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Health Science Instructor—Early College
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
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.
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:
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.
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).
Needs Analysis Profile
Worksite Location and Description:
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
Scope of Practice/Clinical Parameters
Candidate Requirements: Advanced practice nurse with current BLS, PALS
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.
A well-established practice located in Portage, Indiana is looking for a Nurse Practitioner to join our team.
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
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 email@example.com