Job Name: Faculty Member, Trauma Education Programs, (TCAR)
Ready to leave the hassle of a full-time hospital position, but not ready to give up nursing? Want more control of your life and time? Put your trauma expertise and speaking talents to work teaching nursing audiences around the U.S.
TCAR Education Programs–a rapidly expanding, independent, nurse-own educational organization–is looking for top-notch faculty members who are masters or doctorally prepared trauma clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, educators, or program managers. A TCAR Education Programs (TEP) faculty position is a fun and challenging way to share your wealth of knowledge and experience with bedside trauma nurses to promote optimal inpatient care. Full-time positions involve presenting our outstanding 2-day educational program to live nursing audiences around the country 30-50 times per year, providing you ample free time and an opportunity to travel. Occasionally, part-time positions are available (minimum of 12 classes per year.)
Faculty members must be very familiar with the needs of nurses and adult patients across the trauma spectrum, particularly during the POST-resuscitation phases of care (OR, PCAU, ICU, Progressive Care, Acute Care, Rehab). All TEP instructors are outstanding presenters, with extensive teaching and speaking experience who can hold an audience's attention while making complex physiologic and clinical topics relevant to bedside care providers. TEP faculty members are trauma care leaders (outside of their full-time work environments) with broad educational, clinical practice, leadership, presentation, research, and/or publication experience.
A TEP faculty position is definitely NOT a teaching opportunity for novices. Instructors must have the educational background, teaching experience, trauma care knowledge, energy, confidence, technical savvy, and stage presence to involve learners and explain complex pathophysiologic concepts, all while single-handedly educating, engaging, and entertaining audiences of 15 to 150 people for two full days.
At TCAR Education Programs we choose only top people and treat them accordingly. Instructors are part of an elite faculty of trauma nursing experts who provide important input into our dynamic curriculum content. Faculty members receive an extensive and rigorous orientation, are well compensated, and form an integral part of the program development team. Our faculty are self-determining, creative, flexible, and resourceful individuals with a taste for travel and adventure.
At TEP, we value and care for our professional instructors. This position does NOT involve sales. Faculty members are compensated based on the number of classes taught. Classes are booked and arranged by TEP. Travel is paid by TEP, and there is a strong TEP office support staff to assist you throughout the entire class and travel process.
In-depth Candidate Description
- TEP faculty members must be able and available to travel as assigned anywhere in the U.S., a minimum of 30 times per year, to serve as the sole instructor for a 2-day class (following an orientation period). Depending on location, this usually involves a full travel day. On occasion, a 2nd travel day is required as well. Faculty members are assigned close to home when possible.
- TEP faculty members must have an extensive trauma nursing knowledge base and exceptional clinical reasoning skills. This includes a solid understanding of not only trauma assessment, interventions, and evaluation, but pathophysiology as well. Instructors must be comfortable presenting and repeatedly reinforcing anatomic, physiologic, pathologic, hemodynamic, and other critical care concepts throughout their presentations.
- TEP faculty members must have extensive teaching experience. Examples include critical care courses, academic programs, clinical faculty positions, certification review classes, etc. This goes well beyond minor teaching events such as unit-based in-services, preceptorships, or lectures at standardized courses (e.g., TNCC, PALS, ACLS).
- TEP faculty members are among the best nurse presenters in the country, with professional-level audience management and learner engagement skills and a history of delivering podium presentations at state, regional, national, or international conferences for major organizations or symposia.
- TEP faculty members are aware of–and can speak to–current concepts, developments, and controversies in the field of trauma care and routinely share new information with fellow instructors.
- TEP faculty members are all part of the educational program design team. Each instructor plays an active role in course updates, revisions, corrections, and new content development.
- TEP faculty members are expected to participate in quarterly faculty conference calls and attend an annual TEP Faculty Summit Meeting to interact as a group.
Qualification Summary / Basic Job Requirements
- An unencumbered U.S. RN license.
- A valid U.S. driver's license (necessary for car rental).
- Masters or doctorate degree in nursing or a closely related discipline.
- TCRN Certification
- Strong clinical experience in two or more trauma patient care areas: ED, PACU, critical care, acute care, or rehab.
- Excellent English grammar, diction, and public speaking skills.
- 15+ years of trauma nursing in any of the following leadership positions: trauma clinical nurse specialist, trauma educator, trauma nurse practitioner, or trauma program director/manager/coordinator.
- Able to travel independently, and lift and manipulate up to 40 lb.
- Live near a major airport.
- Familiarity with Windows laptop computers, PowerPoint, and audiovisual troubleshooting.
If you are interested and believe you qualify, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org