Position summary:  

The Clinical Instructor’s delegated responsibilities and expectations are to self-schedule, coordinate and provide instruction to enrolled student nurse aides of The Independence Center CNA Training Program (ICCTP) and to assist in the evaluation of individual student performance. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current driver’s license, safe driving record and reliable transportation
  • CPR certification, current TB results
  • Active professional or practical nursing license in good standing
  • Minimum of one year nursing experience in caring for the elderly/chronically ill of any age
  • Completion of a course in teaching adults e.g. Train the Trainer, or have documented experience in teaching adults, or have one year experience in managing nurse aides
  • Certified to teach CPR and First Aide or be willing to be certified.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, good interpersonal skills, organizational and time management skills
  • Intermediate expertise with Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with students, clients and staff at clinical facility
  • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations
  • Home Health/facility environment, must be able to lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Demonstrates THE IC’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability and Integrity and essential team virtues of Humble, Hungry and Smart.

Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability:

  1. Maintains on-site all student licenses, résumés and training certifications.
  2. Provides assistance, support and reports to the Program Coordinator as necessary to accomplish Program objectives and goals in terms of the training and instruction of enrolled student nurse aides of the ICCTP.
  3. Coordinates with the Program Coordinator, as necessary, the course schedule(s) including start dates, clinical dates, testing dates and completion dates, including avoidance of predetermined conflict-dates involving holidays or other facility use activities.
  4. Provides for the teaching and instruction in a respectful and professional manner; all required skills for each student, including those skills tested by NACEP exams (Pearson-Vue) and those skills specified in the Chapter XI implementing regulations.
  5. Provides for the teaching and instruction in a respectful and professional manner; all required technical knowledge, including textbook content, the Colorado Nurse Aide Practice Act, HIPPA, NHRA, and patient rights.
  6. Performs all aspects of the teaching and instruction in a respectful and professional manner that excludes any use of profanity, unnecessary slang terminology, unnecessary sexual terminology or inappropriate body language.
  7. Teaches using a variety of methods to meet the needs of all students.
  8. Ensures all ICCTP students are provided with a full class participation/training opportunity that begins with a pre-scheduled time and ends at a pre-scheduled time.
  9. Provides for the maintenance, security and safe keeping of all quizzes, tests, homework, TB and HEP-B reports pertaining to all in-progress courses.
  10. Maintains an awareness and working knowledge of active ICCTP policies and procedures.
  11. Provides insight and input relevant to the development of written policies for admission to, dismissal from, and completion of the ICCTP.
  12. Provides insight and input relevant to the ongoing development, implementation and evaluation of the ICCTP, including:
  • instructional teaching curriculum and testing materials
  • program performance evaluation process
  • annual curriculum assessment
  • planning for classroom, laboratory and clinical learning experiences
  1. Ensures proper instructor-to-student ratio, student supervision and quality of instruction are maintained.
  2. Ensures all ICCTP students are in compliance with ICCTP pre-clinical training requirements including background checks, TB and HEP-B reporting.
  3. Ensures all ICCTP students attend and participate in an orientation at each clinical training session, and, that such orientation is not included as part of the minimum 75 hour training program.
  4. Ensures each ICCTP student is clearly identified as a student in a manner easily recognizable to clients, family members, visitors and staff.
  5. Provides assistance as required to the Program Coordinator during student clinical instruction, including reporting of individual student performance.
  6. Ensures each ICCTP student does not perform any services with actual clients/patients for which they have not been trained unless such service is an integral component of the training process, performed with consent from the client/patient and performed under direct supervision of the instructor.
  7. Ensures that the ICCTP student tracking database confirms pre-clinical and clinical experience in terms of learned/tested skills and fulfillment of terminal competencies.
  8. Provides insight, input and recommendations relevant to actions involving dismissal or expulsion of any enrolled student.
  9. Ensures reporting of measured individual student performance data to the Program Coordinator upon completion of instruction in an organized and systematic manner.
  10. Provides initial insight and professional judgment in reference to individual student terminal competencies evaluation based on preponderance of the evidence.
  11. Assists in ensuring the protection of student and client privacy (FERPA & HIPAA).
  12. Assists in ensuring the protection of confidential business records and correspondence pertaining to the ICCTP, including copyright adherence and confinement of all testing materials, teaching materials, policies and procedures, tracking logs, databases, or student records to the sole-use of the ICCTP staff.
  13. Agrees to refrain from any unauthorized disclosure or distribution of ICCTP confidential business records,  correspondence, application forms,  contract forms, testing materials, teaching materials, policies and procedures, tracking logs, databases, or any student records to any individual, entity or organization other than the ICCTP staff, the Board of Nursing or federal or state law enforcement, and, to maintain this nondisclosure indefinitely regardless of present or future employment status.
  14. Be available, on occasion, to open the facility for the State examiners at 7:00 am.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Self-motivated and flexible
  • Possess decision making and problem solving skills
  • Maintains confidentiality in all areas
  • Sound interpersonal skills
  • Good documentation and computer skills
  • Attention to detail and good observation skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, good interpersonal skills, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive working relationships with students, clients and staff at clinical facility

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Home health/facility environment, must be able to lift, push, pull up to 50 lbs. frequently
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.

If you are qualified and wish to apply, please route your resume and salary expectations along with a cover letter addressing your alignment with the minimum qualifications to hrresumes@the-ic.org.  Responses must be received by Friday, November 2, 2018.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYThe Independence Center is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity.  We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.