SOWELA Technical Community College

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Adjunct Instructor - PN


We are searching for an experienced Adjunct Instructor - PN at our Oakdale Campus.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 


Position Summary:

This position teaches vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated high school or earned a GED. Responsible for preparing and delivering lectures, leading and moderating classroom discussions, facilitating online activities and communication, and administering and grading examinations and assignments. Demonstrates and teaches patient care techniques in the classroom, simulation laboratory, and clinical sites to nursing students.

Expert in nursing practice with knowledge of professional scope and standards of practice. Able to rely on evidence-based practice guidelines to plan and accomplish teaching goals. May lead and direct the work of others. A degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Understands and adheres to all applicable Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) policies.

·         Understands and adheres to policies and procedures contained in the SOWELA Technical Community College (STCC) Faculty Handbook.

·         Understands and adheres to all laws pertaining to disclosure of student records.

·         Understands and adheres to the professional scope, standards, codes, rules and regulations of Professional Governing Bodies:

o   American Nurses Association

o   Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners (LSBPNE)

o   Nurses Code of Ethics

·         Teaching and Direct Instructional Activities

o   Course/clinical materials are prepared using evidence-based resources (textbooks, instructional aids, online resources, and materials)

o   Follow curriculum guidelines as approved by the LSBPNE

o   Keep up to date with NCLEX changes

o   Course/ clinical time organized to be accomplished in the allotted time

o   Instruction provided to individual students and groups appropriate to the needs and requirements of activities being performed

o   Attends class/clinical on time and if unable to attend; ensures alternate method of course delivery is available for students

o   Able to deliver course content in a clear, concise manner that enhances student learning

o   Demonstrates varied methods of course content delivery and use of instructional aids

o   Provides adequate resources that enable students to successfully complete assignments

o   Content expert in subject matter

o   Promotes discussion among students as well as learning and individual initiative

o   Provides constructive feedback in a timely manner on tests and assignments

o   Provides fair grading of student course/clinical work

o   Provides advisement services to assigned advisees

o   Maintains individual student progress data and ensures this is a part of the student’s permanent record

o   Uphold classroom and clinical policies

o   Oversees students’ clinical practice

§  Ensures clinical site will allow students to gain clinical experience for course content and enhance clinical judgment

§  Orients self and student to clinical facility policies and procedures

§  Evaluates student performance in the clinical setting, using the coordinating guidelines for the evaluation tool

§  Participates in pre and post conference experiences

§  Assists with simulation lab check offs as scheduled

§  Instruct, supervise and evaluate students during labs and patient care

§  Evaluates student’s clinical paperwork

·         Service to Students, Department, Division or College

o   Submits reports and performs required record-keeping functions in a timely and dependable manner.

o   Attends LSBPNE new instructor workshop.

o   Professionally represents the institution in college-related outreach activities.

o   May apply academic expertise in the local, state or national community

o   Participates in workshops/seminars

·         Professional Development Activities

o   Attends conferences, seminars and workshops that enhance expertise in areas of teaching responsibilities

o   Participates in professional organizations

o   Acts as a role model for nursing students

o   Develops and maintains professional and collegial relationships

Required Qualifications:


·         Must maintain a current, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in Louisiana or one of the Compact Member States

·         Must meet LSBPNE requirements and pay the required $25 fee to LSBPNE

·         Minimum of three years of nursing experience. At least one of these three years must have been as a medical-surgical hospital staff nurse providing direct patient care. Must have practiced as a nurse for a minimum of six full-time months during the three years immediately preceding application.

·         Experience in labor and delivery as well as pediatrics is a plus

·         Must meet faculty qualifications through LSBPNE and clinical agencies


Preferred Qualifications:

·         A Master’s degree is preferred

·         Teaching experience is preferred


Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

§  Ability to perform basic mathematical computations needed to grade and complete assignments

§  Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize job duties in order to meet deadlines

Essential Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

In order to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, all employees are asked to read and acknowledge the information below:

§  Use a computer for composing, storing, and retrieving information

§  Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with patient care, students, other employees and the public. This is normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, and handle or feel objects and controls

§  Must have physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment such as, but not limited to, a personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine.

§  Must be capable of standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, pushing, and pulling within the scope of assigned duties

§  Lift and move items weighing up to 20 pounds

§  Work a regular Monday through Friday schedule with weekends and overtime as required


Reasonable accommodations may be requested and made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.

Employment Type: Temporary (Adjunct)

Contract Length: Semester


Our company 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.



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