Faculty, Associate Degree Nursing

Location
Austin, TX
Posted
May 27, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

General Statement of Job


To instruct students in accordance with College policies and procedures. Serves as full time faculty member in the Associate Degree Nursing Program.



Position Information
Location As assigned.
Note: Eastview Campus, Round Rock, or Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge based on program need, may vary by semester. Clinical sites located throughout the metro area Hours 40 hours per week may include some evenings and weekends Salary Salary is assigned according to the Full-Time Faculty Salary Scale. FLSA Status Exempt Reports To Department Chair, Associate Degree Nursing Criminal Background Check Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.

Description of Duties and Tasks

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Facilitates, supervises and evaluates students in a variety of clinical settings. Clinical locations, days and times may vary.
  • Teaches a variety of ADN courses in classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. Instructs in theory, lab, and clinical nursing, with an emphasis on medical-surgical content.
  • Participates in ongoing curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Assists Department Chair with program accreditation requirements.
  • Utilizes innovative teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of a diverse student population: including, but not limited to, interactive video technology, online format and other uses of technology in the classroom and lab setting.
  • Plans and organizes lesson plans, research and reference materials, syllabi, and other learning aids.
  • Advises students, maintains office hours, serves on program and College committees, maintains professional competence, and participates in professional development activities.
  • Maintains professional competence, and participates in professional development activities.
  • Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Department Chair, Executive Dean, and/or Vice president.




  • Knowledge

    Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Effective teaching techniques adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
    • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
    • Subject matter and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
    • Sensitive issues relating to a diverse student body.
    • Principles and practices associated with Servant-Leadership.




    Skills

    Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

    • Creativity and innovation in the field, and service in the profession and/or community.
    • Effective planning, organizing, communication, organizational skills, and managing in a complex, fast-paced environment.
    • Effectively assist and assess student learning.
    • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
    • Being punctual for classes and office hours.
    • Maintaining and established schedule, including days, evenings and weekends, including possible multiple campus locations, which may vary by semester.
    • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.
    • Demonstrated commitment to Associate Degree Nursing education.




    Technology Skills

    • Manage data using technology and implement the use of technology in nursing.
    • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, interactive video and on-line format technology, classroom, clinical, lab, or other current learning technologies for effective teaching at the community college level. Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office software systems.




    Required Work Experience

    • Three years work experience as a registered nurse in a medical-surgical clinical setting.




    Preferred Work Experience

    • In addition to the required work experience, two or more years effective community college experience at the Associate degree Nursing level.
    • Previous experience with distance learning technology and instructional methods.




    Required Education

    • In accordance with SACSCOC accreditation requirements: Master's of Science in Nursing. SACSCOC requirements may differ depending on the courses taught within the discipline. For specific requirements by course, please see the current year Faculty Qualifications Table located at http://www.austincc.edu/faculty/credentials/.




    Preferred Education

    • DNP or PhD in Nursing.




    Special Requirements

    Licenses/Certifications; Other

    • Current Texas Registered Nurse License, without stipulations, or eligibility for licensure.




    Physical Requirements

    • Ability to communicate with students.
    • Instruction takes place in classroom, clinical, and lab settings.
    • Manual dexterity, and ability to lift and move 30 pounds.




    Other Preferred Qualifications

    • Reliable transportation may be required for teaching in multiple campus locations.




    Safety

    • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.




    ACC Benefits Overview

    Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

    ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.



    Disclaimer

    The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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