at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
Practical Nursing Program Coordinator/FT Faculty (MCCC/MTA) -10-month position
Posted:Apr 28, 2021
Closes:Open Until Filled
About Greenfield Community College:
Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women’s Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College’s largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
THE PRACTICAL NURSING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Practical Nursing Certificate program is part of GCC Department of Nursing. The PNC program is currently comprised of 3 full-time faculty members, one of whom is the program coordinator. The faculty is focused on quality and excellence in teaching and learning and is committed to fostering high standards for nursing practice. The program is held in high regard in the local community and has a long history of students exceeding the national pass rates for graduates. The PNC program delivery is located in a facility in the Florence/Northampton, MA area.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the general direction of the Chief Learning Officer and the supervision of the Assistant Dean of Nursing, provides academic and general administrative leadership of the Practical Nursing Certificate (PNC) education program. Responsible for day to day operation of the PNC program, collaborating with faculty on the design and delivery of the curriculum, and serving as liaison regarding space and equipment for the program. Support of the full time and adjunct faculty and staff including, but not limited to, recruiting, orienting, training, and directing department members. Includes coordinating academic requirements with outside clinical agencies and maintaining currency of clinical agreements as well as writing and submitting accreditation and yearly program assessment reports in coordination with the Assistant Dean of Nursing. Teaching responsibilities in the PNC program include: classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction in 40-week Practical Nursing Certificate Program. Provides academic advisement for approximately 10 PNC students, maintains regular office hours; serves on committees as elected or appointed; attends regularly scheduled departmental, divisional and college meetings; and performs other duties as assigned. Teaching schedule is accommodated to meet MCCC workload requirements for Program Coordinator Workload.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
+ Facilitates the day to day operation of the PNC program as described under general statement of duties in consultation with the assistant Dean of Nursing
+ Administrative duties related to supervision of an off-site program; e.g., budget, admissions, clinical contracts, orientation and graduation in coordination with the Assistant Dean of Nursing
+ Teaches nursing courses throughout program in collaboration with other PN faculty, engaging in a variety of content areas in both didactic and clinical settings;
+ Coordinates with PN faculty to ensure Student Learning Outcomes are assessed:
+ Represents the Practical Nursing program on College committees
+ Advises nursing students;
+ Serves as a professional role model;
+ Develops and reviews the educational philosophy, purposes and objective of the program;
+ Organizes, develops and evaluates the nursing curriculum in collaboration with other PN faculty;
+ Develops specific criteria for the evaluation of student achievement of objectives;
+ Writing and submission of MA BORN reports and other reports to accrediting bodies.
+ Assists the Assistant Dean of Nursing in establishing national program accreditation candidacy by December 2022.
+ Master’s Degree in Nursing
+ Unrestricted Massachusetts nursing license;
+ Minimum five (5) years of full-time clinical experience or its equivalent within the last eight (8) years, with at least three years’ experience in nursing education;
+ Experience in working with the assessment of nursing instruction, nursing accreditation and/or state regulatory agencies;
+ Experience in working with other healthcare professionals and the health care industry.
+ Experience utilizing electronic learning platformsREQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND APTITUDES:
+ Strong administrative skills and computer proficiency;
+ Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
+ Knowledge and use of program outcome assessment measures and processes;
+ Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
+ Demonstrated record of staying current in one’s field.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
+ Demonstrated successful community college teaching experience;
+ Experience with curriculum development and/or test item writing;
+ Experience facilitating groups or managing projects;
+ Experience in working with and supporting unionized faculty in an academic or clinical setting;
+ Demonstrated experience in implementing cultural equity, diversity, and inclusion standards in the curriculum of nursing education programs;
+ Experience in evaluating nursing programs and curriculum outcomes and developing a plan for program improvement.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDSThis position is located in a clinical setting, classroom, lab and/or office, not subject to extreme variations of temperatures, odors etc. Moderate noise. Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time. Operates equipment i.e. Computer, calculator, copier/fax machines etc. The person in this position needs to move about inside a clinical setting, classroom, lab and/or office. Will also move about throughout the campus as needed. The person frequently communicates with students and colleagues. Must be able to exchange accurate information in various situations. Occasional travel to and from various clinical sites and/or meetings etc.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
RANK AND SALARY:Anticipated salary range is $47,620 – $65,766. The appointment salary is based on one’s education and experience as dictated in the collective bargaining agreement classification compensation structure.Candidates are therefore advised that it is unlikely the offered salary will be at or near the top of the ran