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Undergraduate Nursing Coordinator of Clinical Education (UGCCE)

Employer
Husson University
Location
Bangor, ME, ME

Job Details

Description

The Undergraduate Nursing Coordinator of Clinical Education (UGCCE) is a 12-month administrative position with the potential for faculty rank. The UGCCE supports the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs with primary responsibility to obtain, monitor, and support documentation of clinical placements throughout students’ educational experiences. The UGCCE coordinator will coordinate with BSN faculty to align clinical placements within the BSN curriculum. The UGCCE supports the hiring of qualified clinical preceptors in collaboration with the Chief Nurse Administrator/Undergraduate Director and helps to develop and deliver BSN clinical preceptor training and performance feedback documents. The UGCCE may have some teaching responsibilities in areas of expertise or alignment with credentials. An annual performance evaluation will be conducted for professional development and setting goals, including any teaching assignments, in alignment with role, and this will be conducted and reviewed with the Chief Nursing Administrator (CNA).

Examples of Duties

The UGCCE will work collaboratively with the other COHP clinical/experiential leads to drive efficiencies and effectiveness for clinical/experiential education across the college.
Within the School of Nursing BSN programs:
Clinical Preceptors:

  • Provide BSN clinical preceptor education and assist in the orientation, training, and evaluation of BSN clinical preceptors.
  • Monitor and oversee as directed BSN clinical preceptors.
  • Site Selection:
  • Develop and maintain relationships with clinical sites for the BSN nursing programs.
  • Select clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and currency with nursing practice.
  • Prioritize clinical site placements at ANCC Magnet facilities, clinical sites that are rated as greater than 3-star ratings for Medicare compare, or which have significant ratio of BSN or higher registered nurse workforce to ensure quality placements.
  • Identify clinical site placements that will maximize students’ ability to be placed within a senior practicum within the state of Maine.
  • Maximize available community resources for the clinical education program.
  • Site Placements:
  • Coordinate student placements within the BSN nursing program and work with course lead BSN faculty to assign students to clinical sites based on student learning needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Chief Nurse Administrator/Undergraduate Director, course lead faculty and administrative assistants to ensure that all pre-clinical requirements are met by students in a timely manner, including but not limited to immunizations, CPR, background check, and any site-specific requirements using data management systems.
  • Manage applicable database (s) to assist course lead faculty in tracking student clinical experiences.
  • Site Monitoring and Quality of Clinical Program:

  • Monitor and collect data to inform the BSN program faculty about the quality of clinical placement experiences to inform site selection to meet course learning outcomes.
  • Foster positive relationships with each clinical site and share feedback received from the clinical site with appropriate faculty members.
  • Perform site visits and/or regular meetings to give feedback to clinical preceptors to inform annual evaluation processes.
  • Other Responsibilities:
  • Work with Administrative Assistants to provide clinical sites with clinical schedules and course materials/information prior to the start of the semester.
  • Participate in required meetings and committees of the SON and College of Health and Pharmacy as determined by the Dean of COHP and Chief Nurse Administrator/Undergraduate Director.
  • Support and collaborate with the BSN faculty in curriculum and assessment processes related to clinical course components as needed.
  • Attend training sessions and meetings and collaborate with the administrative assistant/Chief Nurse Administrator/Undergraduate Director in maintenance of the Centralized Clinical Placement System and other Experiential/Clinical Learning Management Systems (i.e., Exxat, etc.).
  • Maintain currency and help with compliance with CCNE policies, procedures, criteria, and regulations for the BSN clinical education portions of the curriculum.
  • Provide documented records and assessment of the clinical education component (includes clinical education sites, clinical preceptors, etc.).
  • Handle budget-related tasks as directed by the Dean of COHP and Chief Nurse Administrator/Undergraduate Director.
  • Other duties may be assigned.Typical Qualifications

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred, Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) with experience accepted. Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) required for faculty rank consideration.
  • Active unencumbered, unrestricted Registered Nurse license, in good standing with the state board of nursing, required. Multistate Compact License preferred.
  • Two or more years of experience as a registered nurse (RN) with preference for nurse who has participated in education as a nurse preceptor or educator.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google platforms, and Learning Management Systems (such as Canvas) and database use and management.

  • Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities - The individual must have the following abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Experience with health care technology
  • Strong writing skills
  • Organizational and networking skills
  • Proven administrative and strategic thinking skills
  • Knowledge of health care organizations throughout the State
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the clinical needs of faculty and students
  • Understanding of educational processes and measurement of educational outcomes
  • Innovative skills and a positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Supplemental Information

    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
    SAFETY STANDARDS
    Each employee shall use care in the performance of his/her duties and act in a manner that will assure maximum safety to themselves, fellow employees, and the public. All unsafe conditions, accidents and injuries shall be reported immediately to the supervisor.


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    Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

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    Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

    We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

    Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

    Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

    Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

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    If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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