Surgical Technology Clinical Lab Instructor

WHO WE ARE

The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. The University is committed to its mission of preparing students for living and making a living. Founded by the Sisters of Providence, the University is a ministry of Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) and continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs. Shared values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship shape the missions of both the University and PSJH.

POSITION SUMMARY

A Clinical Lab Instructor for the Medical Assistant, Surgical Technology & Nursing programs are employed by the University of Providence, School of Health Professions and fulfill the university mission by providing a quality clinical education for students.  Within the designated program, clinical lab instructors are a leader, teacher, advisor, and facilitator on learning within a clinical lab environment.  These instructors are critical in helping to prepare students to be competent and confidence in their clinical skills. The positions report to the appropriate Program Director and are on contract for a specific number of hours for a clinical course(s).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create a high quality and positive learning environment to teach, mentor, coach and facilitate national clinical standards, using the latest evidence to students within a clinical skills lab.
  • Serves as a role model and mentor in demonstrating excellence within the appropriate scope of practice.
  • Clinical teaching results in a level of documented learner satisfaction and demonstrated success in achieving program and clinical learning outcomes.
  • Actively participates in the design, assessment, implementation and evaluation of the clinical students and skills lab courses within the appropriate program.
  • Responsible for the coordination, delivery, set up and clean up for the clinical lab including preparation and accounting for all university supplies and equipment.
  • Must have a reliable personal laptop with access to Wi-Fi to enter the University’s learning management system and other university software programs related to academic programs.
  • May participate on the School of Health Professions committees and/or program advisory board(s), as needed.
  • Must complete all teaching responsibilities in compliance with the employment agreement, University policies, procedures, Code of Conduct, and applicable state laws and regulations.

 ESSENTIAL POSITION COMPETENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION
  • Education level: Graduated from an accredited surgical technology program is required.
  • S or A.A.S degree is preferred.
  • 2 years’ current experience is required as a CST, CST educator, or mixture of both.
  • Certifications: Must hold a current, surgical technology specific credential that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies. example: NBSTSA Certification.
  • Licenses: Must possess a current WA state license, if applying for a Washington State, Clinical Lab Instructor Position.
EXPERIENCE
  • Required
  • Knowledge and understanding of adult learning and educational theories and techniques.
  • Preferred
  • Previous Clinical Lab Instructor with on-line teaching instruction in a related healthcare field is preferred.
  • Previous experience developing clinical lab skills curriculum, including online curriculum and documented experience in program evaluation is preferred.
 POSITION DETAILS

Position Type: Contract-Tern

Wages: $30.00 – 45.00 per hour

FTE: Part-time

FLSA: Exempt

Location: Spokane, WA; Everett, WA; and Olympia, WA

 To apply, please send cover letter, resume, UP application and three professional references to hr.up@uprovidence.edu.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COVERED BY THE MONTANA VETERANS’ AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS’ EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE ACT.

Employment Application (PDF)

Summary of Benefits (PDF)

The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5976.