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ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF NURSING/CLINICAL SITE COORDINATOR

Position Summary


The BSN program Site Coordinator serves as a faculty member and may provide clinical education for students. The Site Coordinator oversees the readiness and smooth operation of clinical sites within the designated area. Additionally, the Coordinator serves a crucial role in supporting the mission of the university to serve the health care needs of specific geographic communities, including those that are rural and medically underserved. The BSN program was designed to contribute to strengthening the health care workforce by educating nurses that are prepared to care for individuals, families, and communities. Professional values that are fundamental to nursing include compassion, human dignity, integrity, and social justice, which are emphasized throughout the mission and actions of the University of Providence. The Site Coordinator works in partnership with program faculty to refine, implement and evaluate the curriculum to ensure quality outcomes which meet program accreditation and regulation standards.

Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the BSN Program Faculty/Lead and co-faculty to assure content and delivery mechanisms are appropriate and effective.
  • Teaching Load: The Site Coordinator carries a variable teaching load throughout the 12- month academic year, resulting in a level of documented learner satisfaction and demonstrated success in achieving program and student learning outcomes.
  • Teaching Role:
    • Clinical education is closely linked to the didactic content provided by online faculty.
    • Clinical education may be provided at multiple sites within the geographic regions with approval of SHP Associate Dean of Nursing and BSN Program Faculty/Lead.
    • Clinical education may be provided with support of additional Clinical Instructors with approval of the SHP Associate Dean of Nursing and BSN Program Faculty/Lead.
    • All teaching responsibilities are conducted in compliance with employment agreement, University policies, procedures, Code of Conduct, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Coordinator Role: The Site Coordinator has primary responsibility for assuring that experiential clinical education meets program goals.
    • Assures sufficient Clinical Instructors to provide safe and sufficient oversight of students.
    • Assists with development and maintenance of simulation and clinical practice lab facilitates as required for student learning, including oversight of equipment and supplies.
    • Assists in development and maintenance of strong and positive relationships within the clinical sites and health care community.
    • Evaluates sites to support student learning for all clinical experiences, including behavioral health, maternal-child care, population health, and other courses. Provides input and recommendations about those sites to the BSN Program Lead.
    • Schedules student learning experiences within approved clinical sites and assures that leadership and staff are prepared to receive students and support their learning.
    • Receives and responds appropriately to feedback and input from leaders and staff at each clinical site.
    • Evaluates student performance and consolidates input from other Clinical Instructors. Provides clear and meaningful input to other members of the faculty team about student performance.
    • Meets with students as needed to offer additional instruction and supportive guidance to improve performance. Develops or assists in development of individualized learning contracts with students if needed.
    • Participates in any required remediation or disciplinary process in consultation with BSN Program Faculty/Lead and SHP Associate Dean of Nursing.
    • Represents the interests and program needs of the clinical site to the BSN Program Faculty/Lead and SHP Associate Dean of Nursing.
  • Uses and integrates nurse educator competencies established by the NLN.
  • Uses evidence-based practice approach to clinical instruction, technology innovation, and simulated learning experiences.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings of the program faculty.
  • Contributes to development of relevant policies and procedures.
  • Participates in offering and evaluating student orientation.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Requirements

Education
Education, Certification, and Licensure
  • Graduate degree in nursing required; Earned doctorate in nursing or higher education related field preferred. Current, unencumbered RN license.
  • Ability to obtain an Alaska RN license or privilege to practice from the Nurse License Compact and an RN license (or privilege to practice) in the state of clinical coordination.

 

Experience
  • Previous teaching instruction in nursing.

 

Position Details


Position Type:
Faculty
FTE: 1.0
FLSA: Exempt
Salary:  $82,000 – $94,000 Annually plus course release or stipend for Site Coordination responsibilities
Location:  Anchorage, Alaska

To apply, please send cover letter, UP application including contact information for three professional references, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (if applicable)to hr.up@uprovidence.edu

THE UNIVERSITY OF PROVIDENCE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COVERED BY THE MONTANA VETERANS’ AND HANDICAPPED PERSONS’ EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE ACT.

Employment Application (PDF)

Employee Benefits

The University of Providence is a Catholic, student-centered, mission-focused university. For more information, please contact Human Resources at 406.791.5977.

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