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CNA Instructor
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Summary and Qualifications

In addition to providing expert CNA training in our top of the line classroom and lab, NTSOC is a nonprofit organization providing the pediatric special needs community in southern Colorado with compassionate quality nursing-supervised home care, case management, and outpatient therapy.

Job Summary:  Teaching CNA classroom theory, skills labs and clinical, as instructed in written protocol.  Ensure proficiency of classroom instruction by administering tests, observing students during labs and clinical, and providing evaluation with written verification by instructor and student.

Essential Functions

  1. Teaching CNA classroom theory, skills labs and clinical, as instructed in written protocol.  Ensure proficiency of classroom instruction by administering tests, observing students during labs and clinical, and providing evaluation with written verification by instructor and student.
  2. Participate in setting the current curriculum with the Program Coordinator.
  3. Provide written documentation of infractions by students or other employees, if warranted, to the Program Coordinator for disciplinary action.
  4. Follow written instruction in maintaining permanent records for students, instructors and school.
  5. Ensure cleanliness of classroom and lab setting with weekly or as needed cleaning, stocking of teaching aides and supplies after each class.
  6. Ensure all students working in a clinical lab with clients are supervised by a licensed professional nurse.
  7. Provide timely information to prevent unnecessary complications that prevent completion of the program in a timely manner.
  8. Instructors are required to take all phone messages and emails related to the program and ensure they are routed to the appropriate personnel and all messages are returned/called within 48 hours.
  9. Ensure all admission paperwork is completed accurately, submitted and filed by the first day of class. Collect tuition by the first day of class or by the end of the third week of class if student is paying on a schedule.
  10. Ensure students are aware of dress code, supplies they are responsible for, and what fees are included in the tuition.
  11. Check attendance of each student in each class to ensure the students are meeting their 80 hours of required attendance in full. The attendance of each student is to be documented in an attendance record and then a Student Flow Sheet to verify that their time obligation was met.
  12. Ensure all tests are graded and documented in a grade book, then in the Student’s Flow Sheet. All tests are required to passed by 80%; if failed the student is to be instructed “one on one” by an instructor and both test grades and tests will be filed in the student’s file. If failed a second time, the student will be dropped from class without refund of tuition.  Ensure all testing booklets and tests are returned and kept secure in the instructor’s office.
  13. Responsible for maintaining a positive image in the school and community.
  14. Ensure that appropriate personnel will be available on state testing dates to have facility open.
  15. Be prepared to do extra duties as requested by the Program Coordinator.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: Licensed Practical Nurse

Preferred Skills/Experience:

One year of nursing experience in caring for the elderly and/or chronically ill of any age.

Must have completed a course in teaching adults (e.g. Train the Trainer) or have documented    experience in teaching adults or have one year experience in managing nurse aides. Bilingual/Spanish preferred.

Required License and Certifications:  Colorado RN or LPN license in good standing (DORA), CPR Certification.

Physical/Mental Demands:  

The successful candidate for the position will demonstrate the following skills:  Ability to read,  comprehend, analyze  and evaluate written instructions, classroom curriculum, State rules and regulations.  In addition, be able to do basic business math to figure out percentages of passing grades on student’s test, payroll, etc. Ability to maintain confidentiality of employee, student and client’s information and have the ability to teach and motivate students in an excellent learning environment. Treat all employees, students, clients, and outside resource personnel in a respectful manner.

Working Conditions:

Working in office and nursing home/hospital environment.  May be exposed to occupational hazards such as communicable diseases, harmful chemicals, and/or disoriented or combative patients.  Must be able to work under stress and be emotionally capable of coping with changes in activity.

Equipment Used:  Computer based word processing and clinical nursing equipment.

Additional Information

NTSOC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and NTSOC policies, including the completion of a background check, part of which is a criminal history.

NTSOC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and NTSOC policies, including the completion of a background check, part of which is a criminal history.