Alcohol and Other Drug Education Director

General Description of Position: As the Alcohol & Other Drug Education Director, this individual will  assume the responsibility for coordination of all alcohol and drug education programs at Kansas State University with emphasis on community wide collaboration. The nurse in this position is expected to work independently in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act as approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing, established standards of nursing theory and practice, Provider’s Standing Orders, and agency rules and regulations.  Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.  Job Description:

General Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all programs (e.g. ASAP, ABC, and eChug) are available as described in orientation and enrollment resources and on the K-State web site.
  • Implement additional strategies to increase voluntary participation in prevention and education related to alcohol and other drug prevention programs.
  • Promote individual/group presentations designed to encourage responsible decision making and improve overall wellness for the K-State student population.
  • Implement additional strategies to increase voluntary participation in prevention and education related to alcohol and other drug prevention programs
  • Develop strategies that incorporate speakers from throughout the university and surrounding community into individual/group presentations that address responsible decision making and improve overall wellness for the K-State student population.
  • Coordinate care using the paradigm of case management for students who are alcoholics, drug abusers, or in danger of becoming abusers.
  • Develop the process for case management to students referred who are alcoholics, drug abusers, or in danger of becoming abusers.
  • Develop additional strategies to identify students at risk of becoming abusers.
    • Explore the correlation of substance abuse with mental health behavioral diagnoses related to depression and anxiety.
    • Consider methods to address at risk sub-populations (e.g. international students, students with military history, student athletes, etc.).
  • Collaborate with University and community partners to select valid and reliable measures that provide evidence based data.

Health Promotion Responsibilities:

  • Establish the direction for the Health Promotion & Education Department.
    • Supervise employees and determine staffing needs.
    • Develop strategic plans, policies, and procedures for the Department
    • Ensure program planning and implementation is evidence based
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and area community members to develop a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness.
    • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with internal and external partners.
    • Partner with academic and athletic departments to integrate health promotion content into coursework and curricula.
  • Participates in outreach activities and University committees as appropriate.
    • Clearly communicate in a variety of settings to diverse audiences.
    • Incorporate multicultural diversity principles.
    • Identify opportunities for grant funding; work with grant specialists to write grant proposals
  • Works with Administration for development, implementation, and analysis of periodic student health surveys to identify needs, prioritize resource allocation, track health trends, and evaluate effectiveness of interventions.
  • Grows positive strategies and for revenue enhancement.

Outreach Nursing Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Nursing Coordinator and the Communicable Disease Nurse regarding
    • Nursing templates used for the EMR.
    • Documentation required to meet established standards and policies
    • Patient education materials utilized
  • Coordinate, along with the Communicable Disease Nurse, the TB Prevention Policy for Kansas State University along with any response regarding communicable disease outbreak

Direct Nursing Care Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct care to clients as needed in accordance with recognized standards, established nursing techniques, procedures, physician orders, and all administrative policies
  • Possess a high level of proficiency regarding utilization and problem solving within the electronic health record system employed by Lafene Health Center.

Actively and directly participate in the achievement of Lafene Health Center goals of excellence of service.

  • Demonstrates exceptional communication skills
  • Ensures the highest quality of care delivered
  • Fosters the development of additional resources (i.e. grants)
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in relevant field or work equivalent. Must have five to ten years of relevant professional experience.  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited school or Doctorate preferred.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Managerial experience.
Other Requirements:
  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills along with critical thinking abilities and exceptional communication skills.
  • Licensed to practice nursing in the State of Kansas as a Registered Nurse
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and copies of current licensure.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

Screening of Applications Begins: Screening begins immediately and will continue until position is filled. Salary Range / Pay Rate: $53,515 - $85,623 Benefits Summary: This position is benefits eligible: health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition assistance program, paid time off – vacation, sick and holidays. To learn more visit: http://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits/ Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.