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Assistant Professor of Nursing, Adult Acute Care
 
 
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Department: School of Health & Patient Simulation/Nursing Department
Locations: Springfield, MA
Posted: Nov 6, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Position ID: 169565
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About Springfield Technical Community College :

Located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site and founded in 1967, Springfield Technical Community College is a major resource for the economic vitality of Western Massachusetts. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC offers a variety of career programs unequalled in the state. Digital Multimedia, IT Security, Nursing, Robotics, Sonography, Mechanical Engineering Technology (Advance Manufacturing) and dozens of other career programs produce potential employees each year. STCC's highly-regarded transfer programs in Business, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Science and Technology continue to provide the most economical option for students pursuing a four-year degree. With an annual enrollment of over 6,500, evening, weekend and online students, STCC is a vibrant campus rich in diversity and justifiably proud of our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Respect, is one of the Core Values of the College and we strive to nurture mutual respect among faculty, staff and students. With respect, we embrace differences to create an inclusive environment for all. Together, we support students as they transform their lives through intellectual, cultural, and economic engagement while becoming thoughtful, committed and socially responsible graduates.


Job Description:

Will meet the contractual job description as found in the MCCC Contract. Promotes the philosophy and objectives of the School of Health & Patient Simulation (SHPS) and the College.  Maintain the rules and regulations of the SHPS and the College. Foster and maintain College relationships within the cooperating agencies and the community. Maintain relationships and open lines of communication within the college. Actively participate in the faculty organizations of the SHPS. Become a team member/player and actively participate in the nursing areas outside of the clinical major as assigned by the Director of the Nursing Program.   This is a tenure track position.  

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the development of the nursing curriculum based on the recommendations of the Program's Curriculum Committee.
  • Actively participate in the Learning Resource Center and Patient Simulation Center, as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
  • Maintain open communication channels with the Clinical Coordinator, Lab Coordinator, Department Chair, and Director of Nursing concerning lab, clinical, and program needs.       
  • Evaluate and record student progress.
  • Maintain records, as required by the Department, School and/or College.
  • Participate in guidance and counseling for students, meeting contractual obligations.
  • Relieve or represent the Director of the Nursing Program as requested.
  • Maintain membership in professional nursing organizations and actively participate in same.
  • Maintain and update professional and clinical competencies.
  • Promote and engage in inter-professional education.
  • Assume other related duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing, or the Dean of the SHPS.

Classroom

  • Work as a team member to deliver course content as outlined by the STCC Nursing Curriculum, competencies and student outcomes.
  • Teach lecture content as assigned by the Director of Nursing.
  • Evaluate, select and order textbooks, as appropriate.
  • Prepare and post all student handouts to the course BB site.
  • Prepare and evaluate all testing materials.
  • Understand, prepare, and manage the utilization of software and other technology that supports the program such as but not limited Examsoft, Kaplan, etc.
  • Grade all students' assignments, as appropriate.

Clinical:

  • Instruct up to the approved maximum number of nursing students in each assigned clinical area.
  • Instruct two clinical groups each semester unless otherwise assigned by the Director of Nursing.
  • Select and assign patients for students, as appropriate.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the Nursing Program and assigned agency(s).
  • Supervise, advise, and evaluate students' clinical practice.
  • Facilitate students' development of active learning and clinical reasoning.
  • Correct written assignments, as per curriculum.
  • Understand, prepare, and manage the utilization of software and other technology that supports the program such as but not limited Skyscape, I-Human etc.
  • Evaluate and record student progress.
  • Conduct pre- and post-conferences with students.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all school and student matters.
  • Complete a collaborative review with the Clinical Manager.
  • Communicate with the level coordinator/assigned mentor as needed
  • Serve as a liaison between the program and clinical partners.

Learning Resource Center:

  • Teach one nursing lab classes (learning resource center and patient simulation) each semester unless otherwise assigned by the Director of Nursing.
  • Participate in student advising per contractual obligations.  
  • Promote and engage in inter-professional education.
  • Assume other related duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing.

Professional:

  • Maintain and update professional and clinical competencies.
  • Attend Nursing program orientation and ongoing education for clinical instructors.
  • Maintain competence in current computer technology.
  • Meet all required school and clinical contractual health requirements.
  • Orient to the assigned clinical facility/unit as requested.     
  • Work, collaboratively, with members of the inter-professional team.
  • Attend monthly level meetings and other meetings as requested.
  • Act as a professional nursing role model to students.
  • Foster and maintain rapport with hospital/agency staff.
  • Inform the Clinical Coordinator and/or Director of Nursing clinical needs.
  • Maintain records, as required by the School and/or College.
  • Participate in guidance and counseling for students, meeting contractual obligations.
  • Relieve or represent the Director of the Nursing Program as requested.
  • Maintain membership in professional nursing organizations and actively participate in same.
  • Maintain and update professional and clinical competencies.
  • Promote and engage in inter-professional education.
  • Participate in shared governance.
  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of policies
  • Participation in systematic evaluation of all components of the program
  • Assume other related duties as assigned by the Director of Nursing, or the Dean of the SHPS


Requirements:

  • Master's degree or higher in Nursing or the equivalent in a nursing-related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years nursing experience (required) and minimum of 2 years teaching experience (Community College level preferred). 
  • Initial and continued employment dependent upon meeting COR/SORI, National Background Check, drug testing, and medical and immunization requirements, including fully completed COVID-19 Vaccination series. 
  • Unencumbered license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of MA.

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:  

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

Duties normally performed in a classroom/lab environment.    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.   Must be able to remain stationary and move about inside an office, classroom or lab.    Must be able to operate or use computer, office machinery, copier, calculator etc.    This person frequently communicates with students, employees or the community. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations


Additional Information:

Salary:  Minimum for 160 Day Contract is $78,584, in accordance with MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Benefits:  Yes
Union:  MCCC
Grant Funded: No
Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Springfield Technical Community College is not sponsoring H1B Visa.

INFORMATION AWARENESS SECURITY TRAINING:

Candidates for employment should be aware that all STCC employees are required to complete Information Awareness Security Training within thirty days of their orientation date and annually thereafter.


Application Instructions:

All available positions are located at: www.stcc.edu/about-stcc/employment which applicants must apply online by submitting a cover letter**, resume and three (3) professional references.  

**Cover letter must demonstrate how your education and experience qualifies you for this position.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT DETAILS:

STCC conducts a pre-employment screening. Initial and continued employment is dependent upon meeting National Background Check, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and/or Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check and if applicable, Physical and Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements. Screening also includes verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history. Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment screening as a condition of employment.

POLICY STATEMENT ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY

Springfield Technical Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, Kathryn C. Senie, Ed.D, J.D. at 413.755.5642 or via email at kcsenie@stcc.edu, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Springfield Technical Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

STCC's personnel and academic decisions, programs and policies are formulated and conducted in a manner, which will ensure equal access for all people and prevent discrimination. As part of this effort, a College will ensure that employment and academic decisions, programs and policies will be based solely on the individual eligibility, merit or fitness of applicants, employees and students without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, marital status, military service, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation or political or union affiliation.


URL: www.stcc.edu

 
 


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