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Medical Surgical Clinical Instructor, Adjunct position

Wheaton College of Massachusetts
Norton, Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 8, 2024

Job Details

Wheaton is a leading private, coeducational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Norton, MA and within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence.

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Medical Surgical Clinical Instructor, Adjunct position



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Academic Year Schedule (dates):

August 2024 - May 2025

Faculty Term:

Full Academic Year

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

Essential Functions : Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to
  • Review and understand the classroom and clinical course objectives and apply the teaching techniques to best achieve the course and program objectives.
  • Model effective oral and written communication that engages the students, provides clarity, and improves student learning.
  • Discuss with students their concerns and/or problems directly or indirectly related to the learning experience.
  • Is responsible for assisting the student to develop an understanding of values, attitudes, and ideals appropriate to the health care profession.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with new and existing clinical sites.
  • To participate in faculty meetings, both formally and informally, with didactic and clinical faculty members.
  • Provide clinical and clinical simulation lab instruction.
  • Supervising care provided by a group of students (usually 6 students in a group) while they complete their clinical rotation in your area of specialty.
  • Coordinate with clinicians at the clinical site to make student patient assignments.
  • Orient students to the clinical area and demonstrate proper procedures.
  • Lead discussions and elicit information from students, demonstrating that students are learning and accomplishing the clinical objectives.
  • Teach students how to perform duties in the clinical site and answer their questions.
  • Maintain clinical standards and course expectations throughout each course or term.
  • Develop patient care assignments that allow students to meet the objectives of the course, which include, but are not limited to:
    • Professional role development
    • Assess clients and develop, implement, and evaluate plans of care
    • Accurately document plans of care
    • Administer medications
    • Master skills such as vital signs, fingerstick, urinary catheterizations, aseptic technique, wound care, etc.
    • Interpret the nursing implications of routine laboratory and diagnostic tests
    • Practice therapeutic communications
    • Practice collaboration with the healthcare team
    • Demonstrate cultural competence
  • Conduct a pre-conference to assist students in understanding patient care assignments, establish priorities, and develop a plan to meet patients’ needs for that day.
  • Conduct post-conference each clinical day to allow students a forum to present patients, share experiences, and reflect on practice.
  • Evaluate and grade student performance using the weekly rubric.
  • Maintain the professional practice knowledge base needed to instruct learners in contemporary nursing practice.
  • Communicate with the Course Coordinator as necessary to resolve issues or concerns in clinical areas.
  • Work effectively as part of the overall faculty team, demonstrating positive interpersonal relations, collaborating with other faculty members to meet student needs, participating in faculty meetings and nursing program committees, and responding to requests from management.
  • Participate in ongoing program evaluation activities as needed.
  • Maintain faculty expectations as required by the College and the Board of Nursing.
  • Demonstrate proper respect for students, faculty, and staff and have a student-friendly manner in the conduct of class.
  • Demonstrate attitudes and qualities consistent with the ethics of the health professions, including:
    • Leadership skills in the area of peer review
    • Quality assurance
    • Community involvement while promoting the health of population groups
    • Respect for the student’s faculty, curriculum, and program
  • Prepare summary evaluation of student performance at termination of course, review with student, and submit signed forms to course coordinator.
  • Contribute to evaluating course activities at the end of the course.
  • Other as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates for a position on the faculty in the Department of Nursing must meet all the College requirements for appointment:
  • A current MA RN license in good standing;
  • A minimum of an earned Master’s degree in Nursing or be matriculated in a Master’s in Nursing program.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Evidence of clinical competence in the area of clinical instruction;
  • Evidence of ongoing and progressive professional development in academic and professional communities appropriate to teaching responsibilities.
Compensation and Benefits

To attract and retain the most talented individuals, Wheaton College maintains a flexible and competitive staff compensation and benefits program.

When determining and establishing hiring rates or recruitment ranges for a position, the College considers a number of factors including the budget for the position, the range of the grade, the external market for the position or similar positions, level and scope of responsibilities, required education, skills and relevant experience as well as internal equity. All salary offers must have the prior approval of the Office of Human Resources.

The salary for this position will be commensurate with the qualifications, education and experience.

Physical Demands

ADA Statement:

Individuals must possess these knowledges, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

Eeo Statement

Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

Wheaton’s core belief is that valuing diversity is pivotal to personal development, intellectual expansion, and societal equity. Our community is united by a shared dedication to equity and access that is essential to providing a transformative education in the Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Special Instructions to Candidates:

The federal government and the state of Massachusetts have made the decision to end the COVID -19 public health emergency. Effective June 1, 2023, the college will no longer require COVID -19 vaccinations and boosters for members of our community. Rather, we strongly recommend that everyone stay up to date on their vaccinations, including boosters, as recommended by their health care provider.

While we will no longer require COVID -19 vaccinations, we strongly encourage members of our campus community to adhere to public health recommendations for vaccination to protect against COVID -19, as well as influenza and other diseases.

Supplemental Questions

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Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness


Wheaton College of Massachusetts.

Founded in 1834 in Norton, Massachusetts, Wheaton College is among New England's premier private liberal arts and sciences colleges.

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