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Nursing Assistant Instructor/Program Director

Avamere Health Services, LLC | Posted 9-06-2021

Portland (Education and Training)

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Nursing Assistant Instructor/Program Director
Status: Full-Time Schedule: Monday-Friday Location: Laurelhurst Village - 3060 SE Stark St. Portland, OR 97214

The primary purpose of this position is to support in organization, administration, review, development and planning, and general effectiveness of the Nursing Assistant (NA) program. The Primary Instructor is responsible for student education and guidance through to the placement of the state exam.

This position will also provide classroom and clinical education for Avamere Health Services Nursing Assistant Level 1 Program. The Primary Instructor is responsible for screening, interviewing and placement of students in each cohort. Cohorts include 96 hours of classroom/Lab and 75 hours of Clinical.
RN's with minimum 2 years SNF/LTC nursing preferred ADN/BSN Registered Nurses, active unencumbered Oregon license required
This position includes

  • Paid Training and Mentorship/Peer Support
  • Team Environment
  • One-on-One training with Program Director & Peers
  • Established Curriculum
  • Autonomous Classroom within Avamere P&P and Division Rules
  • ADN and BSN Graduates with 2 years LTC experience reqired


  • Accountable for the classroom, laboratory and clinical practicum
  • Implement the required Board-approved curriculum
  • Supervise and be present in the classroom at least 75% of the time that classes are being taught
  • Is onsite and available during 100% of the clinical teaching time
  • Provide effective teaching strategies in an environment that encourage student and instructor interaction
  • Accurately records students’ daily attendance
  • Follows and enforces Student Guidelines
  • Evaluate the competency of students
  • Maintains classroom in good physical order, helps to manage program supplies and keep equipment in good repair
  • Enters classroom at designated time with all necessary materials. Begins and ends class at scheduled times and follows scheduled student break times
  • May delegate classroom, laboratory and or clinical teaching responsibilities to a Delegated Instructor and/or a clinical teaching associate if directed to do so by the NA Program Director
  • The Primary Instructor shall hold a current, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oregon
  • Two or more years of experience as a Registered Nurse and teaching experience or educational preparation for teaching adults
  • Must complete the “Train the CNA Trainer” course on adult instruction
  • Must have sufficient ability to move around the building and classroom to satisfy student needs and/or facilitate student participation
  • Delivers course work using contemporary teaching strategies and practices
  • Participates in the planning and evaluation of each segment of the curriculum

  • CNA Program Director will need to be a licensed Registered Nurse
  • Must complete a training course on adult instruction or have demonstrated that he or she has one year experience teaching adults
  • Acceptable experience does not include in-service education or patient teaching
  • Two or more years of experience as a Registered Nurse and teaching experience or educational preparation for teaching adults
  • Must have sufficient ability to move around the building and classroom to satisfy student needs and/or facilitate student participation
  • Must have sufficient visual and auditory ability to operate computer equipment, use telephone, read materials, use white board and use classroom equipment
  • Ability to communicate effectively in classroom and individual settings
  • Knowledge of materials (subjects) that will be taught to students and ability to use and communicate the curriculum
  • Ability to adapt quickly in fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to use current technology to maintain student records, e.g., Microsoft Office
  • Ability to achieve or maintain credential and/or licensure within expected time frames
  • Demonstrates professionalism in manner, dress and conduct as a representative of Avamere Health Services, LLC
  • Ability to remain objective and treat all students equally
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality
Facility Information: The mission to “enhance the life of every person we serve” extends beyond the patients and residents at Laurelhurst Village, a 200+ bed assisted living and skilled nursing campus in Portland, Oregon. Their services include: assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, long-term care, and respite care. The staff value quality care with a 5-star Medicare rating and a 5-star staffing rating.
When the team welcomes a new patient or resident, they also welcome the family members into their circle of support.
Their culture of trust and support is also evident in their interactions as a team. Together they earned the Bronze Commitment to Quality Award from the American Health Care Association. This stands as a testament to their goal to provide outstanding quality care. The American Health Care Association also recognized Laurelhurst Village for quality care as part of the Quality Initiative Recognition Program.
Laurelhurst Village, in partnership with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), opened a dedicated, temporary facility in April 2020 considered an Emergency Health Care Center (EHCC) for patients with COVID-19. You can read more here.
As part of the Avamere Family of Companies, the team is proud to be named one of Oregon’s most admired companies by the Portland Business Journal.
Get to know more about Laurelhurst Village on their blog and Facebook.