Adjunct - Foundations Clinical InstructorJob Category:
SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH SERVICESJob Description Summary:
Southwestern Michigan College is seeking Clinical Adjunct Instructors to join the School of Nursing and Health Services. Clinical Instructors are responsible for teaching students in a small group instructional clinical setting, utilizing current and multimodal delivery and evaluation of knowledge, techniques, and skills. Responsible for the delivery of content in accordance with student and client needs and applicable standards of nursing practice, also responsible for the assessment of applied knowledge, techniques and skills in clinical practice.
The Instructor must work effectively with lead faculty, administrators and staff in a rapidly changing team environment; support and contribute to diversity and student success initiatives of the college. The Instructor will remain current in subject area and teaching methodologies by incorporating relevant safety, quality, and evidenced-based practice recommendations. Some evenings or weekends may be required depending on the clinical sites.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Participates in department and discipline curriculum activities when time permits.
- Orient students to Simulation Lab and clinical site and demonstrate proper procedure.
- Develops plans that promote the development of higher-order thinking skills in the instructional process.
- Supports the academic area and college through other work normally expected of adjunct faculty members.
- Serves as a role model of professional nursing in the practice setting.
- Assist lead faculty to ensure all items needed to teach lab class are available and ready for use.
- Provide simulation lab instructions as recommended by lead faculty.
- The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.
• Bachelor’s Degree in NursingPreferred Qualifications:
• Minimum of two years of experience in an acute care center.
• Unencumbered RN Licensure in Michigan
• BLS Certification
• Master’s Degree in Nursing EducationOther Information:
• Experience in nursing simulation
• Clinical Teaching Experience
• Licensure in Indiana and Michigan
All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.Physical Requirements:
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:Close Date:
1. The physical activity of this position.
A. Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.B. Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces.
C. Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
D. Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
E. Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
F. Crawling. Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
G. Reaching. Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
H. Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
I. Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
J. Pushing. Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
K. Pulling. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
L. Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
M. Fingering. Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
N. Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
O. Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
P. Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
Q. Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
R. Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
2. The physical requirements of this position.
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
3. The visual acuity requirements including color, depth perception, and field vision.
The employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.
4. The conditions the employee will be subject to in this position.
A. The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system of the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.B. The employee is required to function in narrow aisles or passageways.