Douglas College

Douglas College

Year 2 Coordinator - Psychiatric Nursing



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Position Title Year 2 Coordinator - Psychiatric Nursing

Posting Number 00590F Location Coquitlam Campus Grade or Pay Level In accordance with the current Collective Agreement Salary Range $71,846-$115,129 Placement on the faculty salary scale is based on education, professional certification and experience and will be in accordance with the Collective Agreement. Position Type Faculty - Coordinator Posting Type Internal Regular/Temporary Limited Term Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Faculty Start Date 08/26/2024 End Date 08/25/2025 Equity Statement

Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity, including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and parental status.

Work Arrangements

The Faculty of Health Sciences is seeking a Year 2 Coordinator for the department of Psychiatric Nursing. This position takes effect August 26, 2024 for an initial one year term with the possibility of an extension(s) up to a maximum of three years. This role has 2 sections of time release available for the 2024-2025 academic year.

What Douglas Offers

DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best colleges even better.

The Role

The faculty member in this position is responsible for providing leadership and department administration that is related to semester functions. The faculty member in this position has:  the responsibility to seek collegial decisions  the authority to act on emergency issues requiring a decision, pending collegial resolution of the issue  the responsibility to implement collegial decision


1. Organizes and facilitates Year 2 meetings with students and faculty and follows up on action items. 2. Organizes and leads the semester 1 orientation. 3. Organizes and Chairs Year 2 semester team meetings and follows up on action items. 4. Liaises with Staffing and Student Coordinator related to Year 2 student admission and progression. 5. Coordinates and provides orientation for Year 2 students in conjunction with faculty team members. 6. Provides support to Year 2 students and refers as necessary to appropriated Douglas College resources. 7. Liaises and collaborates with Student and Staffing Coordinator concerning Semester 1 welcome package. 8. Supports Semester 1and 2 students with accessing educational resources. 9. Creates and sustains a learning community using a variety of communication resources (face to face: online) communication for Semester 1 and 2 students. 10. Facilitates transitions for students into the Psychiatric Nursing program and to the Psychiatric Nursing Role. 11. Assists faculty with the interpretation and implementation of DOPN Requirements/Protocols and College Policies. 12. Provides orientation and coordinates mentorship for new faculty to semester/team responsibilities and provides ongoing faculty support throughout the semester. 13. Acts as a support to faculty concerning teaching responsibilities and student issues. 14. Mentors faculty concerning student achievement, assessment processes, clinical evaluations and learning contracts. 15. Assists in the resolution of student issues at the team level consistent with the DOPN Communication and resolution process guidelines. 16. Coordinates, organizes, and participates in team operations 17. Communicates and collaborates with the Coordinating Committee and provides input regarding semester operational and curriculum issues 18. Provides input to the Student Progression Committee as necessary. 19. Coordinates the Semester 1 Group Home Project and other projects that may arise. OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONS 1. Attends monthly DOPN Coordinator meetings 2. Adheres to agreed-upon principles and DOPN Coordination Charter 3. Coordinate the distribution and signing of the DOPN Student program requirements and protocol to all Semester 1 students. 4. Coordinate the student evaluation grid for Year 2. Complete the student absence tracking information at the end of each semester and communicate with the Year 3 Coordinator. 5. Coordinate/Chair Clinical Handover Meetings for Year 2. 6. Ensure coverage for midterm/final exams invigilation. Year 2 Coordinator PNUR April 2022 7. Liaise and coordinate course evaluations for Year 2 6. Mentor and support faculty related to the Program Evaluation process. 7.. Develop and collect classroom group lists for all Year 2 classes and distribute them to the faculty team and students. 8. Collaborates with the team to develop clinical lists and distribute the clinical lists to faculty and Practice Placement Coordinator and Clinical Placement Officer 9. Monitors and follows up regarding currency of student clinical requirements. 10 Liaises with Student and Staffing Coordinator re: instructor coverage/changes and follow up as necessary. 11. Collaborates with the Practice Placement Coordinator regarding changes or concerns to the clinical area. 12. Participates in the draft of the departmental meeting schedule including times and locations. 13. Collects and reviews midterm and final clinical evaluations before filing.

To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need

Current RPN/RN registration with BCCNM. 2. Master's Degree required; Doctorate/PhD preferred. 3. A minimum of 2 to 3 years of recent post-secondary (or equivalent) teaching experience in psychiatric nursing including both classroom and clinical practice areas. 4. A minimum of 2 to 3 years of clinical experience with a preference for experience in a variety of nursing practice areas. 5. Demonstrated leadership competence. 6. Demonstrated organizational skills. 7. Demonstrated effective positive interpersonal and networking skills, including teamwork and conflict resolution skills 8. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural safety and humility in the context of education and psychiatric nursing practice. 9. Knowledge of Year 2 of the BSPN program, informed by instructional assignments in one or more Year 2 courses. 10. Knowledge of all streams of Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing Programs. 11. Demonstrated self-direction, motivation, initiative and creativity. 12. Represents the values, goals, and philosophy of the Psychiatric Nursing Department, Health Sciences, and Douglas College.

Link to Full Position Profile Needs a Criminal Records Check No

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/28/2024

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

Interested applicants must ensure that a resume and cover letter is submitted online and received by 4:30 p.m. on April 12, 2024. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to provide original sealed transcripts for educational credentials noted on their resume.

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    Year 2 Coordinator - Psychiatric Nursing


    Douglas College




    April 04, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 12, 2024

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    About the employer

    Douglas College, founded in the year 1970, is one of the largest public degree-granting colleges located in British Columbia, Canada. Douglas College offers degree and university courses in science and arts, programs in healthcare, business, arts, and human services. The institute boasts of two campuses, the main one in New Westminster and the other is the David Liam Campus suburban campus in Coquitlam as well as several smaller training centres in Surrey, Burnaby and Maple Ridge.

    The college provides both on-campus and off-campus housing options to the students. They have an extensive library with books and DVDs, articles, research help guides for the students. There is also a Douglas Open Repository, or DOOR, that is a collection of research and creative assets of the college.

    The campus also has a gym, a small box theatre and a large 300 seat proscenium theatre along with a lot of other recreational facilities. Douglas College has over 24,000 students enrolled, among which 17,000 are credit students and 8,500 continuing education students, and around 4210 are international students from 92 different countries. The academic staff consists of around 960 members.

    The college offers as many as 10 bachelor's degree programs in Applied Psychology Psychiatric Nursing, Physical Education and Coaching, Business Administration, Nursing, Therapeutic, Child and Youth Care, Recreation Performing Arts, Criminology and Social Work.

    The Douglas College has catered alumni that have excelled in their career paths. Some of the notable alumni of the Douglas college include poet Elizabeth Bachinsky, author Carleigh Baker for short story collection Bad Endings, businessman Frank Guistra, Gold medalist wrestler in Olympic, Daniel Igali, actor Adrian Holmes, and author Sky Lee.

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