Course Instructor, Integrated Healthcare Management

Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 06, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Course Instructor, Integrated Healthcare Management

As a competency-based, student-focused, online, nonprofit university, we do things a bit differently at WGU. From the bottom up, we're designed with students in mind—particularly, the busy, working, adult student who wants to earn a bachelor's or master's degree but for whom a traditional university education simply won't do. Western Governors University is the only university in the history of American higher education to have earned accreditation from four regional accrediting commissions. The WGU nursing programs are CCNE accredited and named as a Center of Excellence (2015-2019) by the National League for Nursing (NLN).

The principal mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time or place and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.

About Integrated Healthcare Management

Course Instructors at WGU function as subject matter experts who assist students as they engage specific sections of the WGU curriculum. The Course Instructors do not develop WGU courses, construct tests or grade assessments. Their primary focus is on bringing WGU courses of study to life through one-to-one or one-to-many engagements.

Integrated Healthcare Management focuses on quality improvement of person-focused care with an emphasis on professionalism, technology, and ethical practice to foster innovation and sustainability. It will prepare students to be responsible for improving the collaboration, efficiency, and day-to-day interactions with today's complicated healthcare system and evolving healthcare policy.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Provide coaching, support, and subject matter expertise to students enrolled in assigned course
  • Communicate professionally, relate well, and share a passion for Nursing to motivate a diverse and large group of students.
  • Respond to student inquiries about content, learning resources, or assessment.
  • Provide relevant information on student tasks based on feedback from assessment graders.
  • Coach students to competency development by asking open-ended questions, brainstorming next steps, and maintaining accountability.
  • Provide additional resources to students based on content expertise, while maintaining the students' responsibility for task competency.
  • Maintain current and active knowledge in area of expertise in order to bring examples and ideas to students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in health related field.
  • 2+ years of instructional experience in a health related program within higher education, preferably with an online component
  • Proven track record for effective coaching and communication skills within a diverse population.

Preferred Qualification

  • PhD. in Education or other health related field.
  • Experience collaborating with healthcare leaders identifying opportunities for process improvement.

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