Job Details

Boston College
  • Position Number: 2083404
  • Location: Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Position Type: Medicine


Assistant Director, Clinical Placement
Boston College


Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,377 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 37 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

The Assistant Director of Clinical Placement assists with the development of the strategy and managing the Undergraduate and Graduate clinical functions, graduate placements, MSE POP Health, contracts, community outreach, preceptor recruitment, and maintaining the graduate preceptor and site database. He/She is responsible for developing and initiating new ideas, programs and proposals to increase recruitment and retention of placements and preceptors.

The Assistant Director collaborates with the Associate Deans of the Graduate & Undergraduate programs, the AD for Finance and
Administration, graduate program directors, undergraduate TORs and students in developing and implementing plans for approximately 500 students (UG and Grad) in approximately 1,500 clinical placements annually by reviewing program and student clinical site requests, requirements and available preceptors for the various clinical courses, as well as continually evaluating current sites and developing new sites with available and competent preceptors.
The Assistant Director works in concert with the clinical faculty to develop, implement and evaluate the clinical component of
the UG and master's programs, and is responsible for:

1. Creating a strategy and plan for recruitment and placement and working to be able to handle any future growth objectives.

2. Clinical Education Components
Collaborates with Associate Deans of the Grad & Undergrad programs, graduate program directors, undergraduate TORs and students in developing and implementing plans for approximately 500 students (UG and Grad) in approximately 1500 clinical placements annually by reviewing program and student clinical site requests, requirements and available preceptors for the various clinical courses, as well as continually evaluating current sites and developing new sites with available
and competent preceptors.
Assists faculty with the assignment of clinical sites which best meet the educational
needs of the student.
Reviews program and student clinical site requests and available sites and preceptors for the various clinical courses, on a semester-by-semester basis.

Identifies issues and concerns with placements and assists those involved in appropriate resolution.

Network with clinical agencies throughout Boston & surrounding areas to build relationships which can actively support placement needs.

Develop and adhere to a regular preceptor recruiting plan that will provide a dynamic placement program which is able to accommodate the school's demanding placement expectations.

3. Accountability to Standards of External Agencies

Reviews and assesses ability to meet requirements of individual participating agencies (appropriate immunizations, CORI checks, clinical site orientation and clearance procedures) to ensure adherence by assigned preceptor.

Collaborates with General Counsel's Office and oversees and initiates the execution of new clinical affiliation agreements and /or letters of agreement, with outside agencies. Ensures that all new contracts are acceptable to and in the best interests of Boston College and ensures all new contracts are fully executed by both parties prior to start of student's clinical experience.

Ensures that all existing affiliation agreements and/or letters of agreement are current and valid before students begin clinical placements and that those students are in compliance with all contract requirements.

4. Collaborates with BC Risk Management and clinical sites to ensure binders and/or liability insurance documentation for specific agencies are current and up to date.

5. Resource Management

Collaborates with faculty to identify the quality and variety of clinical placements needed by each specialty, as well as prepare and send requests. Identify and procure placements in concert with each specialty's faculty members. Evaluate available clinical placements in relation to each specialty's needs. Oversees the maintenance of database of student credentials required by the agencies. Oversees the preparation of electronic preceptor packets for each student and distribute per agency and school timelines. Coordinate sending of contracts and letters of agreement through the Dean's office.
Collaborate with CSON Continuing Education Program to identify potential clinical shadowing experiences for CE certificate students; plan and evaluate CSON/CE. Preceptor CE Voucher Program; and recruitment of potential preceptors via CE contacts, conferences and resources.

6. Information Management

Oversees the maintenance of current database containing clinical education sites, preceptors and individual student placement details as they relate to needs and requirements of each specialty, the school, and external agencies.

Manages Preceptor appreciation program & related budget

7. Practicum/Clinical Placement courses

Assist faculty with implementing program policies and procedures for matching students with appropriate clinical experiences.

Assist faculty in communicating with students, clinical site contacts, and faculty about school and program policies and procedures, curriculum information and objectives for each clinical experience.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $69,100 to $86,350; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Requirements

Bachelor's degree, preferably in Nursing or Business; Master's degree is highly preferred.
3+ years of prior relevant experience, including, sales, networking, relationship management. Clinical teaching and/or clinical coordination experience or nurse recruitment preferably at the master's level.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on https://www.bc.edu/employeehandbook

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/nondiscrimination.



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Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university that strives to integrate research excellence with a foundational commitment to formative liberal arts education. We encourage applications from candidates who are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university, please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.





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