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Clinical Coordinator-Nursing
DATE:   10/31/2018
JOB TITLE:   Clinical Coordinator-Nursing
JOB STATUS:   FT
FLSA STATUS:   Exempt
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Director of the School of Nursing
DEPARTMENT:   Nursing
SECTOR:   Academic

SUMMARY:

The clinical coordinator will work closely with other faculty members and area agencies to secure, monitor and develop appropriate clinical sites for pre-licensure students.  The Clinical coordinator will collaborate with university personnel to ensure adherence to agency contractual needs, provide oversight of required clinical student records, and communicate with health care agencies and preceptors to maintain compliance with clinical nursing experience policies.  Travel between campus and student sites will be needed.  The Clinical Coordinatormay be responsible for one clinical group of students, not to exceed ten students, or assisting students in the skills or simulation lab.  The clinical coordinator is expected to participate in ongoing School of Nursing activities, such as committee membership and student advisement .  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Coordinate with faculty members to support clinical experience expectations with associated theory courses objectives; Meet with clinical agency contacts to establish and secure clinical sites for nursing students at a variety or health care organizations; Track health reports and other criteria required of students for placement at health care facilities; Prepare clinical groups and assignments for nursing students; Assist in securing clinical nursing instructors for the clinical groups; Prepare adjunct clinical instructors for their role as adjunct faculty; Monitor the implementation of the clinical student experiences, making visits as needed; Provide materials and evaluation forms to clinical instructors that they need for clinical instruction of nursing students; Maintain confidentiality of information (including but not limited to: student and employee personal information, student grades, etc.), both during and after their employment with the University.  Any question regarding the confidentiality of material, should be referred to the supervisor.  Any violation shall subject the employee to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Perform other duties as assigned.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

15%   Meeting with clinical sites to set up clinical experiences                   

10%   Reviewing student health documents for contractual compliance          

5%     Assigning students in clinical experiences and monitoring progress  

10%   Orienting and providing oversight for clinical instructors                       

20%   Visiting sites minimum of once per student per semester                      

10%    Working with staff nurses to increase communication with students and faculty  

10%   Working with faculty and instructors to coordinate clinical experiences with post conference topics                                       

20%    Assisting in skills practice labs and “test out” for skills competency   

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Motivated, creative, team player who demonstrates a commitment to evidenced based practice with above average critical thinking and problem solving skills; Excellent organizational, intrapersonal and communication skills; Proficient in data base creation and management for students’ data; Knowledge of clinical facilities and experience in a medical/surgical environment; Proficient in basic nursing skills.


ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:

The functions of the position are usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some tasks and reports involve working on a computer keyboard. Driving to clinical sites is required. All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

An unencumbered current registered professional nurse (RN) license from New York State is required; A Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from an accredited program and three to five years’ experience in a health care setting is required;  A valid New York State driver’s license is required that satisfies both University and insurance company underwriting rules and regulations for driving a motor vehicle. 



Non Discrimination/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Policy:

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Ryan Thompson, Esq., Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8324, rthompson@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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