Director of Nursing

Terra State Community College - Fremont, OH (30+ days ago)3.8

Responsible to serve as the Director for the Associate Degree Nursing program and works to manage the day-to-day operations for the program including but not limited to the program's didactic and clinical education elements; program assessment; policies and procedures; scheduling of program faculty and accreditations. Primary duties involve exercising discretion and independent judgment in matters of significance such as program budget, equipment maintenance and purchase requests; lab fees; policies and procedures; faculty development and assessment; and program accreditation.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Provide nursing care for 6 – 8 hours.
  • Perform one person CPR.
  • Lift and move clients and objects weighing 50 pounds or more.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Develops, maintains, and revises program curriculum, course content, and assessment processes as appropriate to meet established program objectives; student learning outcomes; currency in nursing practices; and accreditation criteria. Serves as instructor for nursing courses as required.

Works with the Academic Dean to formulate and administer College policies and developing long range goals and objectives for both the institution and the nursing program. Ensures compliance with the Ohio Board of Nursing rules.

Oversees implementation of program objectives and student outcomes.

Works with the Academic Division Dean, and the Director of Marketing and Auxiliary Services to market the nursing program.

Leads faculty in program evaluation, curriculum review and development. Maintains records and prepares statistical reports.

Oversees laboratory and faculty needs.

Oversees articulation agreements related to the Nursing program with area high schools and technology centers.

Works with the Faculty to plan class schedules, clinical assignments, and faculty workloads. Recruits both full and part-time instructional staff.

Provides guidance and expertise to other programs, adjunct or clinical. Works with a high degree of morale and satisfaction with those engaged in doing the work. Provides consultation and advice to clinical teaching personnel, faculty, teaching assistants and preceptors as requested.

Participates in activities that enhance professional skills and development. Demonstrates continuing professional development as an educator and participates in the annual evaluation processes.

Focuses the program to meet the needs of the service area. Works with advising staff to make sure the program is understood. Assists student advising. Recruits students for the nursing program.

Participates effectively in campus councils, committees, task forces, or work groups. Conducts regular advisory board meetings. Participates in and contributes to departmental meetings.

Supports the mission of the program, division, and College. Actively participates in community organizations, service groups, or events sponsored by the campus for the community.

Completes other duties as assigned.
Other Skills and Abilities: • Management and/or teaching experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to student success and to enhancing teaching and learning
  • Ability to work collaboratively with peers across disciplines, functional units, and external partners
  • Ability to lead faculty teams in projects and the development of new programs and projects
  • Must be open minded and a creative thinker and problem solver
  • Effective verbal, written, and listening communication skills
  • Effective analytical skills to interpret data
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in word-processing and presentation software, internet, and e-mail.
  • Knowledge of computer hardware and software applications
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and outcomes assessment preferred
  • Experience working in the community and with community outreach preferred
Required Education and/or Work Experience: • Master's Degree in Nursing required
  • At least five years of experience in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse, two of which have been as a faculty member in a registered nursing education program required
  • Teaching experience at a community college strongly preferred
  • Experience in providing guidance to faculty and staff in daily divisional operations, budget management and program coordination desired
  • Demonstrated leadership skills desired
  • Current, active licensure, with no restrictions as a registered nursing in Ohio required.