Anticipated Adjunct Faculty - Nursing Assistant - Spring 2020
Responsible for teaching Nursing Assisting (NA) courses didactically and clinically in accordance with the philosophy, vision, mission, policies, and procedures of the college. Faculty will follow curriculum set per the Arizona State Board of Nursing (AZBN – Article 8) to include course classroom theory, and skill sets. Instructor will also supervise students during clinical rotations, at approved medical facilities, as scheduled within the course. Instructors are responsible for preparing students for the state certification/licensure exams (written and skills).
- Teach assigned classes in accordance with college policy and in a variety of potential modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online, hybrid, Interactive Television (iTv), Weekend College, accelerated, evening or late start classes) on any campus, site or center as directed by division chair or program director.
- Provide and present information, content, and context through lecture, laboratory, recitation, seminars and/or other learning venues utilizing a variety of teaching/learning styles as appropriate to the course content.
- Employ a variety of assessment tools; evaluate grades and comment or report on student work in a timely fashion to students and program coordinators, in order to facilitate and ensure student progress throughout the course.
- Communicate with and/or counsel students as appropriate, and per program guidelines. This may include email, online discussions, virtual chats within the Learning Management System, instant messaging (IM), telephone and/or face-to-face consultations to provide frequent feedback. Refer students to appropriate college and community services when needed.
- Communicate to students when and how they will be available to assist students outside of scheduled class time.
- Maintain records of student progress and performance; complete and return required reports to the appropriate office/personnel by the established due date(s).
- Develop, prepare and evaluate instructional materials, as required by the Instructional Specialist, NA coordinator, and/or Nursing Director.
- Follow syllabi and course calendars, in accordance with college policy, and Arizona State Board of Nursing NA program minimum standards.
- Review and update course outlines and syllabi, and provide input on text selection when appropriate, in cooperation with other faculty and appropriate division chair or program director as necessary.
- Collaborate with division chair, program director, other faculty and other programs to review and maintain the integrity of the curriculum within established college timelines or more frequently if necessary.
- Assist in recruitment and retention of students through the development and implementation of teaching and learning strategies primarily in the instructional setting.
- Recognize the goals and mission of the college to maintain a positive professional and educational environment that promotes student success and enhances community relations.
3. Professional Development
- May attend and participate in professional development activities.
- Cultivate development of instructional programs and knowledge of trends, pedagogy, andragogy, and new technologies.
- Participate in the evaluation process as defined by program policies and procedures.
Salary: $736.00 per credit hour
- Hold a current, registered nurse (RN) license that is active and non-encumbered, and provide documentation of a minimum of one year (1500 hours) working as an RN providing direct patient care in any setting
- AND, one of the following:
- Minimum one-year (1500 hours) experience supervising nursing assistants.
- Minimum one-year (1500 hours) experience teaching adults as a faculty member or clinical educator.
- Completion of a 40-hour education program in adult teaching and learning concepts that awarded continuing education credit by an accredited organization.
Be current in subject area and possess the ability to develop, prepare, and evaluate instructional materials that promote learning, along with the willingness to utilize alternative teaching techniques and instructional technology where appropriate.
Additional Applicant Information
Duties require physical effort in working with moderate (up to 50 lbs). Duties performed causes light fatigue of eyes, fingers, or other faculties due to long periods of standing, sitting, repetitive motion and viewing a monitor. Some specialized faculty positions may require the lifting of heavier weights although lifting may be assisted.
Demonstrate the willingness as well as the capacity to cooperate in a professional and courteous manner with other college employees and students. Share knowledge and contribute to helping others collegially while supporting the mission of the college.
This position is performed in a classroom and/or lab skills area. These areas may have occasional distractions such as noise, interruptions, or congested work areas with exposure to some disagreeable elements. The position requires transportation to variety of clinical nursing facilities.