AGACNP Clinical Coordinator - NTTR

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
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Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Faculty Affairs, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time

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Working Title AGACNP Clinical Coordinator - NTTR Department School of Nursing Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Position Number Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position
The College of Health and Human Services is seeking applications for one full-time, non-tenure track AGACNP Clinical Coordinator. NKU is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, civic engagement, multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields.

NKU has a strong commitment to trans-disciplinary education and the School of Nursing is located in the Health Innovations building, which offers opportunities for academic innovation and initiatives to influence the health of the region.

The position reports to the School of Nursing Program Director.
The search will remain open until the position is filled.
To start Fall 2021. Primary Responsibilities
The Department of Nursing invites applications for AGACNP Clinical Coordinator position for the School of Nursing. Faculty responsibilities include:
Principle Functions
· Plan, teach, manage, and evaluate lectures and activities within assigned courses
· Assure instructional excellence and innovations in course presentation
· Recommends Academic Coaches and/or Adjunct Faculty prior to course start
· Updates the course syllabus for all sections listing the assigned faculty and coaches by section. Ensures consistency between syllabus and Canvas course regarding: student learning outcomes, assignments, due dates, and content to be covered in the course
· Syllabi and Canvas shell
· Didactic Courses – Syllabus and Canvas shell must be completed and available to students the Friday before the first day of class
· Clinical Courses – Syllabus and Canvas shell must be completed and available at least 5 business days, the Monday prior to the start of classes to allow part- time clinical faculty have time to prepare for their clinical section(s); Sends student names and sections to Medatrax
· Asks IT to copy course content from the DEV shell into the live course shell if needed
· Updates course content – assignment due dates, uploads current syllabus
· Ensure assignments, assessments; rubrics and grading are explicit and correct within course
· Review and update readings and other course as needed to ensure current information and based on feedback from post course reviews
· Sets appropriate Grading Schema in Settings
· Sets course open and course close date. Close date should be 1 + 15 working days after last day for faculty to post final grades—this time frame exhausts the appeals timeline
· May cross-link courses or ask IT to help
· Copies course content into other section live shells
· Ensures each faculty member and coach has a ‘Meet the Faculty’ page in their Canvas course
· Plans and conducts pre-course conference call/Zoom with coach(es) and/or adjunct(s)
· Sets up coach groups within Canvas (DB and grades center)
· Provides coaches with grading expectations (If there is a Faculty Only course folder within Canvas – MUST remember to keep this folder hidden so students cannot access)
· Provides a week-by-week course outline to each faculty/coach that includes content, and assignments by week of the course
· Ensure all assigned faculty have copies of required course textbooks
· Prior to the bookstore deadline (Oct 1st for Spring terms, Apr 1st for Summer and Fall terms), places order for textbooks for the next semester after consultation with concentration coordinator if appropriate
· Introduces self to students via the Announcements and/or Discussion Board during the first week of course
· Answers e-mails from students within 48 hours (24 hours is preferred & best practice); maintains professionalism in all communications with students; should an issue require more than 2 e-mails to the student, consider setting up a phone or virtual conference with the student
· Maintain office hours in person or virtually, and be accessible and available to students, supervisor, and staff
· Provide students with best availability for contact
· Creates an Announcement (written, audio, or video) each week of the course describing previous week, current week, and any upcoming assignments
· Is present in the course via discussion board interactions, e-mails with students, personalized comments on assignments, etc.
· Evaluates student assignments using provided rubrics within 72 hours of assignment due date
· Provides detailed, respectful, and thorough feedback to students
· Sends a ‘Check-In’ e-mail to each student in the section at least once in the term that is not in response to an e-mail from the student or about a specific assignment; It should be friendly and just checking in to see how the student is doing
· Ensures each faculty member posts a syllabus for their section in Digital Measures; Load the syllabus for any coach-led sections
· Uploads a syllabus for each section in Digital Measures
· Monitors adjunct faculty/coach(es) grading for interrater reliability; Review any assignments scored less than 80%
· Provides oversite of coaches on grading, communication with students, and appropriate assignment feedback; May provide the same for first time adjunct faculty teaching a course section
· Ensures adjunct faculty/coach(es) communicate in a timely manner using respectful communication in response to emails; and constructive feedback on assignments
· Works with adjunct faculty/coach(es) to develop a guided improvement plan for any student needing academic assistance; Shares guided improvement plan with the concentration coordinator and the program director
· Encourages adjunct faculty to set up a phone or virtual meeting with students when email is not sufficient
· Enters attendance and grades for own and coach-led sections by NKU deadlines
· Ensures attendance and grades are entered on time for all sections by NKU deadlines
· Gathers input from faculty and coaches regarding the course; what went well; what needs to be changed; and any suggestions for improvement
· Gathers grade distribution from faculty – number of As, Bs, Cs, Ds, Fs, Is
· Completes Course Summary and submits no later than 15 days after the course ends
· Collaborates with concentration coordinator in periodic review and revision of course content

· Consults with Concentration Coordinator with any questions on content, grading, or student issues; if not resolved consult with program director
· Consults with Concentration Coordinator with any questions or concerns about faculty or university issues; if not resolved consult with Associate School Director for Graduate Nursing Program
· Serves on committee as assigned and attends faculty, departmental, and other meetings in person or virtually
· Performs other duties as assigned

Functions Specific to Clinical Faculty
· Reviews Compliance approval documents the student uploads into the Canvas assignment; if not uploaded by the student, instruct the student not to attend clinical until the approval document(s) are uploaded; notify the Lead Faculty and the Concentration Coordinator if the student does not have these document(s)
· Contacts each student’s preceptor within the first week of the term to introduce self, explain role, and provide contact information to the preceptor
· Contacts each student’s preceptor in week 3 to 4 to ask about student progress and any concerns
· Contacts each student’s preceptor in week 6-7 to remind about evaluation and get wrap up from the preceptor
(These contacts can be via e-mail if preferred by the preceptor)
· Discuss any issues identified by the preceptor with the student and assist with a plan to correct any deficiencies; consult with Lead Faculty and Concentration Coordinator as needed
· Evaluate student SOAP notes/patient write-ups within 72 hours of due date; Provide constructive personalized comments to student
· Maintains contact with the students
· Ensures student completes a Preceptor and Facility evaluation for each course

Clinical Coordinator Functions:
· Collaborates with the Associate Director of Graduate Nursing Studies and the NP Concentration Coordinators to identify clinical faculty needs for each clinical course in the nurse practitioner concentrations.
· Interviews perspective clinical faculty and lead clinical faculty for APRN clinical courses.
· Ensures that clinical faculty and lead clinical faculty have adequate preparation and current clinical expertise for the clinical faculty role.
· Ensures that clinical faculty collaborate with clinical preceptors to support role development of the student at the practicum site.
· Collaborates with the Concentration Coordinators and APRN Coordinator to develop and provide orientation to new clinical faculty.
· Collaborates with the lead clinical faculty to maintain clinical course Canvas sites.
· Ensures completion of preceptor and clinical site evaluations.
· Provides input into the evaluation of clinical faculty.
· Promotes clinical faculty professional development.
· Provides regular updates to nursing leadership including Associate Director of Graduate
Studies- School of Nursing and MSN Program Director about student clinical experiences.
· Approves clinical preceptors for student clinical rotations.

Professional Expectations
· Maintains current RN licensure
· Maintains current APRN certification/licensure as needed
· Maintains current knowledge of the professional discipline and educational methodologies through continuing professional development
· Maintains current knowledge of program policies, procedures, and student progress
· Adheres to faculty professional standards as delineated in the NKU Faculty Handbook

· Serves on committee as assigned and attends faculty, departmental, and other meetings in person or virtually
· Performs other duties as assigned
Utilizes Canvas email or email for ALL course communications – requires students to do the same.

· Master’s Degree in Nursing required; DNP preferred; Advanced practice certification required in appropriate specialty
· Unencumbered license as an AGACNP
· Minimum 2 years practice as an AGACNP
· Previous teaching at the graduate level preferred
· Previous online teaching experience preferred
· Previous experience and/or expertise with course content required

Organizational Relationship:
· Assigned by Associate Director of Graduate Nursing
· Evaluated annually by the Associate School Director for the Graduate Nursing Program with input from MSN concentration coordinators, and Program directors
· Communicates with the MSN Concentration Coordinator, and Program Director about any student issues
· Communicates with MSN Concentration Coordinator, and Program Director about course content issues

Required Training:
· Completes EDG 685 Best Practices in College Teaching within 1st year of hire
· Completes ‘Best Practices for Online Teaching’ Canvas course within first 2 months of hire

Any candidate offered this position is required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law. Minimum Education MSN Preferred Education Doctorate
Requisition Number 2021F563 Job Open Date 10/21/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Diversity Statement 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other

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