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Area Career Center
5727 Sohl Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320

Job Opportunity

Health Science Instructor—Early College
Area Career Center
Effective: 2015-2016 School Year
Contracted Days: 185 Days
Start Date: August 10, 2015

Job Description: The Health Science Instructor will teach Introduction to Health Careers, Medical Terminology, and Multicultural Health as part of the early college partnership with Vincennes University at the Area Career Center.  

Education: Licensed Registered Nurse with bachelor’s degree and at least two years of industry experience required. Master’s degree preferred, but not required.

Applicants must complete an application online at: www.hammond.k12.in.us. Submit letter of application stating experience, training, references and other information pertaining to this position to:

Michael Zimmerman, Principal/CTE Director
Area Career Center
5727 Sohl Avenue
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 933-2428-Phone
(219) 554-4570-Fax

Vincennes University


Credentials have three areas of focus. These are (1) degree attainment/credits in the area of instruction, (2) teaching experience, and (3) work experience in the area of instruction. Vincennes University has three methods for meeting its requirements for faculty credentials. These include traditional, non-traditional, and emergency/exception to criteria methods.

Traditional Credentials:

Course Category/Level

Degree Attainment / Credits in Area of Instruction

Teaching Experience

Work Experience in Area of Instruction

Liberal arts/ transfer courses

Master’s Degree in the content area; or Master’s Degree in a related or non-related area with 18 graduate hours in the content area

(none required)

(none required)

Developmental Studies


Bachelor’s Degree in the content area or related field

Two years

(none required)

Career and technical programs leading directly to degree and work

Bachelor’s Degree in the content area or Associates Degree in the content area, plus applicable certifications

(none required)

Two years

Certificates that lead directly to employment

(none required)

(none required)

Six years

 Non Traditional Credentials:

In lieu of the traditional credentials a candidate can submit a body of evidence that would replace the traditional credentials. The body of evidence should carry sufficient strength of information to affirm that the individual is equivalently qualified to teach the course as those with traditional credentials. The body of evidence may include a collection of such things as credentials, occupational experience, teaching experience at a level consistent with the proposed assignment, student ratings, superior evaluations, and outstanding references in addition to other possible materials.   A mixture of traditional and non-traditional evidence is not uncommon. The less traditional evidence that is presented the stronger the non-traditional evidence must be.  

Criteria considered in the non-traditional process include:

  • Minimum of three years teaching experience in the content area, with additional consideration given for having taught advanced placement (AP) courses or college level courses; and
  • Successful completion of undergraduate and graduate level coursework to reflect knowledge and depth in the content area at a competence level that indicates the ability to teach the college level course, including a minimum of nine (9) graduate hours of related course work in the content area; and
  • A Masters in Education or current enrollment in a master’s program or ongoing continuing education/professional development equivalent to six (6) credit hours every five years.

The following provides several examples of credentials approved under the non-traditional process: An instructor with 12 graduate credits was approved utilizing a year of teaching an AP course in the discipline in lieu of the additional graduate hours.   An instructor with 9 graduate hours and 12 undergraduate hours at the 300/400 level was approved to teach a 100 level course. A foreign language instructor with no graduate hours in the language was approved after presenting a body of evidence that included an undergraduate degree in the language, a master’s degree in another foreign language, five years of living in a country that speaks the language, and documentation of attending five workshops on the language while in the foreign country.

Emergency/Exception to Criteria Credentials:

On occasion, Vincennes University will employ an individual who does not meet the traditional or non-traditional requirement. Such employment is for a limited time and requires a plan for enhancing the qualifications of the individual. The time frame of the plan is strictly adhered to and failure to meet the agreed upon check point requirements will result in the suspension of the emergency/exception to criteria approval. Such approvals are often restricted to individuals who have credentials that are close to those specified and that are achievable within two years.

Credential Review:

All credentials are reviewed and approved by the appropriate Vincennes University department chair, the appropriate division dean, and the University provost.

It is the policy of the School City of Hammond not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments), and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973).

Posted 07/13/2015

Kirby Clinical

Needs Analysis Profile
Account Executive: Jason Johnson
Client Information
Bed Size: 325

Worksite Location and Description:
Peds is 20 beds, general to intermediate diagnosis (step down from ICU), 1-3 patients per nurse for intermediate, 4-5 for general, 2-3 days average patient stay

PICU: 9 beds, all private rooms, 1:1 nurse to patient, average stay 4-5 days, next step is intermediate or general recovery unit before going home

Core Vacancy Information
Position Title: Clinical Nurse Specialist (NP would also be considered)

Compensation Information
Base: Up to $102,000 for CNS or up to $120,000 for NP
Relocation Assistance: Available
Benefits: Full benefits

Scope of Practice/Clinical Parameters
Weekday Hours: First shift, maintain own schedule
Weekend Hours and Frequency: As needed
Call Coverage: As needed
Holiday Coverage: As needed
Computer System: Cerner
Procedures/Duties Performed:

  • Work closely with nursing staff and the physician staff to manage the care of the patients (will not have own patient load)
  • Be a resource to the families as well as the PICU by providing education and research
  • Provide medical management and consultation on a variety of medical and surgical conditions, such as juvenile diabetes, acute and chronic respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation, severe infections, shock/circulatory failure, seizures, and other neurological disorders
  • Liaison for the PICU: you take the lead doing analysis, research, and education
  • Collaborate with surgeons in the management of trauma and post-operative care
  • Rounding with direct patient care based on patient need or physician request, may order tests collaborating with physician
  • Program development regarding patient outcomes, clinical assessments, and ways to improve getting results back to patients and families
  • Some policy and protocol development as we improve our standards of care, this person would take the lead doing analysis and establishing who is involved

Candidate Requirements: Advanced practice nurse with current BLS, PALS
Prior Experience Required/Preferred: Experience in Pediatrics and/or PICU is a must, but could be a new CNS

Company Growth
Bio of Facility:
We are a leader, not only recognized nationally as a leader in providing high quality care, but also as a leader in innovation, offering new approaches to patient satisfaction and customer service that set us apart. A few bullet points…

  • Our hospitals ranked in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety
  • We ranked #1 in the state of Indiana for Cardiac Surgery
  • We are the only Hospital in Indiana Ranked Among the Top Five Percent in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery
  • We were named to the National Home Care Elite list for the 3rd consecutive year, ranking among the top 5% of home health providers in the country
  • We received the Consumer Choice Award for the 10th consecutive year  We provide almost 60% of all pediatric care in the region

Details of what may be appealing to candidates not from the area: Strong support for individuals interested in continuing education or research.

PICU: The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is specially designed to care for critically ill or injured infants, children and adolescents. The PICU is managed 24 hours a day by board-certified physicians fellowship-trained in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. They provide medical management and consultation on a variety if medical and surgical conditions, such as juvenile diabetes, acute and chronic respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation, severe infections, shock/circulatory failure, seizures, and other neurological disorders. They also collaborate with surgeons in the management of trauma and post-operative care.

Pediatric unit has 105 total employees and PICU has 25
– 75 nurses
– Charge nurses
– Managers for each department
– 1 Director who reports to the Executive Director
– 6 Pediatric Hospitalists
– 4 Intensivists
– 1 NP

Posted 05/18/2015

Nurse Practitioner

A well-established practice located in Portage, Indiana is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join our team.

Job Summary

Function as a provider maintaining and promoting the health of the patient. Applicant will be involved in daily activities of the practice, obtaining pertinent medical histories, performing medical examinations, ordering and analyzing appropriate diagnostic tests to complete the evaluation and management in both in/outpatient settings. Build upon your experience in this practice.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates appropriate, timely care under the physicians supervision
  • Coordinates patient care between healthcare providers. Opportunity to round with physicians and attend interdisciplinary rounds.
  • Conducts comprehensive health assessments, identifies normal/abnormal health characteristics, develops plan of care, initiates appropriate interventions, and evaluates care outcomes on defined patients.
  • Performs delegated functions under physician supervision
  • Uses critical thinking skills and clinical judgment
  • Collaborates with the healthcare team members to manage/coordinate patient care.
  • Demonstrate leadership as a clinical resource, interdisciplinary consult, and patient advocate.
  • Promotes quality health care through the integration of current research into practice and participation in research activities.
  • Maintain current licensure and credentials. Remains current in practice.
  • Participates in professional activities such as research, presentations, and publications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Experience Requirements

Required Minimum of three (3) years of clinical nursing experience.

Preferred minimum of 2 years in Advanced Practice role. (NP)

New Graduates will be considered

Certificate, Licenses and Registrations Required

Registered Nurse with Current Indiana License

Credentialed by the Indiana Board of Nursing as Advanced Practice Nurse (NP)

Prescriptive authority privileges through the State of Indiana

*For immediate consideration and interview please email a copy of your resume to staff1@mdnwi.com

Posted 04/24/2015


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Experienced Emergency Medicine or Urgent Care Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner for Fast Track at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois – a 42,000 volume, level II trauma center. Emergency Physicians Medical Group (EPMG) employs clinicians offering full benefits. Please contact Sarah Hysell at 734-686-6327 or shysell@epmgpc.com.

Posted 01/04/2012