Open Learning Faculty Member
Thompson Rivers University
14d ago


Students apply the theory learned in HLTH 2931 to a clinical setting. This clinical course, along with the theory course, enables students to meet the licensing requirements of the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).

The essential features of this practice experience are professionalism, skills and competency development, scope of practice for psychiatric and mental health nursing, professional communication skills, and therapeutic use of self.

Participants are assigned to work with a Nurse Preceptor on an acute care psychiatric inpatient unit, and under the supervision of a Nurse Educator (Open Learning Faculty Member).

The main emphasis in this course is developing clinical competencies in the following areas : therapeutic relationship, admitting and discharging clients, teaching clients, administering medications, group therapies, and common mental health interventions.

Open Learning Faculty Members are teaching staff in the Open Learning division of TRU, and the role of the Open Learning Faculty Member is to actively encourage, support and guide students toward success in their academic studies.

Open Learning Faculty Members must be skilled in teaching, fully knowledgeable of the subject matter and demonstrate a positive, open and caring attitude in all interaction with students.

Responsibilities of the Open Learning Faculty Member (Web) include but are not limited to :

  • Administrative set up and record keeping
  • Initiating and maintaining regular contact with the student as specified in the collective agreement
  • Responding to all student queries by phone, e-mail or other method as appropriate within the time frame outlined in the collective agreement
  • Marking all assignments, posting results and providing prompt feedback
  • Marking exams and posting results
  • We anticipate 20 - 30 students in this course per year. These numbers are only estimates and actual numbers for the course may be greater or less than the estimated numbers.


    We are looking for creative committed educators to join a dynamic Team focused on preparing nurses for diverse practice settings.

  • PhD, Master’s Degree may be considered (Master’s degree in Nursing preferred); BScN required
  • Experience in mental health nursing education
  • Five (5) years or equivalent hours of clinical practice experience in a relevant field of nursing
  • Evidence of current mental health practice required
  • Evidence of preceptorship experience required
  • Exemplary communication (written, oral and electronic), public relations and interpersonal skills
  • An understanding of, and experience in, the Canadian healthcare system
  • Current CRNBC registration in good standing without limits or conditions, or eligibility for registration with CRNBC
  • Must provide registration number and proof of practice experience when applying
  • The Open Learning Faculty Member must :

  • Be knowledgeable and experienced in the subject matter of the course
  • Have received training or have successful experience in the active facilitation of learning in a collaborative online environment
  • Have direct experience working with current educational technologies, tools and Learning Management Systems
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of effective pedagogy in the use of current educational technology and tools
  • Have demonstrated skills and abilities in the delivery of flexible learning materials, the application of instructional technology and in the application of adult learning principles
  • Pay Band

    According to TRUOLFA Salary Schedule

    Qualified TRUOLFA applicants will be given first consideration filling this post

    Program Delivery

    Diversity and Inclusion Commitment :

    Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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