ROGUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
3345 Redwood Hwy, M Bldg
Grants Pass, OR 97527
ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION OPENING
TITLE: NURSING ASSISTANT LAB / CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR (TAACCCT)
SUPERVISOR: Director of Allied Health Services
TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time faculty (Temporary, Grant Funded through 6/30/15)
LOCATION: Josephine and/or Jackson Counties
General Statement of Responsibilities
Primarily responsible for organizing and carrying out structured learning processes for students in skills lab and clinical for Nursing Assistant courses, providing direct supervision and assessing progress of assigned nursing assistant students in a long-term care clinical setting. In addition, instructors participate in the full range of professional and college-related activities including student advising, curriculum development, professional growth, departmental and college-wide meetings, committee activity, and community involvement.
The Dean of the School of Health and Public Service is responsible for carrying out the evaluation of instructors under procedures developed by the appropriate Vice President. The Dean confers with the department chair in decisions regarding instructor workload, professional growth, retention, and department staffing levels.
Examples of Duties – Essential Functions
1. Provides input into the development of the lab and clinical portions of the Nursing Assistant course.
2. Provides a positive role model for the students, especially in the areas of caring, respect for self and others, collegiality, ethical behavior, and strong work ethic (including responsibility, dependability, and accountability) and provides constructive feedback to students.
3. Provides direct supervision and evaluation of up to 10 students as they perform in nursing assistant lab or deliver client care in clinical facility for 8-10 hours per day. Activities to be supervised and at times modeled include:
a. Detecting changes in skin color, temperature or condition
b. Collecting data from recording equipment and measurement devices used in client care
c. Detecting sounds such as alarms and sounds when taking blood pressures using a stethoscope
d. Communicating clearly and effectively with clients and with other members of the healthcare team
e. Safely transferring clients in and out of bed and assisting them with ambulation using appropriate devices to prevent client falls
f. Lifting or moving clients or objects, pulling or pushing objects, weighing up to 35 pounds or more, and using judgment and safety standards to determine when to obtain assistance or use assistive devices; standing for several hours
g. Turning and positioning clients as needed to prevent complications due to bed rest
h. Accurately reading the volumes in body fluid collection devices hung or placed below bed level
i. Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation
j. Dealing with the unexpected e.g. changing client status, and appropriately notifying instructor and staff
k. Demonstrating ability to take the correct action in a client situation based on previous learning.
4. Provides individual performance review and recommendations to students as needed.
5. Facilitates students’ adjustment to clinical facility.
6. Takes necessary steps to maintain student safety during basic nursing skills practice.
7. Provides expertise in instruction/reinforcement of instruction of specific clinical skills as outlined by OSBN and the primary instructor.
8. Sets up lab per primary instructor outline/instructions.
9. Participates in student competency evaluations as outlined by OSBN.
10. Acts as liaison between staff and students.
11. Arrives at assigned lab and/or clinical sites on time, remains on site as long as students are present, and is prompt in submitting student evaluations to primary instructor. Position may require supervision of students on evening shifts as well as day shifts.
12. Responsible for departmental/lab equipment and provides for the security of facilities and instructional materials as appropriate to the department.
13. Communicates effectively with a wide variety of students and college staff.
14. Participates in curriculum planning and development as needed.
15. May participate as a team member in departmental meetings and planning activities.
16. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Associate degree and unencumbered license as RN in Oregon required by hire date. Bachelor’s degree in nursing preferred.
Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.
Experience: Minimum of two years’ full-time experience as RN and six months full-time experience in long-term care required; experience with inservice education or classroom and clinical instruction, and one year or more experience in long-term care preferred.
License: Current unencumbered Oregon R.N. license (or unencumbered Oregon RN license by hire date) required. Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License and provide proof of an acceptable driving record.
Knowledge of: Extensive knowledge of the subject area to be taught; computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to, word processing, networks, the internet, spreadsheets, multi-media presentations; curriculum development; the contemporary community colleges’ mission, role in higher education, and diverse student population; the role of accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act; a variety of pedagogical methods, including lecture, group activity, discussion and individual instruction to accommodate a variety of learning styles.
Ability to: Able to be deemed “approved” by the Oregon Department of Human Services following required Criminal History check. Safely demonstrate, model, and instruct students using proper procedures and protocol; communicate effectively and respectfully both orally and in writing with respect to diverse students, staff, agencies and community members; ability and willingness to work with non-traditional adult learners as well as teens; demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in both the skills lab, clinical and related educational duties, including the use of new technologies such as online instruction; demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth; and ability to supervise students on day, night or weekend shifts and to travel to clinical sites in Jackson or Josephine Counties as required.
Physical Demands of Position: The physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manual dexterity and coordination are required for more than half of the daily work period (about 60%) which is spent instructing in a lab/clinical or classroom setting or while operating office equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, and other standard office equipment. May be on feet up to 90% of time while in clinical setting. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, climb, balance, lift, see, talk, hear, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials under 35 lbs. daily, 35-50 pounds occasionally, and rarely over 50 pounds, usually in the clinical lab setting, with proper safety equipment as required. This position requires both verbal and written communication abilities and computer skills.
Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors in a clinical lab/hospital or long-term care environment, classroom or an office environment. The employee may be exposed to body fluids, pathogens, and hazardous materials. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most lab/hospital, classroom, and office environments, with potentially loud equipment, frequent interruptions, and background noises. Lighting is adequate. Role may include instruction in typical skills lab or classroom environment and clinical instruction or instructor oversight in a medical facility.
Salary and Benefits: Placement on the 2012-13 Salary Schedule (after consultation with the Faculty Association), will be in accordance with education and experience. Rogue Community College will be implementing reductions of three furlough (unpaid) days for fiscal year 2012-13. Furlough days for mid-year hires are prorated based on the number of furlough days remaining in the fiscal year. Benefits include family medical, dental, vision insurance; employee life insurance; paid holidays, sick leave, three bereavement days and three contract days; 12-credit tuition waiver per quarter; membership in the Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP) when eligible; and eligibility for professional growth funds.
Starting Date: As soon as possible after screening begins date.
Method of Application and Closing Date: Position is opened until filled with screening beginning April 25, 2013. To access the RCC online application system (only online applications accepted), please visit the following link: https://jobs.roguecc.edu
This position is a grant-funded fixed-term position, renewed annually dependent upon funding, through 6/30/15. The status of this position is considered “Grant/Contract” which is not eligible to accrue seniority.
ONLY FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AFTER FINAL SELECTION IS MADE. INTERVIEW COSTS ARE AT APPLICANT’S EXPENSE. ROGUECOMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, RELIGION, COLOR, GENDER, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR DISABILITY. FINAL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AND PROVIDE OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS FOR REQUIRED DEGREE. ONLY DEGREES RECEIVED FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WILL BE ACCEPTED; ACCREDITATION MUST BE RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF DEGREE AUTHORIZATION, US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AS REQUIRED BY ORS 348.609. ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE SELECTED FOR INTERVIEWS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH A 24-HOUR NOTICE TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE.
Recognizing diversity as a defining characteristic of American society in the 21st Century, Rogue Community College has increased its efforts to become a multicultural institution. We are doing this, in part, through recruitment strategies designed to enhance the diversity of faculty, staff, and students. Experience and expertise in working respectfully across cultural differences are therefore highly desirable.