Utah State University

Clinical Lab Instructor CNA (Lecturer)

City Blanding Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(11/8/2023 1:24 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Technology Design & Technical Educ
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


In cooperation with San Juan School District and The Utah Navajo Health Services (UNHS),  Utah State University Blanding, seeks candidates for a full-time, academic-year (9-month), non-tenure track term lecturer position that offers benefits. This position is for skills lab and clinical instructor for the CNA programs at Whitehorse HS and Monument Valley. The lab/clinical instructor will instruct the skills lab portion of a 12-week hybrid course and supervise clinical experiences with supplement instruction, as needed. The program will enroll the maximum number of students as regulated by the state accreditation agency -- Utah Nursing Assistant Registry (UNAR) at each location.


The clinical instructor will support the primary instructor in providing CNA skills lab instruction one day each week at Whitehorse HS and another one day per week at Monument Valley HS.

Minimum 10 hours weekly, including travel time. The UNAR curriculum and model for clinical experience placement will be followed. UNAR accreditation standards will be followed in the hiring of the clinical assistant.


The remainder of the time will be spent as a full-time lab instructor with the USU CNA programs. 


Teaching appointment is 95% teaching and 5% service.

Estimated start date is January 2, 2024


  • Cooperates with the Program Coordinator and/or Primary Instructor in scheduling skills lab time and clinical experiences for students.
  • Supervises small groups of no more than 12 nursing assistant students who are paired 1:1 with facility CNA's in the clinical setting.
  • Administration of each clinical site will dictate the number of students.
  • Remains on premises and available to students at all times.
  • Has no facility-related responsibilities.
  • Actively seeks opportunities for students to perform learned skills.
  • Provides guidance and constructive feedback to students.
  • Maintains student rolls, including a sign in-and-out sheet with exact time of arrival and departure for both skills’ lab and clinical site.
  • Maintains record of skill development.
  • Maintains lab area to UNAR standards.
  • May occasionally substitute for the classroom instructor upon notification of UNAR.
  • Provides feedback to training program regarding student readiness for clinical experience; identifying potential weakness and areas of strength of training provided prior to clinical.
  • Performs other related duties as requested by the Program Coordinator, Primary Instructor, and the Director of the UNAR
  • Reports to the Program Coordinator, Primary Instructor and the Director of the Utah Nursing Assistant Registry


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a licensed nurse with a minimum of two years of nursing experience; at least one year must be in the provision of long term care facility services or caring for the elderly or the chronically ill of any age.


Must be a reasonable candidate for approval by UNAR. UNAR approval requires the following:

  1. Completion of UNAR Instructor approval packet.
  2. Licensed nurse in good standing with the Utah Department of Professional Licensure.
  3. A resume showing 2 years of nursing experience; explicitly detailing at least 1-year experience in the provision of long term care facility services or caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age.
  4. Must have completed a UNAR-approved “Train the Trainer” program or demonstrated competence to teach adult learners.
  5. Fingerprinting and background check.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) Resume/CV - to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2) Cover Letter - to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

3) University or College transcripts - to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

4) Three professional references with contact information


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees typically work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


*updated 7/2023

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

*updated 09/2023


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