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Adjunct Regional Clinical Instructor - NursingSimmons
Simmons University

Date Posted May 13, 2019
Title Adjunct Regional Clinical Instructor - NursingSimmons
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)
    Nursing - General

The Regional Clinical Instructor will be prepared, ideally, as Family Nurse Practitioners. The Regional 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 Regional 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 role and the purpose of clinical seminar will be reviewed with the students during the first synchronous session and in the course syllabus.

Advanced clinical practice is the focus of this course. Students will apply, synthesize and evaluate content from nursing theory and sciences in the clinical practice setting. The course requires extensive clinical experience with an approved preceptor. Students develop case presentations from their experiences for discussion in on-line forum clinical seminar formats. Students may work with patients from across the life span.

Regional Clinical Instructors will be responsible for visiting students at their clinical sites one time throughout the student's clinical career for observation and interaction with both the student and Preceptor. Regional Clinical Instructors will collaborate with students, preceptors and peer CDM faculty to arrange a date for the clinical visit, review clinical logs and reflections, review documentation in Typhon and document/address any problems or issues that arise related to this clinical experience.

Regional Clinical Instructors will be licensed in a variety of states as either RN or APRN, as assigned by the Director of Recruiting and Operations for Simmons Online. Simmons University will reimburse all costs for licensing in states other than the instructors home state and/or Massachusetts, as indicated in the employment agreement. It is up to the Regional Clinical Instructor to obtain and maintain all assigned licenses throughout the course of their assignment.

It is expected a Regional Clinical Instructor will spend approximately 15-18 hours a week/per term in this role as follows:

Specific Duties
  • Facilitate live synchronous session for 1 hours/week
  • Review Typhon entries per student every week and provide feedback
  • Review and correct documentation per student every week
  • Counsel per student every week
  • Review clinical progress and milestones with preceptors regarding SNP - (Zoom, Email, Skype, telephone) per student every week
  • Hold office hours
  • Site visitor coordination and collaboration
  • Mentor and serve as a role model for graduate students.
  • Work with the student and preceptor to identify and discuss the learner's needs (novice to expert) in order to meet the course objectives.
  • Use appropriate teaching methods to help the student negotiate the clinical experiences so that he/she meets their personal learning objectives and has the confidence to experiment with newly learned skills.
  • Facilitate student centered discussion of clinical case presentations from the student experiences to explore best evidence based practice from an across the lifespan perspective.
  • Provide additional faculty support beyond the end of the term, usually not more than 14 days following end of term, for those students requiring an extension of the term to complete clinical hours
  • Must attend a mandatory Clinical Site Visitor orientation prior to starting site visits
  • Conduct site visits as assigned by the Operations Team, Attend mandatory Clinical Site Visitor orientation prior to completing site visits
  • Review, provide feedback and monitor all documentation and entry of student/patient activity and interaction, including medication knowledge and development of medication synthesis, into the Typhon database.
  • Monitor use of accepted guidelines and standards of care.
  • Support student in his/her refinement of interpersonal skills that promotes effective communication with patients and colleagues.
  • Alert students to focus on problematic areas early in the clinical site with their preceptor thereby providing each student an opportunity to refine interpersonal skills by the time the clinical rotation is completed.
  • Communicate with preceptor regularly (at least 3 times/term) to monitor student progress in the course. Complete mandatory 3 way call with student and preceptor at the beginning middle and end of the term. Preceptor communication can also vary depending on BORN requirements (i.e. LA requires weekly communication with each student preceptor).
  • Evaluate whether the learner's objectives have been achieved through direct observation and preceptor feedback.
  • Demonstrate attitudes and qualities consistent with the ethics of the health professions including: leadership skills in the area of peer review, quality assurance, and community involvement while promoting the health of population groups; and respect for the student's faculty, curriculum, and program.
  • Provide students with formative and summative evaluations using the appropriate Simmons Clinical Performance Evaluation, during the midterm and final class of the semester.
  • Implement academic and professional standards set forth in the Simmons University of Nursing and Health Sciences Student Handbook.
  • Correspond with the 2U Clinical Placement team (CPT) on an ongoing basis to make sure the student placements are running smoothly and the tracking files are updated. Contact the CPT when there are issues at the student's clinical site.
  • May assist in developing standardized exam questions for assigned course(s).
  • Attend team meetings with CDM course lead on average once every 2 - 4 weeks.

General Qualifications
  • Currently practicing APRN, FNP required
  • At least 2+ years of clinical experience required.
  • Nursing education experience preferred
  • Flexible schedule and ability to travel to site visits as assigned required
  • Graduate level teaching experience preferred
  • Online teaching exposure/experience preferred
  • Must carry an active Registered Nurse License in MA and maintain several RN/APRN licenses as assigned by the Director of Recruiting and Operations. Note that applicants must hold a COMPACT RN license to be considered for Central, South, and West Regional Instructor positions. Non-COMPACT license holders are eligible for East Regional Instructor positions.

Proprietary Issues

The online courses and materials relating hereto, in whatever form, offered by Simmons University are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Simmons University. All models, curricula, programs, materials and systems designed or developed by faculty engaged by Simmons University in connection with the teaching such courses shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Simmons University.

Simmons University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity. The University embraces diversity and defines it to include race, gender, gender identify, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and learning ability.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) 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.

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