UMA Education

Nursing Assistant Instructor

Job Locations US-FL-Clearwater
Job ID 2023-4178

Job Posting

Purpose of the Position:


The Nursing Assistant (NA) Instructor is responsible for, but not limited to, managing all student records, attendance, and grades for campuses while delivering quality instruction and ensuring student satisfaction. This position is also responsible for the overall maintenance of student information and Education Department activities. The Nursing Assistant Instructor reports to the Program Director of the NA program.


UMA is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, UMA offers content-rich, interactive online programs as well as hands-on training at our Clearwater, Florida campus. 

  • Anticipated starting salary of $50,000; pay rate negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

  • Medical (including prescription), Dental, Vision (UMA subsidized)
  • FSA/HSA (Depending on Medical Plan chosen)
  • $50,000 Life Insurance (UMA paid)
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance (Team Member paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program – EAP (UMA paid)
  • Long Term Disability (UMA paid)
  • Short Term Disability (Team Member paid)
  • Supplemental Insurance such as Critical Illness, Accident, and Hospital (Team Member Paid)
  • Paid Time Off – 15 days accrued in year 1, 9 holidays, and 1 day of Volunteering Time Off
  • 401k (eligible upon completion of 90 days of employment and must be at least 21 years of age)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection


Key Responsibilities:



  • Demonstrates knowledge of, and carefully follows all applicable federal and state compliance requirements and regulations including those prescribed by the Department of Education, ABHES, and CIE.
  • Effectively communicates compliance requirements to students and other staff as appropriate and quickly escalates any compliance concerns to the Compliance department.
  • Teaches material from approved curriculum in accordance with assigned schedules to assure an appropriate level of student satisfaction.
  • Keeps accurate attendance records.
  • Meets class at specified time/date and instructs class for entire scheduled period including scheduled meet and greet time before or after class.
  • Prepares for each class and is familiar with all relevant software and text material.
  • Adjusts the class material to the learning style and knowledge of the student, and provides feedback/modification ideas to administration regarding the content, appropriateness, and length of current curriculum.
  • Creates a learning environment where students are valued and encouraged to learn.
  • Instructs students on matters related to academics, attendance, professionalism
  • Proactively monitors students’ achievement, success and assists with resolution of student concerns to ensure course and program retention and completion.
  • Monitors and evaluates the student’s work against stated learning outcomes and works with students so that a full achievement level is attained.
  • Grades, posts, and returns all assignments in a timely manner.
  • Provides students with feedback in a constructive and positive manner highlighting both strengths and areas in need of improvement.
  • Provides students with an understanding of how they will use classroom materials in a work environment.
  • Maintains classroom software materials.
  • Attends required school meetings (e.g., faculty, in-service, and workshops, etc.).
  • Completes administrative tasks and duties as required and conducts required workshops or tutorials as needed.
  • Completes all required professional development and in-service activities in accordance with school, State, and accrediting commission requirements.
  • Completes and maintains faculty development plans on an annual basis.
  • Performs any additional tasks requested by the School Director or Instructional Supervisor to ensure the smooth functioning and integrity of the schools operations.
  • Provides tutoring sessions and open lab every week
  • Monitors students and maintains their clinical file while on externship
  • Work with the externship team on placement and maintenance of students on extern
  • Ensure all certification files are uploaded and maintained in the student portfolio

 Support Institutional Initiatives

  • Keep current on institutional goals, objectives, and progress
  • Engage in institutional sponsored activities and initiatives as appropriate
  • Lead with courage in support of change initiatives that impact organization
  • Manages and assists in coordinating efforts between departments within UMA


  • Demonstrates knowledge of, and carefully follows all applicable federal and state compliance requirements and regulations including those prescribed by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, CIE, and internal UMA policies and procedures.
  • Effectively communicates compliance requirements to students and other staff as appropriate and quickly escalates any compliance concerns to the Compliance department.


Work Experience, Skills & Abilities:


Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate degree required.
  • Minimum three years of experience as LPN/RN in a hospital or longterm care facility required
  • Minimum of three years overseeing CNAs required
  • Active LPN/RN certification required and must be maintained as required by State and/or accrediting commissions
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience required in proprietary adult education including student advising, evaluation skills, and classroom instruction experience preferred
  • Able to professionally communicate in verbal and written English
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other business tools such as Teams
  • Able to support a diverse and inclusive work environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in education, business management, communication, nursing, or general studies preferred.      

Working Environment:

  • Classroom and Instructional Lab setting
  • Clinical Externship with affiliate partners, Hospital & Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Physical Demands:

  • Requires long periods of sitting at a desk working on a computer
  • Requires ability to travel
  • Requires occasional bending, stooping and squatting
  • Requires occasional lifting of up to 10 lbs.



Our institutional values are shaped and validated by our team members. They describe how we strive to operate and are the standards of behavior we look to embody. 



We operate honestly and ethically in an industry-compliant fashion. We are fair and trustworthy in our interactions with all we serve. Our team members, at all levels, lead by example and strive to do the right thing for our students and for each other. We are disciplined professionals who strive to be straightforward and dependable.


We live by a strong commitment to our students and are passionate about preparing them for meaningful careers. We are deeply dedicated to ensuring students’ educational and career success. We excel at building our students’ confidence and empowering them to reach their full potential.


We are committed to our team members’ success and to each other’s success. We strive to create an environment that attracts and retains the best talent while offering continuous learning, professional development and career growth opportunities. We recognize and reward our team members for their contributions to the organization and to our students.


We pursue results with a sense of urgency and purpose. We take responsibility for achieving ambitious, measurable results and hold each other accountable. We think strategically and critically, greet new ideas and challenges openly, and look for innovative solutions to challenges.


Enjoying what we do is central to achieving our goals. Building energy, having fun, being optimistic and creating a positive working environment are all critical to our success and that of our students. We strive to be inspired and to inspire others. We consistently show appreciation and celebrate our successes, both large and small.


We believe that diverse, inclusive teams produce breakthrough results. We strive to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues from all types of backgrounds by showing respect and humility when interacting with each other and resolving conflicts in a constructive manner. By working together, we win together - as one - ensuring that the goals of the company are the focal point of our efforts.



This job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position. It may not include every job responsibility. Job duties may fluctuate based on needs of the business. UMA reserves the right to revise the job or require that additional or different tasks be performed.


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