Academic Partnership Consortium Coordinator
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Classification:Student Services Professional 4
Work type: Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:College of Health
Categories: Health Profession, Office/Clerical
As a partner in shaping health care in Alaska, the University of Alaska Anchorage School of Nursing (SON) educates students for current and future roles in local, state, national, and worldwide arenas, as well as for productive citizenship, personal growth, and professional nursing practice. The SON offers undergraduate degrees of Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in nursing, Bachelor of Science (BS) in nursing science, RN- BS, as well as graduate level nursing degrees in several specialty tracks: Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner-Family and Nurse Leadership and Education. UAA School of Nursing seeks innovative, energetic professionals to contribute to our nursing education programs which include those delivered via distance to sites throughout the state.
10 Create, implement and evaluate curriculum for clinical education and preceptorships to foster student success. Maintain a thorough understanding of clinical guidelines and disseminate to prospective agencies and students. Provide sound guidance to students regarding clinical requirements, policies and procedures, and appropriate placement opportunities to ensure meaningful placements that are match learning goals and outcomes. Conduct post-clinical exit interviews at clinical sites and provide feedback for the School of Nursing program leaders. Possess a comprehensive understanding of the unique clinical responsibilities, performance expectations, service populations and goals for all active clinical placement sites throughout the state of Alaska and for all seven nursing programs at UAA. Spearhead innovative clinical experiences with community partners for nursing students. Create guidelines for courses of action for resolving placement issues. Essential
10 Maintain accreditation standards related to all clinical components of all programs. Ensure compliance with applicable local, state and federal statutes and regulations including accreditation standards. Provide specialized knowledge of clinical education administrative processes. Work closely with compliance officer for the COH and the SON. Work alongside faculty to ensure program goals and course objectives are met and placement issues are responded to appropriately and timely.
Uphold a positive, professional attitude in the workplace and in all clinical sites. Represent the University and School of Nursing in positive, professional manner at outside clinical events, in professional correspondence and in activities within various Alaska community settings. Implement other special clinical related tasks as assigned. Essential
40 Create a centralized clinical placement center to streamline nursing students'' clinical placement process, to monitor the number of students at a given site and time to ensure that maximum capacity is being realized while exposing students to specialty nursing areas to meet required clinical educational hours. Identify, coordinate and obtain new clinical placement sites for over 400 students in all nursing programs (AAS, BS, RN-BS, FNP, PMHNP, NLDR and DNP) within the professional communities throughout Alaska. Initiate new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements, schedule and provide orientation to new clinical sites and monitor overlap of clinical placements to mitigate agency burnout. Organize and conduct meetings and maintain ongoing professional contact with clinical sites, clinical staff and students. Essential
40 Serve as lead department contact for all professional clinical program services, internships, preceptorships and related events. Utilize networking skills and professional presentations to promote partnership development and foster clinical opportunities. Identify and recruit new clinical nursing faculty (CTAs) from healthcare organizations with assistance from the clinical community partners to aid with providing robust clinical experiences. Develop a qualified cohort of clinical teaching associates (CTA) that are Masters-prepared clinical nurses. Establish a CTA partnership with the clinical sites to retain the nurse’s benefits, employment, seniority etc. at the employment site with UAA buying out a portion of the existing contract. Provide course outcomes orientation and training for the CTA''s. Create a faculty resource center to serve as a centralized site for those interested in teaching and SON course coordinators needing clinical educators. Develop and maintain comprehensive database of clinical teaching associates and clinical agencies throughout the State of Alaska. Develop and update department clinical forms per agency. Essential
This position requires a dynamic, organized and systems focused individual to work closely with the School of Nursing director and faculty to enhance clinical opportunities for students in 7 nursing programs and 14 Alaska communities.
The SON Academic Partnership Coordinator will serve as the primary contact for all professional clinical program services, internships, preceptorships and related events. Promote partnership development and foster clinical opportunities. Identify and recruit new clinical nursing faculty (CTAs) in partnership with healthcare organizations. Create a centralized clinical placement center to streamline nursing students' clinical placement process, to monitor the number of students at a given site and time to ensure that maximum capacity is being realized while exposing students to specialty nursing areas to meet required clinical educational hours. Identify, coordinate and obtain new clinical placement sites for over 400 students in all nursing programs (AAS, BS, RN-BS, FNP, PMHNP, NLDR and DNP) within the professional communities throughout Alaska. Initiate new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements, schedule and provide orientation to new clinical sites and monitor overlap of clinical placements.
Knowledge of nursing academic programs, curriculum dynamics and and clinical practice expectations, including traditional hospital based, community based and preceptorship models of clinical learning environments. Ability to establish strong relationships within the nursing communities throughout Alaska. Strong written communication skills. Experience with spreadsheet and database programs. Attention to detail. Exceptional communication skills including negotiation, MOU’s, and evaluation skills. Highly developed organization proficiency is a must. Ability to work independently and to function in a complex organizational structure, while maintaining attention to detail and exercise considerable discretion, confidentiality and independent judgment. Must be willing and able to travel throughout Alaska as necessary to fulfill position duties.
Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office programs, with the ability to create and maintain spreadsheets and/or databases. Experience with nursing scheduling. Experience in a leadership role. Experience in hospital and/or outreach healthcare settings.
Typical Education or Training:
This position requires a Degree in Nursing and two years relevant experience. Bachelor's or Master’s Degree preferred. UAA Alumni preferred.
Salary: Grade 80/81 Depending on Experience (exempt)
The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to non-discrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of non-discrimination available at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination
Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time 05 Dec 2017
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