Surgical Technology Instructor

Pima Medical Institute Phoenix , AZ 85002

Posted 2 months ago

Instruct and implement the Surgical Technology program to educate students in accordance with the curriculum standards and objectives. Provide oversight of quality and integrity of Surgical Technology program.


  • Implement and evaluate daily lesson plans for students to include scheduled activities and materials of sequences.

  • Plan instruction to achieve specific objectives based upon student need and established curriculum.

  • Monitor the attendance of students in the program and coordinate with the Student Services Coordinator or Associate Director when absences occur two days in a row. Prepare attendance reports weekly for the office management department.

  • Review student success rates and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals. Meet with students to encourage them to stay in the program. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.

  • Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each sequence to update student records and transcripts.

  • Evaluate the performance of students regarding achievements in curriculum and activities and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.

  • Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, community service field trips, and visits to clinics and medical offices.

  • Prepare lectures and practical demonstrations for students in class and individually.

  • Assist and advise students with Surgical Technology program curriculum.

  • Monitor student academic progress and inform the Student Services Coordinator or Associate Director when a student's grade average for any course drops below 77%.

  • Monitor students in the classroom. Assist students and ensure safety precautions are adhered to.

  • May assist and coordinate externships for Surgical Technology students.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


  • Associate degree from an accredited surgical technology program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or training from an otherwise recognized training entity (e.g., military program) in surgical technology.

  • Four (4) years of job-related training and experience for those instructors who are not graduates from an accredited surgical technology program.

  • Three (3) years of operating room experience in the scrub role within the last five (5) years and/or (3) years teaching in the field of surgical technology.

  • Current Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) credential required through a national certification program accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA).

  • Current license, certification through the NBSTSA or other credential as required by local, state and/or federal laws to work in the field.

  • Verbal and written communications skills.

  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and computer skills.

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Surgical Technology Instructor

Pima Medical Institute