Part-time Instructor - Clinical Teaching Associate - CNA (POOL)

Employer
Central Oregon Community College
Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Part Time


Posting Details

Application Instructions

Please read carefully before applying: You must provide all information requested on the application form (resumes will not be considered as a substitute for the application). Initial screening by Human Resources for minimum requirements is based on your APPLICATION ONLY (supporting documents will not be reviewed during initial screening). Incomplete applications will not be considered by hiring committees. You will have an opportunity to upload supporting documents for committee consideration during this online application process. COCC reserves the right to cancel or change recruitment postings based on organizational needs.



Position Information

Posting Number: 06002219 Position Title: Part-time Instructor - Clinical Teaching Associate - CNA (POOL) Posting Date: 09/27/2022 Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): Open for academic year 2022-23. Length of Position: Contracts are on a term-by-term basis Anticipated Start Date:
October 2022 Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor FTE: Less than .50 FTE Salary Level: Part Time Instructor Starting Pay Range $628 per load unit as per PT Salary Schedule, Step 1 Hours per Week: Depending on class schedule Work Schedule: Depending on class schedule Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically Job Summary/Purpose:
Provide instruction in the clinical and lab settings for students in nursing assistant courses which include:
  • Nursing Assistant Level One Certificate
  • Certified Nursing Assistant- Level Two Acute Care registry

The instructor will be expected to teach level one- nursing assistant and level two- acute care certified nursing assistant curricula.

The focus of student instruction includes:
  • Application of relevant theoretical frameworks
  • Development and refinement of psychomotor skills
  • Integration of pathophysiology and disease processes
  • Nursing Assistant care of clients across the lifespan with alterations in health in hospital and community-based settings.

Nursing Assistant Faculty are expected to create a caring learning environment that will promote active learning and foster critical thinking.

• This is a part-time (Less than .50 FTE ) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Instructor compensation begins at Step 1 / $628 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is not always equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• May include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
• 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.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered.
• Effective Monday, April 18, 2022, COCC implemented a COVID -19 vaccination requirement for all employees, including benefited employees, part-time faculty, and temporary workers such as irregular wage, work study and community education. Upon hire, new employees will receive an email with instructions outlining how to upload proof of full COVID -19 vaccination or request a medical or religious exception. Essential Functions:
  • Provide Nursing Assistant Instruction:

The Nursing Assistant Program Curriculum uses a collaborative teaching model. The Primary Instructor uses a variety of teaching methodologies to deliver theory content, including lecture, demonstrations, classroom activities, and Canvas activities and exams. Part-time Instructors – Clinical Teaching Associates assist the Primary Instructor to provide instruction in the lab and clinical settings. Skills instruction takes place in a bed lab environment, where students practice Oregon State Board of Nursing mandated skills. Students demonstrate skills proficiency in formal check-off sessions, in student teams. Acute care and sub-acute care settings in the community allow students to practice direct patient care and check-off skills proficiency, with direct instructor supervision.

Faculty assignments include providing individual feedback to guide and evaluate student progress. Part-time teaching requires approximately 8 load units per term. Teaching occurs during the day, evening, and weekends. Lab and clinical teaching are in-person. Nursing Assistant faculty are expected to perform all essential duties and tasks specific to the nursing department as outlined in the Nursing Program Faculty Handbook.
  • Serve as Role Model and Supervisor in Areas of Nursing Assistant Practice.
  • Office Hours and Student Contact.

Part-time Instructors – Clinical Teaching Associates should be available by appointment for Office Hours. All Primary Instructors are expected to be available to their students outside of class when students are scheduled on campus. There is a minimum of at least one office hour per week for each course taught.
  • 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. Disclaimer: Hiring of the person into this role is contingent upon approval of the Oregon State Board of Nursing ( OSBN ). 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 duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.
College-Level:
  1. Thorough knowledge in the field of instruction.
  2. Visual ability, corrected, to enable instructors to observe, direct, and supervise students in laboratory situations.
  3. 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, as well as medical equipment, such as feeding tube pumps, wound vacs, glucometers.
  4. Ability to operate or oversee the operation of computers, online instructional delivery systems and other technologies.
  5. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
  6. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
  7. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
  8. Ability to work with department faculty and other COCC staff at all levels.


Nursing Department Level:
  1. Function as a life-long learner.
  2. Apply values for teaching and learning:
    • Create a learning climate of mutual respect and fairness.
    • Encourage creative and critical thinking.
    • Engage students in an active learning process.
    • Facilitate learning that applies to and enriches a students’ life.
    • Encourage mutual responsibility for a supportive learning environment.
    • Clarify expectations and encourage student responsibilities for learning.
    • Evaluate student progression across the sequence of courses.
    • Promote learning as a lifelong process.
  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 at affiliated healthcare facilities.
  5. Provide leadership and assist in the direction of the nursing assistant courses.

All individuals are required to be able to perform essential functions without a significant risk of injury or to otherwise demonstrate or explain how they can perform the essential functions listed above. 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. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College 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 or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.
This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.
In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting. Minimum Qualifications:
Education, License, Experience:
  1. Clinical Teaching Associate candidates must meet qualifications set forth by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, Division 61, Oregon Administrative Rules for Clinical Teaching Associates. These include:
    • Current, unencumbered license to practice as a RN or LPN in Oregon.
    • One year experience as a licensed nurse.
  2. Candidates must also meet these qualifications set forth by the College:
    • The candidate must show evidence of expertise in clinical nursing practice, with a minimum of one year’s clinical-based experience in direct patient care or as an instructor in a nursing education program or nursing continuing education program within the last ten years.
    • Requires demonstrated excellence in teaching or promise of excellence in instruction.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to respond to changing demands.
    • Must meet College requirement for computer literacy.

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 by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.

Optional qualifications:
  1. If qualified and approved by OSBN, faculty may act as a Primary Instructor. The Primary Instructor shall:
    • Implement the required Board-approved curriculum;
    • Provide effective teaching strategies in an environment that encourages student and instructor interaction;
    • Supervise and be present in the classroom at least 75% of the time that classes are being taught, or for on-line programs, be available for consultation and additional clarification at least every 72 hours;
    • Evaluate competency of students.
  2. Primary Instructor qualifications set forth by Oregon State Board of Nursing, Division 61, Oregon Administrative Rules for Primary Instructors:
    • Hold a current Oregon RN license;
    • Have at least two years experience as an RN;
    • Have evidence of completion of a course on teaching adults, or one year of experience teaching adults;
    • Have at least one year of nursing experience in the provision of long-term care facility services for level-one nursing assistant education;
    • Have at least one year of nursing experience in an acute care facility for level-two nursing assistant education.
Preferred Qualifications: 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.

COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be able to work in the United States at time of employment.

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. 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. * Choose your highest level of education:
    • No High School Diploma or GED
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree in Progress
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree in Progress
    • Masters Degree
    • Ph.D. in Progress
    • Ph.D.
    • J.D.
    • M.D.
    • Other Doctorate Level Degree
  2. * 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
  3. * As a minimum requirement, do you have at least one year of experience as a licensed nurse?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have a current, unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in Oregon?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Please explain how you meet the minimum requirement of expertise in clinical nursing practice, with a minimum of one year’s clinical-based experience in direct patient care or as an instructor in a nursing education program or nursing continuing education program within the last ten years.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please explain how you meet the minimum requirement of demonstrated excellence in teaching, or evidence for the potential for excellence in teaching.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please explain if you hold any of the optional qualifications listed to act as a Primary Instructor:

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum education and/or experience requirements, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required are encouraged to apply and provide an equivalency statement here. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing and why you feel your education/experience is equivalent. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement may not advance to the next stage of the recruitment process.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * 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 of the position?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * 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 and 215 (215 if applicable) or certification that you expect to be honorably discharged from the military within 120 days of certifying veteran status as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document(s) in the next step of this application process.
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  13. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * 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
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. US Military DD 214


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