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Faculty Employment Opportunities

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING
Health Sciences

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

NEW POSITION OPENED

Thursday, May 1, 2014
(initial screening date - open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated instructional and clinical skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and instructional administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. This is a full-time regular contract faculty position in the Health Sciences Department, beginning Fall 2014. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board approval.

PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The ADN Program at Santa Rosa Junior College prepares students for entry into the practice of professional registered nursing and has a long history of producing highly qualified nurses with comprehensive nursing skills. There are 9 full-time faculty and numerous adjunct faculty in the program with excellent teaching and clinical skills. Our facilities in the Race Building include classrooms with state-of-the-art computer and presentation equipment, a computer laboratory and Learning Resource Center, and human simulation laboratories. Clinical experiences take place in a variety of facilities and agencies throughout the county. The Associate Degree Nursing Program of Santa Rosa Junior College is a well established and respected nursing program in Northern California. The program attracts excellent students and has outstanding graduates. The faculty are knowledgeable clinicians with a dedication to teaching. The nursing program is valued by the college and the community as a resource for educating exceptional nurses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The assignments will be in medical-surgical nursing and any other clinical area for which the instructor is qualified. Instruction is in the first and second year. Assignments will include classroom theory, clinical instruction, simulation lab, and skills lab. Clinical teaching assignments may be on the day or evening shift and may include weekends . Assignments during the preceptorship include weekend, evening and on-call responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: coordination of medical-surgical course assignments and clinical sites; participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an integrated nursing curriculum; demonstration of current knowledge of trends and issues in nursing education and medical surgical nursing; an ability to work collaboratively in teaching teams to accomplish program goals with students; an ability to work with diverse student populations; demonstration of innovation and creativity in creating learning experiences for students; involvement with professional or community organizations that relate to health care; ability to counsel, mentor and facilitate students during their learning experiences in the nursing program; ability to use a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom and clinical in support of the students learning outcomes.

The instructors will assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses); assisting in the implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes; fully participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university; OR the equivalent.
  • Current active and clear license or eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.
  • A minimum of one year full-time Medical-Surgical work experience in an acute care hospital within the last five years providing direct patient care. Work experience may include teaching in an approved professional nursing program.
  • One year of experience teaching courses related to nursing or completion of a course which includes practice teaching in a professional nursing program.
  • Meet BRN (Board of Registered Nursing) requirements to teach Medical-Surgical nursing in addition to any other approved clinical area.Proof of current American Heart Association BLS certification for the healthcare provider.
  • Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

If you do not possess the minimum qualifications exactly as stated above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of initial application.

Preferred:

  • Previous teaching experience in a pre-licensure nursing program.
  • Willingness to participate in a team teaching approach.
  • College level education in principles of nursing education and/or adult learning.
  • Previous experience using high fidelity simulation in nursing education.

The assignments will be in medical-surgical nursing and any other clinical area for which the instructor is qualified. Instruction is in the first and second year. Assignments will include classroom theory, clinical instruction, simulation lab, and skills lab. Clinical teaching assignments may be on the day or evening shift. Assignments during the preceptorship include weekend, evening and on-call responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to: coordination of medical-surgical course assignments and clinical sites; participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an integrated nursing curriculum; demonstration of current knowledge of trends and issues in nursing education and medical surgical nursing; an ability to work collaboratively in teaching teams to accomplish program goals with students; an ability to work with diverse student populations; demonstration of innovation and creativity in creating learning experiences for students; involvement with professional or community organizations that relate to health care; ability to counsel, mentor and facilitate students during their learning experiences in the nursing program; ability to use a variety of teaching strategies in the classroom and clinical in support of the students learning outcomes.

The instructors will assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field and for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses); assisting in the implementation and assessment of student learning outcomes; fully participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to be given priority consideration for this position, applicants must submit AN ORIGINAL PLUS ONE COPY OF EACH of the following documents by the priority filing deadline:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Faculty Application Form, Personal Data Form and Applicant Notification Form. Voluntary Data Form is optional.
    • If applicable, completed Equivalency Form and supporting documents.
  2. A statement describing your demonstrated experience in understanding and being sensitive to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.
  3. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the Position Description section of this announcement.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Copies of transcripts of all college level course work (unofficial copies acceptable (both sides), but official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring). If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
  6. Copy of current active and clear California RN License.
  7. Copy of current American Heart Association BLS certification for the healthcare provider.

PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY MATERIALS REQUESTED.
(In loose-leaf form - no folders or binding please.)

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

  • Starting Salary Range: $57,389 - $80,918 per year (2013/14 Faculty Salary Schedule). Teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges.

    Benefits: The District offers a competitive health and benefit package for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Leave/Holiday time: Full-time faculty members earn one day of sick leave for each month worked.

  • Housing: A mortgage loan at reduced fees may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).


MORE ABOUT SRJC


Application Materials & Procedures

To download job announcements and application materials, please go to http://www.santarosa.edu/hr/job-openings/job-openings.php or contact us to be mailed the materials to apply :

Human Resources Department

Santa Rosa Junior College

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive

MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE (707) 527-4954

FAX (707) 527-4967

EMAIL bhodenfield@santarosa.edu


The office is located in the Button Building on the college campus and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

All documents included in your application file become the property of the college and will not be returned. Your file for this opening will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each opening.

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are in the Human Resources Department by 5:00 p.m. on the priority filing deadline to be given priority consideration. Applications received after the priority filing deadline will be considered only if the initial priority screening is unsuccessful.

Following the priority filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be forwarded to a screening committee for review. Approximately 15 to 20 days later, we will notify you whether or not you have been chosen for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Student Body, and the Board of Trustees.

Although Santa Rosa Junior College does not reimburse candidates for expenses related to the first interview, candidates traveling from out of the area for administrative or full-time faculty positions who are selected as finalists will be offered a travel stipend for their administrative interview(s).

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources Department.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  2. Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  3. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  4. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

The Jeanne Clery Annual Security Report, which includes personal safety and crime prevention information, related District policies, and District crime statistics, is available at www.santarosa.edu/police or paper copies are available upon request from the District Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the College mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.