VOCATIONAL NURSING INSTRUCTOR
Santa Rosa Junior College - Santa Rosa, CA

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Santa Rosa Junior College
Faculty Employment Opportunity

VOCATIONAL NURSING INSTRUCTOR
Health Sciences Department

PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE: March 2, 2012*
(initial screening date - open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional and clinical skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a full-time regular contract faculty position in the Health Sciences Department, beginning Fall 2012. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board approval.

PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
The VN Program at Santa Rosa Junior College prepares students for entry into practice as a licensed vocational nurse. The program has a long history of producing highly qualified vocational nurses with comprehensive nursing skills. With this position there are 2 full time faculty and numerous adjunct faculty in the program with excellent teaching, clinical experience and skills. Our faculty operates as a team to provide high quality instruction and consistency in program instruction for our students. Comprehensive online syllabi and handbooks provide guidance for faculty and students. Our facilities in the Race Health Science Building include classrooms with state of the art computer and online and presentation equipment, a computer laboratory, a Learning Resource Center, a skills laboratory and a simulation laboratory with human simulation models. The VN program has gone "green" and has all classes, syllabi, handbooks and testing online and available to students and staff online. This is essential both for preparation for the online NCLEXPN and for clinical practice and electronic medical records. Clinical experiences take place in a wide variety of settings throughout the county which provide a variety of employment for graduates. These include: acute care medical surgical and maternity, long term care for nursing fundamentals and team leading, community settings for mental health and substance recovery, doctor's offices, schools, ambulatory care for pediatrics and adults, home care, hospice and developmental care settings. The program at SRJC is well established and respected in the community and in Northern California. The program attracts excellent students and has outstanding graduates with an excellent pass rate in the NCLEXPN and an excellent employment history. The faculty are knowledgeable in theory and excellent clinicians with a dedication to nursing and a passion for teaching. The Vocational Nursing Program is valued by the college and the community as a resource for educating exceptional and competent vocational nurses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
The assignment for this position will be as full time instructor and assistant director for the Vocational Nursing Program. Assignments will include classroom theory, skills lab instruction, skills simulation model instruction, and clinical instruction in a variety of areas in all three semesters of the vocational nursing program. Theory and clinical assignments will include: fundamentals, medical surgical nursing, acute and long term care, gerontology, leadership, team leading, rehabilitation, maternity and or pediatrics. Clinical will be in a variety of acute care, long term care and ambulatory/community care settings. Classroom assignments are during the week during regular business hours. Clinical assignments may include day, evening or weekend shifts. Assignments during preceptorship at the end of the program include day, evening, night, weekend and on-call responsibilities. Allied duties as assistant director include: program, district, clinical agency and BVNPT mandates and responsibilities. Duties as assistant director include but are not limited to: preparation of program and instructional materials, tests, syllabi and student handbooks (found online; screening and selection criteria for new students; participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an integrated nursing curriculum, implementation of student learning objectives and learning assessment projects, compliance with BVNPT rules and regulations and accreditation mandates, compliance with district duties, program review, faculty workload, compliance with AFA contract regulations and compliance with clinical agency policies and procedures in relation to students in the clinical area. Faculty duties include but are not limited to: ability to each a variety of medical/surgical, gerontology, leadership/team leading, maternity and or pediatric topics; ability to teach in the clinical area in a variety of employment settings: acute medical/surgical, maternity, long term care, team leading, ambulatory care; demonstration of knowledge of the BVNPT Nurse Practice Act in relation to working with VN students; demonstration of current knowledge in trends and issues in nursing education and ability to work collaboratively in teaching teams to accomplish program goals with students; an ability to work with diverse student populations; demonstration of innovation and creativity in creating learning experiences for students; involvement with professional or community organizations that related to health care; ability to counsel, mentor and facilitate students during their learning experiences in the nursing program; ability to use a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom and clinical in support of student learning outcomes.

The instructor will assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses); assisting in the implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes; fully participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the College.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates for the Vocational Nursing Instructor position must meet the following requirements:
1. Have a completed application on file per district guidelines.
2. Have cleared all background checks and fingerprinting required by Clinical Agencies and SRJC policy.
3. Be a registered nurse with a current active license in California.
4. Have a minimum of 3 years of experience working as a registered nurse.
5. Have a master's in any health related field per district policy. The BVNPT does not require a masters in nursing.
6. Have at least three years (50% or more) of current clinical and/or clinical teaching experience during the past 5 years.
7. Have some experience in nursing program administration within the past 5 years.
8. Have a working knowledge of the BVNPT Nurse Practice Act and criteria for working with VN students.
9. Meet criteria listed below from BVNPT regulations for instructor and assistant director, which requires separate application to the BVNPT.
10. Be approved by the BVNPT as a clinical, lab and lecture faculty as well as assistant director of the VN program.
11. Be able to assume duties of program instructor and assistant director as specified by BVNPT regulations below.

Additional Requirements (per Section 2529 C (3) of the BVNPT regulations):
An instructor in a vocational nursing program shall have or be currently attending a course offered by an accredited school in teaching; and shall meet the requirements of Subsection A or B, below:

(A) Registered Nurse:
1. Hold a current California active license as a Registered Nurse; and
2. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school; or a valid teaching credential; or have completed a minimum of one year full-time teaching experience in a state accredited or approved registered nursing or vocational or practical nursing, or psychiatric technician school within the last five years; or met community college or state university teaching requirements in California; and
3. Have a minimum of two years experience as a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse within the last five years.

(B) Assistant Director:
1. Hold a current California active license as a Registered Nurse; and
2. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school; and
3. Have a minimum of three years experience as a registered nurse; one year shall be in teaching or clinical supervision, or a combination thereof, in a state accredited or approved registered nursing or vocational or practical nursing, or psychiatric technician school within the last five years; or have a minimum of three years experience in nursing administration or nursing education within the last five years; and
4. Have completed a course or courses offered by an accredited school with instruction (1) in teaching, (2) curriculum development, and (3) administration.

Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of initial application.

Preferred:
  • Experience with curriculum development, student learning objectives and implementation of a VN program
  • Previous experience teaching in lecture, lab and clinical in a vocational nursing program in the State of California
  • Previous experience as a director or assistant director of a vocational nursing program in the State of California
  • Proficiency in computer skills and programs such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and use of class web pages
COMPENSATION PACKAGE

  • Starting Salary Range: $53,938 - $76,871 per year (2011/12 Faculty Salary Schedule - the rates on this schedule include a 2.116% pay reduction and a 1.13% furlough). Teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges.
  • Benefits: The District offers a competitive health and benefit package for employees and eligible dependents.
  • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time faculty members earn one day of sick leave for each month worked.
  • Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).
APPLICATION MATERIALS AND PROCEDURES

To receive application materials, please contact:
Human Resources Department
Santa Rosa Junior College
1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, California 95401
(707) 527-4954
  • Fax (707) 527-4967
Employment Page: http://www.santarosa.edu/hr

Human Resources is located on the Santa Rosa campus in the Button Building at 1988 Armory Drive at the back of campus parallel to Highway 101.

  • It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that all required materials reach Human Resources by 4:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration for the position. For applications received after the priority filing deadline where the committee has already begun the initial screening process, materials will be kept on file and only be considered if the initial screening is unsuccessful. Contact Human Resources for details.
All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your application file for one position will not be considered for further openings and new documents must be submitted for each opening.

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS RECRUITMENT
In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:
1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.

  • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
2. A brief statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
3. A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the "Position Description" section of this announcement.
4. Current Resume.
5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
6. Copy of current active and clear California RN License.
7. Please submit an original AND one copy each of the required materials listed above.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited for interview before a screening/interviewing committee. While we are not able to reimburse candidates for travel expenses relating to their first interview, those candidates selected as semi-finalists and/or full-time faculty and/or administrative positions will be offered a travel stipend for their semi-finalist and/or finalist visit(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for an opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Prior to beginning employment, employees must: (a) provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States; (b) be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at employee's expense); and (c) take a TB test.

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