Undergraduate External Clinical Nurse Coordinator


Position Title

Undergraduate External Clinical Nurse Coordinator


Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences (BRCHS)/ Keigwin School of Nursing (KSON)


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

This position is responsible for coordinating and managing the clinical schedule for pre-licensure BSN students. This includes recruiting, on-boarding, scheduling, and evaluating adjunct clinical faculty as well as clinical and community sites utilized by Jacksonville University Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences/Keigwin School of Nursing’s undergraduate program. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with existing adjunct clinical faculty.
  • Serves as a continual resource to new and existing adjunct clinical faculty.
  • Manages clinical placement planning and scheduling for adjunct clinical faculty. Collaborates with the Faculty Course Coordinators and the Director of Undergraduate Programs as part of this process.
  • Utilizes myClinicalExchange platform to submit and manage clinical placement requests. Works collaboratively with hospital student coordinators to secure clinical site space.
  • Assists the Director of Undergraduate Programs in identifying, interviewing, and hiring new adjunct clinical faculty.
  • Maintains and updates Adjunct Clinical Faculty Blackboard orientation course. Collaborates with the Faculty Course Coordinators to properly onboard all new adjunct clinical faculty.
  • Maintains and updates data files with adjunct clinical faculty contact information, qualifications,
    experience/background, and completed training requirements.
  • Performs periodic, unannounced clinical site visits to check-in with adjunct clinical faculty, assist with addressing any issues or concerns while on-site, and gather data for evaluation process. Properly documents information gathered during visit and any related follow-ups/action items.
  • Formally evaluates all adjunct clinical faculty based on findings from clinical site visits and reports findings/evaluation to the Faculty Course Coordinators and Director of Undergraduate Programs.
  • Maintains electronic filing system for completed evaluations and performance improvement plans.
  • Assists in the evaluation of and relationship maintenance for all clinical and community agency sites
    being utilized by pre-licensure nursing students to complete clinical rotations/preceptorships.
  • Assists is the sustainment of existing Dedicated Educational Units and development of new ones.
  • Seeks out potential new clinical and community agency sites that would align with program needs and goals.
  • Works in close collaboration with the Faculty Course Coordinators and Clinical Coordinator to facilitate optimal clinical experience for students.
  • Works in collaboration with the Academic Coordinator to gather required documentation for new hire packet.
  • Works in collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator to ensure adjunct clinical faculty complete all clinical compliance requirements prior to the start of the clinical term.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports data metrics to the Director of Undergraduate Programs.
  • Creation and Maintenance of a database for all adjunct faculty evaluations and follow-ups.
  • Serves as role model for clinical partners, faculty, staff, and students in the areas of customer service, collaboration, communication, excellence, attendance, and general professionalism.
  • Is cross-trained as the Clinical Coordinator back-up specifically concerning myClinicalExchange.
  • Plans and attends clinical nurse coordination forums, career fairs, student forums, and conferences as appropriate to prepare and assess clinical program effectiveness.
  • Serves on the KSON evaluation committee
  • Any other duties as may be assigned or required.

Special Skills

  • Candidate must be a highly motivated self-starter who can be a team player and desires to share creative solutions and best practices.
  • Ability to prioritize workload according to volume, urgency, etc.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in working with computers and MS Office applications, especially Excel and Word. Previous experience with online learning platforms preferred.
  • Requirements include problem-solving, critical thinking skills and the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Solid knowledge or experience working in healthcare field, directly with or for providers is preferred.
  • Attention to detail and mental concentration are necessary for accurately performing tasks; ability to
    tolerating frequent interruptions.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing required, Master of Science in Nursing preferred. 

Minimum Work Experience

  • Minimum of three years of licensed, inpatient nursing experience required.
  • Current Florida RN license
  • Managerial experience preferred. 

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoors except when traveling between campus buildings or being off-campus
  • Off-campus travel required
  • Office hours vary; weekends are required
  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone
  • Ability to walk lengthy distances and easily navigate up/down stairs.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit letter of interest emphasizing experience and potential, a curriculum
vitae, JU employment application, three letters of reference, via electronic email to Makensie Brown at  extclincoord@ju.edu