Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ4.3

30+ days ago
Job Description

12-month position, full time, 40 hours per week

Northern Arizona University seeks a Clinical Placement Coordinator for its School of Nursing. Dual reporting to the Associate Director of Nursing and Program Coordinators. The clinical placement coordinator will work with multiple clinical sites to coordinate student clinical placements. The position is a full-time, 12-month appointment. The successful candidate will be a Registered Nurse with strong marketing, recruitment, and administrative skills.

Clinical Placement Coordinator Responsibilities:
Communicate via email, phone and/or in person with nurse educators and/or placement coordinators in health care facilities to develop clinical placements.
Coordinate clinical experiences appropriate to graduate and undergraduate curricula, including, but not limited to, the numbers of student-placements needed at each semester, level and type of experience needed.
Represent the School of Nursing at clinical agency planning meetings to negotiate clinical sites, as well as community professional meetings and recruitment job fairs.
Identify facility requirements at each clinical placement location, such as orientation and Electronic Health Record (EHR) training, and communicate these clinical entry requirements to instructors and student groups in a timely manner.
Maintain records of facility requirements, updating as necessary. Distribute to clinical professors and preceptors the student and agency evaluation forms.
Confirm placements with nurse educators and/or placement coordinators in health care facilities via timely follow up communications.
Send completed rosters/batch forms to faculty, students and all clinical agencies per required time frames.
Communicate confirmed or changed clinical placement agreements with instructors, campus program coordinators and students for all undergraduate placements in the BSN curriculum and Masters/FNP curriculum.
Identify, recruit, develop, maintain and evaluate appropriate practice sites (practicum agency student placement site), and preceptors in accordance with accreditation standards and the State Board of Nursing.
Initiate and maintain clinical site contracts required between the educational institution and the clinical agency and submit all requisite paperwork to clinical facilities for students participating in clinical rotations.
Collaborate with site coordinator and clinical professors to evaluate clinical sites on an annual basis.
Sends health records and all other required documents of each student to the placement coordinator/nurse educator at clinical placement facility, on a timely basis, as required by the facility/agency.
Coordinate student onboarding and provide assistance when required at clinical sites.
Maintain databases of preceptors, practice site information and site evaluation forms.
Promote positive working relationships with clinical placement agencies and other institutions.
Maintain University and clinical agencies requirements (i.e. HIPPA & FERPA)
Maintain open lines of communication with students, faculty, staff, coordinators, directors and the community at large.
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing OR:
A diploma in Registered Nursing and an undergraduate degree in a related or other area
RN license in the State of Arizona
Minimum of 3 years of clinical experiences as a Registered Nurse

Current knowledge of nursing practice that includes:
an ability to use the vocabulary of nursing
an understanding of the clinical practice of nursing
a knowledge of the diverse organizational environments in which nurses practice

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Nursing
Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse
Current knowledge of nursing practice that includes the Minimum Qualifications above, and
an understanding of the educational experiences of student nurses

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

Demonstrate an understanding of the clinical practice of nursing and knowledge of the diverse environment in which nurses practice
Skill in evaluating data and establishing priorities
Able to manage multiple tasks and set priorities in a fast-paced environment
Ability to analyze problems and make well-reasoned, sound decisions
Demonstrate database and word processing computer skills
Able to work independently with a minimum of supervision
Able to work in team settings (e.g. with instructional course teams)
Able to understand boundaries (with external agencies, institutions)
Excellent interpersonal skills
Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills
Demonstrate an ability to work well under pressure
Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at or by visiting the NAUPD website at: A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.


Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available at

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service, which may be found at:

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment. More information is available at:

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days ( If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years. In addition to the development classes offered in-person, every NAU employee receives a free subscription to From this site you can access more than 1,400 training videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video, home computing, and web design and development.

Application Deadline

September 5, 2018 at 11:59 pm.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.