Foundations of Healthcare (CNA/CMA/HHA) Technical Instructor

Washburn Institute of Technology seeks applications for Certified Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide/Certified Medication Aide Technical Instructor.  This is a 10-month, full-time position with benefits. The position starts on or before August 1, 2022.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Two years of verifiable full-time experience in clinical practice as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
  • An unencumbered Kansas nursing license.
  • A minimum of 1750 hours of long-term care experience as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.
  • An instructor number for CNA/CMA courses or the ability to gain approval as a CNA/CMA instructor per criteria established through the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing with long-term care experience.  
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level. 
  • Approved HHA instructor number from KDADS.  


The Technical Instructor position consists of four essential functions:  teaching, service, collegiality, and professional development.

  • Develop curriculum according to course competencies on each course syllabus.
  • Develop assignments for the classroom and lab/shop if applicable, and attend all class meetings.
  • Enforce policies for safety and the use of personal protective equipment for all individuals in the lab/shop environment.
  • Maintain student records about the program (i.e., certification testing and the assessment plan); administer tests.
  • Evaluate student work, provide feedback to students, and assign grades. Share (as appropriate) information with the Student Services and Dean's offices; and use the University's Learning Management System to track grades as required.
  • Evaluate each course one teaches and assess personal performance in teaching.
  • Participate in college-wide staff development days, departmental meetings and fulfill committee assignments.
  • Serve on campus-wide committees as needed; participate actively in departmental/program advisory board meetings.
  • Foster a positive relationship with industry and the community.
  • Submit budget and purchase recommendations.
  • Act in a manner that promotes collegial relationships and shows respect toward students, staff, and colleagues.
  • Participate in graduation ceremonies and other ceremonial events as pertains to the department.  
  • Maintain and advance training in industry-recognized certifications.
  • Seek opportunities for professional development or advancement of educational degrees.
  • Stay abreast of innovations and developments in the professional field and take advantage of the University's instructional support programs.
  • Adhere to college and University policies and perform additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Application Procedures:

Application review is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled. To apply submit a letter of interest, resume, copies of transcripts, copies of current credentials, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Please use “Tech Instructor–Foundations of Healthcare” in the subject line. The successful candidate will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Official transcripts are required once hired.  

Washburn is an EOE and is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching-focused academic and work environment. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a campus climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented and/or marginalized in higher education.
Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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