Kern Community College District Nursing Science/Clinical Practice Instructor, Part-time Adjunct Pool in Porterville, California

Position Information

Basic Function

The successful applicant will be expected to provide instruction in registered nursing courses to a student population that is highly diverse in terms of academic preparation, cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds as well as physical and learning abilities. Provide instruction as a member of the nursing team to students in classroom and/or clinical laboratory areas; participate in the development and evaluation of curriculum and in the development of instructional material; utilize a variety of teaching methods which will promote the attainment of desirable goals by each student; establish effective working relationships with personnel from service agencies and assist in the liaison between several different community healthcare agencies and the college; assist in planning activities for the evaluation of students in both the classroom and laboratory experiences; participate in faculty and agency meetings and student activities.

This assignment may includes teaching at off-campus sites, day or evening classes, weekend classes, large classes, distant learning and multiple teaching methodologies.

Education and Experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

Must meet the following qualifications set by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Bureau of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians:

  • A valid, active license as a California Registered Nurse;

AND

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing and two years of continuous, full-time experience in direct patient care as a Registered Nurse with experience including at least one (1) year experience in the previous five years as a registered nurse providing direct patient care. OR

  • Associate’s degree in nursing and six years of continuous, full-time experience in direct patient care as a Registered Nurse with experience including at least one (1) year experience in the previous five years as a registered nurse providing direct patient care. Note: As a condition of employment, if the applicant does not meet the patient care practice requirement, he/she must be willing to undertake a mutually agreed upon remediation plan.

AND

  • Shall have or be willing to complete (within 6 months of hire) a course in teaching offered by an accredited school;

AND

  • Current American Heart Associate Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support Card;

AND

  • A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.

Note: Degrees and credits must be from accredited institutions (Title V Section 53406). Any degree from a country other than the United States, including Canada and Great Britain, must be evaluated by an evaluation service.

Note: The screening of candidates will be conducted by a screening committee. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Benefits

Sick leave only.

This position is not eligible for health benefits.

Knowledge and Abilities

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Provide instructional and/or non-instructional services as specified by contract or assignment in a diverse campus and community environment.

  • Maintain a course outline for each assigned course.

  • Keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and scholastic progress.

  • Participate in the development and revision of curriculum.

  • Provide current course orientation materials including syllabus and course outline to each student.

  • Use media aids, the library and other resources as appropriate.

  • Maintain currency in subject matter and/or service area.

  • Communicate with students and staff in a professional manner.

  • Demonstrate versatility in instructional methodology and versatility in serving a diverse student population.

  • Be familiar with and observe appropriate board policies and contractual agreements. Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Commitment to student learning.

  • Awareness of the College mission, vision, and values.

  • Sensitivity to students with a wide range of skills, motivations, and academic goals.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of computers and willingness to experiment using multimedia instructional materials.

  • Commitment to working effectively and harmoniously with colleagues in an environment that promotes teaching, learning and service students. Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher which includes course work in nursing and education.

  • Experience teaching nursing at a community college.

  • Clinical expertise with certifications.

  • Experience and competency working with and integrating computers, multi-media and computerized software as part of the teaching/learning process.

  • An understanding of the advantages and challenges of developing a nursing program in a small, rural community college.

  • Ability to deliver instruction using strategies designed for diverse learning styles.

  • Ability to design learning objectives and assess learning outcomes.

  • Willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals, as well as cultural, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Job Title: Nursing Science/Clinical Practice Instructor, Part-time Adjunct Pool

Position Number: 00434

Posting Date: 11/07/2011

Open Until Filled: Yes

Position Type: Part-Time Academic

Work Week: flexible, as needed

College/Site: Porterville College

Location: PC-Main Campus