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Texas A&M University Health Science Center Associate Director Academic Nursing Clinical Placement in Bryan, Texas

Job Title

Associate Director Academic Nursing Clinical Placement

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

College of Nursing

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission (https://www.tamu.edu/statements/mission.html) and living our core values (https://www.tamu.edu/about/coreValues.html) .”

Who we are

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

What we want

The Texas A&M University College of Nursing is looking for an Associate Director to serve as a member of the Academic Affairs team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

Job Description Summary

The Associate Director of Academic Nursing Clinical Placement, under direction from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, is responsible for managing the complexities of over 350 clinical partnerships and serves as the point of contact for approximately 40 full-time faculty and 20 part-time adjunct faculty and clinical teaching assistants, who place students and teach in highly diverse clinical settings across the state of Texas. This leadership position serves all Texas A&M University College of Nursing program delivery sites and online programs. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and receives direction from the associate deans and assistant deans and program coordinators.

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience:

  • Eight years of experience in clinical practice of nursing

Preferred Education:

  • Master’s degree in counseling, human resources, nursing, or a field related to duties

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with academic nursing clinical placements.

  • Experience with information management.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current, or eligible, unencumbered RN licensure by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

None

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent public relations skills in electronic and interpersonal communications.

  • Command of clinical placement requirements including compliance documentation, hiring of faculty, completion of agency requirements and reporting.

  • Familiarity with the goals and preparations of health professionals and practitioners.

  • Knowledge of hospital organization and clinical systems.

  • Values diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Possesses a high level of computer, word processing, and database management skills.

  • Highly organized and accountable.

  • Able to create and improve systems for organization of many variables (e.g., maintain accurate and detailed reports and records).

  • Able to remain flexible and effectively perform job during unexpected or changing conditions.

  • Outstanding problem-solving skills.

  • Strong skills in time-management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serves as part of the college Academic Affairs leadership team and assists associate dean in developing and implementing strategic plans in relation to nursing academic clinical placements.

  • Counsels and advises students and faculty regarding academic clinical placement requests.

  • Facilitates the placement of undergraduate and graduate nursing students in clinical education programs related to their program of study.

  • Ensures compliance with college, University and government standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Leads, develops and implements College policy in relation to academic clinical placements.

  • Ensures an accurate and accessible clinical partnerships database in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Clinical and Outreach Affair’s Office.

  • Manage, maintain, and contribute clinical partnership data for reporting purposes.

  • Conducts meetings with Program Coordinators to determine the student placements needed by semester, level, and type of experience needed.

  • Oversees and directs the use of a clinical rotation management system in collaboration with Assistant/Associate Deans.

  • Masters the use of diverse electronic clinical placement systems to complete academic education placement requests.

  • Represents the College of Nursing in requesting academic clinical placements with nurse educators and /or placement coordinators in hospitals, clinics and other institutions.

  • Communicates confirmed or changed clinical placement agreements with program coordinator and other relevant faculty.

  • Verifies contracts are current and all compliance requirements are met for agencies used each semester.

  • Communicates changes in contract requirements to College leadership and faculty.

  • Monitors, collates and distributes facility specific compliance documentation to clinical agencies by the stated deadline for the semester.

  • Collaborates with student affairs to communicate compliance and clinical agency specific requirements and procedures for new and continuing students.

  • Identify facility requirements at each clinical placement location, such as orientation and EHR training, and communicate these clinical entry requirements to instructors and student groups in a timely manner. Keeps a record of these facility requirements, updating them as required when the facility changes their expectations.

  • Builds a database of student placement requirements by clinical agency.

  • Collaborates with the Associate Dean, Assistant Deans, and program coordinators in the clinical placement of undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Collaborates with Associate/Assistant Deans to develop a clinical rotation plan each semester.

  • Maintains database of clinical placements that includes clinical agency, faculty, students, objectives, patient / client population, and dates.

  • Assures consistent communication with clinical partners regarding faculty and students names and student abilities and expectations.

  • Serves as the single point communication between the college and each agency for placement requests.

  • Communicates via email, phone and/or in person with nurse educators and /or placement coordinators in hospitals and clinics to develop clinical placements.

  • Collaborates with College leadership and faculty to identify new clinical sites to meet program outcomes.

  • Assists with evaluation of clinical sites including data such as faculty and student evaluations of clinical sites, average daily census for acute care sites, and preceptor evaluations.

  • Communicates changes in clinical placement that might affect curriculum, accreditation, Boards of Nursing requirements, or the State Authorization Reciprocal Agreements.

  • Monitor regulatory changes/requirements by the Boards of Nursing across the country.

  • Represents the College of Nursing at clinical agency orientation events and trainings regarding clinical placement.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Machines or equipment used in the performance of essential duties:

computer 25 hours, telephone 5 hours

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application. Please include cover letter, resume, and references.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M University Health Science Center is transforming health through innovative research, education and service in biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health. As an independent state agency and academic unit of Texas A&M University, the health science center serves the state through campuses in Bryan-College Station, Dallas, Temple, Houston, Round Rock, Kingsville, Corpus Christi and McAllen.

Texas A&M University Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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