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Administrator, Student Placements

Administrator

Status:

Full time

Location:

Slave Lake

Competition #:

NLC-2139

Open To:

All Applicants

Date Posted:

May 2, 2024

Closing Date:

May 19, 2024 - 11:59pm

Compensation Rate:

$64,032 to $84,012 per year

Hours Per Week:

36.25

Additional Information:

For over 50 years, the Northern Lakes College vision has been to increase accessibility to educational opportunities. With 25 locations across northern Alberta, program sites throughout Alberta, and a unique Supported Distance Learning model, students can access quality educational opportunities without leaving their community. Students can study from the comforts of home, work, on the road, or from one of the many College locations. Northern Lakes College offers a variety of university transfer, diploma, and certificate programs, including Academic Upgrading, Business & Administrative Studies, Health & Human Service Careers, Pre-Employment & Apprenticeship Trades, Resource Technology, University Studies, and Continuing Education & Corporate Training certificates and courses. We support and promote professional development and wellness opportunities, and provide our employees with an attractive benefits plan and competitive salaries.

The College service region offers numerous recreational activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Northern Lakes College has the following full-time position available:

Administrator, Student Placements

Reference #NLC-2139

Salary Range: $64,032 to $84,012 per year

May 2024 to ongoing

Location: Slave Lake

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Primary Care Paramedic, Registered Nurse, or Advanced Care Paramedic preferred.
  • Eligibility for licensure in a related health profession (ACoP, CLPNA, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience using Health Sciences Placement Network (HSPnet) would be an asset.
  • Experience using Excel Tracking and CompTracker would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of external agencies and related programs to facilitate student placements would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and in a team environment.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a Health-related background.
  • Possess an understanding of academic health care programs.
  • Exercise discretion and confidentiality in the performance of the position.

Successful candidate must provide University or College Transcripts to Human Resources prior to commencement.

For complete details on this employment opportunity, visit us online at www.northernlakescollege.ca click on Careers. Please submit a resume quoting the reference number NLC-2139  to:

Northern Lakes College, Human Resources, 1201 Main Street SE, Slave Lake, AB  T0G 2A3

Alternatively, fax resume to 780 849-5881.

Closing Date: May19, 2024

Northern Lakes College thanks all applicants for their interest in employment; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Position Description

Administrator, Student Placement

Nature and Scope of Work

This position’s primary responsibility is to provide planning, support, and monitoring of program needs. There is a requirement to input data to support the program areas. This includes instructor-led clinical practicum placements, and preceptor-led practicum placements. Requesting, implementing and tracking practicum placements for students in the Northern Lakes College Paramedic Programs. Act as a liaison between the College and external agencies, organizations, and health regions. An extensive knowledge of the paramedic program requirements and the Alberta health care system is required. Competencies and tasks of the position will be consistent with the educational principles of the College, which focus on meeting the learning needs of students.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborate with program Chairs and Coordinators to plan, advise, and monitor program needs:
  • Maintain academic records.
  • Data collection and entry.
  • Assist with ensuring students have the necessary resources to be successful.
  • Attend regularly scheduled department meetings and other meetings as required.
  1. Collaborate with the Chair, Coordinator, and Instructors to facilitate practicum placement experiences for students:
  • Research and recommend potential clinical and ambulance placement sites, provide information to department Chair, Coordinator, Instructors, and students, when course demands change or evolve.
  • Consult with instructors to match students and preceptors.
  • Support the process of obtaining, updating, and acquiring new student placement agreements.
  1. Maintain Accurate Student Records:
  • Record current relevant student information.
  • Oversee and maintain HspNet Database including student placements.
  • Maintain up to date inventory of student information.
  • Compose written communication to students as needed.
  • Verify student records to confirm all College program and practicum placement requirements are met (e.g., criminal record and vulnerable sector search, immunizations, BLS certification, WCB coverage, etc.).
  • Record and track clinical placement experiences for all students throughout the program to ensure program approval requirements are met for each student.
  1. Accountability:
  • This position is accountable to and reports to the Program Chair of Paramedic Programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Communication: 

  • Demonstrates effective listening, written, and oral communication skills. Communicates clearly and knowledgeably, shares and exchanges information with others, seeks input from others, appropriately adapts communications to diverse audiences, protects private and confidential information.

Teamwork

  • Builds productive working relationships, cooperates and collaborates with colleagues, treats others with respect, has good conflict resolution skills. Maintains appropriate working relationships within the wider College community.

Quality & Effectiveness

  • Understands the value of staying organized and meeting timelines. Improves processes and practices by identifying inefficiencies and redundancies, demonstrates attention to detail, efficiency and quality in one’s own work, and adapts within a work environment that experiences change often.

Problem Solving

  • Makes clear, transparent, timely decisions within the scope of duties. Analyzes and prioritizes work situations to identify and solve problems.
  • Works independently within established guidelines. The situations encountered are standard and there is room to exercise judgment regarding specific situations relating to student placements. Assistance from the supervisor and/or faculty is available where precedent does not exist.
  • Finds suitable placements for students.

Client Service Focus

  • Understands the importance and impact of providing timely and quality service. Delivers quality service to a diverse client base, anticipates, adapts, and fulfills client needs. Refers clients to appropriate/additional campus or related resources, strives to improve the quality of service overall.
  • Coordinate and schedule placements with placement sites and ensure contracts are accurate and signed by the delegated authority.
  • Ensure that placements meet the requirements for program approval through the Alberta College of Paramedics.
  • Ensure that students have obtained all requirements and pre-requisites prior to the start of the placement.

Ability to Adapt

  • Prioritizes actions effectively in order to respond to numerous, diverse challenges and demands. Manages emotions during times of change or stress. Provides resolution and flexibility to meet or adjust to differing priorities. 

Inclusiveness

  • Demonstrates empathy and respect for all people. Behaviour that warrants trust and respect by others. Works to understand the perspectives of others to implement their ideas in specific work processes.

Technological

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge in the use of information technology (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, online resources, etc.), office equipment, and procedures.

Reliability

  • Demonstrates responsibility, keep commitments, has initiative and self-motivation, completes work in a timely, consistent manner. Works the hours necessary to complete assigned work. Regularly present and punctual and is committed to doing the best job possible.

Commitment to Safety

  • Understands, encourages, and complies with the college’s occupational health & safety policies and procedures. Completes all required OH&S training and takes personal responsibility for health and safety.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Practical Nurse, Primary Care Paramedic, Registered Nurse, or Advanced Care Paramedic preferred.
  • Eligibility for licensure in a related health profession (ACoP, CLPNA, etc.) preferred.
  • Experience using Health Sciences Placement Network (HSPnet) would be an asset.
  • Experience using Excel Tracking and CompTracker would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of external agencies and related programs to facilitate student placements would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well autonomously and in a team environment.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a Health-related background.
  • Possess an understanding of academic health care programs.
  • Exercise discretion and confidentiality in the performance of the position.

 

 

 

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