Undergraduate Programs, in the College of Nursing, is looking to fill a vacancy for a Clinical Placement Coordinator. The Clinical Placement Coordinator (CPC), in conjunction with the Leadership Team and Semester Coordinators, is responsible for the planning, development, and evaluation of clinical sites and arranging clinical experiences consistent with nursing course objectives. The CPC is the primary contact for undergraduate clinical placements and serves as the College of Nursing (CON) liaison with institutions, organizations, agencies, private practices, and individuals with whom undergraduate nursing students will have clinical experiences. The CPC is responsible for complex communication and problem-solving to maintain positive working relationships. The CPC operates from a solid understanding of nursing education and practice. The Clinical Placement Coordinator reports directly to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and is an on-ground position located in Johnson City, TN.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Acts as a liaison (i.e., primary point of contact) to clinical agencies and their representatives regarding clinical placement for students.
Maintains open communication with clinical placement sites and rapidly addresses needs/concerns.
Facilitates communication among clinical sites, faculty, students, Semester Coordinators, Directors/Associate Deans, the Office of Student Services, and other CON team members as needed or required.
Communicates with Semester Coordinators and Associate Dean to identify the number of placements needed for each course.
Serves as the point of contact for new clinical agency affiliation agreements.
Serves as the point of contact for students related to clinical site issues, such as access complications.
Communicate clinical agency healthcare and orientation/onboarding requirements accurately and efficiently to appropriate CON team members.
Facilitates communication and promotes a positive working relationship between college, student, clinical, and university units.
Provides first-level support to students regarding any concerns with preparation for their clinical placement.
Provides first-level support to students regarding concerns faced during the rotation, identifying resources to resolve issues.
Provides first-level support to preceptors who are experiencing concerns with students placed in their program.
Provides first-level support to faculty on any clinical placement concerns or needs that arise.
Represents the CON at the meetings/conferences that pertain to clinical site planning and coordination.
Independently identifies and analyzes concerns that arise and communicates with the appropriate team members to identify appropriate courses of action.
Plans, develops, and maintains accurate clinical grid assignments/placements/requests.
Develops and implements processes to collect, maintain, and update data to project numbers of future clinical placement needs.
Requests clinical placements for each academic year for all semesters in all facilities.
Maintains large data sets, data systems, and clinical placement grids with accuracy.
Compiles data and assists in data retrieval and reporting related to clinical placement.
Facilitates the clinical onboarding processes for students and faculty.
In conjunction with the Office of Student Services, manages and coordinates the clinical healthcare requirements for students and faculty.
Ability to handle periods of high stress and adapt quickly to changing environments based on course/faculty/student needs
Ability to use and learn multiple software programs and online systems.
Collaborates with Semester Coordinators, faculty, Directors/Associate Dean, and other team members to identify appropriate clinical sites that meet the requirements for the nursing programs.
Collaborates with Semester Coordinators and Directors/Associate Deans to develop course schedules each semester.
Works collaboratively to resolve complex clinical placement issues, changes, and requests of both agencies and the CON.
Collaborates with Directors/Associate Deans and the Office of Student Services to initiate the process of clinical affiliation agreements.
Attends Semester Coordinator meetings and other CON meetings as needed/required.
Collaborates with Semester Coordinators, Director/Associate Deans, and Office of Student Services to project the number of future nursing student placements.
Collaborates with course faculty, Semester Coordinator, and Directors/Associate Dean regarding student clinical placement issues/concerns.
Conducts site visits in conjunction with the Directors/Associate Dean to ensure compliance with ETSUCON rules, policies, and procedures and ACNEP/TCPS/facility regulations.
Evaluates potential clinical sites in conjunction with administration for appropriateness.
Participate in and promote a culture of continuous quality improvement.
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with diverse groups and healthcare entities.
Orientation and Mentorship:
Orients faculty to clinical placement processes to optimize clinical placements.
Serves as a mentor for others on the clinical placement coordination team.
Professional presentation of self as a representative of the College of Nursing.
The value of employment at ETSU goes far beyond salary. Regular benefited ETSU employees enjoy a full range of benefits, services, and programs including paid time off & leave, paid holidays, health and life insurance, retirement, access to University facilities and services, and much more! Check out the ETSU Human Resources Benefits page for additional information. https://www.etsu.edu/human-resources/benefits/.
ETSU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. East Tennessee State University (ETSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Job Category: Administrative
A Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the area of specialization or a combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
A master's degree in a relevant field may be considered in lieu of experience.
One or more years of related experience in nursing practice and/or education, administration, or a closely related field.
Founded in 1911 (as East Tennessee State Normal School), East Tennessee State University serves over 15,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. ETSU has eleven colleges and schools, including health sciences, liberal arts, education and business & technology. ETSU is centered on a warm and friendly residential campus nestled in the secure and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of northeast Tennessee. As part of the ETSU community, you will enjoy all the region has to offer, including snow-skiing, various festivals, numerous golf courses and lakes, popular national and state parks, whitewater rafting, the Appalachian Trail, and much more.