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Job Overview

Nursing Faculty Mission Statement:
The Nursing Faculty at Olympic College are a motivated, caring, enthusiastic and unique team of individuals who continually strive for personal and professional excellence. Our goal is to provide an environment that fosters growth and maximizes the potential of individual students, empowering them to contribute to the health and wellness of the greater community.

POSITION:
Olympic College seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Nursing beginning Fall Quarter 2012. The faculty member’s responsibility is to provide classroom and clinical instruction for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) and Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Programs. Teaching may involve evening and weekend hours.

Nursing Faculty supervise students in clinical agencies, i.e. acute care, long term facilities and in community-based agencies. Responsibilities include promoting positive agency relationships and a strong commitment to collegiality, i.e. team collaboration with agency staff, students and Nursing Faculty.

EXAMPLES OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Prepare and teach theoretical content reflective of the nursing program philosophy and conceptual framework;
• Schedule a minimum of five office hours a week for advising students;
• Determine appropriate clinical assignments for Nursing Students;
• Provide clinical supervision and evaluation;
• Document each student’s progress; determine, in collaboration with the student, a plan for achieving success;
• Attend clinical orientation and faculty meetings;
• Participate in theory and clinical course evaluation identifying both strengths and areas for development;
• Collaborate in a timely manner with the Associate Dean of Nursing regarding student and/or course issues;
• Keep abreast of program policy and procedure changes;
• Design, plan, sequence and evaluate program curricula in collaboration with the curriculum committee;
• Participate in ADN and RN-BSN program academic assessment processes;
• Participate in mentoring and academic advising of ADN and RN-BSN students;
• Facilitate scholarly activities;
• Establish and maintain relations with internal and external constituencies;
• Participate in the maintenance of accreditation standards for National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE);
• Teach students in the ADN and RN-BSN Degree Programs;
• Participate in department and college activities;
• Collaborate with peers and the Associate Dean of Nursing;
• Participate in grant writing;
• Participate in integration of simulation into theory and clinical courses;
• Perform other related duties as assigned and/or required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Doctorate in Nursing or education required, will consider candidates who have completed 50% of doctoral education.
• Current unencumbered RN license in WA state required.
• Experience in curriculum development, program evaluation and accreditation (NLNAC or CCNE) preferred.
• Previous teaching experience in an ADN/RN-BSN Program with documented excellence preferred.

Successful applicants will be able to:
• Commit to teaching, scholarship, and service;
• Demonstrate strong organizational leadership, interpersonal, and collaborative skills;
• Exhibit active involvement in Nursing and related organizations;
• Utilize teaching strategies for individual learning styles and unique learning needs of adult, multicultural, educationally disadvantaged, and at-risk learners;
• Prepare all classroom materials based on the approved course outlines and syllabi;
• Model professional behavior for learners including involvement in Nursing related organizations, engagement in
lifelong learning activities and dissemination of information through publications and presentations and advocacy;
• Foster a climate of respectful, open and honest discourse;
• Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, staff and administrators as part of an educational team;
• Model the use of Nursing Informatics and Information Literacy;
• Uphold Olympic College’s values and ethics necessary to maintain a positive climate;
• Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the community college mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate;
• Uphold Olympic College’s values and ethics necessary to maintain a positive climate.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
• Regular faculty contract is 177 contracted days per academic year;
• May require evening and weekend teaching assignments;
• Must become a member of the Association for Higher Education (AHE) or pay a representation fee on or before the thirtieth day following the beginning of employment;
• Official college transcripts required if hired;
• Must pass a criminal background records check;
• May be required to provide instruction at a satellite Olympic College campus;
• If hired you will need to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this full-time position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986;
• Have or obtain certification in CPR from American Heart Association for healthcare providers;
• Provide proof of current required immunizations;
• Must complete doctoral degree within 1.5 years of employment.

SALARY:
• Per Olympic College Board of Trustees approved salary schedule based on education and qualified experience.
• Nine-month contract includes medical, dental, disability, life and retirement benefits.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
• This job requires punctual and regular attendance. This position is in a typical classroom and/or office environment and may require the employee to move across campus to other buildings in order to attend meetings. May require travel to other Olympic College campuses.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Complete and submit the following required application materials by Thursday, July 12, 2012.

The Olympic College Human Resource Services will not review, scan nor accept application materials other than the required application materials listed below.

• Olympic College Online Application;
• Cover Letter;
• Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
• Unofficial copies of college transcripts.

All application materials become the property of Olympic College.
Not responsible for email or FAX error.
Corrected or extended notices for this recruitment will be posted in the Human Resource Services Office and the Olympic College web site.

Olympic College
Human Resource Services
College Service Center, Fifth Floor
1600 Chester Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98337-1699
Phone: (360) 475-7300
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Employment questions: jobs@olympic.edu