The Clinical Placement Coordinator collaborates with faculty, students, agencies, and clinical placement consortia to assure appropriate educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. The Coordinator is responsible for complex communication and problem solving to maintain positive working relationships with a variety of contacts inside and outside the University. The Coordinator operates from a solid understanding of nursing education and practice, combined with knowledge of the organizational environments where nurses practice. Reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
-Review program and student clinical site requests and available site preceptors for the various clinical courses, as well as continually evaluate current sites and develop new sites with available and competent preceptors.
-Arrange clinical placements for nursing students in a variety of area settings, e.g. hospitals, non-profit agencies, community health settings, schools, day care, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home care, and corporations.
-Initiate and/or maintain Educational Experience Agreements with clinical agencies.
-Facilitate agency orientations and troubleshoot clinical placement conflicts.
-Identify, provide education on, and ensure compliance with all regulations.
-Represent the Dean to Northwest Clinical Placement Consortia.
-Maintain current student/faculty clinical placement data.
-Provide agency with student lists and required documentation; verify student compliance.
-Coordinate the implementation of Assessment of Student Learning.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals at various levels throughout the university and outside agencies.
-Familiarity with undergraduate and graduate program objectives, course sequencing, and individual course clinical requirements.
-Knowledge of academic course scheduling.
-Ability to work collaboratively with competing stakeholders.
-Strong organizational, administrative, and problem solving skills
-Positive attitude and the ability to adapt to fast paced dynamic environment.
-Well organized, detail oriented, flexible, and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
-Travel required, mostly within a 50 mile radius of PLU .
-3 years work experience including some experience in nursing practice, education, and /or administration.
-Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
-Licensed as a Registered Nurse in Washington State.
-Experience with database management, preferably Excel and Access.
-Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
-Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background checks.
-Working knowledge of Pierce County Health Care Agencies, practice settings, and institutions.
-Knowledge of clinical components of advanced practice nursing education.
-Master’s Degree in Nursing.
Travel required, mostly within a 50 mile radius of PLU .
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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