Respiratory Care Clinical Instructor

Dakota State University

United States


Dakota State University is accepting applications for a part-time (0.5 FTE) Respiratory Care Clinical Instructor. The Respiratory Care Clinical Instructor reports to the Director of Clinical Education and the Director of the Respiratory Care program for all activities and functions of the Respiratory Care clinical program. The clinical instructor is responsible for laboratory and clinical area instruction while adhering adhere to the policies of the clinical affiliate and the university. The primary area of work will be the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., but may extend to the Avera McKennan Hospital classroom if needed. This position would begin June 22, 2019.

Education and Credential Qualifications:
1. Graduate of an accredited respiratory therapist program.
2. Associate degree required; baccalaureate degree preferred.
3. Registered Respiratory Therapist.
4. Possess a valid South Dakota Respiratory Care License.
5. Four years experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (minimum two years clinical practice).
6. Two years teaching experience in an accredited respiratory care program is preferred.
7. Formal teacher training/experience is recommended.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
1. Represent the University in a positive manner to prospective, former and current students, and the communities of interest.
2. Organize and present varied concepts to students with varying backgrounds and 
abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
3. Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent 
judgment with decision-making.
4. Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, 
administrators, clinical affiliates and the general public.
5. Possess the ability to read, understand, and express thoughts, ideas and concepts 
clearly and effectively in both oral and written communication forms.
6. Exercise strong human relations skills and have the ability to get along with diverse 
7. Demonstrate creativity, energy, self-motivation, leadership and organizational skills.
8. Possess clear knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.

Responsibilities and Authority:
- Organize and teach clinical and laboratory coursework in compliance with established syllabi.
- Evaluate and report student performance and progress and maintain accurate records.
- Maintain current course syllabi in collaboration with instructors at all primary clinical affiliate hospitals.
- Maintain sufficient office hours for student contact.
- Request and maintain instructional equipment and supplies for classroom or laboratory use.
- Serve as academic advisor to clinical students, and refer students when necessary to other program personnel.
- Participate in program faculty meetings.
- Maintain communication with other respiratory care professionals regionally and nationally.
- Engage in professional development activities and seek information about new trends and ideas.
- Assist in maintaining and enhancing communication within the hospital and community.
- Provide respiratory care education and training in the lab and clinical areas of the hospital.
- Participate in program advisory committee meetings.
- Supervise the clinical respiratory care students and assure clinical rotation schedules are carried out at the clinical affiliate hospital.
- Participate as needed in the activities of the program admissions committee to select and orient students for the program.
- Facilitate professional relationships with other hospitals.
- Assist the program in academic and administrative matters as applicable, in both pre-clinical and clinical coursework.
- Assist with and participate in marketing strategies to enhance or maintain student 
- Adhere to policies and procedures of Dakota State University, clinical affiliates and any other state, federal or accrediting agency mandates

Physical Requirements:
- Position involves sitting and/or standing most of the time in a classroom/laboratory setting. Reaching, standing, walking, lifting, dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and viewing various types of close visual work. Stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying, and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching skin, particularly fingertips.
- Carry up to 10 lbs frequently and 35 lbs. occasionally; lift up to 10 lbs. frequently and 75 lbs. occasionally; push/pull up to 100 lbs. frequently and 100+ lbs. occasionally.
- May potentially be subject to bio-hazardous waste; hazardous chemicals; movable mechanical parts; and fumes, odors, dust and mists.
- Must maintain and keep current the required immunizations in accordance with university and hospital requirements.

DSU only accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit . The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, resume and supporting references to include addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references. For questions concerning the position, contact Review of applications will begin March 21, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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