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The Director of Nursing position will plan, organize, and supervise the college nursing programs and offers an opportunity to play a major role in the success of our students and staff
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities • Ensure that college nursing programs function within and according to the college’s mission and policies. • Provide department leadership and relationship building through excellent communication within the department, college and community. • Create and maintain a learning environment conducive to excellence in teaching and learning. • Coordinate department activities, delegating responsibilities to faculty as appropriate. • Demonstrate appropriate follow up on any delegated duties given to staff or faculty. • Ensure relevant and current nursing student and faculty handbooks. • Direct the development of policies and standards for the selection, admission, and graduation of students. • Coordinate hiring and supervision of full-time and part-time faculty. • Manage student concerns related to faculty, department, and program. • Facilitate and coordinate faculty activities related to academic policies, contractual requirements for workload, personnel policies, faculty development, course assessment, program reviews, center of excellence and accreditations. • Participate in college-wide meetings, in-services, and committees for program enhancement. • Remain current in state and national laws and regulations in regards to nursing education and the nursing profession. • Coordinate development of non-credit nursing courses. • Work with faculty to create and manage nursing budgets. • Possess a high level of professionalism, as this position will represent the nursing department within the college as well as within the community. • Coordinate the nursing course schedule. • Communicate on a regular basis with the Dean of Health Sciences • Other duties and responsibilities as delegated by the dean.
The following attributes and behaviors are identified as examples of expected professionalism: o Display empathy and positive regard for others in written, verbal and non-verbal communications. Including community members, staff, faculty and students. o Work effectively with colleagues and students by practicing punctuality, respect for deadlines, collaborative problem-solving and honest communication. o Build trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and responsibility, even during stress or demanding workplace conditions. o Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with key departments throughout the college. o Dress appropriately for a workplace with frequent customer service and community interaction. o Maintain highest standards of confidentiality, FERPA and HIPAA.
• Master’s degree in Nursing. • Minimum of 6 years full-time nursing experience, with a minimum of at least 3 years as FT nursing faculty and 2 years as FT department chair/nursing administrator in academia or in a patient care setting. • Must have current unencumbered Michigan Registered Nurse (RN) license and be CPR certified. • Experience with ACEN accreditation.
Physical demands: • Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, or move objects up to 20 lbs. • Ability to stand and walk frequently. • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00pm (with occasional evenings and weekends for special events) • Occasional travel for conferences.
Internal Number: 0602335
About Washtenaw Community College
For over 50 years, WCC's open-door admissions policy, affordable tuition rates, and high-quality classes have attracted students from local communities and around the world. More than 18,000 register for credit classes each year, and thousands more enroll in non-credit LifeLong Learning classes. WCC's diverse student body includes more than 1,000 students from over 100 foreign countries.WCC's small classes allow for lots of individual attention. The average class size is 22 students. That's a fraction of the size of many basic classes at four-year colleges and universities.WCC also emphasizes convenience. It offers classes seven days a week, at night, and online. And transferring is easy because WCC has agreements with four-year schools throughout Michigan.