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Interim Director, Nursing

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North Orange County Community College District
Location
Cypress College
Closing date
Jun 28, 2021

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Classification Title:

Director, Nursing

Job Title:

Interim Director, Nursing

Position Number:

CIM988

Location:

Cypress College

Department:

CC Health Sciences

Percentage of Employment :

100%

Months of Employment :

Temporary Six Month Term

Work Schedule:

Remote work transitioning to in person August 2021. Number of days may vary by position. 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.)

About Us::

Do you strive to make a difference in higher education? Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity to be a part of our students’ educational success and lifelong learning? If so, we invite you to join North Orange County Community College District. We are proud to enroll over 80,000 students and serve a population of over one million people, annually! Home to more than 2,600 employees, our highly skilled, professional, and diverse faculty and staff are leading two of California’s premier colleges, Cypress Community College and Fullerton Community College, as well as one of the largest continuing education programs, North Orange Continuing Education.

The ideal candidate will share Cypress College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Cypress College student body is incredibly diverse, with over 46% Latinx, 24% Asian/Pacific Islander, 16% Caucasian, 4% African American, and 0.18% American Indian/Alaskan Native. Students from over 30 countries join our International Student program every year. The College believes in creating an inclusive and multicultural learning experience where faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds can contribute to the development of our students.

Cypress College is ranked 3rd in the nation (among community colleges between 5,000 and 15,000 students) for the quality of faculty/teaching and 1st in California (out of 114) in the 2018 and 2020 Best Community Colleges report by Niche.com. Cypress College epitomizes an environment of academic excellence, underscored by our 53% completion rate, a full 7% higher than the state average. Whether it is vocational studies such as our T-TEN program, a collaboration with Toyota Motor Corporation which is ranked #1 in the nation, or academic programs, such as English and ESL, where the success rate of our students is 15% higher than statewide averages, Cypress College sets the benchmark for excellence. Cypress College is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was awarded a DHSI Title V grant in 2019. The college is also eligible for designation as an Asian American, Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Cypress College is proud of its many programs that serve our diverse student body, such as the Legacy and Puente programs. The College provides many avenues of support for our faculty and staff through networks that include the Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, Black, and LGBTQ Faculty Staff Associations.

College employees are guided by the five core values of Excellence, Integrity, Collegiality and Inclusiveness, centered in Equity. We are a Guided Pathways institution, and our comprehensive Student Services programs support and enhance strategic goals related to access, retention and persistence initiatives on campus. In partnership with instructional faculty, our student services staff and faculty strive to implement innovative strategies to ensure all students succeed and experience a culturally relevant environment on campus.

Cypress College is an equity-minded institution, committed to ensuring all students are supported on their academic journey. We invite you to be a part of this celebrated and diverse community of learners where we put students first. More information can be found at www.cypresscollege.edu .

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.

Essential Functions:

Examples of essential functions are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

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.

Provide leadership in District/College efforts to increase the diversity of faculty and staff, to address student achievement gaps, and in the creation of a welcoming and inclusive work and educational environment.

Assist and promote the growth and success of a diverse population of students and employees through the development of interculturally competent and equity minded management and leadership abilities. The ideal candidate should have experience in this area with African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders and other disproportionately impacted students and employees.

Perform related duties as assigned.

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:

This position requires a current Health Care Provider Basic Life Support Certification. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide proof of a valid Health Care Provider Basic Life Support certificate. Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

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. (Administrative Procedure 7400, Section 4.0) If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide your valid Driver’s License information. Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

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. If selected as a finalist and/or given an offer of employment for this position, you will be required to provide a transcript (may be unofficial). Human Resources will contact the finalist to obtain this required documentation at that phase of the recruitment.

Tentative interviews scheduled for Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

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. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience working in a California higher education institution nursing program and with California healthcare systems.

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.

Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, and/or community leaders in programs and initiatives that are specifically designed to assist historically underrepresented students achieve their educational goals.

Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.

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

Posting Number:

2015122P

Open Date:

06/17/2021

Close Date:

06/28/2021

Special Instructions Summary:

Special COVID 19 Notice: In-person interviews are suspended at this time and will be replaced by interviews in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with NOCCCD, even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at North Orange County Community College District.

This is a temporary position subject to change in dates of employment; employment of over 6 months is eligible for limited employee benefits.

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”.

The minimum required number of references for this position is three (3) and will be requested at the finalist and/or offer of employment phase of the hiring process.

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.

Minimum Qualifications – Experience: One year of experience is equivalent to 12 months of experience at a maximum of 40 hours per week (full time). Applicable part-time experience will be converted to the full-time equivalent for the sole purpose of meeting the experience minimum qualification (example: Twelve (12) months of part time work experience is equivalent to six (6) months full time).

Minimum Qualifications – Education: 24 units are equal to one year of education. As applicable, education must be from a regionally accredited institution and verifiable on a legible unofficial transcript.

Evaluations of foreign degrees and/or course work are required. See our website at http://www.nocccd.edu/minimum-qualifications 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) 808-4810 at least three business days in advance of the scheduled examination/interview date.

Organization

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible.

The District encompasses approximately 155 square miles.  Boundaries extend to the Riverside County line on the east and the Los Angeles County line on the west and north.  A portion of Los Angeles County, on the north and west boundary, is included in the District's service area. 

Cities Included in the District:  The District includes the following cities: Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, La  Habra, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Placentia, Rossmoor, Yorba Linda, and  portions of the following cities: Garden Grove, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Orange, Seal Beach, Stanton, Whittier, and unincorporated territory in both Los Angeles and Orange counties.

School Districts Included in the District:  Anaheim City, Anaheim Union High, Brea-Olinda Unified, Buena Park, Centralia, Cypress, Fullerton (Elementary), Fullerton Union High, La Habra City, Los Alamitos Unified, Lowell Joint, Magnolia, Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified, Savanna, and portions of the Garden Grove Unified School District.

Mission Statement

The mission of the North Orange County Community College District is to serve and enrich our communities and inspire life-long learning by providing education that is exemplary, relevant, and accessible. 

 Cypress College and Fullerton College will offer associate degrees, vocational certificates and transfer education, as well as developmental instruction and a broad array of specialized training. The School of Continuing Education will offer non-college credit programs including high school diploma completion, basic skills, vocational certificates and self development courses. Specific activities in both the colleges and School of Continuing Education will be directed toward economic development within the community.

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