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Nursing Clinical Instructor (Part-time)
Durham Technical Community College in Durham, North Carolina
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Date Posted 03/08/2019
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Employment Type Adjunct Faculty
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Title

Nursing Clinical Instructor (Part-time)


Health Technologies



Direct Reports


Minimum Qualifications

1. The Clinical Nursing instructor must have a minimum baccalaureate in nursing or a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution.

2. Must have a current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina;

3. Prior to or within the first three year of employment, the Clinical Nursing instructor must have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to assignment. This preparation may be demonstrated by one of the following:

a. completion of 45 contact hours of continuing education courses

b. completion of a certificate program in nursing education.

c. nine semester hours of education course work

d. national certification examination; or

e. documentation of successful completion of structured, individualized development activities of at least 45 contact hours approved by the Board Criteria for approval include content in the faculty role within the curriculum implementation, objectives to be met and evaluated, review of strategies for identified student population and expectations of student and faculty performance.

4. Should have background experience in the area of Medical-Surgical, Maternal-Child, and/or Psychiatric Nursing.
Work Experience:

1. Must have two calendar years full-time employment or the equivalent experience in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse in a hospital or primary care facility;

2. Should also have one year of current teaching experience in a formal nursing education program or work experience such as precepting nursing students or nursing employees;

3. Should have background experience in either Medical-Surgical, Maternal-Child, or Psychiatric Nursing.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. An understanding and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System.

2. Ability to establish and maintain effective, civil, and respectful interpersonal relations throughout the college and the community.

3. Ability to respect and work with social, cultural, spiritual, and intellectual diversity.

4. Competence in oral and written communication skills.

5. Understanding of principles of adult education and student-centered active learning strategies.

6. Proficiency in computer technology as evidenced by competence with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word and current instructional technology.

7. Ability to function effectively under stress.

8. Demonstrated conflict resolution abilities.

9. Ability to adapt to change.

10. Awareness of needs and expectations of student, colleagues, and community groups.

11. Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action.

12. Ability to make presentations to small and large audiences.

13. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

14. Familiarity with OSHA standards as they apply to health technologies education

15. Evidence of strong organizational and priority setting skills.

16. Ability to recognize and evaluate unsafe patient care situations and take appropriate action.

17. Must maintain competence in the areas of assigned responsibility:

18. Must have knowledge of nursing practice for the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.

Job Duties

The part-time instructor of Nursing is primarily responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of clinical instruction, and for providing those related services and support activities required for optimal student learning and effective educational programming. As a member of the Nursing program faculty, the instructor is also accountable for assisting and supporting the program director and/or department dean, as needed, in meeting the instructional and curricular requirements of the program, department, and division. More specifically, and consistent with the employee’s current contract of appointment, the instructor is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

1. Teach contact hours per week as assigned (hours may include day, evenings, or weekends), for the full duration of scheduled instruction;

2. Enforce academic policy and procedures at all times, and comply with all other institutional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom/clinical instruction and general employment;

3. Assist in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures related to student admission, progression and graduation;

4. Be available to students requiring additional assistance;

5. Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of competency-based education and utilize available educational resources for the improvement of instruction and the creation of teaching materials;

6. Participate in program, departmental, divisional, and institutional meetings and other announced activities;

7. Maintain complete office and student records, as needed; processing reports, forms, and all other required paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the accuracy, correctness, and completeness of all data;

8. Assume other necessary responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the program director and/or department dean in meeting the needs of the program, department, division, and the College.

Physical Demands

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:

1. Mobility sufficient to:

• Move around in classrooms, labs, patient rooms, workspaces, and treatment areas

• Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

• Stand, squat, reach above head, push, pull, and lift at times, 10 lbs

• Walk the equivalent of several miles daily at work

• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;

2. Motor skills sufficient to:

• Calibrate and use equipment, e.g. administer injections, insert catheters, manipulate intravenous equipment, and position and transfer patients

3. Hearing sufficient to:

• Hear monitor alarms, emergency signals and patient verbal communication

• Auscultate sounds (Blood pressure, breath and heart sounds)

4. Vision sufficient to:

• Observe patient/client responses such as see a change in skin color, read the scale on a syringe.

5. Tactile ability sufficient to:

• Perform palpation, functions of physical examination and/or those related to therapeutic intervention. e.g. insertion of catheters, palpate a pulse

Required Working Hours

The part-time Clinical Nursing instructor is required to work the hours as stated in the contract per week, according to a flexible schedule which may include day, evening, and/or weekend responsibilities and duties.

Job Type

Adjunct Faculty

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Open Date


Open Until Filled


EEO Statement

Durham Technical Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Durham Technical Community College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Durham Technical Community College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Durham Technical Community College employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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