Location: Fall River, MA Category: Professional Posted On: Thu Aug 1 2019 Job Description:
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Director of the Nursing Program provides academic and administrative leadership of the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program 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 professional 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.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Dean for Health Sciences.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Oversees faculty and professional staff in nursing program.
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 and professional staff 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, as well as professional staff.
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 and professional staff.
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 and professional staff 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 professional 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.
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 8-10 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.
Bristol Community College has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol Community College has served as a leading resource for education and workforce development in the region.
The college offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. The Center for Workforce and Community Education provides customized training for businesses and the community. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts - a great place to learn, grow, live and work. From city life to seaside, Bristol Community College locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of... Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and Block Island. The area is also home to fine dining, thriving historic districts, and a short commute to New England ski areas.
The College annually serves more than 11,000 credit students and 18,000 students who participate in noncredit activities. Bristol Community College is one of the largest employers in the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol Community College actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). www.BristolCC.edu