Laramie County Community College

  • Adjunct Surgical Technology Instructor/Clinical Coordinator

    Job Location US-WY-Cheyenne
    Posted Date 2 years ago(2/9/2017 10:37 AM)
  • Overview

    The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 


    A copy of official/unofficial transcripts are required in order to be considered for this position.  You can upload these documents when you create your applicant profile.


    There may be multiple openings for this position, which will be filled on an as-needed basis.


    The faculty member is responsible for the coordination, planning, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Laramie County Community College campus or outreach center as assigned.  A faculty member performs all other duties as directed by the School Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, or the President or designee.


    Job Summary:  Core responsibilities of this position include: Provide quality learning opportunities that assist the student to meet their educational goals and career aspirations in the accredited Surgical Technology program which includes both the Surgical Technology AAS degree and the Central Sterile Processing certificate. Deliver student-centered, hands-on, active instruction in didactic and laboratory courses. Responsible for coordinating and evaluating effectiveness of the clinical affiliate sites to include communicating program requirements, course objectives and academic expectations to the clinical sites. Prepare clinical site rotations for students, and conduct site visits during the affiliation to meet with clinical instructors. Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.



    Starting Date: Position is open until filled


    Compensation: $700 per credit hour.


    Essential Functions

    Must be responsible for organization, administration, continuous review, planning development, and general effectiveness of clinical experiences for students enrolled in the surgical technology program.


    • Teach assigned courses as directed by the Surgical Technology Program Director or Dean
    • Assist with the review, revision, and creation of course materials 
    • Prepare and maintain classroom or/and lab facilities
    • Adhere to the approved Master Course Outline of Record (MCOR) for each assigned course 
    • Provide a copy of course syllabi to the program director and HSW school prior to the first day of classes
    • Review the course syllabus with students on the first day of class 
    • Meet classes punctually, for the specified time, and utilize appropriate teaching techniques and methods for classroom and/or online instruction
    • Evaluate students' performance fairly and consistently
    • Return student work promptly (within a week) to promote maximum learning
    • Assign and submit grades to program and institutional entities as required by college policy
    • Maintain complete and accurate records of students' performance and attendance as required by law
    • Promote student retention
    • Attend the Surgical Technology Advisory Committee meetings 

    Clinical Coordination--In collaboration with the program director

    • Develop, monitor, and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum 
    • Facilitate quality learning experiences for students during clinical education 
    • Evaluate students’ performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the Surgical Technology curriculum
    • Educate students, clinical and program faculty about clinical education 
    • Select clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with surgical technology practice 
    • Provide documented records and assessment of the clinical education components 
    • Actively engage core faculty in clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment


    All instructors are expected to:

    • Maintain current knowledge and abilities               
    • Attend or participate in workshops, conferences, or seminars related to one's field or to meet accreditation standards
    • Actively participate in maintaining program accreditation and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Demonstrate professional knowledge of discipline and changes in the field
    • Apply appropriate teaching techniques and methods in classroom and/or online instruction
    • Promote student retention
    • Display a professional demeanor and exhibit good work ethic
    • Establish a student-instructor relationship conducive to learning and promote active involvement of students in learning activities 
    • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
    • Teach course content that is consistent with the official course outline of record and use pertinent course materials at an appropriate level
    • Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation and sensitivity in working with colleagues and staff in both the clinical and campus settings
    • Computer competency

    Physical/Mental Demands: 

    • Stand, bend, stoop, and/or sit for long periods of time in one location with minimal or no breaks
    • Bend, twist, and lift a minimum of 50 pounds
    • Function for long periods of time without a break
    • Demonstrate sufficient peripheral vision to anticipate and function while in the sterile surgical environment
    • Hear and understand muffled communication without visualization of the communicator’s mouth/lips, with significant background noise
    • Hear activation/warning signals on equipment
    • Detect odors sufficient to maintain environmental safety and patient needs
    • Manipulate instruments, supplies, and equipment with speed, dexterity, and exceptional eye-hand coordination
    • Ambulate/move around without assistive devices
    • Assist with, and/or lift, move, position, and manipulate, with or without assistive devices, the patient who is unconscious
    • Communicate and understand fluent English both verbally and in writing
    • Be free of reportable communicable diseases and chemical abuse
    • Function without allergic reaction in an environment with substantial latex exposure
    • Demonstrate immunity to rubella, rubeola, tuberculosis, varicella, hepatitis B, and other diseases as required by the clinical facilities
    • Possess short- and long-term memory sufficient to perform tasks such as, but not limited to, mentally tracking surgical supplies and performing anticipation skills intraoperatively
    • Demonstrate the use of positive coping skills under stress
    • Demonstrate calm and effective responses, especially in emergency situations
    • Exhibit positive interpersonal skills in patient, staff, and faculty interactions
    • Make appropriate judgment decisions



    • Must possess a credential in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission of Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
    • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of current experience in the operating room scrub role or
    • Three (3) years of current experience as an instructor of surgical technology or a combination of both within the last five (5) years.


    • Associate's degree or higher in Surgical Technology





    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


    Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.


    The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,




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