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The School of Nursing & Health Studies (SNHS) has an outstanding opportunity for a Fieldwork Program Manager (60% FTE).
The Fieldwork Program Manager will be the main point of contact for building and maintaining relationships with health care and community health organizations, along with social justice organizations whose work impacts health (homelessness, food security, environmental, economic development, educational institutions or racial/gender/sexuality justice organizations). The School of Nursing & Health Studies (SNHS) requires all graduating students to participate in fieldwork during their course of study, so developing and maintaining fieldwork opportunities is a critical aspect of meeting the mission and vision of the School.
Reporting to the Director of Academic Services in SNHS, this will serve all programs within the School: Nursing, Health Studies, and certificate programs. The Fieldwork Program Manager will work independently with the support of a vast network of faculty, staff, alumni, advisory boards and community members dedicated to the success of the program. Successful candidates will understand the need for strong verbal and written communication skills, risk assessment and policy oversight, working with adult learners, and the importance of cross-disciplinary work as it relates to healthcare and educational institutions.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: The University of Washington Bothell has established partnerships with approximately 75 regional health organizations to support students, faculty, and regional health. •Serve as liaison with community health organizations to develop access and opportunities for SNHS students in all degree programs. •Maintain existing relationships and identify and develop new community healthcare and health care organizations across the region with strong attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion practices in partnership development. •Collaborate with the Office of Community-Based Learning and Research in addition to SNHS faculty and staff to support health partnership integration into capstones, community-based research, and community project-based courses. •Conduct periodic site visits to community partner organizations, attend consortium and affiliate events, and serve on professional and service organizations as a representative of the University on matters related to health partnerships.
FIELDWORK PROGRAM MANAGEMENT: •Collaborate closely with fieldwork faculty, core course coordinators, and students taking an active role to ensure fieldwork opportunities align with the class learning goals. Respond to SNHS Academic Advisors and curriculum committees considering student enrollment strains, course scaffolding structures to best support sustained partnerships and student learning, and student career interests. Expand opportunities across the School that potentially serve undergraduates and graduate students. Focus on expanding multiple opportunities within a single partnership. •Oversee the quarterly placement process for three Nursing and Health Studies degree programs: Year 1: •Health Studies Fieldwork: maintain and enhance health studies placements for up to 150 undergraduate students each required to complete 40 fieldwork hours. •Master of Nursing Fieldwork: build advanced level fieldwork placements for up to 40 graduate students each required to complete 100 fieldwork hours. Years 2 and beyond: •RN-to-BSN Fieldwork: bachelor’s in nursing project placements for up 150 students over the year, each required to complete 100 fieldwork hours. •Alumni Coordination: build and maintain a database of graduates from all programs. Utilize database for expanding opportunities for fieldwork placements. Collaborate with UWB SNHS Advancement officer. •Project management process includes: timelines, recruiting partner position/project submissions, utilizing EXPO (online partner matching database), ensuring policy paperwork is completed by parties, and creating feedback loops for students, partners, faculty. •Facilitate fieldwork in-class orientations at the beginning of each quarter covering student responsibility, professionalism, communication, overview of fieldwork opportunities, and EXPO registration. •Oversee the assignment of qualified fieldwork supervisors. Assess quality of placement sites. Develop continuous quality improvement methods for fieldwork placements.
RISK MANAGEMENT AND POLICY: •Negotiate, coordinate, and maintain affiliation agreements(MOU’s) for each fieldwork site. •Develop Health Studies fieldwork partnership affiliation agreements and develop affiliation agreement process for partners who collaborate with both Nursing and Health Studies courses. •Maintain database of health-related fieldwork preceptor assignments overseeing preceptor files to ensure relevant documents, resumes, and licenses are up to date as required by accrediting bodies. Provide required information for periodic program accreditation. •Define process for approving petitions presented by the Health & Safety Coordinator.
COMMUNICATION: •Prepare and submit annual and periodic assessment, surveys, and reports. •Regular communication with UW Bothell Advancement team on grant and funding opportunities with health-based partners. Respond to requests for data and contact information as needed. •Create communication tools to help health partnerships navigate cross-disciplinary ways to mutually support students, faculty, staff and their partnership interests. •Develop fieldwork process flow charts to help health community partners understand how to engage with UW Bothell’s School of Nursing & Health Studies.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, or related field. Other disciplines considered if work experience intersects with health. •Minimum 3 years of demonstrated experience building and maintaining relationships with health care and/or community health organizations, along with social justice organizations whose work impacts health (homelessness, food security, environmental, economic development, educational institutions or racial/gender/sexuality justice organizations). •Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion. •Experience with supporting adult learners. •Ability to travel to off-site locations. •Strong communication skills with ability to communicate across diverse constituencies. •Excels at information management and process improvement.
DESIRED: •Experience with community organizations, alumni relations, Advancement. •Demonstrated experience administering and using online databases for fieldwork placement. •Registered Nurse with current licensure. •Master’s degree in Nursing, Public Health, or related field. •Previous Fieldwork Coordinator experience in a health-related environment. •Experience with graduate and first-generation students. •Provide clinical clearance expertise, approve health and safety petitions presented by the Health and Safety coordinator.
Conditions of employment: •Flexible working hours, travel around the area.
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