INSTRUCTOR, PRACTICAL NURSE, WETASKIWIN

FACULTY OF HEALTH AND COMMUNITY STUDIES

Are you looking for an opportunity to shape the next generation of health care providers? NorQuesters are difference makers and we’re searching for someone dedicated to making a difference to join our Faculty of Health and Community Studies team at our Wetaskiwin campus as a full-time Clinical Instructor in our Practical Nurse program.

Graduates of NorQuest College’s Practical Nurse program are also Difference Makers in terms of the health care that Albertans receive. Our students prepare for their clinical experiences with theory and hands-on learning in multiple modes of delivery, and we are proud of the varied and robust learning experiences in our programs. We utilize low and high-fidelity simulation to augment the learner experience, providing students with a safe learning environment to practice and reflect.

Our instructors take pride in making a positive impact on the lives of the students they teach. You will join a collaborative academic community that thrives on energy, motivation, and dedication to the successes of both our students and colleagues.

Our students come to us with the goals of improving their lives and the lives of those around them. Join us and help them achieve their goals.

We have two positions available:

  • 1 full-time permanent instructor position.
  • 1 full-time term cover-off position ending June 15, 2022 with the possibility of extension.

How you’ll make a difference

As a NorQuest Instructor, you will facilitate learning in in a variety of health care settings in Wetaskiwin and surrounding area, so the ability to travel to these sites is a requirement. Our clinical sites include both acute and continuing care.

Instructors help our learners acquire the knowledge, skills and attitude to be successful and safe practitioners within their scope of practice. You will need to possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and have a passion for providing instruction and feedback that allows our students to apply skills in a safe and patient-centered way.

The hours of work are usually day time, Monday to Friday; however clinical rotations may include evening or weekend components.

You must have the ability to travel to clinical sites in Wetaskiwin and surrounding area.

Being a part of the community we serve is an important aspect of being successful in this role.  We encourage people with lived experience within the Indigenous community to put forth interest.

What you bring

  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing or Registered Nurse designation
  • Clinical experience: at least one year of full-time clinical nursing or nursing education experience (or the equivalent in part-time experience)
  • Current CARNA registration
  • Current CPR 
  • Gerontology care experience is recommended to be successful in this role.
  • Lived experience in the Indigenous community is recommended to be successful in this role.
  • Previous formal or informal teaching experience is an asset.

What makes you a Difference Maker?

  • A Police Information Check within the last ninety days
  • A Vulnerable Sectors Check within the last ninety days
  • Up to date immunization records
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to teach individuals at different skill levels
  • Ability to establish and maintain an interactive learning environment with skill practice, and be able to apply the basic principles and practices of adult education
  • Ability to evaluate student performance through various academic methods
  • Advanced skills in conflict resolution and problem solving
  • Ability to develop different classroom strategies to keep learners engaged
  • Strong oral communication and writing skills
  • Culturally sensitive and have an ability to work with a diverse population
  • Passionate about Nursing and teaching technical skills to individuals interested in joining the Health Care industry

SALARY: Reflective upon what you bring. AKA your education and experience.

We have two positions available:

  • 1 full-time permanent instructor position.
  • 1 full-time term cover-off position ending June 15, 2022 with the possibility of extension.

Both positions include immediate participation in our pension and benefit programs.

NorQuest College offers flexible work options that include working on campus, working from anywhere or a blend of both! 

COMPETITION NUMBER:   2021-2959

CLOSING DATE:  April 25, 2021. 

Apply to become a NorQuester: If this opportunity delights you and your expertise will shine in this role, we invite you to apply for this position online by uploading your resume and cover letter combined as one document.

Psst: Only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted and we’ll make sure to do this within 28 days of the closing date.

Difference Makers. If we were to describe what NorQuest College is, we’d say these two words. We are so fundamentally driven in our mission to make a difference to our students, our community, and to our fellow NorQuesters, that it guides what we do, who we meet, and where we are headed.

So how do we make differences?

  • We empower NorQuesters. When it comes to working, it’s up to you to decide where (on campus or from another location) and how you work. NorQuesters are expected to embody our Qs—lead from where you are, be dependable, find ways forward—to name a few, but how you do that is your choice!
  • We unlock potential. Whether its newcomers to Canada who want to improve their English, students who want to complete their academic upgrading, learners pursuing post-secondary education, or anyone who wishes to strengthen their skills through professional development, our passion to educate touches people of all levels and all backgrounds.
  • We strengthen Alberta. From our graduates who hit the ground running, to our partnerships with government, industry, and business, to our commitment to communities, including a dedicated focus on Indigenous communities, we contribute to our province and make it stronger. We strive to be an employer of choice for First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Canada by leading, supporting, and being an ally through our work toward decolonization, reconciliation, and Indigenization.

And that’s a snapshot of how we are Difference Makers. But there’s so much more to us and we invite you to explore further!