Undergraduate Clinical Placement Coordinator
TITLE: Undergraduate Clinical Placement Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies
Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, manages and arranges quality clinical experiences for all students in the undergraduate programs in the Egan School of Nursing & Health Studies.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL NEEDED:
Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and networking skills. Strong organizational skills and attention to accuracy, detail and follow-through. Ability to work independently, multi-task, use good judgment, work under pressure and meet deadlines. Superior customer service orientation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate, creatively problem solve and interact within diverse agency settings. Demonstrated history of positive attitude and collaborative work with diverse populations in team environment approach. Strong leadership, project management, analytical and strategic skills. Must be a strong, innovative self-starter, with a demonstrated ability to work autonomously and proactively when required. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and follow schedules. Proficient computer skills and demonstrated knowledge of data management information systems including MS Access databases. Current experience in clinical settings is preferred
EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or relevant field and one year clinical and/or management experience in a health care or educational setting required or equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Health Care or relevant field and State of CT RN license preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Experience with interagency communication and contract negotiation is required.
REPORTS TO: Clinical Placement Coordinator
- Works with the administrative team to identify clinical
placement needs for students each semester and works with the
identified clinical sites to secure those placements.
- Takes initiative and outreach to identify and collaboratively
partner with new regional health care providers, students, alumni
and other interested parties to increase the placement site base
for undergraduate programs.
- Responsible for planning, coordinating, establishing,
evaluating and maintaining site placements (undergraduate) and
preceptors for student clinical experiences.
- Ensures appropriate, quality clinical experiences for students
in the Egan School based on specified requirements, goals and
- Develops new clinical site recruitment, collaborative
relationships with existing site preceptors, contract negotiations
and finalization, student clinical scheduling, clinical contacts
and site visits.
- Maintains continuing dialogue with current and potential new
clinical site agencies via phone, email or written letters. Provide
consultation and recommendation on selection of sites and
contractual implications. Communicate information about clinical
agency needs to faculty and staff to foster productive and ongoing
clinical placement relationships
- Partners with faculty teaching clinical courses, and
administrators to identify the additional site placements needed
annually to accommodate enrolled students in their clinical
- Directs the recruitment of new clinical agency sites and
preceptors. Visits potential agencies to evaluate resources,
available preceptors, client population served, clinic mission and
goals and range of clinical services provided. Makes
recommendations regarding best use of site and communicate that
information to faculty.
- Collaborates with Egan Operations Coordinator to execute and
maintain new clinical site contracts. Takes responsibility for
obtaining and organizing other legal and accreditation
- Collaborates with faculty to match student clinical
requirements to current placement sites.
- Develops and maintain operating protocols for site recruitment
and visits. Maintain and evaluate current clinical sites. Prepare
reports and make recommendations to clinical and academic
leadership for specialty appropriateness and ongoing use of sites
- Develops an environment where the Egan School is a desirable
commodity among clinicians and peers. Implement programs for
preceptor orientation and training activities including special
events and workshops. Foster relationships and demonstrate
appreciation of preceptors.
- Interfaces with clinical agencies to motivate and develop
incentives for clinical preceptors with a focus toward building,
strengthening and maintaining appropriate clinical
- Ensures effective collaboration, communication and coordination
among track coordinators, students, preceptors and clinical
agencies under current contracts.
- Evaluates and respond to inquiries regarding site placements.
Participate in issues and problems involving clinical sites and
- Participates in the maintenance of data systems to collect
critical statistics for program accreditation.
- Attends and participate in selected faculty meetings to discuss
strategic plans to enhance site base and the use of clinical
agencies across specialties as needed.
- Collaborates with Egan Leaders to coordinate semi-annual
partnership council meetings.
- Participates in special projects as needed.
- Participates in the professional development of the Egan
School. This involves:
- promoting efficiency and courtesy throughout the University
- participating in departmental/staff meetings as necessary
- serving as a responsible committee representative as
- communicating effectively with supervisor concerning pertinent
- Promotes safe and secure working conditions. This
- promoting the proper utilization of equipment, tools, and
- notifying supervisor immediately regarding any unsafe working
- Performs other duties as related or dictated by
Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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