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Clinical Coordinator Surgical Technician Training Program


The UPMC School Of Surgical Technology is excited to be recruiting a Clinical Coordinator to support our new Surgical Technology program at our Oakland Campus!

The Clinical Coordinator will be empowered to help shape and grow our program and assist with our filing for programmatic accreditation.  We are seeking a candidate that has passion for education, surgical services, and the patient experience that can help drive innovation in the delivery of education and join us in creating a best-in-class experience for our students. 

About Us:

The UPMC School Of Surgical Technology is a new hospital based program based at our flagship UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, a nationally ranked and state of the art Level 1 Trauma and transplant center.  Our students partake in learning experiences with technologies that are exclusive to UPMC.  The Clinical Coordinator is able to leverage our hospitals for clinical externship experiences and will dually share in teaching responsibilities for our core curriculum for Surgical Technology.    

The Clinical Coordinator instructs, directs and supervises students in the clinical portion of the Surgical Technology Program at the UPMC School Of Surgical Technology. The Clinical Coordinator assists the Program Supervisor/Director with curriculum development and course content specifications and also conducts formal lecture and laboratory education. Performs a full range of professional teaching duties including independent responsibility for administering the clinical portion of the program. Teaches various program courses, coordinates and evaluates student's clinical experience and advises students. Plans and carries out work assignments using judgment in applying professional principles and guidelines, with established policies and broadly defined procedures.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Provide monthly progress reports to the Director of Education.
  • Maintain professional relationship with all preceptors and clinical site administrators.
  • Pursue continuing education in professional practice and instructional methodology.
  • Pursue research related activities to support the clinical and educational practices related to EMS education.
  • Maintain current knowledge of program standards and participate in evaluation of program effectiveness.
  • Establish and maintain office hours to see students and discuss their progress. Maintain records of student encounters and file as part of student's permanent record.
  • Develop new clinical opportunities and relationships to enhance the clinical capabilities of the program.
  • Serve as a liaison between precepting sites, and students.
  • Evaluate the student?s clinical ability in accordance with the program established criteria.
  • Evaluate and discuss clinical evaluation forms with the student.
  • Distribute, collect and review student clinical evaluation forms.
  • Prepare and coordinate clinical rotation schedules.
  • Correlate clinical education with didactic education.
  • Responsible for orientation of students to clinical policies, procedures, sites and requirements.
  • Assist in the recruitment of potential students (open house programs, school visits, interviews).
  • Provide reports on student progress to Program Director, Administrative Director and students.
  • Track student performance related to hours and terminal performance objectives.
  • Participate in program staff meetings on a routine basis to recommend and implement changes in didactic and clinical course schedule as necessary.
  • Administer the existing clinical program policies.



An Associates Degree from an accredited institution (Bachelors Preferred). A current certification from a nationally recognized and accredited credentialing agency (CST or CST CSFA). Minimum 3 years of experience, either in the operating room scrub role, or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past 5 years. 1 year of instruction experience preferred. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination. Competent in MS Office applications preferred. Effective oral and written communication skills. Instructional design experience and experience with Canvas LMS, Adobe Captivate, or Story Line is strongly preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Certified Surgical Technologist from a nationally recognized and accredited credentialing agency (CST or CST CSFA). Certification must be renewed or obtained within the first 90 days of hire. 

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