Practical/Registered Nursing Instructor
Seattle Community Colleges District - Seattle, WA

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The Practical/Registered Nursing Instructor is a full-time, tenure track position in the Practical/Registered Nursing Programs at North Seattle Community College (NSCC) beginning Fall quarter 2013.

Under the general direction of the Dean for Health and Human Services and collaboration with the
Director of Nursing, the Nursing Instructor will teach in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings, and the content may entail teaching the fundamentals of nursing, critical thinking in nursing practice, legal, psychiatric, mother/baby, pediatrics, leadership, health promotion and education, and medical/surgical nursing for children and adults. Class and clinical assignments may include day, evening, and weekend classes, depending on instructional assignment. Additional responsibilities may include student advising, program development, revising course syllabi, and supporting program accreditation needs. Full-time faculty members are expected to create a professional development plan as part of the performance evaluation process, attend department, division and college meetings, and meet all professional obligations as described in the faculty union agreement:

Position is open until filled, applications received by March 22, 2013 will receive first consideration. To be considered for this position applications must include the following: *
  • A current resume or curriculum vitae. *
  • A letter of application detailing education/experience as related to this position and addressing the required skills and preferred qualifications as outlined above. *
  • College transcripts (unofficial acceptable). Please add as attachments to application or email to: *
  • The names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.
Position finalists will be required to perform a teaching lesson and present related curriculum materials for the screening committee.
Seattle Community Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.

Essential Functions: *
  • Teach assigned course loads of 15 - 18 hours per week at the times and places scheduled. *
  • Supervise and advise students in the classroom, lab, and clinical areas of the LPN and RN curriculum. *
  • Revise and update course content, program and syllabi, student assignments and activities, when necessary, consistent with the master course outline. *
  • Stay current in areas of assignment and in teaching techniques. *
  • Respond to work-related communications regularly. *
  • Provide routine preventive maintenance of instructional equipment, and monitor equipment and supply inventories, as necessary. *
  • Participate on district/campus/unit committees, peer observations and performance, curriculum and program reviews. *
  • Hold office hours in accordance with the union agreement. *
  • Communicate effectively and work with health care community leaders, clinicians, students and faculty to promote the successful education, graduation and employment of the students. *
  • Collect and evaluate student and program outcomes for accreditation purposes.

Required Education, Experience & Abilities: *
  • Master's degree in nursing or current enrollment in a graduate nursing program. *
  • Two (2) years of recent work experience in acute or long-term care. *
  • Current, unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington *
  • Computer literacy including familiarity with electronic communications (Le., E-mail, Internet and knowledge of interactive learning software used in the nursing and allied-health occupations). *
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with people from diverse racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status backgrounds, and those with physical and learning disabilities.

Preferred Qualifications: *
  • Ph.D. degree in Nursing Education or an equivalent field. *
  • Teaching experience at the community college level or higher. *
  • Preceptor or other nurse leadership experience at a health care facility. *
  • Adult teaching in a hospital, community, and/or educational setting using alternative pedagogies.

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