The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting with the coordination and implementation of the VCU Nurse Anesthesia offering with emphasis on the Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree (DNAP) program inclusive of the Entry-to-Practice and post masters DNAP programs
Prepares educational objectives, outlines course content, prepares lesson plans, develops course content, presents lectures, and coordinates courses as assigned.
Evaluates assigned program courses, assuring continuing compliance with educational standards established by Virginia Commonwealth University and the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
Serves as a faculty resource concerning applied research and scholarship.
Coordinates and consults with the Directors of Doctoral Education to insure continuity and that the needs of students enrolled in the practice doctoral program are being met.
Serves as a Practice Doctorate Capstone Project Committee Chair or Member.
Assumes an active role in Departmental Continuing Education endeavors.
Participates in the Department’s Faculty advisor system.
Assumes an active role in specialty and regional accreditation processes.
Assumes an active role in departmental alumni development.
Communicates with faculty members to provide optimum quality education and promote harmony between the Department and adjunct didactic faculty members.
Attends and participates in Department faculty meetings as well as appropriate School of Allied Health Professions and University meetings and committees.
Maintains certification as an anesthetist in accordance with recertification for nurse anesthetists. Attends in-service education programs, reviews anesthesiology publications, attends national, state and local anesthesia meetings, and remains current with theory and practice of new anesthesia techniques.
Performs additional duties a designated by the Chairperson, Department of Nurse Anesthesia.
Candidates must be a graduate of an accredited school with demonstrated concentration in nurse anesthesia. A terminal doctoral degree is required with current certification and/or re-certification as a nurse anesthetist. Eligibility for Virginia RN licensure is required. Evidence of teaching experience is required. Finalists will be considered based upon relevant teaching experience and effectiveness, scholarly and professional service activities, academic record, references, ability to communicate and work well with others, and successful completion of an interview.
Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in advanced airway and ultrasound skills.
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