Clinical Faculty Coordinator
The Clinical Faculty Coordinator (CFC) is responsible for the oversight of all nursing clinical sites in coordination and under the direction of the Director of Nursing Academic Services (DNS).
The CFC is responsible for monitoring, and evaluating all nursing clinical sites and student experiences in coordination with the DNS.
The CFC will verify that faculty and students have met the credentialing requirements of assigned facilities and that all required documentation has been submitted to the healthcare agencies.
The CFC will coordinate an orientation program for all clinical faculty to ensure that the course/program outcomes are achieved.
The CFC will schedule regular visits to the healthcare agencies being utilized each semester, documenting the findings of each visit and initiating necessary improvements in coordination with the DNS.
The CFC will collaborate with the course faculty and DNS to help arrange substitute clinical coverage and experiences for students.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist DNS to identify, select, contract with, monitor, and evaluate all clinical adjunct faculty. Visit all clinical sites and the healthcare partner nurse educator(s) at least one to two times during 5 -8 week courses and twice during 15 - 16 week semester clinical courses, to support a relevant and comprehensive student learning experience. Work in conjunction with course faculty to establish alignment of clinical experiences with course and program outcomes/goals. Verifies with the person responsible for clinical compliance that faculty and student verification and documentation of clinical compliance requirements, has been completed before designated date. Serve as the first-point-of-contact for resolution of clinical personnel issues that may arise between staff at the clinical site and clinical faculty and students. Coordinate orientation, training, and development guidance for clinical faculty regarding their clinical site and related nursing coursework. Act as a faculty mentor to assist new adjunct faculty in clinical related teaching activities including but not limited to: understanding their role as clinical instructors, grading system, use of pre- and post-clinical conferences, handling challenging student situations, student evaluation forms, course management site, electronic charting requirements, etc. Verify and work with DNAS/faculty/administration and student(s), for clinical makeup requirements. Provide input into the evaluation process of clinical adjunct instructors/preceptors. Verify that evaluations for students are completed, and deficiencies rectified. Ensure all evaluations for faculty are completed and given to appropriate person to be tallied, report compiled, and given to the Director of the ABSN program Ensure all evaluations for clinical agencies are completed and given to the appropriate person to be tallied, report compiled, and given to the Director of the ABSN program. May have teaching responsibilities in lab or clinical course.
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.