Nursing, Adjunct

first_imgDescriptionPosition Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty – provides a qualitylearning experience for students on a semester basis. Adjunctfaculty reports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-relatedduties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordancewith the mission, policies and procedures of the college. Therelationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one ofteacher and facilitator of learning.College/Department Overview:The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-timeand over 70 part-time faculty in 7 academic departments. TheCollege serves more than 3,600 undergraduate students in 26 majorsand provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied MathematicalScience, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, ComputationalScience, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing.Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission onCollegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of FuneralService Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is aninstitutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. Forfurther information see our website athttp://www.uco.edu/cms.Department Specific Essential Job Functions:Supervising students in clinical and/or laboratory area.Instructors will be expected to evaluate students as well as directand coach them in the care of clients and the development ofnursing skills.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time, in-classroom teachingpositions. This posting is to create a pool of interestedapplicants from which the Department may draw as sections becomeopen at any point in the current academic year. Supervisingstudents in clinical and/or laboratory area. Instructors will beexpected to evaluate students as well as direct and coach them inthe care of clients and the development of nursing skills. Master’sdegree in Nursing and previous Clinical Nursing experiencerequired. Current Oklahoma RN license, CPR, vaccination status andtuberculosis testing required. Drug screen will be required beforestarting clinical duties.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field specified in theposition announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairsapproval). Possesses excellent communication, problem-solving, andorganizational skills.Experience Preferred :Master’s degree in Nursing and previous Clinical Nursing experiencerequired. Current Oklahoma RN license, CPR, vaccination status andtuberculosis testing required.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Drug screen will be required before starting clinical duties.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.Special Instructions for Applicants:Online application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae orresume, a list of three professional references with contactinformation, and transcripts for all undergraduate and graduatedegrees and degrees in progress.last_img read more

“READERS FORUM” DECEMBER 25, 2018

first_imgWe hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Who was the most effective Vanderburgh County Department head in 2018?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare,We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way? WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays“Readers Poll” question is: Who was the most effective Vanderburgh County Department head in 2018?Please go to our link of our media partner Channel 44 News located in the upper right-hand corner of the City-County Observer so you can get the up-to-date news, weather, and sports.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site.We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site.center_img Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers.last_img read more

IPE Views: The impact of European QE on asset allocation

first_imgSo if bond yields remain low, where should pension funds seek to find returns? There is no simple answer. Equities are highly priced, and some markets, like the UK, are touching all-time highs. But again, QE is likely to inflate the price of all assets as the relative valuation of equities should follow bond prices higher, as those equities may begin to look good value in the face of low or even negative yields elsewhere. Since many equity markets are dominated by global stocks, it is hard to see whether any single region will benefit.Obviously, euro-zone investors may switch their focus onto euro-zone equities first, which may lead to those stocks performing well relative to other areas, although there is a risk recent falls in the value of the euro may continue. Hence, some globally diversified equity exposure would seem reasonable – even with the current pricing levels, albeit with currency hedging – as the effect of QE may be to continue to erode the value of the euro compared with other currencies.Pension funds should equally look outside equities for returns. Whilst diversifying sources of returns has been common for many investors, at a time of low absolute prospective returns, many investors should find some room for absolute return strategies in their portfolios. Asset classes that return a steady low positive return over the next decade may suddenly begin to look quite exciting if the alternative is lower-risk, negative-yielding bonds.So investors need to assimilate the impact of QE quickly to position their portfolios for the economic circumstances ahead. Hedging interest rates and inflation rates still looks wise, together with diversifying sources of returns. Whilst bond and equity markets are at historically high levels, other sources of returns, and specifically absolute return strategies, should be used in any diversified portfolio.Danny Vassiliades is head of investment consulting at Punter Southall European investors will need to assimilate the impact of QE quickly to position their portfolios, says Punter Southall’s Danny VassiliadesQuantitative easing (QE) in the euro-zone has begun and is already having some noticeable effects. Bond yields in Germany were already negative, but elsewhere it is noteworthy that recent issues of Irish sovereign debt have also been taken up at negative yields. The normal rules of investment seem to have been suspended as investors seek to scramble for euro-zone government bonds in the hope they will be able to sell them on to the European Central Bank (ECB) at even higher prices!For pension funds, making decisions on asset strategy becomes evermore bewildering. For liabilities that are valued with reference to the yield on UK Gilts, we can expect the value of those liabilities to increase as Gilt yields fall, with demand for sovereign bonds in the euro-zone feeding through to the UK, where yields are still positive. This extra demand for bonds from euro-zone investors can also be expected to increase demand for other types of assets, including corporate bonds.With extra demand comes higher prices and lower yields. If bonds and Gilts are not a significant part of a pension scheme’s portfolio, interest rate and inflation hedging should continue to be considered, in order to mitigate the impact of interest rates staying lower for longer. Whilst yields are at historical lows, it does not necessarily follow that they will revert to some ‘mean’ that is significantly higher. They are equally as likely to stay low and may even go lower if further bouts of QE bring more demand into the bond markets.last_img read more

Kangaroo Point penthouse is as big as a house, with plenty of parking

first_img48/30 O’Connell St, Kangaroo PointMany things attracted businesswoman Cheryl Macnaught to a penthouse apartment in Kangaroo Point when she bought it several years ago.Size was certainly one of them. Having come from a large family home on an acreage in Burbank, south-east of Brisbane, space was a priority.“After enjoying five acres of lawn and manicured gardens, when I found Kangaroo Point I felt like I was on acreage again, but it was in the sky,” Ms Macnaught said. The penthouse is in Brisbane’s inner city.“I loved it because it was such a big apartment, two storeys, and it was so private. I felt like I had the same freedom there that I had out on the acreage.”Parking was another draw.“I was looking for somewhere that had lots of visitor car spaces, because I like to have family and friends around and a lot of city blocks don’t have parking for guests,” she said.“This had three garages, lots of storage and it was close to everything, so I could walk everywhere. These were the things that made me settle in the end on Kangaroo Point and not other apartment blocks or areas.” The spacious kitchen.The apartment in the Silverquays building at 48/30 O’Connell St spans 424 sq m, big enough to rival many family homes, and has a 270 sq m wraparound balcony, offering panoramic views of the city and river below. There are four bedrooms, some with ensuites and access to a Juliet balcony, a substantial kitchen, marble finishes throughout and floor to ceiling glass that make the most of the views.The decor and design appear timeless, with a grand sweeping staircase linking the two levels. Whoever buys this home will have the added benefit of a spa on the terrace and an entertainer’s bar, which Ms Mcnaught installed after she moved in. “I had the spa put in a few years ago. I used to sit in there and look out over the city lights. It was just beautiful. I also built a bar in a void area between the kitchen and dining rooms, and that was one of my favourite spots. I would come home from work, pour myself a drink, turn on the TV or put music on and just sit there; it was like I was in another world.” A sweeping staircase leads to the upper level.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoMs Macnaught is no stranger to the property market. She bought her first house at the age of 16 in Birkdale, east Brisbane. After moving to Dampier, Western Australia, with her husband in the Seventies, she started her first business. In the Eighties she returned to Queensland where her career continued to blossom and she co-founded a financial planning firm with Noel Whittaker, which was eventually bought by the Commonwealth Bank.Although semi-retired, Ms Macnaught hinted that she was itching to get back into full-time business and has recently registered two business names, should she decide to return to work.Ms Macnaught lives in Woolloongabba in South Brisbane and while she has always considered the penthouse at Kangaroo Point her refuge, she said the time had come to let it go Floor to ceiling windows maximise the views.and allow someone else to enjoy what it had to offer.“Apartments in these buildings are very tightly held because they’re the old style, with bigger bedrooms, bigger everything. In many of the new developments, people struggle to fit their furniture in,” she said, “but this is surplus to my requirements now,” she said, “It’s time to let it go.”Offers on the apartment at 48/30 O’Connell St are now open and can be made through Ray White.last_img read more