Clinical Nursing Instructor
Description

  

Department: Nursing 

Job Status: Part-time

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Reports To: Clinical Course Coordinator 

Grade/Level:

Amount of Travel Required: 

Work Schedule: Mondays 6:00am-7:30pm, Plus additional hours for grading and orientation 

Positions Supervised: None


POSITION SUMMARY

The Clinical Course Coordinator of the Benedictine College Department of Nursing teaches the clinical portion of a course and implements the objectives of the clinical course to provide quality education.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS


Students  

  • Complete an orientation to the hospital and clinical unit prior to starting clinical or orientation with the students. (Hours as determined by specific facility). 
  • Attend all student clinical and computer orientation (for students in the instructor’s clinical groups).
  • Meet with Course Coordinator prior to the start of clinical to discuss the clinical plan for the semester. This includes but is not limited to course objectives, clinical paperwork, Blackboard, grading, email, schedule, relevant clinical policies/expectations. 
  • Discuss with course coordinator the appropriate chain of command for communication with clinical unit and facility. 
  • If a clinical instructor must miss a clinical day, it is the clinical instructor’s responsibility to make up the clinical day. The clinical instructor should work with the course coordinator to find acceptable dates and times. 
  • The clinical instructor must notify the course coordinator as soon as possible if there is a change on the clinical unit. (For example: unit becomes a COVID unit and students are not allowed or need PAPR hoods; unit is unable to accommodate the current number of students in the clinical group; etc).
  • At the beginning of clinical rotation with students, clinical instructor will collect Emergency Contact form on all students, keep on person during each clinical rotation, and destroy at end of clinical rotation.
  • Arrive on the clinical unit at least 20-30 minutes prior to the arrival of the students, unless otherwise specified by clinical unit.
  • When making assignments, discuss with nurses or charge nurse ideal patient assignments for students (Determine if any patients should not be cared for by a student.) 
  • Notify course coordinator if a student is absent or late for clinical so a make-up plan can be implemented.
  • Notify course coordinator if a clinical or student incident occurs during clinical day and complete an incident report form within 24 hours. Email the form to the Director of Nursing and the course coordinator. 
  • All email correspondence with students must be sent from the clinical instructor’s Benedictine College email, and to the student’s Benedictine College email. No personal email should be used. 
  • Provide grades to course coordinator through desired portal. (Blackboard, Email, etc). 
  • Grade and return the students’ clinical paperwork and grading prior to the next clinical day, to allow student to view feedback and make corrections on following clinical paperwork. 
  • Meet with all students at the mid-point of the clinical rotation for a formative review and at the end of the clinical rotation for a summative review, as clinical schedule permits. 
  • Email the final completed clinical evaluation forms to the course coordinator. 
  • Enter grades into Blackboard or submits grades to course coordinator. 

Department of Nursing 

  • Complete orientation with the Benedictine College Human Resources Department prior to fulfilling the clinical contract requirements. 
  • Meet responsibilities as described in the Benedictine College and Department of Nursing Faculty Handbooks. 
  • Contribute to the ongoing development of the program through feedback on clinical experiences.
  • Maintain positive relationships with cooperating agencies. 
  • Assist with maintaining necessary records and reports. 
  • Attend the Clinical Academy within one year of hire. Course is typically offered in January and June. 
  • Upload all required clinical information, i.e. vaccination records, titers, BLS certification, confidentiality statements, COVID release forms, clinical orientation exam, etc. to Clinical Student or other platform if applicable if clinical instructor is not employed at organization where clinical instruction is taking place. 
  • Complete orientation with the Director of Nursing prior to beginning clinical contract requirements. 
Requirements

  

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competency Statement(s)

  • Current Kansas Registered Nurse license (also Missouri license if instructor has clinical instruction in Missouri). 
  • Evidence of continued professional development. 
  • Current BCLS certification, updated immunization, and HIPPA compliance and other items as required by clinical agencies. 
  • Remains current with the changing trends in nursing education and practice. 


Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing required. 
  • Master's degree in nursing preferred. 


Experience 

  • 1-2 years recent professional nursing experience.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Physical Abilities 

Stand F 

Walk F 

Sit F 

Handling / Fingering F 

Reach Outward F 

Reach Above Shoulder F

Climb O

Crawl O

Squat or Kneel F

Bend F

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less F

13-25 lbs F

26-40 lbs F

41-100 lbs F

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less F

11-20 lbs F

21-50 lbs F

51-100 lbs O

Over 100 lbs O

      

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C  (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)


EOE