Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Faculity/Program Head

Rappahannock Community College   Warsaw, VA   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on July 27, 2022
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Faculty/Program Head

This position requires an on-campus presence at either the Glenns or Warsaw campuses and/or the New Kent and Kilmarnock off-site locations.

Job Description
Rappahannock Community College (RCC) is a two-year public institution of higher education in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Established in 1971 as a comprehensive community college, RCC serves the residents of Essex, Gloucester, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland counties with quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities.

RCC seeks applicants for a Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) faculty/Program Head who shares RCC's values of integrity, diversity, equity, and inclusion, excellence, access, and learning for life. Faculty member will need to be able to lead students in a variety of venues, including classroom, and laboratory, as well as asynchronous and synchronous online classrooms. This position requires an on-campus presence at either the Glenns or Warsaw campuses and/or the New Kent and Kilmarnock off-site locations.

This position is an immediate nine-month appointment. Excellent benefits package; salary is commensurate with experience. Anticipated hiring range is $60,000 – $75,000.

The general responsibilities of the DMS Faculty/Program Head is the skillful and knowledgeable delivery of DMS program content to include classroom and laboratory teaching, national testing preparatory work and involvement in the placement of students in field experiences. The DMS faculty/program head will be responsible for all aspects of the program, including the management, administration, continuous review and analysis, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the program. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, maintaining up to date knowledge in DMS and trends in community college and DMS education, and teaching using a variety of delivery systems including interactive video, web, video conferencing platforms (Zoom and Microsoft Teams) and other electronic media. Teaching faculty/program head will advise students, adopt textbooks, draft course syllabi in collaboration with colleagues, set up, maintain lab/classroom environments. Works with Dean of Health Sciences to prepare schedules, on-boarding, observation and evaluation of adjunct faculty, orders materials, participates in budget planning, and manages program operational budget. This position reports to the Dean of Health Sciences. RCC is committed to an inclusive, diverse and equitable environment where student and faculty success is promoted.

KSA's/Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in related field and appropriate credentials specific to Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography. This position requires: current unencumbered RDCS certification and 3 years of documented professional experience as a general sonographer, cardiac sonographer, or cardiovascular sonography. Candidates should possess sufficient technology skills to work productively in an organization that utilizes significant information and instructional technology resources. A thorough knowledge of certification through Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) or Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI). Demonstrated expertise in oral and written communication with students and peers, including formal report writing is expected.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's Degree in related field, certification in advanced sonography, experience in teaching and supervising in sonography programs. Knowledge in curriculum development and implementation with teaching experience at the community college level preferred.

A FULLY completed VCCS online employment application, CV, cover letter describing qualifications, and a complete, legible, and updated set of unofficial transcripts are required to be considered for this position. Copies of any licenses and certifications required by this position must also be included. Official transcripts of all college coursework completed are required of the selected candidate. Applications will only be accepted online through the VCCS ATS and must be received on or before August 19, 2022.

Rappahannock Community College intentionally develops its workforce to reflect the diversity of its region. The College maintains a workplace culture which values inclusion and demonstrates respect for all people. Further, Rappahannock Community College is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or genetics. Rappahannock Community College complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every college location.

Additional Information
Satisfactory references and background checks are a condition of employment.

Job seekers with disabilities should contact Human Resources at least five (5) days prior to deadline if special accommodations are needed

The selected candidate's offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation, which may include: fingerprint checks, local agency checks, employment verification, verification of education, credit checks (relevant to employment). Additionally, selected candidates may be required to complete the Commonwealth's Statement of Economic Interest. For more information, please follow this link: http://ethics.dls.virginia.gov/

The Virginia Community College System, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, the VCCS is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.

The VCCS is an EOE and Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Acts (ADA and ADAAA), VCCS will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of access to the application, interviewing and selection processes.

VCCS uses E-Verify to check employee eligibility to work in the United States. You will be required to complete an I-9 form and provide documentation of your identity for employment purposes.