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Assistant Director-Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesia Program

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 1:59 PM | Anonymous

The Leighton School of Nursing at Marian University in Indianapolis seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the Assistant Program Director for the Certified Nurse Anesthesia Program. The Assistant Program Director assists the Program Director in the daily operations of the Doctoral of Nursing Practice in Nurse Anesthesia Program and assists in assuring compliance with the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program’s Standards and Guidelines. This position is for a doctoral-prepared Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) who is experientially qualified to assist the program administrator and if required, assume leadership responsibility for the program. The Assistant Program Director serves as designee for the Program Director, is the coordinator of clinical requirements, and teaches classes as assigned. 

Principal Accountabilities:

• Knowledge of and a commitment to the mission of Marian University

• Adheres to Marian University’s policy and procedures

• Performs duties as workload necessitates

• Shows courtesy and respect in interactions with fellow employees, students subordinates, and supervisors

• Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues

• Meets department productivity standards

• Participates in developing department goals, objective, and systems

• Assists to establish department measurements that align and support the accomplishment of the University’s strategic goals

• Adheres to the department budget

Additional Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

·  Assists in ensuring compliance with the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Program’s Standards and Guidelines.

·  Assists the Program Director in reviewing student applications and communicating with applicants regarding the application process.

·   Conducts interviews with applicants as part of the admissions committee.

·   Assists the Program Director in coordinating the clinical program of graduate students, including scheduling with clinical instructors during the orientation process, determining student sites, and evaluation of clinical sites.

·  Organizes and prepares students for pre-clinical orientation.

·   Performs clinical and didactic evaluation of students.

·   Promotes instructor development.

·   Serves as assistant administrative advisor for all nurse anesthesia students.

·  Prepares and teaches assigned classes to first-year students, prepares and administers exams to first-year students, and assists with all case conference classes.

·  Assists the Program Director in coordinating activities and committees to ensure stated program goals are achieved.

·  As directed by the Program Director, communicates with the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA), and faculty.

·  Participates in University committees and attends the AANA Assembly of School Faculty meetings.

·  Contributes to an environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

·  Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed and demonstrates knowledge of environmental issues that influence the program and nurse anesthesia practice by engaging in professional development.

·  Remains current in clinical practice via the one day per week clinical release time. 

·  Supports the Nurse Anesthetist Program by performing all other duties as assigned.

·  Other duties may be assigned.


·  Education: An appropriate doctoral-level degree in nursing from an accredited institution of higher education is required. A Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP), a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), or a PhD in Nursing from an accredited institution of higher education is required by 2018.

·  Experience: Administrative and leadership experience is required.

·  Certifications/Licensure: Current certification or current recertification by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is required. A current unencumbered license or privilege to practice as a registered professional nurse (RN) and/or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the state of Indiana is required or must be obtained by the date of employment.

·  Skills: The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

·   Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents and reports, legal requirements, governmental regulations, university policies and procedures. Ability to write correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from members of the university or business community.

·   Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

·   Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 42 national titles.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a letter of application, a current CV, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness or scholarly work. All applications should be submitted to hr@marian.edu.

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