Application Deadline: 5:00 pm on March 21, 2014
$56,841.00 - $87,280.00/Annual
The Cerritos College Associate Degree Nursing Program is part of the Health Occupations Division. The Cerritos College Nursing Program Mission is to prepare nurses to meet the needs of diverse populations in an ever changing health care environment. The Cerritos College Associate Degree Nursing Program is approved by the Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
The program is designed to offer students an opportunity to prepare for a nursing career through mastery of a specific body of knowledge and skills necessary for the provision of safe and effective patient care. Nursing Faculty are committed to nursing education driven by the application of critical thinking and development/improvement of teaching/learning strategies using innovative approaches and evidence-based research. Education is viewed as a collaborative process involving the college community, nursing faculty, nursing students and affiliated community agencies.
The program embraces the diversity of cultural, linguistic and philosophical differences represented in the student body. Course experiences are designed to encourage discussion, sharing and application of cultural practices that are unique to the individuals and groups represented in the campus and the community.
The successful candidate may teach in a variety of medical-surgical, geriatric, obstetric, pediatric and/or psychiatric clinical settings depending on their experience and area of expertise. The successful candidate will teach in both clinical and didactic areas. The successful candidate will have the knowledge, skills and ability to work closely with other faculty, Health Occupations Division members, and the college campus community.
Duties & Responsibilities
A description of faculty duties and responsibilities may be found in Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 4005. http://www.cerritos.edu/board
• Master’s degree in nursing OR bachelor’s degree in nursing AND master’s degree in health education or health science OR the equivalent OR the minimum qualifications as set by the Board of Registered Nursing, whichever is higher. (All qualifying educational degrees/training must be from accredited colleges and/or universities.)
• Eligibility for California State Registered Nurse license (employment is contingent on obtaining this license).
• Minimum of two years of Registered Nursing Experience in Medical-Surgical, Psychiatric, or Obstetric/Pediatric Nursing.
• Experience must have been within the past five years.
• Understanding of and sensitivity to meeting the needs of the
diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background of the student, community, and employee population.
• Minimum of one year of RN experience in a second specialized area (e.g. psychiatric, obstetric/pediatric, or medical-surgical).
• Teaching experience.
• Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Salary rate is: $56,841.00 - $87,280.00/annual.
• Health and welfare benefits include District contribution for medical/dental/vision benefits and employee life insurance ($50,000). (Cash-in-lieu option available on medical insurance.)
• Participation in the State Teachers’ Retirement System.
Conditions of Employment
• Contract will be for 10 school months for the academic year beginning Fall Semester 2014.
• Participation in a pre-service orientation and/or probationary in-service training is required.
• Individuals who are offered employment shall be required to obtain fingerprints for a criminal history clearance through the State Department of Justice and remit the required fee for processing the fingerprints, submit official transcripts, produce an original social security card, and submit negative TB test results (must be within the past four years or within the last 60 days if not previously employed in a school district in California) before they are hired.
Interested applicants must submit:
• Letter of application indicating how you meet each of the required qualifications for this position to include, but not be limited to, information on the following:
- Contributions to the profession
- Related experience/accomplishments
- Professional/personal development (workshops, diversity sensitivity training, etc.)
• Completed District Academic Employment application form.
• Résumé of educational background and experience.
• Copies of all transcript(s) (need not be official) verifying all edu- cational degree(s) and/or coursework required for the position. A foreign transcript must be evaluated by a NACES-certified agency. The web site address is www.naces.org
• Three letters of recommendation addressing recent professional experience.
ALL ABOVE MATERIALS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
Cerritos College, Human Resources Department 11110 Alondra Blvd., Norwalk, CA 90650-6298
This position is open until filled, but the priority date for receipt of application materials to be considered in the initial selection committee review is 5:00 PM on March 21, 2014. The position may close for consideration of application materials on the above priority date or any time thereafter, and interested persons are encouraged to submit their application and supporting materials so that they are received not later than 5:00 PM on March 21, 2014. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all application materials are received. Applicants who need special services or facilities due to disability in order to apply or interview for this position must notify Human Resources at least 72 hours prior to the priority closing date or the date(s) of interview.
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants in the competitive group who best meet the qualifications for the position. Interviews will then be conducted by the selection committee, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the President-Superintendent for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates’ qualifications.
For application/ additional information:
Telephone: (562) 860-2451 x2284
Human Resources Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday through Friday)
Cerritos College employs only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Cerritos College does not provide sponsorship for changes in immigration status for the purpose of employment in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents verifying the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work and completion of the required I-9 Form in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-603).