Employer: Rosalind Franklin University and Science
Job Title: Clinical Coordinator
Additional Information: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=178438236&Title=Clinical%20Coordinator
The Masters of Science in Nurse, Entry into Practice (MSN-ENP) program in the
College of Nursing at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is seeking passionate clinical innovators to join our team. Our groundbreaking program incorporates a workforce development pathway in which we are actively seeking students from underserved areas. We are seeking to assemble a faculty, who will not only adhere to our core values of Civility, Diversity, Excellence, Innovation, Integrity,
Scholarship and Teamwork, but promote health and mental wellness across the life span. RFU offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, ability to maintain clinical practice (RFU salary in addition to clinical earnings), excellent facilities and a support team to enhance the student and faculty member's experience.
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is dedicated to creating and fostering a diverse academic environment. We especially seek and encourage applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in nursing education, as well as others who would enrich and add unique perspectives to the University.
All applicants should provide a curriculum vitae, letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and names of three individuals who are familiar with applicant's teaching ability and can provide letters of reference.
Who We Are
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is a six-college graduate health sciences university dedicated to the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals. Faculty and staff are passionate about RFUMS's mission to serve humanity through the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals, and the discovery of knowledge dedicated to improving wellness.
Through its College of Nursing, RFU's dedication to excellence in education, advancement of science, strong partnerships and service to communities prepares students to optimally serve others.
The College of Nursing has developed programs from Entry into Nursing Practice through the Doctoral level. Our close academic partnerships with nationally recognized healthcare systems, local public health professionals and our neighboring Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center enable us to have a voice in developing the future of health care.
We believe an important way to enhance nursing services within communities is to have practitioners who reflect their values and backgrounds. To help achieve that outcome, the College of Nursing is building a compassionate learning community so all students can understand and appreciate the conditions where people live, learn, work and play - and how those conditions contribute to health inequities in our communities.
At RFU, our goal is to provide opportunities for individuals with a breadth of characteristics, experiences and accomplishments, and we value the many ways in which these different perspectives can improve health care and wellness.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Manages all aspects of the clinical placement process and ensures effective operation of clinical practicums by organizing, supervising, and evaluating clinical sites, preceptors & students. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Ensuring effective operation of clinical practicums by organizing, supervising & evaluating clinical sites, preceptors & students.
- Monitoring student placements and clinical records.
- Maintaining and obtaining contracts, mandatory legal documentation (license verification, liability insurance, qualifications of preceptors and preceptor orientation etc.).
- Securing and coordinating clinical placement for all assigned programs for incoming and continuing students.
- Managing communication related to clinical placement (notifications to students and preceptors, coordinating with faculty).
- Coordinate regular assessment of students and preceptors.
- Provides onboarding/orientation for preceptors and ensure clear objectives & expectations for students and preceptors.
- Provides comprehensive administrative, operational, and project support to the Program Director and faculty.
- Creates and manages assigned databases to ensure complete and accurate information. Compiles reports and communicates data to appropriate stakeholders. Databases may include:
- Tracking of clinical placements
- Legal verification (for students, preceptors, and clinical sites)
- Tracking of student progress (including clinical hours, clinical experiences, and other related information)
- Manages the clinical facility agreements and related records.
- Performs periodic records audits.
- Maintains regular contact with nursing colleagues, constituents, and preceptors at different clinical sites to ensure timely placement and to further relationships with partner institutions.
- Participates in the preceptor recruitment process by building relationships, attending events, and utilizing other methods of outreach to secure preceptors for students that require assistance. This includes networking with healthcare practitioners in a variety of settings to facilitate clinical placements for incoming and continuing students.
- Works in collaboration with the appropriate faculty to hire and train faculty for clinical practicums.
- Works collaboratively with administrative personnel on the program's planning, evaluation, and implementation process to promote program effectiveness and growth.
- Implements practicum concentration professional policies, standards & procedures. Maintains oversight of professional nursing behaviors and actions of students. Addresses practicum students' academic and discipline issues with the Dean of Nursing &/or appropriate faculty.
- Ensures efficient and effective student advising during clinical practicum.
- Ensures that practicum course syllabi are updated and posted in the appropriate forums.
- Ensures adequacy of clinical evaluation tools and methods within the program to determine consistency with learning outcomes & objectives.
- The Clinical Coordinator may be required to teach courses throughout the calendar year in addition to assigned managerial duties and responsibilities.
- Participates in the development of goals, policies, and procedures for the College of Nursing; and does related work as required
- Manages special projects and serves on committees at the request of the Dean or Director of Nursing.
- Participates in nursing department committees related to the program and in [CCNE] accreditation meetings.
- Completes accreditation and regulatory reports.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- This position may require travel and a flexible schedule including occasional evening and weekend hours.
All full-time faculty members employed by RFUMS are expected to engage in activities that are considered core to their primary role as a faculty member. These activities may include teaching, scholarly activity, and service.
Teaching responsibilities vary and may include:
- Direct instruction
- Curriculum management
- Advising and mentoring for students
Scholarly activities vary and may include:
- Original scholarship
- Grant procurement
- Research mentoring
Service activities vary and may include internal and external contributions through:
- Contributions to the profession
- Direct patient care
Scholarly activities and/or clinical activities are negotiated and determined at the department level and are primarily based upon the faculty track.
Conditions of Employment
- Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check
- Must have proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a university approved exemption
Required Education & Experience
- MSN required, DNP, DNSc or PhD in Nursing preferred
- Possess an active unencumbered Illinois RN license (if licensed out of state must obtain within 6 months of hire)
- Experience in team-based learning approaches to instruction.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Basic knowledge of systems-based Advanced Practice Nursing curriculum
- Ability to prioritize and organize numerous and varied assignments.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Proficiency in computer skills, i.e., Microsoft Office.
- Ability to quickly learn various Educational Learning Management System software.
- Display professionalism and maintain confidentiality and privacy.
- Work/interact with diverse populations and be sensitive to cultural differences.
- Value teamwork
- DNP, DNSc or PhD in Nursing
- Experience in Nursing Education Curriculum development.
- Experience with teaching methods including interactive large and small groups and case-based learning
- Experience in teaching nursing education at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.