Director of Nursing

  • Amarillo College
  • Amarillo, Texas, United States
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full time

Job Description

At Amarillo College, our students are the priority. It is our mission and our responsibility to enrich their lives by helping them identify an educational pathway that will lead to success in life. It is therefore required that every team member, regardless of job title or duties, be responsible, first, for assisting students in every way.

We are currently seeking a Full Time Director of Nursing who will adhere to the aforementioned mission statement and serve as the director of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education:

Required: Master's Degree in Nursing.

Preferred: Doctorate in a related discipline.
Certificates/Licenses:

Required: Current and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
Experience and Training:
Required:
  • Three (3) years of recent full-time experience in a professional nursing education program.
  • Experience in teaching and curriculum development in a professional nursing education program.
Preferred:
  • Five (5) years of recent full-time experience in a professional nursing education program.
  • Experience with Texas Board of Nursing rules and regulations for Nursing Education.
  • Experience working with ACEN Standards and Criteria including experience with re-accreditation.
  • Experience in Educational Administration in a professional nursing educational program.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY:
  • Ability to provide tact and diplomacy when communicating.
  • Proficient interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills to convey information effectively.
  • Effective task prioritization, and organizational skills.
  • Current Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate active listening and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to apply logic and reasoning to identify alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Establish lines of authority, responsibility, interrelationships, and channels of communication within the ADN Program.
  • Work collaboratively with college leadership to achieve organizational goals and priorities for student enrollment, retention, and graduation from the ADN Programs.
  • Promote admission, progression, retention, and graduation of qualified students from the ADN Programs.
  • Analyze student enrollment and program requirements to determine the number and scope of faculty and staff positions necessary to support achievement of ADN Program outcomes.
  • Identify ADN Program requirements for classroom, lab, and clinical space, personnel, and operating funds.
  • Collaborate with the instructor(s) of the Nursing Resource Center and Simulation Coordinator to schedule the use of facilities, hire personnel in the NRC and Simulation Center, and procure lab and simulation equipment, instructional media, and computer hardware.
  • Prepare the ADN Program budget in collaboration with the instructor(s) of the NRC, Simulation Coordinator, and ADN Faculty.
  • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility and accountability for the expenditure of budgeted ADN Program funds.
  • Facilitate the ongoing, systematic development, implementation, and evaluation of the ADN Program to meet the institutional mission and initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with rules and regulations of the Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) and Standards and Criteria of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in the ADN Program.
  • Develop, revise, and innovate clinical instruction models within the ADN Program.
  • Ensure a comprehensive system of ADN student and ADN Program record keeping is in place and accessible to appropriate personnel.
  • Prepare and submit required or requested reports and surveys with approving and/or accrediting agencies, professional associations and nursing organizations.
  • Collaborate with other college departments and officials, such as Advising, Financial Aid, and the Registrar, as a representative of the ADN Program.
  • Collaborate with healthcare agencies in the community to secure appropriate clinical experiences for ADN students.
  • Chair the ADN Program Faculty Organization and Scholarship Committees.
  • Work with the ADN Program Advisory Committee(s) and local professional groups to achieve program outcomes and meet employer needs.
  • Serve as the primary communication link between the ADN Program and college leadership.
  • Communicate current issues and emerging trends in nursing with ADN faculty and staff.
  • Recruit, select, and hire qualified faculty members and staff for ADN Program positions.
  • Guide the orientation and professional development of faculty and staff within the ADN Program.
  • Encourage the scholarly activities of ADN faculty, including research, publication, grant-writing, and program and/or course development.
  • Coordinate the evaluation process for ADN faculty and staff.
  • Conduct ADN faculty and staff evaluations according to college and division policies.
  • Facilitate the ADN faculty rank and tenure process.
  • Participate in pinning and graduation ceremonies as the Director of Nursing.
  • Prepare ADN class schedules for each academic term.
  • Create faculty assignments in the ADN Program according to program needs, faculty qualifications, and workload equity.
  • Oversee ADN faculty workload assignment (FWA) calculations and submission according to college and division policies.
  • Collaborate with ADN team coordinators to select and organize didactic and clinical learning experiences through which students may achieve program outcomes.
  • Evaluate ADN Program instructional methods in the classroom and clinical areas according to college policies.
  • Oversee the ADN Program review process according to Amarillo College policy and the systematic plan for evaluation according to ACEN policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the ADN Program curriculum revisions, modifications, and submission of new programs or courses to internal committees and external approving and accrediting agencies.
  • Monitor the collection of data from graduates, alumni, and communities of interest to support, analyze, and evaluate achievement of ADN program outcomes.
  • Act as ADN Program liaison with approving and accrediting agencies as well as professional and community organizations.
  • Conduct group Application Orientation Sessions for potential ADN Program applicants.
  • Guide faculty in providing quality academic advising of students according to the ADN Program Academic Advising Plan.
  • Provide individual advising support and degree planning assistance to potential ADN students and enrolled students.
  • Counsel ADN students concerning academic problems and disciplinary issues as necessary.
  • Verify ADN student completion of program and graduation requirements.
  • Submit Affidavits of Graduation for ADN graduates to the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Prepare and submit the Texas BON annual report, the ACEN annual report and the NLN annual survey report.
  • Provide didactic instruction to ADN students as permitted by the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Maintain current in knowledge, information, and issues impacting the nursing profession and nursing education.
  • Exhibit strong communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to cultivate relationships built on trust and confidentiality with a diverse population. Must always maintain a high level of professional at all times, especially when dealing with resistance or hostility. Required to provide an exemplary level of customer service to all internal, external customers, vendors, community leaders, etc. Must maintain professionalism in demeanor, work-style and dress.
  • Required to demonstrate a strong work ethic with the ability to exercise good judgement and compose various reports/evaluations in a timely fashion. Must be able to make solid recommendations, have strong attention to detail, good organizational skills, and ability to work under pressure to meet stringent deadlines. Must be able to work independently and as a team member. Self-sufficiency is critical.
  • Comply with all college, state and local procedures, rules and regulations. Observe and promote continual improvement of workplace safety and environmental practices.
  • Perform additional related duties as required.
  • As an Amarillo College employee, seek knowledge of and pledge to actively engage in a culture of caring striving to serve students, peers and the community by embracing the AC Core Values: Wow, Family, Fun, Innovation, and Yes!
Physical Demands: While an employee is to successfully perform the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to travel between offices and buildings, and requires the ability to lift, carry, push, pull and/or maneuver office supplies as needed.
Working Conditions: Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (days, nights, weekends, holiday's, varying events and overtime if necessary.) Timely and regular attendance for all employees is required to ensure adequate staffing, positive employee morale, and to meet expected productivity standards throughout the organization. Employees will be held accountable for adhering to their workplace schedules.
Working Environment: This position operates in a professional office environment, routinely uses standard office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines), and may require work outside of the office with little to no supervision.
Salary: Aligned with the current published salary scale for the represented position grade, commensurate with experience.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Amarillo College is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who not only reflect the demographics of our clients but also continue to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our customers.

Promotional Opportunity Policy: Under the Amarillo College Promotional Opportunity Policy, only current appointed or part-time non-appointed employees will be considered for a position during the first five (5) working days from notice or posting.