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Respiratory Therapy Instructor

Catawba Valley Community College

Job Description


This is a full time, 9-month position shared between Catawba Valley Community College and Gaston College, with teaching assignment on the Dallas Campus of Gaston College

Examples of Duties

Provides classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical instruction to students.
 Prepares for each learning experience; prepares, maintains, and updates lesson plans; develops and prepares methods to evaluate student performance; prepares laboratory to provide demonstrations and hands-on experience as appropriate; orders supplemental materials to enhance textbook lessons as appropriate.
 Meets classes/labs/clinical at scheduled times.
 Develops and prepares tests to evaluate student performance; proctors tests; grades and records individual scores.  Evaluates student performance in laboratory/clinical when applicable.
 Serves as academic advisor and counselor, assists in registration of students and maintains advisee files, provides individual assistance to students outside of classroom as appropriate.
 Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and/or courses.
 Regularly attends faculty meetings, staff meetings, and graduation ceremonies as required.
 Maintains accurate records of student attendance and performance; maintains various records and databases according to program needs or accreditation requirements, and submits records according to policy.
 Maintains current knowledge in the appropriate academic fields; participates in staff development programs, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education programs as appropriate. (Minimum of 30 hours per year.)
 Assists with and carries out, as required, the implementation of policies and procedures related to the instructional area.
 Communicates clearly, concisely, and in a caring manner with students.

 Participates on standing, ad hoc, or other institutional committees and activities as required.
 Participates, as required, in the development and operation of program advisory committees.
 Assesses the relevancy and impact of various lessons; revises and improves lessons format; evaluates a variety of textbooks, films, and videos; selects books and other materials to be used for assigned instructional classes.
 Demonstrates competence regarding the handling of hazardous substances; trains students in the safe handling of hazardous substances or equipment, where applicable.
 Selects, recommends, and maintains a variety of laboratory equipment, tools, and supplies where applicable.
 Maintains classroom/laboratory/shop area to include overall cleanliness and conformance to OSHA requirements where applicable.
 Participates in the budget process as requested.
 Participates in the orientation of new part-time and full-time faculty as requested.
 Maintains required office hours according to established policies.
 Develops/maintains personal contacts with business and industry as appropriate.
 Serves as an effective liaison between college programs and clinical agencies as appropriate.
 Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies, as assigned.
 Interacts with colleagues and students in a collegial and professional manner.
 Performs back-up instructional activities for other instructors as appropriate.
 Participates in recruitment of students and/or promotion of college programs as appropriate for the teaching area.
 Participates in a variety of student related administrative activities including reviewing admission requirements, program evaluation, student progress, and qualifications for graduation.


Must hold at least a baccalaureate degree in respiratory care or a related healthcare field from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
 The Faculty member must:
 a) hold a valid RRT credential and current state license;

 b) have a minimum of four (4) years' experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with at least two (2) years in clinical respiratory care;
 c) have a minimum of two (2) years' experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor.

Supplemental Information

Physical Conditions:
 Classroom environment; work closely with others; may be exposed to hazardous laboratory substances.
 Frequent walking, standing, and sitting for prolonged periods of time.
 Frequent communications, verbal and written.
 Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
 Supplemental Information:
 Job descriptions are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class; they are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
 All advertised positions are contingent upon funding.
 All employees are paid by direct deposit.
 Copies of all unofficial degree transcripts, including coursework completed and degree conferred, must be provided during the on-line application process.  Official transcripts are required to be forwarded to the CVCC Personnel Office upon hire.


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