The Instructor is responsible for instructing and assessing didactic and clinical courses in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program and coordinating the lab and clinical education experience of the student. The individual will instruct, evaluate, and observe students in the lab and conduct periodic clinical site visits to ensure students are progressing satisfactorily. The individual will be responsible for the development, implementation and continued improvement of coordination of the didactic and clinical experiences in the sonography program; must evaluate and supervise students in the didactic, lab, and clinical environment; and assist the Program Director and Educational Coordinator with other administrative duties.
Performs student instruction and clinical coordination to include:
Develop and maintain the lab experience curricula to coincide with national guidelines.
Develop and instruct in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography didactic course work of the School of Health Professions.
Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus
Participate in continued evaluation of the programs in Diagnostic Medical Sonography to include scanning protocols for the lab.
Coordinate clinical instruction given by identified clinical preceptors (CP) at MD Anderson and affiliates.
Assist in the development and operation of the program by participating in the formulation of program, lab, and clinical policies and procedures.
Participate in programmatic and regional accreditation activities.
Deliver training of scanning protocols for the individual organ systems of the upper abdomen, obstetrics and gynecology, small parts, vascular technology to include plethysmography, and application of ultrasound physics in the lab to correlate with didactic lectures.
Serves as resource and mentor for students and staff in the clinical arena
Communicates effectively with staff, peers, director, and external and internal customers.
Coordinate completion by students of all clinical competencies, and ensures all of the objectives are met during the duration of the clinical rotation.
Verify the student has maintained accurate updated attendance and clinical experience documentation.
Schedule of clinical make up hours for the student if necessary.
Assign grades for all students completing the clinical internship components of the program based on clinical input.
Maintain accurate and complete documentation of clinical internship competencies for all students completing the clinical internship components of the program.
Responsible for the daily operations of the lab.
Maintains lab equipment.
Monitors lab equipment for safety issues.
Monitors levels of and maintains adequate lab supplies.
Assist in developing and maintaining departmental documentation to include filing as required
Ensure there are sufficient and a variety of clinical sites for students to be placed at during their clinical rotation.
Procure new clinical sites.
Ensure all students are following the guidelines of the student handbook and address issues which may arise.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate in English
Other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in any related area in healthcare
Graduation from an accredited program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography or equivalent
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) or Register Cardiac Sonographer (RCS) with 5+ year’ patient scanning experience
Registered Vascular Sonographer (RVT) or Registered Vascular Specialist (RVS) with 5+ years’ patient scanning experience.
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) in Abdomen and/or OB/GYN with 5+ years’ patient scanning experience
Minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience as a didactic or clinical education instructor in an accredited Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Proficient in curriculum development, supervision, instruction and evaluation.
Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, cover letter and at least three references to:
William Undie, Ed.D, MBA., RT(R)(T)
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Diagnostic Imaging and Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
School of Health Professions
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