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Greenfield Community College FT tenure-track faculty position in Practical Nursing Certificate Program (MCCC/MTA Unit Position) in Greenfield, Massachusetts

FT tenure-track faculty position in Practical Nursing Certificate Program (MCCC/MTA Unit Position)

Category:Academic/Faculty

Department:Practical Nursing Cert Program

Locations:Greenfield, MA

Posted:Jan 14, 2022

Closes:Open Until Filled

Type:Full-time

Ref. No.:MCCC 2022-05

Position ID:141580

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About Greenfield Community College:

Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving Franklin and Hampshire Counties, Southern Vermont and Southern New Hampshire. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Farm and Food Systems, Engineering, Fine Arts, Nursing, and Adventure Education, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to hybrid and online distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. The rural campus has a one-acre Outdoor Learning Lab, on-campus farm, wetlands and forest that provide abundant opportunities for hands-on learning, research and recreation. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Job Description:

THE PRACTICAL NURSING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

The Practical Nursing Certificate program is part of the Professional Studies Grouping which includes the Associate Degree Nursing Certificate, Emergency Medical Services and other associate of science programs. Our faculty, comprised of 3 full-time and one clinical adjunct instructor, is focused on quality and excellence in teaching and learning and is committed to fostering high expectations for nursing practice. The program is held in high regard in the local community and has a long history of students exceeding the national pass rates for graduates. Recently we began incorporating patient simulation in the skills curriculum and web-enhancements in courses.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Provides classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction in 40-week Practical Nursing Certificate Program. Provides academic advisement for approximately 18 LPN and Nursing Intent students; maintains regular office hours; serves on committees as elected or appointed; attends regularly scheduled departmental, divisional and college meetings; and performs other duties as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Teaches nursing courses various content areas across the lifespan;

  • Directs and teaches students in college classrooms and clinical agencies;

  • Evaluates student achievement;

  • Provides support to part-time instructors;

  • Counsels nursing students;

  • Assists students in the development of an understanding of the nurse's role in nursing practices today;

  • Provides a professional role model;

  • Develops and reviews the educational philosophy, purposes and objective of the program;

  • Organizes, develops and evaluates the nursing curriculum;

  • Develops specific criteria for the evaluation of student achievement of objectives;

  • Serves on college committees;

  • Participates in program and college-wide meetings;

  • Participates in the evaluation processes required by accrediting bodies of the college and the program;

  • Maintains records and reports in accordance with established policies;

  • Participates in recruitment of nursing students;

  • Maintains scheduled office hours;

  • Maintains collegial relationships;

  • Continues professional study and education; and

  • Maintains current professional liability insurance and current registration as a Registered Nurse in the State of MA.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • RN licensure in Massachusetts or eligibility for licensure.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • 2-5 years of relevant clinical experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND APTITUDES:

  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's in Nursing or related field; or alternatively a BSN with Master's degree in related specialty or a Master's degree in progress.

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting cultural proficiency within the curriculum and the profession.

Additional Information:

EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT:

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

May be asked to submit evidence of expertise in nursing process, learning objective development, and evaluation strategies. Will be asked to present a teaching demonstration to an audience that may include students.Must provide proof of certain mandatory immunizations, documentation, and certifications as a condition of employment.

RANK AND SALARY: Rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. Anticipated base salary range is $44,168 - $59,510. The appointment salary is based on one's education and experience as dictated by the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure.Candidates are therefore advised that it is unlikely the offered salary will be at or near the top of the range. This position works an additional 38 days with additional compensation to base salary for instruction during January and after the Spring semester ends through June.

START DATE:ASAP

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Contact information for 3 professional references

Applications will be accepted until January 29, 2022 or until the position is filled.

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all employees.

Official transcripts must be submitted upon appointment and successful completion of a criminal background check will be required. Upon appointment, proof of certain mandatory immunizations and a physical examination, and copies of required documentation must be produced as a condition of employment.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:

Greenfield Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.

ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT NOTICE:

Greenfield Community College's Annual Security Report is available online at https://www.gcc.mass.edu/safety/files/2021/08/2021-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The report contains crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years for certain locations associated with the College as well as other campus security and personal safety topics such as: crime prevention; campus safety authority; crime reporting polices; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications), programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; and other matters of importance related to security on campus.

If you would like to receive a paper copy of the Annual Security Report, you can stop by the Public Safety Office at One College Drive, Greenfield, MA 01301 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 413-775-1212.

*Greenfield Community College is proud to value diversity in our community of faculty, staff and students and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. *

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