Position Description / Details
Peninsula College is recruiting for a Part Time Nursing Instructor to fill in for periodic absences in the nursing program. The Peninsula College Nursing Program graduates students who exemplify ethical, caring, knowledgeable and technically competent nurses prepared to take the NCLEX and practice in a variety of health care settings. Nursing instructors will promote a positive and engaging learning experience; provide student support and other assistance as needed. Peninsula College Clinical Nursing faculty enjoy small class sizes and professional development support in a collegial environment that focuses on excellence in teaching and learning.
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. It is arguably the most beautiful community college setting in the United States. The region is also home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.
As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision. The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College serves more than 4670 students (1400 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings. The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.
The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration. The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place. Click here for a video about Peninsula College.
- Teach clinical sections for the nursing program in a skilled nursing facility or hospital setting. Facilitate simulation lab if qualified by experience. Supervise preceptorship experiences.
- Teach face-to-face, lecture, hands-on laboratory and hybrid classes in accordance with course descriptions and learning outcomes outlined in the syllabi.
- Evaluate student learning activities and student achievement of learning objectives.
- Lead pre and post clinical conference for students.
- Conference with students individually to promote student success.
- Prepare course syllabi, course outlines and related instructional materials.
- Ensure that each student has been presented with the material to successfully meet the learning objectives of the course.
- Communicate with full time faculty and nursing director about student progress.
- Maintain professional competence and licensure through practice, continuing education, and professional activities.
- Applies the Guiding Principles to interactions with others and in accomplishment of job duties.
- Other duties as assigned.
Duties of the position require knowledge, skills and abilities
- Knowledge of and ability to comply with nursing education and practice WACs 246-800-500 through 246-800-830.
- Demonstrates strong critical thinking and clinical judgement skills.
- Demonstrate current evidence based nursing practice.
- Demonstrate effectiveness as a nursing educator.
- Have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule on an as needed basis.
- Ability to work with computers and technology to deliver or support instruction.
- Demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, take initiative, and perform tasks in a timely manner.
- Possess the characteristics of a team player and a desire to learn.
- Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Will exemplify excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, clinical partners and student body.
- Demonstrate ability to organize and prioritize many different tasks.
- Acts with minimal direct supervision. Required to be a self-starter and extremely dependable.
Duties of the position require previous experience
- A minimum of three years relevant clinical nursing experience is required.
- Medical/surgical, emergency or critical care nursing experience preferred.
- Intermittent need for maternal child health, long-term care or mental health expertise.
- Teaching experience in a formal or workplace setting preferred.
Required physical abilities
- Work is performed in classroom and clinical settings.
- Physical requirements include the ability to walk, stand, or sit for extended periods of time and demonstrate nursing skills in the clinical settings.
- Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Required work schedule and work environment
- Variable schedule.
- Clinical shifts occur between 6am-9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Didactic and lab occurs between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.
Required education or certificates
- Master of Science in Nursing is required.
- Active unencumbered Washington registered nurse license.
- Part-time position.
- Assignments will vary by quarter.
- Salary will be based on part-time faculty salary schedule.
- Typical salary for a 5-credit class is $3,925 per quarter.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- NCIC background clearance required. Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application, (please include nursing license information in space provided),
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications for this position,
- a current resume,
- unofficial transcript of terminal degree, and
- three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.
Link to: Online Application
Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission.
Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 417-6298
Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.