Per the NFA Contract, Article 10, TMCC is announcing to all eligible Academic and Administrative faculty that a need exists for a Certified Nursing Assistant/Clinical Lab Specialist Coordinator.
This Additional Assignment is contingent upon budget approval.
Dec. 9, 2021
The Certified Nursing Assistant/Clinical Lab Specialist Coordinator will (1) oversee the curriculum, course offerings, training facilities, and faculty involved with the CNA/CLS Programs, (2) maintain compliance with regulations, (3) recruit and orient part time nursing faculty, and (4) coordinate all CNA/CLS Program activities.
Scope of Work
The coordinator position serves during the academic term 2021–2022. The assignment will cover the 88 contract days of the academic year. This additional assignment is not automatically renewed annually.
Responsibilities and Deliverables
- Assist with the development and oversight of the budget of the programs.
- Assist with the development and oversight of procedures for admission to the programs.
- Select, supervise, and evaluate such number of qualified instructors as is necessary to carry out the programs.
- Arrange adequate educational facilities for training, including areas to practice nursing skills.
- Arrange adequate clinical facilities for training.
- Provide each trainee (i.e., student) with instructional opportunities during which they can be put to maximum use.
- Implement an orientation program for trainees at each clinical facility used for training. The time spent for orientation may not be included in the hours required for training (minimum 75 hours of training).
- Ensure that each trainee is clearly identified as a trainee in a manner which is easily recognizable to each patient, member of a patient’s family, visitor or member of the medical staff with whom the trainee works
- Maintain a system of permanent records which are essential to the operation of the program, including:
- The current and final records of each trainee, which may include a list of the duties to be performed and the skills to be learned in the program, with notations of satisfactory or unsatisfactory performance, the date of the performance and the name of the supervising instructor.
- The current records of the activities of the program.
- The records of each instructor.
- Develop written policies for admission to, continuance in, dismissal and withdrawal from the program.
- Report to the academic administrator of the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN) the name of each trainee who satisfactorily completes the program within 30 days after the completion of the program.
- Submit annual reports on forms provided by the NSBN containing information required.
- Ongoing curriculum development.
- Ongoing development of resources for students.
- Determination of program outcomes, with measurable determinants of student success.
- Negotiate with existing TMCC services, faculty and staff to ensure operation of the CNA/CLS Program.
- Coordinate CNA/CLS skills laboratory activities, including the following:
- Serve as a resource person in the development and execution skills procedures in the lab.
- Coordinate instructional laboratories for CNA/CLS students and faculty and work to assure these laboratories complement course requirements.
- Orient and train new faculty to the operations of Skills Laboratory, including ordering of supplies, disposal of equipment, laundry, etc.
- Take overall responsibility for the operation of Skills Laboratory.
- Assure that biohazard laboratory waste is properly handled.
- Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with standards, mission and goals of Truckee Meadows Community College.
- Maintain sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds and disabilities of community college students.
- Comply with published college policies and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned by the Dean.
At the end of each year, the coordinator will provide a written report that details progress and activities to the dean. The report will describe that year's progress on each job duty and include the peer observations conducted on part time instructors and assessment reports completed. All teaching observations of part time instructors must be posted to the Canvas site.
The ideal candidate will meet the following criteria:
- Current TMCC Nursing faculty.
- Preferred: One year teaching experience.
- Preferred: Experience in Certified Nursing Assistant coordination and/or experience in Clinical Lab Specialist coordination.
This assignment is a 6-credit release or stipend per for the spring semester.
The Life Sciences, Allied Health and Public Safety Division Dean.
Interested faculty will submit a letter of interest describing special qualifications and background information no later than 5 p.m. on Dec. 24, 2021.
The letter should be addressed to Julie Ellsworth, Life Sciences, Allied Health & Public Safety Division Dean. NOTE: Administrative faculty must include a documented plan for separation of the additional assignment work from regular work time.
The Life Sciences, Allied Health & Public Safety Division Dean will notify applicants of the hiring decision on or before Dec. 24, 2021.