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Practical Nurse Instructor - Continuous Appointment (Probationary)

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Position Title Practical Nurse Instructor - Continuous Appointment (Probationary)
Faculty/Instructor Profile
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
Position Responsibilities
The School of Health and Wellness is currently inviting applications for a full-time Probationary Continuous Instructor in the Practical Nurse program, commencing as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

The Practical Nurse program is a two-year diploma that prepares students to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) following graduation and successful completion of the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Exam. It is an approved program by the CLPNA’s Education Standards Advisory Committee.

The Practical Nurse program provides exceptional opportunities to work closely with students, faculty and staff in a supportive environment that promotes innovation, scholarship, and commitment to student success. RDP offers an excellent professional development program that helps faculty to continuously develop skills, knowledge, and expertise specific to teaching and learning as well as their respective discipline.

For the 2024/2025 academic year, the Practical Nurse program will be offered in:
  • Red Deer
  • Drumheller
  • Ponoka
  • Rocky Mountain House
  • Stettler
  • Three Hills

Faculty may be assigned instructional workload that requires travel to urban and rural locations in addition to teaching on the RDP campus. Travel and related expenses will be reimbursed according to the Travel and Related Expenses policy. RDP’s Practical Nurse program has multiple intakes and includes day, evening, and weekend clinical, lab, and theory instruction. Faculty may be assigned to instructional workload as required to support program needs.

Responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to):
  • Teaching students in classroom, lab, and/or clinical settings with flexibility for both face-to-face and online course delivery.
  • Creating a stimulating, effective, and learner-centered environment.
  • Preparing, reviewing and/or updating course material.
  • Marking, grading, and evaluation of student work.
  • Providing ongoing feedback, guidance, and assistance to students.
  • Actively contributing and participating in program planning, curriculum development & review, project work, and scholarly activity.
  • Participating in School and Polytechnic-wide initiatives and/or committees.
  • 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.

For more information contact:
Jessica Green
Interim Associate Dean, School of Health and Wellness
Red Deer College
Phone: (403) 342-3540
Required Qualifications
  • RN with a BScN degree; or LPN Diploma with a health care related degree.
  • Current registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) or the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)
  • A minimum of five years nursing experience
  • Recent clinical / practical experience
  • Recent Clinical experience
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment
  • Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support Provider or Recertification Certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check in accordance with the Polytechnic’s Criminal Record Check policy
  • Current immunizations as per RDP requirements
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters degree
  • Curriculum and Clinical Education Leadership

Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Benefits and Compensation Information
This role is classified as a Continuous Probationary Instructor. Continuous Probationary Instructors at Red Deer Polytechnic are employed full-time throughout the entire year. They participate in a probationary period which shall normally be three years in length.

The Faculty Association at Red Deer Polytechnic (FARDP) and the related collective agreement provides further information on compensation and probationary, continuous appointment positions for Instructors at Red Deer Polytechnic

Compensation for this role is determined by the highest academic credential received and related experience.

The successful candidate will also receive:
  • 45 days of paid vacation annually in addition to paid time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year
  • Comprehensive benefits health and dental package, including a Health Spending Account.
  • Individual professional development funding, additional free professional development opportunities offered through the institution, and tuition free classes.

*Eligibility to access the above mentioned benefits dependent upon the FARDP Collective Agreement and related RDP policies.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2030 Strategic 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.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2024-F-029
Faculty Employment Type Continuous Probationary
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 04/16/2024
Position End Date (if term-certain)
FTE 1.0
Hours of Work
Open Date 04/05/2024
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 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Travel and related expenses will be reimbursed according to the Travel and Related Expenses policy.
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Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply

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