Location: Framingham, MA Category: Full-Time Staff Posted On: Tue May 12 2020 Job Description:
It's a NEW DAY in Nursing at MassBay Community College.
The Director of Nursing serves as a member of the Dean's leadership team. This position is responsible for the management and delivery of the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs. The Director of Nursing is responsible to students, faculty, and College administration for the safe and lawful operations of the Nursing Programs. The position retains primary responsibility for planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of program activities. This individual, who is also the nurse administrator, has authority and responsibility for the development and administration of the program. This individual has the authority to prepare and administer the program budget with faculty input. This individual facilitates operational efficiency by ensuring compliance with all state and federal regulatory requirements, as well as national accrediting agency standards and criteria, when applicable. This essential role encompasses collaborating with faculty, support staff, the clinical compliance coordinator, the data coordinator, the Dean of Health Sciences and the College Administrators to ensure continuous program improvement. The person in this position is expected to exhibit initiative, positivity, and teamwork in accomplishing the responsibilities of the position. The position requires a critical thinker who is also a knowledgeable individual to provide leadership to the Nursing programs, develop additional nursing bridge programs and support the college's strategic initiatives.
Provide administrative oversight for the Nursing Department;
Serves as the Nurse Administrator/Administrator of Record in accordance with BORN and ACEN requirements;
Preserves congruency of the mission/philosophy and program outcomes of the nursing programs with those of the College;
Participates in the governance of the College;
Responsible for monitoring, initiating and responding to the Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) with input from faculty;
Assists the faculty to develop and implement student and program policies and maintain services that are consistent with the College's mission and strategic plan;
In collaboration with current faculty, orients and mentors new full- and part-time faculty and staff to their areas of responsibility;
Supports faculty in searches for full-time and part-time faculty positions;
Supports the faculty's function in developing and maintaining competency-based curriculums that are aligned with contemporary evidence-based practice;
Supports faculty in using multiple forms of delivery and pedagogy, inclusive of distance technologies and Simulation;
Develops course schedules;
Prepares reports as needed for regulatory agencies, the College, and to support Nursing program initiatives and assess the effectiveness of initiatives;
Recommends program curriculum modifications;
In collaboration with the clinical compliance officer, secures and maintains the clinical placements for students in both programs using Centralized Clinical Placement (CCP) website and attends CCP meetings;
Enables cooperative working relationships with the clinical placement facilities and establishes innovative partnerships;
Conducts clinical visitations as appropriate;
Monitors the clearance process for the nursing students in collaboration with the Clinical Compliance Officer;
Works to resolve student issues in accordance with applicable laws and established program, institutional and Commonwealth of Massachusetts policies and procedures;
Maintains systematic flow of information through the regularly scheduled department and program meetings;
Coordinates the nursing master schedule for course offerings;
Conducts annual program reviews for the nursing programs;
Assists faculty to improve teaching effectiveness and student outcomes;
Promotes respectful environments, cultural diversity, and institutional civility;
Serves on various College committees offering administrative and academic leadership;
Collaborates with the faculty and Dean to prepare grant proposals and identify workforce development opportunities;
In collaboration with the Office of Admissions, assists in the process of selecting students for acceptance into the nursing programs;
Assumes responsibility for overseeing the continuous evaluation and improvement of each nursing program;
Collaborates with faculty, support staff, and the data coordinator and the College to ensure data collection is consistent with BORN/ACEN requirements;
Responsible for program budgets, maintenance, and oversight of clinical site contracts, developing and managing advisory board meetings and maintenance of program accreditations;
Other duties as assigned.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College;
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegiality and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity;
Hold a current Massachusetts Registered Nurse license in good standing or the ability to acquire, if hired.
Possess an earned master's/graduate degree in nursing or an earned entry-level doctorate in nursing:
Possess a minimum of five years full-time nursing experience, or its equivalent, within the last eight years, with at least three years' experience in academic and nursing administration;
Maintain expertise appropriate to administrative responsibilities;
Nursing leadership experience.
An earned master's degree in Nursing or related field required, Ph.D. in Nursing or related
Experience in regulatory writing (BORN, ACEN, DPH, NEASC etc.) with successful completion of a report, follow-up report and/or site visit;
A leader with proven, demonstrated interpersonal skills;
Experience with concept-based curriculums or other innovative curriculum models;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with collective bargaining agreements;
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and learning management systems;
Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written expression;
Experience with alternative pedagogies such as service-learning, learning communities, distance learning and simulation;
Demonstrated knowledge of community college principles, practices and procedures;
Demonstrated administrative and budget experience.
A team builder who can unite a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Education: An earned master's degree in Nursing required, Ph.D. in Nursing, or related field preferred.
Salary Range: $105,000 - $115,000
Classification: Non-Unit Professional
Source of Funding: State Appropriation
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.