BSN Clinical Coordinator

Posted on September 13th, 2019 by Travis Dix

Position Description

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Nursing Programs (ADUG), the BSN Clinical Coordinator will:

  • Be responsible for acquiring, contracting, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating clinical sites for BSN students.
  • Arrange the clinical schedule and all faculty and student orientations at the facilities as needed. Clinical sites may be located within or outside the state of Virginia.
  • Ensure that BSN faculty, clinical instructors and preceptors meet the credentialing requirements of assigned facilities
  • Ensure all required paperwork for BSN students and faculty is submitted to the BSN clinical facilities within required time frames.
  • Coordinate an orientation program for all BSN clinical faculty and preceptors to ensure that the program’s outcomes are being met.
  • Participate in regular visits to clinical agencies as needed, documenting the findings of each visit.
  • In emergent situations, collaborate with the ADUG to help arrange substitute clinical coverage and experiences for students.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field preferred
  • Familiarity with clinical and educational processes
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience, including an understanding of the higher education environment or equivalent experience
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Above-average skills related to organization, attention to detail and effective time-management
  • Ability to effectively lead and serve on teams
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent computer skills, including database management
  • Functions ethically in work situations

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with ADUG & BSN faculty to select, contract with, monitor and evaluate all clinical sites.
  • Oversee and maintain up-to-date BSN student clinical databases, BSN agency and preceptor contact information, certification and expiration, contract initiation and renewal and BSN student clinical placements.
  • Cultivate new BSN clinical placement relationships.
  • In collaboration with the ADUG, develop an appropriate visitation schedule for clinical sites to support a relevant and comprehensive nursing experience.
  • Ensure VBON BSN clinical requirements are met.
  • Ensure all BSN facility-required documentation and training are completed in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Serve as the first point of contact for resolution of clinical facility and personnel issueswhich may arise between staff at the BSN clinical sites and clinical faculty and students, and concerns encountered with affiliating agencies. Engage ADUG as appropriate in facilitating resolution of clinical personnel issues if further intervention is needed.
  • Participate in networking activities to build relationships with healthcare facilities and related professional associations, including appropriate orientation activities with contracted BSN facilities (where appropriate).
  • Work with the BSN clinical site(s), BSN faculty, and students to schedule make-up clinical rotations for students.
  • In collaboration with the ADUG, develop, maintain, and manage a BSN clinical faculty mentor program to assist new clinical faculty in activities including, but not limited to: understanding their role as clinical facilitators, use of the clinical evaluation system, use of pre and post clinical conferences, handling challenging student situations, course, LMS,
  • Assure all evaluations for BSN students and BSN clinical agencies are completed and distributed in a timely manner to facilitate program assessment.
  • Engage departmental processes, as appropriate, to address clinical compliance/competency issues.
  • Participate in nursing program planning process.
  • Participate in BSN faculty meetings and committees, as assigned.
  • Participate in meetings at the BSN clinical facilities, as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned by the ADUG.

Physical & Mental Demands/Work Environment

The duties of this position require performance of the following activities and work in the described environment, with or without reasonable accommodations.

  • High level of  interaction with others requiring clear communication (speaking and listening) in person and telephonically
  • Visual and hearing acuity required to interact with persons and equipment
  • Frequent standing and walking, bending,  or twisting, and occasionally sitting
  • Ability to lift, carry or move items of 10 pounds and up to 50 pounds, on rare occasions, such as equipment, supplies, and books
  • Must be able to handle items (paperwork, small equipment, tools)
  • Will need to use equipment such as telephones, printer, copier, fax, scanner, scissors, hole-punch, paper cutter, stapler, computer with Microsoft Office, etc.
  • Work uses fine manual dexterity to use equipment involving levers, buttons, keyboards, and switches such as medical equipment, computers, telephones
  • Frequent must work under time pressure, and perform tedious or exacting work, and be able to change tasks frequently
  • Must be able to work closely with others as part of a team and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Occasionally work requires lifting/carrying, reaching, crouching, kneeling, bending, twisting, pushing/pulling, reaching, kneeling, or crouching
  • At times, rarely, may need to push/pull item, crawl, climb or balance (as step stool or small ladder), or operate foot pedals
  • On occasion may need to work an irregular schedule (evenings, weekends, or overtime)
  • On rare occasions may need to respond to emergency situations or work in a noisy or distracting environment
  • On rare occasions may be exposed to electrical or fire hazards and occasionally communicable diseases
  • Seasonally may experience conditions of respiratory hazards or wetness/humidity and occasionally noise and vibration in the work environment
  • Primary work location is in an office environment

Email Letter of Interest, Current Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), and 3 Professional References to:

Dr. Pamela Giles, School of Nursing
Averett University
512 Bridge St.,
Danville, VA  24541

Email address:  SON@averett.edu

Please note:

  • Background checks are required for all positions.
  • An applicant must have an unrestricted right to work in the U.S.
  • Averett University’s policies, programs and activities, including hiring practices, comply with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression and veteran status.
  • Averett University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.