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Faculty Employment Opportunities

VOCATIONAL NURSING
Health Sciences

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PRIORITY FILING DEADLINE

Friday, February 28, 2014
(initial screening date - open until filled)

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking an individual with demonstrated nursing instructional and clinical skills to join an outstanding team of vocational nursing 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 vocational nursing medical surgical faculty position in the Health Sciences Department, beginning Fall 2014. Appointment is contingent upon funding and Board approval.

PROGRAM AND DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION

The Vocational Nursing (VN) Program at Santa Rosa Junior College prepares students for entry into practice as a licensed vocational nurse. The program has a long history of producing highly qualified vocational nurses with comprehensive nursing skills. Our graduates have excellent outcomes on their NCLEXPN exams and most find jobs readily after graduation in the clinical community. This is due in part to the excellent state of the art VN curriculum and multiple hospital, pre-hospital, community and ambulatory clinical agencies used to complete program objectives. With this position there will be a total of 2 full time faculty. There are numerous adjunct faculty in the program with excellent teaching, clinical experience and skills. Many clinical faculty are nationally certified in their areas of practice.

Our faculty works as a team to provide high quality instruction and consistency in program instruction for our students. Comprehensive online syllabi and handbooks provide guidance for faculty and students. Our facilities in the Race Health Science Building include classrooms with state of the art computer and online and presentation equipment, a computer laboratory, a Learning Resource Center, a skills laboratory and a simulation laboratory with human simulation models. The VN program has gone green and has all classes, syllabi, handbooks and testing online and available to students and staff online. This is essential both for preparation for the online NCLEXPN and for clinical practice and electronic medical records. Clinical experiences take place in a wide variety of numerous hospital, skilled nursing, ambulatory and home care settings throughout the county which provide a variety of employment for our VN graduates. These include: acute care medical surgical and maternity care, skilled nursing long term care for nursing fundamentals and team leading, community settings for mental health and substance recovery, doctors offices, schools, ambulatory care for pediatrics and adults, home care, hospice and developmental care settings. The program at SRJC is well established and respected in the community and in Northern California. The program attracts excellent students and has outstanding graduates with an excellent pass rate in the NCLEXPN and an excellent employment history. The faculty are knowledgeable in theory and excellent clinicians with a dedication to nursing and a passion for teaching. The Vocational Nursing Program is valued by the college and the community as a resource for educating exceptional and competent vocational nurses.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The assignment for this position will be a full time theory, clinical and lab instructor and serve as director/assistant director for the Vocational Nursing Program. This is a full time tenure track position with required teaching load in: theory, skills/sim lab and clinical teaching areas. The primary focus of this assignment will be Medical Surgical Nursing, psychiatric nursing experience and or pediatric nursing would be a preferred secondary focus. Assignments will include classroom theory, skills lab instruction, skills simulation model instruction, and clinical instruction in a variety of areas in all three semesters of the vocational nursing program. Theory and clinical assignments will include: fundamentals, medical surgical nursing, acute and long term care, gerontology, leadership, team leading, rehabilitation, and pediatrics. Clinical will be in a variety of acute care, long term care and ambulatory/community care settings. Classroom assignments are during the week during regular business hours. Clinical assignments may include day, evening or weekend shifts. There is now a possibility of 12 hour clinical shifts being required in some of our agencies. Assignments during clinical preceptorship at the end of the program include program include day, evening, night, weekend and on-call responsibilities. Duties for director/assistant director include: program, district, clinical agency and BVNPT mandates and responsibilities.

Demonstration of knowledge of the BVNPT Nurse Practice Act in relation to working with VN students in an academic and clinical setting is required. The Director/Asst., Director duties include but are not limited to: preparation of program and instructional materials, tests, syllabi and student handbooks (found online); screening and selection criteria for new students; participation in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an integrated nursing curriculum, implementation of student learning objectives and learning assessment projects, preparation of BVNPT annual report and accreditation, compliance with BVNPT rules and regulations and accreditation mandates, compliance with district duties, PRPP: program review, program budget, faculty workload, compliance with AFA contract regulations and compliance with clinical agency policies and procedures in relation to students in the clinical area. Faculty duties include but are not limited to: ability to teach theory in a variety of medical/surgical, gerontology, leadership/team leading, or pediatric topics. Also required is the ability to teach hands on nursing in the clinical area in a variety of clinical settings: acute medical/surgical, long term care, team leading, ambulatory care etc. Must possess current knowledge in trends and issues in nursing education and ability to work collaboratively in teaching teams to accomplish program goals with students. Our VN program is very diverse, applicant must have ability to work with diverse student populations. Applicant to demonstrate innovation and creativity in creating learning experiences for students; involvement with professional or community organizations that related 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 and online/computer modalities in the classroom and clinical in support of student learning outcomes. The instructor 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 and learning assessments; and fully participate in department activities and other college service such as committee work; and participating in community outreach on behalf of the College. The instructor 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.

SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the district, including on-line. While this assignment is for the Santa Rosa campus, please note the district reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, 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 assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work, managing laboratories, and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the Vocational Nursing Medical Surgical Instructor position must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a completed application on file per district guidelines.
  2. Have cleared all background checks and fingerprinting required by Clinical Agencies and SRJC policy.
  3. Be a registered nurse with a current active license in California.
  4. Have a minimum of 3 years of experience working as a registered nurse.
  5. Have a Masters degree in any health related field per district policy. The BVNPT does not require a Master's Degree in Nursing.
  6. Have at least three years (50% or more) of current clinical and/or clinical teaching experience during the
  7. Have some experience in nursing program administration within the past 5 years.
  8. Have a working knowledge of the BVNPT Nurse Practice Act and criteria for working with VN students.
  9. Meet criteria listed below from BVNPT regulations for instructor and Director/assistant director, which requires separate application to the BVNPT and completion of a BVNPT approved course in teaching, curriculum and program administration (available online).
  10. Be approved by the BVNPT as a clinical, lab and lecture faculty as well as director/assistant director of the VN program.
  11. Be able to assume duties of program instructor and director/assistant director as specified by BVNPT regulations below.

Additional Requirements (per Section 2529 C (3) of the BVNPT regulations):

An instructor in a vocational nursing program shall have or be currently attending a course offered by an accredited school in teaching; and shall meet the requirements of Subsection A, B or C below:

A: Registered Nurse:

  1. Hold a current California active license as a Registered Nurse; and
  2. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school; or a valid teaching credential; or have completed a minimum of one year full-time teaching experience in a state accredited or approved registered nursing or vocational or practical nursing, or psychiatric technician school within the last five years; or met community college or state university teaching requirements in California; and
  3. Have a minimum of two years experience as a registered nurse or licensed vocational nurse within the last five years.

B: Director: A director of a vocational nursing program shall:

  1. Hold a current California active license as a Registered Nurse; and
  2. a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school; and
  3. a minimum of three years experience as a registered nurse; one year shall be in teaching or clinical supervision, or a combination thereof, in a state accredited or approved registered nursing or vocational or practical nursing, or psychiatric technician school within the last five years; or a minimum of three years experience in nursing administration or nursing education within the last five years; and
  4. completed a course or courses offered by an accredited school with instruction in administration, teaching, and curriculum development.

C: Assistant Director of a vocational nursing program shall: :

  1. Hold a current California active license as a Registered Nurse; and
  2. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an
  3. Have a minimum of three years experience as a registered nurse; one year shall be in teaching or clinical supervision, or a combination thereof, in a state accredited or approved registered nursing or vocational or practical nursing, or psychiatric technician school within the last five years; or have a minimum of three years experience in nursing administration or nursing education within the last five years; and
  4. Have a completed a course or courses offered by an accredited school with instruction (1) in teaching, (2) curriculum development, and (3) administration.

Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic background 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:

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  • Experience with curriculum development, student learning objectives and implementation of a VN program
  • Clinical, theory and/or work experience in pediatrics and mental health
  • Previous experience teaching in lecture, lab and clinical in a vocational nursing program in the State of California
  • Previous experience in teaching in lecture, lab and clinical in a registered nursing program in the State of California
  • Previous experience as a director or assistant director of a vocational nursing program in the State of California
  • Proficiency in computer skills and programs such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and use of class web pages

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.