Nursing Instructor

Employer
Institute of Technology
Location
Redding, CA
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Sector
Nursing
Organization Type
Corporate


JOB DESCRIPTION



Job Title: Nursing Instructor

Reports To: Director of Nursing



***Please be advised: If you are a licensed LVN, you must obtain at minimum and Associates Degree.

DEFINITION:

Nursing instructors, also known as nurse educators, are professionals with the education and practical skills to prepare nursing students for entry in to practice. Faculty is accountable to the Director of Vocational Nursing for the implementation of the approved curriculum based on the mission and philosophy of the nursing program and the Institute of Technology.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Nursing instructors lead, develop, and organize teaching curricula and programs that will best prepare nurses for the current challenges of the profession. This instruction can take place in the classroom, skills lab, during simulation, and also during clinical rotations at healthcare facilities approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT).

SAMPLES OF DUTIES:

The information listed below is meant to serve as samples of job duties and responsibilities for positions in this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed. Consequently, this information does not reflect Essential Functions for any given position in this classification.
  1. Mastery of Subject Matter
  2. Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge of their field or discipline.
  3. Serves as a professional role model to students
  4. Display an ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.
  5. Connect subject matter with related fields.
  6. Stay current in their subject matter through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences, or workshops.
  7. Learn and use technology to enhance teaching and the educational experience when appropriate.
  8. Teaching Performance (classroom setting)
  9. Teach a course load as assigned, including preparation for and instruction of theory classes and clinical laboratory experiences.
  10. Utilize principles of teaching that recognize the characteristics of adult learner.
  11. Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning
  12. Assess effectiveness of teaching through direct and indirect methods.
  13. Include psychosocial needs in outlining nursing care.
  14. Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of the IOT students. Modify, where appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
  15. Utilize a variety of teaching methods including lecture, case study, video, demonstration, small group discussion, work sheets, student presentations, role play, patient care simulations, and guest speakers to communicate subject matter to students.
  16. Maintain consistency with instructional plan as approved by the BVNPT
  17. Develop, update, and post course syllabi in a timely manner.
  18. Teaching Performance (clinical setting)
  19. Assume complete responsibility for up to 15 students in the clinical facilities.
  20. Provide direct supervision of students at clinical sites (exception is preceptorship).
  21. Maintain presence at the clinical facility when students are in attendance (instructors should never leave students unattended at a clinical site).
  22. Teach a course load as assigned, including preparation for and instruction of theory classes and clinical laboratory experiences.
  23. Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize student learning
  24. Clarify daily clinical expectations with students during pre-conference.
  25. Clarify student placement and expectations with clinical facility staff.
  26. Make patient/student assignments that meet both clinical objectives and patient needs.
  27. Direct students in data collection and integration into their clinical paperwork; provide resources to students to ensure critical thinking through the nursing process.
  28. Coordinate with Clinical site a daily plan to best observe, instruct, and evaluate students.
  29. Direct post conference to ensure application of theoretical content to clinical experiences; provide opportunities for students to share learned experiences and verbalize feelings.
  30. Evaluate student progress and give feedback weekly. Provide clear objectives for improvement as needed.
  31. Instructor is to provide immediate feedback of clinical performance following observation of skill.
  32. Maintain consistency with instructional plan as approved by the BVNPT
  33. Curriculum development, revision, and evaluation
  34. Participate in monthly faculty meetings
  35. Collaborate with other faculty on suggestions for curriculum evaluation and revision
  36. Contribute to the selection and development of instructional materials in accordance with course objectives.
  37. Participate in community activities to promote the Institute of Technology
  38. Assess the instructional needs of students in the program and help coordinate the development of a plan to address these needs.









KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws governing the education and licensure of vocational/practical nurses
  • Leadership in both academic and workforce areas
  • Ability to establish collegial relationships with peers
  • Ability to be an effective liaison and to maintain a harmonious relationship at various healthcare facilities.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information
  • Exercise stewardship of college facilities and materials


Minimum Qualifications

• Current active unencumbered RN/LVN license to practice professional nursing in California

• Valid California driver's license

• Approval by the BVNPT

Education
  • Baccalaureate degree or an Associate degree from an accredited school (Master's degree preferred)
  • Have completed a course in teaching the Adult Learner


Experience
  • A minimum of two years' experience as a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse within the last five years


Other

· Current American Heart Association BCLS

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