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FT Coordinator LPN Program/Instructor of Nursing

Cochise College
Sierra Vista, Arizona
$58,889 to $77,743, this includes an Impact Stipend of $10,000
Posted Date
Jan 13, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary: The License Practical Nurse (LPN) Coordinator and Instructor of Nursing is responsible for the instruction, coordination, organization, development and planning of the LPN Certificate Program, for facilitating instruction in the didactic, skills lab, clinical areas, and assisting with all educational components associated with the nursing program, and for providing a quality education for program students and performing instructional-related duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the college and the nursing program while serving as a teacher, mentor and facilitator of learning.

Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.

Duties and Responsibilities: Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:

Manages and teaches assigned nursing courses and maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains weekly office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains, and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner

Develops new courses, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, and course procedure sheets for nursing courses; assists with the preparation of course proposals, curriculum updates and the construction of degree/certificate programs

Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful LPN certificate program; integrates knowledge of industry trends and professional training to continuously improve program quality

Participates in Nursing course scheduling, department, division and college meetings; participates in on-going maintenance for the Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP) for ACEN accreditation serves on college committees as assigned

Performs other related duties as assigned

General Expectations: Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in Nursing or Nursing Education from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education, with Advance Practice Certification preferred

Arizona Registered Nurses Licensure

Current Heath Care Provider CPR Certification

Five years of experience as a professional Registered Nurse

Arizona DPS Fingerprint clearance card for clinical access

Successful completion of Cochise College’s Medical History and Physical

An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures

Knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies affecting the Nursing Program. Knowledge of curriculum and program development

Knowledge of public relations/marketing practices and methods

Skill in current technologies and word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office applications

Skill in instructing students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds

Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students’ needs and progress

Skill in creating, adapting, and implementing student-directed, participatory, project-based curriculum

Skill in integrating technology into curriculum and other educational services

Ability to maintain an awareness of new instructional technology and advances in teaching and learning. Ability to learn new skills for enhancing and developing instructional programs

Ability to participate in assessment and evaluation processes

Ability to participate in continuous improvement processes and strategies

Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations

Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail

Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment

Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner

Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information

Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public

Preferred Qualifications:

Three years’ teaching experience in nursing education, preferably in a community college setting

Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills

Expertise in providing skills training and individual or small group tutoring

Work Environment: Work is primarily performed under general supervision. Incumbent generally performs work in a typical classroom, clinical, or laboratory settings with appropriate climate controls and includes exposure to biological and chemical hazards. Travel, evening and weekend work may be required

Physical Requirements: Essential functions of this position require: lifting, manual dexterity, ability to communicate

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds requires a good deal of walking or standing

Mental Application:  Utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, critical thinking, adaptability and creative problem-solving skills are important

Reports to: Director of Nursing


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