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Health Care Aide Clinical Instructor

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Position Information

Position Title Health Care Aide Clinical Instructor
Faculty/Instructor Profile
Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic:

★ Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success. 
★ Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline. 
★ Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities. 

Role Description
As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape, growing our breadth of credentials (to include our own degrees) and programs, our institution has high expectations of our amazing faculty.  But we do recognize that new hires may not have all the skills and experiences when applying.  We want you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time.  The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration.  Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.  

The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success 
The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development
The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits
The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities.

Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile

For More Information:
For more information contact:
Kalcy Dube
Program Coordinator, Division of Extended Education
Red Deer Polytechnic
Position Responsibilities
The Division of Extended Education at RDP is currently inviting applications for Clinical Health Care Aide Instructor(s) in the Health Care Aide program.

RDPs Health Care Aide program prepares learners to be part of a health care team and provide a high level of front-line care to clients in need of assistance in a variety of different settings. Red Deer Polytechnic is licensed to deliver the 2019 Alberta Health Provincial Curriculum. This is a full-time credit program with nine courses which include blended learning (virtual real time classes) with a combination of virtual and in-person lab components, two clinical placements, and one preceptorship.

This program prepares students to work as a Health Care Aide in acute care facilities, continuing care facilities, hospitals, as well as in the home setting. A Health Care Aide assists individuals needing care in a variety of ways including: assisting with eating, dressing, washing and moving.

This program consists of a variety of learning approaches including online readings, assignments and lessons, in-person labs with a certified instructor, and in-person clinical placements. This program follows the Government of Alberta approved Health Care Aide 2019 curriculum and successful graduates are eligible to write the provincial exam to be certified as Health Care Aides in Alberta.

Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
  • Facilitating students in clinical settings.
  • Providing oversight when students perform skills or procedures.
  • Creating a stimulating, effective, and learner-centered environment.
  • Facilitate pre- and post-clinical conferences according to program guidelines.
  • Promoting and maintaining positive relationships with external partners.
  • Marking, grading, and evaluation of student progress and work.
  • Providing ongoing feedback, guidance, and assistance.
  • Upholding the Professional Responsibilities of Faculty at RDP, which are described within the Faculty Performance Policy.
  • Demonstrating and promoting RDP organizational values and following RDP policies and practices.
Required Qualifications
  • LPN Diploma
  • Current active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA)
  • Recent clinical/practical experience
  • Excellent communication, public relations and interpersonal skills
  • Passion for teaching, ability to inspire students, and commitment to student learning and success
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of team environments
  • Proven commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment
  • Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support Provider or Recertification Certificate (HSF-BLS Provider)
  • Driver’s License
  • Police Information Check
  • Current immunizations as per RDP requirements
Preferred Qualifications
  • Past clinical teaching experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a nurse
Salary or Hourly? Hourly
Salary Salary will be commensurate based on experience and education
Benefits and Compensation Information
Part-time instructors receive an additional 14% of the gross salary in lieu of benefits and vacation pay.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
 Red Deer Polytechnic has been a pivotal part of central Alberta for nearly six decades. Since our story began as Red Deer College in 1964, we have proudly served our learners and communities. Now, with our new designation as Red Deer Polytechnic, the institution continues to grow across its breadth of credentials, programs and collaborative opportunities. Looking to our exciting future, Red Deer Polytechnic is seeking highly qualified, committed faculty and staff to be part of the team of employees who will help us realize our vision.  
Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2022-2027 Strategic Transformation Plan:
Our purpose is simple: To inspire, educate, and mentor our community of learners. We collaborate to provide diverse experiential learning opportunities for our highly skilled learners. We empower innovators and creators for impact. Our growth will be realized through quality of life and the reciprocal benefits for our stakeholders.  
Our vision is to be a resourceful polytechnic, unbound by tradition. We are bold. We are resilient. We are more than applied. We will lead the transformation of post-secondary education by becoming more innovative, entrepreneurial and sustainable with people at our core. Red Deer Polytechnic must be the best choice for our learners, our clients, our employees, and our communities, resulting in growth and readiness for the future. 

At Red Deer Polytechnic we:

  • Offer more than 100 programs in a variety of disciplines and credentials and encourage innovative experiences that prepare learners for successful careers and lives
  • Provide robust supports and resources to assist in personal and professional growth.
  • Value fresh ideas from individuals who are new to teaching, and those who want to translate years of experience to a meaningful legacy with the next generation
  • Focus on research that is applied and that enriches students’ experiences and helps solve everyday issues
  • Hold in high regard diversity, inclusion, and an environment that values everyone.
  • Provide opportunities to challenge and support the mind, body and spirit, and to engage in personal and professional empowerment
  • Demonstrate a commitment to Indigenous education in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and demonstrate this commitment as signatories to the Colleges and Institutes Canada Indigenous Education Protocol

For More Information: About Red Deer Polytechnic

Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2023-F-016
Faculty Employment Type Term-Certain Part-Time
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 03/27/2023
Position End Date (if term-certain) 05/01/2023
Hours of Work Hours of work are dependant upon schedule of classes
Open Date 03/09/2023
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact People & Culture. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. References Names and Contact Information
  3. Cover Letter
Optional Documents