The Boucher Institute is accepting resumes on an ongoing basis for consideration as teaching opportunities arise.
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS for INSTRUCTIONAL POSITIONS:
Qualified applicants should hold an ND or MD degree, or a terminal degree in their area of expertise.
Instructional roles involve planning and delivering the naturopathic educational curriculum in accordance with the Boucher Institute student learning outcomes. Faculty members will model professional behaviour and provide informal feedback and formal evaluation to the student and appropriate administration in a timely manner.
Faculty members are committed to continuous student learning and demonstrate passion and skill in effective teaching/learning facilitation. They are committed to on-going assessment and evaluation of their teaching and are competent in working with diverse student populations. The faculty member demonstrates commitment to the vision, mission and values of the Institute and to their continued personal growth and professional development. Finally, they demonstrate and promote high ethical standards and academic honesty.
In addition the ideal candidate will be:
- Self-motivated and have the ability to motivate others
- Able to meet deadlines and balance multiple priorities
- Able to work well with diverse student, faculty and professional groups within and outside the Boucher Institute
- Able to communicate effectively; both verbally and in writing.
POSITIONS CURRENTLY OPEN
The Institute is looking for instructors for:
- Biomedicine: Faculty must be willing to teach single lectures on an “as needed” basis in the disciplines of Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Embryology, and Lab Diagnosis.
- Emergency Medicine: This course will enable students to assess any emergency situation and respond immediately as a professional first-responder in order to provide basic life support and pre-hospital/pre-ambulance care. Emergency medical skills are developed with a focus on the balance between confidence in established competencies and the recognition of limitations in personal knowledge and abilities. A similarly balanced perspective is cultivated with regard to non-emergency situations through the development of referral skills. The scope of practice, anticipated interventions, and training of other health-care professions is reviewed in the context of conditions and situations where referral to another professional is in the best interests of the patient.
- Gynecology: Thoroughly examines women’s health to help students develop a broad perspective on how to best provide comprehensive health care for women in all stages of life. Because many factors affect the health and overall well-being of women, this course takes a holistic, woman-centered approach to common gynecological concerns. The course examines typical pathologies, allopathic and naturopathic care, as well as factors such as socioeconomic status and cultural distinctions that may play an important role in women’s health. Students are also trained to perform Women’s Health Exams using a woman-centered approach.
- Manual Therapies: The first six weeks of the course will be a focus on Hydrotherapy: the use of water as a therapeutic modality within the scope of Naturopathic Medicine. Students will be introduced to constitutional hydrotherapy, infrared sauna treatments, sitz baths, wet sheet wraps, castor oil packs, and acute hydro treatments for home care of patients. This second 6 weeks of the course will introduce students to the area of Electro-therapeutics. Students will learn the basic electrical modalities used during hydrotherapy and therapeutic treatments, and understand the differences between them.
- NCAS: The goal of this series of courses is to bring the clinic to the classroom. It is largely delivered in a case-based collaborative learning environment addressing, patient research, case
analysis, therapeutic interventions, patient management, and other topics to help sew the educational experience together. It is designed to prepare future naturopathic physicians to
apply the knowledge acquired in school to the problems and issues they will confront in clinical practice. This course begins with clinical entrance in the third year, and continues to the
end of the naturopathic medicine program and serves as an educational core uniting the curriculum with clinical practice. This provides for the integration of knowledge of current and
historical principles presented in every other component of the program. Each course has a different emphasis depending on the specialty of the physician facilitating it. These courses can include a series of projects based on clinical problems or topical issues, discussions and dialogue, and other formats as directed by the problem or topic at hand. The goal is to examine each facet of clinical practice to hone professional attitudes, clinical acumen, diagnostic and treatment skills and case management.
- Geriatrics: This six-week course will cover clinic considerations when doing a historical intake, physical exam, nutritional assessment and laboratory investigation. Some of the more common abnormal findings that are non-pathological for the geriatric population will be explored. Commonly found pathologies in the geriatric population will be discussed as well as the naturopathic considerations. This course will also attempt to cover social constructs the geriatric patient may have to endure and discuss possible solutions.
- Genetics: Develops an understanding of the role of genetic makeup and its contribution to the health of the individual. The rapidly-changing field of genetics and its contribution to
medicine is surveyed. The role of genetic counseling as practiced in British Columbia is also considered. General terms, normal karyotype, examples of Mendelian disorders, cytogenetic disorders and single-gene disorders with non-classic inheritance will be discussed. As well, the role of biotechnology in society today as well as possible naturopathic roles and applications of the naturopath for the “treatment” of individuals with genetic diseases will be discussed.
- Naturopathic Manipulation: This is a four-part series of courses that provides a solid basis for the practitioner to determine the need for, and perform specific spinal and peripheral adjustments of joints in the body. The primary focus is the spinal column. A licensed medical professional (N.D., D.C., physio) with adjusting experience (HVLA), teaching experience preferred.