Trocaire College
  • RN Nursing Program
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • $43-$48
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Position Overview:

The goal of clinical education experiences at Trocaire College is to provide nursing students with multiple applied opportunities for demonstrating and integrating safe and professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes while engaged with a variety of patients and health care professionals. These learning experiences occur under the supervision and mentorship of clinical faculty.

The Clinical Instructor has responsibility for teaching primarily in the clinical and laboratory settings and also in the classroom; incorporates evidence-based practice into teaching activities. This role requires demonstrated knowledge, competence and experience in a specialty area of practice as a direct care provider and clinical educator. The role requires excellent organizational, written and oral interpersonal communication skills.  


  1. Supervising care provided by a group of students (usually 8 students in a group) while they complete their clinical rotation in your area of specialty.
  2. Coordinating with clinicians at the clinical site to make student patient assignments.
  3. Teaching students how to perform duties in the clinical site and answering their questions.
  4. Evaluates students clinical and lab performance using the designated tools for the course.
  5. Follows program procedure for lab and clinical remediation.
  6. Orients student to the clinical area.
  7. Distributes assignment schedule/calendar, a list of the competencies, required supplies (when working in the nursing labs.
  8. Prepares for clinical and lab classes by selecting appropriate learning experiences as evidenced by the following: updating instructional materials such as handouts and using a variety of learning modalities including instructional technology to augment instruction.
  9. Follows course content, which is current, well organized, and related to course objectives and to student's previous learning.
  10. Submits/updates all paperwork and required reports on time including seven day, mid-term, and final grade rosters. Maintains credentials, licensure, and certifications required for teaching and for the profession.
    1. Maintains open communication with the Course Coordinator and clinical facility staff.
    2. Communicates students' clinical and lab progress, concerns, and absences to the Course Coordinator in a timely manner.
  11. Returns clinical assignment paperwork to students in a timely manner with constructive comments.
  12. Adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) that protects the privacy of student educational records.
  13. Adheres to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (also known as HIPAA Privacy Rule).


  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in good standing in New York
  • Current BLS Certification
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing degree in nursing
  • Experience in a nursing practice role 
  • Experience in a clinical teaching role
  • Documented effectiveness in collaboration and communication 
  • Ability to effectively manage details and problem solve in a complex environment 
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so at


  • Experience in higher education including teaching, simulation instruction, or assessment
  • Master of Nursing Degree

Position Specifications and Working Conditions:

The physical demands and the work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Associate Deans perform most of their work in office settings. Minimal physical effort is required. Operate personal computers and related equipment. Travel may be required for making public presentations and for attendance at regional or central meetings and conferences. Employee needs to be able to drive a private passenger automobile or to arrange for alternative transportation. Reasonable accommodations will be provides for employees with physical limitations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands with fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To Apply, please complete the application at: and upload your cover letter outlining your relevant experience, current resume, contact information for at least three (3) professional references and a copy of your transcript. This documentation must be submitted for employment consideration.  An official transcript is required prior to first day of employment.










































































































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