Central Wyoming College

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Nursing Instructor

at Central Wyoming College

Posted: 7/28/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 32

Job Description

**In addition to base faculty pay, nursing faculty positions are eligible for a recruitment and retention bonus. **

**Faculty positions for the Academic Year of 2019 begin on 8/13/2018.**


Position Summary

Instructional faculty has the responsibility of creating an innovative learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, and to inspire success and excellence in student learning. Instructional faculty is expected to adhere to professional standards and ethics.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Instruct nursing and nursing assistant courses, associated laboratories, and clinical experiences.
  2. Facilitate student learning in a concept-based curriculum following a team-based learning format.
  3. Promote a collaborative learning environment, which extends beyond the traditional classroom.
  4. Use innovative strategies and emerging technologies to enhance learning.
  5. Demonstrate instructional competence and expertise in assigned subject matter.
  6. Actively participate in annual and five-year academic program reviews, including assessment of student learning at the course, program, and institutional level.
  7. Advise nursing majors per degree requirements and conduct regularly scheduled meetings to discuss student progress toward learning outcomes.
  8. Assess and modify curriculum, testing materials, and course documents.
  9. Objectively assess students’ performance in the classroom and clinical environment.
  10. Cooperate with clinical agency personnel to provide valuable learning experiences.
  11. Assist with program promotion, recruitment, retention, and evaluation.
  12. Share student information with other faculty members and counselors when deemed appropriate, including progress reports, attendance records, etc.
  13. Post and maintain established office hours.
  14. Assist in program budget compliance.
  15. Attend program advisory board and college meetings as required.
  16. Represent division on college committees as appointed.
  17. Operate within guidelines set forth in CWC policies, procedures, and practices.
  18. Assume responsibility for professional development, service to the college, and other reasonably related duties as needed.


Position Specifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Must submit an approved education plan and complete a graduate degree in nursing within five years of hire.
  • Experience
    • Three years of nursing experience with a strong preference for recent experience in direct patient care and/or instructional experience, preferably in a community college setting.
  • Licenses/Certifications
    • Unencumbered license to practice professional nursing in the State of Wyoming, or the ability to obtain licensure within two months of hire.
  • Equivalency Statement
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Clinical Record Requirements
    • Upon hire, must submit to a criminal background check from the designated vendor and provide proof of AHA BLS certification. Clinical nursing faculty must provide current laboratory and immunization records, including: 2-step TB skin test, Tdap vaccination, MMR titer report, varicella titer report, and hepatitis B titer report or 3-dose series. Clinical faculty is also required to comply with agency policy regarding seasonal influenza vaccine requirements.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Strong working knowledge of discipline taught.
  2. Ability to teach nursing and other health science courses.
  3. Instructional competence, including knowledge of and experience in professional nursing.
  4. Knowledge of curriculum development and assessment.
  5. Knowledge of instructional strategies and technologies to enhance student attainment of learning outcomes.
  6. Commitment to exploring nontraditional approaches to education in a community college environment.
  7. Demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills.
  8. Ability to use personal computer software, preferably Microsoft applications.
  9. Ability to function independently and as a member of a team.
  10. Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion within established deadlines.
  11. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  12. Ability to maintain professional relationships with students, colleagues, supervisors, and clinical agency personnel.
  13. Ability to relate to a diverse student population in a professional and helpful manner.
  14. Ability to objectively evaluate student progress.
  15. Working knowledge of classroom and laboratory equipment and software, to include the learning management system utilized by the college.


Level of Supervision

Work is performed under the general direction of the nursing director. Plans own time to meet predetermined schedules. Work is subject to general supervision and review. Follows instructions and directions, and makes recommendations for process improvement. Has some freedom of choice in approaching problems, methods of operation, and goal-setting.


Work Environment

Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.

  • Equipment Used
    • Classroom instructional multimedia (computer, projector, TV monitor, document camera); general office equipment (phone, computer, copier); and healthcare equipment.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Work requires standing and sitting for extended periods of time, and frequent lifting of up to 50 pounds.
  • Environmental Conditions
    • Work is primarily performed in a classroom or clinical setting with appropriate climate controls. Environment may lead to exposure to human biohazardous materials, including blood and bodily fluid. Early morning, late evening and weekend work is required. Travel to clinical sites is required.

Required Skills

Required Experience