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POSITION:  Assistant, 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 careers@hsutx.edu 

SUMMARY/SCOPE:

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 institution members.

Supports diversity, 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).

Demonstrates 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.

Coordinates and maintains academic, regulatory, and clinical requirements.
Identifies interventions to support student recruitment, enrollment, advising, retention, and success.

Provides oversight for the admission of qualified applicants in collaboration with the PHSSN Admissions Committee.

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.

Encourages and 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.

Makes recommendations to the Dean regarding faculty retention, promotion, merit, dismissal, or contract non-renewal based on performance.

Demonstrates expertise in curricula management through continuous development, implementation, and evaluation based on curriculum mapping to current standards and evidenced-based practice.

Demonstrates 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 Nursing (NCSBN).

Demonstrates initiative 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 and maintenance.

Seeks opportunities for grant submissions and management.

Reviews and approves final syllabi, catalog revisions, program reports, and other legal documents as required.

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 agencies.

Participates in PHSSN and consortium universities’ committees as identified through regular attendance and fulfillment of assigned responsibilities.

Assumes all duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

This 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 resources effectively.

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 methods.

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. 

Organizational Support - 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 graphs.  

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.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

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.

The 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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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 quiet.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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.

BACKGROUND SCREEN:

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.