Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Director of Nursing


Director of Nursing

West Valley-Mission Community College District

Closing Date: 08/23/2013


Under the general supervision of the Vice President of Instruction, or designee, the Director of Nursing & Health Occupations will serve as the program director for the nursing, health occupations and allied health programs. Responsibilities will include development, direction, management and evaluation of current and future health career training programs.

The Director of Nursing & Health Occupations is an academic management position that has primary responsibility to build, maintain, and expand the exemplary programs and partnerships needed to train and prepare students for health careers. The position will work closely with health care providers, regulatory agencies, accrediting bodies, professional groups, funding sources, and area colleges and universities to keep instruction, technology, and standards of practice up to date in current programs and to build new programs as appropriate for the area. The position is directly responsible for providing the leadership, skills, direction, and oversight of the college's nursing and health occupation programs and associated partnerships, faculty, staff, facilities, budget, policies, and procedures.

The incumbent must work closely with other college and district administrators in an environment of participatory governance to provide optimum quality services to students, faculty and staff at a community college. The position is categorically funded by a combination of grant funds and program-generated funding.


100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with anticipated start date of September 18, 2013. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed.

Work location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA

Salary and Benefits:

  • Anticipated Hiring Range: $8,486-$8,991 (monthly) with a maximum monthly earnable of $10,251.

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee and dependents, to include domestic partner.

  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.

  • Voluntary life insurance.

  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.

  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).

  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.

  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.

  • Professional development and renewal leave.

  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.

  • CalSTRS retirement.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Possession of Master's degree, or the equivalent; AND

  • One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work with persons of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds.

  • Candidates who claim the equivalent qualifications must provide conclusive evidence of their qualifications.

ADDITIONALLY: Candidates must meet all requirements of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Board of Vocational Nursing & Psychiatric Technicians for appointment as program director for a professional nursing, vocational nursing and psychiatric technician programs, which include:

  • A master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university, which includes course-work in nursing, education or administration (Section 1425).

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a registered nurse with one year of continuous, full time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse within the previous five years.

  • One year of experience as an administrator with validated performance of administrative responsibilities.

  • Two years of experience teaching in a pre- or post-licensure registered nursing program.

  • Demonstrate "Clinical competence" as defined by the Board of Registered Nursing in Section 1420c.

  • A current, clear and active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in California.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Regulations, licensing processes and requirements of the California Board of Registered Nursing, Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Department of Public Health and the Department of Health Services.

  • Current and emerging issues in nursing and health care.

Ability to:

  • Analyze and evaluate nursing and health occupations programs.

  • Promote collaboration among the college, department, and professional organizations and agencies related to nursing, health care, and community health.

  • Develop grants and other resources.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty of the position satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required for the position.

Program Management

  • Serve as the Director of the various nursing and health occupations programs as required by the respective regulatory boards and agencies and maintain compliance with all requirements of all regulatory agencies.

  • Collect and analyze program data, oversee systematic program evaluation and prepare required reports.

  • Participate in state and regional director meetings and other meetings with industry, educational and agency partners related to health care training and education for the region.

  • Set agendas and chair meetings to facilitate program decision making and communication, and lead the policy/procedure development for programs.

  • Oversee maintenance of student files (immunization, background check, etc.) and certify compliance with graduation and licensing requirements.

  • Respond to and resolve student issues related to the program requirements, acceptance, clinical assignments and licensing.

  • Collaborate with counselors and outreach staff to recruit students, advise potential applicants and manage the selection process in accordance with current regulations including the management of grant specific enrollment requirements.

  • Coordinate with the department to hold new student orientations, implement nursing program student policies, and develop course and clinical rotation schedules.

  • Complete the clinical facilities approval process for every agency that will be utilized according to agency regulations.

  • Schedule clinical rotations for health occupations programs, attain new clinical opportunities for students, and maintain contractual relationships and obligations with local health care organizations.

  • Head the process of accreditation and the preparation of reports for visits, program review, and licensing agencies.

  • Facilitate program advisory committee meetings and ensure strong community ties for all health occupations programs.

  • Manage Nursing Curriculum.

  • Participate in identification and validation of prerequisites, facilitate curriculum development, orchestrate approvals of curriculum change with curriculum committee, regulatory agencies, Chancellor's Office, NLNAC, etc.

  • Monitor and evaluate existing curriculum and faculty adherence to the curriculum on a continuing basis, and incorporate current educational strategies and technology into the curriculum.

Manage Facilities and Information Technology

  • Facilitate incorporation of current educational technology into curriculum and clinical practice, and oversee health occupations programs website/web resources.

  • Manage use of skills and simulation labs, and obtain and maintain equipment and supplies.

Manage Human Resources

  • Participate in the recruitment and hiring process of faculty and support staff in accordance with college/district policies and ensure faculty/staff meet requirements of regulatory and clinical agencies as well as state, local, federal regulations.

  • Manage orientation of all personnel to school, program and clinical sites.

  • Assist in the assignment, supervision, evaluation and development of faculty and support staff.

  • Investigate personnel issues and student complaints, facilitate conflict resolution, and participate in disciplinary actions.

  • Facilitate and encourage ongoing professional development of faculty and staff, and develop and mentor faculty for various assistant director/coordinator roles.

Facilitate Student Needs and Activities

  • Maintain student contact, provide student advisement, facilitate communication of pertinent program and professional information and refer students to appropriate student services (DSPS remediation).

  • Administer student disciplinary process and participate in student grievance process.

  • Facilitate employment opportunities, administer scholarship process, oversee student ceremonies, and support student clubs and associations.

Promote Community Awareness and Public Relations

  • Participate in marketing and outreach activities, and represent the college on boards and committees at local, regional, state and national levels.

Manage Fiscal and Grant Resources

  • Work with the department and programs to develop annual budgets, perform ongoing budget analyses, monitor ongoing expenses.

  • Work closely with the Economic & Workforce Development and Career Technical Education units of the college to pursue and coordinate state, federal and private initiatives, grants, partnerships and resources related to health careers.

  • Develop strong ties with local, regional and statewide consortia, agencies, organizations, business and industry to benefit the health occupations programs.

  • Pursue and expand federal, state, and local grants and alternative funding and revenue-generating opportunities to build and strengthen health occupations programs, and ensure that grants and initiatives are implemented according to approved plans and reporting requirements are met.

Collaborate with College/District

  • Support and advocate for the needs of Nursing and Health Occupations programs.

  • Communicate college activities, policies, and administrative decisions to the department faculty, staff, and students.

  • Participate in the governance and professional activities of the college.

  • Immediately report known or likely fraud, illegal acts, violation of provisions of contracts or grant agreements to the appropriate parties.

  • Prepare and administer annual budgets for assigned area; review and approve expenditures according to established District policies and procedures.

  • Prepare and monitor budgets in areas of assigned responsibility. Assure maintenance of documentation according to established policies and procedures.

Other Duties:

Perform other duties as assigned by the assigned Educational Dean or Vice President of Instruction, and/or designee.

Application Information:

  • To be considered an applicant for a position at West Valley-Mission Community College District, all materials requested in the job announcement must be received no later than the deadline. Incomplete and/or late applications will not receive committee consideration.

  • If transcripts are required, include copies of ALL college transcripts with your application to verify all degrees earned and college coursework taken. Certified copies are only required at time of hire.

  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

  • Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.

  • DO NOT SEND unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will not be used for consideration of employment.

  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.

Selection Process:

  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.

  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.

  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.

  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.

  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Applicants who, due to a disability, require accommodations to complete the application, testing or interview process, please contact Human Resources at (408) 741-2174 to arrange for assistance.



Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.

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