This is full-time faculty/administrative position, with the School of Nurse Anesthesia. Under the general supervision of the Director of the School of Nurse Anesthesia, the Assistant Director provides assistance to the Director in all phases of the administration of the School. In the absence of the Director, this individual will perform the Director’s duties. The incumbent also performs duties and tasks in accordance with the performance standards established for the position, while adhering to financial targets for revenue and expense.
1. Participate in the recruitment, selection and evaluation of candidates during the admission process as well as assists in establishing and maintaining admission and selection criteria.
2. Assist in the design and implementation of curriculum that enables students to obtain proper certification and ensures courses adhere to established guidelines and standards.
3. Assist in the didactic phase of the Program. Specifically, he/she will coordinate course-teaching assignments among program faculty, provide instruction in the classroom, simulation and skills lab, and via distance education platforms, as well as act as a student advisor. Act as liaison with all program professors regarding course content, blackboard access, student rosters, and schedules.
4. Coordinate all schedules, classroom assignments, academic calendars, and class changes with Registrar’s Office and program faculty.
5. Assist in the preparation of reports for Program accreditation.
6. Serve on school, college and university-wide committees as assigned.
Specifically, serves as Chair of MSNAcurriculum committee, as Chair or member of the Student Development Committee (SDC), and Admissions Committee.
7. Maintain a program of personal professional growth by engaging in scholarly activity, university and community service and other pursuits commensurate with faculty rank and status.
8. Attend continuing education and national association meetings for personal and professional development.
9. Network internally and externally with other institutions, schools, faculties, and professional organizations for personal and program enrichment, specifically pedagogical innovations and ideas related to the theory and practice of nurse anesthesia.
10. Maintain current RN licensure and certification as a CRNA in the state of Maine as well as being a dues-paying member of the AANA.
11. Adhere to additional duties as assigned.
1. Clinical Practice degree (DNP, DNAP) or Research Doctorate from a nationally accredited institution required; may consider applicant if degree in progress and completion will be soon.
2. Current RN licensure and certification and/or recertification as a CRNA in the state of Maine.
3. A minimum of two (2) to three (3) years clinical experience as a practicing CRNA. Previous teaching and/or management experience is desired.
4. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, as the incumbent must handle a range of responsibilities that include school administration, faculty and student interaction, teaching, internal and external networking, as well as patient involvement as a practicing CRNA.
5. Must be able to operate independently using initiative and judgment to manage multiple priorities while guiding and teaching students, collaborating withfaculty and interacting with university and hospital administrations.
6. Must possess a high degree of analytical and problem solving skills to perform on-going review, evaluation, and enhancement of program curriculum as well as be bale to assess and evaluate student performance in accordance with program standards and protocols.
7. Must be highly accountable for the supervision, education, and training of graduates and dedicated to the goal of producing high quality nurse anesthesia practitioners.
8. Must possess a high degree of integrity, ensuring confidential faculty and student information is safeguarded.