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Adjunct Professor - Nursing Clinical
DATE:   8/2/2013
JOB TITLE:   Adjunct Professor - Nursing Clinical
JOB STATUS:   PT
FLSA STATUS:   Exempt
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Chair - Nursing
DEPARTMENT:   Nursing Department
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs

SUMMARY:

The Department of Nursing seeks adjunct instructors for clinical nursing courses for pre-licensure nurses in an accelerated track and a traditional four year program. Nurses with clinical expertise in obstetrical nursing, or general medical/surgical nursing are both needed. Clinical rotations are at area hospitals and health care facilities, on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30AM to 3:30PM or 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, depending on the location. Some Thursday lab time is desired.  Clinical class size is 10 students per section maximum.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Prepares student clinical assignments and experiences in alignment with the course and program goals and objectives;

Instructs and supervises nursing students as they provide comprehensive care to patients in a variety of clinical settings;

Conducts conferences with students to discuss clinical experiences and application of theory to clinical interactions; 

Evaluate the students’ clinical performance according to the course policy and clinical evaluation instrument, in writing and verbal format to the student;

Maintain a class attendance record;

Be available to answer students’ questions and help them with course content;

Interact with clinical agency personnel to maintain effective  communication to facilitate students’ learning experiences.   


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Strong knowledge base in clinical area of expertise;

Knowledge of effective methodologies for clinical instruction for nursing students;

Ability to plan student assignments commensurate with learning needs;

Ability to maintain respectful teacher-student relationship and willingness to foster collegial atmosphere in the clinical setting;

Sound professional judgment and demeanor;

Creativity, initiative and resourcefulness.


ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:
 

Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Licensed professional nurse in New York State (RN); unrestricted RN license;

Master’s degree in nursing minimum academic credentials;

Experience teaching clinical course preferred.



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