Practical Nursing Prog Coor/FT Tenure-Track Faculty MCCC/MTA - Greenfield Community College in Greenfield Massachusetts

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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield, Massachusetts


United States
(MCCC 16-01)

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Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Under the general direction of the Dean of Engineering, Math, Nursing and Science 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 and Dean.  Teaching responsibilities in the PNC program include: classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction in 40-week Practical Nursing Certificate Program.  Provides academic advisement for approximately 18 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.

THE PRACTICAL NURSING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM:

The Practical Nursing Certificate program is part of the Engineering, Math, Nursing and Science Grouping.  The PNC program is currently comprised of 3 full-time faculty members, one of which is the program coordinator. The faculty is focused on quality and excellence in teaching and learning, and is committed to fostering high expectations 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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Day to day operation of the PNC program as described under general statement of duties;
  • 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
  • Directs and teaches students in nursing courses of various content areas in college classrooms and clinical agencies;
  • Evaluates student achievement;
  • Provides support to full time faculty and part-time instructors;
  • 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;
  • Develops specific criteria for the evaluation of student achievement of objectives;
  • Writing and submission of MA BORN reports and other reports to accrediting bodies. 

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing, unrestricted Massachusetts nursing license; or will attain the MSN within two years
  • Minimum five years of full-time clinical experience or its equivalent within the last eight 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.

REQUIRED 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 competence standards in curriculum of nursing education programs;
  • Experience in evaluating nursing programs and recommending changes where needed.

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 approximately 5,000 credit and credit-free students. 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 recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that sets the stage for future developments in learning. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.

Keyword Phrases

  • Practical Nursing
  • Beautiful & Historic Western Massachusetts
  • Intentional and ongoing reflection of diversity
  • Works closely with business and community partners
  • Program Administrators and Coordinators
  • Academic Administration
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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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