DIRECTOR, PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

Montachusett Vocational Technical School ( learn more )

Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School

Fitchburg, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079252
  • Application Deadline: May 3, 2019
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: June 3, 2019

Job Description

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Assumes leadership in developing and implementing academic, student, faculty and program-related policies and procedures.

• Initiates the recruitment and recommends the hiring of all Practical Nursing Program (PNP) staff/faculty within the Monty Tech hiring process.

• Supervises and performs evaluations for PNP staff and faculty as established by Monty Tech employee agreements.

• Provides direction for faculty in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum consistent with the BORN and Council on Occupational Education (COE) requirements.

• Performs marketing of PNP and recruitment of PNP students through info sessions, website and community opportunities.

• Develops and submits the annual budget to the School Business Manager and the Director of Vocational Programs for review/approval. Be responsible for departmental adherence to budgetary constraints. Assists and supervises the Financial Aid Officer for the provision of Financial Aid to the PN Students.

• Develops the faculty teaching assignments, calendar, and PNP program class and clinical schedules.

• Initiates and facilitates the development, implementation, and review of PNP policies, curriculum, student handbook and total program evaluation as required by the Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP). Performs course oversight and faculty supervision for all PNP courses as Course coordinator.

• Facilitates and addresses the teaching needs of the nursing faculty, using the evaluation process to ensure a maximum level of quality nursing education consistent with the PN NCLEX detailed test plan.

• Performs limited classroom teaching, appropriate to PN responsibilities within the framework of district policies, BORN and COE guidelines and content appropriate to the PN level of instruction.

• Serves as a faculty adviser for the PN students.

• Manages daily problems and initiates solutions that affect faculty, students, and curriculum in cooperation with the Director of Vocational Programs.

• Orients new and adjunct faculty to their role and responsibilities.

• Assumes responsibility for the admission process of PN Students. Participates in the selection of students by interviewing candidates, managing entrance testing and serving as the leader of the Admissions Team.

• Chairs all PN program meetings (ie.Faculty, Advisory). Conducts Faculty meetings prior to the end of each Term. Provides minutes to all meetings with a focus on compliance with regulatory bodies and the SEP. Requires all faculty/staff to submit meeting minutes on a timely basis.

• Participates in monthly PN Education Committee as a member of the Massachusetts/Rhode Island League for Nursing (MARILN) and promotes interactions with faculty and other members of the league.

• Serves as the liaison to the PN Program Advisory Committee and to accrediting committees and forwards minutes to faculty and committee members and to the Superintendent.

• Functions as a liaison between administration and nursing faculty in the provision of all information received from administration that would affect students or faculty.

• Attends Administrative Team and School Committee meetings as required.

• Collaborates with Library Media Specialist in determining the need for updated nursing references, media, and periodicals for PN student’s use in the nursing library and computer lab. Assists in maintaining current and available Library resources for students.

• Insures that record-keeping procedures are in conformity with regulations at 244 CMR 6.00, COE and Monty Tech recordkeeping policy. Supervises/initiates the development and implementation of all PNP information, curriculum, Student Handbook and website assuring consistency and compliance with regulatory bodies.

• Conducts clinical site visits and develops all agreements with affiliating agencies, clinical and observational experiences and plans student rotations cooperatively. Reviews/implements/signs all written agency affiliation agreements.

• Interacts and investigates possible utilization of other community health facilities for student experience.

• Validates and investigates the continuing education programs for the career ladder concept in Nursing and future articulations with community colleges and 4-year colleges. Acts as a mentor for area college graduate nursing students.

• Investigates the possibility of implementing a Monty Tech PNP alumni association.

• Supervises the administration of national achievements (ATI) tests to Monty Tech PN students to monitor progress and prepare for licensure. Collaborates with faculty to discuss results and remediation for students.

• Supervises senior students in completing applications for licensure and PN NCLEX and makes payments from funds held in escrow.

• Facilitates PNP graduate job placement, provides transcripts and references in a timely manner.

• Collaborates with faculty and Program Advisory Committee to determine the department needs (resources, equipment, and supplies necessary to implement the program).

• Performs the preparation of the PNP graduation ceremony.

• Surveys graduates 6-12 months post-graduation to identify employment and further nursing educational experience as well as program satisfaction. Assures compliance with accreditation bodies regarding post-graduation employment data.

• Prepares and submits the annual reports and required data within required timelines to include but not limited to BORN, COE, NLN, EPIMs, Perkins, Chapter 74 and all necessary documents and or data for continued approval of the PNP.

• Reviews and updates the PNP Systematic Evaluation Plan in preparation for the required SIX (6) year review by the COE and TEN (10) review by BORN.

• Continues to develop expertise in administration, nursing practice and teaching through any single or combination of the following: academic study, clinical practice and other appropriate nursing education/administrative activities.

• Demonstrates motivation, self-direction, and perseverance toward achieving the philosophy, objectives and student learning outcomes of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School and the PNP.

• In their absence, recommends the appointment of a BORN qualified PNP director (interim) to conduct day to day management/operations/oversight of the PNP.

• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Vocation Programs and/or the Superintendent-Director.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The individual may be exposed to ultra-violet lights found in computer monitors and copying equipment. The individual may be exposed to chemicals used in copying equipment, printers, and other office supplies. The individual may be exposed to various hazards at worksites or while driving.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a twelve-month position.

Fringe benefits will be in accordance with the District’s Benefits Policy for Administrators.

EVALUATION: Annually, in accordance with district policy.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation. District Title IX Compliance Coordinator: Principal, (978) 345-9200 x5205

    Job Requirements

    • QUALIFICATIONS:

      1. Must hold a current Massachusetts Registered Nurse license in good Standing per the Massachusetts Board of Registration (BRN).

      2. Must possess an earned Master’s Degree in Nursing or an earned entry-level doctorate in nursing.

      3. Must possess a minimum of five years full-time nursing experience, or it's equivalent, within the last eight years, with at least three years’ experience in nursing education.

      4. Must be qualified under 244 Commonwealth of Massachusetts Regulations (C.M.R.) 6.04 (2) (a), shall be appointed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) to administer the program on a full-time basis.

      5. Must be Ch 74 certified or certifiable: H40.

      6. Must maintain expertise appropriate to administrative and nursing education responsibilities.

      REPORTS TO: Director of Vocational Programs

      JOB GOAL: To establish and maintain a quality evening/weekend Practical Nursing education program that graduates students competent to pass NCLEX-PN, and transition to employment or further education.
    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Holly LaFrance , Director, Practical Nursing Program
    • 1050 Westminster Street
    • Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420

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