Nursing Clinical Instructor (Adjunct Faculty Pool)

Location
Grants Pass, OR
Posted
Aug 21, 2019
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Adjunct
Institution Type
Community College
General Statement of Responsibilities

This is an adjunct faculty pool for teaching in the Nursing department. The pool will remain open until June 2020 unless positions are no longer needed. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted and interviewed as positions become available. If at any time you decide that you are no longer interested in being considered, you may log in to the system and withdraw your application from the pool. Typically at the end of the year (or at any point we no longer have a hiring need for this department), we will close this pool and you will receive an email notification.

Instructor is responsible for implementation of assigned nursing clinical courses, providing direct supervision and assessing progress of assigned nursing students in a hospital or other clinical setting. Participate in program faculty meetings. Maintain college standards regarding professionalism, record keeping and instruction within the faculty team of the nursing program.

Supervision Received
The dean, in consultation with the department chair is responsible for carrying out the evaluation of instructors under procedures developed by the vice president. The dean confers with the department chair in decisions regarding instructor workload, professional growth, retention, and department staffing levels. Examples of Duties - Essential Functions

1. Provides feedback regarding student clinical schedules and objectives to clinical coordinator.
2. Provides a positive role model for the students, especially in the areas of caring, advocacy, respect for self and others, collegiality, ethical behavior, ethical reasoning, and strong work ethic (including responsibility, dependability, and accountability) and provides constructive feedback to students.
3. Provides direct supervision and evaluation of students as they perform in lab or deliver patient care in clinical facility for 8-10 hours per day. Activities to be supervised and at times modeled include:

a. Detecting changes in skin color, temperature or condition
b. Collecting data from recording equipment and measurement devices used in client care
c. Drawing up the correct quantity of medication into a syringe
d. Detecting sounds related to bodily functions using a stethoscope
e. Communicating clearly and effectively with clients and with other members of the healthcare team
f. Detecting anatomical abnormalities, such as subcutaneous crepitus, edema, or infiltrated intravenous fluid
g. Manipulating small equipment and containers, such as syringes, vials, ampules, and medication packages, to administer medications.
h. Safely transferring clients in and out of bed and assisting them with ambulation using appropriate devices to prevent client falls
i. Lifting or moving clients or objects, pulling or pushing objects, weighing up to 35 pounds
j. Turning and positioning clients as needed to prevent complications due to bed rest
k. Hanging intravenous bags at the appropriate level (shoulder or higher level)
l. Accurately reading the volumes in body fluid collection devices hung or placed below bed level
m. Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation
n. Dealing with the unexpected e.g. changing client status
o. Demonstrating ability to take the correct action in a client situation based on previous learning. 4. Provides individual performance review and recommendations to students as needed. 5. Facilitates students' adjustment to clinical facility. 6. Provides access to medical record-keeping system used in facility.
7. Matches clinical experience to clinical objectives as closely as possible.
8. Utilizes steps of nursing process to facilitate student achievements of objectives.
9. Provides professional clinical support through pre- and post-conferences.
10. Evaluates and provides feedback on required patient care plans, journals and other written assignments.
11. Acts as liaison between staff and students.
12. Completes weekly written evaluation on each student and has student review and sign, and formally discusses and documents more extensive evaluations with students one to two times per quarter per program policy.
13. Notifies students who may be having problems in clinical performance of their deficits or problems in a timely and confidential manner and works with students to identify ways to improve their performance.
14. Brings major problems of students' clinical performance to faculty meetings for advice, guidance and counsel.
15. Arrives at assigned clinical sites on time and is prompt in grading and returning student assignments and submitting evaluations to program director.
16. Attends and participates in required nursing department faculty meetings.
17. Remains in the assigned facility at all times when students are performing direct patient care.
18. Takes necessary steps to ensure that students are aware of changes in facility policies and procedures.
19. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the philosophy and objectives, curriculum, policies and standards of the program on a periodic basis.
20. Performs other duties as assigned. Screening Criteria

Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing or exception as allowed by Oregon State Board of Nursing Division 21 rules. (RN with Associate degree actively working toward Bachelor's or Master's degree in Nursing will be considered with OSBN permission.) Master's degree in nursing preferred.
Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

Experience: At least two years of recent full-time medical-surgical acute care nursing experience required. Broad clinical and teaching experience preferred.

Knowledge of: Computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to, word processing, the Internet, spreadsheets and database management, multi-media presentations; curriculum development; the community colleges mission, role in higher education, and student population; and sensitivity to a diverse student body and its needs; of the role of accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act; of a variety of pedagogical methods, including lecture, group activity, discussion and individual instruction to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

Ability to: Able to be deemed "fit" by Senior and Persons with Disability (SPD) Division following required Criminal History check. Able to travel to clinical sites in Medford or Grants Pass as required.

Ability to safely demonstrate, model, and instruct students using proper procedures and protocol. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with respect to diverse students, staff, agencies and community members; ability and willingness to work with non-traditional adult learners as well as teens; demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in both the classroom and related educational duties, including the use of new technologies such as online instruction; demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth. Pass a criminal background check.

Licenses: Current Oregon RN license (or Oregon RN license by hire date). If required to drive on behalf of the college, must possess a valid Oregon Driver License and provide proof of an acceptable driving record.
Physical Demands: The physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Manual dexterity and coordination are required for more than half of the daily work period (about 60%), which is spent in a lab/clinical setting, utilizing equipment; and sitting while operating office equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, and other standard office equipment. On feet 90% of time. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, climb, balance, see, talk, hear, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials weighing up to 35 pounds on a regular basis. This position requires both verbal and written communication abilities.
Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors in a laboratory/ hospital environment, and is potentially exposed to body fluids, pathogens, and hazardous materials. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most lab/hospital environments with potentially loud equipment, frequent interruptions, and background noises. Lighting is adequate. Additional Posting Information

Method of Application & Closing Date
This is an adjunct faculty pool for teaching in the Nursing department. Lab/clinical instruction will take place in hospital and other settings in both Grants Pass and Medford. Documents required for application include a cover letter, resume, a professional letter of recommendation (current within the last two years), unofficial transcripts and verification of unencumbered active RN license in Oregon. Please attach RN license verification under "Other Document #1."

RCC is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to recruit and retain members of historically underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS AND/OR ASSISTANCE DURING THE HIRING PROCESS MAY CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES AT 541-956-7329. ONLY FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AFTER FINAL SELECTION IS MADE. INTERVIEW COSTS ARE AT APPLICANT'S EXPENSE. FINAL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR POSITIONS WITH A DEGREE REQUIRED, ONLY DEGREES RECEIVED FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WILL BE ACCEPTED; ACCREDITATION MUST BE RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF DEGREE AUTHORIZATION, US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AS REQUIRED BY ORS 348.609.

Rogue Community College does not discriminate in any programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further policy information and for a full list of regulatory specific contact persons visit the following webpage: www.roguecc.edu/nondiscrimination.

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