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Nursing Instructor (2 positions available)
Palo Verde College in Blythe, California
Date Posted 03/28/2022
Salary $58,777.00 - $113,797.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

$58,777.00 - $113,797.00 Annually
Blythe, CA
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Palo Verde College is a publicly supported 2-year college located in the beautiful Southeastern California desert. Yearly enrollment is approximately7,000 students (full and part-time).

The instructor will teach classes within the approved discipline(s). In addition, the instructor shall be responsible for creating, maintaining and updating curricula relevant to the assigned instructional area. Further, the instructor will participate in all appropriate faculty functions, including non-teaching assignments, office hours, and committee meetings. This position may require day, evening, weekend, correspondence and on-line assignments.

Examples of Duties

1. Develop and Implement curricula in order to prepare students adequately for the challenges presented within all aspects of the nursing field.
2. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, instructional plans, homework assignments, exams, and handouts.
3. Evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction where necessary to keep up with the current needs of nursing.
4. Supervise, advise, and mentor students in the classroom, labs, and clinical setting.
5. Assess clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs utilizing a variety of methods.
6. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
7. Demonstrate patient care in clinical settings.
8. Prepare and deliver lectures to students on topics such as pharmacology and health care practices.
9. Keep abreast of developments in their field by reading current literature, networking, and participating in professional development.
10. Evaluate and grade students’ class work, laboratory and clinical work, exams, and assignments.
11. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
12. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
13. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
14. Participate in campus and community events.
15. Perform administrative duties such as serving as an Assistant Director, or Department Chair.
16. Performs other duties associated with full-time employment.

Educational/Experience Qualifications

1. Possession of a Master’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, education or administration;
2. Direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in the nursing area to which he or she is assigned, which can be met by: (A) One (1) year continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse in the designated nursing area; or (B) One (1) academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrate clinical competency; and
3. Completion of at least one (1) years’ experience teaching courses related to registered nursing or completion of a post-baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching registered nursing.
4. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

PLEASE NOTE: Generally, a Master’s degree is a minimum requirement for academic areas of instruction. Equivalencies may be granted upon application and examination by the Academic Senate.

1. Valid California driver’s license.
2. Valid California Registered Nursing License.

1. Teaching experience, preferably at the community college level.
2. A firm commitment to the needs of students with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and levels of ability with multi-cultural teaching experience.
3. Additional academic preparation enabling instructor to teach in an additional discipline.

Supplemental Information

Palo Verde College is located in the City of Blythe at one of the busiest entrance points to California. The college is located in a desert oasis adjacent to the beautiful Colorado River and the Palo Verde Valley. Blythe, and the fertile Palo Verde Valley, is primarily a farming and ranching area. Boating, fishing and hunting attract many tourists. The Palo Verde Valley is centrally located between Phoenix and Los Angeles, Las Vegas and the Mexican border. The valley’s great climate, with more than 350 days of sunshine and mild winters, attracts thousands of winter visitors every year

1. The physical demands and work environment are typical of an instructional job in a classroom and office environment. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, as listed above, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

1. Full-time (177-day academic year).
2. Non-tenure track academic position.
3. Placement on the academic salary schedule will be determined by education and experience.
4. The college offers an attractive package of fringe benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision and life insurance.
5. This is a categorically funded position.

1st Review of applications will occur May 28, 2021

Our employment online application process is designed to assist the search committee in evaluating whether or not you possess the required knowledge and skills for the position for which you are applying. Job-related information from all applicants will be evaluated to identify those best qualified. Only the best-qualified applicants will be selected for testing and further consideration. Therefore, the online application must be completed to allow a comprehensive review and evaluation. Failure to complete the online application (and supplemental material, when required) will constitute failure to comply with the selection process and the application will be rejected.

1. To guarantee consideration, a completed application and any other required material listed, must be submitted with the online application by the published closing date.
2. Applications are only accepted for positions currently open for recruitment.
3. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee you an interview.
4. Current employees who are applying for a position should be aware that material from their personnel files will not be included as part of the application packet, and they should provide information on past and present employment in the same degree of detail as any other candidate.
5. Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit a separate application and required materials for each position.
6. Legible photocopies of documents will only be accepted.
7. Travel costs related to the interview process will be borne solely by the candidate.
8. Please read the job announcement/description carefully to ensure your background and education meet the requirements of the position

9. The selection process may also include practical exercise (i.e., training demonstration and/or other written, technical manipulative, or simulation exercises), or skilled testing to evaluate candidates’ qualifications.

10. Applicants with foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an Accredited United States Institution, please see the approved organizations listed in the following link: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=bb4f6e6a_6 or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services link: https://www.naces.org/


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Copies of Official Transcripts (Must show all work completed and the conferral date of the degree. If hired original transcripts must be submitted)

Six References (3 Professional and 3 Personal)

Professional Licenses (If applicable)

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