Institution: West Virginia Junior College (WVJC)

Job Title: Adjunct Online Nursing Faculty

Location: Remote

Status: Part-time

Overview

Be a part of a dynamic team that is bringing nursing education to West Virginia’s most disadvantaged counties in an innovative way. This concept is like none other in the state, and those involved will be pioneers of something special.

West Virginia Junior College (WVJC) was founded in 1922 and has a rich history serving the community.  In keeping with our innovative past, WVJC is launching a blended (residential/online) associate degree nursing program focused on providing access to students in four rural county regions consisting of 19 total rural counties. Students take classes online while attending lab and clinical experiences in their local rural county regions in the evenings and on weekends.

Even more unique is that nursing skills laboratory and clinical experiences will be enhanced with a state-of-the-art Mobile Simulation Lab (MSL). The MSL is a newly designed RV with two fully equipped patient care rooms containing adult, obstetrics, and pediatric high-fidelity simulators; a control room with two controller stations; advanced technology for recording and reviewing student practice; internal cellular internet capabilities, and exterior TV for participants outside the MSL.

WVJC is looking for faculty and staff who find innovation exciting! Applications are being accepted now for full-time and part-time positions. Be extraordinary and apply today. Let’s innovate together!

Organizational Purpose

To empower change by creating opportunity.

Core Values

Work Ethic – We achieve success through hard work and an unwavering commitment to our purpose.
Exemplary – We demonstrate the highest level of integrity, ethical standards, and professionalism.
Caring – We support our students, communities and each other, in ways that leave lasting impressions.
Accountability – We maintain responsibility for our values and outcomes.
Relationships – We build meaningful and trusted relationships as the foundation of our culture.
Excellence – We execute goals with passion, purpose, and perseverance, striving for the highest quality results.

Job Purpose (Primary)

The Adjunct Faculty member will engage geographically dispersed undergraduate students in an online setting as students develop knowledge and proficiency in nursing.  In this role you will:

  • Become part of a dynamic team of faculty committed to teaching Nursing students in an online setting.
  • Implement and embrace WVJC Core values, the Nursing program’s philosophy, curriculum and course objectives by engaging students
  • Establish an environment conducive to student engagement by effectively planning and preparing for classes, responding to student requests for assistance within 24 hours and ensuring that students enjoy a unique and dynamic learning experience.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance student engagement through collaboration with colleagues who provide academic and professional guidance
  • Promote student success by demonstrating a flexible style and exhibit a passion for teaching by devoting time and energy to develop academic excellence

Qualifications

Qualifications are congruent with the qualifications of nursing faculty as required by Title 19, Series 1-11.1 of the West Virginia Legislative Rule. The Instructor must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a graduate degree with a major in nursing; or
  • Have a bachelor’s degree with a major in nursing and:
    • Be enrolled in a graduate program within one year of employment as a faculty member; or
    • 10 years of direct care patient experience in nursing for full-time faculty, or 2 years of direct care patient experience in nursing for part-time faculty.
  • Three (3) years of occupational experience
  • Holds a current, active RN license or privilege to practice that is not encumbered and meets the requirements of the West Virginia Board of Nursing (Board).
  • Have evidence of current experience in nursing practice and education sufficient to demonstrate professional competence; or for faculty with less than two years’ experience in education, the Dean of Nursing will submit to the Board a mentoring and orientation plan as defined by Board guidelines and function under the guidance of a faculty member fully qualified in the specific teaching area and professional competence.
  • Interprofessional faculty teaching non-clinical nursing courses shall have advanced preparation appropriate for the content being taught.

Responsibilities:

  • General:
  • Remain familiar with institutional policies and procedures as outlined in the College Catalog, and the Faculty Handbook and follow such policies and procedures.
  • Promote positive and productive relationships with service area hospitals, clinics, businesses, industries, and agencies.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of materials such as those used in academic administration when requested, including course syllabi, program outlines, articulation, and catalog materials.
  • Promote student development through enrichment and mentoring experiences.
  • Perform any other professional duties as assigned by the Dean of Nursing
  • Assist the students in developing an understanding of values, attitudes, and ideals appropriate to the health care profession.
  • Didactic Instruction
  • Follow the syllabus as approved by the Curriculum Committee.
  • Teach all courses as assigned.
  • Design and implement teaching strategies that will assist nursing students to meet the course outcomes.
  • Work with the Dean of Nursing/Nursing Program Director, using a written plan, to recommend and/or assist in an enhanced design, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum.
  • Plan and provide theoretical instruction and online discussion exercises that permit measurement of student performance relative to standardized learning objectives
  • Ensure student experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives and curriculum of the Nursing Education Program.
  • Provide competent instruction in the clinical and theoretical areas of nursing as needed
  • Maintain high standards and promote excellence in education.
  • Collect, record, maintain, and submit accurate class records including grades, absences, withdrawal and/or class drop information to Nursing Program Director.
  • Maintain attendance records for classes taught.
  • Evaluate student performance based on course deliverables and course rubrics.
  • Ensure the progress of students in all classes according to institutional, divisional, departmental, and individual criteria.
  • Participate in any chat sessions as determined by the course
  • Submit grades, within 48 hours, for any assignments, discussion board exercises, exams and course completion surveys

While Adjunct Nursing Faculty are responsible for fulfilling all primary responsibilities listed above to achieve the immediate goals of the campus, he/she is responsible to meet all organization goals. As such adjustments or additions to these responsibilities and the methods by which they are achieved may be required by management to ensure operational effectiveness and efficiency across departments, campuses and the organization as a whole.

Interested applicants should submit resumes to ctcallen@wvjc.edu.

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