Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, 12-Month

Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator/Instructor, 12-Month


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$57,071.00 - $68,792.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, October 17, 2023
Closes: Monday, March 11, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, November 6, 2023

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time Regular Faculty

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications


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


  • 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   
  • Ability to interpret and apply College goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and the ability to collaborate well with others required


  • Must be able to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 25 pounds
  • Frequent standing, walking, stooping, and bending required
  • Exposure to typical elements associated with a clinical classroom, lab environment, and hospital surgical suite environments


  • Must be willing to teach through multiple modes at multiple instruction sites 

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

Open until filled-

A full-time faculty member is a College employee whose primary assignment involves teaching or the direct support of teaching. The position of full-time faculty member is a demanding one that involves delivery of instruction, preparation and evaluation of such instruction, accessibility to students, committee assignments, and service to College and community.



  1. Coordinate the clinical education and provide the administration, organization, and supervision of student clinical experiences
  2. Ensure documentation of the evaluation and progression of clinical performance leading to clinical competence
  3. Provide continuous quality review and improvement of student clinical experience
  4. Provide academic oversight, including curriculum planning and development of student clinical experience
  5. Ensure orientation to the program’s requirements of the personnel who supervise or instruct students at clinical sites
  6. Coordinate the assignments of students at clinical sites
  7. Responsibilities include didactic and laboratory instruction (in addition to clinical instruction)
  8. Create a dynamic, learner-centered environment that supports the diverse learning needs of the student population based on educational theory and evidence-based teaching practices
  9. Provide quality instruction, in the classroom, lab, and clinical settings to optimize student learning and outcomes 
  10. Create and maintain course documents as appropriate for assigned content such as class sessions, learning activities, exams, lab sessions, clinical guidelines, etc. 
  11. Develop and maintain strong working and collegial relationships with co-workers and students focused on establishing mutual respect and teamwork in a culturally diverse environment that may include differences such as academic preparation and learning abilities
  12. Evaluate students fairly on the basis of program criteria with timely formative and summative evaluations and assign student grades in accordance with college policy and the achievement of course objectives as stated in the syllabus
  13. Provide learning support, maintain regular office hours, and maintain overall accessibility to students, which necessitates flexibility in arranging out-of-class consultations to accommodate student needs
  14. Maintain accurate records (i.e., student attendance and performance and data bases according to program needs or accreditation requirements), and submit completed reports in a timely manner
  15. Attend and participate in scheduled course, program, department, division, and college-wide meetings and all applicable graduations 
  16. Serve on College committees, assist in student recruitment and retention, and participate in activities that enhance the college’s service to students and to the community
  17. Must meet all applicable clinical compliance requirements including, but not limited to, health physicals, immunizations, drug screening, and criminal background
  18. Pursue ongoing formal training designed to maintain and upgrade professional, instructional, and administrative capabilities
  19. Perform other related duties and responsibilities as required


  • Standard higher education, hospital, clinical, medical facility work environment
  • Possible exposure to typical elements associated with a clinical classroom and clinical environment
  • Possible exposure to communicable disease
  • Possible exposure to medical equipment injuries, human tissue and body fluids
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener