Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, School of Nursing and Health Sciences

La Salle University

Philadelphia, PA

Job posting number: #7108026

Posted: August 12, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The La Salle School of Nursing and Health Sciences invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time, 12-month, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director position. This is a non-tenure track faculty position and the successful candidate will qualify for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor based on experience and credentials.

The program currently operates under a partnership agreement and will be moving to a stand-alone program effective for the Spring 2024 term. The Nurse Anesthesia Program Director will direct the organizational administration of the post-BSN to DNP program by providing leadership and oversight for all aspects of the program including governance, didactic and clinical curriculum, recruitment, and evaluation. The La Salle DNP curriculum emphasizes innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands of an increasingly complex health care system and to improve the safety and quality of care delivery.

Essential Duties

Provide leadership and direction for the post-BSN to DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program ensuring compliance with COA and CCNE accreditation standards.
Prepare internal and external regulatory and accreditation reports in collaboration with the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences, Chair of the Graduate Nursing Program, and the Coordinator of the DNP Program.
Collaborate with the Chair of the Graduate Nursing Program, Coordinator of the DNP Program, and the Associate Program Administrator, when hired, to determine faculty workloads and to develop and monitor a budget that ensures adequate operating expenses and academic resources.
Function as supervisor for the Associate Program Administrator, when hired, Nurse Anesthesia faculty, clinical coordinators, and adjuncts as appropriate.
Oversee development and refinement of Nurse Anesthesia curriculum materials within regulatory and professional guidelines.
Secure affiliation agreements/contracts for off-campus clinical sites as well as off-campus clinical coordinators and preceptors.
Coordinate development and implementation of policies related to admission, progression, sequencing, and remediation of classroom and clinical practice components of the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program.
Oversee recruitment, selection and enrollment of students.
Monitor Nurse Anesthesia student progression and direct formative and summative evaluation procedures.
Teach at the graduate level in the DNP Nurse Anesthesia Program courses and across other graduate level nursing courses as needed based on qualifications and experience.
Mentor students completing the DNP Project.
Secondary Responsibilities
Maintain competency within anesthesia practice area.
Expectations for scholarship will be identified for rank according to university and school guidelines.
Service to School and University is expected in the form of committees, accreditation activities, etc.
Required Qualifications
Earned doctorate in nursing or related field from a regionally accredited institution/program (or equivalent).
Pre-licensure master’s or doctoral degree with a Nurse Anesthesia major from a regionally accredited institution and nationally accredited nurse anesthesia program (or equivalent).
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) licensure by the NBCRNA.
A current unencumbered license to practice as a registered professional nurse (RN) and/or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Pennsylvania is required or must be obtained by the date of employment.
Five or more years of clinical experience in the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) role.
Demonstrated record of professional and clinical experience, teaching, curriculum development, and scholarship.
Strong knowledge of CRNA practice, regulatory, accreditation, and professional issues.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at La Salle University.
Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of La Salle University and diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice initiatives..
Preferred Qualifications
Current BLS, ACLs and PALs certifications preferred.
Experience as a nurse anesthesia program director
Experience as a faculty member in a nursing education program
Experience with virtual or distance teaching
Experience with simulation in nursing or nurse anesthesia education
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours
Special Instructions to Applicant
We welcome candidates from underrepresented groups and/or with expertise in and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice initiatives.

La Salle University offers its eligible employees comprehensive medical and dental plans, employer paid life and disability insurance, retirement benefits, generous paid time off (vacation, sick leave, and holidays), and tuition benefits such as no cost undergraduate and graduate degree programs for its employees (with no wait period) and no cost undergraduate degree programs for its employees’ dependents (after completing the required years of service).

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