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Undergraduate Nursing (Campus) - Adjunct Faculty - Clinical
Simmons University


Date Posted Jul. 20, 2022
Title Undergraduate Nursing (Campus) - Adjunct Faculty - Clinical
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Nursing - General
 
 


Undergraduate Nursing (Campus) - Adjunct Faculty - Clinical



Main Campus - Boston, MA2 Locations
R08248

The Clinical instructor will prepare students for the clinical experience through an orientation to policies and procedures, conduct a review with students of prerequisites for individual clinical rotations, and become acquainted with faculty requirements for clinical site experiences. (Each student will have the clinical requirements practice reviewed, as well as prerequisite coursework completed, prior to entry into the clinical workplace).

The Clinical instructor will make known to students in writing and online, the goals and requirements of each course, the nature of the course content and the methods of evaluation to be employed. A clear understanding of the legal liability of the preceptor/clinical instructor role and the purpose of clinical seminar will be reviewed with the students during the first synchronous session and in the course syllabus. Students will apply, synthesize and evaluate content from nursing theory and sciences in the clinical practice setting. Students will work with patients from across the life span.

Clinical Instructors must have a minimum of a BSN with 5 years of experience or an MSN or be matriculated in a Master's in Nursing program. Clinical instructors must be licensed in Massachusetts, as indicated in the employment agreement. It is up to the Clinical Instructor to obtain and maintain all assigned licenses throughout the course of their assignment.

It is expected a Clinical Instructor will spend approximately 8-16 hours a week (depending on the course), inclusive of pre and post-conference, unless alternate arrangements have been made with Simmons Clinical Coordination Office. Semester start and end dates are determined by the college Registrar. Clinical usually starts a week after the semester begins and ends on the date closest to the end of the semester. Clinical faculty is expected to be available for each clinical day during the semester and to conduct an 8-hour day. There is no clinical if your regularly scheduled day falls on a college holiday or if the college closes for bad weather. Holidays and storm closing are determined by the University administration and the nursing program abides by those decisions.

Specific Duties

  • Assume responsibility for meeting clinical agency and course requirements for orientation to clinical agency.
  • Comply with Simmons University and clinical site for submission of required professional documentation.
  • Attend a faculty orientation at Simmons at the beginning of the semester and all team meetings with the Course Coordinator throughout the semester.
  • Implement academic and professional standards set forth in the School of Nursing Student Handbook.
  • Adhere to all policies set forth in the School of Nursing Faculty Handbook.
  • Assume responsibility for the clinical supervision and teaching of 6-8 students in a clinical setting for a full semester. It is expected that adjunct faculty must be prepared to provide coverage or be available for clinical make-up for missed clinical days.
  • Plan and select appropriate clinical experiences which will meet the stated course objectives and student learning needs.
  • Develop patient care assignments which allow students to meet the objectives of the course which include, but are not limited to:
    • Professional role development
    • Assess clients and develop, implement and evaluate plans of care
    • Accurately document plans of care
    • Administer medications
    • Master skills such as vital signs, fingersticks, urinary catheterizations, aseptic technique, wound care
    • Interpret the nursing implications of routine laboratory and diagnostic tests
    • Practice therapeutic communications
    • Practice collaboration with healthcare team
    • Demonstrate cultural competence
  • Conduct pre-conference to assist students to understand patient care assignments, establish priorities and to develop a plan to meet patient's needs for that day.
  • Conduct post-conference each clinical day to allow students a forum to present patients, share experiences, reflect on practice.
  • Evaluate students' written assignments as designated by course coordinator.
  • Maintain evaluative records of student clinical performance and conference with students regarding their progress at mid-term and end of semester.
  • Maintain communication with the course coordinator on a regular basis regarding student clinical progress.
  • Mentor and serve as a role model for undergraduate students.
  • Alert students to focus on problematic areas early in the clinical site thereby providing each student an opportunity to refine interpersonal skills by the time the clinical rotation is completed.
  • Demonstrate attitudes and qualities consistent with the ethics of the health professions including:
    • Leadership skills in the area of peer review
    • Quality assurance
    • Community involvement while promoting the health of population groups
    • Respect for the student's faculty, curriculum, and program
  • Prepare summary evaluation of student performance at termination of course, review with student, and submit signed forms to course coordinator.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of course activities at the termination of the course.
  • Professional, community, and scholarly activities are encouraged.
  • Other duties as assigned from the Director of the Undergraduate Nursing program


Please confirm with your Program Director and/or Course Coordinator for any course specific required responsibilities, not outlined above.

Additional Information:

Applications will be accepted continuously into the pool and will be drawn upon to fill vacancies as they become available. Candidates are encouraged to offer updates of their CVs and contact information, as necessary.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (resume/cv and cover letter) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Undergraduate-Nursing--Campus----Adjunct-Faculty---Clinical_R08248

Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.


 
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