Nurse Assistant Instructor

  • Aug 31, 2021
Full time Registered Nurse (RN)

Job Description

What you will be doing:

You will be working 200 days a year, 7.25 hours a day enriching the lives of local high school students who choose CATEC as an elective.  Students are here for 2.5 hours in the morning and then a second group comes for the afternoon block. You and the students will spend part of your time in the classroom and the rest in your “lab” – immersing themselves in the “hands-on experience” that is so vital to their training. This class is dual enrolled with Piedmont Virginia Community College and the students will earn credit in Healthcare Technician, Medical Terminology, Nutrition, and CPR/First Aid. As part of the team, you will be teaching CPR/First Aid to several other Dual Enrollment classes at CATEC.

This course emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to various health care systems. Students study body systems and disorders, basic nursing skills, study of human growth and development, first aid, nutrition, simple body structure, medical terminology, microbes and disease, vital signs and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Students also learn about bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporting of patients in hospitals and nursing homes. This course prepares students to take the Virginia state board exams to be a certified nurse aide (CNA). 

We have found that the instructor drives enrollment. Because CATEC courses are electives, students choose to come here. Every instructor participates in recruiting events such as CATEC’s Open House, local Career Fairs, and hosting prospective students. This would include both events held during work hours occasionally and 3-5 curriculum fairs (per year) at the base high schools after instructional hours. Participation in competitions such as SkillsUSA is encouraged; we actually host the district competitions every 3 years.

What responsibilities you will have:

The minimum performance expectations include, but are not limited to, the following actions: - Meets and instructs the students(s) in the locations and at the time designated; - Develops and maintains the physical environment of the classroom and lab that is conducive to effective learning within the limits of resources provided by the system; - Prepares for classes assigned and shows evidence of preparation upon request of the immediate supervisor; - Integrates the use of technology and academic skills in the development of technical skills; - Maintains and integrates current occupational competencies; - Encourages students to set and maintain high standards of classroom behavior; - Provide hands-on experiences to students. Provides an effective program of instruction to include: - Develops and facilitates a flipped classroom model of instruction that includes all objectives from the Virginia Board of Nursing (VA BON) and CTE program competencies from the Virginia Department of Education (VA DOE); - Utilizes an online learning management system (Schoology) to facilitate content delivery; - Teaches Healthcare Technician I & II (HCT 101 and 102), Medical Terminology (HLT 141), Nutrition (HLT 130) and CPR/ First Aid (HLT 100) as part of students’ dual enrolled credits through Piedmont Virginia Community College; - Schedules and implements state board testing yearly; - Prepares for the VA BON site review every 2 years and prepares a curriculum update for VA BON approval if any changes are made year-to-year; - Schedules and supervises students in clinicals for 40 hours in local nursing home; - Supervises part-time CNA instructors who will be working with you to maintain the 1:10 instructor to student ratio in skills labs and clinicals; - Utilizes a variety of instructional skills; - Demonstrates knowledge of child growth and development; - Utilizes materials and resources, in accordance with the VA BON curriculum and CTE competencies, and consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided; - Demonstrates mastery of content area; - Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities; - Documents and submits student progress, grades, attendance, and completion of competencies following policies and practices; - Maintains and upholds school policies and procedures; - Maintains records as required by law, system policy, and administrative regulations; - Assists in upholding and enforcing school rules and administrative regulations; - Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes within contractual commitments; - Attends and participates in faculty and department meetings; - Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, and methods; - Assists in the selection of books, equipment, and other instructional materials; - Manages the program budget and ensures that the skills lab is stocked with the required equipment per the VA BON, VA DOE, and American Heart Association (for CPR/FA), uniforms for students, and other medical and educational supplies needed for skills instruction - Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students, parents, and colleagues concerning both the academic and behavioral progress of all students; - Establishes and maintains cooperative professional relations with others; - Assists students in the development of student portfolios; - Performs related duties as assigned by the administration in accordance with the school/system policies and practices; - Provides an effective, up-to-date learning laboratory; - Develops effective working relationship and advisory committee with local healthcare industry; organizing a minimum of two meetings a year - Orders, sets-up, maintains, and monitors use of health care equipment and material; - Maintains a clean and organized work environment.

Job Requirements

What qualifications we need you to have:

  • a current, unrestricted Virginia License as a registered nurse

  • hold, be eligible for, or be willing to obtain a Virginia Collegiate Professional or Technical Professional licensure with an endorsement in the applicable subject area 

  • five years of experience as a registered nurse within the previous five years

  • at least one year of experience in the provision of long-term care facility services.  Such experience may include, but not be limited to, employment in a Nurse Aide education program or employment in, or supervision of, nursing students in a nursing facility or unit, geriatrics department, chronic care hospital, home care or other long-term care setting.  Experience should include varied responsibilities, such as direct client care, supervision, and education. 

  • completed a health occupations certificate or an Associate degree program from a regionally accredited institution in the teaching specialty area sought

  • must be a certified BLS CPR/First Aid Instructor associated with a training center (or be willing to obtain instructor certification before the school year starts)

This course is dual enrolled through PVCC and the instructor must meet those requirements (5 years of experience per VCCS DE Instructor Guide and BLS CPR/FA instructor for HLT 100).

If you need a VDOE provisional Technical Professional teaching license, you will have three years to take three mandated college classes that better prepare you to teach your area of expertise.