Position Summary
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Nursing Instructor.­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­  BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  Big Bend Community College serves over 5,000 students annually, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,100, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams Counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning.  We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 41% of our student-body is Hispanic.  Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).  Our student body consists of 83% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and the Washington State Nursing Quality Assurance Board.  The program capitalizes on the use of modern technology, including utilization of high fidelity simulation.  The program serves up to 24 students in each year of the two-year program and maintains a low student to faculty ratio.

This position is part of the instructional team for Big Bend’s “career ladder” healthcare program for those entering the nursing profession.  This position is responsible for teaching in a variety of healthcare areas and situations through lecture, lab, and clinical instruction.  The program’s “career ladder” includes three levels of certification; the beginning level is a one quarter Nursing Assistant “(NA) class; after four quarters of programmatic instruction, students are eligible for the Practical Nursing (PN) certificate; the career ladder culminates at the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN).

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran in accordance with state and federal laws.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and the Federal Rehabilitation Act. Contact the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008 or via email at hroffice@bigbend.edu.

This position is open until filled.  Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties
Primary responsibilities include but not be limited to the following:

  • Prepare and teach on-campus and off-campus lecture, lab and/or clinical instruction in nursing, especially in medical/surgical areas.  Teaching assignments are determined by college and program needs and/or the individuals background and experience and may include day, evening/night, online or occasional weekend classes and/or availability.
  • Evaluate, develop, and modify curriculum to reflect current standards of nursing practice.
  • Maintain or develop competence in current medical and educational technology.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional growth and development and implement a current professional development plan.
  • Participate in classroom, program, and college-wide assessment.
  • Maintain student records according to college guidelines.
  • Support students’ academic success by maintaining regular office hours and advising students.
  • Utilize effective computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, Leaning Management Systems such as Canvas, email, and other information technology resources.
  • Participate as an active member of working committees involving instruction, college-wide and department assessment, student matters, and college-related professional activities.
  • Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and be a contributing member of the campus community.
  • Maintain positive and effective communications with the healthcare education team, students, faculty, administration, and staff.
  • Foster a flexible, healthy learning environment with respect for student and staff diversity.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as defined and agreed upon by the division chair or administrator and the faculty member.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications
At the time of application, all candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Nursing or a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with a graduate degree in a health or education-related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Candidates possessing a bachelor of science degree in Nursing and currently enrolled in a MSN program or a graduate program in a health or education-related field at a regionally accredited college or university with completion expected by June 2020 will be considered.
  • A current unrestricted license as a registered nurse in Washington State or be able to attain prior to employment.
  • At least two years of full-time equivalent experience as a registered nurse or nurse educator and evidence of maintenance of clinical skills in nursing, particularly in medical and surgical areas.
  • Experience working with students or patients from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Additional desirable qualifications include:Teaching experience in a community college or post-secondary setting.
  • Experience with implementation of strategies to improve student success and retention.
  • Use of innovative teaching methods such as flipped model, team teaching, or using “active learning” based curriculum.
  • Experience with data drive assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with students and colleagues.
  • Strong computer skills especially in accessing and utilizing computerized resources including computer applications for instructional purposes such as Internet resources, PowerPoint, Word, Canvas, and Outlook.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.

Application Instructions
This position is open until filled.   Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • BBCC Online application.*
  • Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  • Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  • Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
  • Copies of all professional licenses.*
  • Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees.  Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE:  All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position.  The items marked with an asterisk are required to included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment.  Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College’s discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus.  Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety.  The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website.  Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community.  Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website.  If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

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Big Bend Community College
7662 Chanute Street, NE

Moses Lake, Washington, 98837

To apply for this job email your details to hroffice@bigbend.edu