COLLEGE OF THE SISKIYOUS DIRECTOR OF NURSINGFiling Date: Open Until FilledFirst Review: June 30, 2014
Location: Yreka Campus
Job Number: 2014-6-30
The PositionThe Director of Nursing located in the Rural Health Sciences Institute in Yreka, CA provides the vision, direction, and oversight required to build, maintain, and expand exemplary partnerships and programs to ensure a highly trained and professional workforce for health care providers. The position will work closely with health care providers, regulatory agencies, accrediting bodies, professional groups, and funding agencies to keep instruction, technology, and standards of practice up to date in current programs and to build new programs as appropriate for the area. The position models leadership, sensitivity, and passionate commitment to the education and health care needs of the socioeconomically and culturally diverse populations in Siskiyou County. The position is fully responsible for all nursing programs and partnerships and provides leadership for the development and oversight of the faculty, staff, facilities, budget, policies, and procedures for those programs.
Major Responsibilities Manage Nursing Programs:• Interpret nursing program requirements and objectives to administration and other college departments.• Develop annual department goals and objectives.• Oversee systematic program evaluation.• Participate in policy/procedure development.• Provide information required by accrediting agencies to clinical facilities.• Assess and maintain compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies and other requirements.• Maintain currency of regional clinical agency requirements.• Maintain currency with local, state and federal regulations.• Complete required reports and approve forms for Board of Nursing and other constituents.• Oversee and coordinate self-study reports.• Coordinate Nursing Advisory Committee meetings.• Hold regular faculty meetings.• Coordinate nursing program handbook update sessions.Manage Nursing Enrollment and Students:• Recruit students and potential applicants.• Manage admissions and candidate selection process.• Participate in and coordinate evaluation of non-generic students (i.e. transfer, internationally trained, advancedplacement)• Coordinate new student orientation.• Oversee retention strategies.• Develop course and clinical schedules.• Maintain student contact and provide student advisement.• Refer students to appropriate student services.• Support safe and reasonable accommodations.• Administer student disciplinary process.• Oversee student ceremonies.• Coordinate revision and update nursing program sections of course catalog and website.
Manage Nursing Curriculum:• Participate in identification and validation of prerequisites.• Participate in curriculum development.• Orchestrate approvals of curriculum change with Curriculum Committee, BRN, Chancellor’s Office, etc.• Monitor faculty adherence to established curriculum, assessment methods, schedules, and related policies andprocedures.• Facilitate incorporation of current educational strategies and technology into curriculum.• Monitor faculty adherence to approved textbook list.• Facilitates the development of articulation pathways with relevant educational institutions.
Manage Human Resources:• Direct Assistant Nursing Director in administration of program.• Supervise Administrative Specialist.• Supervise SIM lab instructional support staff and nurse coordinator.• Participates in management of RHSI.• Develop schedule and assign teaching assignments.• Assist with recruitment of faculty and staff.• Provide leadership in the hiring process for faculty and staff to meet program needs.• Ensure faculty licensure and certification.• Supervise and evaluate faculty and support staff.• Investigate personnel issues and student complaints.• Participate in disciplinary actions.• Facilitate and encourage on-going professional development of faculty and staff.• Ensure appropriate faculty orientation consistent with assignments.Manage Fiscal Resources• Develop and administer annual and long-range budgets, grants, and inventory.• Advocate for necessary program funding.• Monitor on-going expenses.• Develop and manage external funding resources.• Evaluates and authorizes department budget requests, professional development activities, and travel.• Develops grant opportunities and administers as neededManage Facility Resources:• Obtain and maintain affiliation contractual agreements.• Manage use of clinical sites.• Obtain and maintain equipment and supplies currently used in industry.• Supervise simulation and skills laboratories including personnel, inventory, and supplies.
Collaborate with College/District:• Represent and advocate for nursing department needs.• Strike board• Strike line• Follow established protocol for college communication and approvals.• Adhere to, and participate in development of campus/district policies and procedures.• Actively participate in college events.• Participate in college and administrative committees. Promote Community
Awareness and Public Relations:• Advocate for improvement of nursing education.• Keep line.• Represent college/district on boards and committees at local, regional, state and national levels.• Publicize program activities and accomplishments.• Participate in marketing and outreach activities.• Maintain and manage relationships with clinical affiliates.• Develop continuing education programs in response to community needs.• Establish and maintain relationships with local employers, agencies, and other community organizations for purposeof serving workforce training needs and identifying KSAs required by graduates
Minimum Qualifications1. Qualified for BRN approval as Nursing Program Director:• Clear and active California license as a Registered Nurse, or the ability to obtain one. By the time of interview, must have proof of application for California license;• Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing, education, or administration;• One year’s experience in an administrative position with administrative responsibilities;• Two years’ experience teaching in pre– or post-licensure registered nursing programs; and• One year’s continuous, full-time experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care; OREquivalent experience and/or education, as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)2. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Additional details explaining minimum qualifications, is available at www.siskiyous.edu/employment.
Note: Hiring is conditional upon BRN Approval.
Desired Qualifications• A Ph.D. or DNP from an accredited university in nursing, education or related field.• Administration experience at the community college level.• Commitment to community college education as demonstrated in personal and/or professional experience.• Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, students, other on-campus groups, off-campus community groups and educational partners.• Ability to communicate clearly with students and staff, both orally and in writing.• Evidence of successful experiences leading in a cooperative environment in higher education and demonstrating good judgments, setting appropriate priorities, and evaluating the effectiveness of decision, plans, programs and employees.Starting DatePosition will begin Fall Semester, 2014, approximately August 1, 2014.Assignment and SalaryThe annual salary range for this 12-month management position is $77,146 - $97,614. Placement on the district salary schedule is based upon education and experience. An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution receives an additional $1,200 annual stipend.
The District offers a competitive benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance to employees and dependents. Employees contribute toward the benefits package.
The District also contributes to STRS (State Teacher’s Retirement System) on behalf of the employee.
Application ProcedureApplications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review will begin on June 30, 2014. For an applicant to be considered during the first review, the Human Resources Office must receive all required documents. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. Materials submitted in addition to those listed below will not be considered in the screening process. All documents included in the application file become property of the College and will not be returned. Only completed application packets will be forwarded to the search committee. All inquiries and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.
To be considered a candidate for this position, the applicant must submit the following materials:• A COS application cover sheet which can be found at www.siskiyous.edu/employment/documents/ApplicationCoverSheet.pdf• A letter of application addressing the requirements and qualifications listed in this announcement. The letter should be five typed pages or less.• A current resume, including educational background, professional experience, achievements and professional activities.• Transcripts of college work. Foreign transcripts must include a U.S. evaluation and translation at the time of application. Copies are acceptable for application. Official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate.• A list of four professional references, which include the reference’s title and current contact information.
Application materials can be submitted via email, US Mail, fax or hand delivered to the HR Department.
Information about this position may be requested by writing, calling or emailing:Selection ProcessHuman Resources College of the Siskiyous800 College AvenueWeed, CA 96094 Phone: 530-938-5317 Fax: 530-938-5380 HR@siskiyous.edu
After the preliminary screening, selected candidates will be invited to the campus for an initial interview with the Search Committee. At the discretion of the District, videoconference interviews (in lieu of an in-person initial interview) may be offered. Candidates to be interviewed will be selected from applicants who most closely meet the minimum and desired qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. The Search Committee will recommend a slate of finalists to the Superintendent/President for a final interview.
The District reserves the right to re-advertise the position or to delay indefinitely filling of the position if it is deemed that applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available.
Conditions of EmploymentEmployees must satisfy all the pre-employment requirements prior to appointment that include, but are not limited to, tuberculosis clearance (EC 87408.6), fingerprint processing, and verification of their legal right to work in the United States. A pre-employment physical examination may be required.
Applicants requiring reasonable accommodations in completing the application or interview process must notify the Human Resource Office in advance.
College of the Siskiyous is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, political affiliations, sexual orientation, or beliefs.
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