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Nursing Retention and Intervention Specialist
Houston Community College in Houston, Texas
Date Posted 09/16/2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 09/30/2020

Job Description

Nursing Retention and Intervention Specialist - 200022J


Coordinate activities with faculty and students to promote student success in the Nursing Programs. Identifies students identified as “at risk” based on test scores, faculty report, student request, and students with academic difficulties. This position provides remediation and works with students to improve critical thinking, and test taking skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Serve as a resource to faculty in retention and remediation of at risk and culturally diverse population;
Maintain a caseload of “at risk” students and meets with each student at least once every two weeks or weekly if indicated;
Refer students to social support services and additional tutoring services and to other services offered by the Academic Success Center (ASC);
Develop a community of learners that holistically fosters professional growth, development, and socialization into the nursing profession. These may include nurse professionals outside of HCCS and general class times;
Tutor and mentor students in the areas of time management, organization, study skills and stress management;
Assist students to use current on-line learning and remediation tools;
Assist students in preparation for high-stakes testing;
Maintain accurate records of activities, student progression, and meetings or other service intervention;
Collect and analyze data regarding student’s use and effectiveness of remediation resources and services. Collect, compile, and disseminate data and statistics on standardized tests;
Assist in coordinating program-wide nursing retention programs; and
Knowledge of the NCLEX Blueprint and NCLEX style questions. Monitor and Track Standardized exam data.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Master’s Degree in Nursing required (official transcript(s) conferring degree must accompany the application)

Unencumbered TX License as a registered nurse (RN) (copy of RN License must accompany the application)

Three (3) years clinical experience in a variety of nursing fields required.

Teaching experience preferred.

Excellent oral and written communications skills
Possess the ability to work in a diverse work environment
Willing and able to assist students in day, evening or weekend classes
Knowledge and skill in a variety of computer usage and software are required
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse professional, community, and student population
Possess good organizational and planning skills
Demonstrate sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and students with disabilities.
Demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate students in a learning-centered environment
Self-disciplined and able to effectively manage others
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.


The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We’re proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

You will find a collaborative, collegial atmosphere at HCC; one in which you will receive strong support at the highest levels of administration. Our leaders foster a positive work environment through empowerment of team members and direct reports.


Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City’s 55.
145 languages are spoken here.
Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
Houston is a major-league sports town, and don’t forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation’s top institutions.
With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston’s cultural scene.
Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you’re ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity

PO Box 667517

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.

Job: Part-Time

Primary Location: United States

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Sep 16, 2020

Closing Date: Sep 30, 2020

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