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The RN Nursing Faculty is responsible for teaching professional nursing courses at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated high school or earned a GED. Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures, leading and moderating classroom discussions, facilitating online activities and communication, and administering and grading examinations and assignments. Demonstrates and teaches patient care techniques in the classroom, simulation laboratory, and clinical sites to nursing students. Position is an expert in nursing practices with knowledge of professional scope and standards of practice. Able to rely on evidence-based practice guidelines to plan and accomplish teaching goals. May lead and direct the work of others. A degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
· Understands and adheres to all applicable Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) policies.
· Understands and adheres to policies and procedures contained in the SOWELA Technical Community College (STCC) Faculty Handbook.
· Understands and adheres to all laws pertaining to disclosure of student records.
· Understands and adheres to the professional scope, standards, codes, rules and regulations of Professional Governing Bodies:
o American Nurses Association
o Louisiana State Board of Nursing
o Nurses Code of Ethics
o Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
· Teaching and Direct Instructional Activities
o Course materials are prepared using evidence-based resources (textbooks, instructional aids, online resources, and materials)
o Teaching plans are organized and available for course presentation
o Course time organized to be accomplished in the allotted time
o Instruction provided to individual students and groups appropriate to the needs and requirements of activities being performed
o Attends class on time and if unable to attend; ensures alternate method of course delivery is available for students
o Able to deliver course content in a clear, concise manner that enhances student learning
· Service to Students, Department, Division or College
o Maintains office hours as required
o Submits reports and performs required record-keeping functions in a timely and dependable manner.
o Participates in School of Nursing and Allied Health (SoNAH) monthly meetings and standing committees as assigned. May include serving as committee chair
o Accepts SoNAH service assignments such as recruiting, pinning and graduation activities
o Professionally represents the institution in college-relate outreach activities.
o May serve on advisory boards/committees
o May apply academic expertise in the local, state or national community
o May sponsor student activities or groups
o Participates in workshops/seminars
o Assists students with advising and counseling activities related to academic, career and job placement areas
· Professional Development Activities
o Attends conferences, seminars and workshops that enhance expertise in areas of teaching responsibilities
o Participates in professional organizations
o Acts as a role model for nursing students
o Develops and maintains professional and collegial relationships
o Communicates on professional matters with media, government agencies and other professional bodies when asked.
§ Must hold a Master’s degree in Nursing or Doctoral degree in Nursing
§ Nursing experience of two years in the concentration hired to teach (Medical-Surgical, Maternal Child, Pediatrics, Mental Health)
§ Must meet faculty qualifications through LSBN and clinical agencies
§ Must maintain a current, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in Louisiana or one of the Compact Member States
Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
§ Ability to use a computer for composing, storing, and retrieving information
§ Use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with patient care, students, other employees and the public. This is normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, and handle or feel objects and controls
§ Ability to perform basic mathematical computations needed to grade and complete assignments
§ Plan, organize, and prioritize job duties in order to meet deadlines
Essential Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all employees are asked to read and acknowledge the information below:
§ Must have physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine.
§ Must be capable of standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, pushing, and pulling within the scope of assigned duties
§ Lift and move items weighing up to 20 pounds
§ Work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with weekends and overtime as required
Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.