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Clinical Nurse Instructor

Date Posted: October 24, 2013
Type: Part-time
Job Details

On a part-time basis in assigned area hospitals and other health care institutions, supervise, instruct and evaluate students in a lab/clinical setting. Clinical rotation may be days, evenings and/or weekends depending on availability of clinical sites.

REPORT TO: Director of Nursing Education


Constant (67-100%)

  1. Supervise, demonstrate and teach student nurses in a clinical setting proper patient care according to established nursing standards. Assignments may include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules, and locations.
  2. Evaluate, report and record student performance and progress according to College and nursing program guidelines.

Frequent (34-66%)

  1. Monitor student progress and performance and make referrals when deemed necessary to other College personnel, such as the Director of Nursing Education, other instructors, counselors, Financial Aid, etc. for more specialized information and assistance.
  2. Orient students to clinical sites.
  3. Conduct pre- and post-conferences.
  4. Attend scheduled Nursing Program faculty meetings. 
  5. Be available to advise and assist students at periods of time designated by the supervisor.

Occasional (10-33%)

  1. Regularly engage in professional development activities to maintain currency in occupational area.
  2. Assist in the process of requisitioning and maintaining materials and supplies needed in the clinical classrooms.


  1. Represent the College in a positive manner with prospective, former and current students, staff and the community.
  2. Organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  3. Present oneself in the clinical setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and College guidelines, policies, and practices.
  4. Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise sound judgment when making decisions.
  5. Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and other contacts.
  6. Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
  7. Possess strong human relations skills and ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.
  8. Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  9. Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.

Position involves sitting or standing most of the time in a classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, manual dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive, motion and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, texture by touching with skin, particularly in fingertips. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%). Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance. Required to travel between facilities utilizing personal vehicle.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check.

  • May potentially be subject to bio-hazardous waste, hazardous chemicals, fumes and odors.
  • Persons must satisfy OSHA requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens training or complete the College’s programs.
  • Comply with Iowa Administration Code Rules (59.12 (3)) regarding health exam and tuberculin test.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


BSN or sustained progress toward BSN required or in progress, plus two years clinical experience. Prior teaching experience preferred. Must be currently licensed as a registered nurse in Iowa. (Individuals are currently licensed when licensed in another state and recognized for licensure in Iowa, pursuant to the nurse licensure compact contained in Iowa Code Section 152E.1)

Desired Qualifications:
Two or more years in Med/Surg. or Obstetrical nursing setting preferred.

The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application: 

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring 

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy. Review of application begins immediately.  Position open until filled.

Application:  Employment Application 

(Save document to your computer and fill in application. Re-save completed application and email as an attachment to Diane Friesner at You may also print out the completed form and mail it to Iowa Lakes Community College, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.) *** 

*** NOTE: Applications must be complete, including Employment Application Form, Applicant Confidential Information Form, Letter Addressing Qualifications, Resume and Transcripts (if required). See individual job descriptions for instructions. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Contact Information

Questions and requests regarding application: Kendra Lindloff at 1-800-242-5108 ext. 5293 

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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