Assistant Professor, Certified Nurse Assistant (SAT)
Reports to (title): Associate Dean SAT
Department: SAT Instruction
Requisition Number: F21009
Position Type: New position
Initial Work Location: Varies
Starting Salary: Commensurate upon experience
Open Until Filled: Yes
Priority Review Date: 07/09/2021
Salt Lake Community College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.
The faculty will provide classroom and lab instruction in an open-entry competency-based environment teaching various courses which may include: Patient Care Theory and Skills, CPR for Healthcare Professionals, Fundamental Phlebotomy, supervise student clinicals in both long-term care settings and/or acute care settings, and other health care related courses as assigned. Develop new curriculum and update existing curriculum as needed, create courses to support delivery in a competency-based environment, attend all required department and school meetings, and fulfill department and school assignments. Serve on school and college committees.Essential Responsibilities and Duties
- Provide instruction in the training courses offered through the Certified Nurse Assistant department using a variety of teaching methods and media to meet different learning styles.
- Deliver competency-based education training in a self-directed, open-entry, open-exit practical application format in a variety of settings which prepare students for UNAR licensing certification and to employment.
- Schedule and coordinate clinical experiences (in long-term care facilities and hospitals) for students enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program.
- Provide leadership and coordinate the efforts of adjunct instructors in scheduling classes, develop curriculum, competencies, and course syllabi for existing programs and future programs.
- Advise students on the program requirements and their progress through the courses. Assess student's abilities and provide appropriate documentation and feedback.
- Provide an industry viewpoint to the training program so that students will be prepared to enter the work force. Keep current on technology and other industry advances by attending workshops and conferences and upgrade curriculum changes as needed.
- Other Duties as Assigned
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Full-Time Faculty
a. Become familiar with, and abide by, all college policies with immediate priority given to those policies that govern interactions with colleagues, staff, administrators, and departments throughout the organization.
b. Maintain professional etiquette in communications with students, staff, faculty, and administrators.
c. Work closely with department peers and administrators to understand processes and procedures that lead to becoming a successful teacher and contributing member of the academic unit.
a. Creates an effective, supportive learning environment for students regardless of the delivery method.
b. Teaches courses consistent with department procedures, appropriate Course Curriculum Outline (CCO), and catalog description.
c. Provides each student with a syllabus (paper or online) at the first class meeting that complies with department procedure and the CCO.
d. Teaches assigned classes at the scheduled time and place and meets during required contact hours.
e. Demonstrates the incorporation of active and applied learning in courses taught (hands-on and engaged activities).
f. Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments.
g. Promotes the development of critical thinking among students.
h. Actively participates in the update and production of new curriculum development and related activities as a contributing team member of the program area, department, campus, college, and state.
i. Maintains and posts teaching schedule. Maintains significant campus presence to respond to instruction and daily needs of students, departments, college, and community. Meets with
students outside of class-a minimum of 5 hours/week in person or on-line.
j. Is available to teach courses at times directed by the academic needs of the program and availability of staffing pool. The department recommends final teaching assignments with the final decision by the Academic Administrator.
k. Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards.
l. Consistently improve course quality, design and course integrity through participation in the college-wide assessment of student learning.
m. Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades.
n. Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines.
o. Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment. Prepares and submits incident reports to the Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy.
p. Uses appropriate resources and technology in the delivery of courses.
q. Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement.
r. Maintains professional and collegial behavior.
s. Coordinates and supervises internships and clinical experiences for students as assigned.
t. Responds to voicemail and email communication promptly (generally within 1-2 contract days).
u. Meets deadlines.
v. Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure.
w. Partners with the college to provide innovation to improve the learning environment.
x. Promotes support for the mission, vision, values, and goals of the College by incorporating culturally- competent pedagogy and inclusivity practices.
a. Maintains necessary educational credentials, professional skills, and demonstrated teaching competencies consistent with department standards.
b. Solicits feedback and implements suggestions from students and peers when appropriate.
c. Expands knowledge in discipline and teaching craft on an ongoing basis.
d. Promotes the professional development of peers/colleagues through recognized professional activities (in-service activities and the presentation of conference papers and/or publications, and other methodologies appropriate to the teaching field), as approved by departments.
e. Participates in the collegial mentoring relationship, serving as a mentor and/or mentee in the department and college.
f. Engages in local, state, and/or national professional organizations appropriate to the faculty role.
g. Serves community partners as content area experts when needed.
h. Completes required training and participates in professional development.
Service to the College
a. Provides service to the institution through appropriate participation in academic and campus committee assignments; offers adequate service on at least one department, school, or college-wide committee.
b. Promotes, models and exhibits the College Values with colleagues, students, and community stakeholders.
c. Responds to discussions and requests for department work in a timely manner (e.g. answers email, completes task assignments, etc.)
d. Mentors new faculty as assigned.
e. Serves on tenure sitting committees for department colleagues when appropriate.
f. Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines and other pertinent federal regulations.
g. Assists in maintaining a safe and secure campus environment.
h. Reviews and recommends program textbooks and/or materials.
i. Attends Convocation, Professional Development Day, Commencement, and other institutional meetings (e.g. department meetings).
j. Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints.
k. Assumes an active role in the student advising process, formal and/or informal, per departmental guidelines.
l. Meets with and updates the counseling office; updates and maintains advising materials per departmental guidelines.
m. Develops and/or participates in student recruitment and retention strategies. (Career and Majors Fair, Pathways to Professions, informal outreach, etc.)
n. Assists with the assessment of credit for prior learning as needed.
o. Participates in the formulation and implementation of department initiatives.
p. Evaluates and revises program offerings/materials on an ongoing basis and develops new curricula as needed.
q. Participates in strategic planning and monitors the institutional effectiveness and accountability process.
r. Provides leadership and instructional integrity through classroom observation, mentoring, and evaluation of part-time employees or serving on tenure sitting committees as needed. Participates in state-level issues as requested.
s. Reports maintenances issues for classrooms and equipment to appropriate authorities.
t. Maintains inventory, if appropriate, of equipment, tools, supplies, and storage/disposal of hazardous materials required for classes, and request appropriate equipment repair.
u. Actively participates in the informed budget process.
v. Identifies budgetary needs and priorities within the program as applicable.
- Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university
- Experience teaching adults through competency-based curriculum
- Experience supervising lab skills activities
- Knowledge and experience training and/or supervising multi-skills para-professional health care givers
- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree from an accredited college or university.
- Must be a licensed registered nurse in the state of Utah and in good standing with the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
- Must meet OBRA regulations, which include: must have a minimum of two (2) years in a health care facility; at least one year in the provision of long-term care facility services or caring for the elderly or the chronically ill of any age.
- Applicant must have completed or be willing to complete a UNAR approved "Train the Trainer" program.
- Must be approved to teach by the Director of UNAR.
- Experience teaching in competency-based open-entry/open-exit individualized adult programs
- Knowledge and experience in curriculum development in related areas.
- Experience as an instructor in related area.
- Experience teaching in competency-based open-entry/open-exit individualized adult programs.
- Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
- Attention to details, excellent documentation, and maintenance of individualized records of student performance.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
- Ability to work without close supervision in a team with diverse membership.
- Ability to work within a prescribed curriculum and departmental procedures while maintaining patience, creativity, and cooperative attitude.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, ability, culture, ethnic background, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
- Ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities and special needs.
Priority Review Date: July 9, 2021: * Applications received by the priority review date will receive priority in screening. The screening of applications submitted after the priority review date will be determined by the committee until the position is filled.
Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
**Selected finalist will be required to participate in a teaching demonstration
**Reference Letters upon request only.Required documents to complete the application:
The search committee requests the following documents be attached to the online application:
- Copy of Transcripts
- Cover letter
- Provide a response to the supplemental question listed with the application.
The SLCC HR Dept will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.
Faculty salaries are commensurate upon higher education and experience.
SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members.
Please see "SLCC Benefits" listed on the SLCC jobs (https://jobs.slcc.edu) Home Page.
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS").
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.