Clinical Nursing Instructor
DEPARTMENT: Division of Nursing and Health Sciences
REPORTS TO: Director of PN to ADN Program/Director of PN Program and assigned Program Coordinators
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
LOCATION: Various medical facilities
Teach and evaluate students in clinical settings at various medical facilities.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- • Review and understand the course objectives, both classroom and clinical, and apply the teaching techniques to best achieve course and program objectives.
- Model effective oral and written communication that engages the students, provides clarity, and improves student learning.
- Discuss with students their concerns and/or problems directly or indirectly related to learning experience.
- Is responsible to assist the student to develop an understanding of values, attitudes, and ideals appropriate to the health care profession.
- Establish and maintain relationships with new and existing clinical sites.
- To participate in faculty meetings, both formally and informally with didactic and clinical faculty members.
- Provide clinical, classroom, and clinical simulation lab instruction when needed.
- Supervising care provided by a group of students (usually 6 to 10 students in a group) while they complete their clinical rotation in your area of specialty.
- Coordinate with clinicians at the clinical site to make student patient assignments.
- Orient students to the clinical area, and demonstrates proper procedures.
- Lead discussions and elicit information from students which demonstrate that students are learning and accomplishing the clinical objectives.
- Teach students how to perform duties in the clinical site and answering their questions.
- Maintain clinical standards and course expectations throughout each course or term.
- Evaluate and grade student performance.
- Maintain the professional practice knowledge base needed to instruct learners in contemporary nursing practice.
- Communicate with Lab Coordinator or Program Coordinator as necessary to resolve issues or concerns in clinical areas.
- Work effectively as part of the overall faculty team demonstrating positive interpersonal relations, collaborating with other faculty members to meet student needs, participating in faculty meetings and nursing program committees, and responding to requests from management.
- Participate in ongoing program evaluation activities as needed.
- Maintain faculty expectations as required by the College and the Board of Nursing.
- Demonstrate proper respect for students, faculty, and staff and has student-friendly manner in the conduct of class.
- Other as assigned.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing field required; Prefer Masters of Science in Nursing or Master’s degree in related field.
Requirements: Successful completion of criminal background check and drug screening, required current CPR certification. Provide evidence of immunizations as per nursing program policy
Experience: Two years of clinical practice, administration, or education.
Skills: Strong communication skills. Provide sound evidence of effective teaching ability and management. Possess creative, innovative, and diverse approaches to teaching. Ability to develop interpersonal relationships with faculty, students, and cooperating agencies.
Physical Demands: Moving about while instructing and demonstrating skills to students; reaching, pulling, and pushing while demonstrating while using medical equipment; able to do repetitive tasks; remain stationary at a desk while typing; teaching in a medical facility setting for extended periods.
Environmental Demands: Fluctuations while moving on tile and carpeted floors in a heated and air conditioned environment.