Under the general supervision and direction of the Dean of Health
Sciences, perform designated duties as an instructor in the
psychiatric technician program. The primary responsibility is to
teach 10 units per semester of courses in the area of nursing
science and psychiatric technician practice.
Responsibilities and Duties
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to
- Instruct courses in the psychiatric technician program as
stated in the credit course outline and the Board of Vocational
Nursing and Psychiatric Technician regulations.
- Assist the Division Dean of Health Sciences in cooperating with
campus and community groups to provide programs, courses, and
information relevant to the needs of the students and the
- Assist students in achieving stated course objectives. Evaluate
the progress of each student and notify students in need of
counseling services and/or tutorial assistance. Track student
learning outcomes and maintain records of student learning
- Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review,
modification, and the assessment of student learning outcomes in
order to make the program successful.
- Assist the Division Dean in the preparation of required
reports. Provide information and data as requested.
- Complete various reports required for student evaluation,
course reporting, and budget development.
- Attend various departmental, divisional, and campus-wide
activities as stipulated.
- Participate in departmental, divisional and campus-wide
committees as part of the shared governance process or assigned by
the Division Dean of Health Sciences.
- Perform other necessary duties such as assure the smooth
functioning of the Health Science Division and Nursing Programs, as
assigned by the Division Dean and as outlined in Board policy.
Have approval as a psychiatric technician instructor by the
California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
with the following qualifications:
- Hold current California active license as a Registered Nurse;
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school; or a
valid teaching credential; or have completed a minimum of one year
full-time teaching experience in a state accredited or approved
registered nursing or vocational or practical nursing, or
psychiatric technician school within the last five years; or met
community college or state university teaching requirements in
- Have a minimum of 2 years of experience as a registered nurse
or licensed psychiatric technician within the last 5 years.
- Hold current California active license as a psychiatric
- Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school; and
- Have a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a
psychiatric technician; one (1) year shall be in teaching or
clinical supervision, or a combination thereof, in a state
accredited or approved psychiatric technician school within the
last five (5) years; or have a minimum of three (3) years of
experience in mental health administration or education within the
last five (5) years.
Possess sensitivity to and demonstrated success teaching in a
diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic
environment such as a community college.
Be free of any formal disciplinary action by the California Board
of Registered Nursing and the Board of Vocational Nursing and
Psychiatric Technicians, or other professional licensing agency of
this state, other States, or U.S. Territories.
- Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or
university in Nursing, Counseling Psychology, or a related
- Knowledge of psychiatric technician scope of practice OR
experience working psychiatric technicians.
- Expertise in use of computers for teaching and management of
online course information. Familiarity and ability to teach in a
distance learning environment.
- Ability to teach in a technologically rich environment.
- Experience in evaluation of clinical performance of health care
- Ability to teach in a large lecture format.
- Demonstrated commitment to student learning and demonstrated
commitment to promoting the success of all students in an open
- Demonstrated sensitivity to and ability to motivate and teach
community college students of diverse ethnic backgrounds, cultures,
preparation, learning styles and/or disabilities.
Effective July 1, 2016, adjunct faculty maximum initial placement
on the Hourly Salary Schedule shall be step 5 (initial salary
placement plus 4 years of teaching/relevant experience) of the
appropriate class (SJCTA Union Contract: Article XVIII 18.7;