Requisition ID: req3031Job Title: Adjunct-Surgical TechnologyDepartment: Vet., Imaging & Surgical TechLocation: Columbus CampusEmployment Type: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorEmployment Status: Adjunct/Non-Credit InstructorBargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining UnitFLSA Status: ExemptCompensation Type: ContractCompensation: $52.88Schedule: Hours vary depending upon course assignment; day,evening, or weekend hours.Job Description:The CollegeCommunity colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforceneeds and make higher education an affordable reality. There hasnever been a better time to join a two-year college, and there’s nobetter place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus onstudent success and a partnership mindset have established ColumbusState as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, anda premier community college that is changing the nation’s educationand workforce landscapes.With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at severalregional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is thenation’s only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream(ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and aparticipant in The Right Signals Initiative through the LuminaFoundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from anengaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewardsinnovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation,comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities.We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus Statefaculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We areproud to be a central part of a community that embraces differencesand celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles thatdefine Central Ohio.The CityC olumbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State Universityand more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as theheadquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one ofAmerica’s fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of culturalexperiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, andmore. That’s why Central Ohio residents find living here sofulfilling, both professionally and personally.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able toperform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential job functions described in this positiondescription. Since every duty associated with this position may notbe described herein, employees may be required to perform dutiesnot specifically spelled out in the job description, but which maybe reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing oftheir duties just as though they were actually written out in thisposition description.Position SummaryThe Adjunct – Surgical Technology position provides qualityinstruction and maintains a positive learning environment in theclassroom, with major emphasis placed on teaching, supporting andevaluating students. The Adjunct role provides instruction andmonitors teaching/learning effectiveness in courses assigned by theDepartment Chair, or other leadership members. The incumbent mustexhibit strong organizational skills and the ability to multitaskwhile engaging large groups of people with complicatedmaterial.Core Competencies RequiredProfessionalism, Managing Work, Continuous Improvement,Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Quality Focus,Communication, Guiding Interactions, Positive Approach, Planningand OrganizingESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSInstruction and Student learningTeaches assigned courses as scheduled and assumes primaryresponsibility for and exercises oversight of the curriculum inconjunction with the Department’s policies, ensuring both the rigorof programs and the quality of instruction. Considers individualdifferences of students in order to design and support a range ofappropriate learning activities. Participates in the identificationof students with academic or other needs and responds by utilizingan appropriate resource.Uses technology in a manner appropriate to the nature andobjectives of courses and programs and communicates clearly tostudents the expectations concerning the use of such technology.Keeps accurate and appropriate records in accordance withdepartmental policies.Maintains attendance records, determines and submits grades timely,and in accordance with established policies and procedures of theCollege, and communicates progress feedback as well as otherrelevant information to students throughout the semester.Distributes and maintain accurate syllabi that incorporatesdepartmental, college, cross-college, and instructor requirements.Conducts classes punctually and in accordance with the prescribedmeeting schedule. Employs appropriate assessment techniques tomeasure students’ performance in achieving course goals andobjectives. Engages in periodic meetings with the department, LeadInstructor, and Chairperson relative to teaching duties andprofessional development.Student Engagement and AdvisementCreates a positive classroom atmosphere that encourages active andcollaborative learning, student effort, academic challenge, studentand faculty interaction, and support for learners. Maintains postedoffice hours in accordance with departmental and policies of theCollege. Uses technology to assist in communication with students.Encourages a sense of community among students for learning bothinside and outside the classroom.Advises potential or current students within the discipline aboutthe program, career, or transfer options available to assist withdegree completion. Refers students to appropriate student andacademic support services available at the College or in thecommunity.Other Duties and ResponsibilitiesAttend all department meetings and required trainings. *Regular,predictable, and punctual attendance is required.Usual Physical RequirementsWhile performing duties of this job, the employee regularlyexhibits digital dexterity when entering information into computer.The employee regularly sits, stands and walks for extended periodsof time. Employee converses verbally with others in person and bytelephone. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms, climbsor balances and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employeeoccasionally lifts or exerts force of up to 10 pounds.Working ConditionsSupervises students at various hospitals and surgical sitesthroughout central Ohio. Works with students in mock OR set ups aswell as live operating room procedures to provide safe patient careand evaluate student’s skills.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of: in class andonline instruction techniques and methods; Microsoft Office;Blackboard; internet research; online communication andrecord-keeping. Skill in: providing quality instruction; learningtechnologies and the use of multi-media technology to enhancestudent learning; instructional planning and presentation;incorporating critical thinking, effective communication and othergeneral education outcomes in course content; effective timemanagement; online communication and record-keeping. Ability to:effectively communicate and use interpersonal skills; createengaging learning environments that respect a wide variety ofviewpoints; be sensitive to the needs and concerns of a diversestudent population, including socio-economic, cultural and ethnicbackgrounds and students with disabilities; work independentlywithout ongoing direct supervision; meet deadlines; evaluatestudent learning outcomes; maintain confidential and sensitiveinformation, including FERPA.Minimum Qualifications: Associates Degree. CertifiedSurgical Technician from the National Board of Surgical Technologyand Surgical Assisting (CST) credentials. Operation Room Training.State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License or demonstrable ability togain access to work site(s).First Aid CPR Certification.Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing orhealth related field. Previous teaching experience.
By a vote of 76 to 22, the Senate today passed and sent to President Obama legislation to provide $350 million in emergency assistance for hard-pressed dairy farmers. The House last night approved the same $121 billion agriculture spending bill for the 2010 budget year. The bill includes $290 million for direct support to dairy farmers using guidelines to be determined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack under an expedited process. Another $60 million would be used to purchase cheese and other dairy products for food banks and nutrition programs, spurring prices for raw dairy products by drawing down supplies of the commodity.“I am glad the bill was approved. My hope now is that Secretary Vilsack will move as rapidly as possible and get support out to dairy farmers who are in desperate need,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Sanders sponsored the amendment in the Senate tacking the dairy funds onto the Department of Agriculture appropriations bill.Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee which handled the Senate’s work on the bill. He said, “This is another timely lifeline for dairy farmers who are struggling just to stay afloat through this crisis. These direct payments are a fast and efficient way to deliver help right to the farm. Right now another day of dairy farming means another day of losses, and we need both short-term and long-term solutions to break these vicious downward price spirals. Secretary Vilsack knows what dairy farmers are going through, and I expect that USDA will move promptly to put these emergency funds from the Sanders Amendment to use.”Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.), cochairman of the Congressional Dairy Farmers Caucus, said, “Vermont’s dairy farmers need assistance, and they need it now. I’m relieved that Congress has acted to provide this critical funding, and I’m hopeful that Secretary Vilsack will act swiftly to ensure it reaches Vermont farmers soon. While this emergency assistance will not solve the long-term problems the industry faces, it will provide much-needed temporary support to these hardworking, dedicated members of our community.”The average price farmers received for their milk fell this year to $11.30 per hundredweight, down from $19.30 in July 2008. It costs farmers at least $18 per hundredweight to produce milk. As prices plunged, family dairy farms in Vermont and around the country went out of business.Dairy farmers got a temporary boost from the Agriculture Department last July 31 when Secretary Vilsack – after meeting with the senators from Vermont and other dairy states – approved a three-month price hike that was expected to increase farmers’ revenue nationwide by $243 million. Source: WASHINGTON, October 8, 2009 –
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