Location: Bemidji State University - Nursing Department
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Employment Condition: Probationary
Bemidji State University (BSU) invites applicants to join our team as the Clinical Coordinator of Nursing. BSU’s vision is to educate people to lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a destination university.
BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun, robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of recreation. Major campus facilities are connected by all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the cold, winter months.
Enrolling more than 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared Fundamental Values include civic engagement and leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental stewardship.
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for negotiating and arranging clinical experiences placements in healthcare settings which meet the educational requirements for students in the prelicensure program and the RN-BS program within the Department of Nursing. This work is completed in consultation and collaboration with Department Chair, Program, and Course Coordinators. The Clinical Coordinator serves as the first point of contact with clinical agency representatives, and directly collaborates with them to negotiate and arrange students’ clinical experiences. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a driving history background check.
Responsibilities of the Clinical Coordinator include:
Records and maintains clinical eligibility for students. (30%)
Manages, maintains and audits clinical requirements including, but not limited to: Passport and background studies, and RN licensure.
Acts as a resource (background checks, etc.) to the rest of the University for clinical, field experience and internship eligibility needs.
Communicates with students regarding clinical requirements.
Uses evidence-based practice guidelines to determine clinical requirements.
Establishes and maintains clinical placement sites for clinical groups and precepted experiences with clinical agencies. (35%)
Researches and recommends appropriate agencies that would meet the needs for the curricular expectations for students.
Acts as a liaison for BSU Nursing for acquiring clinical placements.
Prepares, updates, and maintains contracts with clinical partners.
Initiates contract renewals with facilities at the appropriate times.
Negotiates contractual agreements that meet both parties’ needs.
Works with the appropriate University personnel to establish new contracts as requested by the faculty.
Ensures that contracts get proper signatures and that copies are sent to all parties.
Completes contract training/education, as needed.
Assists with the annual evaluation of clinical experiences and sites.
Establishes and maintains relationships with representatives of the agencies in which students are placed.
Attends required meetings at clinical affiliation agencies.
Submits clinical placement requests through appropriate agency systems. (e.g., The Clinical Coordination Partnership, TCCP).
Communicates with agencies regarding specific plans for student placements (dates, student numbers, units available, etc.).
Attends clinical site meetings on-site or online.
Facilitates a smooth transition of students into clinical sites. (30%)
Collaborates with respective Program Coordinators, Course Coordinators, respective Adjunct Coordinators, other campus clinical coordinators, and clinical agencies.
Communicates with faculty and Course Coordinators the agency rules regarding student ID badges, electronic medical records (EMR) orientation, parking privileges, health and safety requirements, confidentiality, competencies, etc.
Collaborates with Course Coordinators and other Department of Nursing staff to establish clinical orientation dates and clinical make-up dates, to develop clinical groups, schedule, and notify students and clinical faculty regarding dates for clinical orientation/clinical experiences/make-up dates for each student clinical group each semester.
Schedules pre- and post-conference rooms.
Communicates with appropriate agency staff regarding the expectations of the students during the clinical experience.
Assists with student orientation to lab, clinical agencies, and clinical processes.
Assists with scheduling of student “make-up” time at facility site.
Other items as instructed. Examples such as: (5%)
Supports the collection and analysis of program data tracking.
Manages, explores, and maintains program eligibility with state boards of nursing (collecting agency survey data).
Serves as backup for lab coordination.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor’s degree in a healthcare field.
At least one year working in related healthcare field.
Demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in working with diverse cultures and populations.
Valid driver’s license.
Preferred qualifications include:
Master’s degree in a healthcare field.
Registered Nurse licensure.
Experience working with health care agencies.
Experience working with nursing students.
Experience working with contracts.
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your application and/or resume clearly demonstrate fulfillment of the qualifications.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of an offer of employment.
Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Minnesota State University Associate of Administrative and Service Faculty (MSUAASF) – see agreement.
Official transcript(s) must be provided to Human Resources upon hire.
In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MinnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, faculty and staff driving on college/university business, who use a rental or state vehicle, shall be required to complete a vehicle Use Agreement form and conform to MinnState’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a motor vehicle records check.
Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who always come out to cheer for the Bemidji State Beavers. While the city of Bemidji — named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) — is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it serves a regional population of more than 100,000.
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history. Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores and restaurants.
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji. The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows; restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits; and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12 miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further, the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from Bemidji.
Bemidji State University is the place to be...bold, real, innovative, creative, global, aware, successful, and so much more! Through our signature themes, BSU and its nearly 5,000 students are committed to environmental stewardship, community service, and global understanding. You'll see that commitment in what we teach and in what we do.Located on the western shore of Lake Bemidji, our north woods campus environment reminds us daily of the need to be in tune with our world. Similarly, the American Indian culture of our region beckons us to begin our global journey by understanding our past as we prepare for the future. See for yourself by visiting us soon.