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Instructor, Practical Nursing
Southeast Community College
Job Description: Position Title Instructor, Practical Nursing
Department Practical Nursing
Job Category Faculty
Job Type FT
Posting Number 01389
General Description of Position
Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean/Dean, the Instructor will provide instruction of students in various courses in the classroom (may be face-to-face, hybrid, or on-line)/laboratory/clinical settings. The instructor may serve as a coordinator for a group of courses or be the lead instructor for a course or courses within the program. The instructor develops and implements the course syllabus according to the Program curriculum plan and SCC policies in cooperation with other faculty.
Instruct and Evaluate Students:
• Provides classroom (may be face-to-face, online or hybrid)/laboratory/clinical instruction consistent with course objectives and standards for Practical Nursing Education as defined by the Nebraska State Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)(formerly NLNAC).
• Teaches courses in the Practical Nursing Program as assigned, in cooperation with the Program Faculty.
• Correlates classroom instruction with clinical experience through appropriate assignments and clinical conferences/evaluations according to the Program curriculum plan.
• Assigns learning experiences in a sequential manner to integrate theory with practice.
• Communicates with appropriate staff within the cooperating agencies regarding the objectives to be met and the skills and procedures students need.
• Provide students and agencies with schedules for clinical and a way to communicate changes in a timely manner.
• Orients students to clinical facilities and supervises students as required by accreditation and the facility.
• Remain current with clinical facilities health requirements.
• Monitors safe laboratory/clinical practice for students.
• Selects a variety of learning experiences in a variety of settings, which will allow students to gain knowledge of their role in the health care team and meets their educational needs. Utilize a variety of teaching strategies and modern technology in the classroom, laboratory and clinical.
• Uses the Interdisciplinary Center and simulation as appropriate for the program to enhance student learning and provide experience that students may not have the opportunity to participate due to limited clinical availability.
• Evaluate students on a continual basis, keeping them apprised of their progress, maintain accurate student records, and submits grades as required.
• Establishes positive interpersonal relations with students.
• Acts as a role model by practicing the concepts, principles, skills and attitudes needed to be an excellent health care worker.
• Demonstrates skills and attitudes consistent with program code of ethics and the program minimum standards.
Provide for Student Evaluation and Record Keeping:
• Prepares, administers, and grades examinations and quizzes promptly.
• Maintains records of grades and attendance, submits mid-term and final grades to the Program Chair and Student Services at the conclusion of the course.
• Cooperates with Interdisciplinary Center staff to ensure students follow policies and procedures for the Center.
• Documents performance and keeps students apprised of their progress through anecdotal notes, grades, conferences, and regularly scheduled evaluations.
• Participates in the Program Assessment Plan by helping to establish bench marks for assessing student learning and providing information to evaluate student performance against the established criteria.
Remain Current in Events and Developments Related to Subject Area:
• Increase and improve teaching skills and subject knowledge through personal and professional development such as Staff Development activities, in-service days, workshops/conferences, formal education, continuing education, technical updates and personal study or professional reading.
• Uses student instructor/course evaluation results as a tool to improve student learning which demonstrates the HSD belief statement regarding our commitment to continuous improvement of learning.
• Benefits from the employee evaluation process by identifying personal and professional goals during the three year evaluation and through feedback from annual classroom observations.
Develop/Revise Course Curriculum and Educational Materials:
• Develops and/or revises course syllabi and outline as needed to meet the Program philosophy and objectives according to the Instructional Division Guidelines.
• Recommends textbooks to be used in courses according to the Program plan and follows the Instructional Division rule for textbook selection.
• Requests/recommends additions or deletions to the Learning Resource Center in cooperation with the Program faculty.
• Plans for needed handouts, syllabi, and other educational materials in advance and follows College, Division and Program rules for printing and copyrights.
Serves as an Academic Advisor for Students:
• Advises individual and/or groups of students about the Program as assigned.
• Keeps the Program Director and other Program Faculty informed about advisees while maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding students.
• Maintains knowledge of information in the College Student Handbook and Program Student Handbook and applies rules and regulations consistently and fairly.
• Documents, reports, and resolves student disciplinary problems according to established College and Program guidelines. Assists in registering students. Assists in orientation of new and continuing students.
Participate in College-wide and Division Activities:
• Takes an active role in college-wide and Division teams voluntarily or assigned.
• Serves on interview committees for employee candidates.
• Represents the College in a professional and excellent manner at conferences, meetings, and other functions as requested by the College or an outside agency such as a professional organization.
Function as a Member of the Program Team:
• Demonstrates all the attributes and qualities expected of students such as dependability, punctuality, positive attitude, confidentiality, professional appearance, and professional and ethical conduct.
• Abides by the philosophy, rules and guidelines of the Program or works to adapt them through the proper channels of authority and communication.
• Assists the Program Director and other faculty in class, laboratory or clinical whenever possible and as assigned.
• Prepares for, attends, and contributes to regularly scheduled Program faculty meetings.
• Takes responsibility for meeting annual College requirements for diversity and safety training, and annual update on their criminal background check using the self-disclosure form and turning it in to Human Resources.
• Participates in Program activities by supplying information, data, and time for; curriculum development, budget preparation, new faculty orientation, class schedules, long range planning, and other required reports and activities.
Individual Development Plan (New Instructors):
• Develops and implements an individual, personal, and professional development plan at the time of hire in cooperation with the Program Director.
• Responsible for keeping own records of in-service and continuing education units/hours for certification/licensure requirements.
• The Program Director and Faculty will develop a plan for professional development activities within and outside the college while staying within budgeted resources for conference registration, board, and lodging and commercial and miscellaneous travel.
• The instructor may have additional duties and responsibilities of supervising and coordinating the activities of the program and its faculty if assigned to be Program Director/Department Chair. The primary role of the Program Director/Department Chair is to ensure that through personal and faculty efforts, students are able to achieve the objectives of the program. The Program Director reports to the Dean or Associate Dean of the Division.
• Promote and support the College’s diversity goals; promote/support Access, Fair Employment, EEO, Equity and Diversity programs.
• Promote and support the College’s organizational environment goals. Maximize operational efficiency by enhancing policies and procedures, staffing, and communication processes and practices. Enhance positive communication processes and practices, and maximize a positive and engaging organizational environment by encouraging input, reflective and transparent communication, and compassion and respect toward the views and ideas of others.
• Bachelors degree in nursing
• A graduate degree in nursing or be making annual progress toward a graduate degree in nursing and complete it within 6 years of faculty appointment
• Have an unencumbered registered nursing license to practice in Nebraska
• Minimum of two (2) years clinical experience in nursing.
• Maintain health requirements for clinical sites
• Masters degree in Nursing
• Teaching experience in in a post-secondary institution
Open Date 09/13/2021
Close Date 09/27/2021
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants
Internal and external searches will run simultaneously.