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Clinical Placement Coordinator

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Healthcare/Medical/Nursing

Job Title: Clinical Placement Coordinator

Reporting Relationship: Dean, Division of Pre-Licensure Nursing

Unit: IWU-Marion

Department: School of Nursing-IWU Marion

Campus Location: Ott Hall of Sciences & Nursing

Summary of Position:    The Clinical Placement Coordinator develops and oversees appropriate community and institutionally based sites for nursing practice experiences. The coordinator is responsible for recruiting Adjunct faculty, supervision of continuing education for clinical, and verification of paperwork for the faculty and students for compliance with facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Negotiates prospective clinical sites for practicum experiences for nursing students 
  • Liaison with sites as per needs of the programs and/or requests of students through telephone, e-mail and on-site visits
  • Provide after-hours phone availability for Faculty/Student clinical emergencies 
  • Maintains database of practicum sites, contact persons, confirmation dates, and assigned preceptors (where applicable) 
  • Validates students meet the health and safety requirements (CPR, Immunization, criminal record checks as examples) prior to attending clinical placements. Coordinates follow-up activities for discrepancies 
  • Works with Faculty to organize student clinical groups 
  • Supervises clinical adjunct faculty. Includes orientation and evaluation 
  • Participates in department/school meetings related to practice and clinical meetings with faculty
  • Development of protocols for selection and evaluation of practicum sites and negotiation of prospective clinical sites 
  • Assists Pre-licensure Administration with annual review, evaluation of student practicum experiences and program evaluation
  • Represents School of Nursing Division of Pre-licensure at professional and community recruitment events

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Bachelor's Degree required with current license


  • Three (3) years of equivalent combination experience/education

Required Skills

  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Computer proficient (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Must be able to travel to various clinical sites and professional events
  • Project management and teamwork - high level of self-direction
  • Requires current and in-depth knowledge of changing health requirements and immunizations
  • Awareness of legal confidentiality requirements for medical records handling


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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