Requisition Details

  • Part-time Practice Application Specialists, Nursing
  • 24-0560
  • Various
  • School of Health & Life Sciences
  • J
  • $41.12
  • $41.12 - $47.77
  • Up to 24hours/week
  • Friday, June 14, 2024
  • Monday, July 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST
  • Support Staff - Part-time Temporary
  • Description:

Support Staff Part-time Casual Contract / Support Staff Temporary Part-time Contract

The Practice Application Specialist (PAS) is a key member of the teaching/learning team. They play an important role in supporting the integration of theoretical knowledge into practice by demonstrating, supervising, mentoring, coaching, and assessing nursing skills for students enrolled in programs in the School of Health & Life Sciences.

The PAS will assist in preparing students to apply the required skills that must be demonstrated within the laboratory/clinical environment and facilitates student activities and resources in the Open Access Lab environment. The incumbent acts as a resource to students, faculty and community practicum staff and promotes their program to stakeholders in the placement community.

Successful candidates will be required to conduct work within Ontario and must be available to work on campus as required. The incumbent will work up to 24 hours per week and may be scheduled for 12-hour shifts, Monday to Friday between the hours of 6:00am-7:00pm.

Applications to this posting will be provided to the hiring team on a bi-weekly schedule and reviewed in consideration with vacancies across programs within the School of Applied Computer Science & IT. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


  • Organizes for effective delivery of skills demonstration, using the pre-determined criteria available in the programs using a variety of resources
  • Modifies experiential learning activities as required to observe students’ ability to demonstrate practice capability and decision making, in accordance with program outcomes and the associated Professional Regulatory bodies
  • Schedules individual and group activities (including remedial work appointments)
  • Models and demonstrates professional practices and conducts assessment of skills via return demonstrations, for individuals or groups of students
  • Records the progress of students’ skill mastery using pre-determined assessment tools
  • Consults with members of the teaching/learning team faculty regarding the student’s progress, especially those having difficulty
  • Maintains student files for use by the teaching/learning team
  • Maintains cleanliness of the lab environment daily and ensures lab equipment is in good working order
  • Supervises students in practicum settings which includes on-going contact with field placement location, liaising with agency staff to promote student learning, observing students in placement setting, meeting with preceptor and/or student, providing verbal and written feedback to students, reviewing mid-term and final preceptor evaluations, providing input to teaching/learning team faculty regarding final grades based on pre-established criteria, and referring students requiring additional support to teaching/learning team
  • Maintains professional development by accessing current evidence-based research and best practices, remaining aware of changing clinical practice, attending continuing education courses, and consulting with agency staff
  • Attends pre-semester orientation and planning meetings, frequent teaching/learning team meetings throughout the semester and Program Level meetings as required per semester
  • Proctors examinations written by students as required at specific times during the academic year


  • A minimum two-year Diploma and current Certificate of Competence as a Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse in the Province of Ontario in good standing is required; candidates with a four-year Nursing Degree are also encouraged to apply
  • Minimum of five years recent nursing experience in medicine, surgery, or long-term care in an active health care environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills in working with faculty teams, students, and others
  • High level organizational skills for implementation of activities for students
  • Self-motivated and creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work independently
  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel to multiple locations is required



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