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Nursing Remediation Instructor

College of the Desert

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Nursing Remediation Instructor, part-time

Classification Title: Adjunct Teaching
Department: Nursing & Allied Health
Rank: Adjunct Instructor
Tenure Information: Adjunct non-tenure

Job Description:
About the Position
This role provides support for nursing students in the theory, clinical, simulation, and lab settings to improve comprehension, grades, persistence, retention, and NCLEX pass rates. The person in this role shall maintain knowledge of research on best study habits, and track and collect information on NCLEX pass rates, job placement, etc. This position will work collaboratively with the faculty in the nursing program to provide quality learning experiences, facilitate the learning process and advise students on methods to improve their learning and comprehension.

This position is grant-funded.

Basic Function:
Under administrative leadership, it is the responsibility of the adjunct instructor to participate in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational programs, courses, and other experiences that will directly result in the educational growth of the students and support advancement of the vision, mission, and values of the community college district.

Working Conditions:
Classroom environment and unassigned faculty office environment. Classes may be at the Palm Desert Campus or one of our sites in Indio, Mecca/Thermal, Desert Hot Springs, or Palm Springs. Classes may be scheduled during the day, evening or weekends.

Employment Status:
College of the Desert Adjunct Association (CODAA) Bargaining Unit

Essential Duties:
Representative Duties

  • Remediate students who need the extra assistance in the clinical setting.
  • Review class materials with students (skills and theory) based on need.
  • Schedule and post remediation times conductive to class schedules.
  • Communicate and collaborate with faculty members in order to determine the needs and progress of students.
  • Develop inventive methods to relate subject matter and promote good student habits.
  • Provide remediation sessions for students as needed on an individual or group basis.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of remediation plans which could include Kaplan remediation.
  • Maintain accurate documentation on students needs, progress, and success.
  • Maintain current knowledge of exit examinations and the NCLEX-RN/PN as well as current knowledge of course material and academic policies.
  • Develop and implement a variety of assessment tools to evaluate student learning and achievement of course outcomes.
  • Assist with skills testing to validate competency.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Examples of Job Duties: A. Classroom responsibilitiesa. Meet classes/laboratories on day and times assigned.b. Develop and implement instruction for each class/laboratory period which is consistent with the official course outline.c. Develop and distribute the first week of class, a written syllabus for each course to communicate to students course objectives, grading criteria, and classroom policies.d. Demonstrate respect for student rights as specified in District policy and applicable laws.e. Ensure course textbooks and instructional materials are made available to students in a timely manner.f. Refer students to tutoring and related student services when appropriate.g. Supervise student in off-campus activities when participation is expected as part of a course requirement or where such supervision is part of the instructors load.
B. Evaluation of Studentsa. Evaluate students progress toward meeting course objectives; advise the students of course objectives, methods of evaluation and the results of the evaluation.b. Return assignments and examination results in a timely fashion.c. Assign grades to students in the manner provided by District policy and administrative procedure and prescribed by the Education Code and Title V regulations for the State of California.d. Submit required administrative paperwork, including grade report forms, in a timely and accurate manner.
C. Curriculum - Responsibility of Full-Time Faculty D. Student Advising - Responsibility of Full-Time Faculty E. Professional Development - Responsibility of Full-Time Faculty
Additional Responsibilitiesa. Abide by department regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of equipment.b. Advise Supervisor of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommend solutions.c. Fulfill all obligations as established in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.d. Keep official records required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with college procedures.
Optional Duties*a. Advise enrolled students on such matters as: Learning skills, collateral or enrichment reading or experience opportunities for further understanding of the courses or subject field, career alternative/opportunities related to the subject field.b. Provide academic assistance and related services to students during office hours.c. Participate in the credit by examination program where applicable.d. Participate in the development and review of curriculum as needed.e. Participate in the development of alternative teaching modalities.f. Schedule, announce to students in all classes, and maintain office hours.g. Participate in advisory committee meetings as required.h. Participate in professional development activities.i. Attend and participate in department/center meetings when assigned by the District or shared governance.j. Participate process of shared governance by contributing to the academic community through committee work on the department division, college and/or district level, or participate in other significant non-classroom college, district, or community activities.k. Consult with Supervisor on personnel needs; assist with position announcements, recruitment, and screening/interviewing committees.l. Participate in mentoring of new faculty as assigned.

  • All optional duties are on a voluntary basis, but some may have compensation attached per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Consult with departmental Dean for clarification.

Knowledge Of:

Ability To:

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Nursing and at least two years of professional experience. At least one (1) year clinical experience providing direct patient care as licensed nurse in a healthcare facility in the past five (5) years.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Licenses And Other Qualifications

  • Valid California Registered Nurse License.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in teaching or providing professional development. Masters degree in an education field. Proficiency in MS Office, Cloud-based and web-based systems, organized, collaborative, technical savviness, experience in electronic charting, and experience with debriefing.

Salary Range/Rate: Bachelor Degree Lecture Rate - $71.673, Bachelor Degree Lab Rate - $60.924, Master Degree Lecture Rate - $75.409, Master Degree Lab Rate - $64.100, Doctorate Degree Lecture Rate - $79.364, Doctorate Degree Lab Rate - $67.459
Salary Detail Information: Salary Placement is according to the CODAA Collective Bargaining Agreement. For information on salary placement, please see the Collective Bargaining Agreement and Salary Schedule .
This position is grant-funded.

Posting Number: 23-060-F
Open Date: 08/24/2023
Close Date: 9/14/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Special Instructions REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS: Applications missing any of the required documents listed will not be considered. The following documents are required at the time of application:

  • Resume: Must include length of employment (month/year start & end dates) for each employer.
  • Cover Letter: Please address how you meet the minimum requirements for this position and any special qualifications you possess.
  • Unofficial Transcripts: Must be from an accredited institution, show name of institution, degree awarded, discipline, and date awarded. Diplomas will not be accepted in lieu of the required transcripts.


  • List of Professional References: References should include at three supervisors and two colleagues. Please include name, title, email, and current phone numbers for all references in your application. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of the required addition of Professional References.

To apply, visit: https://cod.peopleadmin.com/postings/7122jeid-ec1da577b6fe2e4db3410d0d2430f843

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