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Practical Nursing Program Clinical Instructor

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Posting Details

Position Information

Department Name Academic Affairs
Posting Number 1100368
Position Status Part Time
Internal candidates only? No
Position Type: Adjunct
Pay Basis: Hourly
Hours Day and/or Evening Courses
If Temporary, list end date
If Externally Funded, list end date

Position Summary Information

Position Title Practical Nursing Program Clinical Instructor
Reports To Director of Nursing
Campus College Wide
Distinguishing Job Characteristics

Employ a range of suitable strategies to foster student learning in the clinical setting, maintain proper clinical-related records, and promptly assess student performance and apprise students of progress. Responsibilities may include teaching nights, and weekends.

Scope of Supervision None
Equipment Operated Computer; printer; copier; fax machine; telephone; other standard office equipment and various medical equipment.
Confidential Data

Non-public personnel records and issues; student and other information covered by FERPA guidelines and agreed to in the College’s FERPA Confidentiality Agreement.

Working Conditions

Good office and classroom working conditions. The work requires the use of safe work practices with office and class room equipment, and observance of general safety regulations.

Usual Physical Demands

The following physical demands are typically used to perform this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. They are not qualification standards, rather they may be used to help the College, employee, or applicant identify where and how reasonable accommodations may be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties due to an ADA disability.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly sits for extended periods of time and regularly stands and walks. The employee regularly exhibits manual dexterity when working on the computer, typing and performing other related tasks. The employee regularly reaches with hands and arms, stoops, kneels and crouches. The employee regularly talks and hears when teaching or working with students and the general public. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision, with the ability to adjust focus when typing or reading a computer screen. The employee occasionally lifts up to 10 pounds.


An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: Bachelor’s or master’s degree in nursing preferred and a minimum of two-years nursing education experience.
Applicant must successfully pass required background checks in accordance with Southern State Community College’s policies and procedures and applicable laws.
Ability to document identity and employment eligibility as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Licensure or Certification Requirements

Valid and non-restricted registered nurse licensure in state of Ohio.

Salary Range
Essential Job Duties

To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform essential duties to expected performance standards. Reasonable accommodations are made as required for persons who are disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
Clinical supervision of the assigned group(s) of students in the clinical and laboratory settings. This supervision shall include but is not limited to the following:

Prepare appropriate plans, materials, and learning activities for students to achieve the learning outcomes of each class. Orient students to the clinical unit. Select appropriate learning experiences for the assigned student group(s), i.e., client/patient assignments and planning clinical conferences. Observation of the students’ performance, guidance of the students’ performance, review of procedures and principles as necessary, on-the-spot instruction as appropriate. Evaluation of students’ clinical performance in writing on a weekly basis and verbally, as needed, on an individual basis, including written feedback on but not limited to the following: Plans of care and other written work (when assigned).
Documenting clinical observations and/or any appropriate incidents which may occur during the clinical experience. Consulting with students individually and/or in groups to: review and/or evaluate progression towards clinical outcomes and identify teaching strategies that could be reinforced or adjusted. Construct clinical evaluation forms, and/or other means, for measuring student learning. Upon evaluating such performance for each instructional period, report a grade for each student to the faculty member by the date due. Maintain any student records appropriate to regular college procedure and assessment practice. Use evaluation forms as designated to obtain evaluation feedback regarding performance. Maintain a cooperative, positive relationship with the staff on any unit of the healthcare facility assigned to facilitate the optimum learning environment for the students. Maintain effective, on-going communication with the Lead Instructor (and/or Director of Nursing Programs if appropriate) concerning student progress and/or concerns. Attend all meetings as scheduled. Arrange and complete an orientation with the clinical site unit manager to learn the assigned clinical unit and meet the mandatory requirements of the clinical site. Submit appropriate materials as required. All official college transcripts should be sent to Human Resources. Effectively participate in the affairs of the College as necessary to develop and maintain a strong and vibrant instructional institution. Contribute ideas and energies to cooperate and actively participate as a team member to carry out activities of the department. Continuously improve teaching effectiveness through professional growth.
Maintains confidentiality of confidential or sensitive records and information.
Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as needed to meet workload demands.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Knowledge of: Nursing practice, nursing curriculum, adult learning strategies, nursing education best practices, remediation principles, and performance improvement.
Ability to: Coordinate, organize, plan, and problem solve. Uses “big picture approach”. Facilitates change to achieve desired outcomes with care to prevent the least negative impact possible. Develops strong collegial relationships with educational partners. Focuses energy to improve student outcomes.
Skill in: Nursing practice, oral and written communication, interpersonal relationship management, and project management.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Performs other related duties as required.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Open Date 06/16/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Are you at least 18 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime?
    • No convictions
    • Yes, convicted of a misdemeanor crime
    • Yes, convicted of a felony crime
  4. How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • Less than one year
    • One to three years
    • Three to five years
    • Five to seven years
    • More than seven years
  5. What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (upload unofficial pdf copy)
Optional Documents