Director of Nursing / Full-time
McHenry County College - Crystal Lake, IL

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Minimum Qualifications*: QUALIFICATIONS (EDUCATION / CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE):
  • Master’s Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution with a major in Nursing
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse (or eligibility for licensure) in Illinois Documentation of licensure, certifications and health records required by clinical facilities for their staff to work. These can include: HIPAA training, CPR certification, TB testing, health physical, etc.
  • Two years experience in clinical nursing practice
  • Two years experience as an instructor in a nursing program
  • Demonstrated ability to get results within a team environment and to develop productive working relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • A minimum of two years of leadership experience either in directly managing employees or in a project management role

Position Description: POSITION SUMMARY: Provides leadership and assures the general effectiveness of the nursing and nurse assistant education programs, serves as the nursing administrator with the authority to direct the nursing curriculum and program assessment, communicates with other departments in the organization, maintains continued approval and accreditation of the program, and teaches 6 - 12 contact hours per year in the nursing curriculum.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Collaborates with the nursing faculty to develop, implement, and evaluate the curriculum of the nursing program
  • Collaborates with the department chair of nurse assistant education (NAE) to ensure the development, implementation and evaluation of the NAE curriculum
  • Collaborates with the nursing faculty to develop, implement, and coordinate the nursing program admission policies and procedures
  • Participates in the recruitment and retention efforts of the nursing program
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluates part-time faculty in nursing and nurse assistant education
  • In collaboration with the Executive Dean of Mathematics, Science and Health Professions, hires, supervises, and evaluates the full-time faculty
  • Schedules courses for the nursing program, including clinical experiences
  • Counsels students regarding academic and employment matters
  • Collaborates with Executive Dean to develop annual budget for nursing program and monitors expenditures
  • Seeks and prepares for National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC) accreditation
  • Coordinates the submission of annual reports and accreditation report to the NLNAC and to the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDPR), and any other reports required by the College, local, state, and national accrediting agencies
  • Coordinates with the NAE department chair to ensure all reports are submitted to the Ilinois Department of Public Health
  • Develops and maintains working and contractual relationships with clinical facilities for nursing clinical placements
  • Monitors and approves the submission of clinical facility requests to affiliating agencies for the nursing program
  • Collaborates with the nursing faculty to prepare the nursing program schedule, and reviews room and faculty teaching assignments
  • Participates in the nursing and NAE advisory committee
  • Contacts affiliating agencies for planning and evaluating of all clinical assignments
  • Plans and oversees the nursing faculty orientation process for full-time faculty and staff, and for all incoming nursing students
  • Attends Division, Leadership Council and other meetings related to the nursing program
  • Prepares necessary paperwork for the RN students to sit for the NCLEX-RN licensing exam
  • Teaches 6 to 12 credit hours per academic year
  • Schedules and conducts nursing program information sessions
  • Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
  • Support and participate in the College’s commitment to continuous improvement and the AQIP process of accreditation through appropriate participation in Action Team activities
  • Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
SKILLS AND SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Strong communication skills
  • Self-directed and innovative
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies
  • Commitment to the mission of the College, and to teaching and motivating students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Ability to organize work around broad organizational goals and processes related to the Nursing Department
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires the incumbent to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs
  • Ability to perform work that encompasses advanced technical, scientific, legal, or mathematical concepts
  • Ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems
  • Ability to use computers for data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently yet have a strong team orientation
  • Commitment and respect for diversity
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position

Minimum Salary Range:

Application Required Materials: Application Requirements:

Qualified candidates must submit all of the following: an MCC Employment Application form, current resume, copies of licensures, certifications and graduate level transcripts. Applicants are also required to submit a statement of commitment to the community college and teaching including how they would enrich the educational experience of MCC students.

Review Date/Deadline: Application Review begins February 28, 2013. Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

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