RANK AND SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement (salary range is $41,470-56,000 as determined by the collective bargaining agreement provisions). Rank will be determined at time of hire. START DATE: January 2013 GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction in Associate Degree Nursing program, which includes Medical/Surgical Nursing, Family Nursing (obstetrical nursing and pediatric nursing), and Psychiatric Nursing. Provides academic advisement for approximately 18 ADN and Nursing Intent students; maintains regular office hours; serves on committees as elected or appointed; attends regularly scheduled department, division and college meetings; and performs other duties as assigned. THE COLLEGE: Greenfield Community College (GCC) is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college of approximately 2,400 students. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women’s Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College’s largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development. THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING PROGRAM: The Associate Degree Nursing program is part of the Professional Studies Grouping and is comprised of 6 full time faculty, 7 to 8 clinical adjunct instructors, 1 administrative assistant and program director. Experienced faculty focus on quality and excellence in teaching and learning with a strong commitment to producing nursing graduates who are prepared to meet challenges in the contemporary healthcare environment. GCC’s nursing program is held in high regard in the region and has a long history of students exceeding the national NCLEX pass rates for ADN and BSN graduates. The program has an established curriculum that is enriched with service learning experiences integrated throughout all four semesters and incorporates high fidelity patient simulation in the skills curriculum and web-enhancements in courses. Our students represent a diverse community of learners including licensed practical nurses who apply for advanced placement in the program. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: - Teaches nursing courses in the appropriate content area. - Directs and teaches students in college classrooms and clinical cooperating agencies. - Evaluates student achievement in classroom and clinical settings. - Provides support to part-time instructors working with assigned courses and agencies. - Counsels nursing students in relation to progress regarding achievement of program objectives. - Identifies and supports students in clinical and academic situations, and refers students to appropriate campus resources. - Assists students in the development of an understanding of the nurse’s role in contemporary nursing practice. - Provides professional role modeling for nursing students, encouraging them to pursue higher levels of nursing education. - Develops and reviews the educational philosophy, purposes and objectives of the program. - Organizes, develops and evaluates the nursing curriculum. - Makes recommendations regarding personnel and facilities essential to meeting objectives. - Develops specific criteria for the evaluation of student achievement of objectives. - Serves on college committees as elected and/or assigned. - Participates in program meetings and college-wide meetings. - Maintains records and reports in accordance with established program policies. - Maintains scheduled office hours in accordance with college policy. - Maintains collegial relationships with the staff and administration of affiliating clinical facilities. - Continues professional study and education. - Maintains current professional liability insurance. - Maintains current registration as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (and Vermont as indicated). MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: - Eligibility for RN licensure in Massachusetts (and/or Vermont as needed); - Possesses an earned Master of Science degree in nursing or an earned doctorate in nursing; - Minimum of two years full-time clinical experience in nursing, or its equivalent, within the last five years and evidence of clinical competence; - Current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification; - Current malpractice insurance. REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND APTITUDES: Proficiency in oral and written communication PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: - Demonstrated successful community college teaching experience, preferably classroom teaching experience; - Experience with curriculum design and evaluation of program outcomes; - Community nursing experience and knowledge of holistic health practices OR nursing experience in various practice settings across the wellness-illness continuum; - Demonstrated commitment to promoting cultural proficiency within the curriculum and the profession; - Knowledge of or experience with high fidelity patient simulation and other modes of technology. EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT: Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: - During the interview, applicants will be required to present a teaching demonstration to an audience that may include students. - May be asked to submit evidence of expertise in nursing process, learning objective development, and evaluation strategies. TO APPLY: Greenfield Community College requires that all cover letters, resumes, and contact information for 5 professional references be submitted online at http://web.gcc.mass.edu/hr/careers/apply. Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire. When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement. Applications must be submitted via our online application system by November 9, 2012. Additional applications MAY be considered until the position is filled. ***Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. *** THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS ACCREDITED BY THE NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
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