Staff - Dean for Nursing and Allied Health
The Dean for Nursing and Allied Health provides college-wide leadership for Nursing and Allied Health programs. Leads the exploration and integration of new media in the classroom and laboratory, to include online teaching and simulation activity. Collaborates with health industry partners to determine program development needs, to design innovative curriculum that enhance student’s skills and knowledge and comply with professional accreditation requirements. Serves as a liaison with outside agencies, community organizations, and other constituencies with the College. Participates in institution wide planning in support of the mission and goals of the College, including meeting the needs of a diverse student population and creating a learning environment where all the students have the opportunity to succeed. Supervises all Nursing and Allied Health program department chairs.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Serves as the Dean for the Nursing and Allied Health Division and the Nursing and Allied Health Campus Administrator.
- Participates in institution wide planning in support of the mission and goals of the College.
- Monitors national, regional, and local trends in the health care system and interprets the significance of such trends to the administration and faculty.
- Leads a learning-centered division by focusing on student learning, outcomes, and success to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
- Leads exploration and integration of new media in the classroom and laboratory, to include online teaching and simulation activity.
- Provides leadership and expertise in the area of curriculum development, and teaching innovation including use of new media in the classroom and laboratory.
- Assesses the quality and effectiveness of all instructional programs and formulates plans for continued improvement.
- Collaborates with universities and public school districts to lead development of transfer and articulation agreements and external partnerships with universities and four-year colleges.
- Develops agreements with cooperating agencies for clinical placements.
- Recommends and maintains instructional budgets and develops and maintains policies in the areas of instruction.
- Ensures compliance with accreditation requirements.
- Collaborates with business and industry, community, and educational partners for the development of high quality instructional programs.
- Represents the College in the community and with regulatory agencies, local boards, and advisory councils.
- Supervises all Nursing and Allied Health program department chairs.
- Leads the recruitment and professional development of a strong, professional and caring faculty.
- Recommends hiring and continuing employment for program personnel in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
- Master’s Degree required; major in Nursing or Allied Health field, preferred. Doctorate Degree preferred.
- At least five (5) years of related field experience required.
- At least three (3) years of experience in higher education administration required.
Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
- All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
- Security Sensitive position: In addition, subject to federal background check.
- Must have valid Texas driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and internet research skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws.
- Demonstrated knowledge of reporting requirements and records management.
- Maintains familiarity with the College’s programs, policies, procedures and academic standards.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects that requires demonstrated leadership ability.
- Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action.
- Team player with the ability to collaborate with all college departments, functions, and other support services.
- Ability to adapt to constant change and periods of fast-paced, high-intensity work situations.
- Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed; wiling to travel throughout the college district using own means of reliable transportation.
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
- Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information to executive management, faculty and staff, public groups, and/or Board of Trustees.
- Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
- Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force to move objects.
- Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
- Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
- Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
- Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
- Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
- Standing particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading.
- Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
Equal Employment Opportunity
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. Discrimination is prohibited and the College will comply with all applicable College policies, and state and federal legislation. This policy extends to individuals seeking employment with and admission to the College.
Title IX Statement
Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972 (20 U.S.C. s1681 et seq.) and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX), “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”