Nursing Clinical Faculty

Tennessee, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Title: Nursing Clinical Faculty

Position #: 351070

Anticipated Closing Date: March 1, 2021

Department: Nursing

Location of Position: The primary job location may be at a clinical facility, the Blount County Campus, Magnolia Avenue Campus or the Strawberry Plains Campus; however, instructor may be assigned labs at other sites.

About Pellissippi State Community College

Pellissippi State Community College is one of 40 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. TBR is the governing board of the College System of Tennessee, offering more than 400 programs of study at the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus. The college is the largest community college in Tennessee by enrollment. Pellissippi State Community College offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement programs, time off including annual and sick leave, and much more.

In 2018, Pellissippi State became a member of an Achieve the Dream (ATD) three-year cohort adopting a theme of Start Strong, Stay Strong, Finish Strong for our work. Achieve the Dream has partnered with the program Integrated Student Experience at Pellissippi State (Insteps) to improve the fall-to-fall retention rates for full-time and part-time students by 13% in the next five years. Our vision is to ensure every student who attends Pellissippi State will develop a sense of belonging and confidence in their ability to succeed academically, grow intellectually, and make timely progress towards achieving their educational and vocational goals. If this is something that aligns with your values, we encourage you to apply.

Nursing Department Philosophy

The Nursing Department’s mission is congruent with the mission of Pellissippi State Community College. The Nursing Department prepares students to enter the workforce with the abilities to think critically about actual or potential patient care problems, the ability to critically analyze and articulate positions on patient care, communicating effectively and professionally both orally and in writing; to recognize, define, and implement appropriate health care for patients; to adapt to emerging developments and applications in the nursing profession; and to work independently with a network of individuals and function within a team to facilitate care for individuals and groups of patients with health care needs. The Nursing Department prepares graduates who are capable of functioning competently at the beginning level of entry into practice. Recognizing the rapid changes in healthcare delivery, the Department also inculcates the necessity of continued professional growth and development through life-long learning .

The Knoxville Community

Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains along the Tennessee River, Knoxville is a thriving Southern city known for its great outdoors, diverse music scene, and wide variety of eateries. It is nationally known for its Urban Wilderness, located less than three miles from downtown, with more than 50 miles of natural trails. A vibrant downtown, located less than a mile from the heart of the UT campus, offers live entertainment, unique shopping and outstanding local dining and brews.

With a population at nearly 185,000, it is both the oldest and the third-largest city in the state of Tennessee; only Memphis and Nashville are larger. Knoxville is a one-hour drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the U.S. National Park Service’s most-visited site. Knoxville also is within a day’s drive or less to many major metropolitan areas, including Atlanta, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and the Atlantic coast. UT’s Neyland Stadium is one of the country’s largest sports venues.

Knoxville #8 in "America's Favorite Places" by Travel & Leisure, #2 in “Most Affordable Cities” by Forbes, #5 for “Best Cities for Small Business” by CNN Money, and a Top 10 “Destination on the Rise” by Trip Advisor.

Culture and Diversity

Knoxville claims a wide range of forward thinking national and international talents. The scholarly influence on the Knoxville metropolitan area bred literary greats including James Agee, Cormac McCarthy, and Nikki Giovanni. Knoxville is home to one of the largest sculptures dedicated to an African American in the country. Located in Haley Heritage Square is a 13-foot high bronze statue of author and Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Haley who chose to spend the last several years of his life in Knoxville. Renowned artists Beauford Delaney and Joseph Delaney hailed from Knoxville. Musicians Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, the Everly Brothers, and RB Morris called Knoxville home during their careers. Women’s suffragist Lizzie Crozier French was active in the ratification of the 19thamendment and was born and raised in Knoxville.

The lasting influence of these artists and activists leaves the Knoxville area as a welcoming area to live and work. More about the area and support groups can be found at Visit Knoxville , the Beck Cultural Exchange Center , the Knoxville Urban League , Knoxville City , Knox County , My Knox Village , Knox Pride , Centro Hispano de East TN , and Knoxville chamber .

Position Description: Provide guidance, instruction and leadership to registered nursing students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) program at the assigned program site. Assist with evaluation, and advising of students. Provide clinical, and lab instruction to students enrolled in the AASN program utilizing team teaching methodology in a lab and clinical environment under the supervision of the lead course faculty member of record.This position is eligible for tenure track provided the candidate obtains a MSN within 2 years of hire.

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application:

· Cover Letter

· Resume

· Unofficial Transcripts

Reference check requirements:

· Supervisory roles: two (2) current or former supervisors and one (1) current or former direct report

· Personal references (friends, co-workers, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references

Essential Job Functions:

Teaching at the clinical and lab level

Instruct and supervise R.N. nursing students in the clinical agency.

Instruction in clinical practice, and lab experience in one or more of the following nursing areas:

Medical-Surgical, Women's Health-Mother/Infant nursing, Mental Health/Psychiatric, Gerontology/Geriatrics or other nursing practice specialty.

Inform students of special instructional resources located in the Educational Resources Center and/or the Learning and Testing Center.

Instruction may include: Personal hygiene, client abuse, human sexuality, cultural diversity, ethnicity, nutrition (nursing, therapeutic aspects), pharmacology, legal, social and ethical aspects of nursing, nursing leadership and management.

Assist in the direction of student activities ordinarily associated with instructional program on the community college or university level.

Participation in departmental activities associated with the instructional program.

Function under the direction of the Course Faculty of record, Nursing Program Site Coordinator, and Dean of Nursing.

Communicate clearly with students and colleagues.

Work effectively with traditional and non-traditional students including, but not limited to the culturally and ethnically diverse.

Demonstrate a willingness and commitment to extra-curricular responsibilities on behalf of the department of nursing, college and district.

Participate in professional organizations related to nursing and teaching.

Adapt to changes in the nursing program.

Apply theories and principles of learning to instruction.

Adapt instruction to the entry level knowledge and skills of students.

Recommend course and program changes to the Faculty Course Member of record and the Academic Department Dean when appropriate.

Use alternative instructional strategies where appropriate.

Orient students to objectives and procedures before beginning instruction.

Establish and communicate clearly defined grading procedures and standards.

Use evaluations to revise and update content, objectives, and instructional strategies.

Give evaluations necessary to determine student level of performance and understanding.

Keep students aware of their progress in the clinical portion of their course.

Perform record-keeping responsibilities related to teaching and advising.

Respond in a timely fashion to all reasonable deadlines.

Note: The College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.

Non-Essential Functions:


Tutoring as needed in learning styles and test taking strategies

Be available to students by maintaining office hours which are reasonably convenient.

Post and adhere to required office hours.

Be knowledgeable of the College policies, procedures, and assistance available to students.

Monitor the academic progress of advisees.

Hold conferences with students as needed.

Faculty Service

Serve on committees and task forces as appointed by the President.

Use professional knowledge and skills to contribute to local and professional community activities whenever appropriate.

Attend faculty meetings as scheduled.

Contribute to the advancement of college goals through appropriate individual goals.

Professional Development (Teaching and Discipline)

Participate in professional development.

Other objective to be agreed upon by faculty members and immediate supervisors in the development of personal, departmental, and divisional objectives.

Critical Skills/Expertise/Experience:

A. Three years' related work experience as an RN required. One-year teaching experience in a pre-licensure program preferred.

B. Current acute care clinical experience.

C. This employee should have strong interpersonal and communication skills, have good organizational skills, and be capable of handling multiple projects at one time.

D. To ensure that all faculty are proficient in oral and written English, the following guidelines are to be used during the selection process to evaluate candidates:

a. Ability to speak and write English clearly

b. Ability to understand written and spoken English

c. Ability to communicate effectively in an academic environment (for example, previous successful employment in an academic institution).

Job Requirements: A. All full-time and part-time faculty teaching non-credit-bearing laboratory sections that are a portion of a credit-bearing course must have at the minimum a bachelor’s degree in their teaching field or closely related field from a regionally accredited college/university.

B. Endorsed with appropriate credentials of an unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Tennessee, CPR certification for healthcare professionals, advanced preparation and experience in a nursing practice specialty and hold the minimum academic credentials of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college.

Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at .

A summary of our benefits can be found at

If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the upper left to apply.


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