Health Sciences Teacher
Colorado Early Colleges Mission Statement: All students, regardless of background or skill level, will have the opportunity to pursue a growth mindset that will allow them to achieve mastery and to demonstrate they can succeed in school, in college, and in their chosen career. No exceptions. No excuses.
Health Sciences Teacher
Supervisor’s Title: Academic Dean
Under the general supervision of the Academic Dean, to develop students' skills and competence for the 2020-2021 school year to teach Patient Care Technician and Medical Assistant curriculum.
- Teaches knowledge and skills in fields of Medical Sciences, Anatomy and Physiology .
- Promotes critical and creative thinking and analysis in all related subject areas.
- Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
- Develops lesson plans and instructional materials for subject area, and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
- Designs learning activities to demonstrate the application of medical science to everyday life
- Instructs students in the proper use and care of equipment.
- Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
- Maintains familiarity with CEC and Colorado State standardized tests for the purpose of adapting curriculum to maximize student achievement on such tests.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
- Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
- Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
- Ensures that student conduct conforms to the school's standards and policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
- Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees. Selects and requisitions appropriate books, instructional aids and other supplies and equipment, maintains inventory records, and ensures equipment is in good working order.
- Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Academic Dean and other administrators.
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.
- Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
- Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiated instruction based upon student learning styles.
- Knowledge of a wide range of medical sciences subject areas.
- Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
- Ability to organize and coordinate work.
- Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
- Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
- Works in standard office and school building environments.
Note: Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
- Colorado State Certification as a Medical Sciences Teacher preferred
- Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
- Successful prior teaching experience for the appropriate grade level preferred.
- Science teacher teaching Anatomy and Physiology OR have worked in the medical field at least 4000 hours.
- Work as a part of the Science / CTE/ Medical Sciences team-teaching Patient Care Technician and Medical Assistant curriculum.
- Help organize & attend advisory CTE committee meetings twice per year
- Prepare students to be college and career ready
- Participate in CTE Professional Development
- Serve as HOSA Advisor
- Work collaboratively w/ Science Instructors to integrate Anatomy & Physiology curriculum & standards
- Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement and adheres to departmental standards and policies.
- Registered / Certified Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician CNN Licensed Vocational Nurse preferred but not required.
- Two (2) years (4,000 hours) or equivalent, professional clinical experience
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
- Teaching experience preferred but not essential
- Must be able to obtain Career Technical Education Endorsement in Science Integration or Health Sciences pathway. http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeprof/cte_generalinfo#10