Adjunct Clinical Nursing Faculty

Part-time
Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs, the Division of Nursing is seeking applications for adjunct clinical nursing faculty positions in a variety of disciplines.

 Clinical Nursing Faculty in Adult Health (Medical-Surgical) Nursing mentors students, in a clinical setting, focusing on the needs of adult patients and their families in relation to health promotion and management of conditions that require acute and chronic care. The nursing process is used in the discussion of health alterations affecting selected life processes. Students continue their professional skill development as members of the health team. Complex adult health patients with unstable emergent critical illnesses are explored. Students integrate nursing, technological and scientific knowledge with clinical judgment to potentiate optimal health with a diverse patient population. Students utilize comprehensive assessment techniques, advanced nursing skills, and multiple nursing modalities to maximize optimal health. A variety of populations and settings are used in the final nursing practicum.

Clinical Nursing Faculty in Mental Health Nursing mentors students, in a clinical setting, emphasizing the dynamics of an individual’s ability to function in society. The course focuses on content relative to anxiety, self-concept, thought disorders, mood alterations, addictive behaviors, organic brain dysfunction, abuse, and violence issues. It also incorporates health promotion and wellness issues such as stress management and personal growth. Therapeutic communication techniques, individual and group therapy practices, and community mental-health resources are also incorporated.

Clinical Nursing Faculty in Pediatric Nursing mentors students, in a clinical setting, while they demonstrate nursing skills and procedures. Family-centered care of children is the focus, exploring issues of normal childcare as well as health alterations of children from infancy through adolescence. Students participate as members of the multidisciplinary health team to provide health promotion, illness prevention, health restoration and maintenance, and rehabilitative care to children and families.

 Clinical Nursing Faculty in Maternal-Child Nursing mentors students, in a clinical setting, focusing on family-centered approaches to maternal/newborn care and incorporates health promotion and wellness issues. The childbearing cycle, including normal experience, high-risk factors, complications, and alterations are explored. Additional women’s health issues are included.

Clinical Nursing Faculty in Community Health Nursing mentors students, in a clinical setting, exploring concepts of community/public/global health utilizing levels of prevention. The public/community health nurse’s role as a partner with the community to shape conditions supportive of health is emphasized through the application of the nursing process, beginning with the assessment of the community’s health, wellness needs, and available resources. Planning, organization, and delivery of service for populations at risk are tied to Healthy People 2030 goals with an introduction to political and sociocultural aspects of the community, demographic, and epidemiological methods.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Evening courses and occasional weekends may be a part of the teaching assignment (with notice).
  2. Implements the university’s philosophy, curriculum, program outcomes, and course objectives through clinical teaching, and service to the university, community, health system and profession.
  3. Plans clinical experiences for and provides direct supervision and evaluation of nursing students delivering nursing care to an individual or group of individuals, in concert with the correlating didactic course lead nursing faculty.
  4. Makes self-available to the staff at the agencies.
  5. Evaluates and provide documented feedback to students on level of performance based on course objectives.
  6. Is available for remediation of students as required or needed.
  7. Orients and maintains current knowledge related to agency/clinical policies, procedures, and expectations with the assistance of the agency/clinical personnel.
  8. Develops and posts written clinical assignments consistent with students’ knowledge base, skill competency, and individual learning needs, in concert with the correlating didactic course lead nursing faculty.
  9. Corrects and returns clinical paperwork and other written work in a timely manner.
  10. Contributes to the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of the prelicensure BSN degree program and the university.
  11. Complies with all applicable regulatory rules and standards.
  12. Reports to the Director of Baccalaureate Degree Programs; the lead faculty for the correlating didactic course will also provide oversight.
  13. Be clinically competent in the nursing area in which he or she teaches

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Typical physical abilities for this position are:

  1. Ability to orally communicate effectively in English and demonstrate proficiency in public speaking.
  2. Ability to communicate effectively in writing using the English language.
  3. Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues and supervisory staff at all levels.
  4. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in the performance of job duties.
  5. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds.
  6. Must possess the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment, set priorities, and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  7. Must demonstrate excellent written communication skills and the proven ability to exercise excellent judgment in decision-making.
  8. Must maintain confidentiality and discretion when handling student files and personal student information.
  9. Flexibility and adaptability to work varying schedules and hours including evenings and weekends is necessary.

Essential Background, Qualifications, Experience, and Skills:

Three (3) or more years of appropriate clinical practice required

Education or training requirement:

  • A doctoral degree (Ph.D., EdD, or DNP) with a focus in nursing education or higher education leadership from a regionally accredited college or university preferred
  • A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university and a nationally accredited MSN program required
  • Hold an active, unencumbered registered nurse (RN) license recognized by the NCBON
  • BLS required (instructor preferred)
  • PALS (for pediatric faculty) required (instructor preferred

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy, list of three references, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts which must be sent directly from the institutions to Executive Assistant to the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs/University of Mount Olive/634 Henderson St/Mount Olive, NC 28365/or email: Facultyapplication@umo.edu

The University of Mount Olive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.