DNP Placement Coordinator: Responsible for ensuring that all Doctor of Nursing Practice students have timely and appropriate practicum placements to fulfill their education requirements in Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Manage all doctoral onboarding and compliance requirements to ensure students are prepared for their practicum experiences. This position directly impacts the progression of DNP students through the program. The ideal candidate is highly organized, takes initiative, and reacts quickly to changes and/or requests within multiple systems and timelines.
Practicum Placements (45%) â— Develop and implement an effective process to proactively plan DNP student placement approximately one year in advance. â— Identify and secure practicum placements for all DNP students in collaboration with DNP specialty coordinators and the School of Nursing clinical partnership coordinator. â— Work closely with DNP specialty coordinators and provide regular communication regarding the status of placements. â— Work closely with placement coordinators in the health care organizations/agencies to secure practicum placements for all DNP students. â— Provide timely placement communication to all preceptors and students each semester. â— Work closely with doctoral student adviser and specialty coordinators to track student progression as it relates to practicum assignments. â— Ensure an active clinical affiliation agreement is in place for all student practicum placements and/or DNP scholarly projects and notify clinical partnership coordinator if agreement is needed. â— Work in collaboration with the school of nursing clinical partnership coordinator in relation to new practicum or scholarly project sites for DNP students.
Data Management (15%) â— Facilitate systematic strategies to collect data and develop reports relevant to practicum placements including, but not limited to: preceptor evaluation surveys, student employment survey, etc. â— Develop and manage a process to collect and report preceptor information annually (e.g., credentialing, certification, practice, etc.); ensure preceptor information is current in the school’s database. â— Develop strategies to ensure accurate, timely, and up-to-date information is available in the school’s database that illustrates the current state of practicum placements and/or DNP scholarly projects. Accuracy of this information is essential to various School of Nursing functions including the annual MERC report, development of course schedules, and other processes. â— Develop strategies to ensure appropriate archiving of placement and preceptor information.
Doctoral student onboarding and compliance (35%) â— Manage onboarding process for all DNP students, faculty, and teaching specialists each semester, monitoring and verifying timely completion of onboarding requirements and troubleshooting questions. â— Serve as point of contact for practicum agencies for DNP student placements including managing the request process using site-specific software and developing/managing rosters. â— Thoroughly understand and interpret complex onboarding and compliance requirements for all DNP practicum sites. â— Manage compliance process for all doctoral students. Work in coordination with the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services and the compliance team to ensure that compliance requirements are met by strict deadlines. â— Develop monthly compliance reports.
Miscellaneous duties (5%) â— Understand and be able to explain relevant complex University and SON policies and procedures as they relate to the Office of Academic Programs. â— Serve on ad-hoc committees for the SON to evaluate and make recommendations re: operational processes. â— Actively participate in OAP processes, making recommendations for process improvements. â— Act as liaison with other University units as directed. â— Attend necessary training to remain current regarding changes and trends. â— Other duties as assigned.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications: â— BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years. â— One year of related office experience â— Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills. â— Demonstrated proficiency with common desktop applications (MS Office including Excel, Adobe Acrobat, or Google suite of apps, including Google Sheets). â— Demonstrated/documented strong organizational skills and attention to accuracy and detail. â— Demonstrated/documented ability to handle interruptions, organize and prioritize workload, meet deadlines and handle multiple responsibilities. â— Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive and cooperative attitude, and to interact professionally with a wide range of people. Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer experience. â— Demonstrated ability to take initiative and respond quickly to faculty and student requests in a fast-moving environment. â— Demonstrated/documented ability to work independently, as well as part of a team. â— Documented excellent work attendance history. â— Demonstrated/documented ability to process and maintain confidential information.
Preferred Qualifications: â— Experience working with practicum placement of students. â— Experience with the University of Minnesota academic systems, infrastructure, policies and procedures. â— Experience working with survey tools, such as Qualtrics or REDCap. â— Experience working with databases, such as ORACLE, entering data and running reports. â— Experience in higher education or a business setting of similar size and scope. â— Desire to participate in and promote process improvement.
Internal Number: 341893
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