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Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Program Director is responsible for academic program development and oversight of all
aspects of the Cardiovascular Perfusion Program. The Program Director must be responsible for the organization, administration, periodic review, continued development, and general effectiveness of the program. This individual must demonstrate proficiency in the use of instructional strategies and techniques and expertise in perfusion science based on best practices and evidence. Supports the mission and values of the School of Nursing and Emory University.
Master's degree from an accredited university/college
Graduation from an accredited perfusion program
Minimum of 2 years higher education teaching experience required in an accredited educational perfusion program.
Certified perfusionist with 5 years of clinical experience
Licensed perfusionist in the State of Georgia
Proficiency in instructional methodology, curriculum design, program planning and development
PhD or DNP degree from an accredited university/college
Ensure implementation of the accreditation process for the program including completion of a self-study.
Ensure the program is compliant with the AC-PE Standards for Perfusion Education.
Ensure the AC-PE Consensus Curriculum is incorporated into the Emory perfusion curriculum.
Monitor and retain data required for accreditation reports.
Provide leadership in management of the program through curriculum development, expert teaching and implementation of learning innovations that utilize technology, systematic evaluation and program planning.
Recruit the highest quality faculty and students, along with assisting in identifying and developing the financial resources needed to support these efforts.
Create and maintain the Program Advisory Committee as specified in the Standards and conduct an annual advisory meeting.
Serve on relevant School of Nursing, EHC and University committees as requested.
Collaborate with Associate Deans, Assistant Deans, Program Directors, Specialty Coordinators, and faculty in:
Coordinating evaluation plan implementation and achieving outcomes
Developing schema for course offerings and schedules each semester
Recommending faculty assignments related to the program by presenting program teaching needs and draft faculty assignments
Identifying programmatic needs for faculty recruitment
Collaborate with faculty to create objectives/teaching strategies in all areas (e.g. classroom, simulation and clinical) to ensure high priority topics and SDOH framework are explicitly in the curriculum.
Oversee didactic, simulation and clinical curriculum to ensure learner competency, quality and safety.
Develop and maintain program policies and update the program student handbook.
Review and approve the faculty's recommendations for course, curricula and program changes before submission to the Curriculum committee. Monitor policies and procedures and ensure uniform implementation by faculty.
Complete annual faculty evaluations.
Collaborate with Admissions regarding recruitment of students, and monitor applications, admission, matriculation, progression, and graduation patterns of students.
Collaborate with the Office of Clinical Placement to oversee development of clinical sites and preceptors, evaluation of sites and preceptors, and liaisons with clinical partners.
Collaborate with other program directors across the School of Nursing and Emory University.
Oversee student experience outcomes; ensuring students are treated with respect and dignity, engaging when necessary to positively influence relationships between faculty and students.
Provide ongoing regular communication to the student body.
Monitor and report performance of students on certification examinations.
Prepare and present reports on program outcomes to SON and EHC executive leadership.
Complete proof of program completion, including specifics of courses and clinical hours.
Serve as resource for course faculty and students and assist in resolving student and faculty issues and concerns.
Attend Emory functions as requested, e.g. Open House, Admitted Students Day, Orientation activities, etc.
Attend graduation ceremonies.
Maintain certification by performing a minimum of 40 cardiopulmonary bypass procedures per year to meet recertification requirements
Maintain CE requirements for certification
Work with student research projects to facilitate journal submissions and maintain the visibility of the program on a national level
Present at national and local perfusion conferences to enhance the visibility of the Emory program
Job Related Skills:
Ability to lead curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.
Ability to instruct, manage, motivate, and evaluate students.
Skilled in the use of computers, internet resources, and MS Office software.
Ability to integrate technology into the teaching and learning process.
Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills with administration, clinical partners, faculty, staff, and students.
Ability to represent the University and generate future partnerships.
Strong decision-making skills.
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