Nursing Instructor
Rogue Community College
White City, Oregon 97503

Job Description



SUPERVISOR: Director of Nursing & Allied Health Occupations

TYPE OF POSITION: Full-Time Faculty

LOCATION: Table Rock Campus (White City), Josephine and/or Jackson Counties for Clinicals

General Statement of Responsibilities
Primarily responsible for organizing and carrying out structured learning processes for students in Nursing programs. In addition, instructors participate in the full range of professional and college-related activities including student advising, curriculum development, professional growth, departmental and college-wide meetings, committee activity, and community involvement.

Supervision Received
The dean is responsible for carrying out the evaluation of instructors and confers with the Director and department chair in decisions regarding instructor workload, professional growth, retention, and department staffing levels.

Examples of Duties - Essential Functions

Instructs students in a classroom, lab, clinical, or other setting as assigned; teaching a variety of didactic, laboratory & clinical nursing and related courses.
Advises students on matters of program goals, course requirements, and career guidance, scheduling office hours as required.
Assist with orientation and calibration of part-time clinical instructors.
Partners directly with department faculty in the process of student learning, assessment and performance by providing feedback through debriefing sessions.
Develops, communicates, and utilizes student assessment processes and instruments which are related to the stated objectives of the course, the department and the institution.
Assists with the development and evaluation of policies and standards for the selection, admission, promotion, and graduation of nursing students within the framework of the policies of accreditation and the college.
Assists with the selection of new students from a pool of applicants.
Prepares, distributes and utilizes instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate.
Participates in assessment of student learning at the course, program, and institutional levels.
Develops, communicates, and utilizes student assessment processes and instruments which are related to the stated objectives of the course, the department and the institution.
Participates in comprehensive program reviews, to include regular and systemic curriculum and program assessment to be used for continuous program and curricular improvement.
Provides the staff of the clinical facilities with copies of program goals, student learning objectives, and clinical schedules.
Provides a positive role model for the students, especially in the areas of caring, advocacy, respect for self and others, collegiality, ethical behavior, ethical reasoning, and strong work ethic (including responsibility, dependability, and accountability) and provides constructive feedback to students.
Provides direct supervision and evaluation of students as they perform in lab or deliver patient care in clinical facility for 6-12 hours per day. Activities to be supervised and at times modeled include:
Detecting changes in skin color, temperature or condition
Collecting data from recording equipment and measurement devices used in client care
Drawing up the correct quantity of medication into a syringe
Detecting sounds related to bodily functions using a stethoscope
Communicating clearly and effectively with clients and with other members of the healthcare team
Detecting anatomical abnormalities, such as subcutaneous crepitus, edema, or infiltrated intravenous fluid
Manipulating small equipment and containers, such as syringes, vials, ampules, and medication packages, to administer medications
Safely transferring clients in and out of bed and assisting them with ambulation using appropriate devices to prevent client falls
Lifting or moving clients or objects, pulling or pushing objects, weighing up to 35 pounds, standing for several hours
Turning and positioning clients as needed to prevent complications due to bed rest
Hanging intravenous bags at the appropriate level (shoulder or higher level)
Accurately reading the volumes in body fluid collection devices hung or placed below bed level
Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Dealing with the unexpected e.g. changing client status, demonstrating ability to take the correct action in a client situation based on previous learning.
Monitor patient care to ensure that patients receive safe and appropriate care
Facilitates students' adjustment to clinical facility.
Facilitates student's access to medical record-keeping system used in clinical facility.
Provides professional clinical support through pre- and post-conferences
Acts as liaison between clinical facility staff and students.
Provides individual performance review and recommendations to students as needed; completes weekly written evaluation on each student in clinical setting, and formally discusses and documents evaluations with students at least twice per quarter.
Notifies students who may be having problems in clinical performance of both their strengths and their deficits or problems in a timely manner and works with students to identify ways to improve their performance.
Arrives to class and/or at assigned clinical sites prepared and on time and during clinical remains in the assigned facility at all times when students are performing direct patient care, except for integrative practicum or other specialty/observational experiences assigned by program director. Position may require supervision of students on night and weekend shifts as well as day shifts.
Participates in nursing department faculty meetings.
Evaluates student achievement in terms of course and program objectives, grades and returns students' written assignments in a timely manner, assigns grades for courses according to policies.
Participates in reviewing and revising the program policies and procedures on a periodic basis.
Provides for student evaluation of teaching effectiveness on scheduled basis.
Participates in peer evaluation within the framework of the college.
Initiates periodic self-evaluation, self-growth, and professional development. Meets OSBN requirements for demonstration of professional competence and continued development in nursing, nursing education, and assigned teaching responsibilities.
Participates in appropriate campus and faculty activities of the college.
Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Screening Criteria

Education and Experience: Required: Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a minimum of three years of full-time patient care experience at the registered nurse level. Preferred: Master's degree in nursing; or BSN plus a master's or doctoral degree in a related field with relevant teaching and nursing experience; recent medical-surgical acute care hospital experience, past teaching experience, experience with in-service education or classroom and clinical instruction and simulation and a broad clinical base including long-term care.

Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

License: Current unencumbered Oregon RN license (or unencumbered Oregon RN license by hire date) required. For assignments requiring operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a valid Oregon Driver's License and proof of an acceptable driving record are required. New employees establishing resident status in the State of Oregon must obtain an Oregon driver's license within 30 days (ORS 807.020 (1)).

Knowledge of: Extensive knowledge of the subject area to be taught; computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to, word processing, networks, the internet, spreadsheets, multi-media presentations; curriculum development; the contemporary community colleges' mission, role in higher education, and diverse student population; the role of accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act; a variety of pedagogical methods, including lecture, group activity, discussion and individual instruction to accommodate a variety of learning styles.

Ability to: Communicate effectively and respectfully with colleagues and students from
diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds; work collaboratively as a member of and
academic department; demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching in the subject area; participate in
curriculum and program development; participate in the student advising program and
college-wide efforts to improve student retention and success; demonstrate experience or
potential for innovation and creativity in both the classroom and related educational duties,
including the use of new technologies; and demonstrate a commitment to professional
standards and growth; and ability to supervise students on day, night or weekend shifts and
to travel to clinical sites in Jackson or Josephine Counties as required. Pass a criminal
background check, urine drug screen and provide proof of required immunizations and CPR
as required by state law for healthcare programs.

Physical Demands of Position: The physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Manual dexterity and coordination are required for more than half of the daily work period (about 60%) which is spent instructing in a lab/clinical or classroom setting or while operating office equipment such as computers, keyboards, telephones, and other standard office equipment. May be on feet up to 90% of time while in clinical setting. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, climb, balance, lift, see, talk, hear, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials under 35 lbs. daily, 35-50 pounds occasionally, and rarely over 50 pounds, usually in the clinical lab setting, with proper safety equipment as required. This position requires both verbal and written communication abilities and computer skills.

Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors in a clinical lab/hospital environment, classroom or an office environment. The employee may be exposed to body fluids, pathogens, and hazardous materials. The noise level in the work environment is typical of most lab/hospital, classroom, and office environments, with potentially loud equipment, frequent interruptions, and background noises. Lighting is adequate. Role may include instruction in typical skills lab or classroom environment and clinical instruction or instructor oversight in a healthcare facility.

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Date Posted : 06/06/2024