Professional Resource Faculty: Clinical Placement Coordinator, Department of Nursing Science

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. Located in culturally enriched, downtown Edmonton, our comprehensive undergraduate university offers over 65 programs to 19,000 full- and part-time students. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement. In support of faculty professional development, unique and enhanced services are provided through the MacEwan Office of Teaching and Learning.

MacEwan University has a long-standing history of providing quality nursing education that is relevant and reflective of current nursing practice in the province and across Canada.  The university’s Faculty of Nursing includes the Department of Nursing Science that offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree; the Department of Psychiatric Nursing that offers a Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing (BPN), and a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma; as well as the Department of Interprofessional Nursing Education and Simulation Learning in which the Centre for Professional Nursing Education and the Clinical Simulation Centre provide specialized programs. The Centre for Professional Nursing Education offers a mosaic of innovative continuing education programs grounded in evidence-based practice and responsive to a dynamic health care environment. The Clinical Simulation Centre (CSC) is 25,000 square feet of authentic clinical spaces that set the stage for students to practice skills and critical thinking in a realistic learning environment.

The Department of Nursing Science is guided by its academic strategic plan that commits to: 1) being a leader in nursing education, 2) excellence in research and scholarship, and 3) an inclusive and engaged community. The BScN program fosters evidence-informed opportunities that are supported by advanced technology to inspire confident and credible practitioners.

Applications are invited for the position of Clinical Placement Coordinator (CPC) within the Department of Nursing Science. Reporting to the Chair, the CPC supports the DNS with clinical placement coordination, clinical agency and program evaluation, and ensuring standards are met in accordance with agency Student Placement and Work Integrated Learning Agreements. This position provides operational support for clinical-based learning across the program with agency partners at local and regional levels. This individual will meet regularly with clinical placement providers and coordinators across the province to facilitate the establishment of new clinical learning opportunities and foster the enhancement of current clinical placement partnerships.

Candidates must hold a baccalaureate degree in Nursing and have at least three years of current nursing practice within health settings. A graduate degree in nursing or related field is preferred. Preferred candidates will have experience in a variety of nursing practice environments, solid foundational nursing knowledge, an appreciation for inter-professional collaboration, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to use a variety of computer programs such as Word, Excel and Access. Ability to travel to rural clinical placement agencies may be necessary. Previous teaching experience, particularly clinical supervision in a nursing education program would be an asset.

Active licensure with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is required.

This position is for a full-time tenure-track appointment as a Professional Resource Faculty member (as per the MacEwan University Faculty Collective Agreement).  

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Margaret Milner, Chair, Department of Nursing Science: milnerm0@macewan.ca

Applicants should forward a covering letter, curriculum vitae and the names of three references, quoting the competition #, to careers@macewan.ca.

This position is included under the Faculty Association collective agreement.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A review of applications will begin September 25, 2018.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

MacEwan University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.

Category:                    Professional Resource Faculty (PRF)

Salary:                        Commensurate with education and experience                               

Starting Date:              Negotiable

Open Until:                  Open until suitable candidate is found. Shortlisting of applications will commence September 25, 2018

Competition No:          18.09.192                                                                                                       


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