Scope and Primary Functions -Coordinates clinical placements with clinical agencies for undergraduate students -Functions as a liaison between faculty and clinical agencies to assure appropriate clinical experiences for students -Identifies and secures new clinical sites for undergraduate students
Position Accountability -Reports to the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs; and -Collaborates with Associate Dean for Academic Programs; Director of Undergraduate Programs; Course Coordinators; Director of Students Services; and representatives from clinical affiliates.
Responsibilities and Major Activities -Coordinates clinical placements for all undergraduate nursing students; -Collaborates with Course Coordinators; Director of Undergraduate Programs; Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs; and representatives from local healthcare agencies to identify clinical placements; -Maintains clinical placement grids for clinical courses; -Attends regional clinical placement meetings with Director of Undergraduate Programs; -Works with healthcare agencies to negotiate preceptors and placements; -Identifies, obtains, and maintains new clinical sites for students with clinical agencies; -Facilitates orientations, including computer classes, for students with clinical agencies in collaboration with Course Coordinators; -Compiles statistics for current and long range planning; -Evaluates and reports outcomes as Identified in the Systematic Plan for Program Effectiveness as it relates to clinical site evaluations completed by students and faculty; -Obtains student input related to areas of strength and opportunities for improvement and discuss with Course Coordinators for needed course changes; -Evaluates course feedback and communicates, plans, and acts on subsequent input from course faculty, Course Coordinators, Program and Track Coordinators, Director of Undergraduate Programs, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; -Assures the currency and maintenance of contracts, in collaboration with the Director with Director of Student Services, required between the educational institution and clinical agencies; -Provides necessary input to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs; Director of Undergraduate Programs and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee; -Assures the students meet College of Nursing and agency requirements prior to clinical placement; -Ensures that all students are compliant with clinical affiliation requirements; -Collaborates with the Director of Undergraduate Programs in making recommendations for clinical course faculty; -Uses technology to provide clinical agency materials for faculty and students; -Mentors clinical faculty as needed in collaboration with Course Coordinators; -Schedules and leads two clinical faculty meetings each semester and refer unresolved faculty concerns to the Director of Undergraduate Programs, as appropriate; -Ensures consistency and continuity between didactic and clinical courses; -Ensures clinical course policies and procedures are consistent across course sections and courses; -Facilitates equity of student experiences across sections and semesters; -Facilitates communication of student learning needs with facility staff; -Functions as a liaison between the College of Nursing and facilities; -Maintains record of students experiencing academic or other difficulties across all clinical courses in collaboration with Course Coordinators, Director of Undergraduate Programs, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and Director of Student Services; -Coordinates communication of student concerns with faculty, Director of Undergraduate Programs, the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, and the Dean as appropriate; -Visits each clinical site each semester as needed for communication and evaluation; -Assures compliance with accreditation standards including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Essentials; -Provides public relations to area clinical sites and schools for ETSUCON and markets programs when out in the community; and -Provides updates to faculty and staff at scheduled Undergraduate Faculty meetings.
Job Category: Faculty
-Master's degree in Nursing -Licensed as a Registered Nurse in good standing in Tennessee or compact state -Demonstrated ability in clinical teaching and evaluation
Internal Number: 9885
About East Tennessee State University
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.