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Posting Date: June 15, 2012 Open July 12, 2012 Announcement: 11-33-AP
Basic Function Prepare and teach a variety of nursing concepts across the health care continuum with a focus on Mental Health and Chronic Care. This position works closely with nursing faculty colleagues in the design, implementation and evaluation of the nursing curriculum. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Nursing.
Essential Functions • Participates in the development of the overall nursing curriculum and specific nursing courses, including the identification of outcomes, content, learning experiences, classroom, clinical and skills lab and teaching and evaluation techniques. • Prepares and teaches a variety of concepts on a generalist level, with a focus on Mental Health and the chronically ill adult. Instruction in didactic and clinical settings. Provides clinical instruction, supervision and evaluation of students at a variety of affiliated institutions. • Ability to teach or learn to teach alternative instruction modalities (Hybrid Online and/or totally Online) • Responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating content in areas of mental health and chronic care throughout the curriculum. • Participates in academic advising of students according to the college and program policy. • Participates in periodic evaluation of nursing program outcomes and educational outcomes. • Provide for periodic classroom assessment of teaching effectiveness by students consistent with college policies. • Interpret the philosophy and outcomes of this Associate Degree Nursing Program to the community within and outside the College. • Participates actively in departmental responsibilities to include curriculum review, program development and faculty meetings. • Serves on faculty committees and participates in college governance. • Participates in department, division, and college activities and performs other duties normally assigned to full-time faculty members. • Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications • Masters degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, which includes evidence of preparation in curriculum development. • OR- Bachelors degree in nursing with a Masters degree in a related field. • Two (2) years of professional experience in the practice of nursing. • Currently maintain a Washington State RN license or eligible for licensure in the State of Washington. • Ability to meet State of Washington Vocational certification requirements. • Computer literacy including a variety of instructional software.
Preferred Qualifications • Teaching experience in an Associate Degree Nursing program including experience in both didactic and clinical teaching. • Experience in adult acute and/or chronic care. • Experience or course work in curriculum design and evaluation. • Experience using multiple methods of technology to facilitate nursing education. • Experience using writing as a method of evaluation in nursing.
Conditions of Employment • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment. • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace. • Ability and willingness to use innovative teaching techniques & infuse technology in the teaching and learning process. • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and learning abilities. • A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting, responding to the broad ranging needs of a diverse student population. • Commitment to functioning as an effective team member. • Knowledge and experience of nursing in a variety of health care settings with a focus in mental health and chronic care working with a diverse population. • Instructional skills using a variety of teaching methodologies and technology to meet the needs of multiple learning styles. • Commitment to remain current in nursing practice. • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with community members, health care professionals, students, faculty and administration. • Strong skills in written, oral, and listening communications. • Leadership skills and commitment to nursing across the health care continuum. • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. • Ability to work successfully with the varied and diverse students and staff of the college.
Application Materials & Procedures Complete application packages must include the following: (Packages received that do not contain all of these materials will not be considered by the screening committee.) Application materials must be submitted online through our website.
1. Tacoma Community College online application. 2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications. 3. Copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate). 4. We strive to employ individuals who possess the skills necessary to effectively educate a diverse population of learners. Our effort is to create a cultural climate that recognizes, respects, and celebrates differences. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages): A. Expressing your cultural self-awareness, B. Describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, and C. Demonstrating how you apply these to the learning/working environment.
Terms of Employment This is a full-time, tenure track contracted on an annual basis beginning fall quarter 2012. Placement on the faculty salary schedule will be commensurate with educational background and experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee is required. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by official transcripts.
Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. All persons hired must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description. The applicable position description will be provided to the successful candidate.
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. 6501 S 19th St Bldg 14, Tacoma WA 98466 www.tacomacc.edu/abouttcc/careersattcc
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