The primary responsibility of a faculty member at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is to provide quality instruction for the students. The major emphasis is on excellent teaching by working with students in classrooms, laboratories, individual conferences, and related activities. Faculty help students develop their interests and abilities to their fullest capacity to become better workers and better citizens. NOVA faculty may be assigned to any campus based upon enrollment and staffing needs. The incumbent will also assume Director of Clinical Education (DCE) responsibilities for the Respiratory Therapy Program.The Director of Clinical Education (DCE) will be responsible for all aspects of the clinical experiences of students enrolled in the program. The recruitment and hiring for this position is contingent upon availability of funds.
Full-time teaching faculty in the Respiratory Therapy Program are responsible for teaching various courses in the discipline. Courses are offered in traditional, hybrid, and distance learning environments. All faculty must be available to teach day, evening and weekend classes. Faculty members also serve as faculty advisors, serve on division/campus/college committees, and participate in curriculum development and assessment. The appointment has normal teaching load of 15 credits per semester.
The Director of Clinical Education (DCE) is responsible for all aspects of the clinical experiences of students enrolled in the program, including organization, administration, continuous review and revision, planning for and development of locations (with appropriate supervision) for evolving practice skills, and the general effectiveness of the clinical experience (COARC 2.07) . Provide opportunities for students throughout the healthcare continuum as it pertains to the discipline of Respiratory Therapy. Ensures the clinical education component of the curriculum is in compliance with Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) requirements.
Bachelor’s degree in the teaching field or an associate’s degree in the teaching field with demonstrated competencies. Must currently hold an advanced practitioner status (RRT) as recognized by National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) from a COARC accredited program; and eligibility for licensure in Virginia. Must have a minimum of 4 years of full-time experience as a Respiratory Care Practitioner for general care rotations; Must have 3 years full-time experience with a minimum of two years intensive care experience for ICU rotations. Also, must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as a program faculty member or as a clinical faculty.
The successful candidate must be willing to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to work at any of the College’s locations. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check is required.
Master’s degree or higher in a health-related area; RRT credentials; In addition, NPS, RPFT, or ACCS credentials; three years teaching in a hospital setting; three (3) years teaching in a CoARC accredited Respiratory Care program: two (2) years working experience outside of acute care facilities. Must be eligible for licensure in the DC Metropolitan Area. Experience with and preparation for teaching culturally, linguistically, socio-economically, and academically diverse learners at the college-level; college-level teaching experience; experience with a diverse campus population; certification in teaching hybrid or online courses.
•Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral/written communication skills.
•Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work autonomously.
•The ability to effectively teach classroom, lab, and clinical components of Respiratory Therapy Program that include, but are not limited to: pharmacology, hemodynamics, mechanical ventilation, respiratory physiology, respiratory mechanics, and pulmonary functions.
•Ability to use technology to enhance classroom instruction. Ability to use on-line resources and Learning Management Systems.
• Ability to balance teaching responsibilities with program administration.
•Working knowledge and ability to effectively act as liaison between college and the clinical affiliates.
• Knowledge of the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC), procedures, and regulations.
May be required to perform other duties as assigned. May be required to assist the agency or state government generally in the event of an emergency declaration by the Governor.
The recruitment and hiring for this position is contingent upon availability of funds.
The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive criminal background
investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of
education, credit checks (relevant to employment), and other checks requested by the VCCS and NOVA such as
I-9 and E-Verify requirements. Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth’s
Statement of Economic Interest.