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Director of Nursing Clinical Education

Employer
Curry College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Curry College:

Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts-based institution in Milton Massachusetts. In addition to the main campus classes for adult learners are also offered at our campus at Cordage Park in historic Plymouth. Curry College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Curry College offers 22 undergraduate majors, over 60 minors and concentrations, as well as five graduate programs.

The Curry College mission is to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective. We are an inclusive community of diverse learners and educators, committed to continuing our legacy of developing effective communicators with reflective and critical thinking skills. We mentor and empower our students, building meaningful relationships that inspire them to achieve their ambitions.

Curry College provides rigorous and relevant academic programs to undergraduate and graduate students, and our rich blend of liberal arts and career-directed programs is enhanced by practical field experiences and co-curricular activities. Learning at Curry extends beyond the classroom and is embedded in all that we do.

Diversity and a culture of equity and inclusion among students, faculty and staff are crucial to the mission statement of Curry College.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, sex identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law, including Title IX.

 

Job Description:

Reporting to the School of Nursing Dean, the Director of Nursing Clinical Education works collaboratively with the Chair, Associate Dean, and Faculty Clinical Coordinators to act as a liaison to clinical agencies and facilitates off-site clinical and on-site simulation experiences, supports adjunct faculty, and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Flexible schedule but requires availability to provide guidance to clinical faculty teaching weekdays, and on occasion during evening hours, and weekend clinicals, as needed.

Essential Functions:

1. Administrative:

  • In collaboration with Faculty Clinical Coordinators, selects and evaluates clinical sites and experiences to ensure learning outcomes;
  • Seeks suitable alternatives for clinical education in collaboration with Faculty Clinical Coordinators in response to internal and external factors as needed;
  • In collaboration with Faculty Clinical Coordinators ensures annual meetings with clinical agencies occur;
  • Maintains documentation of clinical agencies site visits, student site evaluations, and contract reviews;
  • Monitors and communicates changes in regulatory and agency requirements;
  • Follows up on any unusual occurrences with notification to Dean and faculty during regular work hours;
  • Reviews and updates clinical faculty training manuals, policies, or procedures at least annually;
  • Supervises the Clinical Placement Administrator;
  • Initiates discussion of contracts with agencies and coordinates follow-up with the agency's Manager of Compliance and Scheduling and the College Legal Counsel;
  • Maintain current records of clinical contracts and certificates of liability.

2. Adjunct Clinical Faculty Oversight:

  • Provides orientation and onboarding to all new adjunct clinical  faculty and provides ongoing support to MSN prepared faculty and faculty hired on MA Board of Registration in Nursing, Waiver Option 1 or Waiver Option 2 status;
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and onboards adjunct faculty;
  • In collaboration with the Chair, initiates adjunct clinical contracts;
  • Maintains agency specific and annual training documentation for clinical faculty;
  • Orients clinical faculty to School of Nursing clinical policies and role expectations;
  • Co-coordinates, and attends clinical meetings with adjunct faculty and Faculty Clinical Coordinators at least twice a semester;
  • In collaboration with Dean and Associate Dean, ensures review of student evaluations of clinical and faculty;
  • Provides support to adjunct faculty for urgent issues that emerge including those during evening or weekend hours.

3. Student Support:

  • Assigns students to clinical groups in collaboration with the Clinical Placement Administrator in consultation with Faculty Clinical Coordinator;
  • Facilitates alternative experiences for student who have had clinical absences based on plans created by the Faculty Clinical Coordinators.

Additional Functions:  

  • Participate in School of Nursing, clinical coordination, and simulation meetings;
  • Attend Centralized Clinical Placement and agency meetings;
  • Cross- train to provide coverage for Clinical Placement Administrator role;
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality, parameters of operation, professional protocols, and individual privacy;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Bachelor's degree in nursing.
  • Previous teaching in a clinical setting.
  • Licensed as an RN in Massachusetts.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous administrative or lab/simulation experience within a nursing program is a plus.

 

Additional Information:

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Curry College will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

At the College's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the College, an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment background checks.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX can be directed to the College's Title IX Coordinator, Rachel King at Rachel.king@curry.edu, (617) 979-3516, or King Academic Administration Building, 55 Atherton St, or US Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") - Boston Office, 5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109-3921, (617) 289-0111.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply online at https://www.curry.edu/about-us/community-resources/employment/job-opportunities for consideration. Interested applicants must submit the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • a resume; and;
  • a list of three professional references, one of which must be a former or current supervisor, including complete contact information and professional titles. 

 


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