Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Clinical Instructor - Casual/Flexible Scheduling
Job ID: 717326
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours: Daylight; hours will vary as needed
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Jameson
Department: School of Nursing
Location: 1211 Wilmington Avenue, New Castle PA 16105



UPMC’s Jameson School of Nursing has an opportunity for an experienced nurse to join our team as a casual Nursing Instructor or Assistant Clinical Instructor for our campus in New Castle. Perfect for nurses who are interested in academia, these positions serve as a way to get your foot in the door with our schools and offer flexible scheduling. If this sounds like a great fit for you, we encourage you to apply today!

This position will work primarily Monday through Friday daylight (off-shift and weekend coverage can be accommodated if requested). Minimum hours per week is typically 16 hours (2 clinical days), with ability to flex as high as 40 hours per week if desired.

**The title and pay rate of this position may vary depending on experience and education level of selected finalist. Salary range as shown is for Assistant Clinical Instructor title. Nursing Instructor title may be more based on experience.**

Pending performance and availability, you will have the ability to transition into part time or full-time employment, complete with UPMC’s competitive benefits package, retirement, and paid time off. Full-time employment schedules work year–round.

The Clinical Instructor has the authority, responsibility and accountability for the clinical instruction of students at the Schools of Nursing at UPMC. The position requires clinical competence as a professional nurse and the ability to instruct, guide and evaluate nursing students during the provision of nursing care to patients during clinical practicum experience.

  • Demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning as evidenced by continuous formal and informal education. Participates in self review by critically analyzing strengths, areas for improvement in relation to performance as a clinical instructor. Receives and utilizes constructive feedback to improve clinical teaching. Demonstrates clinical competence in order to provide the highest quality of clinical instruction for nursing students.
  • Models critical and reflective thinking in the clinical area. Utilizes information technology skillfully to support the teaching learning process. Demonstrates interest and respect for learners through mentoring and knowledge sharing. Provides quality instruction to groups of students in the clinical area utilizing teaching learning concepts reflective of best practice in nursing education. Provides timely, thoughtful and constructive feedback and evaluations to learners. Establishes and maintains positive, caring relationships with students, faculty, management, patients/families and all other members of the health care team. Works productively and effectively within a complex educational environment. Creates meaningful clinical learning assignments based on student learning needs. Demonstrates sound clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical and problem solving abilities required as related to various aspects of the teaching-learning process. Utilizes critical thinking skills necessary to lead students in the application of the nursing process in the clinical area.
  • Reflects a commitment to nursing, the school and the program goals. Explores creative and innovative teaching learning strategies during conference and on the clinical unit. Serves as a professional role model for students in the clinical area. Works cooperatively with other faculty members to achieve school goals.
  • Utilizes research and evidence based practice to support improvement in clinical teaching. Assesses student performance to insure care reflects evidenced based nursing practice. Shares outcomes from improvement projects with other faculty and schools of nursing.
  • Works cooperatively and productively to achieve the school goals in accordance with the mission and values of the parent organization. Maintains open communication with other health care team members to achieve academic and organizational goals. Understands how the concepts of trust, respect, professionalism and caring are utilized to build an organizational climate that fosters the development of the student. Applies principles of dignity and respect in meeting the diverse learning needs of students in clinical practice. Resolves and manages conflict effectively and in a timely manner. Creates an environment which recognizes and values differences in students, peers, patients, families and communities. Coaches students on cultural diversity and civility in the educational environment.


  • 3 years of clinical practice preferred, OR required for Nursing Instructor level.
  • MSN enrollment required for Assistant Clinical Instructor level, OR MSN required for Nursing Instructor level.
  • Previous teaching or precepting experience, preferred.
  • The individual must be able to provide classroom instruction to nursing students in their area of expertise and provide guidance, clinical instruction and evaluation to students when providing nursing care to patients served by the assigned clinical unit.
  • Must also demonstrate knowledge of growth and development as related to the patient conditions which are assigned to students.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse. 
  • CPR Certification for BLS for Health Care Providers.  
  • Appointment to this position and retention of this position is contingent upon the approval of the PA State Board of Nursing. 
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $26.64 to $44.88

Union Position: No

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