Instructor, Nursing Theory and Clinical

Position listed on July 2, 2018

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Instructor, Nursing Theory and Clinical 

Health Sciences 

Ottumwa, IA

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Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Graduate of an approved School of Nursing with licensure as a registered nurse in Iowa or a compact state or the ability to obtain one.
  • BSN and completion of or enrollment in a master’s degree program.
  • Three years of full-time clinical nursing, minimum of 1 year in medical-surgical nursing.
  • Must relate well to people and display a high degree of competency within the field.
  • Must be capable of creating a classroom environment which is conducive to student learning.

Job Summary:

This person will teach nursing theory courses as assigned.  Will select clinical nursing learning experiences at hospitals and other health care agencies for assigned students in the nursing programs.  Will supervise students providing nursing care and evaluate their progress.

Work Performed:

  • Develop implement and evaluate the purpose, philosophy/mission and objectives of the nursing programs.
  • Teach courses in accordance with objectives of the course outline as set forth by the division using a variety of instructional methods and technologies that facilitates learning for all students.
  • Organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  • Design, implement, evaluate and revise the nursing curriculum utilizing the IHCC curriculum development and revision guide.
  • Develop and maintain current course syllabi/outlines for assigned courses.
  • Select clinical learning experiences for assigned nursing students at affiliating health care agencies.
  • Supervise students applying nursing principles and providing nursing care.
  • Assist in planning and carrying out studies and surveys.
  • Maintain cooperative relationships with professional personnel, local organizations, public officials and other interested people.
  • Assist in maintaining public relations with the local community and take part in community relations when possible.
  • Assist in program promotion and recruitment of students, provide academic advising as needed, and assist in the placement and follow up of graduates.
  • Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community.
  • Meet all assigned classes and office commitments as scheduled.
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled faculty meetings unless excused by the division dean.
  • Emphasize to students the importance of prompt and regular class attendance.
  • Maintain records of student achievement and send clinical evaluations and grade book pages to the department chairperson on the last day of each term.
  • Measure and evaluate student progress using the appropriate departmental competency based format and maintain accurate grade computations. Prepare and submit accurate grade reports as requested.
  • Submit reports on all students who may be in need of counsel.
  • Serve actively on any committee to which appointed.
  • Keep accurate inventories of equipment and supplies and submit requisitions for needed materials.
  • Promptly report repairs needed for the classroom and equipment.
  • Stay up to date with trends in the field and update program curriculum and equipment as appropriate.
  • Assist in the program evaluation procedure.
  • Meet the standards of the college’s Quality Faculty Plan.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
  • Maintain regular and consistent attendance at work.
  • Instill a realistic work attitude in students.
  • Inject relevant personal occupational experience into the instructional setting to assist in the preparation of each student for subsequent successful entry into employment.
  • Schedule and conduct advisory committee meetings as requested.
  • Maintain professional appearance of office and laboratory areas.

Responsible To:
Department Chair, Nursing 

Position Level:
Certified - Exempt - Traditional Funding - Chapter 279 Contract of Employment

Start Date:
August 1, 2018


Yearly Employment Length:
3 ½ term (167 days), full time

9 hrs/day, Monday-Thursday

Funding Year:
August 26

TINS 10-2-4760-01-52000      50%
TINS 10-2-4760-02-52000      50%

Starting Salary Range:

Closing Date:
Until Filled

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