Faculty - Respiratory Therapy, Director of Clinical Education (201 Days)

Kirkwood Community College
March 17, 2023
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Faculty - Respiratory Therapy, Director of Clinical Education (201 Days)


Cedar Rapids, IA

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    To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


    The Respiratory Therapy Director of Clinical Education (DCE) must be responsible for all aspects of the clinical experiences, including organization, administration, continuous review and revision, planning for and development of locations for evolving practice skills, and general effectiveness of clinical experience. The DCE coordinates students' clinical assignments, ensures clinical site compliances are met, maintains clinical related documentation, and verifies students' clinical performance. The DCE also serves as a point of contact for the clinic site. The DCE is expected to maintain consistent communication with clinical educators, preceptors, and trainers and make regular visits to the sites where students are being trained. The DCE is also responsible for all aspects of the clinical preceptor education training and assessment process. The DCE will assume other responsibilities within the program such as administrative duties and instruction in the classroom, laboratory and in clinical sites. This position is a full-time faculty appointment with program administrative duties.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Have regular and consistent contact with students, clinical faculty, and clinical affiliates at all locations.
  • Coordinate and schedule clinical assignments.
  • Establish clinical onboarding process to all clinical sites.
  • Serve as a point of contact for clinical facilities and partners.
  • Communicate and work with clinical preceptors and clinical staff in a cooperative, professional manner.
  • Monitor student performance routinely at clinical sites throughout the semester.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and progression of the clinical experience.
  • Maintain clinic related documentation according to the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) standards and requirements.
  • Adhere to CoARC accreditation standards and policies.
  • Ensure there are sufficient and a variety of clinical sites for students according to CoARC.
  • Responsible for the clinical preceptor education training and assessment process.
  • Effectively organize, teach, and revise course work in accordance with syllabi, including various delivery formats, methods, work schedules, and locations.
  • Assist the Program Director with curriculum planning and development of courses.
  • Assist the Program Director with accreditation site visits and annual reports.
  • Work with the Program Director to ensure that student clinical exposures are coordinated with their didactic and laboratory education.
  • Participate in program advisory committee meetings.
  • Evaluate and report student performance and progress.
  • Regularly engage in professional development activities and actively seek information about developing trends and ideas.
  • Participate in departmental and college-wide meetings and activities.

  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.
  • Be able and willing to represent the college in the most positive manner with prospective, former, and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.
  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form and possess digital literacy skills related to computer technology.
  • Be creative, energetic, and self-motivated with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


    Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work. Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


  • Minimum baccalaureate degree from an academic institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is required
  • Documentation of Bachelors/Master's degree and transcripts from accredited institution.
  • Minimum of four (4) years experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with at least two (2) years in clinical respiratory care.
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching for a CoARC- accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or a clinical instructor/preceptor.
  • Hold a valid RRT credential and current Iowa state license or is eligible to obtain.
  • Able to operate and demonstrate equipment required to perform the duties of a respiratory therapist.
  • Critical Care experience.
  • Complete the CoARC Key Personnel Training Program. Must be completed within twenty-four (24) months of the appointee's assumption of the position.
  • BCLS certification.
  • AARC membership

  • Master's Degree
  • Experience teaching at the college level.
  • Advanced credentials such as ACCS, NPS, AE-C, etc.

    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: [email protected] or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: [email protected].

    Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits. Read more about them here!


    Do you have a baccalaureate degree from an academic institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or a minimum of four (4) years experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with at least two (2) years in clinical respiratory care?

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