Clinical Placement Coordinator, Department of Nursing

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Special Instructions to Applicants

Online application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, a list of three references with contact information, and transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate degrees and degrees in progress.  Please submit your transcripts under Optional Documents.

College/Department Overview

The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 7 academic departments. The College serves more than 3,600 undergraduate students in 26 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied Mathematical Science, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at

Position Overview

The Clinical Placement Coordinator facilitates and coordinates student clinical placement for the Department of Nursing.  Plans, coordinates and manages the clinical placement of nursing students with clinical partners.  Collaborates with faculty in obtaining clinical placement using a centralized placement system (currently myClinical Exchange).  Works with faculty, staff and students to insure compliance with mandated clinical requirements (CPR, Vaccinations, etc.).  May carry instructional load of 3 to 6 hours per semester as needed.  Represents the department at various meetings with clinical partners and other educational institutions. 

Department Specific Essential Job Functions

Organizes and coordinates student placement in multiple courses and facilities. 

Ensures compliance with mandated clinical requirements.

Communicates with faculty, students, and representatives from clinical partners and other institutions. 

Collaborates with faculty and staff to communicate with potential students.

Coordinates onboarding of new students into the department; tracks student clinical experiences and placement throughout the program.

Collaborates with faculty to identify and contract with new clinical partners.

Maintains positive relationships with new and prospective clinical partners.

Manages multiple projects and priorities in a timely manner.

Maintains confidentiality and integrity.

May teach 3 to 6 hours per semester as needed.

Continually updates skills and knowledge relative to the position. 

Qualifications/Experience Required

Bachelor's degree in Nursing required (master's degree preferred). Minimum of 2 years of clinical nursing required. Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma.

Qualifications/Experience Preferred

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required.  Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred.

Minimum of 2 years of clinical nursing required.

Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma.

Prefer previous experience as an educator in a nursing program, classroom and/or clinical.

Previous experience with clinical placement systems preferred.


Knowledge of clinical requirements of Oklahoma Board of Nursing and Nursing accreditation organizations. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, human relations, and organizational skills. Computer proficiency preferably in Microsoft Office. Ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and interact with all segments of the University and Healthcare communities. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be detail oriented.

Physical Demands

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.




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Posted: 3/2/2019
Application Due: 6/11/2020
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