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Instruction and Assessment
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SUMMARY:
 
Under the general supervision of the Director, Nursing ADN provides clinical instruction and conducts clinical conference according to an approved course syllabus using accepted and effective teaching methods; develops daily lesson plans; advises and tutors students; maintains current and accurate attendance and grade records; remains current in applicable program teaching field; participates in faculty meetings, instructional seminars and in-service training sessions.  Participates in school activities such as faculty meetings, student functions, graduation exercises, open houses, new student orientations, and advisory board meetings.  
 
Serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator. Creates an educational environment which fosters innovation, responsiveness, and accountability. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associate with prescribed course and program learning outcomes. Actively and substantively participates in assessment of student learning activities, including simulation, to maximize the potential for students to learn what is necessary to meet prescribes outcomes. Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.
 

 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.)
 
Assumes complete responsibility for students in the clinical facilities.
 
Clarifies clinical expectations with students.
 
Clarifies student placement and expectations with clinical facility staff.
 
Utilizes care planning time to direct students to available resources needed for clinical preparation.
 
Assesses student knowledge and skill level to ensure safety and optimal care to patients.
 
Coordinates a plan to best instruct, observe, and evaluate students learning and clinical practical skills which includes direct clinical assessment of skills in applicable setting for related area of instruction.
 
Utilizes pre and post conference to allow students an opportunity share learned experiences.
 
Correlates weekly theory content with clinical objectives and experiences.
 
Corrects student nursing care plans.
 
Provides feedback of clinical performance immediately after observation of event and, of overall performance at mid-term and end of semester.  
 
Provides effective academic counseling for clinical area assignees.
 
Provides continual and immediate feedback to students in a private setting.
 
Identifies verbal and nonverbal behaviors indicative of the need for student counsel.
 
Encourages the student to use problem solving techniques.
 
General Responsibilities:
 
Records and posts daily class attendance and grades as required, completes and submits assignments in a timely manner, and grades tests, quizzes, lab assignments promptly, returning constructive feedback to students as soon as possible. Engages in systematic collection of student’s work for College outcomes assessment purposes.
 
Maintains and uses American Career College officially approved syllabus template.
 
Assists with program activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accrediting bodies, and College policies and procedures in concert with other American Career College campus programs.
 
Reviews and recommends improvements and enhancements to the consistency and quality of course offerings, course/program development, and curriculum.
 
Participates in student success activities such as engaging in student academic performance feedback and/or establishing a point of contact for internal resource/access for student issues.
 
Assures students are provided instructional support services within the subject area taught to maintain the highest level of student achievement while safeguarding the integrity of the educational process.
 
Serves as a mentor, role model and facilitator and provides guidance and academic support for students.
 
Collaborates with Retention Specialist to provide remedial needs to the student who is in jeopardy of non-mastery of a course or concurrent clinical practicum or identified as “at risk.”
 
Attends meetings as required to share information, guidelines and procedures, coordinates activities, and to further disseminate information across the assigned department. 
 
Follows proper procedures/channels of communication.
 
Participates in professional development and organizations in order to remain current in the field.
 
Maintains professional appearance for position and is courteous and approachable to students.
 
Adheres to College policies and procedures and conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the College’s Code of Ethical Conduct, Compliance Agreement, Sexual Harassment Policy or any of its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.
 
Maintains regular and timely attendance, reports to work as scheduled and assures time worked and/or time-off is recorded properly.
 
Maintains confidentiality of all student, associate, and/or College information as required.
 
Exercises care, proper use and maintenance of department equipment and supplies and identifies unsafe conditions and makes appropriate adjustments.
 
Maintains order, cleanliness and safety at work.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
 
 
EDUCATION:
 
High school graduate or equivalent required.
 
A minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education which includes course work in nursing or in natural, behavioral or social sciences relevance to nursing practice.
 
 
 
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
 
Current unencumbered Registered Nurse License in California required.
 
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation card.
 
 
 
 
KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:
 
Must have 3 years of occupational experience in the subject field or in a closely related field.
 
Direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in the nursing area to which he or she is assigned, which can be met by:
 
  • one (1) year’s continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse in the designated nursing area;
 
OR
 
  • one (1) academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency.
 
Completion of at least one (1) years’ experience teaching courses related to registered nursing or completion of a post-baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching registered nursing.
 
Must demonstrate training in educational methods, testing and evaluation and evidence strength in instructional methodology, delivery and techniques as indicated by evaluation by supervisory personnel within 30 days of beginning instruction.
 
Working with online learning management systems to further engage the student learning process desirable.
 
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and other MS office products as needed.
 
 
 
qualifications/Skills:
(Every effort has been made to identify the essential skills/qualifications of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only skills/qualifications you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of skills/qualifications does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential skill/qualification of the position.)
 
Ability to demonstrate clear criminal background history.
 
Ability to demonstrate clinical competency.
 
Ability to maintain academic standards.
 
Ability to work independently with general supervision.
 
Ability to demonstrate a thorough, accurate and practical knowledge of their field or discipline.
 
Ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.
 
Ability to effectively operate related equipment and machines for instructional purposes.
 
Ability to compile data entry via a computer.
 
Ability to manage and work effectively in a highly ethnic and culturally diverse student and associate community.
 
Ability to use effective communication skills, both oral and written, including presentations and effective listening skills.
 
Ability to communicate effectively before public groups, committees and in meetings.
 
Ability to effectively use interpersonal skills, follow through with duties, provide attention to detail, and demonstrate the ability to motivate others.
 
Ability to use creative facilitation and conflict resolution skills to resolve difficult and sensitive issues.
 
Ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills.
 
Ability to self-direct, self-pace, multi-task and function well under pressure of deadlines and conflicting priorities in a fast paced environment.
 
Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.
 
Ability to exercise good judgment.
 
Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies and procedures and assure compliance.
 
Ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with others.
 
Willingness to work a flexible schedule.
 
Ability to travel/drive locally on a weekly, daily and/or on an as needed basis as well as occasional travel to other campuses or locations.
 
Ability to communicate using bilingual skills is a plus but not mandatory.
 


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