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Perioperative Nursing Instructor

Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Posting Number:




Position Title:

Perioperative Nursing Instructor

Status of Position:



Non Exempt

Position Summary:

Prairie State College seeks an experienced part-time/temporary hourly instructor to teach perioperative procedures to registered nurses. Ideal candidates will have experience as a certified surgical technician, or operating room/scrub nurse.Positon requires classroom instruction on scrub role duties, preparation of the surgical field and supplies/instruments delivered to the field; surgical field environment and collaboration; and, hospital policy and procedure compliance.

Reporting Relationship:

Manager, Workforce and Community Partnerships-Workforce Professions

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare and deliver customized training (as per established curriculum) for healthcare partners.
  2. Provide instruction to registered nurses in the following areas:
    a. scrubbing, gowning and gloving requirements in surgical field setting up the surgical field; surgical supply management, including but not limited to sterile technique principles; instrumentation types and uses; and patient safety procedures.
  3. Flexible to meet the customized training needs of the healthcare provider.
  4. Organize concepts to be taught in a logical and understandable manner covering all objectives outlined in the training program.
  5. Effectively communicate with students and staff to ensure training outcomes are met.
  6. Maintain and submit accurate records of grades and attendance.
  7. Perform other duties as required or assigned that are reasonably within the scope of duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Associate’s Degree
  2. Perioperative/Certified Surgical Technician
  3. 3-5 years related work experience
  4. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  5. Experience using technology in the classroom
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of adult learners

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree
  2. Registered Nurse/CNOR
  3. Experience teaching, especially at the community college level
  4. Experience working with culturally and intellectually diverse group
  5. Ability to create diverse teaching methods.

Anticipated Work Hours and Days:

Varies as per course schedule and/or customized training


Minimum starting $30/hr.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

All applications must be submitted electronically.



Prairie State College is a richly diverse community college located 30 minutes south of Chicago. The College serves over 5,000 students through its credit programs and offers a wide range of associate degrees and certificates, all of which feature student-centered instruction. In addition, the College offers workforce education, ESL and GED programs, and continuing, corporate and professional education. prairie_state_college1.jpg

Our 37-acre campus in Chicago Heights features “smart” classrooms, modern laboratories, a Business and Community Education Center, an Adult Education Outreach Center, and a spacious new Fitness Complex. In order to meet community needs, courses are also offered at our Matteson Area Center and at local businesses, community centers, and schools.

prairie_state_college2.jpgThe College provides a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, tuition reimbursement for administrators and staff, free courses in our Fitness Center, and an optional 403(b) plan in addition to a comprehensive retirement plan through the State University Retirement System. Employees can enroll their children in our state-of-the-art Children’s Learning Center for a modest fee.



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