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Orange County Branch: Adjunct Pediatric Nursing Clinical Faculty

University of San Francisco
Orange County Campus

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Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title:

Orange County Branch: Adjunct Pediatric Nursing Clinical Faculty

Job Summary:

The School of Nursing and Health Professions seeks to hire part-time (adjunct) nursing faculty to assume teaching responsibilities for pre-licensure (undergraduate and ME-MSN) nursing students in a clinical setting. For medical/surgical, geriatrics, pediatrics, obstetrics, or mental health, a minimum of 1 year of continuous direct patient care nursing experience (or serving as a clinical instructor in one of these clinical areas) within the last 5 years is required. Applicants must hold a current, active and unencumbered California RN License.

Full Job Description:

Job Responsibilities

For some clinical placements, the instructor is expected to be on-site with the student(s) during the entire clinical experience. For other clinical sites, the instructor will be available to the students but move among different sites during the scheduled clinical time. In different clinical learning experiences, the instructor will not be at the clinical site and the student will be supervised by a designated preceptor.

Depending on the type of clinical learning experience, the instructor can be expected to conduct a pre-shift meeting/prebriefing, a mid-shift huddle, and a debriefing/post-conference. The specific expectations for each clinical assignment will be specified in the instructor's contract. Travel to the nursing worksite at least once weekly is required as part of the clinical adjunct’s position and is considered the adjunct’s primary worksite.

The clinical faculty member assumes responsibility and accountability for:

  • Facilitating student learning in the clinical setting by coaching students to translate knowledge into the attitudes and skills required to give safe high quality patient care

  • Supervise student groups in the clinical setting as specified above

  • Evaluating student performance in the clinical setting; provide frequent student feedback to enable success; conducting a written student performance evaluation at mid term and end of course to assign grades

  • Attending departmental, program, and/or clinical level meetings

  • Travel to the clinical site (not at a USF Campus) at least once per semester is required. Certain courses (e.g. Nurs325) may require travel to multiple clinical sites.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing with evidence of an established area of clinical expertise and demonstrable skills.

  • Experience in clinical teaching, student supervision, and teaching methods are desired but not required.

  • Other clinical/agencies requirements as needed.

  • Within that last 5 years, applicants must have one year of direct patient care nursing experience that corresponds to the area they are teaching. For medical/surgical, geriatrics, pediatrics, obstetrics/maternity, or psych/mental health, acute care nursing experience (or serving as a clinical instructor in one of these clinical areas) this experience must be continuous and within the last 5 years.Eligible for approval as an Assistant Instructor by the CA Board of Registered Nursing in medical/surgical, geriatrics, pediatrics, obstetrics/maternity or psych/mental health.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Clinical faculty maintains current RN licensure. AHA Professional Rescuer CPR, and Health Records titers and immunization. Clinical faculty member must hold a valid California Driver's license.


Part time

Pay Rate:


Salary Range :

$2,101 per unit

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