PRACTICAL NURSING INSTRUCTOR .6FTE

Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District

Upton, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3170335
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 6, 2019
  • Starting Date: September 30, 2019

Job Description

(DO NOT APPLY THROUGH SCHOOL SPRING) - Apply via directions below:

Submit a resume, cover letter, DESE certification via email to hroffice@valleytech.k12.ma.us or via mail to the Human Resource Office at Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District, 65 Pleasant Street, Upton, MA 01568-1499 by the end of the posting period.
Applicants are alerted that school systems are required to obtain all available criminal offender record information (CORI and SAFIS Background Check per 603 CMR 51.00) from the criminal history systems board (CHSB) of any current or prospective employee or volunteer of the school department.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Student Services > School Nurse
  • Welcome to Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District!

    Our mission at Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School - to create a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of rigorous vocational, technical and academic skills. Learn more about us...


    Equal Opportunity Employer

    It is the policy of the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, ancestry, military status, disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition.

    Job Requirements

    • This (.6 FTE) part time position, following the school calendar, requires implementation of a practical nursing program curriculum, the instruction of adult students in the classroom, clinical skills lab, and clinical setting, in accordance with the program philosophy, mission statement and student learning outcomes, while adhering to Practical Nursing program policies, procedures and schedule. Instructors report directly to the Practical Nursing Program Coordinator. Part time faculty are required to work on Saturday and Sundays (days or evenings) and day/evening hours as scheduled. The ability to adapt and implement change is crucial.

      Responsibilities and Duties:
      1. Using the program philosophy, mission statement, program framework, student learning outcomes and program outcomes: organize, plan, implement the curriculum, and evaluate assigned nursing courses in partnership with the other nursing faculty.
      2. Provide input in the development of policies and procedures for the Practical Nursing Program.
      3. Assist in and be responsible for evaluating program effectiveness according to the program Systematic Plan of Evaluation.
      4. Demonstrate high-level skills in intra-professional and inter-professional collaboration, teamwork, and communication.
      5. Adhere to clinical agency policies and/or contractual agreements regarding student and faculty practice.
      6. Use a variety of strategies to assess and evaluate student learning in classroom, simulation, laboratory and clinical settings as well as all domains of learning.
      7. Complete faculty orientation and acts as a mentor to faculty in all areas of the curriculum plan.
      8. Participate in at least one committee within the governing organization and submits required documentation to the PN Coordinator.
      9. Participate in Department Meetings as a member of the faculty committee.
      10. Carry out school and program policies as directed by administration and/or the Practical Nursing Coordinator.
      11. Counsel and advise students regarding academic and/or clinical progress by providing thoughtful, timely and constructive feedback. Assists faculty in counseling and advising students.
      12. Maintain and order inventory for nursing skills laboratory and classroom equipment/supplies.
      13. Participate in Accreditation and MABORN compliance, and regulatory requirements.
      14. Supervise assigned student clinical experiences and assist with plans for rotation of students through clinical experiences.
      15. Engage in the scholarship of nursing and teaching through professional development, maintaining clinical expertise, and maintaining professional memberships that promote nursing education.
      16. Create and maintain a collegial environment with the ability to share responsibility for planning and implementation of assigned courses, program planning activities, Blueprinting system with testing activities, and other needs of the Practical Nursing Program.
      17. Create and maintain community and clinical partnerships that support the educational goals of the Practical Nursing Program.
      18. Maintain a faculty workload as assigned per term clinical, lab, simulation, and course. Accept program responsibilities consistent with preparation and work hours as assigned by the Practical Nursing Program Coordinator.
      19. Possess technology competency with ability to use computer technology for simulation/laboratory, learning management systems, basic applications (including but not limited to Word, Power Point, web-based applications within the Practical Nursing Program) and simulation experience.
      20. Manage, develop and implement the Blueprinting System. Report data to the Practical Nursing Team.


      Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      1. Possess an earned baccalaureate degree in nursing or an earned master degree in nursing for appointment to the faculty of a Practical Nursing Program. from an accredited college or university.
      2. Hold a current Massachusetts Registered Nurse License in good standing.
      3. Possess a minimum of two-year full time experience in nursing, or its equivalent, with last five years and evidence of clinical competency in the area of clinical instruction:
      4. Maintain expertise appropriate to teaching responsibilities.
      5. Evidence of clinical competence in the area of clinical and theoretical instruction and maintain expertise appropriate to teaching responsibilities.
      6. Certified by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education in Practical Nursing.
      7. Experience in Curriculum development, use of multimedia teaching strategies, and test construction is preferred.
      8. Recent teaching experience preferably with adult students.
      9. Understanding the commitment of Practical Nurse Education.
      10. Meet health standards of clinical agencies, CPR Certification, and maintain current malpractice insurance.

      (DO NOT APPLY THROUGH SCHOOL SPRING) - Apply via directions below:

      Submit a resume, cover letter, DESE certification via email to hroffice@valleytech.k12.ma.us or via mail to the Human Resource Office at Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District, 65 Pleasant Street, Upton, MA 01568-1499 by the end of the posting period.
      Applicants are alerted that school systems are required to obtain all available criminal offender record information (CORI and SAFIS Background Check per 603 CMR 51.00) from the criminal history systems board (CHSB) of any current or prospective employee or volunteer of the school department.


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