Job Details

Big Bend Community College
  • Position Number: 1864716
  • Location: Moses Lake, WA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Nursing Instructor (Part-time)

Salary: See Position Description
Job Type: Part-Time
Job Number: 19-52
Location: Moses Lake, WA
Division: Instruction

Position Summary
Big Bend Community College invites applications for Associate (part-time) Faculty positions in our Nursing Program. BBCC is a small rural community college located in the sunny, central part of Washington State, and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Big Bend Community College serves approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000, in a 4,600-square-mile service district including 15 communities in Grant and Adams counties and the Odessa School District in Lincoln County with on-site, online instruction, and interactive classrooms.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-793-2010 or via email at

This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

This position is responsible to prepare and teach courses in a variety of healthcare areas and situations through lecture, lab and clinical instruction to prepare Level I and Level II students for an Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

This position reports to the Director of Health Education and works closely with the Allied Health Division Chair as well as other faculty and staff.

Associate Faculty receive quarterly contracts. Payment is based on $723.49/per lecture credit. May also include a combination of $1,176.98/per lab credit/Nursing Clinical and/or $906.89/per Nursing Campus Lab.

Essential Job Duties
Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:
  • Prepare and teach on-campus and off-campus lecture, lab and/or clinical instruction in nursing, especially in medical/surgical areas. Teaching assignments are determined by college and program needs and/or the individual's background and experience and may include day, evening/night, online or occasional weekend classes and/or availability.
  • Conduct effective instruction in all assigned areas with emphasis on medical-surgical nursing.
  • Maintain current course syllabi and course outlines.
  • Teach in areas and at times that support the college's needs.
  • Coordinate nursing theory and nursing skills lab curriculum with lab skills instructors.
  • Inspire excitement and enthusiasm into the teaching of nursing.
  • Be responsible for identifying and meeting the needs of students, maintaining office hours, and maintaining up-to-date knowledge of subject areas.
  • Keep abreast of current professional trends.
  • Work effectively with colleagues and students of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Maintain current student records and evaluations.
  • Advise and counsel students about their progress.
  • Perform in a manner which strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational components of the college.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Director or Health Education Programs.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications
At the time of application, the candidate must possess the following:
  • Minimum of a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university and from a nursing education program that is accredited by a nursing education accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Candidates possessing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and currently enrolled in a regionally accredited college or university MSN program or a graduate program in a health or education-related field with completion expected by June 2020 may be considered.
  • Must have a current unencumbered professional license as a Registered Nurse in Washington State.
  • Evidence of current clinical skills in nursing, particularly in geriatrics and medical-surgical areas.
  • Meet Washington Vocational Certification Standards.
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse academic, age, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Prior teaching experience in a higher education setting.
  • Strong computer skills especially in accessing and utilizing computerized resources including computer applications for instructional purposes such as Internet resources, PowerPoint, Word, Canvas and Outlook.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.

Application Instructions
This position is open until filled. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:
  1. BBCC Online application.
  2. Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
  3. Comprehensive resume or CV.*
  4. Response(s) to the question(s) found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
  5. Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community. Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website. If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

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