DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program Director

Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Other Health & Medicine, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Student Affairs, Health Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

We are now seeking an experienced and motivated doctoral prepared CRNA to lead our DNP Nurse Anesthesiology faculty team. Our DNP curriculum emphasizes innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands of an increasingly complex health care system, improve the safety and quality of care delivery, and influence health care policy. DNP Nurse Anesthesiology faculty are committed to the education of future CRNAs who are competent and well qualified to deliver safe and high-quality anesthesia care and pain management services.

As the DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program Director you will direct the organizational administration of the Nurse Anesthesiology Program by providing leadership and oversight for all aspects of the educational program including, but not limited to, governance, didactic and clinical curriculum, recruitment, and evaluation. You will serve in a leadership role to supervise and mentor faculty in development of instructional materials, teaching strategies, and assessment measures for DNP Nurse Anesthesiology courses and students. As a faculty member you will teach at the graduate level; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participate on School, College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

FGCU aspires to be an inclusive working and learning environment where students, faculty, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural worldview. We oppose discrimination, intolerance, expressions of hate, and disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, appreciate, live and work in a diverse community of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions and family status. We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. The Marieb College of Health & Human Services encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply because FGCU will thrive and attain excellence only through a commitment to equality.

Job Description

Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Provides leadership and direction for the DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program
  • Functions as supervisor for Nurse Anesthesiology faculty, clinical coordinators and adjuncts as appropriate
  • Maintains compliance with COA accreditation standards and ongoing School and Program accreditation efforts
  • Prepares internal and external regulatory and accreditation reports in collaboration with Director of the School of Nursing, Assistant Director Nurse Anesthesiology Program and other School program Directors
  • Collaborates with Director, School of Nursing to determine faculty workloads and to develop and monitor a budget that ensures adequate operating expenses and academic resources
  • Oversees development and refinement of Nurse Anesthesiology curriculum materials within regulatory and professional guidelines/domains
  • Coordinates development and implementation of policies related to admission, progression, sequencing and remediation of classroom and clinical practice components of the DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program
  • Oversees recruitment, selection and enrollment of students
  • Oversees off-campus clinical sites, off-campus clinical coordinators and student clinical practice experiences
  • Teaches at the graduate level in the DNP Nurse Anesthesiology Program courses and across other graduate level nursing courses as needed based on qualifications and experience.
  • Mentors students completing the DNP Project.
  • Monitors Nurse Anesthesiology student progression and directs formative and summative evaluation procedures
  • Maintains competency within anesthesia practice area
  • Maintains involvement in community and professional activities
  • Expectations for scholarship will be those identified for rank as described in FPED and College documents.
  • Service to School, College, University and Professional community is expected in the form of committees, accreditation activities, etc.
Additional Job Description

Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in nursing or related field from a regionally accredited institution/program (or equivalent).
  • Prelicensure master’s or doctoral degree with a Nurse Anesthesia major from a regionally accredited institution and nationally accredited nurse anesthesia program (or equivalent).
  • Five or more years of clinical experience in the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) role.
  • Current unrestricted license as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Florida or eligible for licensure.
  • Current CRNA certification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
  • Current BLS, ACLs and PALs certifications
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent and a nationally accredited nursing program.
  • Experience as a faculty member in a nursing education program at the College/University level.
  • Experience with virtual/distance teaching platform experience;
  • Experience with simulation in education.
  • Evidence of scholarship leading to professional presentations, research, and/or publications.
  • Service in professional organizations (e.g. membership and / or committee involvement).
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation.

Knowledge of institutional and programmatic accreditation requirements and regulatory standards governing nurse anesthesia educational programs.

Demonstrated expertise in nurse anesthesia knowledge and clinical practice.

Demonstrated leadership skills.

Strong communication skills.

Functions as an effective, active and collegial team member

Demonstrated computer skills using web-based applications and Microsoft Office Suite.

Competence in use of technology in teaching and distance learning.

Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning.

Must value continued scholarship and service to the school, university and community.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made at a faculty rank commensurate with the candidate’s experience on a 12-month out-of-unit multi-year appointment basis available January 2022.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/ scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Review of applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.

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