Diagnostic Medical Sonography Director of Clinical Education - FT in Dallas, TX at Concorde Career Colleges

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Director of Clinical Education ensures the availability of clinical sites for the educational experience of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography students.  It is the responsibility of the Director of Clinical Education to prepare the students for their clinical experience with lab practice, classroom lectures and scheduling of physicals, background checks and/or drug testing required for clinical placement.

The Concentration Coordinator assists the Program Director in all administrative areas related to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program including curriculum development, accreditation activities and instruction when the Program Director does not possess the appropriate credential.

All Concorde associates are required to display professionalism and uphold Concorde’s Mission and the core values of respect for the individual, integrity, teamwork, customer service, and achievement.


  • Able to initiate, administer, assess, and document clinical education programs
  • Secure new clinical affiliation agreements (contracts) as required by the program
  • Maintain affiliation agreements and ensure timely renewals of expiring contracts
  • Develop, monitor, and refine the clinical education component of the curriculum
  • Coordinate clinical education with didactic education as assigned by the program director and schedule students in appropriate clinical rotations
  • Evaluate and ensure the appropriateness/effectiveness of all clinical education affiliates
  • Ensure proper and complete documentation of all visits to clinical sites
  • Visit clinical affiliates at regular intervals to ensure that students meet clinical objectives and ensure that all requirements for clinical education in the program are met by every student
  • Review and maintain students’ records related to immunizations, background checks and drug testing to assure compliance with Concorde and individual affiliate requirements prior to placing students at clinical sites
  • Serve as Instructor of Record or assist with instruction in didactic/laboratory courses as assigned and within accreditor guidelines
  • Provide support and supervision to ensure programmatic and institutional completion, licensure, and placement outcomes are met
  • Orient and train clinical instructors and/or preceptors at clinical sites
  • Maintain supervisory responsibility of all students attending a clinical site
  • Advise, coach, and mentor students as appropriate and necessary
  • Be available in person, by phone or other methods of communication to solve problems as they arise at any time a student is in clinic
  • Ensure that clinical documentation is complete, accurate and maintained securely as directed by the Program Director
  • Assist with all requirements of programmatic and institutional accreditors including advisory committee meetings, scheduled and unannounced visits, annual reports, self-studies, and responses
  • Assist with performance feedback, including formal classroom observations, for instructional faculty as appropriate and be open to coaching from the Program Director or Academic Dean
  • Strong focus on community involvement.  Participation in local/national societies if requested.
  • Attend all program graduation ceremonies
  • Must work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director


The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Director Clinical Education is responsible for the supervision of the students in his/her classroom and the students at the clinical sites/laboratory.  The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for scheduling and supervising the clinical instructors so that the clinical students are all seen as required by the program.  In the absence of the Program Director, the Director of Clinical Education assumes the Program Director’s duties and responsibilities.

The clinical coordinator(s) must be responsible for coordinating clinical education with didactic education as assigned by the program director.   The clinical coordinator must evaluate and ensure the effectiveness of the clinical affiliate/clinical education centers.  The clinical coordinator's responsibilities must include coordination, instruction, and evaluation.  The responsibilities of the clinical coordinator must not be adversely affected by educationally unrelated functions. (JRC-DMS)

The clinical coordinator should document experience as a clinical or didactic instructor in a general sonography, cardiac sonography, pediatric sonography and/or vascular technology program.  The instructor experience may have been attained concurrently with the professional experience requirement. (JRC-DMS)

  • Minimum of an Associate degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ACCSC)
  • Must have four years of related practical work experience in the subject area(s) taught (ACCSC)
  • Must possess a minimum of two years full-time experience as a registered sonographer in the professional sonography field with experience as a general sonographer, cardiac sonographer, pediatric cardiac sonographer and/or vascular technologist. (JRC-DMS)
  • Must possess appropriate credential(s) specific to the concentrations offered. (JRC-DMS) Minimum credentials of ARDMS or ARRT
  • Must have experience in ABD, OB/GYN, and or general sonography
  • Proficiency in curriculum development, teaching methodology, supervision, instruction, evaluation, and guidance
  • Preferred experience with educating students in a clinical setting
  • Must have strong communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving, and counseling skills
  • Current knowledge and skill in the use of information and computer technology (word processing, email, database) or proven ability to learn these skills
  • Ability to travel as needed