Metropolitan State University, Minnesota’s public, urban university, and recipient of the 2019 Insight Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award is seeking to hire a Clinical Placement Coordinator.This is a full-time position within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences/Advising department.
Responsible for initiating clinical and public health site opportunities that support learning experiences to meet educational and curricular needs (health care systems, clinics, home care agencies, public health).
Works with each clinical and public health site to foster and build learning partnerships to provide an excellent context for student learning in accordance with relevant professional, regulation and accreditation standards.
Responsible to establish and implement policies and procedures for clinical and public health placement, coordinating and integrating within the nursing programs and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Assessment, development, oversight and management of clinical public health site experiences and placements.
Negotiates, collaborates and coordinates with health care professionals and administrators to initiate new clinical and public health learning experiences and sites.
Attends clinical and public health affiliation meetings as scheduled.
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:
Baccalaureate degree or higher in nursing.
Unencumbered RN license for state of Minnesota and able to meet background study requirements according to state of Minnesota statutes.
Three (3) years of clinical experience as an RN or in primary health care.
Ability to develop knowledge of the undergraduate nursing programs, academic. Standards, assessment and requirements for clinical and public health site placement. Ability to prioritize and work independently with minimal supervision.
Computer and technology skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases).
Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse environment.
Public Health Nurse certification
More than three (3) years of clinical experience as an RN or in primary health care.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interpret, organize and communicate information and use interpersonal skills
Faculty experience in an academic setting
Understanding of current health care systems and trends
Nursing knowledge, background and experience with nursing undergraduate curricula
Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and with members of other disciplines
Excellent negotiating skills and ability to work with representatives internal and external to the university.
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail and follow-through.
Physical Requirements of the Job: Requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes and heavy hand tools or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Even though the weights being lifted may only be a negligible amount, a job is in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with a degree of pushing and pulling of the arm and/or leg controls.
The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, is a public, urban university located in Twin Cities Metropolitan area. The University provides an excellent, inclusive and engaging education to eliminate opportunity gaps and lead the Twin Cities community to a prosperous and equitable future. Recognized as a Minority Serving Institution, its employees serve approximately 11,000 students, two-thirds of whom are from communities of color or American Indian nations, are first in their family to attend college or are eligible for Pell grants. Metropolitan State is recognized by CollegeNet as a leading higher education promoter of social mobility for students (Ranked #21 out of 1380). The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adult learners. Recognized in 2008 and 2014 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.
The School/Academic Department: The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) enjoys a long history of providing accredited programs in the areas of nursing and dental hygiene. The college promotes educational advancement through uniquely designed programs, community partnerships, scholarly activities, and academic excellence that are guided by the mission to prepare graduates to enhance the health of under-served and diverse populations. Programs are offered at our Saint Paul campus and many community college partner campuses throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan region and out-state through dual admission and enrollment processes.
Salary: This is a Minnesota State University Association of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF).
Range C position with a salary range of $43,785 (minimum) to $75,840 (maximum). Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (Minnesota State) and the MSUAASF organization.
* Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the MSUAASF which can be found at:
Metropolitan State University offers over 60 baccalaureate majors, 10 master?s degrees, and 2 doctoral programs. Founded in 1971, the university is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and is the only state university in the Twin Cities. It is a comprehensive urban university committed to meeting the higher education needs of those who live and work in the 13 county metropolitan area.With a strong tradition of individualized educational programs, we are fully committed to high-quality, affordable education for working adults. Faculty, staff and more than 11,000 full- and part-time students reflect the area?s rich diversity, provide a highly student-centered environment and demonstrate unwavering commitment to civic engagement.