Cardiovascular Technology- Adjunct Faculty

  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Rapids, MI, USA
  • Jun 08, 2024
Part time / Adjunct Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Cardiovascular Technology- Adjunct Faculty

Cardiovascular Technology- Adjunct Faculty


Job ID: 1685


June 5, 2024


Department: Employee Group: Adjunct Faculty


Schedule: Part-time


Compensation: Consistent with Faculty Association contract


Reports to: Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences


Posting Closes: Open until filled




GRCC is seeking faculty who possess an interest in working with diverse student populations from a wide range of ages, ethnicities, national origins, and abilities; engage in and develop innovative teaching strategies; effectively assess student learning outcomes; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development; and provide service to our students, the college, and our community at large. Note: this adjunct position will teach asynchronously online.


Faculty members are responsible to GRCC and to each other for the successful completion of departmental work as well as work associated with the School of Health Sciences and GRCC as a whole. In addition to the major position responsibilities, it is expected that faculty demonstrate outstanding communication skills, collaborate effectively, use personal initiative to overcome obstacles, and work efficiently to meet deadlines. In an environment where innovation is valued, each faculty member will take responsibility to perform their work in a manner consistent with both the letter and the spirit of GRCC values.


Only adjunct faculty living in the state of Michigan can teach in person and virtual classes for GRCC.




Major responsibilities:


Provide instruction and support to students in preparation for a career as a Cardiovascular Technologist (CVT) and for the board examination to become a Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist (RCIS) after completion of the program. This position requires a high degree of knowledge and experience working in the interventional cardiac catheterization lab, a high degree of professionalism while working with students, the public, clinical partners, faculty, and staff.


Ability to explain cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional procedures and equipment clearly and answer questions from students related to these topics.


Respond to student inquiries via email about course topics, schedule, and alternative information for understanding subject matter.


Construct assignments and administer quizzes and exams through Canvas Learning Management System.



  • Organization and demonstration of in person lab instruction of sterility measures, PPE, and introduction to diagnostic procedures and equipment.


  • Use of web based programs, such as Google Docs, Google Slides, YouTube, etc. for creating course content.


  • Create and consistently update PowerPoint slides for lectures based on course material.


  • Record lectures using in-browser technology powered by Panopto.


  • Contribute to a positive and professional work environment, by presenting a positive and professional image


  • Project a professional image including punctuality, dependability, completing work on time and maintain a good attendance record.


  • Excellent organizational skills


  • Willingness and ability to learn college-wide systems such as; Gmail, Google docs, Canvas, and alternative educational technology tools used in the virtual classroom.


  • Performs other related duties as assigned.




Education Credentials



  • Graduation from a Cardiovascular Technologist degree program required. Bachelor's degree or higher in a health related field preferred.


  • RCIS and/or ARRT certification required.


Work Experience



  • Minimum 2 years experience working in an interventional catheterization lab setting.


  • Experience communicating and working effectively with a diverse population is preferred.


  • Experience in training students and/or staff in a clinical setting preferred.


  • Experience with an online learning environment is preferred.


  • Demonstrated computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office and Google.


Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities



  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality (develop an understanding of FERPA and abide by HIPAA laws and requirements)


  • Ability to communicate with students, clinical partners, staff, and faculty by phone, in person, electronically and through written correspondence.


  • Ability to communicate and work harmoniously with all members of the department and campus.


  • Ability to perform responsibilities with minimum supervision. Must have excellent proofreading skills and an aptitude for detailed work.


  • Must have good verbal and written skills.


Physical Demands


Demonstrate and assist/support students with:



  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds


  • Ability to sit/rise repeatedly.


  • Ability to work on a computer for multiple hours at a time.


  • Ability to stand for extended periods (3-4 hours).


Mental Demands



  • Ability to handle stressful or increased pressure situations in a professional manner.


  • Possess mature judgment.


Working Conditions



  • Ability to work in an online environment.


  • Ability to work in a classroom and in person lab setting utilizing cardiovascular equipment and computer technology.


  • GRCC will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Compliance information is available on our policies website.




GRCC is only accepting online applications for this position at Submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and three professional reference letters. The opportunity to apply for this position will close at the end of the day on the close date referenced at the top of this job posting. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists prior to employment with Grand Rapids Community College. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.




Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.


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