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Director of Respiratory Therapy Program

Position:     Director of Respiratory Therapy Program 

Minimum Qualifications:                                  

  1. Bachelor’s degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE), required.  Master’s degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Educational (USDE), preferred.  
  2. A minimum of four (4) years of full-time related work experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with at least two (2) years in clinical respiratory care, required.  Must have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience teaching at an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor, required.   
  3. License:  Must hold a valid Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential and current state license (Must show proof of license), required

Primary Purpose:    The is a full-time position with administrative and teaching responsibilities for the Respiratory Therapy Program.  The Program Director is   responsible for all aspects of the program, both administrative and educational.  Administrative aspects include:  fiscal planning and budget management, continuous review and analysis, planning and development, supervision, and the overall effectiveness of the program.  Educational responsibilities include:  teaching, curriculum development and review, accreditation, and maintaining compliance with all applicable  accreditation standards.  The Director serves as a liaison with the respiratory care community, participates fully in the institutional planning and effectiveness process, and contributes to the fulfillment of the mission of the program and the College.  The Director reports to the Dean.  The employee will: 

Essential Job Functions:  In addition to those essential job functions defined in the Instructor Job Description, the Director of Respiratory Therapy Program must also fulfill  the following job functions:  

  1. Be responsible for the leadership and operation of the Respiratory Therapy Program within the guidelines set by the College, Alabama Community College System, accrediting agencies, regulating boards, and others as appropriate.  
  2. Acquire and maintain provisional and full accreditation with the CoARC.  
  3. Provide leadership for the compliance of the Respiratory Therapy Program with the accreditation standards for the program by maintaining all applicable records, reports and documentation.  
  4. Develop, implement, and revise curriculum as needed within the guidelines of the college and accrediting agencies.  
  5. Supervise faculty and staff in the Respiratory Therapy program to promote the highest standards of instruction.  
  6. Coordinate with the Respiratory Therapy Medical Director and Clinical Director regarding program curriculum and instruction in the program to ensure that all methodologies and content are current with best practices in the field.  
  7. Develop policies regarding admission, progression, and graduation of students in the program with the approval of the appropriate Dean(s).  
  8. Develop advising materials and provide academic advising to re-program and program students.  
  9. Supervise the admission of students to the program per approved guidelines and admission criteria.  
  10. Work cooperatively with the Dean and appropriate others to develop and maintain contractual agreements and working relationships between the college and agencies utilized for clinical instruction.  
  11. Maintain program laboratories to provide a safe and effective learning environment.  
  12. Propose and coordinate the scheduling of program courses within college guidelines.  
  13. Maintain record keeping processes for students and graduates of the program per college policies and within legal guidelines.  
  14. Monitor student progress in the program; provide information and advising to assure student success; evaluate students’ records for completion of graduation requirements and for eligibility to apply to take the registry examination; develop and implement review course of NBRC exam.  
  15. Recommend members for appointment to a Program Advisory Committee and coordinate the activities of the Committee with appropriate.  
  16. Maintain open communication with the Dean(s), program faculty and students.  
  17. Identify operational unit priorities and propose an annual budget for the program.  
  18. Request purchase of up-to-date materials for the Learning Resource Center.  
  19. Maintain a quality RT program that meets the standards for approval by CoARC.
  20. Conduct program evaluations at regular intervals in accordance with established guidelines by the College and the accrediting agencies.  
  21. Maintain professional credentials and participate in professional development and continuing education to provide updated and quality instruction.  
  22. Maintain an adequate inventory of supplies needed for respiratory therapy labs/classes.  
  23. Be responsible for instruction in the Respiratory Therapy Program; must identify and assess student leaning and outcomes.  
  24. Be responsible for class and laboratory preparation.  
  25. Maintain professional licensure and participate in activities of professional organizations and in continuing education programs.  
  26. Serve on College committees as assigned.  
  27. Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean or President. 

Salary:        $51,826.00 to $101,379.00 based on ACCS Board of Trustees Salary Schedule   D-1, education and experience.  

Application Deadline:   4:30 p.m.,    October 19, 2017    

Application Procedure:  A   complete application packet consists of: 

  1. A completed Jefferson State Community College application specific to this position
  2. Current resume
  3. Transcripts (unofficial copies will be accepted before the deadline but official   transcripts must be on file before an offer of employment).  Transcripts must include conferred or awarded date, and from an   accredited Institution.
  4. Work experience verification in writing from your current and/or previous   employer(s) confirming the required level of experience as stated in the   “Minimum Qualifications” section.  Verification should include dates of employment and position title(s).  Upon request from the applicant, work   experience verification from current employer only may be delayed until an official offer of employment.   Request must be made in the form of a statement on a separate document.  If applicant delays verification from   current employer and it does not cover required level of experience as stated   in the “Minimum Qualifications” section, verification from previous   employer(s) is required.  Remember that the work experience verification completion is your responsibility.  Please visit to obtain form.  (For clarification, please contact Human Resources)
  5. License


Materials   may be submitted to:

Human Resources

2601 Carson Road

Birmingham, AL 35215-3098

Phone: (205) 856-7899 or 856-8598

 Fax: (205)   856-7720

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