With administrative guidance from the Director of Nursing, the Nursing Instructor is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the nursing program, and ensuring program compliance with applicable nursing education regulatory agencies. These responsibilities require leadership in both the academic and clinical settings; participating in educational development and planning; evaluating student and program performance; motivating and advising students; creating an environment of teaching and learning excellence; partnering with community agencies; and complying with organizational and accreditation policies and standards. Full-time nursing faculty work on a 9-month contract with a load comparable to other full-time faculty in the college. Supervises other nursing faculty who are being mentored, laboratory assistants as assigned, and students in lab and clinical settings.
- Master’s degree in nursing or nursing education is preferred for full-time appointment. Faculty members may be hired without a master’s degree in nursing but must earn a master’s degree in nursing or nursing education in accordance with on-hire education plan within five years from date of hire. (Complies with Wyoming State Board of Nursing, governing organization, and governing organization’s accrediting agency requirements.)
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
- Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Wyoming.
- Minimum of two years’ full-time experience in clinical nursing.
- Clinical skills to supervise students in three of six areas (med-surg.; OB; psych.; OR, ER, ICU; long term; community, other).
- Current BLS for Healthcare Providers or obtains prior to start of employment.
- Must successfully pass a background check, drug screen and complete clinical site requirements as applicable.
- If not complete prior to hire, must complete at least ten (10) clock hours of educational preparation in principles and methods of teaching, learning, and evaluation of performance outcomes within six (6) months from date of hire.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Possess exceptional organizational skills.
- Maintain strict confidentiality.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies.
- Analyze and solve basic and routine problems.
- Interpret college policies and procedures.
- Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
- All nursing faculty will work a combination of class, lab, and clinical as needed by the department.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- Work is performed primarily indoors in a standard office, classroom, clinical lab, or clinical healthcare environment. There is exposure to hazards related to working in medical waste and/or sharps equipment.
- Subject to walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, and stooping. Frequent lifting of objects up to 30 pounds. Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines. Near vision sufficient to read written communication and computer display screens. Adequate hearing to communicate efficiently in person and by phone.
- Work flexible hours as needed. May require work during evening, night, weekend hours.
- Travel between campus buildings, clinical sites, and to other locations may be indicated. A valid driver’s license or dependable transportation required.
- Employer paid retirement plan (16.87% employer paid; .25% employee paid)
- Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
- Four days per year paid personal leave
- Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
- Employee and family tuition waivers
- Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility
- Free easy-access parking
- Collaborative work environment
- Onsite fitness center and walking track
- Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
- Professional development
Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked "America's Top Western Town" by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.
Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.
NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY.
Apply online at: https://jobs.sheridan.edu