Instructor in LVN

SUMMARY

The Instructor in Vocational Nursing provides classroom and clinical instruction in the field of Nursing at South Plains College. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Those requirements outlined in the South Plains College Faculty Handbook for instructors, as well as those special requirements related to the Vocational Nursing Program.

Prepares, organizes, and presents classroom and clinical instruction to nursing students in accord with the philosophy and objectives of the program and college.

Develops and implements plans for students learning experiences.

Plans with nursing service, clinical educational experiences for students so that maximum opportunities for learning are provided and the nursing care of clients is safeguarded.

Guides students in using problem solving techniques.

Tests and evaluates student learning in relation to the objectives of the program.

Provides a blueprint for each exam following the NCLEX-PN test plan as a guide.

Performs item analysis on each exam following established criteria determined by the faculty.

Arranges for additional learning opportunities in the community.

Participates in college faculty and professional organization projects, meetings, and in-service programs.

Augments knowledge and skills by investigation and use of various teaching methods.

Interprets and administers policies of the college and nursing program.

Serves on faculty committees and participates in faculty activities

Develops and organizes a course within the nursing program according to the curriculum plan.

Identifies objectives for the course that flow from level objectives.

Provides for the selection of facilities and resources needed for implementing the course.

Develops detailed outlines and syllabi that clearly identify all aspects of the course.

Provides for communication among all persons involved in teaching the course.

Plans for the total evaluation of the course.

Plans for a detailed interpretation of the plans for the achievement of the course objectives.

Conducts classroom instruction, including the utilization of varied teaching methods.

Submits clinical schedule requests to the Program Coordinator.

Makes assignments in the clinical areas of the hospital and community health agencies that correlate with the classroom instruction.

Plans for an orientation to each clinical facility.

Develops and maintains a climate in both the classroom and clinical setting that is conducive to personal and professional growth and is consistent with the philosophy and objectives of the program.

Coordinates the use of all resources and facilities.

Participates in the evaluation of the total program.

Identifies own strengths and weaknesses and develops plans for improvement.

Assumes responsibility for counseling of students. Refers students to necessary resources when needed.

Assists each student in the potential for growth as a person and as a member of the of nursing profession.

Participates in faculty development programs.

Gives budget requests to the Program Coordinator.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Program Coordiantor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be competent in the principles and practices of professional nursing and be able to integrate them into the art of teaching, both in the classroom and clinical setting. The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Required: Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the state of Texas. Must have a minimum of 5 years recent experience in teaching and/or the clinical setting. Show evidence of teaching abilities and maintaining current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in the subject area of teaching responsibility.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret health information, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations, and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

SPECIAL DEMANDS:

Ability to work under pressure and conditions of frequent interruptions, securing cooperation of other faculty, staff, administration and clinical affiliates. Must be capable of making frequent independent decisions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ESPRIT DE CORPS           

Commitment to and positive actions for fostering good relationships and esprit de corps among co-workers, departments, other units in the college, with students, and those you work with outside the college.

 

 

 

 


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