School of Nursing - Graduate Clinical Coordinator

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Jun 13, 2021
Closes
Jun 18, 2021
Ref
FAC8284
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
School of Nursing - Graduate Clinical Coordinator

The George Mason University, School of Nursing invites applications for a Graduate Clinical Coordinator. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department: The School of Nursing is situated in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), which includes four additional academic units: Global and Community Health; Health Administration, Policy and Informatics; Nutrition and Food Studies; and Social Work. The College is home to more than 1,900 undergraduate and 1,136 graduate students and approximately 140 faculty and staff.

CHHS is transitioning to become the first College of Public Health in the State of Virginia. Research opportunities abound in our nurse-led community-based clinics, high-fidelity simulation laboratory, telehealth facilities, and the CHHS Population Health Center. Active programs of research among School and CHHS faculty include investigating cultural and environmental influences on health behaviors, opioid addiction, obesity, maternal/child/adolescent health outcomes, community interventions, vulnerable populations, racial disparities in healthcare, HIV, and acute/chronic effects of violence. CHHS is also home to the "Mason: Health Starts Here" cohort study - a first-of-its-kind, transdisciplinary longitudinal research project to understand and improve the health of university students. Further information about the College may be found at: https://chhs.gmu.edu

Our faculty aspires to contribute to the health of all populations through innovative and impactful education, research, practice, and service. The School of Nursing currently enrolls over 700 students, with robust baccalaureate and Master's programs. Our highly ranked DNP program also includes concentrations in family practice and adult gerontology primary care. The PhD in Nursing program has produced leaders in research, academia, and administration, both domestic and global, for nearly 40 years. Further information about the School may be found at: https://nursing.gmu.edu/

About the Position: The incumbent will oversee graduate clinical placements and will lead clinical adjunct faculty and preceptors recruitment efforts for the school. The new Graduate Clinical Coordinator will provide a vision and leadership for student placements to meet the challenges presented by growing competition for student placements by other local nursing and allied health schools.

Responsibilities: * Engages with health-care agency partners to arrange required practicum placements for all existing graduate level students enrolled in the Masters, Post Masters Certification and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, which include several advanced practice concentrations (Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP), as well as newly developed programs and Administration; * Assists MSN and DNP students to secure placements by identifying new preceptors, new sites, and maintaining established preceptors and sites; * Collaborates with School of Nursing Graduate Division Director and program coordinators to confirm appropriateness of student placements; * Ensures all agency competency and compliance documentation are submitted and maintained; * Works with CHHS Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives (or designee) to ensure active contracts with clinical agencies are maintained; * Makes recruitment visits to new clinics/organizations and conducts site visits to current clinical agencies to maintain Mason SoN presence, assess site characteristics, promote engagement, and expand clinical placement opportunities; * Oversees third party secure web-based document management systems, such as Castle Branch and Typhon; * Assists with tracking of clinical site activities for all graduate students each semester, including summers; * Facilitates onboarding to clinical sites for graduate students; * As needed, assists with similar tasks for undergraduate students.

Required Qualifications: * Master's degree in Nursing; * An unencumbered Virginia Registered Nurse license, or eligibility to obtain upon employment; * A minimum of two years recent clinical experience in a health care agency in the Northern Virginia area; * Geographical familiarity with the metropolitan DC and Northern Virginia areas, and familiarity with health care agencies in the region; * Knowledge of typical health and background requirements for clinical sites; * Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills; * Commitment to supporting a culture of inclusion and diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: * Previous experience with student placement and with inter-agency contracts; * Previous experience with clinical placements and compliance documents or equivalent; * Recent experience with software tracking tools for placements and student compliance; * Familiar with scope of practice of advanced practice nurse.

Applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu. Applications must include: (1) a cover letter, describing the applicant's qualifications and interest in the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) the contact information of three references; and (4) a statement of diversity (as Other doc.) (see prompt).

Diversity Statement Prompt: Have you worked with any individuals in a teaching, mentorship or advisory capacity who are from marginalized groups? If so, how did you help them identify and overcome barriers to success? Think about your experience with research mentorship, teaching or tutoring, academic advising, and community mentorship (no more than 2 paragraphs).

Only complete electronic applications submitted using jobs.gmu.edu will be reviewed. An offer of employment is contingent upon background verification.

For additional questions about the posted position, search process and/or the University, please contact Dr. Shanti Chang, Search Committee Chair, at schang13@gmu.edu.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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