Director PMHNPC Program

  • Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • Remote (Provo, UT, USA)
  • Apr 01, 2020
Full time Nurse Practitioner Psychiatric Nurse Registered Nurse

Job Description

This position is a remote work opportunity. No relocation required.

The Director of the PMHNPC program will oversee the courses specific to the PMHNPC program.  The Director of the PMHNPC program will have responsibility for the academic quality of the courses, including the integration, coordination, and tracking of content and activities that will ensure that students meet AACN and NONPF guidelines.  The Director of the PMHNPC track will report directly to the Nursing Department Chair.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Student Instruction and Curriculum Management

  1. Participate in PMHNPC program curriculum and course design, assessment, and evaluation
  2. Participate in PMHNPC student admission, progression, and advisement activities.
  3. Provide direct PMHNPC student instruction in program courses.
  4. Participate in PMHNPC pre-admission activities including marketing, recruitment, and enrollment.
  5. Lead instruction in didactic and clinical courses, using best practices in higher education and graduate nursing practice
  6. Work closely with the Director of Clinical Education to ensure that student clinical placements meet state regulatory guidelines prior to student placements
  7. Supervise the recording of student clinical hours throughout the PMHNPC program, in consultation with the Director of Clinical Education
  8. Record and interpret course assessment information for all courses
  9. Work closely with the Nursing Department Chair in both quality improvement initiatives and in university and program accreditation activities

Governance

  1. Initiate, adopt, evaluate and advance the mission, goals and program outcomes of the University and the Nursing department
  2. Work closely with the Nursing Department Chair in program assessment, marketing, and student recruitment/enrollment/retention activities
  3. Evaluate and recommend faculty members for promotion
  4. Participate in all regularly scheduled Nursing department meetings and other University events
  5. Provide opportunity for students and peers to evaluate teaching effectiveness in program courses
  6. Orient and mentor program faculty members to their teaching roles and responsibilities

Communication

  1. Maintain optimal communication with the Nursing Department Chair, department faculty, student advisors, and students regarding PMHNPC track student progression

Scholarship and/or Practice

  1. Engage in scholarly activities commensurate with appointment and rank
  2. Maintain a clinical practice commensurate with licensure and appropriate for appointment and rank

Leadership and Service

  1. Serve on program, university, state, and national committees that are appropriate for their rank and experience
  2. Participate in professional and community activities for the purpose of bringing education, service, and research together for the improvement of health care delivery
  3. Accept opportunities for membership on standing and ad-hoc committees of the program and University as elected or appointed

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified. This person will be asked to perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 POSITION COMPETENCIES

  • Communication
  • Development of Self
  • Job Knowledge/Skill Application
  • Champions Innovation
  • Drives for Results
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Student/Customer-Centeredness
  • Develops & Inspires Others
  • Develops Strategic Perspective
  • Financial Accountability

WORKING REQUIREMENTS/CONDITIONS

Education/Certification:

Current unencumbered RN license

Current APRN certification

Earned doctoral degree

Required Knowledge:

Demonstrate knowledge of legislative, regulatory, legal, and practice issues affecting contemporary graduate nursing education

Experience Required:

Active in professional nursing organizations at local, state, and/or national levels (Preferred)

Recent nursing teaching degree/certificate OR Minimum of 2 years of recent university-level teaching (Preferred)

Two or more years of experience as an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) (Preferred)

Administrative experience in academic governance and/or clinical practice

Consistent record of peer-reviewed presentations and publications (Preferred)

Skills/Abilities:

Able to work with students, faculty/staff with special needs based on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 

Demonstrated ability to design and conduct independent and/or collaborative research

Able to participate in all aspects of peer review and shared governance

Able to pass a criminal background search prior to commencement of employment

Strong leadership, communication, organization, interpersonal, problem-solving skills (Preferred)

Able to work both independently and as an interdisciplinary team member (Preferred)

Able to travel, as needed (Preferred)

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

Finger dexterity:

Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together

Talking:

Especially where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly

Average Hearing:

Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information

Average Visual Abilities:

Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery

Physical Strength:

Sedentary work.  Sitting most of the time.  Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally (Almost all office jobs)

WORKING CONDITIONS

None: No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions (Such as in a typical office)

MENTAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF THIS POSITION

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to deal with a variety of variables under only limited standardization

Able to interpret various instructions

Mathematics Ability:

Ability to perform basic math skills, use decimals to compute ratios and percentages, and draw and interpret graphs

Language Ability:

Ability to read a variety of books, magazines, instruction manuals, atlases, and encyclopedias;

Ability to prepare memos, reports, and essays using proper punctuation, spelling, and grammar

Ability to communicate distinctly with appropriate pauses and emphasis; correct pronunciation (or sign equivalent); and variation in word order using present, perfect, and future tenses

 

INTENT AND FUNCTION OF JOB DESCRIPTIONS

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All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included. Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded. Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions. In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all-inclusive. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals. However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.

Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts. RMUoHP maintains its status as an at-will employer. Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

Rocky Mountain University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.