*** 2 positions - Full time and On Call ***
Summary of Position:
Instructors are assigned to specific program areas as described below, and will perform job duties as related to their specific program areas only.
The Instructor will proactively seek current knowledge of guidelines and science of the appropriate clinical knowledge areas, and of the specific certification agency (The Red Cross, the California Department of Public Health), and department procedures. The Instructor will complete all required documentation for course programs, including agency forms as well as departmental forms such as rosters and evaluations. The Instructor will work collaboratively with assigned Training Coordinator to stock and maintain course supplies and equipment, including cleaning, maintaining, and storing responsibly as needed.
Allied Health Program Instructors teach courses in a specific program area, following the guidelines and materials outlined by certifying agencies and according to all applicable laws and regulations. The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is designed and taught according to the guidelines set forth by the California Department of Public Health for Nursing Assistant Training Programs.
- Bachelor's Degree in healthcare, education, or related field required
- Completion of a registered nursing program
- Two years of nursing experience required
- At least one full year of experience working in patient care in a long term care environment required
- At least one year of formal experience planning and teaching a nursing or nursing assistant program required
- Prior experience teaching a CDPH approved NATP preferred
- Prior experience with clinical instruction preferred
- Prior experience with curriculum development and adult instruction preferred
- Knowledge of specific clinical care areas and adult education required for assigned certification areas.
- Knowledge of curriculum development practices and instructional methodology for adults required
- Familiarity with computers in order to work fluently with email, scanners, scheduling software, and Learning Management Systems (LMS)
- California State registered nursing license
- Director of Staff Development certification from the California Department of Public Health within 30 days of hire
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, and talk or hear.
- The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
- The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfer patients.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Routine Hospital/Healthcare & Office/Administrative conditions.
- Contact with patients and guests under a wide variety of circumstances.
- Regularly exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases.
- Exposure to infections and contagious disease.
- Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and waste.
- Subject to hazards of flammable and explosive gases.
- Subject to varying and unpredictable situations, including the handling of emergency or crisis situations.
- Subject to pressure due to irregular hours, frequent interruptions and stressful situations due to multiple demands.
- Occasional travel to various health system locations.
- Provides consistently exceptional care at all times.
- Teaches classes for the program area in accordance with regulatory guidelines and requirements
- Use adult learning principles throughout instructional activities.
- Mentors students throughout the program, in both academic and professional matters.
- Continually develops and improves curriculum and content for lecture, class projects, homework, and clinical practicum.
- Provides a high level of competency in demonstrating and observing students in clinical practicum and skills.
- Mentors students in didactic content, remediating as needed while upholding guidelines and ethical academic standards.
- Monitors students during their clinical hours in various departmental areas, and acts as a mentor to both students and staff in those departments.
- Completes all relevant record-keeping for certifying agencies in order to maintain the program.
- Collaborates closely with the Training Coordinator in all scheduling, record-keeping, curriculum development, and other program needs.
- Responds to the needs of the department by performing other duties, as necessary.