Job Overview

Rogue Community College

Practical Nursing Instructor


General Statement of Responsibilities:
Primarily responsible for organizing and carrying out structured learning processes for students in Practical Nursing program. 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.

Supervision Received:
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. Plans and teaches practical nursing classes, labs and clinicals as assigned.
2. Develops, implements, and evaluates student clinical and simulation learning activities.
3. Provides a positive role model for the students, especially in areas of caring, advocacy, respect for self and others, collegiality, ethical behavior, ethical reasoning, and strong work ethic (including responsibility, dependability, and accountability) and provides constructive feedback to students.
4. Provides direct supervision and evaluation of students as they perform in lab or deliver patient care in clinical facility for 8-12 hours per day. Activities to be supervised include those listed below under “specific duties”.
5. Arrives at assigned clinical sites on time and remains in the assigned facility at all times when students are performing direct patient care, except for integrative practicum or other specialty/observational experiences assigned by program director. Position may require supervision of students on night and weekend shifts as well as day shifts.
6. Acts as liaison between clinical facility staff and students.
7. Provides the staff of the clinical facilities with copies of program goals, student learning objectives, and clinical schedules.
8. Facilitates students’ adjustment to clinical facility.
9. Facilitates students’ access to medical record-keeping system used in clinical facility.
10. Provides professional clinical support through pre- and post-conferences.
11. Provides individual performance review and recommendations to students as needed; completes weekly evaluation on each student in clinical setting, and formally discusses and documents evaluations with students at least twice per quarter.
12. Evaluates student achievement in terms of course and program objectives or competencies, grades and returns students’ written assignments in a timely manner, assigns grades for courses according to policies.
13. Notifies students who may be having problems in clinical performance of both their strengths and their deficits or problems in a timely manner and works with students to identify ways to improve their performance.
14. Participates in advising of students regarding program requirements, career prospects, and college-wide issues; maintains appropriate office hours.
15. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the philosophy and objectives of the program. Participates in reviewing and revising the program policies and procedures on a periodic basis.
16. Participates in the construction, implementation, evaluation and revision of the curriculum on a periodic basis.
17. Participates in practical nursing program and nursing department faculty meetings.
18. Provides for student evaluation of teaching effectiveness on scheduled basis.
19. Participates in peer evaluation within the framework of the college.
20. Initiates periodic self-evaluation, self-growth, and professional development.
21. Participates in periodic review of the total practical nursing program.
22. Participates in appropriate campus and faculty activities of the college.
23. Performs other duties as may be assigned.
24. Provides direct supervision and evaluation of students as they perform in lab or deliver patient care in clinical facility for 8-12 hours per day. Activities to be supervised and at times modeled include:
- Detecting changes in skin color, temperature or condition
- Collecting data from recording equipment and measurement devices used in client care
- Drawing up the correct quantity of medication into a syringe
- Detecting sounds related to bodily functions using a stethoscope
- Communicating clearly and effectively with clients and with other members of the healthcare team
- Detecting anatomical abnormalities, such as subcutaneous crepitus, edema, or infiltrated intravenous fluid
- Manipulating small equipment and containers, such as syringes, vials, ampules, and medication packages, to administer medications
- Safely transferring clients in and out of bed and assisting them with ambulation using appropriate devices to prevent client falls
- Lifting or moving clients or objects, pulling or pushing objects, weighing up to 35 pounds, standing for several hours turning and positioning clients as needed to prevent complications due to bed rest
- Hanging intravenous bags at the appropriate level (shoulder or higher level)
- Accurately reading the volumes in body fluid collection devices hung or placed below bed level
- Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Dealing with the unexpected e.g. changing client status
- Demonstrating ability to take the correct action in a client situation based on previous learning.
25. Assists with the development and evaluation of policies and standards for the selection, admission, promotion, and graduation of practical nursing students within the framework of the policies of the college.
26. Assists with the selection of new students from a pool of applicants.
27. Participates in recommending successful candidates for the Practical Nursing certificate.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in nursing required; Master’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 three years’ full-time (or equivalent) experience as a registered nurse in medical-surgical acute care hospital or long-term care required; past teaching experience required; experience with inservice education or classroom and clinical instruction, high fidelity simulation, and a broad clinical base including mental health and long-term care preferred.

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 (DHS) 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 classroom 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.

Licenses:
Current unencumbered Oregon R.N. license (or Oregon RN license by hire date) required. Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s License and provide proof of an acceptable driving record.

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 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:
(Human Resources or Student Employment will input applicable information.) Placement on the 2014-15 Salary Schedule (after consultation with the Faculty Association), will be in accordance with education and experience. 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.

Additional Posting Information:
Letters of recommendation should be current within the last two years.

ONLY FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AFTER FINAL SELECTION IS MADE. INTERVIEW COSTS ARE AT APPLICANT’S EXPENSE. ROGUE COMMUNITY 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.

Posting Number: 0601192

Posting Date: 04-25-2014

Position Type: FT Faculty

Department: Practical Nursing

Supervisor’s Title: Dean of Instruction

Campus/Division: Instructional

Physical Location: Riverside Campus (RVC), Medford

Number of Positions to Open: 01

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Screening Begins (if open until filled): 07-07-2014

Position Start Date (anticipated): 10/13/2014

Required Application Packet Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter
Letter of Recommendation #1
Letter of Recommendation #2
Unofficial Transcripts #1

Optional Application Packet Documents:
Letter of Recommendation #3
Unofficial Transcripts #2
Unofficial Transcripts #3
Other Document #1

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Qualifying veterans and disabled veterans may obtain additional consideration during the RCC employment process under ORS 408.230 and 408.225; OAR 839-006-435 to 839-006-0470, by submitting (attach as Other Document #1) a copy of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215).

Contact Person for Applicant Questions:
(Note: This is for Part-time Faculty, Student Worker, and Temp Staff positions only. All regular positions should contact Human Resources for questions)
Human Resources 541-956-7329

Percent (if known): 100%

Days/Contract Year: 176

Months/Year: 12

For RCC’s online job board and instructions on how to apply, please visit https://jobs.roguecc.edu and search the Practical Nursing Department. 

EOE


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