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Physical Therapy Instructor

Company: El Paso Trade School Inc
Location: Las Cruces
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

Position Title: Physical Therapy (PT) Instructor
Department: Faculty
Reports to: Program Director
Supervises: N/A
Classification: Salaried
Status: Exempt

POSITION OVERVIEW: The instructor creates, manages and participates in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. The instructor participates collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and the college and of the collective and individual interests of its staff and student body. The instructor supports and seeks always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the philosophy, mission, values, and vision adopted by the college.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide for the safety of students and co-workers. Always attend to a safety hazard or potential safety hazard immediately. Assume responsibility for the orderliness of the learning environment and in the appropriate and safe use of instructional facilities and equipment.
  • Class preparation: Takes time each day to prepare lesson material. Possess a thorough understanding of course material and follow the lesson plans. Prepare in advance to see that students have sufficient materials and equipment to complete all classes and lab assignments.
  • Instructional training: Implement instructional training techniques in the classroom. Is effective in generating classroom participation through question asking, student presentations and group exercises. Correlate class lessons to shop/lab lessons.
  • Organize, plan and prepare students lab/shop projects and provide effective hands-on training. Ensure materials and/or equipment is ready and available.
  • Student retention: Identifies all "at-risk" students (attendance, academics, and conduct related), and takes a proactive role in assisting "at-risk" students with tutoring, encouragement and working with the Program Director, Student Services Coordinator and Student Retention Specialist to keep them in school.
  • Continuing education: Actively pursues and completes in the field, professional certification (s). Seeks to constantly improve teaching skills and techniques through different personal improvement avenues. Keeps pace with industrial changes within his/her field. Maintains competency and currency in the subject matter of courses taught and in teaching skills. Completes 6 CEUs annually.
  • Student competencies: Organizes, manages and ensures the completion of students competencies for each phase.
  • Attendance: Take roll call twice a schedule, post attendance on the instructor portal every day before midnight.
  • Student documentation: Documented timely and accurately all issues pertaining to the student(s) (i.e. behavior issues, absenteeism, tardiness, unable to perform tasks/skills, lack of participation, or unable to work with others).
  • Classroom management: Maintain an orderly classroom always, and control over students behavior always and does not allow students to disrupt the learning environment.
  • Listen to students and co-workers to resolve conflicts and establish effective communication.
  • Understand, follow and enforce school rules, policies and procedures.
  • Keep the curriculum, performance standards, competencies, lesson plans, and tests current with industry needs.
  • Utilize the competency checking and recording system designed for your program. Maintain and pass on the students competency folders to subsequent instructors. Make folders available for review at any time.
  • Assist in organizing and/or conducting field trips.
  • Supervise lab/classroom clean-up by students.
  • Grading needs to be completed within three workdays.
  • Develops, monitors, and refines the clinical education component of the curriculum.
  • Facilitates quality learning experiences for students during clinical education.
  • Evaluates students' performance, in cooperation with other faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum.
  • Educates students, clinical and academic faculty about clinical education.
  • Selects clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with physical therapy practice.
  • Maximizes available resources for the clinical education program.
  • Provides documented records and assessment of the clinical education component (includes clinical education sites, clinical educators, etc.).
  • Actively engaging core faculty clinical education planning, implementation, and assessment
  • Perform other work-related duties that are assigned.
    EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Masters degree in Physical Therapy.
  • Current PT license from an accredited Physical Therapy program.
  • Minimum 3 years of clinical practice, CI experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of education, management, and adult learning theories and principles.
  • Active in clinical practice, especially as applicable to clinical education.
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and legal insurance coverage on a personal vehicle.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Must possess good presentation skills and the ability to speak in public.
  • Effective communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and advising skills,
  • Current knowledge and skill with computer technology (e.g., word processing, e-mail, database) or proven ability to learn these skills.
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English fluently.
  • Must be customer service oriented.
  • Ability and willingness to comply with school policies and procedures.
  • Ability to evaluate objectively, fairly, and consistently.
  • Creativity and initiative.
  • Ability to correctly use and demonstrate all regular equipment and tools within the subject field.
  • Must have a valid drivers license and minimum legal insurance coverage on a personal vehicle.

    COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Leadership.
  • Time Management.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Presentation Skills.

    Work Environment
    Typical classroom and shop environment.
    Physical Demands
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

    The above Job Description is not intended to be an all-encompassing list of responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this position. It is intended to be a guideline reflecting the principal activities.PI117976056

Keywords: El Paso Trade School Inc, Las Cruces , Physical Therapy Instructor, Education / Teaching , Las Cruces, New Mexico

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