Associate or Professor of Nursing / Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
(PHSSN) Graduate/Undergraduate Program Chair, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt) *Revised Posting
COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT: Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
SUPERVISOR TITLE: Dean, Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EXEMPTION: Teacher Exemption
LOCATION: PHSSN, Abilene, TX
TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible
HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR
EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.
CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or email@example.com
The Graduate/Undergraduate Nursing Program Chair will guide all aspects of the
program through collaboration with team members, university representatives,
and the Community of Interest (COI) to foster quality outcomes of graduate and
undergraduate nursing students. This position participates
in a broad range of activities that support the mission, vision, core values
and purposes of PHSSN and its consortium partners. Successful performance
of this role requires excellent classroom, clinical and professional
proficiency, management, leadership, organizational aptitude, and excellent
interpersonal communication. In addition, the Program Chair is accountable and
responsible for ensuring program development and compliance with the standards
and guidelines set forth by the Texas Board of Nursing and other accrediting agencies. Ultimately,
the continued pursuit of academic excellence in all settings is central to this
role. This is a position of delegated responsibility and reports
directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the
assignment of related tasks.
Supports the vision,
mission, and goals of the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing (PHSSN).
Functions within the
parameters of conventions, conferences, and constituencies of the consortium
inclusion, and equity in decision-making and actions.
Leads in the
development of new and established undergraduate and graduate programs.
Provides oversight of
all administrative aspects of the undergraduate and graduate programs.
Teaches at a workload
allowed by governing agencies.
Supports the highest
level of students, faculty, staff, and team morale through the development of
professional, collegial, harmonious, and productive working relationships
within the school, consortium universities, and Community of Interest (COI).
proficiency in the implementation and maintenance of the accreditation
requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing (TXBON rule 215.7 (c), Commission on
Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools (SACS) as it applies to nursing education and submits all required
documentation to ensure accreditation standards are met.
Assist with the
preparation and participation in all meetings and site visit with governing
agencies and consortium universities as required by the Dean.
Understands and upholds
the policies in the consortium universities’ Undergraduate and Graduate
Catalogs, PHSSN Nursing Student Handbook, and PHSSN Faculty Handbook.
maintains academic, regulatory, and clinical requirements.
interventions to support student recruitment, enrollment, advising, retention,
Provides oversight for
the admission of qualified applicants in collaboration with the PHSSN
Collaborates with the
consortium universities’ enrollment management teams for increased enrollment
through the implementation of recruitment strategies.
Assist with continuous
review and updating of the websites and marketing materials.
Recruits and develops
quality faculty through orientation plans, mentoring, provision of continuing
education, and annual performance evaluation.
identifies opportunities for faculty activities to maintain clinical expertise.
Develops workload and
other duties to maintain, in so far as possible, equitable and mutually agreeable
distribution of assignments.
to the Dean regarding faculty retention, promotion, merit, dismissal, or contract
non-renewal based on performance.
in curricula management through continuous development, implementation, and
evaluation based on curriculum mapping to current standards and evidenced-based
proficiency and support of faculty in blueprint development, exam development,
and item analysis.
Supports maintenance of
current test banks utilizing TXBON and National Council of State Boards of
in the identification of opportunities for continuous program improvement.
In collaboration with
faculty, completes the systematic plan for evaluation (SPE) and implements
interventions based on findings.
Develops a professional
rapport with COI to support continued identification and development of
clinical opportunities and interprofessional education (IPE) opportunities.
Supports recruitment of
clinical sites and preceptors through ongoing outreach activities and
communication with students and members of the COI.
Supports maintenance of
current affiliation agreements in collaboration with the Dean’s office.
Participates in budget development
Seeks opportunities for
grant submissions and management.
Reviews and approves
final syllabi, catalog revisions, program reports, and other legal documents as
Ensures that faculty
are accountable and responsible for ensuring program compliance with the
standards and guidelines set forth by TXBON and other accrediting and governing
Participates in PHSSN
and consortium universities’ committees as identified through regular
attendance and fulfillment of assigned responsibilities.
Assumes all duties as
position supervises the PHSSN Undergraduate Clinical Coordinator, PHSSN
Curriculum Coordinator, PHSSN Simulation Lab Coordinator, as well as graduate
and undergraduate faculty.
COMPETENCIES: As a part of a
Teaching Philosophy address each competency listed below describing your
background and qualifications in each area.
Interview decisions are partially based on this information.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.
Job Knowledge -
Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and
apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal
supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses
Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses
ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension;
keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication
Leadership - Exhibit’s confidence in self and
others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences
actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate
recognition to others.
Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and
on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization
through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans
work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets
goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks;
develops realistic action plans. Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and
thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback
to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and
interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and
correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or
employees of organization
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide
in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to
carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal
with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
COMPUTER SKILLS: To
perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word
processing software; spreadsheet software; and Internet software.
The faculty must meet the
minimum requirements for employment in the PHSSN Undergraduate and Graduate
Nursing Program as required by the Texas Board of Nursing (TXBON) [rule
215.7 (c)]; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
Hold a current and unencumbered
license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.
Hold a master’s degree in
nursing and a doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
Show evidence of teaching
abilities and maintaining current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in
the subject areas of leadership and teaching responsibilities.
Experience in nursing
education, program development, and leadership required.
Certified Nurse Educator – CNE
certification required at time of hire or within 2 years of hire or other
pertinent certification in relationship to job duties.
The faculty will also
be expected to exhibit a high level of commitment to the Christian faith
consistent with the mission and heritage of the university.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Hold a current and unencumbered
license or eligibility for licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the
State of Texas.
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job,
the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods while performing
office and computer operations.
While performing the duties of this job,
the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to
stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and
arms. Occasionally will be required to stand; stoop and/or kneel.
job is sedentary in nature; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or
move 10 – 15+ pounds.
Must be able to stand and walk
during teaching and clinical site visits. Must be able to make frequent trips
across campus to various buildings and offices.
Must be able to stand and walk during teaching and
clinical site visits.
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the
employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually
This position is a Full-Time Exempt Level Faculty Position
with a teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus in compliance with
the governing agency guidelines.
A normal 40-hour
workweek is required, with infrequent work on evenings or Saturdays
Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s
License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the
university liability policy.
Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on
and off campus, as needed.
Infrequent travel may be required to attend training,
clinical sites, etc. Additional travel may be required for student
evaluation/sponsorship and/or professional development.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.
EEO / ADA Statement:
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.
HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.