As a participant in the HRSA CANDL grant, the Family Nurse Practitioner works with FNP students to integrate academic and clinical training with increased experiential learning opportunities focused on prevention, clinical intervention, and treatment of underserved clients in rural settings. This person will work as a clinician, educator, and coach for both students and preceptors which will require that he/she visit students at their clinical sites. This position will report to the Project Director (PD). Responsibilities include: Orchestrating rural site experiences and overseeing the implementation of the clinical immersion model through diverse experiences with population-focused healthcare (pediatrics, maternal health, etc.) within team-based care environments where students, FNPs, physicians, and other care professionals work collaboratively to address patient needs in the rural setting. Supervising precepting experiences through immersive longitudinal clinical traineeships to ensure that FNP students experience diverse scenarios in population-focused healthcare (pediatrics, maternal health, etc.) within team-based care environments across seven rural and disadvantaged counties: Bledsoe, Grundy, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, Bradley, and Hamilton. Collaborating with the PD and Academic Clinical Integration Coordinator (ACIC) to develop a checklist of student competency milestones that must be achieved and documented before students can progress through the academic-clinical continuum (on-campus simulation to precepted learning to practice-readiness). Collaborating with the PD and the ACIC to establish new academic-clinical partnerships/sites and recruit, train, support, and evaluate preceptors. Assisting with the development of the "safe Out Patient clinic" in readiness to practice preparation of FNP students based on current evidence and best practices. Assisting students in accessing and maintaining documentation of competency achievements in electronic portfolios via the Typhon software.
Qualifications Master of Science in Nursing is required. Must have current national certification as an FNP and current, unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the state of TN. A minimum of one year's experience providing primary care across the lifespan as an FNP is required. Current or recent employment as a FNP in a primary care setting is preferred. Must have the knowledge and experience in providing primary health care and prevention for patients across the lifespan; understanding/knowledge of the preceptor model; ability to support clinical training experiences for FNP students; ability to function independently and with a high level of accountability. Must have a valid driver's license and provide their own transportation.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is an engaged, metropolitan university committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service, and dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of the region through strategic partnerships and community involvement.