Nursing Instructor
Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

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This is a full-time position which may include days/evenings/weekend hours. Primary responsibilities are to deliver classroom instruction and provide clinical supervision for nursing students.

CLASSIFICATION: Faculty
DEPARTMENT: Nursing
REPORT TO: Director of Nursing Education

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES - % of TIME

Constant (67-100%)
  • Effectively organize and teach assigned course work in classroom/lab and clinical settings in accordance with established or developed syllabi. Assignments may include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules and locations. This may include evening and/or weekend class/clinical assignments.
  • Instruct, supervise and evaluate students as assigned.
  • Set up, coordinate and instruct/test in classroom labs.
  • Evaluate, report and record student performance and progress according to college and nursing program guidelines.
  • Maintain current course syllabi and provide student guide for all courses taught.
  • Monitor students’ files for completed physical exam forms, immunizations, completion of CPR training, and all other necessary documentation and prerequisites.
  • Maintain established office hours.
  • Promote and support communications within the Nursing Program, College and community.
  • Frequent (34-66%)
  • Serve as academic advisor to students in all areas of the nursing program and make referrals when necessary to other College personnel, such as the Executive Dean, Counselor, Financial Aid, etc. for more specialized information and assistance.
  • Coordinate and supervise observational and preceptor experiences.
  • Facilitate the entry of new nursing students and assist with student orientation.
  • Communicate student progress to Director of Nursing Education and/or Nursing Coordinator.
  • Participate in Success Planning and Due Process Committees.
  • Record and report student attendance and grades according to Nursing Program and College policy.
  • Occasional (10-33%)
  • Engage in professional development activities and keep current with developing trends and ideas in profession.
  • Assist in the process of request, inventory and maintenance of instructional equipment and supplies for classroom/laboratory use.
  • Attend and serve on assigned and voluntary program and College committees.
  • Encourage and foster student participation in professional organizations.
  • Assist in the development of new courses and revisions of existing courses within the nursing program.
  • May be required to serve as advisor for the student club.
  • KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, staff and the community.
  • Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Present oneself in a classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and College guidelines, policies, and practices.
  • Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and other contacts.
  • Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
  • Possess strong human relations skills and ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.
  • Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  • Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.
  • SPECIAL DEMANDS: Position involves sitting or standing most of the time in a classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, manual dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive, motion and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, texture by touching with skin, particularly in fingertips. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%). Required to travel between facilities utilizing personal vehicle. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance.

    Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.
    • May potentially be subject to bio-hazardous waste, hazardous chemicals, fumes and odors.
    • Persons must satisfy OSHA requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens training or complete the College’s programs.
    • Comply with Iowa Administration Code Rules (59.12 (3)) regarding health exam and tuberculin test.
    The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

    Requirements
    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree preferred. Bachelor’s Degree with significant progress towards Master’s Degree required. (Either Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree must have a major in Nursing.) Three years experience in Medical/Surgical Nursing is required. Prior teaching experience preferred. Must be currently licensed as a registered nurse in Iowa. (Individuals are currently licensed when licensed in another state and recognized for licensure in Iowa, pursuant to the nurse licensure compact contained in Iowa Code Section 152E.1)

    SALARY: Commensurate with education and related experience for a 209 day contract.

    FRINGE BENEFITS: Paid medical leave and personal leave. Employee health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Partially funded family health, dental, and vision insurance available. Retirement package.

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