Director, MSN Clinical Education

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Sep 28, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time


Director, MSN Clinical Education

Remote - National
R06960

The Clinical Director of MSN Clinical Education is a 12-month full-time faculty contract position employed by the University reporting to the Associate Dean of Nursing. The Clinical Director will be prepared as a Family Nurse Practitioner or have equivalent experience. This role requires both teaching and administrative responsibilities.

Academic responsibilities of the Clinical Director include:

  • Teach as a CDM Section Instructor 3 times per contractual year if 501A, 502A, 503A sequence or 4 times per contract year if 535, 536 sequence
  • Teach and support in at least 2 full Immersion Weekends per contractual year
  • Complete site visits as discussed and approved by the Program Director or Associate Dean


The Clinical Director also holds an administrative appointment related to managing all program needs and day-to- day operations related to Clinical Decision Making (“CDM”) courses, including NURP 501A, 502A, 503A and 535 & 536. Key responsibilities include overseeing the curriculum, faculty/staff and overall student experience in all CDM courses. The Clinical Director plays a key role in ensuring academic rigor and curricular alignment with the on-campus Simmons MSN program, while meeting the needs of current students and aligning with the overall vision of the standards of Simmons College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences (CNBHS) and the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

CDM Curriculum Support and Delivery:

  • Responsible for managing CDM adjunct Course Lead(s) to ensure all course objectives, faculty/student management, course iteration/redesign, and curriculum maintenance requirements are being met.
  • Manages the educational process to ensure students and faculty in CDM are involved in a positive educational experience through the learning, teaching and social environment, and is meeting curricular learning objectives/competencies.
  • Develops and reviews standardized exam questions for assigned course, including developing test bank questions if necessary


Oversight of Student Experience & Resolution of Student Issues:

  • Work closely with academic support team and other pertinent individuals to closely monitor overall student experience in CDM
  • Collaborate with Professor of Practice on ensuring appropriate clinical experiences to meet stated course objectives.
  • Collaborate with Professor of Practice on any clinical placement related escalations
  • Oversee and ensure consistency in all grading practices in CDM
  • Partner with Simmons Online, Instructional Designers to better cultivate and mentor Section Instructors for best practices as an effective online instructor and their use of the technology
  • Investigate and resolve student educational issues requiring academic actions in consultation with the Faculty Program Director and other pertinent individuals according to University policies and procedures.
  • Collaborates with the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Student Disabilities on escalated student and faculty concerns related to CDM.


Core Clinical Curriculum Faculty/Staff Supervision:

  • Work closely with Talent Recruiter to vet and hire all faculty for all CDM courses
  • Provide faculty mentoring, training, evaluation and development to CDM Section Instructors.
  • Foster and encourage online Section Instructors to promote a culture of learning that values mutual responsibility, life-long learning, diversity, and ethics, as well as personal and professional development
  • Ensure faculty readiness around online teaching and learning methods, playing a crucial role in talent development and retention.
  • Collaborate with Nursing Department leadership team to ensure evaluation and assessment of CDM adjunct faculty are being conducted on an interval and annual basis.​
  • Collaborate with the Nursing Department teams to support course and faculty scheduling
  • Investigate and resolve student and staff/faculty educational and clinical progression problems requiring academic actions in consultation with the Faculty Program Director and other pertinent individuals according to University policies and procedures.


Clinical Placement Team and Clinical Site Delivery:
  • Responsible for adequate delivery of clinical sites across the U.S. and assures documentation is appropriately managed for student visits in Typhon and/or student files.
  • Oversees clinical placements to assure that students are obtaining adequate hours for completion of FNP training.
  • Leads Clinical Placement Team and Section Instructors in implementing a preceptor and clinical site evaluation.
  • Leads CPT meetings and completes follow up on outstanding issues with 2U placements, sites and preceptors.
  • Oversees Clinical Placement Readers in reviewing clinical placements and sites in a timely basis, and reviews the site visit documentation from CDM faculty, according to the Clinical Preceptor Handbook, and any gaps in pre-term preparation.
  • Oversee all preceptors and site visitors to ensure students meet learning objectives and have the confidence to implement newly learned skills.
  • Ensures site visit outcomes are being reviewed and addressed, with the support of CDM Professor of Practice
  • Collaborates with the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Student Disabilities on student and faculty concerns and student complaints related to placement
  • Responsible for both day-to-day management of all staff/faculty involved in clinical placement education as well as longer term strategic clinical education planning.
  • In collaboration with the Dean and Director of Operations, is responsible for Board of Nursing compliance as it relates to preceptor site placements and site visits
  • In collaboration with the Professor of Practice, Associate Dean, Operations Director, and Operations Coordinator, responsible for site visit planning on the regional site visit plan, ensuring that students receive at least one site visit during their clinical training.


Service Responsibilities:
  • Participates in relevant committees and other team meetings/projects either virtually or in person as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean of Nursing
  • Attends Nursing Department Core Meetings and other relevant meetings virtually or in person as requested
  • Serve as an active voting member of CNBHS, attending quarterly meetings in person or virtually
  • Obtain APRN licensure in additional states as determined by the Operations Director (licensure fees reimbursed by Simmons University).

○ Be available to serve as a resource for state licensure requirements in the state(s) in which assigned

○ Be available to sign off as a designated Nursing Department representative on program related documents required by the respective State Boards of Nursing to maintain program integrity.
  • Other service duties as assigned by the Dean or Associate Dean of Nursing


General Qualifications:

  • MSN, APRN Required, DNP or PhD preferred or in process
  • Experienced, board certified Family Nurse Practitioner license required
  • At least 2+ years clinical and nursing education experience required
  • Graduate level, clinical didactic teaching experience required
  • Online teaching exposure/experience preferred
  • Must obtain/maintain Massachusetts RN license


Proprietary Issues

The online courses and materials relating hereto, in whatever form, offered by Simmons University are and shall remain the sole and exclusive property of Simmons University. All models, curricula, programs, materials and systems designed or developed by faculty engaged by Simmons University in connection with the teaching such courses shall be and remain the sole and exclusive property of Simmons University.

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.


To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Remote---National/Director--MSN-Clinical-Education_R06960

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