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PE January 9, 2024 – March 19, 2024*

July 9, 2024 – September 17, 2024

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MSKS January 24, 2024 – April 4, 2024

July 23, 2024 – October 1, 2024

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FE December 12, 2023 – February 20, 2024

June 4, 2024 – August 13, 2024

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PS December 19, 2023 – February 27, 2024

June 18, 2024 – August 27, 2024

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MW ​April 9, 2024 – June 18, 2024 Apply Now At Home or At a Testing Center
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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professor / Clinical Director, Tenure-Track or Full-time Temporary | Tacoma Community College


Tacoma, Washington, We are thrilled to relaunch our revitalized Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program in 2025! We've been hard at work enhancing the curriculum which will introduce cutting-edge techniques as well as the latest advancements in healthcare and sonography.  But that’s not all!  In addition to our revamped curriculum, we're thrilled with our new, state-of-the-art technology that will elevate our student’s learning experience through modernized equipment and software, ensuring they are prepared for the challenges of the ever-changing healthcare landscape. We’re looking for industry-leading experts who are passionate about shaping the future of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to make a lasting, generational change to healthcare and the sonography field. Apply now and join us as we redefine excellence in healthcare education! ” Position Summary:   Tacoma Community College seeks an innovative, student-centered tenure-track  OR  full-time temporary professor to join our Healthcare pathway. The Diagnostic Sonography Professor/Clinical Director is responsible for developing, preparing and teaching a range of courses in classroom, skills lab, and field settings. Duties also include clinical coordination and serving as a liaison between clinical sites and the program.   Our Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program is an integral part of the Healthcare Pathway at TCC's main campus. As a valued member of our team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate closely with students, faculty, and staff, fostering strong connections within our healthcare community. This position reports directly to the Dean of Healthcare and offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the future of healthcare education. If you're passionate about making a difference and ready to embark on a fulfilling journey with us, we encourage you to apply. Full-Time Faculty – The primary responsibility of teaching faculty is student teaching and learning. To fulfill this responsibility, teaching faculty will: Essential Functions:   Prepare and teach Associate-level curriculum relating to diagnostic medical sonography – didactic and laboratory instruction. Collaborate with program faculty and staff on curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research and integrating new and innovative approaches to instruction.  Develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of learners in in-person classroom, lab and clinical environment as well as virtual and asynchronous classrooms. Employ innovative and inclusive teaching methods to engage a diverse student population. Identifies equipment needs and advocates for a current teaching lab environment. Foster a positive and supportive learning environment that encourages student success. Collaborate with an advisory committee of community partners to keep curriculum relevant to local industry.  Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback using program criteria and expectations.  Maintain regular office hours according to the current CBA to support and improve student retention and success.  Utilize learning management systems (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.) and other learning technology to elevate teaching and learning. Develop and foster community partnerships. Work with local employers and students to facilitate internships.  Support division/department goals.  Actively participate in departmental responsibilities to include curriculum review, program development, and faculty meetings. Serve on college committees and participate in college governance.  Participate in the college’s professional development and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion events and training.  Participate in department, division and college outreach activities. Participate in the recruitment and retention of diagnostic medical sonography students, particularly historically under-represented groups, such as black, brown, and female students. In collaboration with Program Director, assures compliance with accreditation standards and maintains communications with accrediting bodies ensures accreditation standards. Meets institutional accreditation standards for areas of instructional responsibility and participate in and support overall college accreditation processes.     Qualifications Minimum Qualifications and Experience:   Graduate of an accredited diagnostic medical sonography educational program.  Associate degree in diagnostic medical sonography or related imaging field. 3 years recent clinical experience as a sonographer. Ability to meet State of Washington vocational certification requirements.  Current BLS or Healthcare CPR certification, CPR/AED certification. Preferred Qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field. Full-time teaching experience in a diagnostic medical sonography program, including clinical coordination and curriculum development. Experience in the development and implementation of diagnostic medical sonography curriculum. Experience in participating in or leading a JRC-DMS accreditation processes. Hold credentialing as a Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT), Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS), or Advanced Practice Sonographer (APS).  Conditions of Employment Successfully complete a criminal history background check prior to employment. Duties of the position require the following knowledge, skills and abilities or the willingness to learn them: Ability to inspire, motivate, teach and mentor students in the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Strong commitment to the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Knowledge and experience in a wide variety of health care settings and facilities.  A high level of technology and application skills in the teaching and/or health care field. Strong critical-thinking, and problem-solving skills. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, staff and external community partners in both online and face to face environments. Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural awareness, and sensitivity in the workplace.  Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment. Cultural self-awareness and cultural sensitivity to diverse populations of students and colleagues Success in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships within a diverse environment. Ability to effectively respond to the broad-ranging needs of a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Experience with dynamic, interactive delivery methods of teaching students with widely varying levels of proficiency and with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles. Willingness to using contemporary teaching techniques such as collaborative, inquiry-based, active, and experiential learning, integrative learning communities, and individual and group student projects Ethical decision-making ability and sound professional judgment. Dedication to group problem-solving and collaboration. Who We Are Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup and Squaxin Island Tribes. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to Reservations to make way for colonizers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup and Squaxin Island people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of our community. Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local black-owned businesses.  In addition, we strongly support the Stop Asian Hate movement and have an active Asian Pacific Islander Student Club as well as an Asian and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Coalition. TCC is committed to developing more culturally responsive curricula by infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives, experiences, and contributions of Native, Black, Asian, and other marginalized communities. We continually strive to become an anti-racist institution.     To grow our workforce, we are seeking creative, collaborative faculty who are reflective of the diverse community we serve. Tacoma Community College is a public Associate- and Bachelor’s-granting institution that serves a student-body of approximately 12,000 students.  Our students are 27% students of color, 60% female, and have a median age of 26.  We embrace our identity as a  community  college.   Our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion, and community success.   According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty.     We are specifically focusing on improved support for traditionally marginalized populations, including Black/African- American, Indigenous, People of Color, Dreamers, justice-involved, immigrants and refugees, Veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, TCC seeks applicants who: Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching Welcome difference and model respectful interaction with others Recognize and honor the important role that diversity brings to an educational community Have experience teaching or doing research in Native/Indigenous communities. Are committed to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population Are committed to teaching in a community college setting Care deeply about student success  Intentionally support and promote efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion Honor TCC’s mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities Reflect the diversity of our community This is a full-time tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement ( Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ).

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More clinicians need more education on HCC surveillance tools


Research published in JAMA Network Open showed that clinicians who had greater knowledge of hepatocellular carcinoma also had lower likelihood of reporting barriers to HCC surveillance. "These findings highlighted that in addition to targeted education, parallel health system-level interventions must be pursued to address the barriers to the availability of resources and infrastructure needed to ensure close monitoring of patients with cirrhosis," the researchers said. AuntMinnie (free registration) (5/14)