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Program Director - Clinical Operations


Northeastern University


Program Director - Clinical Operations


Requisition Number: STFR004216


Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences


Location: Boston Main Campus


Full-time/Part-time: Full Time




The Program Director for Clinical Operations will be responsible for the management and oversight of the School of Nursing Clinical Placement Office. The Director will discover, develop, and maintain relationships with clinical partners that assure effective placement of nursing students in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The occupant of this position must work with all potential clinical partners, meet with staff development personnel, and convey the importance of affiliation with the university and participation in our clinical learning programs. Key responsibilities include collaboration with School of Nursing Faculty, Clinical Placement Program Managers for both undergraduate and graduate programs, and with the School of Nursing Program Directors for all campuses/sites.


In collaboration with School of Nursing faculty and Assistant Deans, the Director will recruit, interview, and hire part-time clinical faculty for the undergraduate program.


In addition, the Director will work with agencies that employ master's prepared nurses, especially nurse practitioners, to recruit and expand the cadre of nurses who are willing and qualified to function as preceptors in the graduate program. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of orientation programs, recognition activities, and continuing education activities that facilitate the growth, development, and retention of part-time clinical faculty and preceptors.


The Director directs and manages the clinical contract process, coordinating contract approval with the nursing faculty, the School of Nursing Dean's Office, Legal Counsel, and the Treasurer's Office. The Director will ensure compliance with all requirements of affiliating agencies, including administrative and health clearances as well as CORI checks. In addition, the Director is responsible for credentialing as well as managing the evaluation process of part-time clinical faculty. The Director supervises and directs the activities of the program managers and clinical placement coordinator. The Director will travel as needed between campuses/sites providing direction and integration of the clinical placement program.




Bachelor of Science Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. At least 4 years of administrative and supervisory experience required. Must have advanced computer skills, particularly with Microsoft Office products. Other database experience and exposure strongly desired. Must possess exemplary interpersonal communication skills, as well as writing and editing ability. Must demonstrate well-developed skills related to organizing, prioritizing, and delegating as appropriate. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to manage several initiatives and tasks simultaneously are critical for success. Position requires ability and willingness for periodic travel to our other sites/campus locations.


Additional Information:


Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,000 undergraduate and 2,400 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, opened in 2013, provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.


Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter- disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.


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Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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