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Assistant Program Director for CRNA
As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks an Assistant Program Director for the Certified Nurse Anesthesia Track of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity by assisting the Program Director in the daily operations of the Nurse Anesthesia Track, and assists in assuring compliance with the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia educational standards and guidelines. This position is for a doctoral-prepared Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) who is experientially qualified to assist the program administrator and if required, assume leadership responsibility for the program. The Assistant Program Director serves as designee for the Program Director, is the coordinator of clinical requirements, and teaches classes as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Actively engage the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
- Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University
- Adheres to Marian University’s policy and procedures
- Performs duties as workload necessitates
- Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students subordinates, and supervisors
- Communicates regularly with the Leighton School of Nursing (LSON) leadership team about department issues
- Meets department productivity standards
- Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems
- Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the Leighton School of Nursing and Marian University strategic goals
- Adheres to the department budget
- Actively participates in: 1) Nurse Anesthesia Track Committees, 2) Leighton School of Nursing Committees (as appropriate), and 3) University-wide committees or special committees as needed
- Assists in facilitating any accreditation process
- Evaluates the quality of the graduate curriculum with LSON leadership, faculty, and students as appropriate
- Participates in didactic and clinical curriculum development and revision
- Represents the CRNA Track within LSON, the University, and community as needed
- Models a professional demeanor in all settings with faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders
- Attends events for the promotion of the graduate program as needed
- Functions as a liaison with other programs and departments as needed
- Serves as a mentor to graduate students in the DNP project process
Additional Responsibilities include the following; however, other duties may be
- Assists in ensuring compliance with the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia requirements
- Assists the Program Director in reviewing student applications and communicating with applicants regarding the application process
- Conducts interviews with applicants as part of the admissions committee
- Assists the Program Director in coordinating the clinical program of graduate students, including scheduling with clinical instructors during the orientation process, determining student sites, and evaluation of clinical sites
- Organizes and prepares students for pre-clinical orientation
- Manages the process for clinical and didactic evaluation of students
- Evaluates students in clinical or didactic settings as needed
- Manages the process for preceptor orientation and ongoing evaluation and development
- Promotes instructor development
- Serves as assistant administrative advisor for all CRNA students
- Prepares and teaches assigned classes for CRNA students at all levels
- Assists the Program Director in coordinating activities and committees to ensure approved program goals are achieved
- As directed by the Program Director and/or Leighton School of Nursing Dean, communicates with the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), and faculty
- Contributes to an environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with diverse students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders
- Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, clinical practice and attending training and/or courses as directed
- Demonstrates knowledge of environmental issues that influence the program and nurse anesthesia practice by engaging in professional development
- Supports the Graduate Program by performing other duties as assigned
- Education: A Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP), a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or a PhD in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher education is required by 2018..
- Experience: Administrative and leadership experience is required.
- Certifications/Licensure: Current certification or current recertification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is required. A current unencumbered license or privilege to practice as a registered professional nurse (RN) and/or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the state of Indiana and Tennessee is required or must be obtained by the date of employment. A compact RN license is acceptable for participating states.
- Proficient in: (1) the ability to interpret, analyze, and intervene as needed based on relevant documents and reports, legal requirements, government regulations, and University policies and procedures (2) the ability to correspond professionally and develop policy/procedure handbooks and guidelines that align with University standards (3) the ability to communicate effectively through presenting information and responding to questions from members of the University, business community, or other community stakeholders (4) the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals (5) the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs (6) the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.
Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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