Responsible for all aspects of the program, including the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the program.
In general terms, the most important of these responsibilities is to ensure the academic quality, integrity, and viability of the department in all aspects, including faculty, curricula, budget planning, and students' learning.
A more detailed description of these duties includes the following: Personnel Recruitment, recommend for appointment and reappointment, orient, and mentor faculty Ensure faculty compliance with orientation requirements
Conduct an annual observation and written evaluation of onsite faculty
Ensure student evaluations are conducted for and reviewed by faculty
Schedule quarterly teaching assignments in collaboration with the Dean, Allied Health assuring faculty credentials are appropriate to the courses being taught
Provide and monitor discipline-specific professional development activities
Ensure faculty compliance with grading and other reporting requirements
Follow up with faculty who do not comply with policies and procedures Coordinate with faculty and staff all ACCSC and CAAHEP regulations and updates to maintain compliance.
Performed various surgical procedures with students as needed for training
Procure and set up clinical rotations for surgical technologists in operating rooms throughout eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Contract administration with each clinical site, as well as insurance policy placement.
Coordinate the medical files for up to 120 students including, childhood immunization, Hep B surface antibodies, PPD's and so on.
Place each student at their clinical site and weekly visit the site to check student progress.
Evaluate students via clinical evaluation sheets.
Teach all aspects of Surgical Technology in a classroom setting.
US Clinical Director of Sales for Israeli based manufacturer of orthopedic blood free surgical devices, as well as surgical instrumentation.
Conduct national training orientation to teach the features and benefits of the products from a clinician's perspective; anatomy and physiology as it applies to uses and contra-indications of products;
Sales-force training on sales techniques that facilitate effective and faster clinical evaluations and subsequently produce quicker review by various fiscal and clinical committees.
Highly involved in numerous national level clinical product evaluations in the operating room to provide surgical technique and asepsis to new staff and to help validate claims of salesmen and company officers.
Analyzed customer and territory sales trends and submitted annual territory marketing plan
Planned territory sales activities to ensure that monthly and annual sales goals were exceeded
Maintained regular contact with existing customers to strengthen relationships and ensure satisfaction with products and services offered
Successfully developed and implemented creative marketing strategies aimed at expanding and growing core business as well as converting competitive business effectively utilized key customer relationships to expand market share
Coordinated with the Transplant Intake Center to determine if donors were fit for recovery and determined the highest probability of implant from the national transplant database.
Travelled on-site to donor hospitals to facilitate preparation of the OR with the assistance of the nursing supervisor for that institution.
Performed chart review to ensure accurate donor medical information, signed consent by the next of kin, and the appropriate tissue was properly consented.
Surgically recovered tissue from the donor in a sterile and aseptic manner, labeled the tissue for the proper destination, properly packed in ice, and shipped out with correct paperwork and medical chart to the recipient's transplant surgeon to review prior to procedure.
Managed SPD staff of seven employees including sterile processing to scrub techs
Liaison between physician, surgical staff and vendors for the procurement and use of OR technology
Supervised continuing education for staff via in-services, workshops and seminars
Coordinated distribution and reordering of all OR supplies and instruments
Negotiated contracts and pricing for all OR related equipment with medical industry representatives
Participated in several key hospital administrative committees such as "Product Evaluation" and "Surgical Improvement".
Scrubbed and assisted in all disciplines of surgery including general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, trauma surgery, neuro surgery and vascular surgery.
Assisted the surgeon by chart review, positioning, prepping and draping the patient, visualization through retraction, blunt and sharp dissection, hemostasis, suturing, tying, closing and dressing the wound, accompanying the patient to PACU.
Managed a staff of five to facilitate the decontamination, reprocessing, and distribution of sterile supplies throughout the hospital which included the ER, labor and delivery, and the OR departments.
In charge of all materials management duties for the operating room to facilitate the purchase of all sterile and non-sterile supplies including reusable and disposable items.
Negotiated contracts and pricing for all OR related equipment with medical industry representatives.
Forecasted and controlled the entire operating room budget including capital purchases.
Served various agencies fulfilling the surgical technologist role in hospitals including:
University of Pennsylvania Hospital,
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia,
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
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