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Adjunct Instructor - Registered Nurse Women and Children Nursing Course

Employer
Flathead Valley Community College
Location
Kalispell, MT
Closing date
Sep 17, 2021

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Sector
Nursing, General Nursing
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JOB TITLE:
Adjunct Instructor, Registered Nurse (RN) Women and Children Nursing Course

DEPARTMENT:
Nursing

STATUS:
This is a temporary, non-benefit eligible position and employment is determined on a course by course contract basis

PAY RANGE:
Pay is determined by the number and types of credits taught

FLSA:
Exempt

FVCC CURRENTLY SEEKS ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS FOR ON-CAMPUS
FACE-TO-FACE COURSES ONLY.

SUMMARY:
The Adjunct Instructor is responsible for teaching courses in the Nursing division as assigned. Teaching assignments may include alternative delivery methods, and includes day, evening, and weekend classes. Must be able to work collegially in a team environment.

The Adjunct Instructor provides instruction and guidance to students in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical environments, evaluates student progress, and prepares students to take the Montana NCLEX-PN exam. The Adjunct Instructor ensures program compliance with the Montana State Board of Nursing (SBON).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

* Serves as a professional role model to students
* Following FVCC's state-approved curriculum, prepares and effectively teaches PN courses in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings by conveying knowledge of the subject area and demonstrating the ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate instructional materials in assigned areas for successful student learning outcomes
* Provides guidance and direction necessary to allow students to achieve pre-established course objectives and contribute to preparation for the NCLEX-PN exam
* Works with the Nursing Program Director to maintain the program's compliance with the SBON
* Maintains and submits instructional records in accordance with requirements
* Integrates subject area with other related curricula
* Serves as an ambassador for the College and fosters cooperative relationships with clinical sites, community groups, educational institutes, business and industry, and other external partners to enhance and promote the College and encourage student recruitment
* Works within and supports FVCC mission, policies and procedures
* Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with applicable laws and policies
* Works professionally with college faculty and staff to aid with the educational process
* Engages in collaborative and respectful working relationships with students, campus and clinical staff, faculty colleagues on campus and in the clinical sites
* Creates and maintains a collaborative and collegial environment with colleagues and maintains effective working relationships.
* Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with applicable laws and policies
* Remains current in practices, trends and research related to areas of assignment
* Attends meetings and participates in student and/or program assessment as directed
* Performs other related duties as assigned
* Reports to Program Director, Nursing, or designee

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

* Bachelor of Science Nursing degree from an accredited program; AND
* A minimum of three years of experience in nursing in maternity/labor and delivery, and pediatrics; AND
* Teaching experience in a nursing program or completed coursework in teaching methods, curriculum development, testing and evaluation; AND
* Current unencumbered Registered Nurse licensure in the State of Montana; AND
* Current Healthcare Provider Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification; AND
* Ability to travel within Montana when necessary, AND
* Valid Montana driver's license with insurable driving record upon hire

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* Master's degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited program
* Two years or more of completed course work in curriculum development, principles and methods of teaching, and measurement and evaluation of learner outcomes
* Two years or more of post-secondary teaching experience in a nursing program

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

* Ability to effectively teach content material
* Working knowledge of use of technology in a learning environment
* Knowledge and computer/technology skills adequate for educational and administrative requirements
* Effective organizational and leadership skills
* Demonstrated skill in creating and managing a work climate of collaboration, collegiality and teamwork
* Strong commitment to providing quality customer service and collaboration by creating a welcoming and supportive environment
* Ability and willingness to serve as a representative for the College by interacting appropriately with the community
* Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC
* Ability to work non-traditional schedules including evenings and weekends as needed
* Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships
* Ability to issue and follow directions
* Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
* Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels
* Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
* Ability to maintain current Montana Driver's License and a clean driving record
* Ability to pass a criminal background check
* Ability to respond in the event of an emergency
* This is a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at www.fvcc.edu/jobs; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not accepted. FVCC does not retain application materials for future consideration.

Additionally, applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application (NOTE: FVCC's applicant tracking system will time-out after 45 minutes of inactivity. Please have your documents ready to upload before you click the Apply button.) :

* Letter of application indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications and detail your work experience as it relates to the position's Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, AND
* A current, comprehensive resume, AND
* Unofficial transcripts for ALL degrees held - if more than one transcript, combine and upload as one document. (As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will submit official transcripts for all degrees held to FVCC HR prior to hiring. Only transcripts from accredited institutions will be accepted.), AND
* Other - Copy of RN License

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization. It is FVCC's policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran's status, service in the uniformed services as defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.

EMPLOYMENT SPONSORSHIP: FVCC is not able to sponsor individuals seeking employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION'S, REFERENCE CHECKS, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations and individuals not listed on an applicant's application or resume. Additionally, FVCC conducts post-offer criminal background checks.

FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at: https://www.fvcc.edu/about-fvcc/board-of-trustees/fvcc-board-policy

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans' Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans' preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process; the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veterans' Preference Form (form is available at: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and email it along with document(s) that verify your eligibility for employment preference to Jobs@fvcc.edu. Claims for Veterans' preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.

WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION: Based on the Windfall Elimination Provision, I understand my employment may not be covered by Social Security. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision click https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10045.pdf.

AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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