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Title : SMU-2013676-Director of Pre-licensure Clinical Placement
Date : August 28, 2020
Department : Nursing (CCT)
Type : Faculty
Location : Oakland
Contact : Yassin Janneh
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Cost Center : 8039
Description :

Job Summary: 

With the guidance and oversight of the Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs, and with the assistance of the Clinical Coordination Team, operationalizes the clinical agency agreements for prelicensure nursing students across all campuses. Collaborates with the pre-licensure program chairs/directors with clinical activities to meet program outcomes and accreditation standards. Manages the function of the clinical coordinators on the Oakland and San Francisco Peninsula campuses and collaborate with the Academic Director, Prelicensure Programs on the Sacramento Campus, to ensure appropriate and adequate clinical placements and preceptorships; and, participates as a leader for the Clinical Coordination and pre-licensure teams. 

Job Duties and Accountabilities:  An Asterisk (*) denotes an “essential job function” for ADA purposes. 

Administration - 100%

1. Serves as primary liaison between pre-licensure programs and clinical agency nursing education contact personnel.

2. Manages the Clinical Coordinators on the Oakland and San Francisco Peninsula Campuses to provides guidance and direction to ensure clinical placements are being secured as required.

3. In collaboration with the Academic Director, Prelicensure Programs on the Sacramento Campus to ensure clinical placements are being secured and to provide additional support.

4. Manages the Oakland Campus Clinical Coordination Team administrative assistant (AA). The AA reports directly to this position and supports all members of the team.

5. Coordinates pre-licensure clinical and preceptorship placements.

a. Collaborates with the Chairs and Directors of the pre-licensure programs to identify appropriate clinical sites based on course learning outcomes.

6. Collaborates with pre-licensure leadership team to ensure student compliance with each agency’s health and safety requirements for faculty and student clearance to practice in that agency.

7. Develop a process to educate and support faculty of the compliance requirements for the clinical sites they are assigned and provide them an orientation and introduction to the clinical site and it’s key point of contact.

8. Conducts audits and tracks compliance/performance improvement activities to ensure accuracy of records for clinical compliance.

9. Identifies areas for process improvement and makes recommendations for change to Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs.

10. Coordinates collection of evaluations from clinical sites, students, and faculty regarding student placements and creates and disseminates reports to pre-licensure nursing leadership and Assistant Dean, Clinical Affairs

11. Develops and maintains positive relationships with key contacts at each agency. Coordinates annual or semiannual meetings with affiliates.

12. Represents Clinical Coordination Team at regional nursing meetings, i.e., Sutter Health Educational Leadership (SHEL).

13. Updates the clinical illness/injury policy and procedure as necessary, communicates any changes to the faculty and maintains current policy and procedures.

14. Manages In-place and My Clinical exchange and provides faculty development for use of these programs.

15. Maintains and analyzes data obtained in relation to student clinical/preceptorship placement evaluation and quality improvement for accrediting bodies (i.e., BRN, CCNE)

16. Assist in training and support of the Clinical Coordinators and Administrative Assistants to ensure they have the resources they need to do their jobs efficiently and can support one another.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Effective leadership and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational and operational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Effective project planning and implementation skills
  • Substantial computer and technology skill sufficient to meet teaching and administrative responsibilities
  • Create and sustain a culture of respect, cooperation, and innovation among faculty and students
  • Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word in person or on the telephone
  • Receive detailed information through verbal and written communication
  • Travel to relevant campuses and meetings, as required
  • Work variable hours and days, as program needs indicate

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in nursing or an equivalent field and specialization in area teaching.
  • At least three years of nursing teaching experience in classroom, practice, and/or laboratory settings preferred.
  • Recent (within five years) practice experience in area of nursing specialization.
  • Unencumbered Registered Nurse (or eligible for) licensure in California.

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirement described below represents those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential component of their job in a successful manner. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly asked to:

  • Hand and finger dexterity for computer, calculator, copy machine, and telephone use.
  • Able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word in person or on the telephone.
  • Able to receive detailed information through verbal and written communication.
  • Able to read and write clear documents.
  • Some remote work negotiable

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