Adjunct Instructor, Patient Care Academy

Kirkwood Community College

Coralville, IA Education & Training / Healthcare
$1,208 per credit hour of instruction.
90 minute block Monday-Friday.

Adjunct instructors play a vital role in the program's overall instruction. Adjunct instructors bring with them a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences which serve to foster growth in the program and enrich student learning. Adjunct instructors are responsible for structuring and supervising the learning experiences of students in the classroom, labs and in clinical agencies. Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) with an Iowa license, have worked for two full-time years as an RN, or have a health related degree. Adjunct instructors will provide instruction and supervision in a variety of learning environments including the classes of Medical Terminology, Exploration of Health Care Careers, CNA, and Professionals in Health.

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.    
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.     
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.     
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.     
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 

  • Effectively teach assigned courses.    
  • Serve as a professional role model.    
  • Assist students in achieving course objectives.    
  • Set up and take down classroom materials and equipment as needed.    
  • Provide discipline in the classroom as needed.    
  • Prepare lessons and presentations for continuing education and credit classes.    
  • Maintain necessary required records.    
  • Assist in promotion and support of the program including recruitment activities.    
  • Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communications within the program, the College and community.    
  • Establish a means of being accessible to meet individual student needs.    
  • Provide grade reports and feedback to the students in a timely manner.    
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrates professional role modeling for students, professional appearance and positive attitude.    
  • Maintains familiarity with policies and protocols of the program, college and clinical agencies.    
  • Be knowledgeable concerning the latest trends and issues in Nurse Aide/Vocational Health education.    
  • Provides student instruction for the full required hours, utilizing instructional time effectively.    
  • Assumes responsibility, is prompt and dependable in attendance, and effectively applies problem-solving skills.    
  • Assists students in identifying strengths/areas for improvement.    
  • Acts as a facilitator of learning' discusses, questions, and directs student learning.    
  • Expresses high expectations of student performance concurrent with course objectives.    
  • Prepares instruction to coincide with curriculum content and student learning needs.    
  • Explains expectations to students; supervises and documents performance; keeps students informed of their progress.    
  • Provides immediate feedback to students regarding performance.    
  • Maintains confidentiality with patients, students, agency, and college.    
  • Represents the college/program in a positive manner.    
  • Establishes rapport with agency personnel and colleagues.    
  • Maintains communication with course instructors, clinical facilities, and the Instructor/Coordinator.    
  • Welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences. 

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITH/WITHOUT REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: Position involves sitting, standing and/or walking most of the time in a classroom/laboratory/clinic setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying, and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching. Exerting up to 50 pounds occasionally (10-33%). Will travel to other on-campus facilities, off-campus facilities and agencies to teach, attend meetings, etc.

  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN) with an Iowa license, have worked for two full-time years as an RN, or have a health related degree.    
  • Must be able to demonstrate all technical skills required of students.  May potentially be subject to bio-hazardous chemicals; moveable mechanical parts; and fumes, odors, dusts, and mists.

Kirkwood Community College declares and affirms that it values and respects diversity and inclusion in all College-sponsored events, all employment practices, and all educational programs and activities. The College will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment of persons on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

Anyone who has questions or complaints should contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, or by phone to (319) 398-5572, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560, Fax: (312) 730-1576, Email:

Job ID: 68375

Posted 21 days ago

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