Institution: Sullivan University
Department: Allied Health Faculty
Address: 4627 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40150 United States
Job Title: Adjunct Allied Health Faculty (Spencerian Lexington)
Job Description: Are you looking for the chance to learn, grow, and make a contribution to the community? If so, you’ll want to join an organization that is truly committed to making a difference. The Sullivan University System offers post-secondary educational opportunities in a variety of disciplines through its many campuses to prepare students for employment in high-need career fields. At The Sullivan University System, you’ll find a host of career opportunities, an environment that values creativity, a work experience that is both challenging and rewarding, and an organization that values people.
We offer a generous benefits package, a competitive salary, comprehensive training, tuition reimbursement and a professional work environment.
The Sullivan University System has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for three years in a row, because we truly believe you don’t need to choose between making a living and making a difference.
We are currently looking for a part-time Allied Health Instructor to teach our on campuse classes. Every faculty member has responsibilities to students as an instructor and mentor, to the school administration as an employee in an organization, and to their department as a team member willing to respect others and to support team goals. Full-time and part-time faculty report directly to their Department Chairperson, and ultimately to the Dean of the College. All degrees and coursework must be from a college that is accredited by an agency that is approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
Responsibilities of the position include:
Teaching any or a combination of the following courses:
MED172 Anatomy & Physiology I (4 Credit Hours) Students are introduced to the general plan of the human body, cells, tissues, organs, the musculoskeletal, neuro-sensory, and endocrine systems. Furthermore, concepts of the disease processes and disease-producing organisms are introduced.
MED173 Anatomy & Physiology II (4 Credit Hours) This is a continuation of course 172 with emphasis on the circulatory system, body defenses and immunity, urinary, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive systems. Further discussion of disease processes will be included.
MED176 Medical Terminology (4 Credit Hours) Students will learn the prefixes, roots, and suffixes used in medical terminology. Medical specialties, operative terms, and medical records terms complete the instruction.
MED171 Medical Ethics (4 Credit Hours) Since allied health professionals are important members of the medical team, and since their awareness of multiple ethical issues is critical in today’s health care environment, this course explores the information relating to medical ethics to assist the health care professional in better understanding the ethical obligations to patients, healthcare providers, and healthcare employers. Topics in medical ethics and bioethics are discussed. Scope of practice, state and federal legislation, and state and federal licensing and certification requirements are also discussed in this course.
MED211 Health & Safety Techniques (3 Credit Hours) Students become certified CPR basic rescuers (American Heart Association Healthcare Provider with AED). Medical asepsis and infection control are discussed. Training in vital signs and first aid procedures complete this course.
- Provides full information to students regarding course syllabi, objectives, texts, and materials required for the courses taught.
- Utilizes instructional plans to direct and assess student progress in achieving program requirements.
- Recognizes individual differences in the classroom and adapts instructional techniques accordingly.
- Maintains accurate records of student attendance and academic progress.
- Refers students to appropriate staff, office or resource person for information, guidance, financial assistance, career services, etc.
- Communicates early with the student and the student’s advisor or Dean regarding possible academic failure.
- Ideally attends scheduled faculty, department, committee and Advisory Board meetings and graduation. These meetings may be scheduled at times before or after normal teaching work hours.
- Continues further professional development by keeping alert to changes within the field, attending professional training, and maintaining an annual Professional Development Plan that meets institutional and accrediting council guidelines. Attend faculty in-services to be prepared in educational theory and techniques.
- Prepares fully for and teaches classes as assigned, making good use of class time and keeping all classes for the scheduled period.
- Maintains formal student grade policies and records for classes taught, and issues mid-term and final grade reports to the designated office.
- Assists students with academic difficulties including being available for consultation outside of class.
- Encourages and motivates students in a positive manner to do their best.
- Enforce regulations in the school catalog, student handbook, and student dress guidelines.
- Submits academic information such as course syllabi, final grade reports, grade changes, and mid-term deficiency grades on time to the appropriate person (Dean, chairperson, etc.) utilizing the institution’s reporting procedures.
- Uses college equipment and property appropriately and has students do the same. Reports broken or damaged equipment to the college office immediately
- Abides by all accrediting council, state, federal and institutional policies and procedures, rules and laws.
Requirements of the position include:
- Master's degree with at least 18 graduate hours in a medical/healthcare discipline and with at least 3 years of experience in teaching or in field.
- An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.
- Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
- Must possess excellent leadership, customer service, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently while meeting required deadlines.
- Ability to function efficiently in a stressful work environment.
- Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time, as well as to move about the campus.
- Must be able to hear and speak well enough to communicate with students, faculty, and staff face-to-face and via the telephone.
The Sullivan University System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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