The School of Nursing is inviting applications for a 12 month part-time Instructor/Health Services Coordinator position to be embedded at The Catamount School. Anticipated start January 1, 2019. The primary role of this position is to serve as a part time faculty role through the School of Nursing, teaching both didactic courses as well as providing direct clinical supervision of nursing students at the Catamount School, which is a lab school operated by WCU and serves as a dedicated learning environment for both Catamount K-12 students and WCU learners.
In addition, the Instructor/Health Services Coordinator will provide school nursing services for the Catamount School, emphasizing the prevention of illness and disability, and early detection and correction of health problems to support the Whole School, Whole Child model. The successful candidate will be uniquely qualified with skills in preventive health, health assessment, collaborative planning and knowledge of community resources.
To meet State Board of Education and Board of Nursing requirements, the candidate must hold current unrestricted licensure as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina, possess a minimum of three years' experience as a professional Registered Nurse; hold certification as a school nurse by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the National Board for Certification of School Nurses (NBCSN); and a hold graduate degree in Nursing with experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in nursing education.
This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
Master's Degree in Nursing. The candidate must be a registered nurse (RN) and have the National Certified School Nurse (NCSN) credential and have at least three (3) years of experience working with children/families, and adults in health, preventative and wellness care in schools. Candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill in working with at risk student populations. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preference will be given to candidates who have working knowledge of child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health and/or primary healthcare fields. Additional requirements would include experience using Excel and electronic health care systems to review and manage data, service coordination and information, linkages, and referrals for community-based services. The individual should be: self-motivated; organized; student-centered; outcome oriented; technologically proficient; possess strong interpersonal relationship skills including collaboration with diverse individuals and families; receptive to innovative practices/procedures; willing to take the initiative to learn the duties/ responsibilities/ expectations of the work and operations of the lab school; and willing to work alone or as a group/team when necessary.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Application must be made online and include a letter of interest, vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references. If you have questions or seek additional information, contact Dr. Tony Roberson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WCU embraces its role as a community-engaged university designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement. Potential candidates who demonstrate a commitment to community engagement through teaching, service, and scholarship are highly encourage to apply.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.