Clinical Coordinator, Graduate Nursing Programs

Posted on March 11th, 2019 by Travis Dix

Position Description

Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Graduate Nursing Programs (ADGNP), the Clinical Coordinator will work in a fast-paced environment, interfacing with multiple clinical sites and preceptors to coordinate clinical placements for Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) students, and maintain all associated data. The position is an Exempt full-time appointment.  The successful candidate will be a registered nurse with excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to develop strong professional relationships with busy clinical agencies.


Registered nurse with eligibility for licensure in Virginia required. BSN required, and MSN strongly preferred.

  • A minimum of five years of practice experience as an RN
  • Requires an attention to detail and the ability to effectively organize and retrieve information
  • Teaching experience preferred
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet frequent urgent deadlines
  • Ability to deal effectively with change and disruption
  • Ability to develop a professional rapport and trust with representatives of busy clinical agencies
  • Ability to develop and complete work without direct supervision
  • Ability to perform within legal and ethical boundaries.
  • Ability to effectively
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Above-average skills related to organization, attention to detail and effective time-management
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent computer skills, including database management

Primary Responsibilities

  • Secures, schedules and coordinates all precepted clinical rotations for all MSN students
  • Maintains a positive presence in the healthcare arena in Virginia and the surrounding areas
  • Maintains relevant records on MSN students and preceptors and forwards to clinical agencies, as needed
  • Maintains all files and data related to precepted clinical assignments
  • Schedules all make-up precepted clinical rotations for MSN students
  • Identifies and facilitates the addition of new clinical agency sites
  • Maintains all clinical agency contractual agreements
  • Facilitates the development of contracts with new clinical sites according to Averett established guidelines
  • Prepares, schedules and provides clinical orientation for all MSN students, preceptors and faculty
  • Attends all required meetings at clinical agencies
  • Conducts annual site visits and evaluations of all clinical sites
  • Oversees the clinical evaluation process, which includes the site, the MSN clinical preceptors and the MSN students
  • Serves as a resource and support person for MSN students and clinical preceptors
  • Gathers and maintains MSN data that are required for annual reports, grants, accreditation, and similar needs
  • Provides input into the evaluation process of MSN students and clinical preceptors
  • Manages MSN student clinical issues in collaboration with the ADGNP
  • Facilitates the annual recognition of clinical preceptors and friends of the MSN degree program
  • Works as needed with the Assistant Dean to identify potential clinical preceptors and MSN faculty
  • Attends community events as needed
  • Attends Graduate Program faculty meetings as requested
  • Assists ADGNP and faculty with planning and delivery of onsite residencies
  • Attends residencies for MSN students
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands

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

  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand; move from one area of the building to another on a regular basis; sit and use a computer for a long period of time.
  • Manual and physical dexterity needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents.
  • High level ofinteraction 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
  • Frequentlymust 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

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

Selection Committee, c/o Dr. Pamela Giles, School of Nursing
Averett University
420 West Main St.,
Danville, Virginia 24541

Email address:

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.