Lab Sciences - Education Coordinator - School of Health Professions

Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
October 01 2021
Ref
143602
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The School of Health Professions is committed to the education of health care professionals, through formal academic programs that award institutional certificates and degrees in health sciences. SHP provides an academic and clinical education in a broad spectrum of degrees that can only be found at a major medical care and academic research center such as MD Anderson.
The Education Coordinator will provide student laboratory and didactic training and mentoring in the junior year curriculum for the clinical lab medicine programs.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Key Functions

  • Responsible for the daily operations of the Junior Year affiliated laboratories.
  • Develop and instruct in the didactic and laboratory courses work of the clinical laboratory science based programs within the School of Health Professions.
  • Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus.
  • Develop and maintain the lab experience curricula to coincide with national guidelines.
  • Participate in programmatic and regional accreditation activities.
  • Participate in continued evaluation of the program within their discipline/s.
  • Participate in science education outreach activities and programs.

Administrative Duties as Education Coordinator may include the following:
  • Participates in the student recruitment, selection and admission process. Assists in the preparation for and maintenance of program accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
  • Supervise, develop, and instruct in the core curriculum courses in the School of Health Professions.
  • Assist in the development and operation of the program by participating in the formulation of program, lab, and clinical policies and procedures.
  • Serves as resource and mentor for students and staff in the clinical area as assigned by the Program Director.
  • Communicates effectively with staff, peers, director, and external and internal customers. Serves as an extension of the Junior Year Coordinator.
  • Assign grades for all students completing the clincal core components of the program based on clinical input as assigned by the Junior Coordinator.
  • Ensure all students are following the guidelines of the student handbook and address issues which may arise as assigned by the Program Director.
  • Track students' attendance and performance, including ensuring completion of core course work and lab work, perform regular updates of evaluation records as assigned by the Program Director.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Wearing Protective Equipment
Exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and/or tissue
Hazardous Chemicals and Materials
Sedentary Environment

Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Frequency

Weight

Sitting
Carrying
Walking
Standing
Carrying
Carrying
Keyboarding
Lifting
Pushing/Pulling
Pushing/Pulling
Pushing/Pulling

Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Frequent 34-66%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%
Occasionally 11-33%

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5-10 lbs
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10-20 lbs
50+ lbs
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10-20 lbs
5-10 lbs
50+ lbs
20-50 lbs

COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Attention to detail
Written Communication
Reading Skills/Comprehension
Analytical Ability
Appropriate Behavior
Comprehending
Critical Thinking
Following Instructions
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Eye/Hand Coordination
Interpersonal Skills
Mathematical Skills/Reasoning
Memorizing/Remembering
Multitasking
Oral Communication
Organizing
Working Alone
Problem Solving
Responding in emergency situations
Selective Attention

Education
Required:
Bachelor's degree.
Preferred: Master's or Doctorate (Academic)

Certification: Either, MB(ASCP), MLS(ASCP), CT(ASCP), CG(ASCP), HTL(ASCP)

Experience
Required:
Three years of relevant experience. May substitute additional experience for required education on a one to one basis.
Preferred: Five years of relevant experience (education, clinical, research). Abilities to instruct in the areas of Lab Math, Basic and Molecular Lab Skills, Quality in Healthcare, Research Methods, Pathology of Body Fluids and Clinical Immunology are desired.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html