Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing has adjunct faculty (Theory and Clinical) opportunities available at the Sacramento campus. These positions are ideal for working nurses who have expertise in disciplines of medical surgical nursing, critical care, pediatrics, maternity, community health or mental health nursing.
Adjunct faculty are responsible for creating a positive learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the course and implement the policies identified in the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course objectives.
Specific duties and responsibilities:
· Creates a dynamic, learner centered environment that supports the diverse learning needs of the student population and that is based on educational theory, and evidence-based teaching practices.
· Models reflective and critical thinking and serves as a coach and mentor for students; confers with them on their progress and assists them in the development of learning plans to facilitate successful achievement of course objectives;
· (Theory) Meets with program faculty as needed to review the course, student evaluations and recommendations for change. (Clinical) Meets with faculty of the course prior to the first day of clinical to review clinical and course requirements.
· (Theory) Completes an appropriate orientation. (Clinical) Completes an appropriate clinical orientation to the site/s (if necessary) where the faculty member will be overseeing students; maintains and enhances competence in the clinical area of teaching.
· Plans learning experiences that are appropriate for the level of the students.
· Reviews written assignments and provides appropriate, timely, written feedback; documents student progress on appropriate forms and if necessary, provides a learning plan for the attainment of objectives.
· Evaluates learner performance and provides ongoing feedback to students on attainment of course objectives.
· (Theory) Apprises students of their progress in the course at the mid-term point, as defined in the syllabus, and for those who are not meeting expectations, establishes a mutual learning plan to achieve stated goals. (Clinical) Completes a formal, written midterm and final evaluation on a designated form for each student.
· Theory) Submits grades to the Registrar by the appointed date in the Academic Calendar. (Clinical) Submits the students' final clinical evaluations for filing to the Program administrative assistant.
· (Theory) Notifies Program Director of at-risk students as soon as identified and at least weekly thereafter. (Clinical) Notifies Course Manager of at-risk students or unusual occurrences in the clinical setting as soon as identified and at least weekly thereafter.
· (Theory) Participates in program faculty meetings as needed. (Clinical) Participates in faculty course meetings during the semester.
Education and/or Experience:
· Masters in Nursing required
· Demonstrated current competence in theory or clinical area
· Effective leadership and communication skills
· Past experience in theory or clinical teaching preferred
· Unencumbered RN license or license eligible in California
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.