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Undergraduate Nursing Academic Coach and Remediation Specialist and Nursing Professor

Takoma Park, MD
Job Title: Undergraduate Nursing Academic Coach and Remediation Specialist and Nursing Professor
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Director of Nursing Program
Prepared By: Department of Nursing            
Prepared Date: 07/16/2021

Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued. Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued, and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of the title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

Scope of Responsibilities:
The primary role of the Undergraduate Nursing Academic Coach and Remediation Specialist is to assist students to achieve high outcomes in academic performance, licensure pass rates, and student satisfaction with course, instructors, program, and the campus in the undergraduate nursing program. The academic coach engages students in early identification, intervention, remediation and other evidenced based coaching strategies for improved retention, progression, academic success, and NCLEX success. The academic coach assists the student in the utilization of structured resources and processes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meets with all students to conduct gap analysis for the purpose of creating a success plan, monitoring student progress, and documenting coaching activities and progress.
  • Monitors student performance daily and maintains regular communication with students as well as their faculty member and refers the student to other academic or psychosocial resources as deemed appropriate.
  • Maintains partial nursing faculty teaching assignment in the coach's area of expertise as assigned.
  • Provides orientation and ongoing support for other nursing faculty in the use of student success tools and strategies in the classroom, clinical and laboratory setting.
  • Participate on nursing program and University committees.
  • Serve as an advisor and counselor to nursing students.
  • Participate in nursing program development, implementation, revision, and evaluation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • MSN degree required.
  • Evidence of teaching experience at the university level in a specialty area.
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience as a registered nurse.
  • Current unexpired license to practice nursing in the State of Maryland.
  • Recent clinical experience necessary to function effectively and safely in the area of assigned responsibility.
  • Ability to communicate with and teach a diverse population of students.
  • Ability to meet health credentials requirement if teaching in clinical settings.
  • Possession of a valid RN license in the state of Maryland or nursing licensure compact state.
  • Excellent written, oral, and teaching skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Department of Nursing’s mission, philosophy, goals, and student outcomes.
Must demonstrate a commitment to student success, and strong interpersonal, advising, public speaking, and data management skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills and the ability to interact well with students, faculty and administration. 
  • Supervision Received:
    • Reports directly to Director of Nursing.
  • Supervision Given:
    • May provide supervision to adjunct faculty, staff, and student professionals.
Language Skills:
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to various audiences.
Interpersonal Skills:
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality.
  • Ability to solve problems.
Mathematical and Technology Skills:
  • Knowledge and use of computer and its applications.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
Reasoning Ability:
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to deal with non-verbal symbolism.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables. 
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; sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
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 usually ranges between very quiet and moderate.

Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. If a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.34 CRF (and subsections), insofar as they conflict with the Seventh-day Adventist teaching and practices.

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