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Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*Applicants must be thoroughly supportive of the University's mission and values as an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church. *As a Christian community, Spring Arbor University has established commitments intended to maintain high standards within the evangelical community. It is expected that university faculty will uphold these Biblical values, both on and off campus, and conscientiously model a wholesome Christ-honoring lifestyle to students and colleagues. *Official degree transcripts will be required for any eventual offer.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Adjunct Clinical Nursing Instructor
Job Description

SUMMARY

This is an adjunct position responsible for teaching, supervising, and evaluating nursing students in affiliated clinical organizations, Skills Lab, and Simulation Center. The clinical instructor is an extension of the lead course faculty and supports student learning by connecting theory principles with clinical judgment.

Essential Duties Summary

Demonstration of Competent Nursing Practice

  • Accountable to follow the accepted standards, laws, and rules regulating the practice of nursing, and function within the scope of nursing practice.
  • Responsible and accountable for practice based on, and limited to, the scope of instructor’s education, demonstrated competence, and nursing experience.
  • Obtains instruction, supervision, and consultation as necessary before implementing new or unfamiliar techniques or practices.
  • Responsible for maintaining current knowledge in broad and/or specialized areas of nursing.
  • Conducts nursing practice without discrimination.

Clinical Site Responsibilities

  • Familiarizes self with agency policies and procedures.
  • Completes all required agency training including, but not limited to electronic health records, HIPAA, medication administration and orientation to the unit(s) prior to taking students.
  • Orients staff nurses to the level of the student and the specific learning outcomes for their clinical experience.
  • Encourages communication between facility staff and faculty.
  • Initiates regular communication with facility and unit management.
  • Meets with patients before clinical, coordinates with charge nurse, assigns students to patients.
  • Holds pre- and post- clinical sessions with students each shift.

Department of Nursing Responsibilities

  • Meets with lead course faculty at the beginning of each semester to orient to the course and review student learning outcomes, course syllabus, evaluation and learning resources. Participates in ongoing communication with lead course faculty and discuss instructional issues and individual student learning needs and progress.
  • Confirms student assignments and congruence with theory content.
  • Reviews course grading policies and Nursing Faculty Handbook.
  • Provides feedback about adequacy of site in allowing students to meet course outcomes to the lead course faculty.
  • Works in cooperation with the Simulation Center Coordinator when necessary.
  • Performs tasks as assigned by the lead course faculty.
  • Demonstrates behaviors and attitudes that are supportive Spring Arbor Nursing’s students and mission, philosophy, program goals, policies, and professional/Christian values. Serves as a professional role model and representative of the nursing department at Spring Arbor University.

Student Instruction Responsibilities

  • Directs, instructs, and guides students in the clinical setting.
  • Assigns students to selected patients based on student’s learning needs and patient assessment.
  • Facilitates students in comprehensive, individualized instruction in the observation, assessment, decision-making, and health teaching of patients, including the maintenance of patient health or prevention of illness or disease.
  • Guides development of student’s critical thinking, technical, and professional communication skills while maintaining patient and student safety and patient confidentiality.
  • Supervises the administration of medications.
  • Delegates selected nursing functions to students in accordance with their level of nursing education and demonstrated competency.
  • Manages students in situations of injury or illness in the clinical setting.
  • Directs students to be responsible and accountable for their behaviors in the clinical setting.
  • Grades written assignments, maintain accurate records, and return graded work to students in a timely manner prior to their next clinical.
  • Completes clinical documentation as directed by the department.
  • Maintains confidentiality HIPPA and adheres to FERPA privacy policies.

REPORTING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as a member of the School of Human Services reporting to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program Director as well as collaborates with the lead course faculty.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Adjunct Clinical Instructor will supervise students in affiliated clinical organizations. the Skills Lab, and Simulation Center.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk, reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Required Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing required; A Master’s Degree in Nursing is preferred. Will consider BSN degree with clinical experience of at least 2-4 years.
  • A current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Michigan.
  • Criminal history and background check clearance, evidence of current American Heart Association CPR training, and a current unencumbered Michigan RN license.
  • Provide evidence of yearly tuberculin skin tests and other required immunizations as per nursing program policy.
  • Possess thorough knowledge of patient medications, treatments, and diagnoses, and has the ability to relate these aspects of patient care to problem solving/critical thinking skill development in the student.
  • Has the ability to deal appropriately with delicate student situations, and able to effectively communicate and negotiate resolutions with faculty, students, and facility staff regarding problems in the clinical setting(s).
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Individual will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the SAU Concept and Community Covenant.
  • Experience working in multicultural academic environments preferred and individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Job Type Part Time
Location Spring Arbor

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P-161
Open Date 11/16/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

*Applicants must be thoroughly supportive of the University’s mission and values as an evangelical Christian university affiliated with the Free Methodist Church.
*As a Christian community, Spring Arbor University has established commitments intended to maintain high standards within the evangelical community. It is expected that university faculty will uphold these Biblical values, both on and off campus, and conscientiously model a wholesome Christ-honoring lifestyle to students and colleagues.
*Official degree transcripts will be required for any eventual offer.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • Terminal Degree
  2. * Have you completed a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the content area specified in the qualifications for this posting?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Other
  3. * Do you have a personal faith commitment to Jesus Christ?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Name and location of your home church:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Describe your level of involvement in your church and any faith-related organizations:

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your faith commitment and your Christian experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * What draws you to teaching in an evangelical Christian university and to Spring Arbor University in particular?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Where might a common evangelical Christian worldview be at odds with the prevailing secular worldview of your discipline, and how will you work with that dichotomy in your teaching?

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * To what extent is it the role and responsibility of a Christian university and its faculty to get involved in conversations on issues?

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Please respond to the University Concept (found on next application page). Discuss how you relate to these principles and this framework.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Are you a current employee of the university?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Spring Arbor University Website
    • Internal Job Posting
    • HERC
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • Other

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation