Work Schedule: 2-year position. PT; 20 hours per week; hours are flexible Monday – Friday. Some evenings and weekends may be required.
General Description: The Graduate Student Clinical Placement Coordinator is a new position supported by the award of a $1.4 million 2-year HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Workforce Grant. The Graduate Student Clinical Placement Coordinator will be responsible for collaborating with faculty for Master’s of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice clinical placements. Throughout the project period, the position is designed to ensure smooth onboarding of students to clinical sites, collecting data on clinical sites, and preceptors (including demographic data). The Clinical Placement Coordinator will assist with collecting evaluations of sites and preceptors at the end of each placement. Reports to the Associate Dean for Graduate Nursing Programs.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: • Review student clinical site requests and available preceptors for various graduate clinical courses. • Continually evaluate current clinical sites. • Work with School of Nursing administrative support staff and faculty to proactively plan clinical placement needs. • Participate with MSN and DNP faculty in developing new clinical sites and preceptors. • Arrange clinical placements for MSN and DNP nursing students in a variety of area settings. • Initiate and/or maintain Educational Experience Agreements (affiliation agreements/clinical contracts) with clinical agencies in conjunction with the Director of Professional Development. • Facilitate faculty and student agency orientation. • Troubleshoot clinical placement conflicts. • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: • Knowledge of basic medical terminology and types/levels of nursing. • Knowledge of basic hospital organization and hospital/clinic systems. • Excellent computer based organizational skills. • Proficiency with MS Office software and ability to learn new software and web-based platforms. • Ability to manage time to accomplish tasks in an efficient and effective manner. • Excellent public relation skills; ability to use proper etiquette. • Ability to reach out to appropriate sources to get information, contacts, and/or resources to be successful. • Ability to communicate clearly, professionally, and calmly with people expressing frustration. • Ability to develop and maintain records with frequently changing data. • On occasion travel to clinical sites may be required.
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in nursing. • Eligible for RN licensure in Washington State before beginning employment. • Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.
Preferred Qualifications: • Master’s degree in nursing.
Work Conditions: • Office setting. • Frequent interruptions. • Sitting and keyboarding for long periods is required.
Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities, PLU helps its 3,100 students from all faiths and backgrounds discern their life’s vocation through coursework, mentorship and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions.
Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, the preparation of citizens in service to the world and to its ongoing reform. Located in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington, PLU is set in a region that also offers vast opportunities for outdoor recreation, culture and sports.
Pacific Lutheran University welcomes applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional perspectives to our learning environment. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: DOE + excellent benefits package
Pacific Lutheran University is a private university located in Tacoma, Washington. The university is home to approximately 3,200 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Through its seven schools: Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts& Communication, Business, Education and Kinesiology, and Nursing, Pacific Lutheran offers more classes and more opportunities than most l...iberal arts colleges. Students have the opportunity to work close-up and hands –on with professors and classmates. Professors at Pacific Lutheran not only serve as mentors who help students discover the professional opportunities in academic fields, but as colleagues who work side- by -side with students on research and creative projects. Pacific Lutheran seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care- for other people, for their communities, and for the earth.