Adjunct - Respiratory Therapy

Kirkwood Community College

JOB GOAL:

To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
 
Pay is $1,280 per credit hour. 

Schedule: Mandatory Orientation on January 18 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm on Cedar Rapids Campus. Beginning January 26 and every Thursday to follow - 8-hour shifts to be determined based on site. Spring 2023 Semester & Beyond - Hours/Days as needed
GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: 

Kirkwood Community College seeks a skilled and enthusiastic individual to join our team as an Adjunct Instructor.  The successful candidate will have strong knowledge base in their discipline and teaching experience at the college level is desirable.    Primary duties will include instructing students in courses, and communicating with department staff, students, and other faculty.  

Kirkwood Community College’s Allied Health Department is seeking clinical adjuncts who represent a vital and essential role in the development of students during the clinical rotation. Precepting can be defined as; teaching students the art and science of practice in the healthcare setting. Adjuncts are essential in the process of clinical education to educate and evaluate the required competencies and shape the professional perspectives of students. Clinical Adjuncts teach students how to represent their profession in a positive and professional manner and how to apply their knowledge in clinical situations. Precepting involves investment of time and energy, negotiation and individualization of learning activities, teamwork, coaching, evaluation of performance and required competencies and professional role modeling and guidance.

UNIVERSAL CORE COMPETENCIES: 

  • 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.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide instruction in discipline.
  • Work with other faculty members to develop a course syllabus and consistent assessments.
  • Communicate with department staff, students, and faculty on a regular basis.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS:
 
  • Effectively instruct and communicate material for the course.
  • Abide by and enforce safety rules when in a lab setting.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.  
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.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION:

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree obtained from an accredited, Respiratory Therapy program. Associates minimum.
  • Passed an NBRC Written Registry Examination. Received RRT and current licensure.
  • Two years of acute clinical experience. 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS, LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS:
 
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Experience teaching at the college level.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
  • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
EEO AA/STATEMENT:

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: equity@Kirkwood.edu 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: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov. 

Job Benefits:

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

Job ID: 83519

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