Practicum Coordinator

Downers Grove, IL
Sep 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
This position is responsible for coordinating all practicum experiences for Chamberlain University online students by assisting directors, deans, assistant deans, program/course coordinators, faculty, and students in identifying practicum sites to successfully complete practicum learning opportunities. Supports the mission and philosophy of the College and represents the College to clinical agencies, students, and the community through practicum scheduling, management, and business development efforts. Reports to the Online Program Dean or Director.

  • Develops and manages relationships with clinical and community agency sites for nursing students to complete practicum experiences, and presents sites to program director for approval. Responsible for obtaining signatures and renewing and/or terminating contracts between Chamberlain University and clinical sites, based on alignment with program outcomes and course objectives.
  • Manages relationships with existing agency partners to ensure student and practicum site satisfaction as well as successful practicum experiences for students. Responsible for the identification and assessment of concerns related to management of practicum experiences; facilitates appropriate intervention with faculty and program directors.
  • Creates and delivers presentations about Chamberlain University programs and practica requirements/capstone projects to key leaders/stakeholders.
  • Maintains complete knowledge and understanding of Chamberlain University's curriculum and programs and clearly explain to clinical partners.
  • Participates in academic planning and scheduling for students by facilitating timely practicum planning.
  • Facilitates recruitment and selection of practicum preceptors and mentors utilized in student practicum experiences.
  • Prepares, documents, tracks and reports practicum placements.
  • Serves as role model for faculty, staff, and students in the areas of customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence, attendance, and general professionalism.
  • Utilizes relationship skills in situations requiring group problem solving, consensus building, and win-win negotiation.
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

Candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter who can be a team player and desires to share creative solutions and best practices. Requirements include problem-solving, critical thinking skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Bachelor's degree required or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ideal candidate must have 3-5 years of successful demonstration of business development and/or sales competencies.
  • Experience with healthcare education is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills are required, inside sales and/or sales support skills helpful.
  • Solid knowledge or experience working in healthcare field, directly with or for providers is preferred.
  • Must be able to make presentations and be comfortable developing relationships via phone and in person.
  • Attention to detail and mental concentration are necessary for accurately performing tasks; ability to tolerate frequent interruptions.
  • Some travel required up to 5% of the time.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.


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