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Director of Nursing Academic Services

Company: Unitek Learning, Inc.
Location: Porterville
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
As a leading healthcare education organization, Unitek Learning's family of schools helps thousands of students launch and accelerate their careers every year. As a rapidly growing and highly successful company, Unitek is also a great place to pursue a rewarding and challenging career. We offer a competitive salary, generous benefits, unlimited growth potential, and a collegiate work environment. -Instructional and management responsibilities for the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing Program in conjuction with Sierra View Medical Center. Responsible for providing site supervision of nursing program activities. Assists the Regional Associate Dean, Workforce Development with implementing special projects, and works with and functions under the supervision of the Regional Associate Dean, Workforce Development.

Responsibilities:
The main job responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:Assists the Regional Associate Dean, Workforce Development with planning, developing, managing, updating, and evaluating all aspects of the programHire, develop and oversee Faculty and staff and function as the Clinical site liaison for students and customersOversee Clinical calendars and matrix to keep track of clinical placements; Provide curriculum development for skills lab and ensure implementationResponsible for Program compliance with Board and/or accreditor rules and regulations and including site visitsOversee all student activities and act as a student advocate for student successEnsure all faculty and students adhere to all Program policies and procedures, including Faculty and student handbooksDevelop and maintain Program budget; oversee the ordering of supplies and equipment to meet program objectivesAssists with preparing data and other written materials for all required state and Board requirementsAssists with maintaining on-site student records and collaborates with Human Resources to maintain required faculty and staff documentationServes on program committees and clinical consortium; Maintains teaching load of 50% in skills lab, sim lab, and/or clinicalAssist Dean with determining the ability of agencies to provide clinical experience that meets the objectives for application of theory and clinical courseMeets with specific clinical faculty or agency educational representative to discuss and confirm number of students, faculty assignments, dates, times, and clinical objectivesCompletes and forwards BRN clinical approval forms as required prior to initiating clinical rotations; Meets monthly with Clinical Partner and Assistant Dean, Workforce Development to review clinical operations to collaborate and provide input on ProgramEnsures clinical evaluations are completed in a timely manner; collect and disseminate semester-end student and clinical site evaluationsCommunicates with the Clinical Education Management Department to maintain clinical facility contract updates; Maintains minutes of inter-agency meetingsParticipate as a member of the faculty teaching team in preparation and presentation of learning activities within the nursing curriculumAssist with strategic planning and assessment of instructional initiatives to ensure quality of programUtilize principles of teaching that recognize the characteristics of the adult learner; makes continuous efforts to improve quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing different and innovative methodologies and techniquesAssist with strategic planning and assessment of instructional initiatives to ensure quality of programUtilize principles of teaching that recognize the characteristics of the adult learner; Makes continuous efforts to improve quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing different and innovative methodologies and techniques in teachingDemonstrates willingness to acquire skills for utilizing online activities as enhancers to course content/material during interactive teaching and learningEnsures that clinical assignments, clinical rotation matrices and calendars are completed one month prior to start of next rotationEnsures that student performance in theory and clinical learning objectives and outcomes is completed and documented in a timely manner by all facultyProvides access to students for ongoing communication through scheduling of office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methodsProvides feedback of clinical performance by students and faculty when completing site visit to facilities; reviews student learning material on an ongoing basis and provides input for revision to faculty and at curriculum meetingOversees completion of student attendance records, skills check-off forms, and program data collection in maintained according to policiesSubmits required program reports and forms to the Regional Associate Dean, Workforce Development in a timely mannerParticipates in student advising activities; attends faculty meetings or delegates as indicated to facultyParticipates in the planning and review process for the recruitment and admission of qualified nursing studentsIn collaboration with the Regional Associate Dean, Workforce Development & the Bakersfield Campus Dean, ensures that all students have completed the necessary documentation and met the requirements for graduation and state licensing exam

Qualifications:
Master's Degree: RequiredRN - - Registered Nurse - State Licensure and/or Compact State Licensure: RequiredTeaching Experience: 2 yearsExperience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care and/or equivalent experience as determined by the Board of Nursing: 1-2 yearsDemonstrated leadership skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Committed to diversity, as defined by the California law; Ability to work collaboratively with external and internal stakeholders; Leadership style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation; Demonstrate proficiency with technology (MS Teams, Zoom, Learning Management Systems; Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams; Experience in supervision, planning, budget preparation in program maintenanceWe Offer:Medical, Dental and Vision starting the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment2 Weeks' starting Vacation per year. - Increasing based on years of service with company10 paid Holidays and 1 Floating Holiday401K with a Company MatchCompany Paid Life Insurance at 1x's your annual salaryLeadership development and training for career advancementTuition assistance and Forgiveness for you and your family up to 100% depending on program

Keywords: Unitek Learning, Inc., Porterville , Director of Nursing Academic Services, Executive , Porterville, California

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