Instructor - Nurse Aide

Instructor - Nurse Aide

Employer

Pitt Community College
1986 Pitt Tech Road
Winterville, NC 28590
Phone: 252-493-7200

Job Location

Main Campus, Winterville, NC

Salary/Grade

Depends upon Qualifications

Benefits

State of NC Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, July 22, 2022
Closes: Monday, November 14, 2022

Target Start Date

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M-F

Reports to

Nurse Aide Coordinator under the direction of the Director, Healthcare Programs

Employment Type

Full-Time Position

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of an Associate Degree in Nursing; a current unencumbered RN license to practice in the state of North Carolina. The applicant has at least two (2) years (4000 hours) of experience as a registered nurse in the United States. Must meet at least one of the following:  a.) have completed a course in teaching adult students, b.) has experience in teaching adult students, or c.) has experience in supervising nursing assistants.  *A bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree preferred. *
 

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements:   Must be physically able to operate a variety of types of office and other equipment including computer, copier, calculator, audio-visual equipment, medical equipment, etc.  Must be physically able to exert up to fifteen pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of sedentary work; position requires walking, standing, stooping, reaching, crouching, fingering, etc. for extended periods of time.  Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of approximately thirty pounds.  Must be able to perceive attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by means of receptors in skin, particularly those of fingertips.
 
Data Conception:   Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Interpersonal Communication:   Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes the giving of instructions to students and subordinates.  Includes the receiving of information and instructions from supervisor.
 
Language Ability:   Requires the ability to read a variety of documents, reports, and various books such as various manuals, PCC handbook and catalog, various texts, PCC FACT book, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare various documents and reports such as lesson plans, grade/evaluation reports, attendance report, end-of quarter reports, long-range plans, etc., using the proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.  Requires the ability to communicate with co-workers, supervisor, subordinates, other PCC personnel, etc. with poise, voice control, and confidence.  Requires the ability to be conversant in the theory, principles, and methods of effective and persuasive speaking, voice and diction, phonetics, and discussion and debate.
 
Intelligence:   Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form.  Must be able to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to apply rational systems such as education (teaching), nursing assisting, etc., in order to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
 
Verbal Aptitude:   Requires the ability to record and deliver information and to follow verbal and written instructions.  Must be able to instruct others via effective verbal communication.
 
Numerical Aptitude:   Requires the ability to utilize mathematical formulas; add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers; determine percentages; utilize decimals; determine time and weight; and apply algebraic principles.
 
Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape.
 
Motor Coordination:   Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in utilizing automated office, audio-visual, and medical equipment.

Manual Dexterity:   Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have high levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination:   Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
 
Interpersonal Temperament:   Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions.   Must be adaptable to performing under moderate stress when confronted with an emergency.
 
Physical Communication:  Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking - expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing - perceiving nature of sounds by ear.)

Knowledge of Job: Must have the knowledge, skills, and professional demeanor required to instruct students in didactic, laboratory, and clinical areas of the nurse aide education. These skills include classroom and laboratory teaching; clinical coordination; inventory and purchasing recommendations; student recruitment, advisement and counseling; proficiency in computer skills, word processing and PowerPoint presentations, (or willing to learn PP); strong interpersonal skills; ability to build and maintain effective relationships with all colleagues, clinical agencies, and take a positive role in conflict resolution; the willingness to work as a team member to meet the goals of the Department, Division and College.
 
Quality of Work:  Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.   Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility. Maintains high quality communication and interacts with all College departments and divisions, co?workers and the general public.
 
Quantity of Work:  Maintains effective and efficient output of all duties and responsibilities as described under "Specific Duties and Responsibilities."
 
Dependability:  Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines.  Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, College policy, standards and prescribed procedures.  Accepts accountability for meeting assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.

Attendance:  Attends work regularly and adheres to College policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time?off requests.
 
Initiative and Enthusiasm:  Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountabilities.  Strives to anticipate work to be done and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
 
Judgment:  Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility. Identifies problems or situations as they occur and specifies decision objectives.  Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.  Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors.  Seeks expert or experienced advice and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.
 
Cooperation:  Accepts supervisory instruction and direction and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.  Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified, i.e., poor communications, variance with College policy or procedures, etc.  Offers suggestions and 
Recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the College.  
 
Relationships with Others:  Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and College benefit.  Contributes to maintaining high morale among all College employees.   Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staffers and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the general public so as to maintain good will toward the College and to project a good image.  Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the College.  Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the College. Interacts effectively with higher management, professionals and the general public.
 
Coordination of Work:  Plans and organizes daily work routine.  Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time?management methodology.  Avoids duplication of effort.  Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly.  Attends meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time.  Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules.  Maintains a calendar for meetings, deadlines and events.
 
Safety and Housekeeping:  Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the College and various regulatory agencies.  Sees that the standards are not violated. Maintains a clean and orderly workplace.

 

Position Description

Under limited supervision, instructs students in various nursing assisting classes and performs related administrative and record-keeping duties.  Interacts with and assists students in various other areas. Reports to the Nurse Aide Coordinator under the direction of the Director, Healthcare Programs.

Under limited supervision, the Full Time Nurse Aide Instructor prepares lectures, tests, syllabi, and teaches in the classroom and lab and conducts Clinical rotations. Will be required to teach Nurse Aide I, Nurse Aide II, Nurse Aide I Refresher, Nurse Aide II Competency or Medication Aide classes as necessary. This position requires flexibility of hours as it will be required, that this position teach either day, evening or weekend classes as needed per student demand. This demand may change semester to semester, and hours of this position will be adjusted as needed on an ongoing basis.  
 
The duties will also include maintaining office hours to meet with students outside of class time to interact and assist students in various areas. Office hour’s duties will also include assisting the Director of Health Care Programs and/or the Nurse Aide Coordinator as necessary with the coordination of any health care courses. Will assist the Director of HealthCare Programs and/or the Nurse Aide Coordinator with orientation of new part-time health care instructors.
 
Will perform related administrative and record keeping duties per the guidelines set forth by our governing agencies, the Division of Health Service Regulation and the North Carolina Board of Nursing.  Will report to the Nurse Aide Coordinator and Healthcare Director within the Health Sciences Division.
 
Remains active in professional organizations and activities.  Keeps abreast of newest research and technological advances relative to the teaching of nursing assisting courses by reading professional journals and attending seminars, conferences, meetings, etc.
 
Maintain own Healthcare Provider-CPR status, immunization records and RN status up to date at all times.
 
Maintains good working relationships and communicates information within the Department and with all departments/divisions on campus.  Responds to phone calls, providing information and answering inquiries as appropriate.
 
Receives, reviews, processes, files and/or submits a variety of documents and reports such as attendance report, grade sheets, evaluation forms, professional development forms, medical forms, checklists, purchase orders, memos, general letters of correspondence, and various other forms for the Nursing assisting program.
 
Operates, utilizes, and maintains various types of equipment and supplies including computer, calculator, copier, audio-visual equipment, medical equipment and supplies, general office supplies, general teaching supplies, etc.
 
Assists with preparing departmental objectives.  Serves on various College committees and organizations and attends meetings as required.  Performs other duties as required.

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