The purpose of the Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator is to ensure appropriate educational clinical experiences for the surgical technology students and availability of sufficient clinical slots/sites. It is the responsibility of the Clinical Coordinator to prepare the students for their clinical experience with lab practice, classroom lectures and scheduling of physicals and clinical orientation for clinical placement.
1. Scheduling/Coordination of student clinical hours and assignments.
2. Scheduling of clinical instructors at clinical sites.
3. Bi-weekly verification that students have met their clinical objectives.
4. Maintenance of documented quarterly communications with all clinical affiliates, via clinical preplanning package, to relay important clinical information, (i.e.: upcoming schedule of clinical assignments, schedule changes, testing, documentation, etc).
5. Assist with pre-clinical skills assessment, regular classroom and other instructional assignments.
6. Identify and secure new clinical affiliates as required by the program. Maintain existing clinical affiliate sites and slots available for clinical instruction at each site.
7. Inventory, procure equipment/supplies, and assure readiness of the clinical laboratory. Report all broken, defective or needed equipment to Program Director and the Academic Dean immediately and suggest remedy.
8. Documented visits to all clinical sites on a regularly scheduled basis as approved by the Program Director.
9. Audits of student bi-weekly clinical evaluation forms to assure current and accurate records.
10. Scoring of student's oral examinations and case presentations.
11. Attend selected local ST educational meetings and other appropriate Surgical Professional Society functions when not conflicting with school duties.
12. Participate in all program graduation and pinning ceremonies.
13. Processing of students’ physical examination reports to assure compliance.
14. Solve clinical problems as they arise.
15. Assist the Program Director with any assigned projects. Anticipate potential problems, plan and implement interventions to address each problem effectively.
16. Demonstrate effective communications employing verbal, written, and electronic modalities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
The Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator must have knowledge of the surgical technology field and the clinical application of the classroom knowledge. The Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator must have problem solving skills with critical thinking as a major component of his/her ability. Organization and time management skills are required. The knowledge of and skill with computer applications have become an essential component of performing the duties required of the Surgical Technology Clinical Coordinator.
1. Must be designated a CST or CST/CFA.
2. Two years experience as an educator in an ARC-ST approved faculty.
3. Minimum of four years clinical experience in Surgical Technology.
4. Minimum of a diploma or associates degree in Surgical Technology.
5. Must be a graduate from a CAAHEP accredited school of Surgical Technology.