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CNA Program Instructor

Job Details

Oak Point University - Chicago, IL
4 Year Degree


CNA/PCT Program Instructors are responsible for excellent and effective teaching in the classroom, lab and clinical setting. Instructors interact with students as teacher, advisor and mentor.




  • Directs the learning activities of students in classroom, clinical and practicum settings.
  • Evaluates the academic, clinical and practicum competencies of students.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship with personnel in agencies utilized for student clinical and practicum experiences.
  • Maintains student records of academic, clinical, and practicum achievement. Archives course material and documents related to student performance.
  • Submits final evaluations of students clinical and practicum performance to the appropriate leader.
  • Communicates with the program leadership regarding specific course needs.
  • Attends required Teaching Team and University meetings and trainings.
  • Engage in appropriate professional development, research and scholarly activities
  • within your area(s) of expertise.
  • Complete grading of students assignments and advise students regarding their academic standing, on attendance, grades, and issues in order to ensure successful completion of their courses.
  • Demonstrate effectiveness with strong outcomes in student retention and success.
  • Manage classroom environment through compliance with campus policies including but not limited to classroom management, attendance, punctuality, and professionalism.
  • Advises and mentors students.
  • Improves teaching effectiveness through participation in advanced study and/or continuing education offerings pertinent to medical assistant education, and through use of peer review and student evaluation information.
  • Participates in the evaluation of teaching effectiveness of peers.
  • Maintains records relevant to the individual course.
  • Adheres to established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives.
  • Performs both essential and non-essential job functions in a safe manner as identified by Oak Point University.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of and models the mission and core values of Oak Point University through behavior and attitude.
  • Enhances professional growth and development by accessing educational programs, job related literature, in-service meetings, and workshops/seminars.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Must hold an Illinois license as a Registered Nurse.
  • Bachelors degree in Nursing required, Masters degree preferred.
  • Experience required in inpatient clinical patient care setting.
  • Minimum of two to three years of experience teaching in a CNA/PCT or related health care field.


Computer Skills

  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Power Point, Excel.
  • Familiarity and adaptability to student and information management systems (i.e.,preferably BrightSpace).



  • Effective verbal and written communications skills.
  • Effective time management and organization skills.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about working with students from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Able to work in team settings (e.g. with instructional course teams).
  • Able to understand boundaries (with external agencies, institutions).
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about working with a variety of stakeholders to provide high quality services with seamless operations.