Position Description / Details
The Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) Director fulfills administrative functions for the NAC program that prepares students to take the NAC examination in Washington State and obtain certification to work as a Nursing Assistant, Certified.
Located in the northwest corner of the United States, Peninsula College is nestled in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains. The main campus in Port Angeles, Washington, overlooks the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the nearby city of Victoria, British Columbia, and has easy access to the Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, and Seattle. It is arguably the most beautiful community college setting in the United States. The region is also home to six Native American tribal reservations, which are dispersed across the North Olympic Peninsula.
As a public comprehensive community college with baccalaureate-granting authority, Peninsula College is highly regarded by businesses, schools, and community partners for its culture of innovation, high academic standards, and strategic vision. The College is part of the 34-college Washington State Community and Technical College System and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The College serves more than 4670 students (1400 FTE) through its main campus and Port Townsend and Forks campuses, its correctional facilities, community education, and its online course offerings. The College community is vibrant, engaged, and known for its commitment to serving the diverse needs of the local communities across its 3,600 square mile service district.
The College culture is defined by its Guiding Principles and its shared governance model, which value respect, open and honest communication, integrity and collaboration. The College is a leader in the Guided Pathways work in Washington State, and is deeply engaged in creating institutional change to support this vision. The College is highly regarded as a warm and welcoming place. Click here for a video about Peninsula College.
- Coordinate teaching hours and clinical assignments with faculty.
- Develop and implement a curriculum which meets as a minimum the requirements of WAC 246-841-490.
- The program director is responsible for all classroom and clinical training content and instruction.
- Assure compliance with and assume responsibility for meeting the requirements of WAC 246-841-490 through 246-841-510.
- Assure that all student clinical experience is directly supervised.
- Assure that the clinical instructor has no concurrent duties during the time he or she is instructing students.
- Create and maintain an environment conducive to teaching and learning.
- Support other instructors involved in the course, including clinical instructors and guest lecturers.
- Assure that students are not asked to, nor allowed to, perform any clinical skill with patients or clients until first demonstrating the skill satisfactorily to an instructor in a practice setting.
- Assure evaluation of knowledge and skills of students before verifying completion of the course.
- Assure that students receive a verification of completion when requirements of the course have been satisfactorily met.
- Coordinate with Nursing Commission as necessary.
- Assure affiliate agreements for clinical experiences are maintained and current.
- Review and update NAC Handbook as needed to comply with current rules and affiliate agreements.
- Archive records from NAC courses current and available for review.
- Main point of contact for potential NAC students.
- Answer emails and phone calls regarding the NAC program.
- Collaborate with marketing staff to promote the NAC program.
- Collaborate with recruitment staff to recruit students for the NAC program.
- Work with office assistant to ensure all students have background checks and immunizations.
- Submit and ensure currency of all state licensing requirements for the NAC program and clinicals.
- Order textbooks.
- Work with uniform vendor to ensure students have access to appropriate clinical and lab attire.
- Work with CPR instructor to ensure students receive CPR cards.
- Administer HIV certificate.
- Maintain clinical contracts.
- Work with clinical partners to address student needs and scheduling.
- Support part-time NAC instructors.
- Enter final student grades.
- Address student issues in a timely manner.
Duties of the position require knowledge, skills and abilities
- Experience working with computers and technology.
- Proven strong communication skills, written and oral.
- Ability to work w th people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings.
- The characteristics of team player, autonomy, timeliness in task performance, initiative, and a desire to learn.
Duties of the position require previous experience
- Teaching adult students over and above patient teaching.
- Direct patient care as a registered nurse.
Required physical abilities
- Work is typically performed in a classroom or clinical settings. Physical requirements include the ability to walk, stand, or sit for extended periods of time and demonstrate nursing skills in classroom and clinical settings. Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
Required work schedule and work environment
- Evening class offered 6 weeks per quarter.
- Classroom, lab, clinical, and office settings.
Required education or certificates
- Registered Nurse (RN) with a Washington State license in good standing.
- The program director must complete a training course on adult instruction· or have demonstrated that he or she has one-year experience teaching adults.
- Any time this position exceeds 350 hours worked in any consecutive 12-month period, it may become part of a bargaining union subject to a collective bargaining agreement.
- In compliance with the Immigration and Naturalization Act, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
A complete application file will include:
- a college employment application,
- a letter of application addressing specific qualifications of this position,
- a current resume,
- unofficial transcript, and
- three current professional references qualified to assess your experience and ability to perform the duties specified. Please include references’ email addresses and telephone numbers.
Link to: Online Application
Please upload the additional application documents on the last page of your application form prior to submission.
Application materials may be submitted by mail or email to:
1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
Phone: (360) 417-6298
Applications submitted electronically will be accepted without signatures.
Peninsula College is an equal opportunity employer.