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Assistant Professor Nursing, Tenure Track

Grand Rapids Community College

Job Description

Assistant Professor Nursing, Tenure Track

Date: September 16, 2022

Department: Nursing

Job ID: 1412

Work Hours/Schedule: 37 Contact Hours/ Year
(Contact Hours will be distributed over 3 semesters: Fall, Winter and Summer Semesters in accordance with department needs.)

Compensation: Consistent with Faculty Association contract

Start Date: Winter 2023

Reports to: Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences

Posting Close Date: October 17, 2022

SUMMARY
GRCC is seeking faculty who possess an interest in working with diverse student populations from a wide range of ages,
ethnicities, national origins and abilities; engage in and develop innovative teaching strategies; effectively assess student-learning outcomes; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development; and provide service to our students, the college, and our community at large.


Faculty members are responsible to GRCC and to each other for the successful completion of departmental work as well as work associated with the School of Health Sciences and GRCC as a whole. In addition to the major position responsibilities, it is expected that faculty demonstrate outstanding communication skills, collaborate effectively, use personal initiative to overcome obstacles, and work efficiently to meet deadlines. In an environment where innovation is valued, each faculty member will take responsibility to perform their work in a manner consistent with both the letter and the spirit of GRCC values.


Essential Job Functions
? Teach Practical and Associate Degree nursing courses encompassing a variety of topics, in both didactic and clinical/lab.settings. Teach courses that emphasize nursing care and education for a wide variety of clients, the family unit, and community.

? Maintain current standards of clinical practice; effectively prepare and orient to assigned clinical settings.

? Work with colleagues to ensure consistent, evidenced based standards and instructional practices within each course.

? Guide, mentor, and support new fulltime and adjunct faculty to ensure consistent standards and instructional practices within each course.

? Effectively assess, document, and advise students regarding their academic and clinical performance.

? Demonstrate a commitment to the department and GRCC through active participation on departmental and college-wide committees and projects.

? Incorporate technologies and instructional methods for enhanced teaching and learning to diverse groups of students

? Engage in on-going professional development to maintain expertise in the field and communicate outcomes with colleagues.

? Maintain current professional licensure and other requirements necessary for practicing within assigned clinical facilities (i.e., current immunizations, BLS, etc).

? Advise students on academic programs and employment/career goals.

? Participate in departmental student academic advising plans.

? Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.

? Contribute to the growth and development of the program and the college by participating in academic program review; curriculum development, evaluation and revision; committee membership; and department meetings.

? Analyze program, course, and student outcome data.

? Communicate clearly with students, staff, faculty, and administration.

? Assist the Nursing Program Director in the preparation of reports and other required documents.

? Contribute to program accreditation processes and reports as determined by the Nursing Program Director.

? Assist in marketing and promoting of departmental and college programs and events.

? Promote the department by creating partnerships with state and local communities, health care facilities, and schools.

? Adhere to college processes, policies, and contractual obligations.

? Support GRCC’s Strategic Plan through departmental and College Action Projects.

? Support the department and the college through other work normally expected of GRCC faculty members.


JOB SPECIFICATIONS
Education/License
? Master’s Degree in Nursing required prior to start dateCurrent, unencumbered Michigan RN license or eligibility.


Work Experience
? Minimum of two (2) years direct clinical nursing experience required.

? Recent experience (within the past -2 years) in nursing practice or nursing education.

? Additional consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate expertise in specialty nursing areas (i.e., pediatrics, obstetrics, psych nursing) and/or who are qualified to teach in multiple nursing disciplines/settings.

? Experience in nursing education, curriculum design, and/or utilization of education technology, highly preferred.

? Community college teaching experience or experience teaching adult learners preferred.

Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
? Ability to effectively use and evaluate data.

? Possess excellent organizational skills and communication skills.

? Ability to interact professionally and effectively with a variety of people in various academic and healthcare settings.

? Ability to deliver and accept constructive feedback.

? Demonstrate initiative and problem-solving abilities.

? Ability to perform routine duties with minimum supervision.

? Demonstrate enthusiasm and interest in supporting students, staff, and colleagues.

? Ability to develop and deliver effective presentations.

? Adhere to the code of ethics, safety regulations, maintain confidentiality, and use sound judgment in regards to safety of self and others.
? Ability to work as part of a team, including engaging in a team-teaching approach.

Physical Demands
? Physical Strength – Transfer patients to or from wheelchairs, floors, mats, toilets, cars, beds, bathtubs, and showers. Other transfers may be required, including lifting up to 30 pounds.

? Mobility – Stand, lift, reach, bend, twist, stretch, and provide support and stability. Ability to maneuver in restricted spaces. Respond quickly in an emergency.

? Hearing – Hear, recognize and respond to sounds emitted by clients, students, patient monitors, and stethoscope.

? Visual Discrimination – Sufficient vision to differentiate movements, read markings on instruments and measuring devices; read small print.

? Coordination – Sufficient motor skills, hand-eye coordination skills, manipulative skills and sensory function in one upper extremity may be needed to assist and demonstrate nursing interventions. Many other therapeutic
activities require dexterity, manipulation, strength, and body flexibility to perform.

? Manual Dexterity – Sufficient fine motor skills to manipulate objects and people safely.


Mental Demands
? Ability to work under pressure; possess mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.

? Ability to handle sensitive or difficult situations in a confidential manner.

? Ability to cope effectively with the demands associated with working with students in fast-paced healthcare settings and the college.

? An understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.


Working Conditions
? Grand Rapids Community College will comply with any mandated health and safety requirements. Employees will be directed to our GRCC Policy(s) for compliance information.

? Must be able to travel to off-campus clinical settings.

? Must be able to work in a classroom and laboratory in an academic setting well as external clinical sites (while adhering to external clinical facility policies).

? Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor environment.

? Must be able to work flexible hours.

BENEFITS
Grand Rapids Community College provides an excellent benefits experience for our GRCC family. Our benefit package is
designed to enhance employees' health and well-being. Part-time employees have different benefits outlined in the specific collective bargaining agreements and handbooks. Below is an overview of these benefits, additional details are available on the Human Resources/Benefits website:

? Six health insurance plan options (includes a high deductible plan with a health savings account option).
? A unique dental & vision reimbursement program (includes coverage for adult orthodontia & lasik eye surgery).
? Employer sponsored retirement plans as well as voluntary retirement savings plans (403b or 457 plans)
? Tuition benefits at GRCC for you, your spouse and your dependents.
? Tuition reimbursement at other higher education institutions for you.
? Generous time off that includes sick, vacation and personal leave banks.
? Paid holidays and holiday shutdown period in late December!

METHOD OF APPLICATION
Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at https://www.grcc.edu/jobs. In one document submit a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript(s), and three professional reference letters for full consideration. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on October 17, 2022 at 11:59PM. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an
investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

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