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Clinical Liaison for the Graduate program, School of Nursing

D'Youville College

Job Title: Clinical Liaison for the Graduate program, School of Nursing
Job Location: Buffalo , NY
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Other Administrative Positions
Grants, programs, research admin
Application Closing Date: 6/26/2018
Date Posted: 2018-03-28
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Clinical Liaison for the Graduate program
D'Youville College

General Statement of Duties:

The Clinical Liaison oversees the clinical placements for nursing students in the graduate program. The incumbent, under the direction of the graduate faculty, contacts health care providers and assists in the facilitation of student experiences to support the clinical components of the graduate nursing programs. The Clinical Liaison reports to the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Nursing.

Distinguishing Features of the Position

  • Keep contact information for and create relationships with clinical coordinators, educators, office managers, and providers of health care facilities
  • Serve as first point of contact for clinical agencies and preceptors
  • Maintain a current record of information and requirements for each clinical agency and health care provider used by the School of Nursing for clinical opportunities
  • Send course syllabi, clinical experience objectives, and preceptor guidelines to health care providers.
  • Implement the contract process to insure that all contracts are in place prior to clinical experiences
  • Keep current clinical contracts and facilitate revisions and renewals of these as necessary
  • Maintain a current placement schedule for all applicable graduate nursing clinical courses
  • Distribute agency orientation information and agency student placement requirements to faculty at the start of each semester and update faculty each month on students clinical placement status
  • Communicate changes in agency and/or regulatory requirements to faculty that impact on clinical experiences
  • Monitor graduate data tracking program for student documents and any additional requirements to begin their clinical placement, and notify faculty and students at the start of each semester (fall, spring, and summer) as well as at defined intervals of anyone failing to meet requirements to begin clinical.
  • Additional job duties as assigned related to clinical placement of students for the undergraduate and graduate programs

Job Requirements

Example of Duties (Illustrative)
Accreditation Compliance

  • Maintain data bases for annual reports for the New York State Education Department, AACN and NLN
  • Monitor and maintain information on types of agencies and health care providers and frequency of use for graduate nursing programs
  • Distribute clinical agency evaluation instruments as directed by the School of Nursing Systematic Evaluation Plan


  • Maintain data base of all clinical facilities used
  • Propose policies or procedures to facilitate placement of students for clinical experiences
  • Provide information sessions to faculty to update them on clinical facility rules and regulations.
  • Send certificates to all community providers upon completion of precepted hours
  • Maintain information data base for each facility or health care provider as a reference for faculty supervising students
  • Complete required documentation for preceptor verification of hours
  • Send out contracts to agencies and health care providers and insure that they are returned for signature by appropriate College or School of Nursing Administrators.
  • Maintain an awareness of opportunities for clinical experiences in the community
  • Speak periodically with health care facilities to insure open lines of communication

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to create and manage databases
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work with and value relationships with faculty, students, and the health care community
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public
  • Commitment to the missions of D’Youville College and the School of Nursing
  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite. Exemplary phone skills

Acceptable Training and Experience Minimum requirements include a baccalaureate degree in nursing and a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in New York State. In addition, the LA should be comfortable in a Nursing practice laboratory setting, be knowledgeable and able to demonstrate procedures and skills necessary for safe clinical nursing practice. The LA must be a mature, assertive, organized, individual with superior interpersonal and communication skills. The LA must be a self-starter that is productive, independent and competent. Required Qualifications include: earned bachelor's degree in a health profession, education, or a related field; experience in a medical-surgical/acute care environment Required Qualifications include: earned bachelor's degree in a health profession, education, or a related field; experience in a medical-surgical/acute care environment

Information and Application Process Instructions

Additional information about D’Youville College can be found at www.dyc.edu.

D’Youville College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence in education and employment through diversity. The College embraces diversity and defines it to include race, gender, national origin, ethnicity, religion, social class, age, sexual orientation, and physical and learning ability. D’Youville College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

In an effort to accurately represent D’Youville’s student population, candidates of racial and/or ethnic minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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631 Niagara Street

E-Mail: humanresources@dyc.edu

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