Assistant Professor, Certified Nurse Assistant
- Salt Lake Community College
- Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
- Category: Faculty-Medicine-Nursing
- Posting Date: 08/15/2019
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position TitleAssistant Professor, Certified Nurse Assistant
Open Internally or ExternallyExternal
If faculty, tenure track statusTenure Track
Reports to (title)Associate Dean SAT
Initial Work LocationVaries
Starting Salary$44,394-66,591/Academic Yr
Job Open Date08/15/2019
Open Until FilledYes
Priority Review Date09/03/2019
Salt Lake Community College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.
The faculty will provide classroom and lab instruction in an open-entry competency-based environment teaching various courses which may include: Patient Care Theory and Skills, CPR for Healthcare Professionals, Fundamental Phlebotomy, supervise student clinicals in both long-term care settings and/or acute care settings, and other health care related courses as assigned. Develop new curriculum and update existing curriculum as needed, create courses to support delivery in a competency-based environment, attend all required department and school meetings, and fulfill department and school assignments. Serve on school and college committees.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Become familiar with, and abide by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization.
Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
Work closely with department peers and administrator to understand processes and procedures that lead to becoming a successful teacher and contributing member of the academic unit.
Provide instruction in the training courses offered through the Certified Nurse Assistant department using a variety of teaching methods and media to meet different learning styles.
Deliver competency-based education training in a self-directed, open-entry, open-exit practical application format in a variety of settings which prepare students for UNAR licensing certification and to employment.
Schedule and coordinate clinical experiences (in long-term care facilities and hospitals) for students enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program.
Provide leadership and coordinate the efforts of adjunct instructors in scheduling classes, develop curriculum, competencies, and course syllabi for existing programs and future programs.
Advise students on the program requirements and their progress through the courses. Assess student’s abilities and provide appropriate documentation and feedback.
Provide an industry viewpoint to the training program so that students will be prepared to enter the work force. Keep current on technology and other industry advances by attending workshops and conferences and upgrade curriculum changes as needed.
Provides each student with a syllabus (paper or online) at the first class meeting that complies with department procedure and the CCO
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
Maintains and posts teaching schedule. Maintains significant campus presence to respond to instruction and daily needs of students, departments, college and community. Meets with students outside of class—a minimum of 5 hours/week in person or on‐line.
Responds to voicemail and email communication promptly (generally within 1‐2 contract days).
Maintains necessary educational credentials, professional skills and demonstrated teaching competencies consistent with department standards
Serves community partners as content area experts when needed.
Provides service to the institution through appropriate participation in academic and campus committee assignments; offers adequate service on at least one department, school, or college‐wide committee.
Completes required training and participates in professional development
Attends Convocation, Professional Development Day, Commencement and other institutional meetings (e.g. department meetings).
Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines and other pertinent federal regulations
Other Duties as Assigned
1. Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university
2. Experience teaching adults through competency-based curriculum
3. Experience supervising lab skills activities
4. Knowledge and experience training and/or supervising multi-skills para-professional health care givers
1. Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
2. Must be a licensed registered nurse in the state of Utah and in good standing with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
3. Must meet OBRA regulations, which include: must have a minimum of two (2) years in a health care facility; at least one year in the provision of long-term care facility services or caring for the elderly or the chronically ill of any age.
4. Applicant must have completed or be willing to complete a UNAR approved “Train the Trainer” program.
5. Must be approved to teach by the Director of UNAR.
6. Experience teaching in competency-based open-entry/open-exit individualized adult programs
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge and Skills
1. Knowledge and experience in curriculum development in related areas.
2. Experience as an instructor in related area.
3. Experience teaching in competency-based open-entry/open-exit individualized adult programs.
4. Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
5. Attention to details, excellent documentation, and maintenance of individualized records of student performance.
6. Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
7. Ability to work without close supervision in a team with diverse membership.
8. Ability to work within a prescribed curriculum and departmental procedures while maintaining patience, creativity, and cooperative attitude.
9. Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
10. Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.
PRIORITY REVIEW DATE: Sept 03, 2019. All applications submitted by this date will receive priority screening by the committee.
The committee requests the following attachments:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae
2. Copy of transcripts
3. Cover Letter/Diversity Statement – Please address how the candidate meets the required and preferred requirements. In addition, please include experiences working with groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
- Applicants selected for an interview may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration.
- SLCC HR department will conduct a criminal background check on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.
- SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT faculty members. SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. More Information can be found at: http://www.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/full-time-employees.aspx
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.