CON – Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Undergraduate Program, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

Medical University of South Carolina | Charleston, SC, United States

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Posted Date 10/21/2022

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Job Description Summary

This is a part-time temporary position as a clinical instructor needed for Spring 2023 in support of our Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing course. The candidate must have demonstrated psychiatric and mental health nursing clinical expertise. The candidate I expected to provide leadership in teaching clinical nursing through mentoring, guiding and remediating student clinical and simulation performance.

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Rank: N/A this is a temporary and non-tenure track position.

Formal Accountability: Reports to the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Practice Programs, the Lead Faculty for the Accelerated Bachelors in Science of Nursing (ABSN) program, and the clinical course coordinator.

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  • Teaching, supervision, and mentoring of ABSN students in hospital, primary care, community, and other non-traditional settings in which behavioral health care is provided.
  • Teaching, supervising, and evaluating students in simulation settings at the College of Nursing (CON) and MUSC simulation laboratories.
  • Implementing innovative teaching strategies to foster student development of clinical practice, clinical judgement, and critical thinking competencies.
  • Coordinating weekly pre- and post- conferences lessons to align with and reinforce didactic content.
  • Serve as a role model for: the role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team; compassionate communication with patients and families; professional behavior; professional appearance; effective interpersonal and transdisciplinary communication; and lifelong learning.
  • Providing constructive, substantive and supportive  feedback to students weekly, mid-term, and final student evaluations and submitting these to the course coordinator
  • Communicating student progression issues/concerns as they arise with the course coordinator
  • Grading clinical paperwork
  • Attending course and program meetings
  • Adhering to MUSC and College of Nursing policies
  • Maintaining proficiency as an educator.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned Master’s degree in nursing. Expertise in psychiatric and mental health nursing. Effective interpersonal communication. Unencumbered, active license as a registered nurse in South Carolina. Current Basic Life Support certification through American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or the Military Training Network. Recent (2-3 years) experience of actual patient care and/or supervision of students in clinical settings.

Preferred Qualifications: The preferred candidate will have a doctoral degree in nursing or a related field, or be enrolled in a doctoral program; certification in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing through ANCC; experience teaching clinical nursing skills, clinical judgment, critical thinking, and therapeutic communication skills; and experience using D2L Brightspace as a learning management system.

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Employment Type
Full time
Healthcare & Public Health | Nursing

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