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CATEC is looking for a part-time (temporary) Certified Nursing Assistant Skills Instructor for the 2021 spring semester.

The Impact you will have:

In this capacity, you will have the opportunity to support the primary Nursing Assistant instructor with the hand-on instruction of basic nursing skills so the students are prepared to take their state board exam to be a certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  You can change the lives of local students from nearby high schools by sharing your expertise and teaching them about the work that you love.  In doing so, you will be directly contributing to the quality of the future workforce in your industry.

What CATEC is:

The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC) is a regional technical education center that helps high school students and adults obtain the jobs they seek. Our centralized, unified career development program helps students develop strategic approaches to cultivating their careers.

CATEC offers 10 programs wherein students have opportunities to practice hands-on and work-based learning activities alongside academically-driven curricula that prepare students for entering the workforce and continuing their educations. Students have opportunities to enrich their academic learning by participating in work-based experiences that include job shadows, internships, and apprenticeships. Students who attend and complete CATEC programs have the opportunity to receive recognized certifications or credentials in their industry and earn high school elective credits. Students completing select CATEC programs receive, on average, 11 dual-enrollment college credits from local community colleges.

Additionally, each CATEC offers academic courses to provide students with opportunities to coursework while at CATEC. CATEC's Career Development program integrates career preparation through its workplace soft skills curriculum, providing students with professional development designed to help them begin their careers work-ready. Jointly owned by the County of Albemarle and the City of Charlottesville, we have students from not only the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, but from all over Central Virginia.

Click here to read more about CATEC’s mission and vision.

Who we are:

We are a small, close-knit staff of approximately 30 professionals who are committed to preparing our students for the workforce as we have been doing since 1973. We pride ourselves on being committed to our students and we work closely with area business partners. As a result, our students are ready to enter the workforce when they graduate or they can use their training and certifications to pay for college tuition or pursue further training. Click here to see the list of who is on our staff.

What qualifications we need you to have:

You must hold a current, unrestricted Virginia License as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse.

 A registered nurse shall:

(1) Hold a current, unrestricted Virginia license as a registered nurse; and

(2) Have had at least one year of direct patient care experience as a registered nurse.

 A licensed practical nurse shall:

(1) Hold a current, unrestricted Virginia license as a practical nurse;

(2) Hold a high school diploma or equivalent;

(3) Have been graduated from a state-approved practical nursing program; and

(4) Have had at least two years of direct patient care experience as a licensed practical nurse.

What you will be doing:

You will be working 4 days a week: Mondays and Tuesdays 8:45AM -12:15PM and Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:45AM – 1:15PM for the second semester (2/1/2021 to 6/15/2021). Due to COVID-19 restrictions and the necessity for social distancing and other safety mitigations, you and the primary instructor will be conducting skills labs simultaneously. In addition, you will be supervising the students during their clinical rotation at a local nursing home. This would involve seven to ten 8-hour shifts.

Our instructors enrich the lives of local high school students who choose CATEC as an elective.  In a “normal” year, students are here for 2.5 hours in the morning and then a second group comes for the afternoon block. You and the students will spend the time in a skills “lab” – immersing them in the “hands-on experience” that is so vital to their training. Click here to view some of the Career and Technical Education competencies that the students will master in the program. Ideally, you would be a certified CPR/First Aid Health Care Provider instructor or BLS (Basic Life Support) instructor. As such, you would be able to teach CPR/First Aid; all Nurse Aide students must earn their CPR/First Aid certification before they can start their clinicals in the spring.

This course emphasizes the study of nursing occupations as related to various health care systems. Students study body systems and disorders, basic nursing skills, the study of human growth and development, first aid, nutrition, simple body structure, medical terminology, microbes and disease, vital signs, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Students also learn about bathing, feeding, dressing, and transporting of patients in hospitals and nursing homes. This course prepares students to take their state board exam to become a CNA. Click here for more details about the class in our Program of Studies.

What responsibilities you will have:  Click here to read the job description.

You will also:   

  • supervise students for clinicals (seven to ten 8-hour shifts) in a local nursing home in the spring of 2021.

Salary: $35.00/hour

This is what one of our graduates had to say about their training at CATEC:

“I will tell you, CATEC played a big part in where I’m at today. Making the decision to attend CATEC was one of the best decisions I ever made in my life. It is the school that helped shape my career, absolutely.”

Michael Lynch, Director of Plant Operations - Poplar Springs Hospital

Do you want to join our staff?

Please apply using this link to the Albemarle County Human Resources’ job openings page.

The position will be open until filled. If you have the qualifications we are looking for, you will be contacted for an interview. You are welcome to contact Leslie Chisholm (434-973-4461 ext. 69013) or chisholm@k12albemarle.org if you have questions about the hiring process. Please contact Sarah Manglicmot, Nurse Aide instructor, (434-973-4461 ext. 69215) or smanglicmot@k12ablemarle.org for details about the position and what it entails.