POSITION: Instructor or Assistant Professor of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner (Exempt)
COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT: Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
SUPERVISOR TITLE: Dean, Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EXEMPTION: Teacher Exemption
TARGET HIRE DATE: 6/1/2020
HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or email@example.com
SUMMARY/SCOPE: This position participates in a
broad range of activities that support the mission, vision, core values and
purposes of the school of nursing and its consortium partners. Faculty
members at PHSSN are responsible and accountable for ensuring the attainment of
the goals, mission and vision of the school of nursing and its consortium
partners. Successful performance of this role requires excellent classroom,
clinical and professional proficiency, management, leadership, organizational
aptitude, and excellent interpersonal communication. In addition, faculty are
accountable and responsible for ensuring program compliance with the standards
and guidelines set forth by the Texas Board of Nursing and other accrediting
agencies. Ultimately, the continued pursuit of academic excellence in all
settings is central to this role. This position reports directly to the
Graduate Program Chair, unless otherwise specified in supplemental job
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain current knowledge of
prevailing literature and standards in nursing.
Inform the Dean/Program Chair of
interested faculty and potential clinical affiliations to prepare for
contingencies in faculty appointments and clinical agency experiences.
Follow the organizational chain of
command for reporting problems in the School of Nursing.
Participate, as needed, in providing
solutions for problems in the School of Nursing.
Utilize aggregate data from the
evaluation of curriculum, faculty and student evaluation of teaching-learning
practices to inform decisions that facilitate the achievement of student
outcomes to foster program improvement.
Respond appropriately to an annual
evaluation conference with the Program Chair.
Provide the materials and documents
required to accompany a recommendation for promotion at times designated in
Actively participate in screening
the school’s library holdings and recommending the most appropriate collection
to meet program outcomes.
Engage in appropriate and required
faculty development activities that foster achievement of program outcomes.
Maintain a professional affiliation
with community partners and other agencies.
Acquaint nursing majors with career
opportunities and opportunities for graduate study.
Participate in external and internal
recruitment activities for the school of nursing.
Maintain accurate records and
documents and submit timely reports. Records/documents include but are not
limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.
Submit all course grades
electronically each semester as defined by PHSSN and the parent university.
Devote primary efforts to carrying
out contractual responsibilities, as faculty, except during vacation periods
and/or excused periods under the terms of your contract.
Schedule, announce, post, and
maintain sufficient office hours to allow students time for formal and informal
contact that may include but is not limited to advising, mentoring and
Acquire and demonstrate proficiency
in test and curriculum development, item analysis, utilizing blueprints and
Maintain an up to date test bank
utilizing the TXBON recommendations for alternate formats.
Strive to ensure the highest level
of faculty and student morale within the school and maintain harmonious,
professional, collegial and productive working relationships among colleagues,
both within the school and the consortium institutions at large.
Fulfill all classroom, whether
face-to-face or online, and clinical duties essential to the role of faculty,
as assigned, by the Dean/Program Chair.
Attend faculty meetings and
participate in the process of faculty governance within the school of nursing
and consortium institutions.
Participate in committees to which
you are assigned by attending regularly and fulfilling assigned
Participate in curriculum and
Utilize evidenced based practice and
best practices in the teaching-learning process.
Be conversant with the PHSSN faculty
constitution and by-laws to enable active participation and facilitation of
school goals and objectives.
Be familiar with the accreditation
requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing (TXBON rule 215.7 (c), Commission on
Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools (SACS).
Participate in the preparation for
and meetings of the Accreditation and Board visits.
Know and uphold the policies in the
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalogs, PHSSN Nursing Student Handbook, and PHSSN
Faculty & Staff Handbook.
Function within the parameters of
conventions, conferences, and constituencies of the consortium institution
Participate in the advising,
mentoring and remediation of students.
Participate in budget planning
Make recommendations regarding
equipment, computer labs, technology, software and supplies.
Develop, disseminate, and update
syllabus according to program requirements.
Performs other duties as assigned.
There are no supervisor
responsibilities, except for PHSSN students.
COMPETENCIES: As a
part of a Teaching Philosophy address each competency listed below describing
your background and qualifications in each area.
Interview decisions are partially based on this
To perform the job successfully, an individual should
demonstrate the following competencies.
Knowledge: Competent in required job skills
and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of
current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of
how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
Communications: Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in
written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others
adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Leadership: Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others
to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts
feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.
Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly
and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization
through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for
additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other
people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans. Quality - Demonstrates
accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality;
applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):
to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and
correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or
employees of organization.
to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole
numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and
percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but
uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems
involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual
should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software;
Payroll systems; Order processing systems; Internet software, etc.
The faculty must meet the
minimum requirements for employment in the Baccalaureate in Nursing (BSN) and Master’s
in Nursing (MSN) program as required by the Texas Board of Nursing
(TXBON) [rule 215.7 (c)]; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
(CCNE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
Show evidence of teaching abilities
and maintaining current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in the
subject areas of teaching responsibility.
Hold an MSN, Post-Master’s
Certificate, or DNP as a Family Nurse Practitioner; Doctoral degree preferred.
Computer literacy, including
experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, and willingness to learn to use
university software and online educational platforms.
Experience in nursing education
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through either the American
Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) or the American
Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Hold a current
unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice RN – Family
Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas.
Nurse Educator – CNE certification preferred or can obtain after employment.
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently required to sit, stand; walk and talk or hear.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 –
The job is
sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods of time while
performing office and computer operations.
Must be able to stand and walk
during teaching and clinical site visits.
Must be able to
make frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices.
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is
occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work
environment is usually quiet.
position is a full-time exempt position with a teaching load at the
Hardin-Simmons University campus and travel may be required for student
evaluation/sponsorship and professional development.
have an maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving
record to be insurable under the university liability policy.
be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed.
travel may be required on occasion in order to attend training, clinical sites,
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.
EEO / ADA Statement:
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.
HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.