Clinical Instructor I

University of Central Arkansas
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Position Information

Posting Number F1032023

Working Title Clinical Instructor I Department Org 344000 - Nursing Why should you work at UCA?

We are excited that you are considering joining the UCA Family—the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make the University of Central Arkansas a great place to work!

At the University of Central Arkansas, we value our employees striving to maintain a work-life balance. We realize that this affects the overall well- being of employees, while learning to prioritize challenging work and the ability to make a difference. Resources are available supporting professional and personal development through the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Academic Leadership and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. The benefits package allows you to customize your benefits to meet your current needs, and the ability to adjust them as your priorities change. This includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, 80% tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, and a retirement program with university contributions of 10% of employee salary. Also available are health and wellness incentives, as well as access to sports and cultural activities on campus for the family, free gym membership (HPER) and equipment rentals.

Position Summary

The University of Central, Arkansas School of Nursing invites applications for an on-campus , non-tenure track, 9 month appointed, full-time, Clinical Instructor I position. More information about the School of Nursing and its program can be found at www.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The faculty member will provide instruction in the baccalaureate nursing program (didactic, laboratory, simulation and clinical), engage in scholarship/practice activities, and participate in service activities at the institutional and professional level.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The candidate MUST : Possess a passion for teaching. Articulate and speak authoritatively about the profession and its future direction. Demonstrate evidence of interpersonal skills, networking abilities, and intraprofessional and interprofessional collaboration. Create an environment that facilitates student learning and the achievement of desired outcomes. Strive to improve teaching on an on-going basis. Help students integrate the values and behaviors expected of nurses. Use a variety of strategies to assess and evaluate student learning. Assist with formulating program outcomes and designing curricula that reflect contemporary health care trends.

Skills Considered Essential for Success

-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. -Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures. -Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. -Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. -Ability to make sound judgments. -Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. -Civility in all interactions. -Demonstrate effective follow-up.

Required Education and/or Experience

The candidate MUST have: 1) Master's degree in nursing. 2) Unencumbered RN license. 3) Clinical and/or teaching experience in psychiatric mental health nursing 4) Have expertise or experience in nursing informatics (certification is preferred by not required). Candidate with other clinical specialties will be considered.

Must have all clinical requirements mandated by the clinical agencies used for student clinical experiences. These requirements include: 1) MMR (2 vaccines or a positive titer), 2) Varicella (2 vaccines at least 28 days apart or positive titer), 3) Hepatitis B (2 part series or positive surface antibodies above 10), 4) Tdap (must be received within the last 10 years), 5) Tb (Initial testing: Interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) or a tuberculin skin test (TST) for persons without documented prior testing, TB disease or latent TB infection (LTBI). Retesting: No annual retest or routine serial testing at any interval after baseline in the absence of a known exposure or ongoing transmission is required), 6) Infuenza vaccine (annually); 7) current CPR certification BLS from American Health Association 8) COVID vaccination and booster.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

It is PREFERRED that the candidate has: 1) Educational preparation as a nurse educator or experience teaching at the baccalaureate level. 2) Experience with learning management systems and/or online teaching at the baccalaureate or higher degree. 3) Experience with simulation teaching at the baccalaureate level or higher. 4) Education or experience in the following nursing specialty areas: Nursing Informatics and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Candidates with clinical experience(s) in other nursing areas will be considered.

License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)

Licensed as an RN in Arkansas

University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

Desired start date 08/16/2023

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Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 03/01/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names of three references with contact information (loaded under “other documents”) via the university online employment at https: // . ( The cover letter should include specific information of how the applicant meets the job duties/responsibilities, knowledge/skills/abilities, and required and preferred education and experience outlined in this position description ).

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