Director of Nursing & Health Occupations

Saratoga, Santa Clara County
Apr 24, 2014

Director of Nursing & Health Occupations

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

The Department of Health Occupations is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Director of Nursing & Health Occupations.

Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Instruction, or designee, the Director of Nursing & Health Occupations will serve as the program director for the nursing, health occupations. The programs have recently been refreshed and re-aligned into a streamlined program with stackable career tracks with multiple entry and exit points and leading into the RN program. The program will be moving into a new state-of-the-art building with a dedicated nursing wing complete with new classrooms, nursing lab, computer lab and simulation labs all designed to provide students with the advanced and comprehensive training experience to prepare them for work in Silicon Valley’s health care arena.

Mission College is located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Our staff and faculty are among the most qualified in the state and our students appreciate the college for its friendly staff and supportive atmosphere.

Applicants who possess the knowledge, skills, and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply.

100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of April 16, 2014. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed.

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits:
• Anticipated Hiring Range: $9,217–$9,729 (monthly) with a maximum earnable monthly salary of $11,009.
• Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents, to include domestic partner.
• Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
• Voluntary life insurance.
• 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
• 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
• 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
• Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
• Professional development and renewal leave.
• $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
• CalSTRS retirement.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Education & Experience – Possess the following:
• Master’s degree OR the equivalent; AND
• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
• Candidates who claim the equivalent qualifications must provide conclusive evidence of their qualifications.
2. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.
3. Must be able to meet all requirements of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians for appointment as program director for a professional nursing, vocational nursing and psychiatric technician programs, which include:
• A master’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university, which includes course-work in nursing, education or administration. (Section 1425)
• A minimum of 3 years of experience as a registered nurse with one (1) year of continuous, full time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse within the previous five years.
• One (1) year of experience as an administrator with validated performance of administrative responsibilities.
• Two (2) years of experience teaching in a pre- or post-licensure registered nursing program.
• Demonstrate “Clinical competence” as defined by the Board of Registered Nursing in Section 1420©.
• A current, clear and active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
• Regulations, licensing processes and requirements of the California Board of Registered Nursing, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Services.
• Current and emerging issues in nursing and health care.

Ability to:
• Analyze and evaluate a nursing and health occupations programs.
• Promote collaboration among the college, department, and professional organizations and agencies related to nursing, health care, and community health.
• Grant and resource development.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

Program Management
• Serve as the Director of the various nursing and health occupations programs as required by the respective regulatory boards and agencies and maintain compliance with all requirements of all regulatory agencies.
• Collect and analyze program data, oversee systematic program evaluation and prepare required reports.
• Participate in state and regional director meetings and other meetings with industry, educational and agency partners related to health care training and education for the region.
• Set agendas and chair meetings to facilitate program decision making and communication, and lead the policy/procedure development for programs.
• Oversee maintenance of student files (immunization, background check, etc.) and certify compliance with graduation and licensing requirements.
• Respond to and resolve student issues related to the program requirements, acceptance, clinical assignments and licensing.
• Collaborate with counselors and outreach staff to recruit students, advise potential applicants and manage the selection process in accordance with current regulations including the management of grant specific enrollment requirements.
• Coordinate with the department to hold new student orientations, implement nursing program student policies, and develop course and clinical rotation schedules.
• Complete the clinical facilities approval process for every agency that will be utilized according to agency regulations.
• Schedule clinical rotations for health occupations programs, attain new clinical opportunities for students, and maintain contractual relationships and obligations with local health care organizations.
• Head the process of accreditation and the preparation of reports for visits, program review, and licensing agencies.
• Facilitate program advisory committee meetings and ensure strong community ties for all health occupations programs.
• Manage Nursing Curriculum.
• Participate in identification and validation of prerequisites, facilitate curriculum development, orchestrate approvals of curriculum change with curriculum committee, regulatory agencies, Chancellor’s Office, NLNAC, etc.
• Monitor and evaluate existing curriculum and faculty adherence to the curriculum on a continuing basis, and incorporate current educational strategies and technology inot the curriculum.

Manage Facilities and Information Technology
• Facilitate incorporation of current educational technology into curriculum and clinical practice, and oversee health occupations programs website/web resources.
• Manage use of skills and simulation labs, and obtain and maintain equipment and supplies.

Manage Human Resources
• Participate in the recruitment and hiring process of faculty and support staff in accordance with college/district policies and ensure faculty/staff meet requirements of regulatory and clinical agencies as well as state, local, federal regulations.
• Manage orientation of all personnel to school, program and clinical sites.
• Assist in the assignment, supervision, evaluation and development of faculty and support staff.
• Investigate personnel issues and student complaints, facilitate conflict resolution, and participate in disciplinary actions.
• Facilitate and encourage ongoing professional development of faculty and staff, and develop and mentor faculty for various assistant director/coordinator roles.

Facilitate Student Needs and Activities
• Maintain student contact, provide student advisement, facilitate communication of pertinent program and professional information and refer students to appropriate student services (DSPS remediation).
• Administer student disciplinary process and participate in student grievance process.
• Facilitate employment opportunities, administer scholarship process, oversee student ceremonies, and support student clubs and associations.

Promote Community Awareness and Public Relations
• Participate in marketing and outreach activities, and represent the college on boards and committees at local, regional, state and national levels.

Manage Fiscal and Grant Resources
• Work with the department and programs to develop annual budgets, perform ongoing budget analyses, monitor ongoing expenses
• Work closely with the Economic & Workforce Development and Career Technical Education units of the college to pursue and coordinate state, federal and private initiatives, grants, partnerships and resources related to health careers.
• Develop strong ties with local, regional and statewide consortia, agencies, organizations, business and industry to benefit the health occupations programs.
• Pursue and expand federal, state, and local grants and alternative funding and revenue-generating opportunities to build and strengthen health occupations programs, and ensure that grants and initiatives are implemented according to approved plans and reporting requirements are met.

Collaborate with College/District
• Support and advocate for the needs of Nursing and Health Occupations programs.
• Communicate college activities, policies, and administrative decisions to the department faculty, staff, and students.
• Participate in the governance and professional activities of the college.
• Immediately report known or likely fraud, illegal acts, violation of provisions of contracts or grant agreements to the appropriate parties.
• Prepare and administer annual budgets for assigned area; review and approve expenditures according to established District policies and procedures.
• Prepare and monitor budgets in areas of assigned responsibility. Assure maintenance of documentation according to established policies and procedures.

Listed examples may not include all tasks which may be found in the position assigned to this class.

Other Duties:
As assigned.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Application Information:
• Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including:
(1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Resume; (3) Transcripts – (unofficial or official copies) for stated degrees having the degree confer/award dates circled. Official transcripts will be required prior to employment start date should the position be offered. (4) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (5) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
• All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
• Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
• Incomplete applications will not be considered.
• Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.
• The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

• If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
• Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
• Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
• If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
• Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.
For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2174 Fax: (408) 867-9059

Selection Process:
• After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
• All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
• Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
• Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
• The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
• The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
• Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
• Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741–2174 to arrange for assistance.