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Clinical Instructor (Tenure Track)

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Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The start date is negotiable but normally commences on July 1.

If you require further information regarding this competition, please contact the faculty/department you are applying to.

Position Details

Posting Summary

Competition Number 20230715A/S
Position Title Clinical Instructor (Tenure Track)
Faculty/Department Faculty of Nursing
Unit Nursing
Employee Group URFA
Collective Agreement Consideration Open to the Public.
CUPE 5791 Job Family N/A
Category Academic
Number of Vacancies 1
Position Summary
The Faculty of Nursing invites applications for a full-time Tenure Track Clinical Instructor in Regina. Registered nurses with recent clinical experience across multiple care areas are invited to apply.

  • Instruction and mentoring of nursing students in a variety of clinical, community, and lab/seminar settings throughout years 1-4 of the Saskatchewan Collaborative Bachelor of Science in Nursing (SCBScN) program
  • Responsibilities vary according to the educational setting and will include clinical/lab/seminar preparation, supervision, instruction, and evaluation
  • May include low, medium, and high fidelity simulation, seminars, labs and interprofessional teaching/learning events.
  • Will include formative and summative evaluation of student clinical performance in relation to course competencies and learning outcomes, which includes the determination of students’ client assignments, clinical instruction, evaluation of student progress, and support within the agency during student research time
  • Includes agency collaboration and interdisciplinary communication within the clinical setting
  • Opportunities for participation in other program activities
  • Some travel will be required
Position Requirements
The successful candidates must have excellent communication skills, comprehensive knowledge of nursing practice, and a demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm for teaching, including student advising. Successful candidates will be expected to use a variety of teaching modalities, including offering courses in practice education settings, labs, and seminars.

Applicants will have a minimum of two years of recent and relevant practice experience in their area of specialization.

A minimum of a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing is required. A completed Master of Nursing is preferred.

Applicants must be registered or eligible for practice registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan and have certification in CPR, TLR, and be mask fit tested.


Physical Demands
Gross Motor Skills
  • Maintain balance in multiple positions
  • Reach above shoulders/overhead (IV poles, monitors, etc.)
  • Move within confined spaces
  • Reach below the waist (electrical plugs, etc.)
  • Reach in front (assist the patient with arms out)

Fine Motor Skills
  • Pick up objects with hands
  • Grasp small objects with hands (IV tubing, pencils, electrode patches, etc.)
  • Write with pen
  • Use a computer (type)
  • Pinch/pick or otherwise work with fingers (use a syringe, etc.)
  • Twist at waist
  • Twist wrists/hands (turn objects/knobs using hands)
  • Squeeze with fingers (eye droppers, bulb syringes, ear bulbs, etc.)

Physical Endurance, Strength and Mobility
Endurance:
  • Walk long distances (transfer patient, etc.)
  • Stand (at the patient’s side during surgery or therapeutic procedure, etc.)
  • Sustain repetitive movement (CPR compressions, bagging, etc.)
  • Maintain physical tolerance (stand/walk/work on your feet for 8-12 hours at a time with minimal breaks)

Strength:
  • Push and pull 50 pounds (position patient, move equipment, etc.)
  • Support 50 pounds of weight (ambulate patient, assist to bedside toilet, etc.)
  • Lift 50 pounds (pick up a child, transfer a patient, etc.)
  • Carry equipment/supplies
  • Use upper body strength (CPR, physically restrain patient, etc.)
  • Squeeze with hands (operate fire extinguisher)

Mobility:
  • Twist
  • Bend
  • Stoop/squat
  • Move quickly (respond to emergency)
  • Climb stairs
  • Walk
  • Stand

Hearing and Visual
  • See information up to 24 inches away (monitors, computer screens, skin conditions)
  • See objects up to 20 feet away (patient in the room)
  • Use depth perception
  • Use of peripheral vision
  • Distinguish colour and colour intensity (flushed, as coloured, or pale skin, colour of labels)

Tactile and Smell
Textile:
  • Feel vibrations (pulses)
  • Detect temperature (temperature of skin, IV solutions, etc.)
  • Feel differences in characteristics of skin (rash, turgor, etc.)
  • Feel differences in sizes, and shapes (palpate veins, body landmarks)
  • Detect environmental temperatures

Smell:
  • Detect odours (drainage, alcohol, smoke, gasses, etc.)

Environment:
  • Tolerate strong soaps
  • Tolerate strong odors
  • Tolerate disturbing sounds (vomiting, diarrhea, coughing from trach)

Reading and Math
Reading:
  • Read and understand written documents (charts, orders, flow sheets, graphics)
  • Read digital displays

Math:
  • Comprehend and interpret graphic trends
  • Calibrate equipment
  • Convert to and from metric system (dosage calculations)
  • Tell time
  • Measure time (CPR, contractions)
  • Count rates (drip rates, pulse)
  • Read and interpret measurement tools (measure tapes and scales)
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide
  • Compute fractions and decimals (dosage calculations)
  • Document numbers in records using a computerized database

Emotional Stability
  • Establish professional relationships
  • Provide emotional support (students, patients and families)
  • Adapt to changing environments/stress
  • Deal with the unexpected (student reactions, patient crash, death, etc.)
  • Focus attention on the task
  • Cope with your own emotions
  • Multitask
  • Cope with strong emotions in others (students, family grieving, patient upset, etc.)

Analytical Thinking
  • Transfer knowledge from one situation to another
  • Process and interpret information from multiple sources
  • Analyze and interpret abstract and concrete data
  • Evaluate outcomes
  • Problem-solve
  • Prioritize tasks
  • Use long-term memory
  • Use short-term memory
  • Synthesize knowledge and skills
  • Sequence information
  • Independent decision making
  • Adapt decisions based on new information

Critical Thinking
  • Ask questions
  • Gather relevant information
  • Think through solutions and conclusions
  • Consider alternative systems of thought
  • Communicate effectively
  • Admit when wrong or when they don’t know the answer

Interpersonal & Communication Skills
Interpersonal Skills:
  • Establish rapport with students, families, patients, and healthcare team
  • Respect/value cultural differences
  • Negotiate interpersonal conflict

Communication Skills:
  • Teach (patient and family)
  • Influence people
  • Direct/manage/delegate activities to others
  • Speak in English
  • Write in English
  • Listen/comprehend spoken/written work
  • Collaborate with others
  • Manage information
Pay Grade Faculty Lab Instructor II
Salary Range $68,306-$103,786 Annually
Status Permanent
Work Hours
Varied (Days/Evenings/Weekends/Nights) in order to provide student learning support and guidance.
Duration (if Term/Temporary)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Preference Posting No Preference
Target Posting Not Targeted
Additional Information

Contact Information
nursing.dean@uregina.ca
Job Open Date 05/24/2024
Job Close Date 06/08/2024
Open Until Filled No
Special Application Instructions
Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. The start date is negotiable but normally commences on July 1.

If you require further information regarding this competition, please contact the faculty/department you are applying to.
Diversity Statement
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents