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Instructor I, Nursing - Theory (Mon & Tues)

Company: American Career College
Location: Westminster
Posted on: November 16, 2022

Job Description:

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.) - INSTRUCTIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Fulfills assigned -teaching -load. Participates -in and contributes to assessment -activities of courses/curriculum and program -via a continuous -improvement -plan as set -forth by the University. Regularly contributes -to improvement of class materials and syllabi within -prescribed shared -governance -culture. Utilizes a -variety of teaching -methodologies to -instruct -students, always with -intent to facilitate -observable evidence -of student fulfillment -of -prescribed learning -outcomes. . Demonstrates -enthusiasm -for teaching, the -teaching/learning -process and -for -individual students. -Keeps regular -approved -office -hours (for full-time faculty and/or -course -directors). Follows established University protocols for providing -timely feedback and/or academic -advising (student Letters of Concern, etc.). Capable of competence -in -teaching skills as -demonstrated by:

  • student evaluations
  • peer evaluations, if -assigned
  • self-evaluation
  • administration reviews
  • evidence -of student achievement -of course student -learning -outcomes. Mentors and takes an active -interest in students. Clinical Instruction: 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 student -learning and -clinical practical skills -in direct clinical care -setting -related -to -area -of -instruction. Utilizes pre and post conference -to allow students -an -opportunity -to share -learned experiences. Correlates weekly theory content -with -clinical objectives and experiences. Provides feedback of -clinical -performance -immediately after observation -of event and, of overall performance -at -midterm -and -end -of semester. Provides effective -academic counseling for assigned clinical students. -Provides continual and -immediate feedback to students -in a -private -setting. Identifies verbal -and -nonverbal -behaviors -indicative of the -need for student counseling. -Encourages the student to use -problem solving -techniques. Establishes/maintains office -hours or appointments at times accessible to students. Establishes and maintains communication l between -the clinical -facilities manager, staff -and -WCU. -Apprises clinical partner staff -of student objectives -in -each clinical area. Works with clinical -partner -staff to clarify -policies and procedures specific -to -facility. Validates -with -clinical partner -staff the -effectiveness of -student placement and progress -in -meeting mutually established -objectives. Attends -Program -Advisory Committee -meetings. SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES: Maintains -membership -in a professional organization. Attends professional development activities -each year as agreed -upon with supervisor -in -outlined associate development plan. Attends teaching -development -activities each year as assigned -by supervisor to -enhance teaching/learning -skills. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND -SERVICE: Attends department, College -and University meetings/councils as arranged/approved by supervisor. Conducts one's self with a demeanor which reflects collegiality and -behavior which -demonstrates professional and -ethical conduct. Develops connections within -professional community -both -inside -and -outside -the University. Contributes/demonstrates ongoing service in -at -least one of the -following areas: Community or -Public Service, -Profession (member of -professional organization) or University (other alternative approved activity as -identified -by Faculty Handbook). Actively and -substantively participates -in University -initiatives as assigned. Maintains -membership in -at -least one committee -or council. May assist with -gathering -program -data to -ensure -best practices and -optimal student -outcomes. -Assists with -clinical practicum: Collaborates -with the Clinical -Coordinator for -the clinical or -field experience. If -applicable -to the program, this collaboration allows -for students to -be -placed promptly -in -their clinical rotations/assignments as necessary. GENERAL -SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES: As applicable -to teaching -assignment(s), 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 University outcomes assessment purposes. Maintains -and uses -West -Coast University officially approved syllabus -template. Submits accurate -grade-in-progress report(s) as required -during -the -term/semester -in -accordance -with -the posted syllabus to -the campus program -Dean or Chair. Posts accurate points -and -final course grades earned -throughout the term/semester -in accordance -with the posted syllabus as per teaching -assignment(s). Assists with program -activities to -ensure -compliance with applicable -federal, state and -local -laws and regulations, -accrediting bodies, -and -University -policies and procedures -in concert with other West Coast University 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 -counseling -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. -Attends -meetings as required to share -information, -guidelines and procedures, coordinates activities, -and -to further -disseminate information across the -assigned -department. Regularly attends and -participates -in program -Learning Communities, -if -applicable. 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 -University policies and procedures and conducts -job responsibilities -in accordance -with the -standards set out -in the University's Code of -Ethical Conduct, -Compliance -Agreement, -Sexual -Harassment -Policy or any of -its policies and procedures, applicable federal -and states -laws, -and -applicable -professional -standards. Maintains confidentiality of all student, associate, and/or University -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: Must -have the -minimum -higher education background -required by the program. -Must -provide a documented background in -educational methodology consistent with -teaching -assignments -including, -but -not limited -to: education theory and practice, -current concepts -relative -to specific subjects one -will be teaching, -current -clinical practice experience or distance -education techniques and delivery. Master's -degree in specialty field required. Graduates from -the -West -Coast University Master of -Science -in -Nursing program, who -meet the minimum experience requirement -as a registered nurse, are -eligible for -consideration -as a -clinical -faculty -immediately following graduation. If -applicable, -certification(s) -in area(s) of specialization required. In California, -must -meet -Board of -Registered Nursing -requirements as stipulated in -their statues: - - Section -1425(c) states, " -An -instructor -shall -meet the -following minimum qualifications: 1425(a)(1) A Master or -higher -degree from -an accredited college or university -which -includes -course work -in nursing, education, or administration. If -degree -other -than -in nursing submit -information verifying -course work -in nursing -education." - - - 1425(c)(3) 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. -Submit -official course description -to verify course content. - - - 1425(c)(2) 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: (A) 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 -(B) One (1) academic year or of registered -nurse -level -clinical teaching -experience -in the designated -nursing area or -its equivalent. - - Clinical RN -- -Bachelor's -degree in -nursing or -in -natural, -behavioral or -social sciences relevant to -nursing practice -from -an accredited college or university required. Graduates from -the -West Coast University RN- -BSN program -who -meet the -minimum -experience requirement as a registered -nurse -are -eligible -for -consideration -as a clinical -faculty -immediately following -graduation. - LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Current -unencumbered -Registered Nurse -License required; other -current professional -licensure by state or national -board -if applicable (e.g., FNP). Must -meet and maintain the -qualifications and standards set forth by the state -Board -of -Nursing for -nursing faculty -if required -for assigned subject -matter -instruction. Current -CPR -card. Clinical RN - Must -have -approval by -the -Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) prior to assuming the -role of -clinical -faculty member. Must -meet and maintain the -qualifications and standards set forth by any accrediting -body that -West Coast University -is accredited -by or -in process of -obtaining -accreditation from, -for area -of -expertise and expectations -of faculty -member as set forth -in -regulatory documents. Must -maintain -any professional certifications -deemed necessary to meet -the requirements of the teaching role. Current certification in -basic -life support procedures -including healthcare provide CPR -with an -Automated -External Defibrillator. Health -certifications for an Occupational -Safety -and -Health Administration (OSHA) Category I classified position -(potential for exposure to -infectious diseases -at work). -As -an -essential component of -the -West Coast University -infection-control program -immunizations and tuberculosis clearance -documentation -is required in -accordance -with current Center for Disease Control -and -Prevention (CDC) and -OSHA recommendations and -guidelines for Health-Care -Personnel. -Below are -health -certification -details which are -subject to change as required by OSHA and CDC. Immunizations -- based on -the CDC Recommended -Immunizations for -Health-Care -Personnel (HCP), all HCPs must submit -documentation -of immunization -to Hepatitis B (HB) (series -of three doses -with anti- HBs serologic -testing -1-2 -months -after -dose -#3), proof of -immunity -to Hepatitis -B, or a signed declination; Measles, -Mumps, -Rubella -(MMR); -Varicella (chickenpox); -and Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (booster every 10 years). -Highly recommended -immunizations for -the HCP -include -Influenza (yearly), Hepatitis -A, -and -Pneumonia. For -some -individuals, a -titer -test will be -indicated vs. vaccinations. Titer tests showing -immunity to -listed -pathogens are acceptable. Titer tests showing a negative -response require -appropriate -immunizations and -follow-up -titers must -be completed and submitted. If one or -more of -the -listed immunizations are contraindicated, -documentation -must -be submitted clearly -identifying -the reason(s). Clinical -laboratory reports with facility stamp -and -medical -doctor's signature -are required. Tuberculosis Clearance -- -the CDC Guidelines for -Preventing -the Transmission of -Mycobacterium tuberculosis -in Health-Care -Settings are -intended -to protect the HCP -and patients. Two Options (consult -with -supervisor for -specific program requirements)
  • The TB screening -program consists -of two major -components: (1) -baseline -single -test -for -M. -tuberculosis -infection and (2) serial -testing/screening for -M. tuberculosis -infection. The HCP -must -have a -baseline single test followed by serial skin -testing once per year. If -the HCP has a baseline -positive result or has previously had a -positive -result, a -chest radiograph must be completed -to -exclude a -diagnosis of TB disease. Thereafter, every year -the -HCP must receive a symptom screen.
  • The TB blood test (also -called interferon-gamma release -assays or IGRAs) -measures how -the -immune -system reacts to the -bacteria -that cause -TB. -An -IGRA measures -how strong a person's -immune system reacts to TB bacteria -by -testing the person's -blood in a -laboratory. IGRAs are -the -preferred -method -of TB -infection testing -for people who -have received -bacille Calmette-Gu--rin (BCG) as this -is a -vaccine for TB disease. There -is no problem with repeated IGRAs. Two -IGRAs are -approved by -the U.S. Food and Drug -Administration (FDA) and -are -available -in the United -States: (1) QuantiFERON --TB Gold -In-Tube -test (QFT-GIT) and (2) -T-SPOT -.TB -test (T-Spot). -Positive IGRA: -This -means -that -the HCP has been -infected with -TB -bacteria. -Additional tests are -needed -to -determine -if -the -HCP has -latent -TB -infection or TB disease. A health care -worker will -then provide treatment as needed. -Negative -IGRA: -This means -that the HCP's blood -did not -react to the test -and -that -latent -TB -infection or -TB -disease -is not -likely. KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: One year or -less experience -in teaching in a university or -college setting required as defined -by University's faculty -handbook. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite -Products, especially Outlook, -Word, -PowerPoint and other -MS office products as needed. Working -with online learning -management -systems to further -engage -the student -learning process desirable. Knowledge of state, -federal and -local -laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other -regulatory standards -such -as state -Board -of Nursing, -Commission -on Dental -Accreditation, state - Dental Hygiene -Committee, state -Dental -board, -Accreditation Council for -Education -in Nutrition -and -Dietetics (ACEND), -Western -Association of -Schools -and -Colleges (WASC) or other regulators and/or accreditation bodies. Clinical RN -- Must -have a minimum of two (2) year's -prior experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care and -have a minimum of -one year experience -in the field -in which they teach.ABOUT US
    American Career College's commitment to quality education for over 40 years has provided students excellence in hands-on healthcare training at our campuses in Ontario, Los Angeles, and Orange County. American Career College is dedicated to the belief that all students have the right to succeed and reach their full potential. To meet this challenge in postsecondary education, American Career College's mission is to provide adult learners with the skills and technical knowledge needed for initial employment in entry-level positions. With more than 50,000 graduates, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the support of our communities by educating quality healthcare professionals, collaborating with incredible people, and grow in your own profession.Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:
    • Health & Wellness
    • Financial & Retirement
    • Family & Parenting
    • Vacation & Time Off
    • Perks & Discount
    • Professional DevelopmentAmerican Career College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.Campus: ACC Anaheim
      Function: Faculty

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