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Anethesia Technology Program Director

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To be considered for a position you must create and complete an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of full-time experience will be evaluated using what is recorded on your application. Attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application. This posting is open until filled. This position will be based at the Williamson campus. Applications are accepted through this on-line process only. If you are unable to attach your unofficial transcript to this system, please submit either through email, fax or US Mail to: Office of Human Resources Columbia State Community College 1665 Hampshire Pike Columbia, TN 38401 Fax - 931-540-2829 Email - humanresources@columbiastate.edu If you have difficulties applying for this position, or have further questions, please contact us at humanresources@columbiastate.edu or 931-540-2501. The Department of Education requires each college and university that receives federal financial aid to distribute an Annual Security Report by October 1, which contains the institution’s crime statistics for the previous three years and pertinent information and policies concerning campus safety and security. If you would like to receive the Annual Security Report that contains this information, you can stop by the Columbia State Department of Human Resources located at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Pryor Building Room 108, Columbia, TN, 38401 or the Columbia State Department of Student Services located at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Jones Student Center Room 147, Columbia, TN, 38401, or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling (931) 540-2700.

Posting Details

Posting Text

Title Anethesia Technology Program Director
Position Title Anethesia Technology Program Director
Department COSCC-Health Sciences Division Dean
Position Summary

Job Purpose: A full-time faculty is responsible for delivering instruction in the discipline(s) for which she/he has been employed. In addition, faculty are expected to provide academic advising to students and participate in divisional and institutional activities related to the college’s mission.

Faculty serving as program directors have agreed to accept certain administrative responsibilities in addition to their faculty responsibilities.

Job Purpose: The program director provides leadership for a specific program, ensures that the program operates smoothly, maintains any applicable accreditations, and assists the division dean with the supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff in the program.

This position will be based at the Williamson Campus.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

Faculty Essential Functions:
1. Deliver instruction in a variety of modes, including on-line, and evaluate student learning.
2. Maintain an environment conducive to learning.
3. Be responsible for course and, when appropriate, laboratory preparation.
4. Actively participate in curriculum and program development, revision and evaluation.
5. Provide academic advising to students with an emphasis on retention and success.
6. Remain current in the teaching area(s) through appropriate professional development activities.
7. Actively participate on divisional and institutional committees.
8. Collaborate in building and maintaining relationships within and beyond the institution.
9. Contribute appropriately to pursuit and achievement of program, division, and institutional mission and strategy.

Faculty Supplemental Functions:
1. Actively participate in institutional and, as appropriate, community activities that support the institution’s mission.
2. Support and follow Columbia State’s, TBR and other applicable policies and guidelines.
3. Continue to develop professionally.
4. Utilize technology as a tool for enhancement of operation, instruction and services.

Program Director Essential Functions:

1. Publicize the program and recruit students.
2. Work with the division dean to establish admissions policies, as appropriate to the program and coordinate admission of students to the program.
3. Ensure that program faculty and students meet and maintain all licensure and other program requirements such as insurance, vaccinations, etc.
4. Monitor curriculum development, improvement, and evaluation, including program review, Academic Audit, and student learning outcomes assessment for the disciplines in the department.
5. Participate in the articulation of courses and programs with other educational institutions.
6. Assure continued compliance of the program with criteria for accreditation of appropriate external accrediting agencies and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
7. Assist the dean in collaborating with extended services personnel to schedule department course offerings for all college locations.
8. Serve as liaison to clinical affiliates, internship and practicum sites, where used, develop clinical contracts and ensure that all accrediting agency, college policies, and host requirements are met.
9. Ensure that the program operates smoothly and its work is done in a timely manner.
10. Oversee department planning/evaluation and document meetings.
11. Prepare and submit reports, as required by the institution or external agencies.
12. Determine staffing needs and work with the division dean and executive vice president – provost for academic and student programs and services to recruit and hire faculty with an emphasis on maintaining diversity.
13. Develop and manage the program budgets, including coordination of purchases for all college locations.
14. Promote the development and maintenance of an academic environment conducive to learning in the program.
15. Assist the division dean in the resolution of student grievances related to academic policies, procedures, and personnel in the program.
16. Serve as liaison for the program to other college entities, other educational institutions, and to the general public.
17. Assist in the orientation, supervision, and evaluation of part-time faculty.
18. Collaborate with student services personnel to facilitate student success activities, including recruitment, orientation, advising, retention, and student goals completion.
19. Provide leadership to identify, involve and document meetings appropriate to external advisors to assure program relevance, quality, and graduate success/placements.
20. Conduct appropriate needs assessments within the program industry to provide an appropriate and current curriculum.

Program Directors typically receive one three-hour course re-assignment to attend the administrative duties and to collaborate with practitioners and employers in their program field.

Required Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience Required:

1. Associate’s degree in Anesthesia Technology or related field
2. Minimum of five (5) years full time or equivalent experience as an Anesthesia Technologist.
3. ASATT Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer. A.T.) or Anesthesia Technologist (Cer. A.T.T.)
4. Current BLS w/AED and ACLS (or equivalent)

Preferred Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience Preferred:

1. Bachelor’s degree in Anesthesia Technology or related field
2. PALS certification (or equivalent)
3. AHA Instructor credentials (optional)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Work Characteristics:

The ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken English and in the language in which the course is taught; the knowledge and/or experience to instruct using a variety of instructional delivery modes; the ability to relate to a diverse faculty, staff and student population; the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and community members; the ability to function effectively as a member of a team.

Pay Rate
Posting Date 02/20/2017
Closing Date
Open until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for a position you must create and complete an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of full-time experience will be evaluated using what is recorded on your application. Attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application.

This posting is open until filled.

This position will be based at the Williamson campus.

Applications are accepted through this on-line process only.

If you are unable to attach your unofficial transcript to this system, please submit either through email, fax or US Mail to:

Office of Human Resources
Columbia State Community College
1665 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
Fax – 931-540-2829
Email – humanresources@columbiastate.edu

If you have difficulties applying for this position, or have further questions, please contact us at humanresources@columbiastate.edu or 931-540-2501.

The Department of Education requires each college and university that receives federal financial aid to distribute an Annual Security Report by October 1, which contains the institution’s crime statistics for the previous three years and pertinent information and policies concerning campus safety and security. If you would like to receive the Annual Security Report that contains this information, you can stop by the Columbia State Department of Human Resources located at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Pryor Building Room 108, Columbia, TN, 38401 or the Columbia State Department of Student Services located at 1665 Hampshire Pike, Jones Student Center Room 147, Columbia, TN, 38401, or you can request a copy be mailed to you by calling (931) 540-2700.

Type of Appointment Fiscal
FLSA Status
Employment Category Faculty
Location Columbia State Community College (Columbia)
Location of Position
Posting Number 005445

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you hold at least an Associate's degree in Anesthesia Technology or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least five (5) years full-time or equivalent experience as an Anesthesia Technologist?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you an ASATT Certified Anesthesia Technician (Cer.A.T.) or Anesthesia Technologist (Cer. A.T.T.)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a current BLS w/AED and ACLS (or equivalent)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you hold a current BLS w/AED and ACLS (or equivalent)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * What professional strengths or attributes make you well-suited for involvement with Anesthesia Technology education?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How do you maintain currency in your profession? (Include/attach a list of professional development activities in the past year.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * What do you perceive to be the biggest challenge(s) Anesthesia Technology education currently faces and what specific things could you, as a faculty member, do to help Columbia State's A.T.T. students succeed?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Describe how you view the relationship between anesthesia technology educational programs and clinical affiliate/agencies?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * I understand that to be considered for a position I must create and complete an online application. My skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using what is recorded on the application. Attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application. A resume is used for support information only.
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Letter of Reference 3
  5. Unofficial Transcript
  6. Additional Document (s)
  7. License/Certification