Job Description

Job Title: Nursing Instructor (.77 FTE)
Job ID: 180001GK
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Shadyside
Department: School of Nursing
Location: 5900 Baum Boulevard, Pittsburgh PA 15206


Are you a RN with a background in Med/Surg, Critical Care, or Mental Health? Are you looking for an opportunity to build experience in a teaching environment? Do you thrive on inspiring others to reach their full potential? We are looking for you!

UPMC’s Schools of Nursing is hiring a Nursing Instructor to work Full-Time during the Fall and Spring Semesters. This position does not work in the summer months. This position is perfect for nurses who are interested in academia and enjoy having flexibility in the Summer. If this sounds like a great fit for you, we encourage you to apply today!

** Instructors in this position will still receive paychecks throughout the summer months. 9 months of pay is spread out between 12 months. The pay grade shown is the base pay for Full-Time Instructors that work the entire year. Nursing Instructors in a .77 status will receive a pro-rated rate that accounts for the summer months that are not worked. **

  • 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 lateral violence in the educational environment.


  • BSN required
  • MSN required or must be enrolled in an MSN program with a 4 year completion plan.
  • 3 years of clinical practice strongly preferred
  • Precepting experience a plus
  • The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide guidance and clinical instruction to students at school, at associated agencies and 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.
  • 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.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Registered Nurse
  • Appointment to this position and retention of this position is contingent upon the approval of the PA State Board of Nursing
  • Act 33 Child Abuse Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • CPR or BLS within 30 days of beginning employment

Salary Range: $30.89 to $52.76

Union Position: No

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