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Practical Nursing Instructor

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It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Attached transcript must show degree conferred/awarded.

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Position Information

Position Title Practical Nursing Instructor
Job Description Summary

Teaching and Direct Instructional Activities (65 – 75% of Activity, 25 – 30 hrs. wk.)

Preparation of Course Materials
o Develop curriculum guides, course syllabi and outlines, and other instructional materials
o Responsible for syllabi adhering to department master syllabi and outlines
o Prepare course offering schedule based on curriculum guides
o Participate in curriculum meetings
o Provide instruction in area of expertise
o Utilize innovative, effective, and equitable teaching techniques
o Maintain teaching load practiced by college
o Provide a minimum of 10 hours of on campus office hours (regular Fall & Spring semesters), 6 hours in summer semester.
o Meet all deadlines related to this function

Course Presentation
o Creates a learning environment in which all students are treated equitably and with respect
o Responsible for accurately maintaining materials on the learning management system (Joule)
o Maintain appropriate student records, i.e., grades, attendance, placement, completion, and licensure statistics (if applicable), etc.
o Report accurate and timely attendance status at census day or for financial aid reasons
o Follow course syllabi
o Practice appropriate safety precautions applicable to learning environment (classroom, laboratory, workshop, workplace)
o Maintain student discipline
o Maintain time on task
o Complete all end of semester reporting processes and required submissions
o Meet all deadlines related to this function

Student Performance Evaluation
o Receive acceptable ratings from Student Rating of Instruction surveys and acceptable ratings for Department Unit Programs and Program Student Learning Outcomes
o Accept accountability for three-semester grade distribution analysis
o Provide constructive feedback on test and assignments as appropriate to students
o Provide fair and timely grading of student coursework
o Meet all deadlines related to this function.

Service to Students, Department, Division or College (20 – 30% of Activity, 10 – 15 hrs. wk.)

Institutional Service
o Accountable for daily attendance in addition to the established roster process for the college and all required record keeping functions
o Mandatory attendance for all full-time faculty meetings, departmental, program coordinator meetings and convocation
o Participates in standing and ad hoc committee and activities within the Department/Division and at the campus and college levels (including the maintenance of an active advisory committee with required composition of membership, holding a minimum of two meetings annually)
o Ensure course, program entries in catalog and publication materials are up to date and accurate in association with the curricular process, catalog production requirements, and activities of institutional advancement.
o Complete or contributes to college reports in a timely manner
o Participate in college program review activities and institutional effectiveness activities
o Completes specialist directed activities in relation to area of expertise
o Participate in recruiting activities. (i.e. career fairs, etc.)
o Participate in faculty in-service in August and January and any declared professional development days.
o Maintain program and personal accreditation/certification/licensure requirements if applicable
o Provide service to the college that may include some of the following activities:
 Sponsor student organizations
 Serve on or chair committees
 Conduct or coordinate teaching consultant activities
 Facilitate workshops
 Teach continuing education or customized industry courses
 Provide routine equipment maintenance
 Initiate and write new program proposals
 Serve on LCTCS Committees

Community Service
o Represent the college in manner, appearance, and behavior that promotes a positive image in college-related outreach activities.
o Serve on outside advisory boards/committees.
o Apply academic or technical expertise in the local, state or national community.
o Provide service to the community that may include:
 Participation in health fairs
 Participation in charity or community activities
 Participation in community organizations, i.e. United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Lions Club, Boy Scouts, 4-H Club, etc.

Student Services
o May sponsor or participate in student activities.
o Mandatory attendance of academic ceremonies including Graduation.
o Provide advisory services to students as assigned
o Generally assist students with advising and career counseling activities related to academic, career and job placement areas (e.g. designated advising schedule per semester, job fairs.)
o Follow curriculum guides in scheduling to insure timely completion of a program of studies
o Serve special populations
o Make appropriate referrals of students to college student services
o Meet all deadlines related to this function

Research and Professional Development Activities (5 – 15% of Activity, 5 – 10 hrs. wk.)

Developing/Maintaining Professional Relationships
o Participate in professional development activities and enhance effectiveness, particularly with respect to teaching and student learning at South Louisiana Community College. (e.g. Professional presentations, develops and maintains professional and collegiate relationships, Membership in professional organizations)
o Serve on a Board or in an Office of a professional association
o Serve on an external institutional or program accreditation team
o Participate in industry visits
o Demonstrate leadership role on a SLCC or LCTCS Committee, Faculty Council, etc

Continuing Education
o Pursue or acquires advanced degrees, certifications, etc
o Maintain continuing education associated with licensing and/or regulatory grant proposals
o Participate in a Leadership Academy

Publishing/Writing Activities
o May publish/review professional books/articles
o May write/review grant proposals
o Present a paper or facilitate a workshop at a professional conference
o Demonstrate communications on professional matters

Research Activities
o Faculty may be required, as part of professional development, to participate in grant and pilot activities.

Instructors in the Practical Nursing Program shall:
1. Teach classes assigned by the Program Coordinator;
2. Prepare and file common course syllabi with the Program Director;
3. Prepare and file with the Program Coordinator and the Director of Nursing and Allied Health course outlines for all courses and follow such guides for courses already established;
4. Prepare requests for instructional materials such as books, audiovisual aids and supplies for the annual budget and submit them to the Program Coordinator;
5. Keep records of grades and attendance of students and submit them to the Registrar at the completion of the course;
6. Be on campus or at assigned work station each college day;
7. Post an office hour and laboratory schedule on office door and provide a copy to the appropriate Dean and Program Chair;
8. Serve as directed on such faculty committees as may be established;
9. Be available to serve as advisor to students or prospective students;
10. Be available to assist with student registration and orientation functions;
11. Participate in ongoing student assessment activities and participate in student problem solving activities in collaboration with the Program Coordinator;
12. Assist the Coordinator in the ongoing development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of the Practical Nursing curriculum;
13. Assist in the recruitment, admissions, withdrawal, and graduation of students;
14. Conduct orientation of students to each clinical site and assure appropriate student clinical assignments and learning opportunities for all students;
15. Provide personal transportation to the clinical site;
16. Attend and participate in professional meetings, conferences, workshops, courses an ongoing development of clinical expertise;
17. Serve as faculty advisor the the Practical Nursing Student Organization;
18. Attend meetings of the Practical Nursing Faculty and the Allied Health Division and serve on committees of either as appointed or elected;
19. Perform other duties as assigned by the Practical Nursing Program Director, Associate Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, and or the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health.

Qualifications Desired

Applicant must possess current, unencumbered RN license for state of Louisiana. Each applicant for a faculty position in a practical nursing program shall be approved by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners prior to employment in the program. The board may deny and/or rescind approval to a faculty applicant and/or current faculty member whose license has been or is currently being disciplined in any jurisdiction.

Experience Required

Applicant must possess a current, valid license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Louisiana; a minimum of five years of nursing experience; at least one of these five years must have been as a medical-surgical hospital staff nurse providing direct patient care. An applicant for nurse instructor must have practiced as a nurse for a minimum of six full-time months during the five years immediately preceding application. Satisfactory criminal background check.

Type of Position Instruction
Department Allied Health (Academic Affairs)
Full-time or Part-time? Full Time
Status 9/10 Months
Degree Required Associate
Degree Preferred Bachelor
Salary $35,027 - $44,542
Estimated Hours per Week 40

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 13-00457
Open Date 01/26/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Attached transcript must show degree conferred/awarded.

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  2. * Do you have an Associate's Degree or higher?
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Requested Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Reference Letter 3
  5. Link to Portfolio
  6. Teaching Philosophy
  7. Writing Samples
  8. Other Documents