Chair, Practical Nursing Program (Extended)
Campus location: Nanaimo and Cowichan
Faculty of Health and Human Services
0.5 FTE release time Hours of work assigned are prorated based on a 35-hour workweek; hours paid are prorated based on Program Norm (as per Art. 14.2.b).
Appointment Start Date
Appointment End Date
Possibility of two 1-yr extensions (Art. 2.11 d)
CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications
The Chair of the Practical Nursing program is responsible for the overall coordination of the program and will support faculty and students in this area. Special areas of responsibility will include:
Administration, budgets and budget planning, FTE tracking, advertising and publicity, student certificates, job postings, auxiliary appointments and appointment forms, chairing department meetings, timetabling, managing student intake and monitoring of students, managing referrals of students. Coordinating program evaluations, new program development, curriculum development and professional development activities. Participate in program, faculty, and institutional committees as required.
Student contact, recruitment, interview and selection of prospective students as required, preparing student reports and monitoring student progress on a ongoing basis, handling student inquiries and interviews regarding the courses coordinated. Dealing with student performance contracts.
Liaison with local industry, sponsoring agents, Advising, Counseling, Registration and Financial Aid. Ensuring recording of grades, reports and certificates.
Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.
A regular faculty member who is currently qualified to instruct in the program area and who has instructor training (i.e. Provincial Instructor's Diploma) or program specific qualifications. Familiarity with, and demonstrated skills, in teaching adults. Demonstrated a high level of communication (written and verbal) and excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with Vancouver Island University Programs, policies and procedures. Ability to work effectively as part of a team that includes administration, instructors and support staff.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an appropriately accredited institution, with current practicing BC College of Nursing Professionals membership in good standing; the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma, or its equivalent, completed or in progress (maximum two years to completion) from an accredited institution; a minimum of five years recent medical, surgical and gerontological nursing experience; familiar with practice settings in central Vancouver Island communities, including private and public residential care and acute care; responsive to a diverse student population; a solid understanding of the scope and role of LPNs in the health care system. Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology. Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal ways of knowing and cultural teachings.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.
Preference will be given to BCGEU faculty members within the Faculty of Health and Human Services.
Master's degree in nursing or related field from an appropriately accredited institution; experience teaching adults in a post-secondary setting; familiarity with learning management systems (D2L) in an educational setting.
Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.