Health and Medical Sciences Teacher

Alexandria, Virginia
Apr 18, 2022
Sep 18, 2022
Healthcare, Science
Full Time
Job Description

This Health and Medical Sciences teaching position is with the Governor's Health Sciences Academy at Alexandria City High School. The program is offered in partnership with The George Washington University-School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Students enrolled in the program pursue one of six health-related pathways that lead to an industry certification. All academy courses are taught for dual enrollment credit through GW-SMHS with students graduating with 16-18 college credits. Students have the option to enter the workforce or pursue higher education after graduating from high school. More information about the academy can be found online at .

The teaching position will have a focus in Medical Laboratory Sciences, but will help to support in teaching other health and medical sciences courses. The Medical Laboratory Sciences teacher will develop students' academic and clinical skills through academic courses of study and implement, monitor, and evaluate a quality competency-based program implementing district approved curriculum; documents teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addresses specific educational needs of students; provides feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc. The teacher will collaborate with colleagues at GW-SMHS to ensure the students are meeting college requirements. This job reports to an Assistant Principal.


Education: Master's Degree in science, health sciences or education related field, dual enrollment course

Certificates & Licenses:
  • Valid Virginia Department of Education license required, or eligibility to obtain one.
  • Phlebotomy Certification or willing to obtain one
  • Certified as an MLT or MLS through ASCP, or related health care industry certification

Experience: Job related within a specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility.

Essential Functions
  • Develop and update lesson plans, course assignments and assessments in partnership with GW-SMHS faculty based on the medical laboratory sciences curriculum.
  • Facilitate clinical placement of students, through collaboration with university and industry partners.
  • Collaborate with administration to provide industry certification testing for students.
  • Serve on MLS sub-committee and attend bi-annual meeting. Participate in other sub-committees where appropriate.
  • Participate in Governor's Health Science Academy recruiting events, and promote the program to prospective students and parents and at least one day of the Summer Bridge Program.
  • Organize and participate in academy and career related activities such as industry speakers and field trips.
  • Teach other foundation health and medical science or science classes where needed.
  • Provide students' opportunities to develop and apply leadership, social, civic, and health care skills are provided through Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), the Career and Technical Student Organization for health science education.
  • Plan student assignments to meet academic objectives and different learning styles.
  • Prepares a variety of written materials (grades, attendance, anecdotal records, etc.) for the purpose of documenting student mastery.
  • Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments to provide an effective program that addresses individual student requirements.
  • Adapts classroom work to provide students with instructional materials that address individualized learning plans within established lesson plans.
  • Administers developmental testing programs, subject specific assessments, etc. to assess student competency levels and/or developing individual learning plans.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress to communicate expectations and achievements and develop methods for improvement and/or reinforcing classroom goals in the home environment.
  • Promotes communication with affiliating agency administration, staff, students, parents and clients.
  • Counsels students to promote optimal participation and performance.
  • Manages student behavior to provide a safe and optimal learning environment.
  • Reports incidents (e.g. fights, suspected child abuse, suspected substance abuse, etc.) to maintain personal safety of students, provide a positive learning environment and adhere to Education Code and school policies.
  • Maintain teacher certification as per requirements of the Virginia Department of Education.
  • Adhere to Alexandria City High School policies and regulations.
  • Adhere to affiliating agencies policies and regulations.
  • Maintain current industry related certifications required for the position.
  • May perform other additional duties or tasks as designated by the supervisor.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
ACHS Minnie Howard Campus
Salary Range:
Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (
Shift Type:

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