EAST-Instructor-Nursing- 10/13
Harrison College - Indianapolis, IN

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This description is intended to indicate the kinds of duties and level of difficulty required of this position; it is not intended to limit the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of an employee under his/her supervision.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

To provide students with the academic, professional and clinical skills needed for an entry-level registered nurse position in those areas in which the instructor is qualified to teach. The philosophy of the Indianapolis East Campus of Harrison College requires that such preparation be conducted in a professional manner to meet the needs of the student and the employer.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Prepare students by developing skills in those areas in which the instructor is qualified to teach according to approved course syllabus.

2. Prepare and submit a weekly lesson plan to accomplish the course objectives in accordance with the objectives listed on the syllabus.

3. Maintain current knowledge of the health care field through visits to local health care agencies, membership in professional organizations, and reading of current professional journals; incorporate this knowledge into the student learning process. Attend job-related seminars, and receive certification in nursing education within (3) years of date of employment.

4. At the beginning of each quarter, provide a copy of the syllabus and a syllabus

addendum to each student in conformity with school policies.

5. Encourage students to seek the instructor’s help and work willingly and tactfully with those students experiencing difficulty in mastery of subjects taught.

6. Recognize differences in learning ability in individual students and assist in developing

techniques to help them reach their potential.

7. Relate to students in a fair, courteous, and professional manner. Encourage students to possess a business attitude, physically and mentally.

8. Use appropriate testing programs to demonstrate to both the student and instructor the progress being made. Maintain consistency in grading and evaluation procedures.

9. Assist the Dean of Nursing and Department Chairs in the evaluation of subjects taught to include the revision of course outlines, selection of textbooks and other teaching aids, and development of curricula as needed.

10. Make use of approved textbooks and augment the material with pertinent examples and exercises that have practical applications.

11. Complete reports as required by the Dean of Nursing in an accurate and timely manner.

12. Attend faculty, staff and in-service meetings as required. Attend commencement exercises and other related school functions.

13. Participate in appropriate professional development activities as determined by the Dean of Nursing.

14. Perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean of Nursing.

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: translates concepts and information into images; demonstrates attention to detail, identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, shares expertise with others, manages difficult or emotional customer situations, responds to requests for service and assistance, maintains confidentiality, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views, gives and welcomes feedback, supports everyone's efforts to succeed, able to read and interpret written information, inspires and motivates others to perform well, displays passion and optimism, completes administrative tasks correctly and on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, asks for and offers help when needed, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, treats others with respect and consideration, and upholds organizational values. Follows guidelines set forth by clinical facilities and maintains competency with clinical skills.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each

essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Master’s degree in nursing from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the USDOE ; and one to three years of experience in the practice of nursing related to areas of instruction. Candidates must have at least two years of full time teaching experience in nursing education. (Candidates enrolled in an Master’s program must show a plan of completion and remain on schedule to complete degree according to Board of Nursing guidelines)

Language Ability:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,

common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and research Internet software and prefer working knowledge of CampusVue.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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