Assistant Professor of Nurse Anesthesia: Human Patient Simulator Laboratory Director


Assistant Professor of Nurse Anesthesia: Human Patient Simulator Laboratory Director

Human Resources
Monday, January 27, 2014
 

Faculty Responsibilities: Contributes to the continual development and delivery of Human Patient Simulator and didactic training of nurse anesthesia students in entry-level and completion programs at the Masters and Practice Doctorate level. Administrative Responsibilities: Participates in the management of a nurse anesthesia program to include, recruitment, admissions, and mentoring of students. Maintenance of accreditation standards, clinical site visits, and functions as a GPNA committee member. Clinical Responsibilities: Maintain professional competency as a Certifies Registered Nurse Anesthetist and participate in ongoing clinical site- university relationship support.
Position Type: Full Time Faculty
Department: Graduate Programs in Nurse Anesthesia 
Reports To: Director (Debra Maloy)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Main Campus

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Faculty Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Contributes to the continual development and delivery of Human Patient Simulator and didactic training of nurse anesthesia students in entry-level and completion programs at the Masters  and Practice Doctorate level. Functions as the primary professor for masters level senior projects and/or doctoral level cap stone projects.

Administrative Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Assisting the director as required to maintain the smooth operation of the program including, recruitment, admissions, and mentoring of students. Maintenance of accreditation standards, clinical site visits, and functions as a GPNA committee member. Assume departmental and university administrative duties as assigned. Represent Texas Wesleyan at a portion of National and State AANA meetings annually. Work closely with program administration in the development and implementation of an entry-level practice doctorate degree.

Clinical Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Maintain professional competency as a Certifies Registered Nurse Anesthetist and participate in ongoing clinical site- university relationship support.

University Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Serving on assigned University committees and attending commencement exercises in which GPNA students participate.

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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Doctorate level education in nurse anesthesia or a related field preferred (doctoral education may be in progress at the time of hire).
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and be either currently practicing or eligible to practice as a CRNA.
  • Educational/teaching experience (didactic or clinical) preferred.
  • Experience with clinical simulation preferred.

CERCIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AFFILIATIONS

  • Initial certification by the Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists, with re-certification by the National Board on Certification & Re-certification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA).
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Texas and recognition by the Board of Nurse Examiners as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
  • Active member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Ability to function clinically as a competent CRNA.
  • Familiarity with accreditation procedures for both SACS and COA preferred.
  • Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current software programs.
  • Ability to professionally represent & promote the profession and Wesleyan to the public.
  • Demonstrated ability and strong interest in providing quality education and quality service.
  • Thorough understanding of nurse anesthesia and its application in the classroom especially as it relates to the education of nurse anesthesia students.
  • Familiarity with academic policies and procedures of higher education institutions.
  • Ability to work effectively with other University personnel.
  • Ability to comply with rules, standards, regulations, and laws related to student records.
  • Ability to adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Ability to handle confidential & sensitive matters while complying with FERPA regulations.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to be dedicated to the program’s success and to individual students.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and regulations. Ability to write reports and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, groups of managers, clinicians, University employees, and general public. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to calculate figures & amounts as they relate to anesthesia science and practice such as proportions, percentages, area, volume and medication dosing. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, and statistics. 

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

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 stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; speak clearly and hear. Must be able to travel to local and distant clinical sites and professional meetings. Travel requirements often requires out of town assignments for one or more nights. The employee must regularly lift and/or move laboratory equipment, assistance is available upon request for equipment in excess of 35 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.   

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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Evening and weekend hours as requires by class schedule and office hours and travel assignments.

Must be able to transport self to other campus offices and off-campus sites for day visits and/or travel assignments.

This position will be opened until filled.  To apply, send a current resume or curriculum vita and a cover letter indicating position desired to: Office of Human Resources, Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan St., Fort Worth, TX 76105, or HR@txwes.edu.  

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