Instructor of LPN Program, WATC
Posting Number F00109P Quick Link for Position https://jobs.uafs.edu/postings/1854 Working Title Instructor of LPN Program, WATC Position Number Department Nursing Programs About the University
For more than 6,000 students each semester, the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a dynamic and diverse learning community with a student-centered approach focused on the success of the individual. Small class sizes combine with innovative, hands-on learning and research experiences alongside expert faculty to ensure students receive a future-focused education at the most affordable tuition rate in the state. The university has undergone significant changes since its founding in 1928 and now offers 51 bachelor’s and associate degrees, two master’s degrees, and 36 certificate programs, all aimed at preparing students for success in the global workforce. UAFS is one of 21 academic institutions and affiliates governed by the University of Arkansas System. The second-largest city in the state, Fort Smith is located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. Established in 1817 as a frontier military post, Fort Smith is now a vibrant and growing city featuring a variety of cultural activities and entertainment options, including a thriving downtown arts and entertainment district. Outdoors enthusiasts will appreciate the Natural State’s plentiful trails, mountains, forests, parks, and waterways, both within city limits and throughout the surrounding area. The city is also within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Little Rock, and Memphis. The UAFS campus is comprised of 77 buildings and facilities located on 170 beautifully manicured acres and crowned with the Donald W. Reynolds Campus Plaza, Tower, and Campus Green. Students who choose to live on campus may do so in one of two residence hall complexes, complete with a full-service dining center, or the on-campus apartment complex for married students and upperclassmen. Campus involvement is encouraged by participation in more than 100 registered student organizations, which includes academic societies, a dynamic Greek life system, intramural sports, and cultural/special interest groups. The UAFS Lions compete in NCAA Division II Lonestar Conference in men’s baseball, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball, golf, cross country, and tennis. About the College / Department
The Western Arkansas Technical Center LPN program is a concurrent college/high school program. Students will attend half day of high school and half day of LPN program. The lecture and lab are from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. on M, W, F and a clinical component from 11:00 to 5:50 p.m on T, R. Position Summary
Primary responsibilities include classroom and clinical instruction in the WATC LPN Program. Other duties include ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum; student advisements, recruitment, and retention activities; professional development; scholarly activities; participating in program, College and University committees and activities that benefits the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, and the University. The faculty accepts, first and foremost, the responsibility of maintaining high standards of quality nursing education. With the exception of part-time clinical instructors, each WATC Nursing faculty member is a member of the University faculty at large, with all the rights, freedoms, privileges, and responsibilities of every other faculty member. Nursing faculty are responsible for adhering to regulations in the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith Employee Handbook as well as those in the WATC Nursing Faculty Handbook. The position reports to the Allied Health Executive Director. Summary of Job Duties
Classroom and clinical instruction • Scholarly activity. • Service to college and University, including committees and assessments. • Curriculum planning, implementation, and evaluation. • Assessment and evaluation of instruction. • Develops effective working relationships within the WATC PN Program, College of Health Sciences, UA Fort Smith, and community. • Assists in the development of standards for the admission, progression, and graduation. • Student advisement, recruitment, and retention activities within the WATC Program. • Adheres to policies related to examinations and preparing test items. • Maintains appropriate records regarding student evaluation, progress, and grades. • Adheres to course objectives and program outcomes in developing appropriate class content and objectives. • Participates in the faculty, student and program evaluation process. • Adheres to the standards of the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing. • Attendance and participation in all faculty and administrative meetings, Student Research Symposium, commencement ceremonies, and other meetings/events as required. • Maintains security and confidentiality of all records and examinations. • Maintains office hours for consultation. • Participates in the campus wide activities in ways that benefit the UA Fort Smith, College of Health Sciences, WATC PN Program, faculty, and students. • Participates in professional and community activities for the purpose of bringing education, service, and research findings together for the improvement of health care. • Consistently participates in scholarly and/or service activities. • Maintains a hard copy or digital copy of all lecture material on file in the WATC PN Program. • Promotes the goals, objectives and reputation of the WATC PN Program with the College of Health Sciences, UA – Fort Smith, and community. • Participates in continuing education programs to remain current in practice. • Promotes cohesiveness between faculty and students within the WATC PN Program. • Submits goals for the coming year no later than March 1. • Adheres to the policy relating to team responsibilities and completes the team task checklist as appropriate. • Selects appropriate clients for student clinical experiences. • Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and by providing leadership to subordinates. Requires consistent on-time attendance. • Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in nursing. • Arkansas RN license. • Experience in clinical nursing. License(s)/Certifications
Current nursing license in good standing BLS certification Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in nursing education preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Well-developed communication skills. • Commitment to excellence in teaching, and the ability to use technology as a teaching and learning tool, including the use of alternative delivery methods such as online courses (Blackboard preferred). • Strong organization and prioritization skills. • Scholarship in the discipline. • Mastery of subject areas related to professional practice and assignments. • Ability to effectively work with a diverse body of students, staff, and faculty. Special Job Dimensions
Must maintain current credentials in their field and provide evidence of current CPR certification, immunizations, and TB skin test or chest x-ray on annual basis. Work performed primarily in an office/classroom/clinical setting. Must travel to and from clinical sites. Extended hours occasionally required. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer. Required abilities include walking, standing for up to 12 hours, bending, reaching turning, listening, observation, and moderate to heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds. Must be physically and emotionally able to complete all job requirements. Work Schedule
This is a nine-month appointment. Salary Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience. Benefits
Competitive benefits package. Background Check / Pre-Employment Screening
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non- discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. Does this position require a background check? Criminal Background Check, Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) Check, and Drug Screening
Open Date 05/19/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applicants will begin immediately. Anticipated start date 08/19/2021 EEO Statement
The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, dedicated to attracting and supporting diverse student, faculty, and staff populations. The University welcomes applications without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act. UA Fort Smith provides equal employment, admission, and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, or gender identify. The University abides by all applicable employment laws. As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, the University is committed to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees with regard to recruitment, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, training, fringe benefits and all other aspects of employment. Applicant Documents
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