Director of Nursing

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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Job Closed: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
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Posting Number: AC00801

Classification Title: Associate Dean
Working Title: Director of Nursing
New Position or Replacement: Replacement
If replacement, indicate name of former incumbent: Raelene Brooks
Position Number: 007645
Reason for Leaving:Resign
Position Equivalent FTE:1.0 FTE
No. Months: 12 Months
Hours & Days of Assignment: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM (varies)

Location: San Diego City College
Department: School of Eng, Tech, Math, Sci & Nursing

The Position:
Reporting directly to the Dean of Mathematics, Sciences, and Nursing, the Associate Dean of Nursing is responsible for the administration of the Registered Nursing Program. The administrative responsibilities include student advocacy, selection, orientation, evaluation and discipline, coordination of class schedules and clinical rotations, faculty hiring, training and evaluation, and representation of the nursing program at the division, campus, District, community, and statewide levels. The Associate Dean of Nursing is responsible for meeting requirements to maintain Board of Registered Nursing program approval status and national accreditation (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing) as an Associate Degree Program, which prepares the student for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Nursing department leadership including maintaining effective communication with nursing faculty, staff, and students.
2. Regular meetings and correspondence with the nursing faculty to plan, develop, revise, and evaluate student progress, curriculum, and program outcomes.
3. Support faculty in the assessment and selection of textbooks, learning resources, and equipment for the nursing program.
4. Oversee curriculum, staffing, and operation of all nursing programs.
5. In consultation with the nursing counselor, interview and determine placement of potential students seeking transfer from other registered nursing programs.
6. Manage and coordinate the daily operations of the nursing department in accordance with District polices, legal requirements and sound educational principles and practices.
7. Assist Dean of Mathematics, Sciences, and Nursing in the resolution of student, faculty, and staff conflicts and problems.
8. Develop and prepare the annual budget proposal for the Nursing Program; monitor and control budget expenditures, application, and management of grants, and ensure that expenditures and operations remain within established budget.
9. Participate in student orientation and interpretation of student policies. Annually supervise the review and revision of the Student and Faculty Handbooks.
10. Maintain working relationships with other divisions and programs on campus to maintain core and prerequisite courses for students of the nursing program.
11. Act as liaison for the nursing program with the college community, clinical facilities, hospital staff members, advisory committees, educational partners, nursing professional organizations, and San Diego County communities.
12. Prepare annual reports and complete surveys for the California Community College Chancellors Office, California Board of Registered Nursing, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
13. Follow campus and District standards for staff assignments and performance evaluations of tenure-track and tenured nursing faculty.
14. Participate in the selection and orientation for new faculty. Chair tenure review committees for new faculty members. Supervise class observations and student survey process for tenure review.
15. Serve in advisory capacity for planning the pinning ceremony for students completing the RN program.
16. Prepare and maintain reports, records, and files regarding the instructional program, student progress, personnel, and department activities.
17. Analyze, interpret, and monitor student success rates and preparedness. Recommend changes as needed.
18. Communicate changing expectations, trends, and needs of nursing educational preparation effectively to division and college leaders and administration.
19. Maintain Board of Registered Nursing Continuing Education Provider certification, supervise educational offerings, and maintain accurate records of educational offerings and attendance.
20. Manage the nursing program accreditations and the related processes that focuses on the California Board of Registered Nursing approval visit preparation and documentation and the ACEN affiliation and approval visit documentation.
21. Attend workshops, professional conferences, and classes to maintain professional competence and knowledge. Support and encourage faculty members to participate in lifelong learning activities.
22. Attend management team activities, participate in campus and District committees as needed, support campus strategic plan and campus activities throughout academic year.
23. Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to assigned programs.
24. Collaborate with faculty in the development of program policies and procedures and monitor implementation of department policies.
25. Supervise and evaluate classified personnel in the Nursing Education Department.
22. Perform related duties as assigned.

In compliance with policies adopted by the Board of Trustees, applicants for this position must show evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

- Possession of a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution AND one (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment; OR,
- Possession of a lifetime California Community College Chief Administrative Officer Credential AND 2) Two (2) years of recent management experience in an institution of higher education.
Desired Qualifications:
- Minimum of one (1) year of experience as a nurse administrator performing the manager role responsibilities consistent with a qualified administrator role in a clinical or educational setting.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching nursing in pre-or post-licensure nursing program.
- Minimum of one (1) year of continuous, full time experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse in a health care setting.
- Experience working with a community college nursing program.
- Experience with Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accreditation processes.
- Equivalent experience and/or education, as determined by the California of Registered Nursing.
- Terminal degree in Nursing, Health Sciences, or Education.

If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process.

Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC.(ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Working Conditions:
Office environment; subject to frequent interruptions and frequent interaction with students, staff and faculty, and the community; sitting and standing for long periods at a time (up to 2-3 hours); may require some off-site duties and activities.

- Master’s Degree in Nursing or higher from a regionally accredited college or university, which includes course work in nursing practice, education, or administration.
- Must have a current, unencumbered, valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California and meet the California Board of Registered Nursing approval standards for program director.
- Health Care Provider Basic Life Support Certification.
- A valid California Driver’s License.

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.
- Complete online application;
- Three (3) professional references as listed within the application;
- Cover Letter;
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume;
- Licenses/Certificates/Credentials;
- Unofficial Graduate Transcripts;
- Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts (optional);
- Equivalency Request (required if applicable); AND
- Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable)

Important: To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed. Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee.

Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via e-mail.
All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

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Jhelen Ramirez
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