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Assistant Professor of Nursing
Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, Louisiana
 
 
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Date Posted 05/31/2021
Category
Faculty-Medicine-Nursing
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

This position will be responsible for sharing with other members of the nursing department planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and revising of the curriculum and courses for the Associate of Science program. Major responsibilities include teaching classroom theory along with clinical supervision of students.

Examples of Duties

90%

Supports the philosophy and objectives, and conceptual framework of the nursing program.

Performs functions as assigned in fostering the purpose of the Division of Nursing and the College.

Demonstrates initiative and self-direction.

Completes assignments within designate time frame.

Participates in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating and revising the nursing program curriculum as needed.

Develops, plans, implements, evaluates and modifies courses and course related materials with other nursing faculty and Division Chair as needed each semester.

Collaborates with faculty of other courses to provide continuity of course content.

Incorporates student evaluation data in course revisions.

Creates and/or revises syllabi as needed each semester.

Demonstrates quality teaching in both the classroom and the clinical agency.

Serves as a role model for students and peers.

Maintains rapport with clinical affiliates, college and community at large.

Communicates with the administration of the college and department about academic matters.

Keeps posted office hours within college guidelines.

Records current and comprehensive data on student records.

Participates in advising and registration of pre-nursing students and professional nursing students as assigned each semester.

Participates in the evaluation process of self, students, peers and administration.

Participates in administration and review of student examinations.

Meets college and department expectations for teaching and service activities.

Complies with liability insurance, CPR and communicable disease control requirements.

Classroom Teaching:

a. Maintains expertise in the area of responsibility.

b. Reviews literature to update teaching content.

c. Utilizes creative and innovative teaching methods.

d. Utilizes principles of adult learning and student learning preferences in instruction.

e. Reviews texts, audio-visual material and computer software and makes recommendations for course/program use.

f. Correlates theoretical concepts with clinical practice.

g. Constructs test questions based on lecture objectives

h. Monitors course examinations.

i. Analyzes test questions for validity.

j. Solicits student feedback.

Clinical Teaching:

a. Maintains expertise in clinical practice.

b. Evaluates present and potential clinical facilities.

c. Meets with agency personnel to review objectives of clinical experience.

d. Conducts pre and post conferences.

e. Orients students to clinical facilities.

f. Assigns clients based on students’ individual learning needs and course objectives.

g. Supervises students in the clinical area.

h. Utilizes creative and innovative teaching methods.

i. Assists students to develop critical thinking skills.

j. Evaluates student’s correlation of theoretical concepts with clinical practice.

k. Evaluates students’ clinical performance.

l. Recommends specific strategies to assist students in accomplishing goals.

m. Conducts evaluation conferences.

n. Confers with faculty team and Division Chair regarding student progress.

Serves as lead teacher as assigned:

Maintains grade book for course.

Maintains attendance records and reports absences to the Dean’s office.

Assigns course teaching and testing responsibilities to course team members with level chair.

Coordinates/conducts test reviews.

For clinical course, checks student compliance with liability insurance, CPR and Communicable disease control requirements. Maintains records of this information and forwards to Division Chair’s office each semester.

Conducts course faculty evaluations.

Informs students about policies, procedures, and regulations.

Makes announcements to class as necessary and maintains records and forwards to the director’s office.

10%

Participates in program/college meetings.

Serves as an active member or chairperson of college and/or department committees as assigned.

Participates in faculty development and scholarly organizations.

Is active in professional and community service organizations.

Participates in recruitment of faculty and students, as needed.

Accepts responsibility for personal and professional growth regarding teaching assignments and clinical expertise.

Meets college and department of nursing expectations for teaching and service.

Participates in the regional accreditation efforts.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Current unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Louisiana.

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from institutions accredited by a regional accrediting association recognized by the U. S. Department of Education.

Specialization in pediatrics, obstetrics, maternal-child health, medical-surgical nursing or psychiatric nursing.

Experience in curriculum design.

Previous teaching experience in an Associate of Science/Associate Degree Nursing program.

Two years nursing experience with indication of competence as a practitioner in nursing.

Membership and participation in professional organizations.

Validation of current completion of Basic Life Support - Health Care Provider or Professional Rescuer.

Complies with liability insurance, CPR and communicable disease control requirements.

Acceptable criminal records search and drug screening.

All candidates must demonstrate written and oral English proficiency. Oral proficiency will be evidence through an oral interview while writing of a paragraph on a topic related to the teaching position will be required at the time of the interview.

Ability to use computer technology in course and program administration as well as in instructional activities.

Supplemental Information

In addition to completing an online application, a cover letter, resume and transcripts must be attached online for full consideration.

Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC) is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing equality of opportunity in higher educations for all persons, including faculty and employees with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and graduates without discrimination or segregation.

The College is interested in candidates who have the communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty, and community members. All employment decisions are made on a non-discriminatory basis. LDCC prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College programs, services, and activities, A pre-employment background screen is required for all employees and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.

LCTCS and its colleges are EEO/AA/ADA Employers

Benefits:

Louisiana State Government represents a wide variety of career options and offers an outstanding opportunity to "make a difference" through public service. With an array of career opportunities in every major metropolitan center and in many rural areas, state employment provides an outstanding option to begin or continue your career. As a state employee, you will earn competitive pay, choose from a variety of benefits and have access to a great professional development program.

Flexible Working Arrangements – The flexibility of our system allows agencies to implement flexible working arrangements through the use of alternative work schedules, telecommuting and other flexibilities. These arrangements vary between hiring agencies.

Professional Development - The Comprehensive Public Training Program (CPTP) is the state-funded training program for state employees. Through CPTP, agencies are offered management development and supervisory training, and general application classes on topics as diverse as writing skills and computer software usage.

Insurance Coverage – Employees can choose one of several health insurance programs ranging from an HMO to the State's own Group Benefits Insurance program. The State of Louisiana pays a portion of the cost for group health and life insurance. Dental and vision coverage are also available. More information can be found at www.groupbenefits.org.

Deferred Compensation – As a supplemental retirement savings plan for employees, the State offers a

Deferred Compensation Plan for tax deferred savings.

Holidays and Leave – State employees receive the following paid holidays each year: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Mardi Gras, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Additional holidays may be proclaimed by the Governor. State employees earn sick and annual leave which can be accumulated and saved for future use. Your accrual rate increases as your years of service increase.

Retirement – State of Louisiana employees are eligible to participate in various retirement systems (based on the type of appointment and agency for which an employee works). These retirement systems provide retirement allowances and other benefits for state officers and employees and their beneficiaries. State retirement systems may include (but are not limited to): Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (www.lasersonline.org), Teacher's Retirement System of Louisiana (www.trsl.org), Louisiana School Employees' Retirement System (www.lsers.net), among others.

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