected Work Hours

M-Th 8am-5pm and F 8am-3pm; may vary to meet program needs

Employment Type

Full-time Staff; Exempt

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution; AND Current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina; AND Two (2) years (4000 hours) of work experience as a registered nurse in the United States; AND one (1) year (2000 hours) of RN experience in the provision of long-term care facility services in the United States demonstrated by:

a. working in a long-term care facility licensed as a skilled nursing facility or a skilled nursing facility which is a distinct part of a hospital, OR

b. supervising or teaching students in a long-term care facility licensed as a skilled nursing facility or a skilled nursing facility which is a distinct part of a hospital.

Minimum Documentation: Official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution, copy of license, and resume

Must be physically able to perform job duties, including moving, bending, and lifting up to 30 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a health related field and minimum 5 years work management/supervisory experience in health care education

Position Description

Program Directors are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing administrative leadership for assigned allied health non-credit programs and providing a quality learning experience for Rockingham Community College students in their respective programs. Program Directors are responsible for but are not limited to planning, organizing, promoting, and teaching appropriate courses for Rockingham Community College. Program Directors are expected to perform all coordination and instruction-related duties in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies, and procedures of the College, the North Carolina Community College System, and with appropriate accrediting entities where applicable. Program Directors are also responsible for providing placement, advising, follow-up support services and performing other duties as assigned.

Under the supervision of the Dean for Health Sciences and Public Services Technologies, the program director will coordinate non-credit allied health programs that educate and train students for skills, knowledge and behaviors to support successful entry into the workplace. Currently, the College offers the following allied health non-credit programs: Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy and Pharmacy Tech. However, additional non-credit allied health programs must be developed and coordinated under the supervision of the Health Science Program Director

Program Development

  • Researching and recommending for approval program advisory committee members to the administration following established policy and procedure.
  • Interacting with the program advisory committee to determine state-of-the-art practices, procedures, and equipment related to maintaining an up-to-date instructional program that would be valued and needed by the employers in the Rockingham Community College service area.
  • Researching and recommending for approval clinical affiliates for student didactic and clinical training.
  • Facilitating appropriate clinical affiliate contractual agreements for student didactic and clinical training.
  • Providing leadership with the research and development of information necessary to teach the appropriate courses to the students of Rockingham Community College.
  • Monitoring professional information sources to determine trends and innovations in one’s field that lend themselves to integration into the instructional program.
  • Developing strategies for providing training services with local, state and national entities.
  • Assisting the community college and other approved entities with workshops, seminars, and support services, as requested.

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Planning and organizing the non-credit programs as approved by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities.
  • Participating in the institutional planning process.
  • Developing, with other program faculty and appropriate administration, program level competencies that outline expected student learning outcomes.
  • Identifying and/or developing instructional materials needed to teach the program competencies prescribed in the approved curriculum by Rockingham Community College, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities.
  • Developing course syllabi that outline clear and appropriate learning outcomes and expectations that reflect program competencies.
  • Utilizing the course description set forth in the combined course library when developing or assessing learning objectives.
  • Providing leadership in the development of appropriate assessments of established learning outcomes for all courses taught in the program.
  • Reporting student progress in mastering established learning outcomes based on identified and approved assessments.
  • Providing effective instruction which demonstrates appropriate knowledge of his/her specialized field.
  • Teaching an appropriate instructional course load in accordance with policies outlined in the Instructional Procedures Manual.
  • Demonstrating the effective use of pedagogical methods to meet various student learning styles.
  • Administering appropriate assessment and/or testing to measure student learning outcomes in all courses.
  • Maintaining appropriate classroom standards that include the effective management of students in the classroom and the management of classroom and lab facilities.
  • Ordering textbooks, instructional materials, and supplies as needed for instruction following established procedures.
  • Developing and recommending class schedules cooperatively with other departments and divisions of the
  • Directing the development of course schedules, training schedules, seminars, and/or other educational activities for assigned programs.
  • Identifying and/or recommending equipment needed to teach the competencies prescribed in the approved curriculum by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and accrediting entities.
  • Maintaining compliance with established performance measures, local/state agencies, and national benchmarks, accrediting entities etc. for the appropriate curriculum as prescribed by the North Carolina Community College System and accrediting entities.
  • Submitting required annual reports to Rockingham Community College, North Carolina Community College System, state approving agencies and accrediting entities.
  • Providing timely and accurate reports including 10% census reports, grade reports, and other required reports related to instruction.
  • Recommending adjunct faculty to teach courses as needed in assigned programs.

Student Development Support

  • Being available to students on a regular basis for out-of-class tutorial support in the courses assigned to teach.
  • Recruiting students for respective program and other programs of Rockingham Community College.
  • Serving as an academic advisor to students with advising responsibilities in the assigned program relative to course requirements, expectations, and completion standards.
  • Participating in the college’s registration and orientation sessions as assigned.
  • Maintaining student files within the department as required by local/state policy and accrediting entities.
  • Referring students to Student Development personnel for guidance, counseling, and resource assistance following prescribed procedures on an as needed basis.
  • Coordinating retention strategies with the appropriate program faculty, other Department Chairs, Program Directors, appropriate administration, and Student Development personnel to maximize student retention.
  • Providing placement assistance to graduates of the assigned program.
  • Providing assistance and information for student follow-up reports and demographics as required by state or local policy and/or reports.

Business Services Support

  • Recommending a departmental budget for assigned programs.
  • Developing bid specifications for instructional equipment, materials, and supplies for the assigned program.
  • Monitoring departmental expenditures to ensure expenditures are within the financial resources allocated to the program.
  • Complying with Fiscal Management System policies and procedures set forth for Rockingham Community College.

Institutional Support

  • Working a minimum of a 40-hour workweek in accordance with policies outlined in the Instructional Procedures Manual.
  • Assisting with the implementation and enforcement of all official policies and procedures of RCC.
  • Evaluating all faculty assigned to his or her program in accordance with the faculty evaluation policies and procedures outlined in the Instructional Procedures Manual.
  • Attending meetings, conferences, seminars, briefings, and training sessions called to expedite the business of the college.
  • Attending extracurricular functions such as graduation, campus fund drives, etc. that promote the collegiate life.
  • Serving on local, state, regional and/or national committees upon request and/or approval from the administration.
  • Serving on college committees as assigned to expedite college business and to be involved in the decision-making process of the college.
  • Striving to exhibit a personal and professional deportment that reflects positively upon the individual and the public perception of the community college.
  • Developing and recommending procedures for admissions to assigned programs

Public Relations Support

  • Maintaining effective intra-institution relationships with members of the Board of Trustees, President’s Senior Staff, Administrative Staff, faculty, and support personnel of the service area.
  • Providing appropriate liaison support with the North Carolina Community College System and other relational entities.
  • Promoting Rockingham Community College with local, state, regional, and national citizenry.
  • Providing appropriate liaison support to local, state and national entities of assigned programs.

Professional/Personal Development

  • Participating in Rockingham Community College, North Carolina Community College System, and other authorized professional development programs upon request.
  • Pursuing professional development courses, seminars, workshops, and institutes designed to enrich and/or enhance the quality of instruction delivered in the classroom and/or laboratory.
  • Pursuing local, state, regional, or national certifications that qualify one’s work against recognized standards in his or her field.

Performing other duties as assigned by the appropriate Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the President of Rockingham Community College.

• The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

How to Apply

Please visit https://employment.rockinghamcc.edu/ to complete an application.

Job Post Contact

Joy Chappell
Director of Human Resources
(336) 342-4261, ext. 2265
chappellj@rockinghamcc.edu