Organization: Pacific Lutheran University
Location: Tacoma, WA
Date Job Posted: June 6, 2022
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Hiring Range: $33.65-$36.06 per hour, with excellent benefits.
Work Schedule: FT; Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
The Clinical Onboarding Specialist (COS) collaborates with faculty, students and the Clinical Placements Northwest (CPNW) consortium and other clinical practice partners in developing and implementing plans for prelicensure clinical placements each semester.
Collaboration involves reviewing program and student clinical site requests and available site preceptors for the various clinical courses, as well as continually evaluating current sites and developing new sites with available and competent preceptors. The COS acts as liaison to CPNW for PLU.
The COS is the primary contact between Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing and the CPNW Clinical Coordinator for the South Region, who coordinates with area health care agencies used for student clinical experiences. Responsibilities include initiating and maintaining clinical contracts, facilitating agency orientations, and troubleshooting clinical placement conflicts. The COS also works to identify appropriate community based clinical opportunities including but not limited to skilled nursing facilities, homecare/hospice, outpatient clinics, senior communities and other community based clinicals.
Following consultation with the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, the COS is responsible for negotiating and arranging clinical experiences through CPNW which meet the educational requirements for students in the nursing program.
The COS acts as a liaison to interpret and match the needs of students and instructors to agencies with appropriate learning experiences. The coordinator is responsible for complex communication and problem solving to maintain positive working relationships with a variety of contacts inside and outside the University. The COS functions from a solid understanding of nursing education and practice, combined with knowledge of the organizational environments where nurses practice.
The COS reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Nursing.
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Submit your application materials online to apply at: https://employment.plu.edu/postings/7013