Clinical Coordinator - #152747

Western Carolina University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Posting Number EHRA687P

Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // Classification Title Clinical Coordinator Working Title Clinical Coordinator - #152747 Department School of Nursing Anticipated Hiring Range Salary commensurate with experience About WCU

Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 “America's Best Employers by State” list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU's main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nation's most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities. Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans – eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available. Eligible employees have access to tuition waivers for up to three courses per academic year; employee may enroll at any of the constituent UNC System campuses. Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays and 24 hours of paid community service leave each year. Paid vacation and sick leave accrual begin after first month of employment. Paid parental leave after 12 months of continuous service. WCU offers an abundance of training and development programs, certifications, workshops and conferences – many of which are offered free of charge.

Position Summary

The primary location of this position is WCU's instructional site located in Biltmore Park (Asheville, NC) with a hybrid/remote option. Continued employment in this position will be contingent upon funding availability.

The School of Nursing at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites applications for a Clinical Program Support Specialist for the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program. This is a 30-hour/week position. Candidates interested in an academic career with a focus on building community relationships and securing clinical sites are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have an enthusiasm for nursing, good interpersonal communication skills, and the flexibility to travel to potential clinical sites within western North Carolina.

Major responsibilities/duties:

  • Negotiate and arrange clinical experiences that meet the educational requirements for students in the FNP program
  • Manage clinical documentation and ensure compliance with WCU and clinical site onboarding requirements
  • Collaborate with FNP faculty to determine clinical placement experiences for students
  • Collaborate with clinical placement agencies to procure and maintain clinical placement sites
  • Initiate required contracts between WCU and the clinical agency and work closely with the College of Health and Human Sciences office on contract initiation through contract completion
  • Serve as the lead in arranging clinical placements for FNP students
  • Other responsibilities/duties entail the provision of administrative assistance for the FNP program operations, including:

  • Assist program director with budget reconciliation and coordinate purchasing and expenses for faculty and students
  • Coordinate with faculty to procure and manage the program's equipment and lab supply inventory
  • Record minutes and maintain files related to the FNP program, such as faculty meetings, course notebooks, student files, scholarly projects, and handbooks
  • Serve as an initial point of contact for prospective and current students regarding general program-related questions, the application process, registering for classes, and available financial assistance
  • Maintain the program's media presence, marketing materials, and published communications
  • The School of Nursing is located in Cullowhee and Asheville, NC. The main Cullowhee campus supports the traditional BSN program while the Asheville location houses the FNP program, other graduate nursing programs, and the Accelerated BSN program. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and provides a collegial atmosphere.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Master's degree in Nursing or a health-related field

    Preferred Qualifications

    Three years or more of experience in healthcare or higher education with a clinical program.

    Position Type Time-Limited Full-Time Number of Hours Per Week 30 Number of Months Per Year 12

    Posting Text

    Open Date 02/14/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    To be considered, you must apply online. Please attach a resume, cover letter, a copy of your transcripts, and a list of professional references to complete the application process. For more information, call Dr. Terri Durbin at (828) 227-3526.


    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

    Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

    Credential Verification

    All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


    Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

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  • Resume
  • List of references
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