Director, Nursing

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Director, Nursing

North Orange County Community College District

Position Number: CCM988

Location: Cypress College

Department: Health Sciences

Percentage of Employment: 100%

Months of Employment: 12 Months Per Year

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)

Job Description:

Maintain open communication and transparency with the nursing faculty and students.

Meet regularly with the nursing faculty to plan, develop, revise, and evaluate student progress, curriculum, and program outcomes.

Support faculty in the assessment and selection of textbooks, learning resources, and equipment for the nursing program.

Counsel students having difficulty meeting learning outcomes for their program of study, clinical performance, or the development of a professional role.

Interview and determine placement, in consultation with the nursing counselor, of candidates seeking transfer from other registered nursing programs.

Supervise the preparation, proctoring, and grading of challenge and equivalency exams for career ladder students, veterans, and transfer students.

Develops and prepares the annual preliminary budget for the Nursing Program; monitors and controls budget expenditures, including application and management of grants and assures expenditures and operations remain within established budget.

Participate in student orientation and interpretation of student policies. Annually supervise the review and revision of the Student Handbook.

Maintain working relationships with other divisions and programs on campus to maintain core and prerequisite courses for students of the nursing program.

Act as liaison for the nursing program with the college community, clinical facilities, hospital staff members, advisory committees, educational partners, nursing professional organizations, and Orange County communities.

Prepare annual reports and complete surveys for the California Community College Chancellors Office, Board of Registered Nursing, National League for Nursing, and the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing.

Follow campus and District standards for staff assignments and performance evaluations of tenured nursing faculty.

Participate in the selection and orientation for new faculty. Chair tenure review committees for new faculty members. Supervise class observations and student survey process for tenure review.

Serve in advisory capacity for planning the pinning ceremony for students completing the RN program.

Prepare and maintain reports, records, and files regarding the instructional program, student progress, personnel, and department activities.

Analyze, interpret, and monitor student success rates and preparedness. Recommend changes as needed.

Communicate changing expectations, trends, and needs of nursing educational preparation effectively to division and college leaders and administration.

Maintain Board of Registered Nursing Continuing Education Provider certification, supervise educational offerings, and maintain accurate records of educational offerings and attendance.

Attend workshops, professional conferences, and classes to maintain professional competence and knowledge. Support and encourage faculty members to participate in lifelong learning activities.

Attend management team activities, participate in campus and District committees as needed, support campus strategic plan and campus activities throughout academic year.

Maintains current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to assigned programs; learns and applies emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized and timely manner.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Primary Purpose:
Reporting directly to the Dean of Health Science, the Director of Nursing is responsible for the administration of the Registered Nursing Program. The administrative responsibilities include student advocacy, selection, orientation, evaluation and discipline, coordination of class schedules and clinical rotations, faculty hiring, training and evaluation, and representation of the nursing program at the division, campus, District, community, and statewide levels. Director of Nursing is responsible for meeting requirements to maintain Board of Registered Nursing program approval status and national accreditation (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing) as an Associate Degree Program, which prepares the student for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Working Relationships:
The Director of Nursing maintains frequent contact with college and District administrators, students, faculty and staff, and outside agencies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of Board of Registered Nursing Program requirements

Knowledge of Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Standards

Knowledge of District organization, operations, policies and objectives

Knowledge of California Education Code and Title 5 requirements related to the operation of community college student health services and programs

Knowledge of California Occupational Safety and Health Association Guidelines

Knowledge of research project policies, procedures and practices, including data collection and analysis

Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary

Knowledge of record keeping procedures

Knowledge of appropriate software and databases

Ability to design, develop, and implement health services programs and activities

Ability to work confidentially with discretion

Ability to interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures

Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures

Ability to assess, analyze, implement and evaluate research project activities

Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action

Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work

Ability to meet schedules and time lines

Ability to work independently with little direction

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to prepare and deliver oral presentations

Ability to supervise, train and provide work direction to others

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students

Special Requirements:
Health Care Provider Basic Life Support Certification

This position requires a valid driver’s license. Incumbent may be required to travel off site for business reasons. All employees driving personal, leased, or district-owned vehicles for District related activities must certify possession of a valid Driver’s License. Employees must certify that personal vehicles are covered by automobile insurance as required by California law. (Board Policy 6360, Section 4.0)

The award of all degrees must be verifiable on a legible transcript. If degree award date is not posted on transcript your application will be deemed incomplete and removed from consideration. All degrees and course work used to satisfy the required minimum qualifications must be from accredited post-secondary institutions.

Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university, which includes course work in nursing practice, education, or administration.

Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a nurse administrator performing the manager role responsibilities consistent with a qualified administrator role in a clinical or educational setting.

Minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching nursing in pre-or post-licensure nursing program.

Minimum of one (1) year of continuous, full time experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse in a health care setting.

Must have a current, unencumbered, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California and meet the California Board of Registered Nursing approval standards for program director.

Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.

Desirable Qualifications:
Recent experience as a Nursing Director or Assistant Director.

Experience working with a Registered Nursing program in higher education.

Experience with Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accreditation processes.

Terminal degree in Nursing, Health Sciences, or Education.

Working Conditions:
Office environment; subject to constant interruptions and frequent interaction with others; sitting for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require some off-site duties and activities.

Salary Range: $117,324 - $148,450 Annually

Number of Vacancies:

Commitment to Diversity:

Posting Number: 201566P

Open Date: 01/11/2019

Close Date: 4/5/2019

Special Instructions Summary: Applicants must complete the driver’s license section of the application. If not completed, the application will be deemed incomplete and will not be considered.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3).

Initial salary placement will be determined by the Office of Human Resources in accordance with Board Policy and is not negotiable. The candidate selected for employment will be required to provide the following: official transcripts and verification of experience prior to the first duty day, identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the Immigration Reform and Control Act, fingerprints and required medical certification pursuant to statue. NOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.

The District may choose to fill one or more positions from this recruitment within the same fiscal year or 8 months, whichever is longer.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested. Additional materials will not be considered or returned. Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate “N/A” (not applicable). Do not use terms such as “see resume” or “see attached”.

All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview. At the time of the interview a written exercise and/or an oral presentation related to the assignment may be required. Subsequent to the interviews, the screening committee will select candidates for final consideration. A second interview will be required of candidates selected as finalists.

NOCCCD offers reimbursement for candidate travel expenses. Visit to view the administrative procedures - AP 7120-10.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at for information regarding evaluation of foreign degrees.

If you would like to add additional transcripts not required by the position, you may upload them to the “Additional Transcripts” link when completing your application.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities may be requested by calling (714) 808-4821 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

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Posted: 1/16/2019
Application Due: 4/8/2019
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