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The School of Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a Rural Health Initiative Specialist. The Rural Health Initiative Specialist is a key team member of the School of Nursing’s graduate degree programs and implementation of the Premera Rural Health Nursing Initiative grant. This position requires a deep understanding of the complexities of advanced practice nursing programs, from program objectives to clinical practice expectations, as well as the project goals to improve health care for rural communities. The position will partner with the Rural Health Initiative Manager as a point of contact and execute activities for the Premera Rural Health Nursing Initiative. This position will report to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
This role is central to the strategic advancement of the School’s clinical placement of advanced practice nursing students in rural areas, including evaluation of key outcomes for students, preceptors, patients and communities. The individual in this position partners with the Rural Health Initiative Manager and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to develop information, make recommendations based on independent information-gathering, disseminates information on advanced practice nursing clinical practice, supports the strategic planning and performance of the School of Nursing and represents the School to internal and external audiences. The role is essential to the successful implementation of the Premera Rural Health Initiative and the mission of the School of Nursing.
The individual in this position represents the School of Nursing to multiple external audiences within and beyond the school. This role is central to the strategic development of the School’s operations, academic functions and the implementation of the strategic initiatives involved in improving health care in rural communities.
Operational Support for Grant Initiatives
Partners with Rural Health Initiative Manager and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to implement Premera Initiative; exercise independent judgment in ameliorating stakeholder concerns; develop and integrate recommendations and information from multiple sources; communicate clinical placement decisions; and problem-solve preceptor/faculty/student issues. Organize, recruit and serve as a key point of contact for primary care preceptors in rural areas; making informed decisions about student and site selection. Apply project management skills to facilitate consultation services, monitor budget expenditures, and develop materials for implementation of a comprehensive outcomes evaluation. Create and maintain interactive PDF and online applications for clinical placements and the rural nurse practitioner fellowship program, developing new approaches and/or tools to meet applicant and School needs. Manage special projects related to clinical placements for advanced practice nursing students.
Recruitment and Outreach Team
Represent the School and programs at local, regional and state events with the goal of recruiting qualified preceptors from rural communities. Serve as outreach liaison to academic partners, clinical preceptors, grant consultants and graduate students. Partner with Rural Health Initiative Manager and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to provide data analyses, and contribute to strategic planning, to meet the Premera Initiative objectives. Coordinate, manage, schedule and present in-person and online Information Sessions. Strategize, create, manage and maintain the data necessary to evaluate the outcomes of the grant. Provide content to Data & Web Services Coordinator and Marketing and Communications staff about grant activities and accomplishments: discern critical from non-critical content, make decisions about publishable material, and respond to needs to meet external and internal deadlines. Collaborate with the Premera Initiative team, the track leads, clinical placement coordinators and Student Academic Services to ensure the achievement of the Premera grant objectives.
Support Academic Services
Key member of the Academic Services unit. Report to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Work on ad hoc projects as identified.
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Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and 2-3 years of applicable experience. •Excellent Communication Skills, verbal and written •Outstanding Interpersonal Skills •Project coordination expertise •Ability to work with people of various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
•Nursing education and/or experience •Nursing or Clinical Placement experience preferred
Conditions of Employment:
Typically a 40-hour per week position, 5 days per week in a standard office environment. To effectively provide discrete and confidential support to School of Nursing leadership, schedule flexibility and extra hours may often be required.
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