The School of Nursing Dean's Office has an outstanding opportunity for a Director for Clinical Education/Program Operations Specialist. The individual in this position will lead clinical education for School of Nursing's undergraduate and graduate programs. Set school wide standards for evidence-based practices in clinical education across all degree programs. Develop policy and processes for clinical placements, assessment of teaching, evaluation methods and lead quality improvement around clinical education. Represent the School of Nursing at the North Puget Sound Clinical Placement Consortium and with contacts at clinical agencies. Supervise clinical placement coordinators (CPC) to direct graduate clinical placements, including developing new clinical placements, recruiting and training qualified preceptors, and standardizing clinical placement policies for graduate specialties. Collaborate with UW Continuing Nursing Education on basic and advanced preceptor workshops. RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct Clinical Education: Develop policy and implement process improvements. Lead and implement CQI around clinical education. Set school wide standards for evidence-based or best-practices in clinical education. Collaborate with Clinical Placement Coordinators (CPCs) on preceptor recruitment and retention. Develop and maintain preceptor toolkit; maintain and update content on preceptor support webpages. Collaborate with UW Continuing Nursing Education on basic and advanced preceptor workshops. Oversee preceptor recognition and its budget. Standardize and improve graduate and undergraduate clinical faculty orientation, oversight, evaluation, and development. Lead and/or contribute to ongoing faculty development around clinical education. Assist with identification, recruitment, and retention of clinical faculty. Standardize graduate and undergraduate clinical faculty orientation, oversight, evaluation, and development. Work with departments to identify benchmarks and compliance with same for on-time clinical instructor section hiring and on-boarding. Support Center for Excellence in Nursing Education Director and others in clinical teaching assistant (TA) development, mentoring, and evaluation. Collaborate to standardize clinical TA orientation and evaluation. Collaborate with departments and others to maintain existing or establish new Collaborative Agreements (including "donated faculty" and dedicated education units). Work with others to maintain/improve relationships with donated faculty. Collaborate with others to establish standards around challenges to student progression in clinical education. Establish best practices around and standardization of evaluation: a) of students in clinical courses by section instructors and preceptors, b) of preceptors by students (via course instructors), c) evaluation of clinical courses, d) evaluation of CENE experience. Advise on legal issues and risk management related to clinical education. Establish and improve course coordinator, clinical instructor, and preceptor qualification standards. Consult with experts on ethical and legal issues in clinical teaching; evidence-based clinical teaching and practice; ensuring clinical reasoning in clinical learning/education.
Supervision : Supervise Clinical Placement Coordinators as direct or indirect reports. Work with HR to standardize CPC roles and responsibilities, job descriptions, and evaluations. Develop and monitor CPC job performance metrics as CQI initiative.
Collaborate with Clinical Education Specialist in Academic Services on consortium clinical placements and clinical policies as appropriate.
Faculty Advisor for undergraduate programs (BSN & ABSN) : Serve as undergraduate faculty advisor providing professional role modeling and nursing career counseling. Offer regular office hours for undergraduate students and quarterly sessions for group advising; provide undergraduate students with guidance for professional development on an on-going basis.
North Puget Sound Clinical Placement Consortium : Represent the School of Nursing to the North Puget Sound Clinical Placement Consortium (NPSCPC). Ensure faculty and student compliance with NPSCPC rules; maintain relationship with all industry (health care system) contacts from the consortium; attend consortium and consortium-related meetings.
Development of clinical sites : Develop new graduate and undergraduate clinical sites in strategic areas, such as community health, psych, ambulatory care, primary care. Serve as point-of-contact for Oregon Degree Authorization approval of clinical placements in Oregon and other out-of-state agreements as indicated. Write annual report and renew degree authorization as needed.
Academic Services : Assist the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs with compliance with CCNE and other accreditation/certification requirements, state law and regulations, AACN BSN, MN, and DNP Essentials; crosswalk with degree program goals. Track and maintain annual certification results for advanced practice certification. Serve as a liaison and/or collaborate with Academic Services and others around issues related to student and faculty compliance for clinical sites and with HSIP.
MISCELLANEOUS : Perform other duties as required to support the ongoing mission and strategic plans.
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And a minimum of four years’ experience in clinical education/nursing at a university or major health organization.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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