Bemidji State University (BSU)invites applicants to join our team as the Clinical Coordinator of Nursing. BSU's vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU's vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.
BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation. Major campus facilities are connected by all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the cold, winter months.
Enrolling more than 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU's Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for negotiating and arranging clinical experience placements in multiple healthcare settings which meet the educational requirements for students in the prelicensure program and the RN-BS program within the Department of Nursing. These settings include a variety of acute, long-term, and public health settings within the area and around MN and neighboring states. This work is completed in collaboration with Department Chair, Program, and Course Coordinators. The Clinical Coordinator serves as the first point of contact with clinical agency representatives, and directly persuades and negotiates with them to arrange students' clinical experiences. Candidates must possess a valid driver's license and be able to pass a driving history background check.
Responsibilities of the Clinical Coordinator include:
Assessing, developing, overseeing, and managing clinical placement processes within the Department of Nursing. (35%)
Researches and recommends appropriate clinical agencies while understanding the accreditation and curricular needs of students. Negotiates with department faculty, facility education colleagues, and administrators to ensure quality clinical learning opportunities. Facilities include acute care, long term care, school districts, non-profits providing health care services, and public health providers throughout Minnesota and in Wisconsin and North Dakota.
Acts as a liaison for BSU Nursing to establish and maintain relationships at clinical agencies and negotiate within the health care system to acquire clinical placements. Relationships may be long-term requiring on-going development or short-term to meet the clinical experience needs of a small number of students in one geographic area.
Prepares, updates, and maintains contracts with up to 70 different clinical partners.
Initiates and ensures completion of contract renewals with facilities at the appropriate times.
Negotiates contractual agreements that meet both party's needs, using appropriate MinnState templates and communicating changes required throughout the review and signature process.
Works with the appropriate university personnel to establish new contracts as requested by the faculty.
Manages contracts through review processes that involve each clinical agency and MinnState system legal office when changes to contract templates are required. Ensures that contracts get proper signatures and that copies are sent to all parties.
Contracts may be initiated at any point in the academic year to meet specific student needs and may be renewed annually or up to every 3 years.
To meet the clinical experience needs of up to 400 nursing students in two nursing programs, the clinical sites are many and varied.
Completes contract training/education as needed.
Annually solicits feedback from faculty to assess and evaluate the appropriateness of clinical placements and their ability to meet learning outcomes; also solicits feedback from students and clinical sites as part of this evaluation process.
Arranges meetings as needed with pre-licensure clinical agencies to discuss clinical placements. Participates with faculty, as needed, in meetings with clinical agencies to discuss student performance, faculty (full-time and adjunct) roles and expectations.
Attends other required meetings at clinical affiliation agencies and participates in the BSU Nursing Advisory Board twice yearly.
Submits clinical placement requests through appropriate agency systems (e.g., The Clinical Coordination Partnership, TCCP). Requires knowledge of multiple individual or corporate request systems, timelines, eligibility requirements, and clinical experience limitations and availability.
Communicates with agencies regarding specific plans for student placements (dates, student numbers, units available, etc.)
Works with State Boards of Nursing (MN, ND, WI, perhaps others) to meet legal requirements and eligibility in states of clinical placement.
2.Facilitates a smooth transition of students into clinical sites (30%)
Establishes and implements policies and procedures for clinical placement, coordinating and integrating within the Department of Nursing.
Develops and implements a retrievable database of clinical sites and preceptors, including preceptor and student qualifications. Database reflects up to 70 clinical sites throughout MN and in WI and ND.
Collaborates and effectively communicates with respective Program Coordinators, Course Coordinators, Adjunct Coordinators, other campus clinical coordinators, and outside clinical agencies.
Communicates with faculty and course coordinators the agency rules regarding student ID badges, electronic medical records (EMR) orientation, parking privileges, health and safety requirements, confidentiality, competencies, etc. As these differ among clinical agencies, directs accurate information specific to the placements of each student to appropriate clinical faculty.
Collaborates with Course Coordinators and other Department of Nursing staff to establish clinical orientation dates and clinical make-up dates, to develop clinical groups, schedule, and clearly communicate to students and clinical faculty dates for clinical orientation, clinical experiences, and make-up dates for each student clinical group each semester.
Schedules pre- and post-conference rooms at multiple clinical sites each semester.
Communicates with appropriate agency staff regarding the expectations of the students during the clinical experience at multiple clinical sites each semester.
Assists with student orientation to lab, multiple clinical agencies, and clinical processes.
Assists with scheduling of student
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About Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University is the place to be...bold, real, innovative, creative, global, aware, successful, and so much more! Through our signature themes, BSU and its nearly 5,000 students are committed to environmental stewardship, community service, and global understanding. You'll see that commitment in what we teach and in what we do.Located on the western shore of Lake Bemidji, our north woods campus environment reminds us daily of the need to be in tune with our world. Similarly, the American Indian culture of our region beckons us to begin our global journey by understanding our past as we prepare for the future. See for yourself by visiting us soon.