The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.
We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.
At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.
The College of Western Idaho Teaching Assistant (LPN) for the Nursing Assistant program is responsible for assisting the RN teacher in the training and supervision of students during the classroom, skills lab and clinical component of the Nursing Assistant training course. This position is responsible for providing high-quality instruction, skills lab facilitation and organization, as well as ensuring effective utilization of resources, including supplies and time management.
- Prepare and/or gather current instructional materials and equipment.
- Ensure that all program activities and personnel follow CWI Workforce Development, State of Idaho, and national governing bodies’ guidelines, policies and procedures.
- Evaluate student learning and teaching effectiveness through written, oral, practical and/or performance testing, ensuring that what is taught is what is evaluated.
- Work with Nursing Assistant Program Coordinator to manage efficient use of program supplies and to present supply requisitions in a timely fashion.
- Work with the Nursing Assistant Program Coordinator to facilitate and manage the correction of any deficiencies.
- Manage self and student compliance of agreements and the rules and regulations of clinical facilities.
- Maintain open communication with RN Teachers, Externship Coordinator and appropriate facility representatives.
- Assume responsibility to maintain positive and effective student, teacher and facility employee relationships.
- Respond to, report, manage, and resolve classroom, teacher, and student issues according to CWI and appropriate clinical site policies and procedures.
- Provide frequent feedback to students regarding individual progress.
- Maintain discipline in the classroom and laboratory.
- Motivate students to actively participate in all aspects of the educational process
- Maintain expertise in subject area
- Conveys by words and actions the values expected by CWI.
- Be familiar with the Blackboard Learning Management System and willing to utilize it as part of classroom assigned duties.
- Teach courses at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs, including evenings/weekends to meet a diverse course schedule for all students.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Have successfully completed a state approved practical nursing education program or equivalent.
- Maintain a current, valid and unencumbered license to practice in Idaho as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). License must be in good/current standing without restriction or limitation with the Idaho State Board of Nursing.
- A minimum of 3 years of clinical practice which may include performing or observing the administrative and clinical activities relevant to nursing assistants in long term/acute health care settings.
- Ability to communicate course material in a clear and understandable manner.
- Ability to teach effectively in an adult learning environment.
- Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of the Nursing Assistant training course.
- Ability to demonstrate excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.
- Proficiency in the use of a laptop computer, Microsoft office, and projector.
- Ability to be flexible with certain days when needed to teach.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills is required.