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Clinical Nursing Instructor

Date Posted
28th October 2016
Reference
VAC-24019
Sector
Education & Training, Healthcare & Medical
Job Type
Permanent
Location
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

To teach students during the clinical and/or laboratory portion of nursing courses for the School of Nursing.

Job Description

The Instructor is responsible for assisting the student to achieve clinical and course objectives, provide clinical supervision, continuous assessment and administer clinical examinations.


The educational activities of the clinical instructor are coursespecific at various settings, including clinical placement in primary, secondary and/or tertiary health care settings; simulations experiences in the clinical laboratory oncampus; seminars and preand postconferences. Direct oversight of the Instructor is provided by the Course Coordinator.


Essential Functions include:

  • Direct the learning of students in clinical nursing;
  • Provide direct supervision and evaluation of nursing students delivering nursing care to an individual or group of individuals;
  • Provide scheduled skills assistance and tutoring
  • Plan student assignments in conjunction with the Course Coordinator 
  • Develops and posts written clinical assignments consistent with student’s knowledge base, skills competence and individual learning needs;
  • Evaluate student performance consistent with the course objectives and evaluation criteria. This includes evaluation of clinical care provided, technical skills performed, lab assignments and clinical paperwork (care plans and other written work);
  • Provides documented feedback to students on level of performance based on course and clinical objectives in a timely manner; 
  • Attend meetings deemed necessary to facilitate the education program and course objectives;
  • May teach didactic course content under supervision of course coordinator;
  • Collaborate with course coordinator to develop and evaluate the course.


Responsibilities

  • Be available to teach assigned scheduled course time: day, evening or weekend at the assigned clinical site and/or on campus
  • Assumes responsibility for all autonomous aspects of individual teaching load
  • Orients and maintains current knowledge related to agency/clinical policies, procedures, and expectations with the assistance of the agency/clinical personnel;
  • Keeps course coordinator informed of all student and agency issues and concerns;
  • Serves as a professional role model for other staff, and students in the areas of customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence, dress, attendance, and general professionalism. 
  • Utilizes relationship building skills in situations requiring tact in interpersonal interactions; interprofessional collaboration; problem solving, conflict resolution and consensus building
  • Complies with all applicable regulatory rules and standards;
  • Handles related duties as required.


Required Qualifications    

  • Minimum of a BSN in Nursing
  • Current Professional Nurse license issued by the VIBNL is required. 
  • Minimum of two years’ experience within last five years in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse.
  • Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification. 
  • Working knowledge of computer software, such as Microsoft Office.
  • Good interpersonal and inter professional relationship skills
  • Demonstrated interest in working with students

Preferred Qualifications    

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing


Formal training in nursing education

  • Five years experience within last seven years in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse. 
  • Excellent communication skills with high level of initiative and prudent judgment. 
  • Working knowledge of ATI or other nursing education software
  • Fluency in Interprofessional and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and student mentorship
  • Ability to make meaningful and positive connections with diverse study body.


Physical Demands    

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential functions and responsibilities as a nursing care provider satisfactorily. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 


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