Respiratory Therapy Director of Clinical Education in Kansas City, MO at Concorde Career Colleges

Date Posted: 5/30/2023

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Job Description


The Respiratory Therapy Director of Clinical Education ensures the availability of clinical sites for the educational experience of the Respiratory Therapy 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.  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.


  • 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 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
  • Orient and train clinical instructors and/or preceptors at clinical sites
  • Visit clinical affiliates at regular intervals to ensure that students meet clinical objectives
  • Function as Instructor of Record for all clinical courses
  • Maintain supervisory responsibility of all students attending a clinical site
  • Serve as Instructor of Record or assist with instruction in didactic/laboratory courses as assigned and within accreditor guidelines
  • Ensure proper and complete documentation of all visits to clinical sites
  • Strong focus on community involvement.  Participation in local/national societies if requested.
  • Attend all program graduation ceremonies
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director


The Respiratory Therapy Director of Clinical Education is responsible for the supervision of the students in his/her classroom and the students at the clinical sites/laboratory.  The Respiratory Therapy 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.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Must have a minimum of an Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy

  • Must have 4 years related experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, with 2 years in clinical respiratory care and 2 years as a faculty member of an accredited RT program or as a clinical preceptor

  • Must have RRT credential and current state license