Pharmacy Technician Program, Part-Time Instructor

Penn Foster College

United States

July 31, 2021


Position Summary:

The Pharmacy Technician Program - Part-Time Instructor will be responsible for providing instructional support to ensure students meet the established learning objectives and supporting the growth and development of the program to comply with industry standards and the needs of the community.

The instructor is responsible for assisting in the delivery of specified course content and ensuring students master the program and course learning objectives. The instructor will provide one-on-one instructional support to include responses to student's inbound academic inquiries using distance education technologies, including phone, email, ticket messaging, and portal messaging within 24-hours. The instructor will offer daily office hours for tutoring via appointment scheduling and provide substantive feedback on subjective exams and lab simulations. The instructor will assist students identify their learning strengths and weaknesses and connect them with the appropriate resources to master program content. The instructor will support the creation of course materials as needed for ensuring students master the program and course learning objectives.

The instructor will utilize program learning outcomes to monitor student progress daily. The instructor will conduct outreach using distance education technologies to provide academic advising and support to ensure student learning and successful completion of the program.

The instructor will assist in the externship experience. This will include the evaluation of clinical sites information, State BOP License, drug screen, and background check and answer questions regarding the clinical skills and supporting the externship preceptor and externship coordinator, if applicable.

The instructor will participate in curriculum design, including development and revision, and in the development of any supplemental learning resources.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Review program and course-level outcomes data and surveys to determine students' needs and provide recommendations and strategies for improvements.
  • Provide data-driven interventions and outreach in the development of programming that meets changing industry needs.
  • Review, evaluate, and suggest program curricula changes and practices to assure compliance with professional standards, state-mandated guidelines, externship skills, and other requirements of business, industry, and higher education.
  • Provide academic support and advising to students to include but not limited to using distance education technologies, appointment scheduler, and feedback and evaluations on exams, assignments, and externship skills, conduct live or recorded webinars.
  • Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position.
  • Complete faculty orientation, training for Student Community, Learning Management System, and electronic ticketing process.
  • Activate email/ticket system for Ashworth and DEC use.
  • Work with vendor to create an introduction video to be placed in the course.
  • Check email daily and respond to students' inquiries within 24 hours.
  • Maintain open office hours on a varying schedule for at least two hours each week. Notify Program Director of said schedule at least one month in advance.
  • Monitor students' progress and enhance course content with additional postings, articles, videos, and supplementary resources, as needed.
  • Complete grading of submitted manually graded assignments within 5 business days.
  • Attend periodic meetings as required by program needs and called by the Pharmacy Technician Program Director.
  • Maintain reporting information as required by the Pharmacy Technician Program Director.
  • Adhere to Faculty Handbook Policies and Procedures.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Must be a certified pharmacy technician (CPhT) and state registered.
  • Have a minimum of an associate degree
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a practice setting or area of expertise related to the area of teaching.
  • Prefer classroom and or online teaching experience.
  • Will assist in obtaining a New York State D.O.E. Online Teacher License.
  • Other Requirements:

  • Must have excellent computer skills. Ability to work independently, think critically, communicate effectively and efficiently, and enjoy being part of a team. Have access to a computer with Microsoft Windows 10 and understand Microsoft Office products.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity:

    At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

    About Us :

    At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that's prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.

    What We Offer :

    We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.

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