Casual Instructor, Bachelor of Science in Nursing

North Island College - Comox Valley, BC (13 months ago)

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Applicants are invited from qualified individuals to join a casual pool for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at North Island College. The BSN Program is offered in partnership with Vancouver Island University.

Individual applicants will be eligible to teach in one or more of clinical practice instruction courses at the Comox Valley campus, with potential travel to other sites, dependent on course deliver and clinical placements.

Areas of Clinical Placements include:
  • Adult Medicine
  • Adult Surgery
  • Mental Health
  • Older Adult
  • Women & Children
The successful candidate will implement creative strategies in the preparation and delivery of course activities, use initiative in providing documentation and follow-up with regard to student concerns and problem resolution and, bring facilitation skills to management of conflict. The schedule for this assignment will be flexible to meet the needs of the program.

The teaching faculty of North Island College are responsible for implementing the College's vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to teaching and learning. To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, relational skills, and their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design. In addition, they have a responsibility to serve as role models for students and colleagues.

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In accordance with the Criminal Records and Review Act, it is mandatory that faculty hired under the Health and Human Services department have a clear Criminal Record. For more information and necessary forms, click on the Health and Human Services link located on the left menu list.

The responsibilities and typical duties listed below constitute a generic job description for teaching faculty whose responsibility may be for the delivery of scheduled classes, the support of self-paced, on-line, and distance courses, and/or instruction and supervision in laboratories (learning centres), and practicums.
Position Competencies
  • Creates a Positive Climate and Culture;
  • Effective Communication Skills;
  • Effectively Develops Goals & Objectives;
  • Focuses Effectively on Key Results and Priorities;
  • Demonstrates a Focus on Continuous Improvement;
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
  • To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different
learning needs;
  • To teach in assigned subject areas and to include in courses, and in course outlines, all required subject matter or skill activity;
  • To direct student learning in a positive, supportive, and caring environment;
  • To be available to students regularly during scheduled office hours and classroom hours, to discuss their progress and other issues that influence their learning. (See Policy #3-03: Faculty Absence from Class - Cancellation of Classes);
  • To clearly communicate in writing learning outcomes for programs and courses, and the way in which learners will be evaluated against those outcomes;
  • To design and conduct evaluations or appraisals of students and to keep students informed of their progress;
  • To submit grades in a timely manner, in accordance with Policy 4-15, Reporting Final Grades;
  • To maintain records of student enrolment and achievement and other records required by the College and affiliated agencies. At the end of employment with the College, to submit marks and student records to the department Chair.
  • To be aware of, and to work within, College educational policies;
  • To be aware of the Education and Strategic plans and to contribute to their development and assist in the achievement of its goals and objectives;
  • To advise the Department Chair, within a reasonable time frame, of items that need to be ordered so that inventories of books, supplies, and equipment are adequate for the courses taught;
  • To advise the Department Chair regarding enrolment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
  • To advise the Department Chair responsible, and the appropriate Administrator and/or Campus Health and Safety Committee, of any health and safety concerns and to assist, where possible, in rectifying the problem;
  • To demonstrate knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment;
  • To maintain continuous professional development of competencies and qualifications as required in the appropriate discipline;
  • To participate actively as a contributing member of the College community on College committees and other College-wide activities, where appropriate;
  • To participate in department meetings and other department activities during normal working hours, when possible;
  • To undertake other related responsibilities and duties which may be assigned by the College when course load permits.
Required Education & Experience
  • Master's required, one degree must be in Nursing;
  • Doctorate preferred;
  • Current registration with BCCNP;
  • Current CPR level HCP;
  • Experience teaching adults, preferably at the post-secondary level.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Expertise and experience in one or more of the following practice areas: Community, Adult Medicine, Adult Surgery, Mental Health, Older Adult, and/or Women & Children;
  • Experience with, or willingness to learn, online learning management systems, i.e. Blackboard;
  • Experience using a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning within a distributed teaching-learning environment is an asset;
  • Proficiency in using computer applications;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and contribute to shared team goals;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience or interest with aboriginal and/or global health is an asset
Special Instructions to Applicants
NIC-NICFA Salary Scale February 9 - March 31, 2019.