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Health Occupations/Nursing Full-Time Instructor

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Requisition Details

Position Information

Position Title Health Occupations/Nursing Full-Time Instructor
How many positions are you recruiting for? 1-2
Campus Mission College

Position Summary Information

Definition

The Health Occupations Department at Mission College is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track instructor who shares our excitement for teaching and our commitment to excellence in education. We are looking for someone with a willingness to help our department grow and who will enjoy working with our diverse student body. The applicant must qualify for approval by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician. The BRN requirements include medical-surgical nursing with gerontology. Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, ability, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a linguistically and culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply. Two openings are available.

Mission College serves a region of the San Francisco Bay Area that includes urban neighborhoods, business centers and residential communities. Nestled in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Mission College enjoys an entrepreneurial and innovative energy supplied by its closest technology and business neighbors, while continuing to maintain its quality curriculum offerings for transfer and under-prepared students. Applicants interested in teaching within an energetic, student-centered culture that looks to the future would find Mission College a perfect fit.

This position is open until filled, and first consideration will occur with applications submitted by May 17, 2017.

Assignment

This is a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track position that is anticipated to begin Fall 2017. Instructional assignments may include day and/or evening classes, Monday thru Saturday, as needed and rotate among the Health Occupations faculty. It is expected that over several semesters all levels of Health Occupations offered at the college will be taught.

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara as well as local area clinical agencies.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $53,557 to $83,349 annually, based upon academic achievement, teaching and related experience (Academic Salary Schedule, Steps 1-9).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse and dependents.
  • Employer paid long term disability for employee.
  • Voluntary life insurance.
  • Sabbatical, Rejuvenation and Retraining Leaves.
  • Banked leave provisions.
  • Professional Growth and Development activities.
  • 10 days sick leave accrued annually; personal necessity and catastrophic leave.
  • Conference leaves.
  • Opportunity for overload assignments.
  • Cal STRS Retirement.
  • Position is union affiliated with required dues.
Minimum Qualifications

1. Education – Possess one of the following:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing AND Master’s degree in Health Education or Health Science; OR
  • The equivalent of the above.

AND

2. Direct patient care experience within the previous 5 years, which can be met by:

  • One year’s continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse; OR
  • One academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency;

AND

3. Completion of at least one year’s experience teaching courses related to registered nursing or completion of a post-baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching registered nursing.

AND

4. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

Desired Qualifications
  • PHN with Home Care experience.
  • Clinical experience in long-term care and home-health care in addition to acute care.
  • Two years or more prior teaching experience in a diploma, associate or baccalaureate degree pre-licensure registered nursing program OR providing in-service education OR practice in teaching nursing as part of a course.
  • Experience in clinical supervision.
  • Active participation in community/professional organizations.
  • Bilingual ability is desired.
  • Flexibility to teach in the Certified Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Program. This requires one year experience providing direct patient care in a long term care facility and one year experience planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs in nursing; or full-time experience as a licensed nurse, at least one year of which is providing direct patient care in a long-term care facility and a minimum of 24 hours CE course in planning, implementing, and evaluating educational programs in nursing.
  • Computer skills and ability to use technology as a teaching and learning tool.

For one of the two openings:

  • Training and/or experience working in a Maternal-Child setting (OB & Pediatrics).
Knowledge and Abilities

Not Applicable

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Instructional duties and assignments may consist of one or more of the following:

  • Provide instruction for assigned courses. This includes preparation, in class activities, evaluation of students’ work, consultation with students outside of class (scheduling time beyond normal office hours if necessary), maintenance of currency in the subjects taught and other efforts related to the teaching of the assigned classes.
  • Maintain accurate class and other records conforming with state requirements and stated district and college needs.
  • Submit, when due, all necessary reports, such as attendance, grade reports, rosters, classes and office hour schedules.
  • Follow course outline for each course with the appropriate division offices.
  • Post and maintain office hours each week in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. Office hours must be posted and filed in the division chair’s office on or before the start of the semester. Office hours must be scheduled in no less than 30-minute segments.
  • Observe, support and enforce the regulations, policies and programs of the District and college.
  • Provide each student with a written course syllabus as per instructions in the Faculty handbook at the beginning of the course.
  • Refer students to appropriate college sources for information on counseling and other student services.
  • Assist students by providing advice on requirements for successful achievement in the member’s area of expertise.
  • Work cooperatively within the college community.
  • Foster an environment that protects academic freedom within the college community.
  • Foster a positive working environment that is free from harassment, prejudice, and/or bias.
  • Demonstrate positive communication skills within the college community.
  • Demonstrate a respect for the dignity of each individual.
  • Assume institutional responsibilities, which are of value to the department, division, college and/or District such as: actively participate in the spirit of shared governance in department, division, college and district institutional responsibilities. Such responsibilities may include recruitment and hiring, class schedule preparation, budget development, performance appraisals, mentorship, supervision of support staff, student recruitment and retention, curriculum and program development and evaluation, program review, club advising, committees, accreditation, articulation, and other duties as assigned.
Working Conditions

Not Applicable

Other Duties
Physical Demands

Duties require the physical ability to walk between patient rooms, see clearly to operate or transport equipment and assist students, identify and distinguish colors, speak clearly and distinctly to provide information to students, patients, and staff, hear and understand voices over telephone and in person, sit or stand for long periods of time, walk and move equipment, use hands and fingers to handle or manipulate assigned equipment, reach with hands and arms, move among students in the laboratory/clinical, move and transport instructional materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Use muscles to lift, push, pull or carry heavy objects. Hear sounds and recognize the difference between them. Focus on one source of sound and ignore others.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Applicant Information

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including:
    (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (4) District Equivalency Application, if applicable; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

ABOUT TRANSCRIPTS:

  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees not identical to the required state or local qualifications must apply for equivalency by completing the equivalency form, which is part of the application package. See Equivalency Information below.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application. A list of sample credential review services is available on the District HR website at: http://wvm.edu/documents.aspx?fid=26400&doc=26706&year=0&category=39649&excludeyear=1
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

EQUIVALENCY INFORMATION:
Applicants applying under equivalency bear the responsibility of submitting the District’s Equivalency Application form with details and evidence of the factors (academic preparation and/or experience) that they believe to be equivalent of the required qualifications for this position. Application(s) for equivalency are required if degrees are not in exact discipline required.

The Equivalency Application is included in the online application as an OPTIONAL form to complete.

  • ONLY complete the Request for Equivalency application if degree does not match discipline(s) stated in the Minimum Qualifications.
  • List accurately and completely the courses taken that match requirements of the required degree.
  • Do NOT attach documents such as course evaluations.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: Jobs@wvm.edu

Selection Process

SELECTION PROCESS INFORMATION:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

EEO STATEMENT:
West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENT REQUIRED:

  • Upload a photocopy of any licenses, certificates or California credentials you may possess as related to this position (RN, LVN, PT).

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number FY16/17-214FT
Open Date 04/26/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Upon application, can you demonstrate direct patient care experience within the previous 5 years, which can be met by: (A) One year's continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse; OR (B) One academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Upon application, can you demonstrate completion of at least one year's experience teaching courses related to registered nursing or completion of a post-baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching registered nursing?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please describe your teaching style. What is your teaching philosophy? What methods do you use in the classroom? Are you familiar with technology-based instructional methods? If so, how have you used these methods? Did you find them to be successful in enhancing student learning?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please provide a brief summary of your background, area(s) of expertise and recent teaching experience. Please include in your answer the specific courses you have taught or assisted in teaching (e.g. as a graduate teaching assistant).

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please describe your experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Describe your educational/practical experience with supervision.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Other Related Licenses or Certificates
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Supporting Documentation for Equivalency Request 1
  3. Supporting Documentation for Equivalency Request 2