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Surgical Technology Program Director



The Surgical Technology Program Director is responsible for the implementation and oversight of academic and clinical quality for the Surgical Technology Program in concert with the Administrative Leadership Team. The ST Program Director will use evidence based clinical, educational and quality approaches to provide leadership in improving and achieving program outcomes. This position provides support for faculty at RGCOHC and provides leadership oversight in selecting and advising students, for curriculum development and program revisions, program evaluations, teaching in the classroom and clinical setting, evaluation of student achievement, and other matters as assigned in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the school.

STATUS: Full Time

LOCATION: RGH College of Health Careers

DEPARTMENT: Surgical Technology Program

SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday


  • Master’s degree in Education, Healthcare or related field from a regionally accredited institution is preferred
  • Knowledge of adult learning and pedagogical theories related to the use of teaching effectiveness, and assessment of learning
  • Ability to plan, organize, and assess educational programs and initiatives
  • Effective training and facilitation skills
  • Ability to both effectively lead and participate in collaborative teams
  • Ability to communicate effectively—interpersonally, orally, and in writing to engage others

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelors of Science in Education, Healthcare or related field is required from an accredited institution
• 5+ years of experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past ten years

Required Licensure/Certification:
• Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credentialed by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
• Current healthcare provider CPR certification


• Provides leadership for the Surgical Technology (ST) program
• Works with the Administrative Leadership to facilitate appropriate program development, implementation, evaluation and assessment
• Ensures systematic review of ST program to ensure quality and current course content, best practice and achievement of regulatory standards
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Serves on committees as assigned

Personnel Duties
• Participates in interviewing and makes recommendations for hiring of faculty
• Arranges for coverage of classes during absences and emergency leaves
• Promotes rapport within the department, College, and community
• Posts and keeps office hours per week that are convenient to students who seek assistance with counseling, academic advising, coursework or other school matters
• Models professional behavior and standards of practice while in the workplace
• Functions as a change agent and leader by promoting innovative practices in educational environments
• Participates in professional development opportunities that increase one’s effectiveness in the role
• Participates in continuing education hours annually

• Participates in budget planning process
• Attends and participates in faculty meetings
• Participates in accreditation reviews and reports
• Participates in further developing the ST program, evaluating and revising student policies, organizational framework and revising curricular
• Participates in recruitment, orientation, and coordination of students and faculty
• Participates in the orientation and advisement of students

Committee/Meeting Responsibilities
• Attends and participates in program committees
• Serves as a member of the assigned institutional committees

• Oversee syllabi, including all course requirements and assignments, for all students
• Submits suggestions for changes in syllabi, course or program to the Curriculum Co-Chairs
• Designs and implements new curriculum
• Participates in the evaluation of curriculum
• Ensures curricula reflects institutional philosophy, mission, current healthcare trends and community needs

• Participates in the evaluation of faculty
• Reviews student evaluation summaries of assigned courses and utilize the feedback for planning and implementing future courses
• Participates in program planning in response to student/program evaluation feedback and employer satisfaction surveys

Community Relations Duties
• Participate as assigned on program specific advisory boards or community events involving the major stakeholders served by the college
• Participates in publicizing and disseminating information about the program

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: S - Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PAY RANGE: $75,000.00 - $100,000.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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