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Health Professions Clinical Adjunct Instructor

Employer
Reading Area Community College
Location
Reading, PA

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Position Type
Adjunct
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

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Send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references, to resumes@racc.edu

Please indicate the job code HP-CAI in the subject line of your email.

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Job Details Title:Health Professions Clinical Adjunct InstructorAnnounce date:03/15/2024Apply by date:Open Until FilledApplication status:Accepting ApplicationsPosition type: Part-time Salary:$975 per credit hour

Summary:

As a clinical adjunct instructor in the Associate’s Degree Nursing ("ADN") or Practical Nursing (PN) Programs, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of nursing. During clinical rotations, you will have the opportunity to impart your knowledge and skills to nursing students as they prepare for careers in healthcare. In the lab and clinical setting, the instructor will guide and lead students toward their objective of completing the ADN or PN program. In addition to having clinical competence as a licensed professional nurse, the role requires the capacity to mentor, supervise, and assess nursing students as they provide patient care during their clinical practicum. The ADN or PN clinical instructor encourages the growth of critical and analytical thinking skills. We have partnerships with a variety of regional healthcare systems and community agencies. We also use our skills and simulation centers on campus for clinical hours. Course materials and mentoring will be provided.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Instruct and evaluate students in a clinical setting and or clinical laboratory
  • Attend required clinical agency orientation, if applicable
  • Supervise and maintain laboratories and equipment if teaching in the nursing lab
  • Attend course orientation before the start of each semester.
  • Evaluate student learning in a clinical setting using a standard evaluation tool provided by the Department of Nursing.
  • Adhere to Department of Nursing policies and procedures as outlined in student and faculty handbooks.
  • Participate in end of course program reports and evaluations
Qualifications:

ADN Program

  • Master’s Degree in nursing required
  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree is Nursing will be considered if enrolled in a Master’s in Nursing program and showing evidence of continued progress towards a master's or higher degree completion.
  • Evidence of expertise appropriate to teaching specialty area
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience as a registered nurse
  • Clinical experience necessary to function effectively and safely in the area of assigned responsibility
  • Ability to communicate with and teach a diverse population of students
  • Ability to meet health credentials requirement if teaching in clinical settings
  • Possession of a valid and unencumbered RN license in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Excellent written, oral, and teaching skills
  • Prior college or university teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department of Nursing’s mission, philosophy, goals, and student outcomes
  • Appointment to this position and retention of this position is contingent upon the approval of the PA State Board of Nursing

PN Program

  • Bachelor’s Degree is Nursing
  • Evidence of expertise appropriate to teaching specialty area
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience as a registered nurse
  • Clinical experience necessary to function effectively and safely in the area of assigned responsibility
  • Ability to communicate with and teach a diverse population of students
  • Ability to meet health credentials requirement if teaching in clinical settings
  • Possession of a valid and unencumbered RN license in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Excellent written, oral, and teaching skills
  • Prior college or university teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department of Nursing’s mission, philosophy, goals, and student outcomes
  • Appointment to this position and retention of this position is contingent upon the approval of the PA State Board of Nursing

Clinical sites include Berks County and close surrounding health care facilities.

Opportunities:

  • Associates Degree: Acute Care Medical-Surgical Nursing:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays 0630-1530
  • Associates Degree Evening Program: Acute Care Medical-Surgical Nursing:
    • Tuesday and Thursday Evening 1400-2200
  • Associates Degree Evening Program: Maternal-Child Nursing:
    • Tuesday and Thursday Evening 1400-2200
  • Associates Degree Evening Program: Long-Term Care and Acute Care:
    • Wednesday Evening 1400-2200
  • Associates Degree: Long-Term Care:
    • Thursdays and Fridays 0630-1330
  • Practical Nursing: Acute Care Medical-Surgical Nursing:
    • Thursdays and Fridays 0630-1630

Organization

Working at Reading Area Community College

Reading Area Community College (RACC) is a mid-size comprehensive community college located in historic Berks County, Pennsylvania in the City of Reading.  The College serves not only Berks County but draws students from the surrounding area.  Located less than 60 miles from Philadelphia and 50 miles from Harrisburg, Reading and its suburbs offers a quality-of-life, as well as access to major cultural, urban environments.               

The institution is committed to a philosophy of student success with an experienced, dedicated faculty and staff.  The academic portfolio includes 40-plus programs ranging from liberal arts to engineering, as well as a unique center devoted to cutting edge technologies supporting local businesses and industries.  The College has incorporated a strong commitment to technology and is adding each year to its online course offerings as well as blended, hybrid courses enabling the community year round access to quality education.  The College is also designated the only Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Pennsylvania.

The College is looking to attract individuals who are interested in helping Reading Area Community College continue its evolution as a standard for opportunity, excellence, and hope for students. RACC is devoted to enabling students to fulfill their academic goals.   We particularly welcome applications from energetic, enthusiastic individuals who wish to be a part of a growing, thriving community college and who share this commitment.

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