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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Instructor - Adjunct - Surgical Technician
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Job Description


You are a person who prefers to take a reasonable approach to overcoming obstacles, and will usually persist until issues are resolved. You are motivated to meet deadlines and organizational standards while keeping activities running smoothly and projects under control. If these behaviors sound like you then we can provide an opportunity for you to exercise your unique skill sets and make a major impact in your community as a Surgical Technology Instructor.

A good instructor loves to make a difference in the lives of students. It's hard work. You must be an innovator, researcher, encourager, motivator, and sometimes counselor. You must have compassion, patience, diligence, and a thick skin all for the inner satisfaction of having helped shape someone's future. In other words, you have to love teaching to be an instructor.

As the Surgical Technology Instructor, you will collaborate with the Program Director and the Clinical coordinator. You should possess good interpersonal skills in relating to students, and other faculty members, Career Services and Enrollment Specialists.


* Orient new students to the department, including the student handbook for Surgical Technologists, the availability and location of educational resources, and all safety precautions and emergency protocols.
* Make arrangements for each student to have extra tutoring when needed.
* Assign appropriate homework requirements to each student.
* Monitor each student's progress throughout the course.
* Exhibit professional behavior and serves as a role model for students.
* Promote patient and student safety.
* Create a positive and supportive learning environment.
* Make systematic observations and objective judgments about student performance.
* Give each student timely feedback about his/her performance, providing suggestions for improvement.
* Meet weekly with the Program Director to maintain productive two way communication between the program and students outcomes.
* Participate in continuing education seminars and professional development opportunities in order to maintain current state-of-the-art knowledge and skills.
* Attend two (2) meetings a year with the Program Director and the other Instructors to discuss program goals, policies and educational methodologies.

The duties and responsibilities above are intended to describe the general requirements of this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.

Your time will be spent participating in the following activities:

* 75% - Teaching
* 15% - Preparing/Grading
* 5% - Communication
* 5% - Administrative


* Must have Diploma/Certificate (CST), Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree in Surgical Technology; OR,
* Documented hospital based training program within the last five years; OR,
* Documented military based training program within the last five years as a Surgical Technologist
* Must have two years of experience as a Surgical Technologies
* Possess proficient scrubbing skills and a sound knowledge base of the procedural techniques applied in surgery


* Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects
* Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
* Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things
* The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
* Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems
* The ability to recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong

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About Education Corporation of America

Education Corporation of America owns and operates private institutions of higher education throughout the United States, serving thousands of students and providing qualified employees to businesses in the communities we serve. We are committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at our various campuses. These programs are designed to strengthen the student's ability to enter or advance in a chosen career, to be able to successfully enter directly into the job market. The students' learning experiences and placement opportunities at each ECA school are enhanced through studies that provide a balance of general academics, technical skills and personal growth. The goal of ECA-operated schools lies in our responsibility to our students, the technical and business communities, and the general citizenry. Our schools provide educational opportunities through curricula in business, business-related, administrative, management, technical and professional programs that are designed to prepare the student for direct entry into the job market in the career of his or her choice. And we specialize in training for career areas for which the job growth potential is highest.