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Specialty Instructor and Clinical Coordinator

Title: Sonography Instructor (Abdomen) – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Department: Center for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Reports to: Program Director of the Center for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

UMBC Training Centers is a premier provider of professional and technical training for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. UMBC Training Centers is a part of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and is organized as a not-for-profit organization owned by UMBC. Our mission is to improve the professional lives of students and the performance of organizations through the delivery of high quality education and training services.

Job Description

Full-time (40 hours), permanent, year-round position. Responsible for teaching the specialty Sonography academic curriculum (Abdomen Extended, OB/GYN; Cardiac; or Vascular) and the specialty Scan Lab course of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Coordinates the clinical instructorship of the students in the specialty (Abdomen Extended, OB/GYN; Cardiac; Vascular) track. Reports to the Program Director of the UMBC DMSP.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach designated specialty Sonography course(s) in alignment with the NEC and CAAHEP Standards.
  • Teach Scan Lab course in same specialty.
  • Provides scan lab hands-on instruction for other related specialty scan labs (and Summer session labs as needed).
  • Teach one or more Summer session courses (Introduction to Sonography, Patient Care, Fundamentals of Scanning, Cross-Sectional Anatomy)
  • Use Moodle and Trajecsys effectively.
  • Provide year-round counseling to students relating to academic and scan lab instruction.
  • Make any necessary revisions to the specialty Sonography curriculum.
  • Develop and administer exams to students.
  • Administer scan lab assessments.
  • Maintain and report grades for all sessions.
  • File and maintain mandatory paperwork required by program.
  • Report any student issues to Program Director.
  • Monitor supply needs of scan lab.
  • Create spreadsheets with student information, course evaluations and surveys when necessary.
  • Assist with admissions and interview process of prospective students.
  • Participate in all quarterly information sessions and annual orientation of new students.
  • Participate in graduation ceremony.
  • Assist with sonography program self-study for re-accreditation.
  • Assist with any other duties assigned by Program Director.
  • Perform duties of Clinical Coordinator:
    • Coordinate and determine specialty clinical rotation schedule.
    • Coordinate and prepare pre-clinical paperwork/documentation.
    • Visit specialty clinical sites routinely.
    • Evaluate effectiveness of clinical education at clinical site visits, by speaking with them, speaking with the clinical instructors, observing the student scan a patient and reviewing studies previously completed by the student.
    • Maintain written and verbal communication with clinical sites regarding student performance.
    • Report any student issues pertaining to clinical rotations to the Program Director.
    • Provide clinical hands-on instruction in the scan lab to all students in the first summer session and to specialty students year-round.

Required Skills, Abilities, & Qualifications:

  • Must have ARDMS or CCI credential in the appropriate specialty (RDMS AB and OB required for General, RDCS AE or RCS required for Cardiac, RVT or RVS required for Vascular), with active status. Additional appropriate specialty credentials preferred (PE, BR, FE, PS). Additional [non-required] credential preferred.
  • Minimum A.S. /A.A. degree. B.S. /B.A. degree preferred.
  • Two years full-time clinical experience in specialty is required. Additional training/experience preferred (Pediatric, Congenital, etc.)
  • Possess excellent computer skills
  • Ability to display competence in teaching academic and clinical skills.
  • Exhibit professional development skills – member of professional organizations and maintains current CME status.
  • Previous teaching/clinical instructorship experience preferred
Location: UMBC Training Centers
6996 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100
Columbia, MD 21046
Contact: If you are interested, please send your qualifications, experience, and availability to jobs@umbctraining.com.

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