Instructor/Director Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Allied Health


The Position

Title: Instructor/Director Licensed Vocational
Nursing (LVN) and Allied Health

Position Type: Full time

Requisition No:  22025

Category:  Faculty

Supervisor:  Dean of Learning and Instruction

Last
Updated: 
December 2021

Job Purpose: Provide instruction, student support, development, and
implementation of LVN and Allied Health programs

Location: Remote, various locations throughout California, may
require travel within the state


Position Overview

The Learning and Instruction team at Calbright
College seeks a full-time Instructor/Director for Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) and Allied Health programs. The Instructor/Director will
be responsible for providing instruction, student support, development and implementation of curriculum and evaluation of courses. Support
student success and retention from learning to job placement, by ensuring curricula and instruction meet student needs and industry
standards. The Instructor/Director will be responsible for assisting in program development and in the California Board of Vocational
Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) program approval process; assisting in the development of educational partnerships with clinical
sites and evaluation of clinical sites; supporting the development, planning, coordination, organization, implementation and evaluation of
the nursing program activities; implementing special projects and collaborating with the VP, Learning and Instruction and faculty in various
aspects of the overall program. As we expand Allied Health programs, this role may support that stream of work. 


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities 

The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to
cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work:

  • Develop educational partnerships with clinical sites.
  • In
    partnership with the VP, Learning and Instruction, support initial clinical site evaluation that includes a thorough assessment on the
    ability of the agency to provide clinical experience that meets the objectives for application of theory and clinical course objectives. The
    assessment includes an analysis of risk, hazards and safety of all students, as well as ensuring adequate staffing to handle clinical
    objectives.
  • Advise on clinical contracts.
  • Develop processes to ensure that students are properly oriented to nursing
    skills lab and clinical facilities prior to initiating clinical rotations.
  • Under the advisement of the VP, Learning and
    Instruction, lead the planning and review process for the recruitment and admission of qualified LVN students.
  • Assist in creating a
    process to ensure that all students complete the necessary documentation and meet the requirements for graduation and licensing exams.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of the Nursing Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Identify and obtain outside
    resources for the LVN program.
  • Collaborate with the VP, Learning and Instruction and faculty in planning, developing, and
    coordinating various aspects of the program.
  • Create evaluations for students and clinical site representatives. 
  • Prepare data and other written materials for all required California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians
    requirements, reports, proposals, self-studies, surveys, and site visits.
  • Participate in professional development;
    maintain CE hours to retain licensure.
  • Maintain current knowledge of state rules and regulations as related to the practice of
    Vocational Nursing.
  • Engage in regular and substantive academic interaction with students. 
  • Regularly
    review student progress to identify opportunities to customize supports for students. 
  • Proactively contact current students
    via defined outreach protocol (email, text message, phone call, scheduled appointments) to provide one-on-one assistance and to help
    students make progress toward completion of their program pathway. 
  • Meet one on one with students who are not mastering the
    required competencies. 
  • Review and assess Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), skills and competencies and relevant data to
    ensure learning and programmatic success. 
  • Analyze student data and respond with relevant instructional
    support. 
  • Incorporate feedback to improve the learner journey.
  • Support learning in an asynchronous, flexibly-paced,
    online competency-based education model using current instructional technology.
  • Grade assignments/activities and provide timely and
    robust feedback for students’ learning. 
  • Provide end of term grading and final course grading as students complete
    College programs.
  • Keep accurate records of student enrollment, engagement and progress via defined record keeping and documentation
    protocol in designated systems 
  • Post and maintain scheduled office hours. 
  • Provide instructional support for
    scheduled workshops and onboarding sessions with students including necessary documentation and reporting.
  • Maintain current
    knowledge in the subject matter areas including leveraging external subject matter experts and industry affiliations. 
  • Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics. 
  • Comply with College policies and procedures in the
    performance of duties. 
  • Comply with Title 5 and California Education Code regulations in an online academic
    environment. 
  • Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through effective teaching
    methodology, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions.
  • Design competency-based education programs
    and curriculum that provide efficiency, flexibility, personalization, achievement of goals, and fit with industry expectations. 
  • Stay up to date on changes in the industry and ensure coursework is relevant for career development and certification, as required by
    BVNPT.
  • Collaborate and participate across program pathways and college departments on workgroups to support student
    success. 
  • Participate in departmental meetings and college activities and committees as assigned. 
  • Work
    collaboratively and cooperatively with faculty, staff and students. 
  • Engage in shared governance by participating in program
    and college-level committees, ad hoc panels, constituency groups, and/or workgroups.
  • Perform other related duties as
    assigned that support the objective of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to
    learn new things, exercise a growth-mindset, demonstrate team-based problem-solving skills, be curious, adaptable, patient, and exercise
    empathy.
  • Ability to work as a member of a broad interdisciplinary team using data, internal and external research, and student
    feedback for continuous improvement of competency-based teaching and learning practices. 
  • Ability to contribute to supporting
    organizational learning and improvement. 
  • Strong understanding of Vocational Nursing program curriculum and licensing
    requirements. 
  • Commitment to working successfully to improve outcomes for all students in an asynchronous, flexibly-paced,
    online, competency-based environment; with focus on improving outcomes for underserved communities. 
  • Have an equity-minded
    focus and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic
    backgrounds of community college students and faculty, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences
    in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment. 
  • Ability to work
    collaboratively with diverse faculty, staff, and administration across the College to meet the needs of students in a flexibly-paced,
    online, competency-based environment on a remote team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively both
    orally and in writing; and embrace learning new communication skills to strengthen student interactions.
  • Advanced skills in
    planning, organizing, and self-management. 
  • Ability to be a self-reflective practitioner and commitment to improving practice
    through appropriate professional development. 
  • Knowledge of competency-based education and understanding of career and
    technical education programming. 
  • Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software and technology related to student
    and other educational services. 
  • Ability to apply identified labor market needs and stay current on evolving needs in the
    hiring market as well as changing employer and industry standards in assigned subject matter areas. 
  • Proficiency in
    technology-driven document and collaboration tools, including Google Suite, Slack, Zoom and cloud-based tools.
  • Demonstrate
    understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds,
    disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, staff, and faculty.

Minimum
Qualifications

  • Hold a current and active license as a Registered Nurse in California.
  • Hold a baccalaureate
    degree from an approved school.
  • Have a minimum of three years experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. One year shall be in
    teaching or clinical supervision, or a combination thereof, in a state-approved registered nursing or vocational or practical nursing, or
    psychiatric technician school within the last five years; or a minimum of three years experience in nursing administration or nursing
    education within the last five years.
  • Have completed a course or courses offered by an approved school with instruction in
    administration, teaching, and curriculum development.

Desired Qualifications

  • Online teaching
    experience. 
  • Background in learner experience design.
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory. 
  • Experience
    in developing assessments characterized by innovation in design.
  • Experience with successfully applying for BVNPT program
    approval. 

Working Conditions and Travel

  • Calbright College is a statewide online college
    where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative
    offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as
    used by the college and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Regular attendance is considered an
    essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment. 
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is
    required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX. 
  • Calbright College
    celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff,
    administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College’s strategic diversity goals are strongly
    encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
  • Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires
    the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in person. Requires
    speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound
    prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient
    hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires
    the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.


Who We Are

Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – the first
statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the
time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack
easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible
economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.



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