Vocational Nursing Clinical Coordinator - FT
The VN Clinical Coordinator is an instructor (academic or clinical) appointment and has administrative academic, service, and scholarship responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of the academic program. This individual demonstrates competence in clinical education teaching and curriculum development. In addition, the VNCC’s primary responsibility is to plan, coordinate, facilitate, administer, and monitor activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with the Director of Nursing and/or the Associate Director of Nursing. All Concorde associates are required to display professionalism and uphold Concorde’s Mission and the core values of respect for the individual, integrity, teamwork, customer service, and achievement.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Communicates between the Academic Institution and Affiliated Clinical Education Sites
- Clinical Education Program Planning, Implementation, and Assessment of students, preceptors, and clinical sites
- Clinical Site Development
- Clinical Faculty and Preceptor training
- Serve as clinical, simulation and lab faculty when coverage is necessary
- Partner with course instructor and/or the simulation coordinator to map and implement virtual simulation in lieu of clinical experiences when necessary
- Scheduling/Coordination of student clinical and lab hours
- Scheduling student at clinical sites and make up hours
- Weekly (as applies) verification that students have met their clinical objectives.
- Maintenance of documented monthly communications with all clinical affiliates, via a simple open newsletter or the like, to relay important clinical information, (i.e.: upcoming schedule changes, testing, documentation, etc.).
- Assist with pre-clinical classroom and other instruction assignments.
- Help to obtain new clinical affiliates as required by the program.
- Inventory, procure equipment, supplies, and assure readiness of the clinical laboratory. Report all broken, defective or needed equipment to Program Director and the Academic Dean immediately and suggest remedy.
- Document visits to all clinical sites on a regularly scheduled basis as approved by the Program Director.
- Attend all program graduation and pinning ceremonies.
- Process students’ physical examination, immunization reports and additional health forms required by clinical sites to assure compliance.
- Remain available in person, by phone or other methods of communication at any time a student is in clinic, to solve problems as they arise
- Assist the Director of Nursing and/or the Clinical Director and with any assigned projects
- Conduct preceptor orientation at the start of each term and as deemed necessary
- Other duties as assigned
- Student Advisement
- Utilize CampusNexus to post comments on student advisement
- Verify that clinical instructors are at clinical sites
- Monitor instructor assignments at each clinical site and daily attendance reporting
- Provide clinical site coverage as may be needed
- Verification that students have met appropriate clinical objectives
- Visit and document visits to clinical sites for purposes of auditing instructors, observing students and meeting with the Clinical Instructors, Preceptors and Department Directors
- Complete clinical compliance reports, i.e. assessments and action plans
- Assure weekly clinical evaluations of students’ performance are current and accurately documented
- Assure students’ clinical assignments are current and remain accountable for student clinical placements during clinical rotations
- Quarterly goals and objectives to Director of Nursing and/or the Clinical Director
- Make site visits for preceptor training and keep “Preceptor Training Log” current
- Assist in orientation of new students and admissions reps
- Assist in training of all new clinical faculty
- Assist as needed with classroom instruction and preclinical lab and assigned assessment activities
- Accurately maintain the program clinical Injury Log with follow-up scheduled as appropriate
- Marketing visits for the purpose of obtaining new clinical sites
- Maintain clinical site folders to include scheduling documents, student checkoff’s, and hospital contracts
- Assure up-to-date list of clinical affiliates, clinical educators, and their input activities
- Attend two advisory board meetings a year
- Complete follow-up Action Reports on all identified problems
- Keep all clinical event schedules current on each class. Maintain master clinical assignment board
- Turn in completed student clinical folders at the end of each clinical term
- Assess all clinical evaluation forms, attendance records, and grade reports
- Able to demonstrate ability to:
- Coordinate and schedule clinical placements for over 100 practical nursing students
- Problem solve through critical thinking and clinical judgement skills
- Demonstrate ability of organizational skills and time management skills
- Show proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft™
- Effectively communicate in writing and verbally
- Current license and privilege to practice nursing in the state of Texas.
- Must be a Registered Nurse
- BSN from an accredited nursing school preferred
- Must have been actively employed in nursing in the past four years
- If the instructor has not been actively employed in nursing in the past three years, the instructor’s advanced preparation in nursing, nursing education and nursing administration and prior relevant nursing employment may be taken into consideration in evaluating the qualifications for the position
- Must also meet all regulatory and corporate qualifications
- Must meet approval of regulatory board in order to hold position