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Job Description and Duties 

(Subject to enrolment)


Northwest Community College (NWCC), Terrace Campus, invites applications for an Instructor(s) in the Health Care Assistant program. Salary will be in accordance with the BCGEU Instructor Scale.

Instructor Duties: Teaching, course preparation, evaluation of student work, along with other functions related to instructing in the HCA program as outlined below (additional information for courses can be found in the College website –  Courses are delivered face-to-face in Terrace with simultaneous videoconference to other locations.

  • HCAS 103: Human Relations – Interpersonal Communication; January 8 to February 28, 2018 (50 instructional hours)
  • HCAS 104: Health and Healing – Concepts for Practice; January 8 to February 28 (70 instructional hours)
  • HCAS 105: Healing I – Caring for Individuals Experiencing Common Health Challenges; March 1 to May 18, 2018 (115 instructional hours)
  • HCAS 106: Healing II - Caring for Individuals with Cognitive or Mental Challenges; March 1 to May 18, 2018 (60 instructional hours)
  • HCAS 107: Healing III – Personal Care Assistance; January 1 to May 18, 2018 (120 instructional hours)
  • HCAS 108: Practice Experience in Home Support and/or Assisted Living; May 21 to July 13, 2018 (60 clinical hours)
  • HCAS 109: Practice Experience in Multi-level and/or Complex Care I; May 21 to July 13, 2018 (120 clinical hours)
  • HCAS 110: Transition Practice Experience; July 16 to July 27, 2018 (60 clinical hours)

Please identify course preference in applications.


Current practicing registration with CLPNBC, CRNBC, or CRPNBC along with demonstrated ability to teach adult learners (i.e. completion of Provincial Instructors Diploma or equivalent education or previous teaching experience with satisfactory references or positive performance evaluations and student course evaluations).

Require experience includes a minimum of 2 years of full-time nursing experience with relevant knowledge of the Canadian health care system, the roles and responsibilities of healthcare team members and current policies and procedures within residential community, acute care, and community care settings. Required nursing work experience includes: experience in working with older adults with complex health needs; and experience or orientation in home support, multi-level/complex care and acute care. Clinical instructors must also meet the clinical practice requirements: current CPR certification, up to date immunizations.

The successful candidate will be adaptable, flexible and comfortable with change and technology, and have excellent organizational, interpersonal and team skills.

Application Information 

Respond in confidence by submitting a cover letter and current resume, quoting competition #17.248B to:           

Northwest Community College, Human Resources Department

Email: or FAX: 250.638.5475

NWCC provides quality learning experiences that help prepare our students for successful, positive futures.  We celebrate the diversity of our northern and First Nations populations and reflect this diversity in our programs, services and workforce. In accordance with NWCC’s strategic plan, we encourage applications from First Nations individuals.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate(s) is selected.

Competition Number 
Health Programs
Terrace Campus