The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) Clinical Placement Specialist (part-time) works to elicit student specific placement information to match students with agencies and to facilitate all administrative aspects of placing students in clinical preceptorship learning experiences for the RN to BS Nursing Program. The incumbent will work directly with RN to BS Nursing Program Director and course faculty to assist in securing clinical experiences and to develop clinical partners; and will collaborate with the program director and course faculty to evaluate the efficacy of placement experiences. Serving as an integral member of the Clinical and Internship Placement Office (CIPO), the incumbent will be cross trained to assist other CIPO staff and the Associate Dean to ensure that contracts between the University and clinical placement agencies are completed in a timely manner and to ensure that students are in compliance with working agreement stipulations regarding all clinical clearance requirements.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Develop and refine a placement process for RN to BS Nursing Program students; develop new agency placements in collaboration with the Program Director and course faculty and collaborate directly with RN to BS Program Director and course faculty to place students in clinical education experiences deemed appropriate by the program; obtain from the Program Director a list of clinically ready RN to BS students and maintain and share a list of active agency working agreements with Programs Directors and course faculty to guide student placements;
Create and/or implement a process and timeline for communicating healthcare partner specific requirements of healthcare partners to RN to BS Program Directors and students, including additional health requirements, background requirements, site specific forms, orientations, and computer classes, and completion of training modules within the Centralized Clinical Placement System (CCP) developed by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education;
Maintain working relationships with all agency liaison personnel for the processes of requesting, securing, placing, and communicating RN to BS student placements and preceptorships;
Notify Program Director and Program Assistant of RN to BS student readiness to begin their clinical placement and utilize College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) database systems to record, maintain and communicate placement specific details and clearance status to program faculty and staff; collaborate with various CNHS staff and faculty to maintain data about student progress towards successfully placement;
Develop learning placement and software training module specific for RN to BS students to facilitate the timely and correct input of their placement information; maintain software dashboard components e.g. CCP Status, resume submission, program director approval of agency; completeness of student submitted information;
Report all contractual and clinical information, including but not limited to, health, CORI, agency evaluations, clinical incidents, and other required public information, to their CIPO Coordinator and to clinical, state, and regulatory agencies;
Contribute summaries of data for CNHS accreditation and certification reports, such as the annual report to the Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN), accreditation reports and the CNHS annual report;
Attend all assigned agency meetings in the role of the CNHS clinical placement liaison focusing on post licensure programs and as a representative of the CIPO; participate in CNHS administrative leadership meetings and external meetings with clinical agencies as assigned by the CIPO Coordinator and/or Associate Dean;
Assist in the collection, maintenance and recording of all student information about clinical clearances, including but not limited to, current health and criminal background check requirements processed into the CNHS databases, background check systems, and student files as needed and directed by the CIPO Coordinator;
Perform all responsibilities according to time frames developed collaboratively with all relevant participants;
Participate in relevant CNHS meetings and functions including Information and Orientation Sessions and appropriate program meetings and retreats;
Assist in the establishment and maintenance of agency affiliation contracts as needed and directed by the CIPO Coordinator;
Participate in the collection of evaluation data from agencies, faculty, and students' clinical placements for the purposes of quality improvement;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree required. Registered Nurse licensure or an equivalence of one-three years of work experience in a health care setting that serves as a site for higher education clinicals and/or preceptorships is preferred.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software systems;
Ability to learn new software systems and be adaptable;
Ability to analyze data and other information utilizing and maintaining spreadsheets and databases;
Ability to access and enter data from information management systems and student information systems accurately;
Ability to understand the various degree requirements for this primarily online nursing program;
Ability to work in a highly collaborative setting with diverse constituencies;
Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time and remain highly organized;
Ability to prepare written reports, correspondence and recommendations;
Ability to work independently and efficiently;
Ability to work under pressure and under timeframes;
Ability to supervise the work of work-study students;
Ability to handle confidential material;
Strong written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills;
Strong commitment to customer service.
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Closing date for applications: July 12, 2017.
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