Adjunct Clinical Nursing Faculty

Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, IL

Job Details


Adjunct clinical faculty for direct supervision of student clinical practice in acute care settings needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  the requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Facilitate hands-on patient care for clients in the specific clinical setting
  • Enable and support student learning in the clinical setting
  • Grade clinical paperwork assigned by the Department of Nursing, providing feedback for student growth
  • Role model providing Christ-like care to others
  • Support the goals of a liberal arts education with an ability to articulate the connection of the Christian faith to learning
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, and problem-solving skills are needed.
  • A Master’s degree or higher in nursing required
  • Unencumber IL RN license
  • Recent direct patient care experience in practice setting similar to clinical rotation
  • Clinical teaching experience preferred
  • BLS CPR Certification
  • Documentation of meeting health requirements of the clinical facility
    • Up-to-date immunizations/ vaccinations (Hep B, annual flu shot, Covid-19)
    • Up-to-date titers for measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella
    • Negative PPD or QuantiFERON Gold within the past year
Specific Technical Skills and Knowledge Requirements

Microsoft Office; Ability to learn and be competent in required hospital electronic health record system

Supervisory responsibilities

Responsible for assisting and supervising direct patient care of up to 8 clinical students/groups. Report to Department of Nursing Chair and or course-specific Clinical Coordinator.

Decision Making

Responsible for ensuring that all Trinity Christian College Department of Nursing and clinical site expectations are being met, with the need for independent decision-making throughout the clinical day

External relationships and contacts

Must maintain a positive professional relationship with clinical site clients, staff, and management

Physical demands and Working Conditions

Must be able to perform all job responsibilities of a bedside RN. Will be working primarily in an acute care facility providing direct patient care with students.


The desirable start date is August 2023. For further information about the position contact:

Dr. Tina Decker, Department of Nursing Chair

Trinity Christian College

Phone: 708-239-4725


Only electronic application documents will be accepted.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the application process:

  • Vita
  • Cover letter
  • Three references (included within your vita or in a separate document)
  • Faith Statement. In a separate document, please provide details about your Christian faith and faith practices.
  • Mission and Diversity Statement. In a separate document, please provide a reflection on Trinity Christian College’s Mission and your experience working with diverse persons and in diverse settings. For your review, Trinity Christian College’s Mission and Diversity Statements can be found on our website under “Full Statements” at
  • Transcripts (Highest nursing degree)

Trinity Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois, a suburb twenty miles southwest of Chicago. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students with an excellent Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition. The College enrollment in the traditional program is about 1,100 with a vibrant residential program. We offer majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as professional programs in accounting and business administration, nursing, education, computer science, pre-medicine, and pre-law. Trinity also offers master’s programs in counseling psychology and special education as well as degree completion programs in education and business. Trinity Christian College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Trinity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.



Trinity Christian College is an accredited private liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students a rigorous Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition, preparing them to pursue excellence in their vocations. The secure 130-acre wooded campus is just 30 minutes from the limitless cultural and career resources of downtown Chicago.


Consistently ranked as one of the top-tier colleges in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Trinity Christian College offers over 80 programs of study, including traditional undergraduate, adult studies, and graduate programs. Recognizing the value of experiential learning, 100% of Trinity’s students participate in hands-on internships or field education. Trinity alumni excel. They are nurses in the most advanced healthcare facilities, award-winning teachers in schools across the country, successful business executives in global companies, and service-oriented professionals making a difference throughout the world.


Whether they are commuters or campus residents, current Trinity students passionately talk about the sense of “community” they feel on this diverse campus. Trinity is often recognized for its ethnic and economic diversity. Intercollegiate sports for men and women, student-run ministry programs, and a full scope of creative expression in fine arts add to the Trinity experience. 


Opportunities abound in the Chicagoland area, opening the door to an expansive “classroom” of culturally-rich neighborhoods; world class music, theater, art, and cuisine; and endless professional development for students via internships, career positions, and involvement with service organizations. Trinity’s Chicago Semester provides an immersive experience for students who want the city to be their home, classroom, and workplace for an entire semester.

Study Abroad

Learning outside the classroom is available through off-campus programs including Semester in Spain (Seville), Semester in The Netherlands, and Semester in Ecuador (Quito), as well as other areas of the world. May-term trips to places such as Cuba and China offer students the opportunity to discover and explore different regions of the world over the course of a few weeks.

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