Adjunct Faculty MCHP
At Central Maine Healthcare our team members are committed to providing exceptional care and experiences for our community and for each other every day.
Position Summary: The Adjunct Faculty has responsibility to ensure that course objectives are met through provisions of assigned lecture content, clinical experiences and campus lab. Faculty are members of the Maine College of Health Professionals Leadership Team and as such serve as leadership representatives to students and nursing staff, providing expertise in clinical and educational endeavors.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
- Demonstrates support for the school’s mission, purpose, philosophy, objectives and conceptual framework and program outcomes.
- Facilitates student learning by planning, organizing, coordinating and evaluating, teaching/learning experiences.
- Supports and utilizes evidence based practice in all aspects of nursing practice.
- Relates well with students, faculty, staff and community in a manner that facilitates and respects diversity of people.
- Demonstrates positive morale and team spirit.
- Coordinates and supervises patient care that is provided (8 students).
- Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of errors.
- Follows the medication rights and reduces the potential for medication errors.
- Evaluates each student’s skills, ability and preparation to perform patient care.
- Seeks out and facilitates student participation in learning activities that are presented in clinical areas.
- Maintains flexibility and redirects self and/or students according to clinical area’s needs.
- Facilitates clinical conferences for students to meet learning objectives and to optimize clinical learning experiences.
- Facilitates student progress in achieving student’s individual goals.
- Actively participates in campus lab as assigned.
- Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat, clean and professional.
- Completes annual education requirements.
- Maintains regulatory requirements.
- Maintains student and patient confidentiality at all times.
- Reports to work on time and as scheduled.
- Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
- Actively participates in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities.
- Communicates appropriately with all others and with respect and dignity.
- Confidentiality: Maintains confidentiality of information at all times.
- Consistently maintains confidentiality of all information gained during the course of employment, respecting the privacy of others.
- Understands and maintains the confidentiality of information communicated directly from the supervisor, including discussions of a counseling nature.
- Follows policies and procedures related to medico legal matters, including confidentiality, amendments of medical records, patient rights, medical records as legal evidence and informed consent
- Copies records according to policy, assuring the appropriateness of the individual requesting information from the record prior to copying, faxing, or phoning any portion of the record.
- Safety: Demonstrates an understanding of fire and electrical safety, infection control, body mechanics, and related areas, as appropriate to position.
- Attends mandatory in-services on fire safety, electrical safety, infection control, and body mechanics. Successfully completes competency-based training in each area.
- Follows all employee health procedures, incident reporting, and infection control requirements at all times, as appropriate to the position.
- Uses proper body mechanics at all times as required by the physical demands of the position.
- Maintains a safe work environment and performs duties of the position in a manner consistent with ensuring the safety of self and others.
- Identifies safety needs in areas outside own work environment, recommending corrective action as appropriate.
• A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited university or college. bachelor's degree considered if the applicant is enrolled in an MSN program.
• Current license to practice as a registered nurse in Maine or documentation of pursuit of a license to practice in Maine. In the case of remote instructors RN licensure in the State of practice will meet this requirement.
• Two (2) or more years experience in the practice of professional nursing preferably in the clinical area in which student clinical laboratory experiences will occur.
• Knowledge of educational technology
• Teaching experience in associate degree nursing education is preferred.
• Certification in specialty area desirable.
• Must be able to work days, evenings, nights, and weekends.
• Membership in professional nursing organization(s) desirable.
• Faculty responsibilities include supervision/teaching students during their planned teaching/learning experiences in the classroom, campus laboratory and clinical laboratory. It is expected that they possess knowledge and demonstrate expertise in the teaching/learning process. Competency in assigned area of teaching is mandatory.
• Able to effectively communicate in English, both verbally and in writing.
• Strong written and verbal skills.
• Additional languages preferred.
• Basic computer knowledge.
• For physical demands of position, including vision, hearing, repetitive motion and environment, see following description.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position without compromising client care.
If you are passionate about making a difference and are looking for your next great career opportunity, we look forward to reviewing your application!