Instructor - Hospital Unit Coordinator Certificate Program

Vancouver Island University


June 23, 2021


Instructor - Hospital Unit Coordinator Certificate Program

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Faculty of Health and Human Services


Professional Development and Training (H&HS)


Nanaimo campus

Appointment Type

temporary part-time


Subject to enrollment, instructor availability, and funding. Hours will vary. May be filled by more than one applicant.

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Applicant Documents

CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications , Referees/References

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Duties :

Instruct one or more of the following courses: OSME 004: Non-Clinical Pharmacology (42 hours); OSME 006: Orientation and Skills for Student Success (6 hours); OSME 007: Hospital & Unit Communications (12 hours); OSME 008: Observational Practicum (6 hours); OSME 053: Unit Assistant Procedures & Observation (111 hours); OSME 054: Unit Assistant Practicum (96 hours).

Instructional duties include planning, preparing and instructing the online courses and/or face-to-face practicum; using creative adult learning strategies in the preparation and delivery of online learning activities; evaluating student learning; recording and submitting grades; preparing course materials; providing support for students' success; working collaboratively with colleagues, program coordinator, and industry.

Courses will be delivered online, on the Nanaimo Campus, and/or in Island Health hospitals.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.

Qualifications :

Hospital/Nursing Unit Coordinator Certificate or equivalent from an appropriately accredited institution.

  • For Non-Clinical Pharmacology, a nursing or pharmacology background is required.
  • Minimum of five years' current and relevant experience in an acute care setting.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of Hospital Unit Coordinator/Nursing Unit Assistant position duties and responsibilities and the hospital environment.
  • For OSME 053: Demonstrated proficiency in the use of relevant technology and software, including all position-related internal hospital systems. Extensive knowledge and experience around down time procedures as well as on processing all types of physicians' orders.
  • Demonstrated competence for teaching or training adult learners using a variety of teaching strategies to address different learnings styles
  • Excellent presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • A high level of energy, enthusiasm and creativity ability to support student success.
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • Teaching/training experience in an adult education setting.
  • Experience teaching online.
  • Practicum coordination experience.
  • Provincial Instructors Diploma (or equivalent) or Bachelor degree in Education or related field.
  • Note:

  • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Indigenous descent.
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