Part-Time Instructor - Nursing

Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 30, 2020
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Posting Number: 06001786 Position Title: Part-Time Instructor - Nursing Posting Date: Closing Date: 06/30/2021 Open Until Filled (notes): Length of Position: per class course Anticipated Start Date:

Winter term 2021

Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor FTE: Salary Level: Part Time Instructor Starting Pay Range $616 per Load Unit (1 LU = 1 Class Credit) Hours per Week: 5 - 40 hours per month Work Schedule: depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Monday-Friday Job Summary/Purpose:

Primary purpose is to provide instruction for students in an Associate of Applied Science degree in a Nursing Program with Practical Nurse and Registered Nurse exit points. The instructor will be expected to teach primarily medical-surgical content as well as components of maternity, pediatrics, and mental health nursing; and pharmacology. The focus of student instruction includes application of relevant theoretical frameworks, development and refinement of psychomotor skills, integration of pathophysiology and disease processes, and the nursing care of hospitalized and community-based clients across the lifespan with simple to complex alterations in health. Nursing Faculty are expected to create a caring learning environment that will promote active learning and foster critical thinking.

Terms of Employment:
• Requires flexible work schedule, which may include evenings and/or weekends as well as travel throughout the district.
• Requires the provision of official transcripts upon hire.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.

Essential Functions:

Essential Job Functions:
1. Provide Instruction in Nursing. The Nursing Program Curriculum is taught using a collaborative teaching model. This includes delivery of didactic course content using a variety of teaching methodologies including face-to-face and on-line learning activities. Skills instruction is delivered in a Learning Resource Center environment that includes scenario-based skills instruction, supervised coaching sessions, simulation, and skills assessment. Clinical instruction is provided in a variety of healthcare settings under a model of direct student supervision, and a final term Capstone. The Nursing Faculty value the participation of individuals in decision- and policy-making processes and practice Shared Governance. Faculty assignments include providing individual conference time to guide and evaluate student progress. Nursing faculty teaching assignments may also include coordination and/or teaching with distance technology to nursing students at rural hospitals, and clinical supervision using a Clinical Teaching Associate and/or a Clinical Partner model at distance sites. Part-time teaching requires up to 24.5 load units per year, involving approximately 48 students per class and 8 students per practicum group. Teaching assignments may include courses taught during the day and/or evening; classes taught on or off campus; practicum components taught during the day, evening, and/or night shifts; and may require travel to various locations in and out of district. Nursing faculty are expected to perform all essential duties and tasks specific to the nursing department as outlined in the Nursing Program Faculty Handbook.
2. Participate in the shared governance of the department and the college.
3. Maintain Office Hours and Student Contact: All instructors are expected to be available to their students outside of class for approximately one hour/week for each section they teach up to a maximum of five hours/week. As nursing is collaboratively taught by a team, and a nursing course is 10 credits on average, the expectation for office hours has been set to a range of 4-5 hours on campus/week.
4. Facilitate the Nursing Program Curriculum: Perform essential duties and tasks specific to the nursing program, and additional assignments as delegated.
5. Other College Responsibilities. This may include 1) cooperating with administration in program and course development; 2) participating on College committees, in faculty organizations, and professional advisory committee meetings; and 3) assisting the department chairperson in program planning, course development and revision, and accreditation activities.
6. Perform other essential duties and tasks in the Nursing Department as assigned.
7. Meet as a Condition of Employment. Faculty must meet the minimum requirements for the position and such other appropriate college requirements that become necessary throughout the teaching career.

Marginal Job Functions
1. Cooperate with other College personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.
2. Act as resource person for students regarding available college services such as counseling, financial aid, tutoring and study skills.
3. Work with appropriate College personnel to write proposals for program funds.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

1. Thorough knowledge in the field of instruction.
2. Knowledge of teaching and instruction of various audiences and group dynamics.
3. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructors to observe, direct, and supervise students in laboratory situations.
4. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment, including overhead projectors, film, sound systems, video, television, interactive video and audio equipment including computer controlled mixed media presentations.
5. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers, online instructional delivery systems and other technologies.
6. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
8. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
9. Ability to work with department faculty and other COCC staff at all levels.
10. Willingness to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as requested.
11. Ability to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of background, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.

Nursing Department Level:
1. Apply values for teaching and learning:
a. Create a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness.
b. Encourage creative and critical thinking.
c. Engage students in an active learning process.
d. Facilitate learning that applies to and enriches a students’ life.
e. Encourage mutual responsibility for a supportive learning environment.
f. Clarify expectations and encourage student responsibilities for learning.
g. Evaluate student progression across the sequence of courses.
h. Promote learning as a lifelong process.
2. Function as a life-long learner.
3. Willingness to develop knowledge and expertise in any area of the nursing curriculum.
4. Work in a cooperative manner with staff and faculty in the nursing department and individuals affiliated healthcare facilities.

Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:

Individuals in the Nursing Department must be able to perform additional essential functions with reasonable accommodation according to ADA Standards without risking injury to self or others, or threatening the safety of clients, or to otherwise provide appropriate documentation how he/she can perform all essential functions as listed when ability is in question:
1. Strength and mobility sufficient to assist with practicum learning and client care activities.
2. Physical endurance sufficient to complete assigned periods of instruction, e.g. 5, 8, 10, and/or 12 hours shifts on days, evenings, or nights.
3. Cognitive ability to collect, analyze, and integrate information and knowledge to make clinical judgments and client management decisions that promote patient safety and student success.

Individuals in the Nursing Department may be exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials in the practicum settings. All college employees who have been identified as having the potential for this exposure are required to complete a hepatitis B vaccination series. The employee has the right to waive these inoculations.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education, License, Experience for the Nurse Educator Associate:

Candidates must meet qualifications set forth by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, Division 21, Oregon Administrative Rules as a Nurse Educator Associate. These include:

1. A baccalaureate degree in nursing.
2. The instructor shall hold a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon.
3. Have two years of experience as a registered nurse.

As well as these set forth by the College:
1. The candidate must show evidence of expertise in clinical nursing practice, with a minimum of two years’ clinical-based experience in direct patient care or as an instructor in a nursing education program or nursing continuing education program within the last five years.
2. Requires demonstrated excellence in teaching or promise of excellence in instruction.
3. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to respond to changing demands.
4. Must pass criminal history check in accordance with Oregon State Board of Nursing licensure regulations.
Candidates have the option to provide an ‘equivalency statement’ for minimum requirements.

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify under equivalency by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates that meet the educational and experiential requirements necessary to teach across the nursing curriculum as defined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, Division 21, as a Nurse Educator.

1. A master’s degree in nursing, or a baccalaureate degree in nursing, and master’s in a related field with a post-masters certificate in nursing from a program that is a least two semesters or three quarters in length. Or, is eligible for exception as defined by Division 21, 851-021-0045, (6), including: (a) the education and experience qualifications are deemed equivalent to the requirement; or (b) the individual has a baccalaureate in nursing, a masters or doctorate in a related field, and relevant nursing experience. See Nurse Practice Act for complete discussion.
2. Have at least three years of nursing experience.
3. A master’s degree in Nursing that has a clinical or nursing education focus.
4. Community college teaching experience.

Licenses: Current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon.

Certifications: None

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.

If you have letters of recommendation that are being sent directly to HR, please upload a Word document or PDF stating these documents are being sent to HR. This will act as a placeholder for your required documents and allow you to continue your application process and submit.

Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD
    • Other post graduate degree
  2. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree and work experience when combined you feel is equivalent to the degree requirement. Please make clear why you feel it is equivalent.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  4. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 or DD215 form as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  5. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
  6. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date?
    • Yes, I am already eligible to work in the US
    • In progress; I am not currently eligible however will be by the start date
    • No, I am not eligible and will not be eligible by the start date
  8. * Do you have a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Please select from the options provided how many years of experience you have in clinical nursing practice in direct patient care.
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 - 2 years
    • 2 - 5 years
    • 5 years or more
  10. * Have you previously held an instructor position in a nursing education program, or in a nursing continuing education program?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. License or Certification
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 2
  2. Letter of Recommendation 3
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
  4. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  5. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  6. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  7. US Military DD 214
  8. Other Document 1
  9. Other Document 2
  10. Other Document 3
  11. Other Document 4
  12. Other Document 5
  13. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
  14. Placement File, if applicable