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Instructional Specialist, Practical Nursing, Penn College at Wellsboro

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Instructional Specialist, Practical Nursing, Penn College at Wellsboro
Job Code/Position Control Number L4f/7/0:001
Position Status Full-time Continuing
Reports to (Supervisor) Title Client Development Specialist, III
Co-Supervisor's Title
Daily Direction Coordinator of Practical Nursing, Penn College at Wellsboro (WDCE/Non-Credit)
Position Summary

This person will provide non-credit student instruction and/or clinical supervision in the clock-hour Practical Nursing Program and additional health care programs held at Penn College at Wellsboro.

Position Work Calendar 12-month
Position Work Hours/Week

37.5 hours per week

Abilities and Skills

*Ability to teach in a variety of health related programs. (Minimum)
*Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in written form. (Minimum)
*Developed organizational skills. (Minimum)
*Must be certified in CPR at the Basic Life Support level and maintain certification throughout employment. (Minimum)
*Ability to provide instruction in subject area(s) for which hired. (Minimum)
*Functional ability with or aptitude to learn microcomputer functions. (Minimum)
*Must possess a valid driver’s license. (Minimum)
*Knowledge of learning theory and classroom management techniques. (Desired)
*Ability to work independently. (Desired)
*Instructor Credential in CPR at the Basic Life Support level or higher. (Desired)


*Current Pennsylvania RN license. (Minimum)
*Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. (Minimum)
*Established plan to earn a Master’s Degree in Nursing by completion of third year of employment. (Minimum)
*Master’s Degree in Nursing. (Desired)


*Two (2) years of recent clinical nursing experience. (Minimum)
*One (1) year of long-term nursing care experience. (Desired)
*Relevant teaching experience on the secondary or post-secondary level. (Desired)

Responsibilities and Duties

-Provide classroom/clinical instruction in the Penn College at Wellsboro Practical Nursing Program (both the Wellsboro and Coudersport location as needed) area in both on and off-campus sites under the direction of the Coordinator.
-In coordination with the Coordinator, create and maintain course materials, training manuals, curriculum, audio-visual aids, lesson plans, student assignments and exams, including laboratory demonstrations and clinical assignments for the program.
-Assist students to benefit from adequate clinical experiences by offering effective supervision and instruction in the clinical area, complying with the clinical sites’ policies and procedures.
-Uphold nursing program policies.
-Maintain, organize, and prepare nursing lab area, equipment and supplies.
-Provide feedback to students and assist with student and program evaluations, identifying academic and clinical problems as they surface, consulting with the Coordinator for resolution of the problems.
-Maintain daily attendance records, monitoring student make-up hours, assignments, quizzes, and exams.
-Attend department meetings as scheduled.
-Assist with scheduling, accreditation processes, health career explorations, and other program administration responsibilities as directed by the Coordinator.
-Remain abreast of new developments in the health career field and in the area of instructional technology, developing new educational techniques for the classroom and lab.
-Perform general housekeeping to keep equipment and facilities clean and orderly in the classroom, nursing lab, medical assistant, and office areas.
-Develop connections in the local community which promote the health and well-being of its residents.


*Basic computers, e.g., word processing, educational software
*Multimedia equipment
*Appropriate hospital and lab equipment
*Requisite equipment of the profession; standard health care equipment

Physical Standards

*Standing or walking for extended periods of time
*Multiple physical positioning including full range of motion
*Fine motor manual dexterity
*Ability to lift not to exceed 50 lbs
*Physical ability to demonstrate nursing lab procedures
*Physical ability to effectively manage the instructor tasks in the clinical environment

Positions Supervised


Interfacing Departments

WDCE; Health Science as needed.

Special Job Features

*Schedules will vary to meet the needs of the program.
*Travel to clinical sites or lecture locations in the Wellsboro and/or Coudersport areas.
*State Police, Child Line Act 80 Clearance under the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (CPSL), and FBI clearance required before employment can begin.
*Immunizations and/or titers and Tuberculosis screening to comply with requirements of clinical facilities before employment can begin.
*This position is subject to a full background check.

Position Level 4f
Employment Group APT
FLSA Status Exempt
Additional Expectations

-Possess interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, faculty, staff and the public. (Essential)
-Demonstrate sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues. (Essential)
-Be sensitive to the needs and expectations of students, faculty, staff and administrators. (Essential)
-Maintain a high degree of confidentiality with regards to any and all information as a direct or indirect result of job responsibilities/job functions. (Essential)
-Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner and maintain the standard of care that is appropriate for this position. (Essential)
-Perform other appropriate job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor. (Marginal)

College Statement

This is not a complete itemization of all facets of this position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The College has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without prior notice.

Office/School Workforce Development and Continuing Education

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number 00497
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 07/25/2017
Closed Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Pay Rate / Salary

Commensurate with credentials submitted as applied to the College’s Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff Salary System.

Additional Information

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires and the completion of an Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) by the candidate and the employer. Any offer of employment shall be contingent on the applicant’s timely production of required documentation to verify identity and employment authorization. If you cannot or will not be able to produce the required documentation, we cannot consider your application.

If you are currently receiving an annuity from the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System, employment at Pennsylvania College of Technology may affect your annuity status. If you are currently a member of either the State or Public School Employees’ Retirement System you may be required to contribute into the System.

Desired Start Date As soon as feasible
Position End Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

If you wish to apply for this position, you must submit all application material through the College’s on-line recruiting website at

For further information on this position, call 570-327-4770.

Position Type Administrative, Professional and Technical Staff
EEO Statement

Penn College is committed to equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Sun Gazette, Williamsport
    • Press Enterprises, Bloomsburg
    • Centre Daily Times, State College
    • The Daily Item, Sunbury
    • The Express, Lock Haven
    • The Patriot, Harrisburg
    • The Student Portal
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • recruiting website
    • Internal Posting Announcement
    • Reference from a PCT Employee
    • Facebook
    • Notification as an Alumni
    • Other

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference 1
  2. Letter of Reference 2