Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Thu May 9 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Director of the Nursing Program/Allied Health provides academic and administrative leadership of the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program, as well as oversight of other allied health programs, in conjunction with the Dean for Health Sciences. The Director is responsible for managing the overall operation of the ADN and supervising the activities of the faculty and staff including, but not limited to: recruiting, orienting, training, directing, supervising, and evaluating department members; as well as contributing to curriculum development initiative, program accreditation, and program development. The Director also works collaboratively with all Allied Health programs.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Dean for Health Sciences.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Oversees faculty and staff in Health Sciences.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee program regulations, accreditation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of nursing and assigned educational programs.
Manage accreditation processes.
Provide leadership and direction to faculty in the development of initiatives and activities that promote student success and help to meet expected program outcomes, as well as align with the Bristol mission, vision, and values.
Facilitate curriculum development and the delivery of engaging instruction that effectively prepares qualified students to be safe, thoughtful, and collaborative nurses.
Hire, orient, assign, and evaluate full-time, adjunct program, and clinical faculty.
Ensure compliance with all required state nursing and nursing education regulations.
Facilitate the completion of all activities required to maintain positive program accreditation, including participating in related professional development activities, timely submission of required materials, and needed correspondence with accrediting bodies.
Facilitate Bristol program review process and use of results to implement changes.
Determine priorities for budgetary expenditures based on departmental and program delivery needs; monitor budget and provide initial approval of program expenditures; provide suggestions for the use of donor funds to advance student access to quality nursing education and educational advancement.
Collaborate with personnel of other College divisions to ensure effective health care program recruiting and project implementation, with particular attention to work with Admissions, Advising, Marketing & Communications, the Bristol Foundation, and program assessment partners.
Collaborate with other health occupation departments, such as the certified nursing assistant non-credit program.
Provide input to the Dean regarding program development, budget, hiring, and promotion of full-time faculty.
Support and collaborate with faculty on the inclusion of service learning, High Impact Practices, and other experiential learning activities that enrich student learning.
Contribute to the development and updates to course and clinical delivery schedules.
Support nursing faculty in meeting professional development expectations.
Resolve student and faculty issues as they occur.
Ensure that students receive mid-semester progress reports regarding clinical and course strengths, as well as needed improvements.
Regularly update clinical partnership contracts with health care facilities and maintain positive working relationships with representatives of these agencies and hospitals.
Oversee clinical rotation schedules, staffing, and assessment activities.
Oversee simulation labs in New Bedford and Fall River; maintain list of equipment needs and budget requirements.
Implement Board of Nursing regulations and other laws and policies in support of students and their academic work.
Participate in on-campus and off-campus meetings associated with advancing career pathways for nurses, as well as the design/implementation of other activities associated with maintaining a strong Bristol nursing program.
Explore opportunities for expanding the nursing program.
Maintain positive working relationships with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program faculty and staff, who provide BSN-completion education through agreements with Bristol.
Identify new health care program development options and contribute to approved new program development initiatives.
Update the nursing website.
Assist the Dean in implementing activities and initiatives that are consistent with the goals of the nursing programs, unit needs, and mission of the College; serve in the Dean's place as needed.
Provide leadership for faculty in designing and implementing yearly student learning outcome assessment activities, as well as the use of enrollment and other data for program improvement.
Manage grants related to nursing program delivery, new program development, and program delivery innovations.
Participate on College committees and in shared governance opportunities.
Observe and adhere to the Collective Bargaining Agreement changes and administer specific components of those agreements.
Perform other related duties as assigned
Master's degree in Nursing.
Unrestricted Massachusetts nursing license in good standing, or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire, as demonstrated by current credentials and standing with other state licensing agency.
Experience as a nursing program coordinator or manager.
Minimum three years of experience in credit-bearing nursing education.
Minimum five years of full-time clinical experience, or its equivalent, within the last eight years.
Experience in working with nursing accreditation and/or state nursing regulatory agencies.
Strong interpersonal skills, including strong individual and group communication skills.
Experience working with other healthcare professionals in a variety of health care settings or functions.
Demonstrated strong writing, computer literacy, and report preparation skills.
Demonstrated experience with course and curriculum development.
Budget management experience.
Program planning and assessment experience.
Knowledge and use of program outcome assessment processes and results.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
Doctorate in Nursing; or Master's degree in Nursing with a doctorate in a related field such as higher education.
Community college teaching or administrative experience.
Experience with High Impact Practices.
Demonstrated supervisory experience in a unionized setting.
Demonstrated experience in:
Implementing cultural competence standards in curriculum of nursing education programs.
Evaluating nursing programs and recommending changes where needed.
Securing and administering grants.
Facilitating or contributing to the development of web or other program marketing materials.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.
SALARY: Hiring salary $80,000 - $85,000, commensurate with education and experience.
Internal Number: 110392
About Bristol Community College
Bristol Community College is a comprehensive, public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), offering degree and certificate programs that give our students the skills they need to transition successfully to the workforce, to a four-year institution or promote individual opportunity. As one of fifteen Massachusetts community colleges, BCC offers a wide range of educational programs and community services. It develops and presents programs for the entire community, from children to senior citizens, and it is well known for its friendly atmosphere and a faculty that cares about its students. We serve more than 11,987 students at campuses in Fall River, New Bedford, Attleboro, Taunton, and online. The Workforce Education Institute develops active partnerships with business and industry, preK-12, colleges and universities, and social service agencies to maintain relevance and effectiveness of all credit and noncredit programming. The College enrolls over 18,667 students a year in community services program, in workforce development, adult literacy, personal enrichment, and our Kids College program. We value and respect diversity with...in Bristol Community College and the world while preparing well-rounded learners for employment and for life. BCC is a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment and as such is actively committed to sustainability throughout all areas of the College.