Responsible for organizing and carrying out structured clinical and skills lab learning processes for students in the Nursing Program in collaboration with and under the direction of a nurse educator [OAR 851-021-0005(23)]. Participates in professional and college-related activities including practice site development and preparation, professional growth, departmental and college-wide meetings, committee activities, and community involvement. Possesses and applies knowledge of professional standards and state guidelines relevant to the performance of nursing instruction.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Meets all scheduled clinical laboratories as assigned in skills lab and simulation lab settings.
- Supervises and evaluates student performance in the clinical setting.
- Promotes student success among all students.
- Evaluates students’ progress and reports individual academic marks or ratings in collaboration with other faculty.
- Plans and teaches nursing classes as assigned under the direction of an identified nurse educator, including lecture, skills labs, and clinical instruction.
- Maintains and emphasizes safety in working conditions and practices, acting as a role model for students.
- Provides the staff of the clinical facilities with copies of program goals, student learning objectives, and clinical schedules.
- Provides a positive role model for students and provides positive feedback to students.
- Facilitates students’ adjustment to clinical facility.
- Provides professional clinical support through pre-and post-conferences.
- Acts as liaison between clinical facility staff and students.
- Participates in nursing department faculty meetings as assigned; promotes teamwork within the instructional team; participates in shared governance within the Nursing Program.
- Functions as a life-long learner.
- Provides for student evaluation of teaching effectiveness on a scheduled basis.
- Participates in peer evaluation within the framework of the College.
- Participates in appropriate campus and faculty activities of the College.
- Performs other duties as may be assigned.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Assist in the selection of new student applicants.
- Assist in the hiring process of new faculty.
- Complete weekly evaluation on each student in clinical setting, and formally discuss and document evaluation with students at the end of each quarter.
- Participate in tutoring of students.
SUPERVISES THE FOLLOWING STAFF
Under the direction of a nurse educator, may supervise other nurse educator associates or clinical lab teaching assistants.
Per OSBN Administrative Rules, OAR 851-021-0045, a nurse educator shall hold at least a master’s degree in nursing or a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and a master’s in a related field with a post-master’s certificate in nursing from a program that is at least two semesters or three quarters in length. A nurse educator associate shall hold at least a bachelor’s degree in nursing. It is required that the degree held be from an accredited institution.
Per OSBN Administrative Rules, OAR 851-021-0045, a nurse educator shall have at least three years of nursing experience as a Registered Nurse. A nurse educator associate shall have at least two years of nursing experience as a Registered Nurse.
Preferred Qualifications/Experience: Master’s Degree in Nursing; teaching experience in a nursing education program within the last five years; medical-surgical nursing practice in acute care settings within the last three years; prior experience in clinical supervision of students. Experience teaching in an Associate Degree Nursing Program.
Licensure and other Credentials: Current unencumbered Oregon and Washington R.N. License. Current CPR certification; ability to complete a criminal history and sex offender check; pass a 10-panel drug screen; and be deemed fit to practice in long term care facilities per OAR Chapter 411. Division 009.
Approval by the OSBN to be an instructor in the Nursing Program is requisite to holding this position. If the applicant is selected, application will be made to the OSBN by the Director of Nursing and Health Occupations. Approval by the OSBN must be received before definitive offer of the position to the applicant will be confirmed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS
- Thorough understanding of the curriculum in assigned instructional areas.
- Knowledge of instructional delivery, the elements of effective teaching and learning, and the principles of adult education.
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Ability to work cooperatively with staff, faculty, and students.
- Ability to work independently and supervise others.
- Current clinical nursing knowledge and maintenance of clinical skills.
- Ability to work effectively with clinical site staff.
- Strong commitment to student success.
- Strong commitment to innovation, collaboration, and quality.
- Knowledge of the scopes of practice for PNs and RNs within the Oregon Nurse Practice Act through the State Board of Nursing.
- Willingness to work and/or travel on a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends.
- Ability to stay current in the field through professional development and self-study.
- Ability to use computer technology for communication and instructional purposes.
The Director of Nursing and Health Occupations is responsible for supervision and evaluation under procedures developed by the Vice President of Instructional Services (VPIS). The VPIS confers with the Director in decisions regarding instructor’s workload, professional growth, retention, and department staffing levels.
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work flexible hours as assigned.
Travel may be required between campuses and to other locations as needed.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, bend, kneel, reach, stand, stand long periods, walk, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate computers or other objects. The employee is also occasionally required to lift or move (turn, position) clients or objects, or push or pull objects weighing up to 35 pounds in weight.
Open until filled
Please include a resume, letter of interest and unofficial transcripts with your application materials