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Requisition Number 18-0015
Post Date 4/16/2018
Title Clinical Instructor - Adjunct Position
City Frederick
State MD


Under the direction of the Nursing Department Chair, the Clinical Instructor (adjunct position) provides supervision and direction of pre-licensure nursing students in the clinical and/or laboratory in the following courses/content areas:

Adult Health (medical/surgical and critical care)

Fundamentals of Professional Nursing

  • Course descriptions are available at

Clinical Instruction (70%)

  • Directs, manages and evaluates student learning in an approved clinical setting, adhering to the policies of the clinical setting and the College.
  • Assists the student in integration of theory and practice, specific to the course’s learning activities and level of the learner.
  • Evaluates the student’s development of clinical reasoning skills. Meets with students at midterm for formal evaluation and again at the end of the course as to progress and performance.
  • Provide clinical, skills lab, and classroom instruction as appropriate.
  • Available at all times the student is in the clinical setting.
  • Directly observes and guides students’ learning activities with clients.
  • Evaluates students in clinical as related to the nursing program outcomes.
  • Provides feedback to the lead teacher (or to clinical faculty coordinator) regarding the clinical setting’s effectiveness in supporting student accomplishment of the course and program outcomes.

Administrative (30%)

  • Maintains the professional practice knowledge base needed to instruct learners in contemporary nursing practice.
  • Participates as a member of the course team in the course’s development and evaluation activities with the lead faculty.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, both formally and informally with didactic and clinical faculty members.
  • Provides timely and ongoing feedback to the lead faculty regarding individual student and group performance in accomplishment of the course’s outcomes.
  • Provides feedback to the lead faculty (or to clinical faculty coordinator) regarding the clinical setting’s effectiveness in supporting student accomplishment of the course and program outcomes.
  • Collaborates with the unit manager and staff so that the presence of students and their activities are supportive of the unit’s goals and needs.
  • Serves as a liaison between the clinical agency and school of nursing.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned or required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have excellent skills in the following: knowledge of patient medications, treatments, and diagnoses, and be able to relate these aspects of patient care to problem solving/critical thinking skill development in the student. Possess leadership qualities, be organized, able to deal appropriately with delicate situations, and able to effectively communicate and negotiate resolutions with faculty, students, and facility staff regarding problems in the clinical setting.


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.

Education and/or Experience

Clinical instructors must hold an active license as an R. N. in the State of Maryland, have at least two years of clinical experience and hold at least a BSN (MSN preferred). The instructors will need to demonstrate knowledge and experience in the specific content area.

Technology Skills

Computer proficiency in internet applications and Office Suite Productivity products (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and email.

Language Skills

Strong written and oral command of the English language essential. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in the English language with clearly organized thoughts using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from faculty, staff, students, clients, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, statistics, and algebra to laboratory and classroom situations timely and accurately, either manually or by using a calculator. Ability to calculate and prepare medications in the clinical area or solutions for laboratory use. Familiar with calibration of standard laboratory equipment.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references. When saving documents, all document titles related to your application should include your name and the job requisition number. (i.e. c.smith, 18-0015).

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

Revised 04/19/2018
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