Career Opportunities

Staff Career Opportunity

Competition: 7922DM
Position Type: Academic Support VIII
Term: Full-time
Department: Advanced Specialty Health Studies
Date Posted: November 05, 2013
Closing Date: November 14, 2013
Description: In this position, reporting to the Department Chair and the Program Coordinator, the Coordinator, Practicum and Academic Advising is responsible for accessing appropriate practicum placements for students in the Bachelor of Midwifery Program. Further, the other major responsibility will be to provide academic advising to students in the Bachelor of Midwifery.
Duties: In cooperation with faculty in the department, the Coordinator has responsibility for developing, coordinating, and promoting practica that facilitate learning and advising students as they engage in clinical learning. Duties will include, but are not limited to:

• Identify and negotiate practicum experiences for the Bachelor of Midwifery students
• Participate in long-range planning to identify the best possible practicum placements
• Participate in planning support and recognition of Preceptors
• Assist in the Department’s participation in the University’s annual Open House
• Coordinate all placements required by Mount Royal University, Bachelor of Midwifery Program
• Ensure current preceptor and affiliation agreements are in place for all practica
• Liaise between the Bachelor of Midwifery program and all midwifery practices, sites and AHS facility sites (using HSPnet)
• Ensure off-campus contracts between MRU and the midwifery practices are completed and remain on file at MRU
• Assess and complete the necessary protocol for risk assessment as per the MRU Off Campus Activity Safety policy
• Academically advise students on course sequencing, course transfer to and from other post-secondary institutions and general program curriculum requirements
• Be familiar with and ensure that BMid policies and practices relating to admission and registration are consistent with institutional policies and practices.
Qualifications: • Three or four year applied or baccalaureate degree, such as BN, BMid, BA, BSc, BEd.
• Minimum 2 year related experience
• Initiative to be a self-starter, to work independently with minimal supervision
• Excellent oral and written communication skills including formal presentations
• Time management, ability to meet deadlines, organizational ability and attention to detail
• Ability to prioritize and keep multiple projects/tasks moving forward at once
• Problem-solving, negotiating with diplomacy and tact, interpersonal expertise & role modeling
• Ability to manage changing program requirements and remain up to date with curriculum changes within the department as well as at transferring institutions
• Team player with strong leadership qualities
• Relationship building, ability to gain confidence and cooperation of students, preceptors and faculty
• Experience in academic advising
• Valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle on occasion
• Familiar with the Alberta midwifery model and midwifery practice sites.
• Familiar with AHS sites and HSPnet.
• Computer skills including word processing, instructional technology,e-mail, Internet and database management
Salary: $2,297.13 semi-monthly
Closing Date: November 14, 2013

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.