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Medical Surgical Theory Instructor

Company: West Coast University
Location: Arcadia
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY: - Reporting -directly to the Campus Associate Dean Nursing Academics (theory) or Manager Clinical Faculty (clinical), -the -Instructor I, Nursing (Undergraduate) -supports -the University -in -fulfillment -of -its -mission, purpose -and -goals. -Focuses extensively on facilitating student -learning associated with -prescribed course -and program learning outcomes. -Provides professional -leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role -model, -mentor, and facilitator. Creates an -educational environment which fosters -innovation, -responsiveness, -and -accountability. - Provides program-specific expertise and -is actively engaged -in -relevant -department -initiatives. -Supports -University, Campus, -and/or -departmental goals -in order -to -assure -compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or -licensure, -internal consistency, -and graduate outcomes that -meet student -learning, workplace -and - - placement -expectations. - -Actively and -substantively participates -in assessment of -student -learning -activities to maximize -the -potential for students -to learn -what -is -necessary to meet -prescribed -outcomes. -Vigorously upholds a -culture of academic -integrity. KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE:

  • One year or -less experience -in teaching in a university or -college setting required as defined -by University's faculty -handbook.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite -Products, especially Outlook, -Word, -PowerPoint and other -MS office products as needed.
  • Working -with online learning -management -systems to further -engage -the student -learning process desirable.
  • Knowledge of state, -federal and -local -laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other -regulatory standards -such -as state -Board -of Nursing, -Commission -on Dental -Accreditation, state - Dental Hygiene -Committee, state -Dental -board, -Accreditation Council for -Education -in Nutrition -and -Dietetics (ACEND), -Western -Association of -Schools -and -Colleges (WASC) or other regulators and/or accreditation bodies.
  • Clinical RN -- Must -have a minimum of two (2) year's -prior experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care and -have a minimum of -one year experience -in the field -in which they teach EDUCATION: Must -have the -minimum -higher education background -required by the program. -Must -provide a documented background in -educational methodology consistent with -teaching -assignments -including, -but -not limited -to: education theory and practice, -current concepts -relative -to specific subjects one -will be teaching, -current -clinical practice experience or distance -education techniques and delivery. Master's -degree in specialty field required. Graduates from -the -West -Coast University Master of -Science -in -Nursing program, who -meet the minimum experience requirement -as a registered nurse, are -eligible for -consideration -as a -clinical -faculty -immediately following graduation. If -applicable, -certification(s) -in area(s) of specialization required. In California, -must -meet -Board of -Registered Nursing -requirements as stipulated in -their statues: Section -1425(c) states, " -An -instructor -shall -meet the -following minimum qualifications: 1425(a)(1) A Master or -higher -degree from -an accredited college or university -which -includes -course work -in nursing, education, or administration. If -degree -other -than -in nursing submit -information verifying -course work -in nursing -education." 1425(c)(3) Completion of at -least one (1) -years' experience -teaching courses related to registered -nursing or -completion -of a post-baccalaureate course which -includes -PRACTICE IN TEACHING REGISTERED NURSING. -Submit -official course description -to verify course content. 1425(c)(2) Direct patient care -experience -within -the previous -five (5) years -in -the nursing area to which he or -she -is assigned, which can be met by: (A) One (1) -year's continuous, full-time -or -its equivalent experience -providing -direct -patient -care as a registered nurse in -the -designated nursing area; -or -(B) One (1) academic year or of registered -nurse -level -clinical teaching -experience -in the designated -nursing area or -its equivalent. LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
    • Current -unencumbered -Registered Nurse -License required; other -current professional -licensure by state or national -board -if applicable (e.g., FNP).
    • Must -meet and maintain the -qualifications and standards set forth by the state -Board -of -Nursing for -nursing faculty -if required -for assigned subject -matter -instruction.
    • Current -CPR -card.
    • Clinical RN - Must -have -approval by -the -Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) -(if required by the state) -prior to assuming the -role of -clinical -faculty member.
    • Must -meet and maintain the -qualifications and standards set forth by any accrediting -body that -West Coast University -is accredited -by or -in process of -obtaining -accreditation from, -for area -of -expertise and expectations -of faculty -member as set forth -in -regulatory documents.
    • Must -maintain -any professional certifications -deemed necessary to meet -the requirements of the teaching role.
    • Current certification in -basic -life support procedures -including healthcare provide CPR -with an -Automated -External Defibrillator.
    • Health -certifications for an Occupational -Safety -and -Health Administration (OSHA) Category I classified position -(potential for exposure to -infectious diseases -at work). -As -an -essential component of -the -West Coast University -infection-control program -immunizations and tuberculosis clearance -documentation -is required in -accordance -with current Center for Disease Control -and -Prevention (CDC) and -OSHA recommendations and -guidelines for Health-Care -Personnel. -Below are -health -certification -details which are -subject to change as required by OSHA and CDC. To comply with the requirements of the clinical sites, the orders issued by the California Department of Public Health, and other local, state, and federal law and/or regulation, this position requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination.ABOUT USFor over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability. Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:
      • Health & Wellness
      • Financial & Retirement
      • Family & Parenting
      • Vacation & Time Off
      • Perks & Discount
      • Professional DevelopmentWest Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.Campus: WCU Los Angeles
        Function: Faculty

Keywords: West Coast University, Arcadia , Medical Surgical Theory Instructor, Other , Arcadia, California

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