The Education Coordinator works within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and assists the Program Director with the Certificate, Associate Degree Program and the Pathologist’s Assistant Program. The Histotechnology Program (HTP) offers its non-traditional training program in Histotechnology to meet health care manpower needs nationally and internationally.
The HTP has multiple levels of learners in multiple facilities including clinical, research, and veterinary laboratories. The program administers University based theory synchronously and asynchronously while practical experience is gained in the students histopathology laboratories as on-the-job clinical experience in all aspects of histotechnique.
The Pathologist’s Assistant Program is a master’s degree program, preparing students for positions as advanced providers in pathology.
This position will: organize and assist in student recruitment; work with and be a member of the admissions committee, assuring students are admitted and the program is current with licensing and accrediting agencies; assist the Program Director in the supervision and instruction of both academic and clinical phases of the education programs; translate course material for online access; manage teaching materials for online learning environments and clinical instruction to include didactic material as well as histotechnology technical skills; grade technical product and didactic material; maintain instructional records; evaluate courses; provide professional development activities for students and current Histotechnologist; and program development
• Histotechnology Certificate Program: Provide vision, leadership and direction for the development growth and sustainability of the Histotechnology Program.
• Manage the day-to-day operations of the program that include an average of 60+ students. Implement and manage curriculum and teaching materials for online and clinical learning environments.
• Evaluate and maintain course syllabi and Program Student Handbook, as well as provide appropriate documents for students.
• Teach course content for the HTP to align with the course and program level outcomes using the assessment measures defined by the Program Director.
• Foster the online classroom environment in a way that maintains respect for various learning styles, diversity among students and focuses on student learning and equity. • Ensure that teaching strategies include active student engagement, timely and consistent feedback and accurate up-to-date record keeping. Grade didactic and technical product pertaining to the histologic theory and procedures. Serve as a direct resource to the Program Director for numerous remote clinical sites and Clinical Education Supervisors.
• Transfer course material for online access and enter into various software applications such as: StudyMate by Respondus, Canvas, Zoom, Kaltura; record, edit, and upload demonstration videos of safety, instrumentation, microtomy, cryotomy, and general lab procedures; and organize the digital microscopic images for a virtual slide box.
• Development for all associated Programs – Explore and assessing appropriate instructional technology to enhance student-learning outcomes and promote student retention and progression. Engage collaboratively with the Program Director in assessing relevant course and program data, determining how courses and program can improve, then implementing and evaluating the result changes. Assist and encourage the student in accomplishment of training and academic goals. Encourage students to be active members of state and national professional histotechnology societies. Participate in activities necessary to maintain program accreditation from NAACLS. Provides leadership and collaboration in the development, implementation and assessment of the office’s marketing plan to prospective students.
• Pathologist’s Assistant Program Technical Training and Lab Management – Follow the program curriculum and standards in the student’s technical training (perform, demonstrate, and advise on tasks such as: reagent preparation, tissue processing, embedding, microtomy, routine and special staining). Ensure necessary supplies are available for student practicum assignments. Complete the required forms and evaluation tools for students. Coordinate web-conference time and location for the student. Proctors exams. Identifies additional training sites for phases of experience outside the histology lab and assures attendance for that training. Collaborates with Program Director to facilitate tours of the Histology lab for various Medical School students and/or faculty and staff.
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Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Science, plus 2 years histology experience, plus HT (ASCP) or HTL (ASCP) certified.
Must have knowledge of all areas of histotechnology such as: Cutting of frozen sections, cutting biopsies, routine staining and a variety of special staining procedures. Excellent communication skills, detail oriented, work as a team member, and utilize intermediate computer applications: email, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access. Typing and answering phones, copy/fax/scan.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience
The educational program in histotechnology is offered through the Indiana University School of Medicine and functions as a cooperative effort between IUSM and qualifying histology laboratories around the Unites States. Courses are taught via distance education to students in qualifying histology laboratories. As of fall 2016, students enrolled in this program have come from 49 different states wit...hin the US as well as from Canada, South Korea, St. Croix, Puerto Rico and Switzerland.
Our mission is to provide quality education using distance learning technology in preparing individuals for certification in Histotechnology and as a result, meet the healthcare manpower needs required in histology labs nation-wide. We are proud to be the recipient of the 2015 NSH Peggy Wenk Histotechnology Program of the year award.