- Instructional (Faculty)
Closes: Friday, December 29, 2017
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
•Hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing. Note: degrees and hours must be from a college accredited by a US Department of Education accepted accrediting agency such as SACSCOC.
•Must hold a current, unrestricted North Carolina License to practice as a registered nurse.
•Two calendar years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse.
•Prior to or within the first three years or employment, have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to assignment. (Note: Documentation criteria are per the North Carolina Board of Nursing).
•Maintain competence in the areas of assigned responsibility.
•Have current knowledge of nursing practice for the registered nurse and/or the licensed practical nurse.
•Understand and be committed to the unique nature and role of the college.
•Master’s degree in nursing with a concentration in nursing education (a Master’s degree will be required within 5 years of full-time employment).
•Certification as Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) encouraged.
The Instructor of Associate Degree Nursing will conduct college courses by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Teaching and Learning:
• Treat others respectfully, speak to others courteously, and behave in such a way that creates a workplace environment that is marked by trustworthiness, honest but polite communication, and interpersonal interactions that are both personally cordial and professionally appropriate.
• Model an understanding of and commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy and mission.
• Assume responsibility for teaching assignments as recommended by the department chair and approved by the director and dean.
• Facilitate the learning process by designing and implementing instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful.
• Adhere to the departmental course guidelines and ensure that content covers SACSCOC-approved competencies.
• Fulfill the duties of clinical and/or lab instructor in supervision of students as applicable.
• Assume responsibility for maintaining all required college records including attendance, grade reports, roll books, etc.
• Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments where applicable.
• Evaluate student performance using methods appropriate to the course.
• Meet with students regarding academic progress.
• Assist in the maintenance, review, and updating of course descriptions, objectives, and outlines for courses of instruction and develop new courses of study as necessary.
• Make recommendations to the lead instructor for selection of supplies, equipment, equipment repairs, textbooks for courses of study, and the scheduling of classroom and laboratory facilities.
• Participate in departmental activities relative to revising and updating the program(s) in the area of expertise.
• Assist with the development of new programs in the area of expertise.
• Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing curriculum.
• Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of student admission, progression, and graduation requirements of the nursing program.
• Provide assistance to advisees.
• Participate in department, division and college-wide advising activities.
• Learn and maintain proficiency with program requirements of assigned advisees.
• Use the computer and the college’s student information system to assist advisees.
• Follow up on all assigned advisees.
• Attend training sessions relative to advising.
• Develop a professional development plan that is approved by the director and dean, and participate in those activities that achieve approved professional development activities.
• Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position.
• Maintain membership and participation in professional organizations.
• Read professional literature.
• Keep abreast of current technology.
• Attend workshops, conferences, and professional meetings.
• Participate in on-campus professional development activities.
• Adhere to all institutional policies and procedures.
• Attend all required department, division, and college-wide meetings.
• Serve on committees as required.
• Participate in college-wide activities.
• Maintain contact with specialized vocations where applicable.
• Be alert to public relations opportunities and use these to promote the college and the department.
• Assist in planning of advisory committee meetings.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Is frequently required to stand and walk.
• Is able to hear audible equipment indicators and verbal communications in the environment.
• Is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
• Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
• Sees with sufficient close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception and focus adjustment to differentiate light/color intensity and evaluate perceivable changes in the environment.
• Has moderate sense of smell to determine danger indicators such as smoke.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
• Encounters low to moderate exposure to toxic or caustic materials.
• Encounters low to moderate noise levels in the work environment.
• As a health care professional and relative to healthcare instruction, the employee may be exposed to blood and bodily fluids with the risk of communicable, infectious diseases; disinfecting chemicals; burns from hot surfaces such as autoclaves; possible stray radiation; and other environmental factors that are commonly found in the medical environment.