1+ months

Clinical Instructor, Respiratory Care

Union County College
Cranford, NJ 07016
Position Information

Position Title Clinical Instructor, Respiratory Care
Campus Plainfield
Department Respiratory Care
Full-time, Part-time, Adjunct Part Time
Exempt or Non-Exempt Non-Exempt
Regular,Temporary, or Grant Regular
General Description

Clinical Instructors responsibilities include the supervision and evaluation of clinical lab and/or patient care experiences as assigned by Director of Clinical Education

Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities

Evaluate cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills of students.
Direct students to clinical situations, which would provide students with opportunities to meet goals and objectives, increase skills and pass competency evaluations.
Supervise students skill practice and clinical patient care.
Ensure accurate and safe skill performance by students; correct and remediate as appropriate.
Maintain a safe practice environment.
Complete assigned competency rating forms and review with students.
Utilize evidence-based principles of current respiratory practice for clinical experience.
Adhere to professional standards and legal guidelines of practice.
Consult with the Director of Clinical Education regarding observed student behavior, attitude, and skills that are unacceptable such as:
o Content or skill weakness in a given area.
o Behavior or attitude problems which, in the opinion of the clinical instructor, is counter-productive to Respiratory Care and patients
o Lack of technical competence.
Be a role model demonstrating responsible and professional Respiratory Therapist behavior.
Attends scheduled department staff meetings.
Participate in on-going training as assigned by Director of Clinical Education to ensure inter-rater reliability
Document student progress and competency using the Trajecsys Clinical Management Tracking software; maintain privacy of all passwords and student information

Education Requirements

An Associate in Science degree or Respiratory Care is required or an Associates degree with the general education requirements needed to become a Respiratory Therapist.

Valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential and current active Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) license as required by the state of New Jersey is required.

Member of AARC is a plus.


Minimum of three years clinical respiratory experience required.
Teaching experience is preferred

Competencies and Skills Required

Competent in personal computer applications; word processing, spreadsheet, database, and email.
AHA Certified in BLS for Healthcare Professionals
Competence in clinical skills in areas of teaching
Excellent written and oral communication and analytical skills
Ability to delegate and manage small groups
Strong critical thinking skills
Clinical and/or instructional experience in the specific respiratory field
(E.g. Pediatrics)

Physical Demands and Work Environment

This positions duties are normally performed in a medical facility, acute care hospital or other healthcare setting based on the activity/competency scheduled.
Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Ability to stand and/ or walk for an extended period in a clinical patient care setting. Some travel required.

Additional Information

Union County College does not discriminate and prohibits discrimination, as required by state and/or federal law, in all programs and activities, including employment and access to its career and technical programs.

Union County College is an EEO/AAP Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled
Disclaimer: This job description outlines the general nature and key features performed by various positions that share the same job classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and qualifications required of all employees assigned to the job. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or re-assign duties to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodations or other business reasons.

Terms of Employment

Part-time. Hours not to exceed 25 per week. Flexible schedule to meet department needs. Some evening, weekends, and extended hours will be required. Travel to the campus and clinical affiliates, and hours outside of the traditional weekday work schedule may be required, including evenings and weekends. Employee must establish primary residency in New Jersey within one year of appointment unless an exemption applies. Clinical Instructor must be an employee of one of our affiliate healthcare systems.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 07/11/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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Union County College
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