Clinical Faculty Coordinator
The Clinical Faculty Coordinator (CFC) is responsible for the oversight of all nursing clinical sites within the Middle Tennessee Region including St. Thomas Health, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and HCA facilities in coordination and under the direction of the Director of Nursing Services (DNS).
The CFC is responsible for monitoring, and evaluating all nursing clinical sites and student experiences in coordination with the DNS. Building a stronger team is an essential duty of the CFC. The CFC will do this through evaluation of clinical faculty through site visits, creating and presenting an orientation program for newly hired clinical faculty, and coaching adjunct clinical faculty if/when needed and appropriate.
Another essential duty of the CFC is to build and maintain relationships with affiliate health care agencies. The CFC will meet regularly with affiliate education departments and leadership to plan for future placements and will schedule regular visits to the healthcare agencies being utilized each semester to ensure course objectives are being met and facility guidelines are being followed. The CFC will also document all findings via electronic documentation systems. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel are needed skills for this position.
Additional duties of the CFC include coordinating the orientation program for all clinical faculty to ensure that the course/program outcomes are achieved, verifying that faculty and students have met the credentialing requirements of assigned facilities, and submitting this documentation to the healthcare facilities. This position will also work closely with professors to ensure that clinical placements are meeting the course. When selecting new sites for clinical rotations to be held, the CFC will evaluate the site based on these objectives, space, affiliation status, and other additional items.
The Clinical Faculty Coordinator position is crucial to the success of the program as a whole and requires organization, attention to detail, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills.
Academic Partner: Marian University, Accelerated Bachelor of Science of Nursing
Location: St. Thomas West Hospital
Schedule: Mon-Fri, standard business hours, 12-Month position, benefits eligible
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
MSN degree from an NLN or CCNE-accredited institution; Minimum of two years’ experience in clinical nursing practice or an acute care setting; Classroom and clinical teaching experience in nursing program within last five years; Proficient with technology; Able to meet challenges of adult learners with diverse backgrounds; Self-directed and innovative; Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Builds strong working relationships with a variety of constituencies; Able to communicate on a variety of educational levels; Effectively works as a member of a team; Believes in students’ abilities to improve themselves; Functions ethically in work situations; Values the University’s Vision, Mission, Purpose, Goals and Functions; Communicates professionally in interactions with faculty, students and hospital personnel.