Instructor Certified Nursing Asst/Home Health Aide Program - Substitute

Central Coast College - Salinas, CA3.2


Job Description

Serve as Substitute Instructor for adult students in the knowledge, skills, abilities, and values they need for success in the subject areas as a Certified Nurse Assistant (C.N.A.) or Home Health Aide (HHA). Courses include Patients’ Rights, Interpersonal Skills, Prevention Management of Catastrophe and Unusual Occurrence, Body Mechanics, Medical and Surgical Asepsis, Weights and Measures, Patient Care Skills, Patient Care Procedures, Vital Signs, Nutrition, Emergency Procedures, Long-Term Care Patient, Rehabilitative Nursing, Observation and Charting, and Death and Dying.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the learning activities of students and prepare daily class activities based on approved course curriculum that include lesson plans and course syllabi
  • Ensure that necessary equipment, materials and supplies are available for the learning activities
  • Provide teaching in a variety of modalities including written, oral, and demonstration
  • Lecture in the subject areas responsible for, moving around the room to monitor student progress when students are working individually or in group activities
  • Integrate into lecture ancillary tools to enhance student learning of the subject matter being taught
  • Supervise hands-on lab exercises in the subject areas responsible for by walking through the room of students doing exercises to closely monitor their progress, provide feedback (both by verbally telling them and physically showing them), and assess their results
  • Serve as a first resource to students encountering problems
  • Maintain discipline and counsel students as necessary
  • Post attendance and submit to Registrar daily
  • Record daily grades on official grading software (Engrade) and submit final grades at end of each session
  • Prepare and administer quizzes and examinations
  • Maintain an attractive, clean, and safe classroom
  • Serve as a resource in subject area for revising curriculum, material selection and lesson plans

Personal Characteristics

  • A good command of written and oral English
  • Ability to communicate clearly, verbally, nonverbally, and in writing, demonstrating appropriate grammar, vocabulary and word usage
  • Ability to interact effectively on an interpersonal level with students from a variety of social, emotional and educational backgrounds
  • An interest in working with and helping adult learners achieve success
  • Ability to maintain classroom control
  • A desire to work cooperatively with staff, administrators, and fellow instructors
  • A professional appearance and attitude toward work that serves as a model to students

Education and Training:

  • HHA instructors must have current RN licensure with at least two (2) years of RN nursing experience with one (1) year of employment in the provision of direct care in a Home Health Agency.
  • NA instructors must have one (1) year nursing experience as a licensed nurse providing direct patient care in a long term care facility, in addition to one (1) year of experience planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs in nursing or two (2) years of full time experience as a licensed nurse, at least one (1) year of which must be in the provision of direct patient care in a nursing facility (SNF, ICF, ICF-DD, or ICF-DDN). Within six (6) months of employment and prior to teaching a certification program, the DSD or instructor shall obtain a minimum of twenty-four (24) hours of continuing education courses in planning, implementing and evaluating education programs in nursing. Courses must be approved by the BRN in California.
  • Know the requirements of the job for which students are training
  • Know vocabulary of education and medical terminology used in the medical field\

Prior teaching experience helpful, but not necessary.

Job Type: Temporary


  • RN nursing: 2 years (Preferred)
  • employment in the provision of direct care in a Home Health: 1 year (Preferred)

Employment Length:

  • Varies

Completed license needed:

  • Upon starting work