Under administrative direction of an educational administrator, collaborates as a team member with the Nursing faculty and director in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of the District's Nursing Educational programs, instructs Nursing courses, and performs related work, as required. Position to commence Fall 2014.
EXAMPLES OF FUNCTIONS AND TASKS
Program Development - ESSENTIAL: Participate in ongoing faculty meetings to plan, evaluate, and develop all aspects of the Nursing programs, including the philosophy, theoretical curriculum framework, program and level objectives, curriculum, policies, documents, forms, and the total program evaluation plan as required by the State regulating agencies; participate in preparing written curriculum revision proposals, self-studies, and other reports for the State regulating agencies, District Curriculum Committee and/or other shared governance bodies, as necessary; participate, either as course coordinator or as a course team member, in ongoing faculty meetings to plan and develop assigned courses and course materials that are consistent with the philosophy and curriculum framework and are based upon program and level objectives (including course content, theory objectives, course methods, media, textbooks, assignments, examinations, syllabi, clinical objectives, correlated clinical experiences, and clinical evaluation tools); review, select, and order course textbooks and class media, supplies, and equipment; assist in regularly updating the Nursing literature in the District Learning Resources Center and the department reference library; assist in evaluating and establishing new clinical facilities to use for student learning experiences and participate in regional planning meetings to coordinate clinical experiences with other colleges.
Program Implementation - ESSENTIAL: Assume shared responsibility and accountability for implementing the planned instructional program, including: conducting theory classes in areas of content expertise, supervising students in clinical areas of expertise, providing students with timely constructive feedback and advice regarding their theory and clinical performance, evaluating student theory and clinical performance according to established policies and procedures, meeting with clinical agency representatives to implement and evaluate specific clinical experiences, assisting in orienting, supervising, and evaluating adjunct Nursing faculty, orienting new full-time faculty, and preparing and maintaining program and student records including attendance, anecdotal notes, evaluations, needs improvement and educational agreement forms, and grades). PERIPHERAL: Input student scores into computer database and provide scoring data to affected students.
Ancillary Student Services - ESSENTIAL: Maintain regularly scheduled office hours; serve as a professional role model for students; advise students concerning job and educational opportunities; participate in graduation and other student award ceremonies; assume responsibility for ensuring student participation in all aspects of curriculum and policy development and evaluation. PERIPHERAL: Write letters of recommendation, upon student requests, as warranted; precept students in local area graduate Nursing programs.
Related Professional Responsibilities - ESSENTIAL: Maintain currency in areas of content and clinical expertise and keep abreast of current trends and issues in Nursing and Nursing Education; adhere to all established program policies in performing all responsibilities; promote departmental cohesion and maintain positive professional relationships with peers, other faculty, staff, students, clinical agency personnel, and the general public; attend and/or participates in a variety of local professional Nursing and Nursing Education meetings, conferences, and workshops; participate in departmental, shared governance, and staff development activities, as appropriate and feasible; respond in writing to requests for information (e.g., employment process questionnaires, unit planning guides, environmental impact reports, etc.). PERIPHERAL: Represent department by serving on campus-wide committees; serve on employee selection committees, as requested; attend Board of Trustees and/or College Council meetings, as necessary; read and respond to information polls distributed by the Faculty Senate.
Licenses: ESSENTIAL: Incumbent must hold or be eligible for a valid, activeCalifornia license issued by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and a valid California Class C or higher Driver's License in order to accomplish travel among District sites and other locations.
Degrees/Experience*: ESSENTIAL: Incumbent must possess a Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university that included course work in Nursing, Education, or Administration AND must meet BRN experience requirements for eligibility, i.e., incumbent must have had at least 1 year of experience as an RN providing direct patient care AND at least 1 year of experience teaching courses related to Nursing OR a course which included practice in teaching Nursing OR the equivalent. Equivalencies will be determined by the BRN and/or the District Equivalency Committee as appropriate.
*NOTE: (BRN academic and experience and District academic minimum qualifications requirements applied concurrently).
Knowledge of: ESSENTIAL: Medical-surgical nursing; teaching principles and methods and their impact on the learning process; curriculum development; Nursing Education trends and issues; nursing theory; supervisory techniques; professional standards of conduct and ethics in the nursing profession; laboratory equipment operation, uses, and precautions; test writing techniques; basic computer operation, including software packages/applications for word processing. PERIPHERAL: Software packages/applications for spreadsheets and/or database management.
Ability to: ESSENTIAL: Lecture and otherwise instruct students in the classroom AND practice laboratory AND clinical settings; exercise skill in the practice of medical-surgical nursing; instruct in medical-surgical nursing; supervise students in a clinical setting; contribute to curriculum development; form and maintain positive, supportive relationships with students to facilitate learning; maintain accurate student records; work cooperatively with peers, other faculty, staff, and students; teach in both Registered and Vocational Nursing programs; work some evenings and/or weekends, as required; write course objectives, outlines, and lesson plans; prepare course syllabi; communicate effectively orally and in writing; follow oral and written instructions; function as a team member; maintain positive relationships with external clinical agencies; maintain professional standards of conduct and ethics; function as a professional role model; participate in student, faculty, shared governance, and professional activities; exercise appropriate safety precautions in practice laboratory and clinical settings; type/keyboard and/or utilize mouse to operate computers to utilize software packages/applications for word processing. PERIPHERAL: Operate computers to utilize software packages/applications for spreadsheets and/or database management and/or desktop publishing and to access host computer network utilities to send and receive electronic email.
Salary & Benefits: Placement on the District’s Faculty Salary Schedule is dependent upon years of experience and level of education. Entry level is from $50,398.50 to $67,538.82 at time of employment. Highest salary level attainable after employment is $90,508.48. The District offers a very competitive benefits package, which includes health & welfare as well as income protection. Employees also will be members of the State Teachers Retirement System. Sick leave, sabbatical and other leaves are available according to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
Candidates must submit a Sierra College Faculty Application and copies of transcripts
by email, mail or in person to the:
SIERRA COLLEGE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
5000 ROCKLIN ROAD
ROCKLIN, CA 95677
DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the Sierra College Human Resources Department no later than WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2nd, 2014. LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Cover letters, letters of reference and resumes are not required but may be included if applicant so desires. Faxed applications cannot be accepted.
TRAVEL EXPENSES BORNE BY THE CANDIDATE
Employment for a qualified candidate in this position is dependent
on the funding level and District financial position at time of appointment.
Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact Human Resources at (916) 660-7106. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department
APPLICATION SCREENING PROCESS: APPLICATIONS WILL BE FORWARDED TO AN ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE AFTER THE DEADLINE DATE. A LIMITED NUMBER OF QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE INVITED FOR AN ORAL INTERVIEW AND TEACHING DEMONSTRATION BEFORE A PANEL OF APPROXIMATELY SIX OR MORE INDIVIDUALS. FINAL INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD WITH THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF INSTRUCTION.
The Sierra Community College District has campuses located in Rocklin and Grass Valley.
In addition, the District has satellite campuses at other locations.
Faculty assignments are established by the District that may carry the condition of dual work assignments.
*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Roseville Gateway campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.
Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff and students. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications to develop a workforce that is welcoming to men, women, persons with disabilities and individuals from all ethnic and other groups to ensure the district provides an inclusive educational and employment environment.