ASSOCIATE DEAN OF NURSING
Fall River, MA
Job posting number: #7065531
Posted: March 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout Bristol Community College:
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POSITION TITLE: Associate Dean of Nursing
DEPARTMENT: Health Sciences
REPORTS TO: Dean of Health Sciences
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Oversees faculty and professional staff in Nursing program.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Associate Dean of Nursing provides academic and administrative leadership of the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program in conjunction with the Dean of Health Sciences. The Associate Dean is responsible for managing the overall operation of the ADN and supervising the activities of the faculty and professional staff including, but not limited to: recruiting, orienting, training, directing, supervising, and evaluating department members; as well as contributing to curriculum development initiative, program accreditation, and program development.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee program regulations, accreditation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of nursing and assigned educational programs.
Manage accreditation processes.
Provide leadership and direction to faculty and professional staff in the development of initiatives and activities that promote student success and help to meet expected program outcomes, as well as align with the Bristol mission, vision, and values.
Facilitate curriculum development and the delivery of engaging instruction that effectively prepares qualified students to be safe, thoughtful, and collaborative nurses.
Hire, supervise, assign, develop, and lead all nursing staff, including full-time, adjunct, and clinical faculty, and full-time and part-time professional staff and clerical support. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to create talent development plans and implement appropriate performance improvement plans.
Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.
Ensure compliance with all required state nursing and nursing education regulations.
Facilitate the completion of all activities required to maintain positive program accreditation, including participating in related professional development activities, timely submission of required materials, and needed correspondence with accrediting bodies.
Facilitate Bristol program review process and use of results to implement changes.
Determine priorities for budgetary expenditures based on departmental and program delivery needs; monitor budget and provide initial approval of program expenditures; provide suggestions for the use of donor funds to advance student access to quality nursing education and educational advancement.
Collaborate with personnel of other college divisions to ensure effective health care program recruiting and project implementation, with particular attention to work with Admissions, Advising, Marketing and Communications, the Bristol Foundation, and program assessment partners.
Collaborate with other health occupation departments, such as the certified nursing assistant non-credit program.
Provide input to the Dean regarding program development, budget, hiring, and promotion of full-time faculty and professional staff.
Support and collaborate with faculty on the inclusion of service learning, High Impact Practices, and other experiential learning activities that enrich student learning.
Contribute to the development and updates to course and clinical delivery schedules.
Support nursing faculty and professional staff in meeting professional development expectations.
Resolve student and faculty issues as they occur.
Ensure that students receive mid-semester progress reports regarding clinical and course strengths, as well as needed improvements.
Regularly update clinical partnership contracts with health care facilities and maintain positive working relationships with representatives of these agencies and hospitals.
Oversee clinical rotation schedules, staffing, and assessment activities.
Oversee simulation labs in New Bedford and Fall River; maintain list of equipment needs and budget requirements.
Implement Board of Nursing regulations and other laws and policies in support of students and their academic work.
Participate in on-campus and off-campus meetings associated with advancing career pathways for nurses, as well as the design/implementation of other activities associated with maintaining a strong Bristol nursing program.
Explore opportunities for expanding the nursing program.
Maintain positive working relationships with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program faculty and professional staff, who provide BSN-completion education through agreements with Bristol.
Identify new health care program development options and contribute to approved new program development initiatives.
Update the nursing website.
Assist the Dean in implementing activities and initiatives that are consistent with the goals of the nursing programs, unit needs, and mission of the college.
Provide leadership for faculty in designing and implementing yearly student learning outcome assessment activities, as well as the use of enrollment and other data for program improvement.
Manage grants related to nursing program delivery, new program development, and program delivery innovations.
Participate on college committees and in shared governance opportunities.
Observe and adhere to the Collective Bargaining Agreement changes and administer specific components of those agreements.
Use digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; email, twitter, LinkedIn and other social media tools, to advance Bristol's social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents.
Focus on the Commonwealth's equity agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
Perform other related duties as assigned