Full-Time Faculty in Nursing Assistant Program
Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Department of Nursing
United States

Summary of Responsibilities:
Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech), located 15 miles northeast of Seattle, is the only public institute of technology in Washington state and has provided high quality education since 1949. We offer 8 applied bachelor's degrees, 43 associate degrees and 91 professional certificates in 42 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. LWTech is located within the city of Kirkland, which is home to companies such as GoDaddy, Google, Astronics and EvergreenHealth, and the college is within minutes from Microsoft and Nintendo. LWTech was recognized by the Aspen Institute as one of the top 150 two-year colleges in the nation in 2018 and is proud to be a Military Friendly School.

LWTech is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its staff and faculty. We serve a student population of 6,500 that come from a variety of backgrounds. We strongly value diversity and are working to improve access and successful educational outcomes for all students. We are actively seeking applicants that will help to balance our employee workforce to align with our students and community. Questions regarding the College's commitment to diversity and our campus culture may be directed to Human ResourcesFor more information on our Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Council.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology(LWTech) welcomes faculty with a vision of excellence in instruction and an ability to employ various formats and styles in support of successful student learning. LWTech seeks faculty who can adapt to a variety of teaching situations and who have the ability to work effectively with students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes cultural diversity and multicultural understanding.

This full-time Annual Renewable with the possibility of converting to a Tenure Track. It offers the opportunity to train and prepare students to enter the nursing profession as a certified Nursing Assistant. As the full-time faculty member in the Nursing Assistant Program, the successful candidate will teach a variety of learning instructional objectives and coordinate the program under the direction of the Associate Dean of Nursing Programs. 

This faculty position will teach nursing theory and supervise students in off-campus clinical laboratory experiences. The teaching assignments will vary to reflect changes in staffing and enrollment and will include team teaching and sharing responsibility for a class. A portion of the clinical teaching may occur in late afternoon, weekend or evening hours and/or at off-campus locations. In addition to teaching, this position involves advising students, assisting with test construction, developing programs and curricula and participating in college governance, department/division and campus-related professional activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Serve as the college's point-of-contact for the Nursing Assistant Certificate Program
  • Coordinate off-site learning opportunities for students
  • Plan and develop a variety of instructional objectives and experiences appropriate to the Nursing Assistant program's goals
  • Teach a variety of Nursing Assistant courses, including related preparation and grading;
  • Identify individual learning needs of students and make appropriate adjustments; provide individual academic/professional-technical guidance and advising to students
  • Develop and teach productive and constructive work habits, study skills, and core skills as identified by the college; and model the communication, computation, and human relations skills required for employment in the Nursing Assistant field
  • Develop and teach lessons which foster and support cultural diversity and non-discrimination
  • Develop classroom and laboratory procedures, including safety, in accordance with identified local, state, and federal policies and procedures
  • Maintain appropriate records which indicate student progress and meet college grading requirements
  • Evaluate student achievement in terms of curricular objectives as related to Nursing Assistant knowledge and practice
  • Follow disciplinary procedures, as prescribed in college policy, and work consistently and fairly with all students
  • Design learning experiences for the unique characteristics of individual students
  • Participate in self-improvement activities and staff development in the assigned instructional area and technical field
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the industry, including nursing competency in areas of responsibility and current clinical competency, and relate specific applications to industry
  • Develop and maintain industry and/or community support for the Nursing Assistant program by attending craft and advisory committee meetings and maintaining contact with industry for co-op job placement and follow-up activities
  • Assist in developing, expanding, revising, and updating effective program materials and department goals; evaluate and review program for requirements for outcomes assessments, state and national accreditation
  • Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality; other duties as assigned
  • Maintain regular office hours
  • Develop curriculum and develop and assess program and educational outcomes
  • Perform advising, recruiting, and retention activities
  • Hold regular meetings of the program advisory committee
  • Take part in college accreditation, program review, and college committees as specified in the faculty bargained agreement
  • Perform other professional activities as approved by the director and dean

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize tasks and space
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of computer programming and software, i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, staff
  • Basic understanding of human anatomy, physiology, and clinical nomenclature
  • Ability to work independently, problem-solve and make decisions effectively
  • Ability to work well as a member of a team in demanding college environment

Successful applicant will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the community college mission, diversity, and a learning-centered climate
  • Equitably teach students of diverse cultural, geographic, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Effectively teach and impart excitement and enthusiasm in teaching courses
  • Utilize a variety of methods and modes of instruction to ensure student success
  • Function as a team player
  • Work successfully with individuals and groups representing a wide range of diverse cultural, geographic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Demonstrate excellent oral, written and listening communication skills
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service
  • Mentor students, maintain office files, records and complete reports as required
  • Collaborate successfully with colleagues, staff and students as part of an educational team
  • Display strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Exhibit reliability and integrity in maintaining assigned work schedules and completing assigned tasks using sound judgment
  • Follow campus regulations, local, state and federal laws, regulations and ordinances
  • Appropriately incorporate the use of computer information technology in the delivery of services
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationship


  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing (BSN)
  • WA Registered Nurse (RN) License
  • One (1) year full-time equivalent (FTE) experience within the past three years, caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age
  • CPR/First Aid certificate
  • Tuberculosis (TB) test within the last six (6) months
  • Experience supervising nursing assistants


  • Experience in nursing education

Supplemental Information:Compensation
Placement on the faculty salary schedule is based on an individual assessment of education and experience. Salary is negotiable depending upon qualifications; salary is for an academic year (173 days) and as may be adjusted according to the faculty bargained agreement. Working hours are usually Monday through Friday between 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, with some evening advising and other flexible hours as needed. Summer quarter employment may be available based on student enrollment. This is a full-time, Annual Renewable position, with the possibility to convert to Tenure Track. Medical, dental, and insurance benefits are provided as currently administered under Public Employees Benefits Board; State Retirement Plan; sick leave is equal to 1 day per month, effective upon employment. 

Required Online Application Materials

  • Online application
  • Current resume
  • Cover letter
  • Responses to the supplemental questions included in the online application process

Conditions of Employment

  • Official transcripts/certifications will be required upon employment
  • Job offers are contingent upon successful completion of background/reference checks

Physical/Mental Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Mobility: ability to sit, walk or stand for extended periods of time
  • Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes and/or prepare materials or equipment
  • Lifting: frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects up to 25 pounds Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person
  • Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate, frequent contact with co-workers, as well as the public
  • Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently

Environmental/Work Conditions

  • Frequent use of office equipment
  • Exposure to weather; corridors between building are located outdoors

Eligibility Verification

  • If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work

Affirmative Action Statement
Lake Washington Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in is programs and activities. Questions regarding the College's Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Meena Park, Executive Director of Human Resources, Affirmative Action Office/Title IX Coordinator, (425) 739-8212. 

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