Program Director, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program

Program Director, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program


Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: 828-327-7000

Job Location

Hickory, NC


$5,023 - $5,264 monthly


Full benefits, including medical, supplemental insurance, and vacation

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Closes: Monday, August 31, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, June 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Hours vary; typically M-F

Employment Type

Full-time, 12-month

Minimum Qualifications

The program director must have earned at minimum of an Associate's degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
The PD must:
a) hold an unemcumbered RN license and is eligible to practice in NC.
b) have a minimum of two (2) years' experience (4,000 hours) as a Registered Nurse in the United States.
c) have a minimum of one (1) years' experience (2000 hours) of RN experience in the provision of long-term care facility in the US as demonstrated by:
i.) working in a long-term care facility licensed as a skilled nursing facility or a skilled nursing facility which is a distinct part of a hospital, or
ii.) supervising or teaching students in a long-term care facility licensed as a skilled nursing facility or a skilled nursing facility which is a distinct part of a hospital.

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum qualifications

Position Description

Oversees all administrative and educational aspects of the Certified Nursing programs and other applicable continuing education healthcare programming such as Medication Aid, Personal Care Assistant, etc...
Provides classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical instruction to students.
Prepares for each learning experience; prepares, maintains, and updates lesson plans; develops and prepares methods to evaluate student performance; prepares laboratory to provide demonstrations and hands-on experience as appropriate; orders supplemental materials to enhance textbook lessons as appropriate.
Meets classes/labs/clinical at scheduled times.
Develops and prepares tests to evaluate student performance; proctors tests; grades and records individual scores.  Evaluates student performance in laboratory/clinical when applicable.
Serves as academic advisor and counselor, assists in registration of students and maintains advisee files, provides individual assistance to students outside of classroom as appropriate.
Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and/or courses.
Regularly holds/attends faculty and staff meetings as required.
Maintains accurate records of student attendance and performance; maintains various records and databases according to program needs or accreditation requirements, and submits records according to policy.
Maintains current knowledge in the appropriate academic fields; participates in staff development programs, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education programs as appropriate.
Assists with and carries out, as required, the implementation of policies and procedures related to the instructional area.
Communicates clearly, concisely, and in a caring manner with students.
Participates on standing, ad hoc, or other institutional committees and activities as required.
Participates, as required, in the development and operation of program advisory committees.
Assesses the relevancy and impact of various lessons; revises and improves lessons format; evaluates a variety of textbooks, films, and videos; selects books and other materials to be used for assigned instructional classes.
Demonstrates competence regarding the handling of hazardous substances; trains students in the  safe handling of hazardous substances or equipment, where applicable.
Selects, recommends, and maintains a variety of laboratory equipment, tools, and supplies where applicable.
Maintains classroom/laboratory/shop area to include overall cleanliness and conformance to OSHA requirements where applicable.
Actively participates in the departmental budget process.
Participates in the orientation of new part-time and full-time faculty.
Maintains required office hours according to established policies.
Develops/maintains personal contacts with business and industry as appropriate.
Serves as an effective liaison between college programs and clinical agencies as appropriate.
Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies.
Interacts with colleagues and students in a collegial and professional manner.
Performs back-up instructional activities for other instructors as appropriate.
Participates in recruitment of students and/or promotion of college programs as appropriate for the teaching area.
Participates in a variety of student related administrative activities including reviewing admission requirements, program evaluation, and student progress.

How to Apply

Please visit the job posting to apply. 

Job Post Contact

Roger Irvin
Human Resources Director
Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-8302
Phone:  (828) 327-7000 Ext. 4277
Fax:  (828) 624-5246