Website Walla Walla Community College

Salary: See Position Description
Location: Clarkston, WA
Job Type: Full Time
Department: Clarkston Nursing (J02)
Job Number: 2021-1021 NURSCLK
Closing: Continuous
Description
Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is accepting applications to fill three full-time, tenure-track, Nursing Instructor roles on the Clarkston campus. The nursing program strives to develop a nursing faculty that reflect and support our nursing student population that includes gender diversity, diversity in sexual orientation, racial diversity, cultural and/or native language diversity, religious diversity, age diversity, and students with disabilities.

General Responsibilities:
The nursing faculty at WWCC transform the lives of nursing students to fulfill the increasingly complex role of entry-level professional nurses in the provision of safe, compassionate, culturally sensitive, evidence-based, ethically grounded, and client-centered care. The nursing instructor serves as a teacher, mentor, and facilitator of learning to prepare well-qualified graduates to meet the needs of a diverse patient population.

Two different full-time, tenure track, teaching roles will be filled from this recruitment. The specific role assigned will be based on the successful candidate’s experience, preference, and needs of the WWCC Nursing Education program:

  1. Classroom and Clinical Educator: This teaching assignment includes teaching didactic nursing classes in the classroom, assisting with student instruction in the nursing skills lab, and supervising nursing students in clinical at healthcare agencies in the community. The instructor in this teaching role mentors and advises a specific group of nursing advisees.
  2. Clinical Educator: This teaching assignment has a primary focus of providing clinical education and supervision for nursing students in the acute care or community care clinical environments as well as assisting with student instruction in the nursing skills lab. There are no classroom didactic teaching or advising requirements.

Essential Functions: 
Professional Role Model: This position requires a nurse who demonstrates a high level of professionalism and integrity. A spirit of inquiry and the provision of an inclusive learning environment lead to best practices in nursing education and evidence-based nursing care.

Quality Instruction: Providing effective instruction to students with diverse backgrounds in the skills practice lab environment, clinical setting, and/or classroom is central to this position. Quality instruction occurs when the instructor effectively combines a variety of teaching methods to enhance understanding and performance (group discussions and activities, skills demonstrations, and/or classroom lectures, etc.). Measurable student learning outcomes are developed and evaluated to quantify academic success.

Student Advocate: The nursing instructor advises and/or mentors nursing students on success strategies, program requirements, career options, and graduation requirements. Faculty view the student holistically with consideration for their individual, distinct backgrounds and give guidance to promote individual growth and academic success.

Collaboration and Teamwork: The nursing program uses a team-teaching model of instruction. The successful candidate for this position has the ability to build constructive, supportive working relationships with colleagues, students, and community members from diverse backgrounds.

Competencies
  • Ability to use interpersonal and communication skills to establish and maintain strong working relationships with students, faculty, college, and community stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to use effective teaching strategies to enhance student academic success by using evidence-based teaching and assessment techniques, technology, curriculum evaluation and outcomes measurement.
  • Ability to recognize the value that cultural, ethnic, gender, and other individual differences bring to the learning and healthcare environments.

Qualifications: 

  • Graduate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university and from a nursing education program that is accredited by a nursing education accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university and from a nursing education program that is accredited by a nursing education accreditation body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and a graduate degree in a health or education related field from an accredited college or university
  • Three full-time equivalent years in clinical experience in nursing
  • Licensed as (or ability to be licensed as) a Registered Nurse in the state of Washington

 
Desirable Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated use of best practices in teaching and adult learning principles
  • Experience teaching or working with others from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience mentoring and facilitating the academic and/or personal growth of others
Conditions/Terms of Employment
This is a full-time (176-day) tenure-track faculty position exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Faculty terms and conditions of employment are negotiated with their exclusive bargaining representative, the Association for Higher Education. A complete copy of the agreement is available on the WWCC Employment Page.

Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment and official college transcripts. The College is a tobacco free campus.  The college also supports faculty professional development. Candidates may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Compensation
The College has a negotiated faculty salary schedule. Employee placement on the schedule is determined by education level and experience. Salary is dependent on the number of days of the contract and the candidate’s placement on the negotiated faculty salary schedule. Initial placement is generally $56,466 – $67,759 for a 176-day contract (additional compensation for doctorate degree).  An additional Nursing stipend of $14,681 will be paid above the base salary.

The College has an excellent faculty benefit program including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; paid sick leave; and retirement plan. All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

Required Application Materials
This position will remain open until filled. For priority consideration, applications should be received by July 1, 2021. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • Online application
  • Cover letter (In the cover letter, please describe why you would like to join the faculty of the Nursing Program on the WWCC Clarkston Campus and what qualities, strengths, and experiences you would bring to this collaborative team.)
  • Curriculum vitae or comprehensive resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all earned degrees
  • List of three current professional references with contact information
  • Responses to two Supplemental Questions

NOTE:  All of the above are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  An official transcript or certificate will be required for education/certifications upon hire.

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Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. To qualify for veteran’s preference, you must attach a copy of your DD214 or NGB 22. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodation in the application/ employment process, please call (509) 527-4323 – TDD (509) 527-4412.

Agency: Walla Walla Community College
Address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington, 99362
Phone: 509-527-4224
Website: http://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/

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