Clinical Nursing Adjunct


Clinical Nursing Adjunct 

SUNY Adirondack is a teaching- and learning-centered community college, which fosters a diverse and equitable learning environment for students of all ages, backgrounds, goals, and learning styles. A member of the State University of New York, located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, one hour north of Albany and thirty minutes from Saratoga Springs.  Our size is intimate, with only 4,000 full and part-time students, yet we offer more than 30 unique academic programs that prepare students for both work and transfer to four-year schools. A four-year degree is attainable on campus through our SUNY Plattsburgh extension center. While many of our students are first generation college educated and from rural areas in Upstate New York, we are excited by the influx of students from downstate and out of state who can now live in our new 400-bed residence hall.  

From interactive classroom instruction to one-one-one guidance outside of class, our faculty and staff are committed to both personal and public transformation through education, with an emphasis on critical and creative thinking. With population of 23% returning adults and 15% people of color, SUNY Adirondack maintains a deep commitment to diversity and inclusion and to the welfare of its growing multicultural student body. 

We strongly encourage applications from minorities and other underrepresented groups. A demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse student population and to the values of inclusion, engagement, and equity is imperative. 


Major Responsibilities

  • Meet with the course coordinator or co-coordinator prior to the beginning of the course and communicate weekly or as needed about the progress of students in the clinical setting.
  • Attend scheduled orientation meetings prior to the start of assigned semester(s). 
  • Provide the Health Sciences Division Office Specialist with current documentation of annual physical, immunization records (MMR, TB, TDAP, Hep B, and Influenza), CPR certification, malpractice insurance, and resume.  The resume should be provided yearly and include the last five years of education and training to support currency in clinical area of specialization and clinical teaching. 
  • Attend facility orientation(s) and policy update meetings as required by the clinical site.  Meet all requirements of clinical faculty as specified by the clinical facility
  • Communicate with the course coordinator as soon as an issue is identified with a student or the clinical facility.    
  • Review and discuss student issues with the course coordinator prior to meeting with the student to determine action(s) to take.  Actions may include, but are not limited to, clinical probation, and unsafe or unsatisfactory clinical performance. 
  • Evaluate each student’s performance based on the course objectives and clinical objectives. 
  • Discuss written evaluations of student performance at least twice during each course.
  • Develop and post clinical assignments before the start of each clinical rotation.   The assignments should allow students to apply the knowledge they are learning in the classroom (refer to the syllabus).  
  • Provide clinical instruction to assist the student to meet the learning objectives for the week. 
  • Act as a role model for students exhibiting professional nursing behavior, follow the dress code, and demonstrate effective communication with staff and students. 
  • Conduct pre and post conferences during each clinical rotation. 
  • Seek approval from the course coordinator to provide learning experiences that extend beyond the assigned nursing unit.
  • Conduct clinical experiences during the hours assigned; changes must be approved by the course coordinator prior to the start of the clinical experience. 
  • Evaluate the student’s written assessment and care map of their assigned patient for each clinical rotation.
  • Administer clinical site evaluations to the students and complete an instructor evaluation of the clinical site.  Submit the completed site evaluations to the Health Sciences Division secretary.
  • Submit completed clinical evaluation tools to the course coordinator at the completion of the course
  • Complete timesheets in Banner by the designated dates and times.
  • Work with the course coordinator to obtain coverage, should it be needed. 
  • Complete and sign appointment letters within the timeframe established by the Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Current license as a Registered Nurse.  Master’s degree in nursing or BS in nursing and actively pursuing graduate study in nursing. At least 3-4 years of clinical experience and demonstrated expertise in the clinical area of specialization required.

Additional Information                                                                                                                                                                                  

When applying, please include a letter of interest, resume, names, telephone numbers and email addresses of three professional references.

Full consideration will be given if received by August 12, 2020.

We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. SUNY Adirondack is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.