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Technical Instructor of Medical Preparation
Western Colorado Community College

Date Posted Nov. 21, 2019
Title Technical Instructor of Medical Preparation
University Western Colorado Community College
Grand Junction, CO, United States
Department Allied Health Program
Application Deadline Dec. 6, 2019
Position Start Date Jan. 9, 2020
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Allied Health Professions
    Health Sciences - General

Salary: 40,000.00 – 45,000.00. Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application by creating a profile and then providing personal information and demographic information. In addition, please be prepared to upload a:

Cover letter

Resume or CV

Three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation submitted on behalf of the applicant must be sent to (Please note the applicant’s name in the subject line)

Copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (If your transcripts include a social security number or birthdate, please redact this information before uploading the documents. Official transcripts will be required upon hire).

Application Deadline: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by 12/6/2019.

The instructor, reporting to the Director of Allied Health, is responsible for teaching Medical Preparation/Health Occupation/Nurse Aide curriculum. The instructor is also responsible for class and equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies/equipment as needed. This is a full time, faculty appointment.

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

Teach and advise students in the Medical Preparation/Health Occupations/Nurse Aide Technology program

Create an effective learning environment for students while using appropriate resources, technology, and pedagogy in the delivery of courses

Assist in recruiting and retention of students

Responsible for instruction to follow approved curriculum and to achieve course student learning outcomes

Evaluate student performance in coursework and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs

Work with student organization HOSA, which includes travel to competitions, fundraising and coordinating students and travel

Maintain student grades and attendance

Order supplies and maintain equipment as needed

Monitor lab competencies and confirm skill levels

Perform all responsibilities and instructional duties in accordance with local, state, and federal regulations regarding the practice of allied health, as well as WCCC/CMU policies and procedures

Arrange and coordinate guest speakers, field trips, and health clinic/hospital student schedules

Maintain good working relations with all clinical affiliates

Develop and maintain program advisory committee (2 meetings a year)

Review and update program curriculum as required by business, industry and in accordance with HLC college curriculum requirements

Review and update course and program assessments

Promote a positive collegiate atmosphere

Maintain necessary professional and educational credentials, clinical skills, and currency appropriate to teaching assignments; apply for CTE credential within 6 months of employment

Participate in professional development activities that facilitate professional expertise in the areas of teaching and maintenance of clinical competence

Participate in local, state, or national allied health related professional associations

Assist with open houses and orientation

Maintain intent to graduate forms

Maintain and manage program budget

This position may supervise work-study students
The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester; some assigned courses may be taught on-line, hybrid, or via distance delivery modalities. Scholarship in the discipline, involvement with advising and service to the department and profession are expected.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Active unencumbered RN or LPN license
Minimum of 4000 hours (approximately 2 years’ full time) of related occupational experience within the past 5 years
At least 1 year nursing experience in caring for the elderly and/or the chronically ill
Willing to complete a course in teaching adults (e.g. Train the Trainer) OR have documented experience in teaching adults OR at least 1 year experience in managing nurse aides
Basic computer skills and strong communication skills

Active unencumbered RN with Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing
Have at least 2 years of nursing experience in caring for the elderly and/or the chronically ill of any age of which at least one year must in the provision of services in a long-term care facility
Strong presentation skills

  • Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

    Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CMU Human Resources Office by phone or email. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed.

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Contact Information

  • Robin Hood
    Allied Health Program
    Western Colorado Community College
    1100 North Ave
    Grand Junction, CO 81501
  • 970-248-1055


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