Location: Wenatchee, WA
Facility: Confluence Health

Job Description

Wenatchee Valley College

Human Resources 1300 Fifth Street Wenatchee WA 98801-1799

Posted: January 7, 2016


All Qualified Applicants May Apply

Nursing Instructor

Wenatchee campus. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position on a 175-day contract. Teaching assignments may include day, evening and on-line instruction and is scheduled to begin fall quarter (September) 2016.

Wenatchee Valley College is a team that values excellence in all pursuits related to the core college mission of serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college seeks to employ professionals who are as passionate about service to students and the teaching-learning process as they are about their individual fields of study. It seeks individuals who are involved in the community and understand that transformative learning occurs in a wide variety of circumstances with tailored approaches that expand students’ views of the world. The college is committed to creating an environment that is dynamic and flexible, as well as reasoned and responsible, in its approach to educating the students it serves.

The college is committed to diversity and inclusiveness; 42 percent of the regional student body is Latino and the college district includes part of the reservation of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Wenatchee Valley College is designated as a Hispanic serving institution. Women, members of underrepresented groups, and bi- and multi-lingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


The instructor position will teach nursing theory, skills practice lab and supervise students in laboratory experiences on and off campus. Clinical experiences may be held on medical, surgical and ambulatory units of local hospitals, in long-term care facilities or in community agencies. The teaching assignments will vary and will include teaching and sharing responsibilities for the nursing classes. A portion of the clinical teaching may occur in the late afternoon or evening hours in offcampus locations. Additional responsibilities of the position include curriculum development; scheduled office hours; participation in department/division meetings, college committees and task groups; assessment of learning outcomes; advising of students for degree and career success; and other related duties as assigned by the administration.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

Facilitate learning across the spectrum of WVC’s nursing curriculum.

Provide learning activities and appropriate evaluation of student progress toward attaining the learning outcomes and abilities set forth in established course outlines.

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and administration.

Effectively apply current, quality teaching and learning processes and principles.

Maintain and submit appropriate individual student records as required.


Master’s degree in nursing.

Professional unencumbered license as a registered nurse in Washington state or ability to obtain license by September 1, 2016.

Evidence of current clinical skills in medical-surgical nursing.

Documented successful teaching experience.


Experience using computer applications for instructional purposes and clinical documentation.

Post-secondary vocational certificate or professional nursing certificate which, along with training, will qualify for a vocational certificate.

Experienced in e-learning modes, including pure online delivery, hybrid and telecourses, and enhancing traditional classes with interactive television, multimedia presentations, and Internet resources.

Experience/coursework in curriculum development.

Successful post-secondary teaching experience, preferably in a community college setting.

Ability to function effectively in a variety of healthcare settings.

Ability to function in a multi-lingual and multi-cultural environment.


Wenatchee Valley College seeks faculty who will help move the college into the future. We see our role as assisting students to achieve their individual goals and to serve the community and its needs for an educated workforce. We expect all faculty to strive for excellence both in the classroom and in their broader role as cooperative members of the college. Beyond the stated minimum and desirable qualifications, the following abilities are important to fulfilling our mission and goals:

Mastery of discipline, demonstrated through earned degrees, continued professional education, employment in the field and other relevant education and experience.

Teaching skills, demonstrated through prior teaching assignments, graduate teaching assignments, professional training and other relevant experience.

Knowledge, understanding and support of the mission and purpose of a comprehensive community college.

Flexibility to anticipate and adapt to the dynamically changing arena of American post-secondary education, including the ability to perceive opportunity and assist the college in moving in new directions.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Technology literacy.

Commitment to working effectively with students, colleagues, staff and a district community who represent a broad spectrum of ages, abilities, ethnicities, and educational, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

Commitment to working as a fully productive faculty member which entails understanding that being a faculty member extends beyond teaching classes. Willing acceptance of continuous responsibilities beyond the classroom is essential.


Salary is determined by placement on the Wenatchee Valley College full-time, faculty schedule (currently $47,843 to $53,431 for a 9-month, 175-day contract). Additional days for summer are paid through a separate contract. Summer employment is required. Benefits include medical and dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability, sick leave and a retirement plan.


Applicants must submit all of the following (e-mail submission is preferred):

A cover letter that describes your interest in the position and addresses how you meet the minimum and desired qualifications.

A complete WVC application for employment (available on our web site or human resources office).

A current resume.

Transcripts of all postsecondary education (unofficial are fine).

The names, addresses and phone numbers of four individuals qualified to assess your work-related experience and your ability to perform the duties specified for the position being applied for.

It is your responsibility to submit all required application materials before the deadline. Please do not send portfolios or other unsolicited materials. They will not be shared with the screening committee and cannot be returned to you. Only the finalist will be asked to send additional materials. We do not accept faxed application materials.

Application materials may be requested from:

Wenatchee Valley College

Human Resources


Fifth Street

Wenatchee, WA98801

(509) 682-6440

TDD (509) 682-6837/ (509) 682-6853


Web site:


Applications will be screened as received and continue until the position is filled.

As a part of the interview, the applicant will be required to demonstrate for the screening committee a 15-minute teaching session.

WVC will make assistance available in the application and pre-employment screening process for applicants with disabilities who request such assistance in advance.

Corrected or extended notices for this recruitment will be posted online and in the college human resources office.


Candidates called for interview may be reimbursed up to $500 to help defray costs (inquire about details).


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.

Membership in the WVC Association for Higher Education or payment of a representation fee is required.

Prior to appointment, the successful candidate must pass a criminal history background check.

Wenatchee Valley College is an equal opportunity employer

Additional Information

About Confluence Health: Confluence Health was formed in 2013 as an affiliation between the Wenatchee Valley Medical Center and Central Washington Hospital to create an integrated, rural healthcare delivery system with 2 hospitals, multi-specialty care in 30+ service lines and primary care in ten communities across North Central Washington state. Over 225 physicians and 100 advanced practice clinicians serve an area of approximately 12,000 square miles and cover nearly every corner of this region through specialty outreach. Our Mission: We are dedicated to improving our patients' health by providing safe, high-quality care in a compassionate and cost effective manner. Our Setting and Lifestyle: We are located in the heart of Washington State and just 2.5 hours east of Seattle. Our region offers a diversity of recreational opportunities in breathtaking landscapes, from alpine country to the high desert, orchards to vineyards, cross country skiing to fly fishing and everything in between. Cycling, mountain biking, rafting, hiking; it is all right here. The region also offers a family friendly environment with good schools and opportunities for the entire family to be involved in culture and arts.