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Adjunct Faculty – Director for Clinical Education

The University of California Los Angles School of Nursing is seeking applicants for the position of Director for Clinical Education at the Adjunct Faculty Assistant, Associate professor, or Professor rank (non-tenure track).

The preferred candidate shall have expertise and experience teaching clinical courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level at UCLA School of Nursing; the ability to conduct formative and summative evaluations of student clinical learning, precepting, and faculty teaching; a record of collaborating with nursing preceptors and administrators in varied clinical settings; have knowledge and skills for clinical problem solving; use data for continuous quality improvement; and the skills and commitment to continue building sustainable and scalable academic-practice partnerships to support best clinical education across academic programs.

The Director of Clinical Education is responsible to:

  • Work with lead faculty in clinical courses and with academic support staff to assure students’ data are entered into the necessary databases to record health data and drug screening.
  • Lead California central placement of clinical sites, and compliance /adherence to regulations, guidelines, requirements, and or protocols of respective clinical sites, and of Regent and UC systems.
  • Supervise the maintenance and tracking of clinical affiliations to ensure proper initiation, renewal, and legality.
  • Supervise clinical site development, and collaborate with faculty and staff to identify new clinical sites.
  • Lead clinical faculty orientation prior to initial clinical teaching assignment.
  • Maintain preceptor handbooks for prelicensure and graduate student clinical experiences.
  • Help recruit preceptors to meet clinical education needs
  • Track medication errors, accidents, incidents reporting that may occur during clinical practicum, and use strategies to prevent these errors and accidents.
  • Serve as liaison to eValue and Electronic Clinical Data Based System Vendor
  • Provide input for clinical faculty teaching assignments
  • Monitor and respond to clinical nursing education trends, new policies, and regulatory requirements.

The Director of Clinical Education directly reports to Associate Dean for Academic Programs, serves on the Dean’s Leadership Council and participates in program planning, implementation, and evaluation, and generates reports and documentation as requested by Associate Dean.

The director of clinical education demonstrate integrity-based, effective communication, solves problems, builds professional relationships with external constituencies in support of academic and practice partnerships, and provides servant leadership with a strong sense of responsibility, accountability, and efficiency to support the missions of the School of Nursing and UCLA.

Requirements: Terminal degree in nursing; active clinical experience; licensure or eligibility for licensure in California.

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from under-represented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials at the official UCLA website at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF07904. To assure full consideration, applications should be submitted by, November 30, 2022 - Position to remain open until filled.

Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in nursing; active clinical experience; licensure or eligibility for licensure in California.

More details and information on submitting an application are available here.


2023-2024 - Lecturer - APRN (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner)

The School of Nursing invites applicants for Lecturer positions (full-time or part-time). Candidates should have the following qualifications: 1) MSN or doctorate in nursing; 2) National certification and clinical experience as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Other advanced practice nursing certification may be considered. 3) Have or be eligible for a licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in California; 4) prior teaching experience preferred; 5) demonstrated commitment to diversity as a core value in education. Candidates should have a good understanding of the academic process and the University setting along with the ability to establish excellent working relationships with other faculty, students, and preceptors. The position may require traveling to clinical sites within the greater Southern California community. Salary is commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include: 1) prepare/present lectures and provide clinical instruction to advanced practice (nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist) students in theory and/or clinical courses, in accordance with the curriculum; 2) construct, administer, grade and file appropriate student evaluations and final grades; 3) instruct students in skills labs and physical assessment labs as needed; 4) identify clinical training sites and provide feedback to the Program Director for Advanced Practice Programs and the Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs regarding the fit of clinical sites to student learning; 5) provide student counseling and mentorship as needed, in conjunction with the Director of Student Affairs 6) participate in Program Meetings and School of Nursing committee as needed, and 7) function effectively as part of teaching teams.

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from underrepresented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Requests for information should be sent to John Lazar, APRN Program Director, at jlazar@sonnet.ucla.edu, or Lauren Clark, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs at lclark@sonnet.ucla.edu

Qualifications

  • MSN or doctorate in nursing
  • National certification and clinical experience as a Pediatric NP
  • Have or be eligible for a licensure as a Registered Nurse in California
  • Have or be eligible for certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in California

More details and information on submitting an application are available here.


2022-2023 - Lecturer - Pre-Licensure (Medical Surgical, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Maternity, Public Health, and/or Geriatrics)

The UCLA School of Nursing invites applicants for Lecturer positions (full-time or part-time) for Pre-Licensure in the field of: Medical Surgical, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Maternity, Public Health, and/or Geriatrics) for Summer 2022, Fall 2023, Winter 2023, Spring 2023. Candidates should have the following qualifications: 1) a Master’s degree in Nursing; 2) excellent skills in teaching and mentoring students; 2) excellent clinical skills in medical-surgical nursing, mental health, pediatrics maternity, public health and/or geriatric nursing; 3) excellent interpersonal skills; 4) demonstrated ability as an educator, including classroom management, mastery of educational methodologies, and/or experience with individualized student coaching and remediation; 5) have/or be eligible for a license as a Registered Nurse in California, 6) meet eligibility requirements for BRN certification in clinical instruction 7) demonstrated commitment to diversity as a core value in education.

Candidates should have a good understanding of the academic process and the University setting along with the ability to establish excellent working relationships with other faculty, students, and preceptors. The position may require traveling to clinical sites within the greater Southern California community.

Responsibilities include: 1) prepare and present lectures for students in the clinical courses for the Undergraduate and Master’s Entry Clinical Nurse (MECN) programs according to the curriculum; 2) construct, administer, and file appropriate student evaluations, including tests, performance exams (e.g., Objective Structured Clinical Exams [OSCEs]), and final grades; 3) provide consultation to clinical instructors as required at clinical training sites to insure effective student learning; 4) instruct students in fundamentals, skills labs, including virtual simulations, and physical assessment labs as needed; 5) participate in one- on-one student coaching and remediation as directed; 6) serve as an academic advisor for prelicensure students, as assigned by the Prelicensure Program Director; 7) provide feedback to the Prelicensure Program Director and Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs regarding the fit of clinical sites to student learning as needed; 8) provide student counseling and mentorship as needed, in conjunction with the Prelicensure Program Director and the Director for Student Affairs, and 9) function effectively as part of teaching teams.

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from underrepresented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

This position is represented by the University Council - American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  1. M.S in Nursing
  2. Have or be eligible for a license as a Registered Nursing in California
  3. Clinical experience in at least one of the following areas: Medical-Surgical, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Maternity, Public Health and/or Geriatrics.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Current CA RN License
  • Student centered teaching philosophy or practice
  • Degree - Master or MSN prepared / doctoral degree preferred

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Application Window

Open date: April 13th, 2022

Next review date: Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) - Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Apr 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) - Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


2022-2023 - Lecturer- APRN (Family Nurse Practitioner and/or Adult-Gerontology Acute Care)

The School of Nursing invites applicants for Lecturer positions (full-time or part-time). Candidates should have the following qualifications: 1) MSN or doctorate in nursing; 2) National certification and clinical experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Other advanced practice nursing certification may be considered. 3) Have or be eligible for a licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in California; 4) prior teaching experience preferred; 5) demonstrated commitment to diversity as a core value in education. Candidates should have a good understanding of the academic process and the University setting along with the ability to establish excellent working relationships with other faculty, students, and preceptors. The position may require traveling to clinical sites within the greater Southern California community. Salary is commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include: 1) prepare/present lectures and provide clinical instruction to advanced practice (nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist) students in theory and/or clinical courses, in accordance with the curriculum; 2) construct, administer, grade and file appropriate student evaluations and final grades; 3) instruct students in skills labs and physical assessment labs as needed; 4) identify clinical training sites and provide feedback to the Program Director for Advanced Practice Programs and the Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs regarding the fit of clinical sites to student learning; 5) provide student counseling and mentorship as needed, in conjunction with the Director of Student Affairs 6) participate in Program Meetings and School of Nursing committee as needed, and 7) function effectively as part of teaching teams.

The School of Nursing welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Individuals with a history of mentoring students from underrepresented groups and those with a commitment to supporting diversity and equal opportunity in education, research and creative activity are invited to apply.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

This position is represented by the University Council - American Federation of Teachers: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ix/contract.html. Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

Requests for information should be sent to John Lazar, APRN Program Director, at jlazar@sonnet.ucla.edu, or Lauren Clark, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Affairs at lclark@sonnet.ucla.edu.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  1. MSN or doctorate in nursing
  2. National certification and clinical experience as either an Family NP or an Adult/Gero – Acute NP
  3. Have or be eligible for a licensure as a Registered Nurse in California
  4. Have or be eligible for certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in California

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Current CA RN License
  • Current Certification for APRN teaching
  • Student centered teaching philosophy or practice
  • Master or MSN prepared / doctoral degree preferred - Master or MSN prepared / doctoral degree preferred

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

APPLICATION WINDOW

Open date: April 18th, 2022

Next review date: Monday, May 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) - Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Apr 18, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) - Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


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