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Regular Instructor, Practical Nursing Diploma

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Position Details

Posting Number

Posting Number F1018
Position Information

Position Title Regular Instructor, Practical Nursing Diploma
Division Health & Human Services
Department Practical Nursing
Supervisor Title Dean, Faculty of Health & Human Services
Location Port Alberni(PA)
Posting Type Internal/External Posting
Position Status Regular
If Others, please specify
New Position or Replacement? New
Position End Date (if temporary)
Desired Start Date 08/19/2024
Weekly work schedule (please indicate the start and end times for each day of work)
Days and hours vary on the needs of the program.
% 60%
Pay Grade The annual salary range is $68,385 - $109,584 (at 100% appointment) and is based on qualifications, experience, and the placement criteria of Article 14 of the NICFA Collective agreement.
Position Summary
Applications are invited from qualified individuals to instruct in the Practical Nursing Diploma program at the North Island College Port Alberni campus.

This instructional assignment involves teaching theory, lab, and practice courses to a cohort of Practical Nursing students using face-to-face and online delivery methods. Practicum placements will take place in a variety of practice settings and may require travel. Applicants need to have access to reliable transportation.

The successful candidate will implement creative strategies in the preparation and delivery of theory, lab, and practice activities; use initiative in providing documentation and follow-up with regard to student concerns and problem resolution; and, bring facilitation skills to management of conflict. The schedule for this assignment will be flexible to meet the needs of the program.

The teaching faculty of North Island College are responsible for implementing the College’s vision, goals, and objectives as they relate to teaching and learning. To carry out their teaching assignments, faculty use organizational skills, relational skills, and their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, and curricular design. In addition, they have a responsibility to serve as role models for students and colleagues.

Teaching faculty are responsible for attending department meetings (faculty meetings, faculty retreats, and curriculum/evaluation meetings), and participating in NIC committees. Due to the distributed delivery of the PN program, occasionally faculty are expected to travel to other NIC campuses.

Please read the Immunization requirements for Health and Human Services Faculty, located under the Health and Human Services link on the left menu list. At the time of this posting, as per the Provincial Health Officer, all regulated health professionals working in all health-care settings are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (2 immunizations required).

In accordance with the Criminal Records and Review Act, it is mandatory that faculty hired under the Health and Human Services department have a clear Criminal Record. For more information and necessary forms, click on the Health and Human Services link located on the left menu list.

The responsibilities and typical duties listed below constitute a generic job description for teaching faculty whose responsibility may be for the delivery of scheduled classes, the support of self-paced, on-line, and distance courses, and/or instruction and supervision in laboratories, practicums, etc.
Position Competencies
- Creates a Positive Climate and Culture;
- Effective Communication Skills;
- Effectively Develops Goals & Objectives;
- Focuses Effectively on Key Results and Priorities;
- Demonstrates a Focus on Continuous Improvement;
- Interpersonal Effectiveness.
Duties & Responsibilities
- To plan and prepare learning materials for instructional environments;
- To use a variety of approaches and materials, as appropriate, in order to address different learning needs;
- To teach in assigned subject areas and to include in courses, and in course outlines, all required subject matter or skill activity;
- To direct student learning in a positive, supportive, and caring environment;
- To be available to students regularly during scheduled office hours and classroom hours, to discuss their progress and other issues that influence their learning. (30 hours/wk.) (See Policy #3-03: Faculty Absence from Class – Cancellation of Classes);
- To clearly communicate in writing learning outcomes for programs and courses, and the way in which learners will be evaluated against those outcomes;
- To design and conduct evaluations or appraisals of students and to keep students informed of their progress;
- To submit grades in a timely manner, in accordance with Policy 4-15, Reporting Final Grades;
- To maintain records of student enrollment and achievement and other records required by the College and affiliated agencies. At the end of employment with the College, to submit marks and student records to the department Chair.

- To be aware of, and to work within, College educational policies;
- To be aware of the Education and Strategic plans and to contribute to their development and assist in the achievement of its goals and objectives;
- To advise the Department Chair, within a reasonable time frame, of items that need to be ordered so that inventories of books, supplies, and equipment are adequate for the courses taught;
- To advise the Department Chair regarding enrollment management (recruitment and retention) strategies for their areas of responsibility;
- To advise the Department Chair responsible, and the appropriate Administrator and/or Campus Health and Safety Committee, of any health and safety concerns and to assist, where possible, in rectifying the problem;
-To demonstrate knowledge of computer applications appropriate to the teaching environment;
- To maintain continuous professional development of competencies and qualifications as required in the appropriate discipline;
- To participate actively as a contributing member of the College community on College committees and other College-wide activities, where appropriate;
- To participate in department meetings and other department activities during normal working hours, when possible;
- To undertake other related responsibilities and duties which may be assigned by the College when course load permits.
Required Education & Experience
- A current practising license as an LPN, NP, RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Faculty who are not licensed by BCCNM may be considered if they have equivalent education and experience.
- One of the following credentials in adult education from an accredited post-secondary institution:
a) Provincial Instructor diploma (PID) (those in progress must have an identified completion date).
b) A formal educational equivalent to PID as described in the BC Transfer Guide (those in progress must have an identified completion date).
c) Proof of completion of a formal Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) conducted by the hiring institution to ensure teaching competencies.
- Three to five years recent related practice experience (equivalent to full time hours per year).
- Credential in Adult Education / equivalent or in progress from an accredited post-secondary institution.
- Current registration with BCCNM (inclusive of Criminal Record).
- Current CPR level HCP.
Required Knowledge Skills & Abilities
- A minimum of full-time five years experience (within the last eight years) as an RN, RPN, or LPN.
- Knowledge of BC Practical Nursing curriculum and scope of practice would be an asset;
- Experience using a variety of creative and motivating approaches to stimulate learning within a distributed teaching-learning environment is an asset;
- Experience or interest with Indigenous health and/or global health is an asset;
- Ability to demonstrate effective team behaviours, support cooperative and effective working relationships, and contribute to shared team goals;
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to plan and prioritize, and efficiently meet deadlines;
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
- Experience with and willingness to learn, online learning management systems, i.e. D2L Brightspace, ITV.
- Proficiency in the use of computer applications, the internet, and with MS Office software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams.
- Valid BC driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle is required
Special Instructions to Applicant
Please scan copies of your transcripts into one document for attachment. If your transcripts are not available at the time of application, please attach a letter or certificate of confirmation from the educational institution.

Please read the Immunization requirements for Health and Human Services Faculty, located under the Health and Human Services link located on the left menu list.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Open Date 03/11/2024
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Description
Faculty Regular
Additional Information
If you are an internal applicant and you have received advanced notice of layoff in an appointment letter, or if you are currently laid off for all or a portion of your workload, please note this at the commencement of your cover letter, and include the effective day of layoff and the percentage of the layoff.
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