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Westhaven Nursing Clinic Community Health Nurse/Clinical Instructor

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia invites applications for the Westhaven Nursing Clinic Community Health Nurse/Clinical Instructor position. Ranked among the top Nursing Schools in the nation by US News and World Report, UVA aims to create a diverse community of students, scholars, and staff who aspire to achieve excellence in education, research, and clinical experiences. The UVA School of Nursing has been actively engaged in IDEA, our Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement initiative. We are deeply committed to developing a community that is inclusive, respectful, and considers diversity to be a key part of our excellence. We welcome, in particular, applicants from groups who have been historically underrepresented in nursing, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and men.

Using community-based participatory practices and a health equity focus, the community health nurse will engage with residents and community practice partners to provide services, resources, and case management with cultural humility and a trauma-informed approach. The clinical community health nurse will develop trusting relationships with residents, working to provide care and make positive contributions to the community.

This position requires responsiveness, teamwork, flexibility, creativity, and problem-solving skills. The guiding framework, CARES, includes serving as a consultant/counselor concerning health-related concerns; an advocate for residents; a resource for referrals for health needs with a focus on wholeness; an educator for health and making healthy lifestyle choices; and a supporter of the close relationship between health, values, and beliefs. The nurse will build and establish trust with community practice partners (including physicians and non-profit agencies) and with the residents by being visible and actively engaged with the community and its partners; maintaining confidentiality; being consistent and reliable; and providing all clinical services and supports to the community in a committed, respectful, equitable and compassionate way. The nurse will work closely with the Program Coordinator to respond to needs and to plan activities, programs, and services that promote mental & physical health, well-being, and resiliency with a trauma-informed approach.

The nurse also works collaboratively with the Westhaven Nursing Clinic Steering Committee. The nurse will also engage with the UVA School of Nursing as a clinical instructor for undergraduate Baccalaureate (BSN) and Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) student groups in the fall, spring, and summer semesters, providing students with an important perspective on the nurse’s role in community and public health.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree; Current State of Virginia Registered Nursing License.
  • Experience and/or certification in Community Health and/or Public Health Nursing.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, including the ability to “meet people where they are.”
  • Experience successfully impacting the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of community outreach and partnerships.
  • Application and knowledge of clinical nursing teaching and learning principles.
  • Equitable approach to building compassionate relationships with people with lower incomes.
  • Commitment to service of diverse and priority populations across the lifespan in a responsive, community-based approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment in both academic and community settings.
  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, communication, and patient advocacy skills.
  • Understanding of basic health assessment and relationship-building approaches and best practices for health promotion.
  • Demonstrated ability in providing health services informed by the social determinants of health needs of the community in a way that fosters positive health care relationships.
  • Understanding of population health disparities and the unique health needs/challenges faced by groups that have been economically and socially marginalized and thus placed at increased risk for inequitable health outcomes.
  • Supervisory skills and the ability to build collaborative partnerships with other on-site staff members and with community partners.
  • Ability to be flexible, prioritize and organized and be responsive to the health needs of the community.
  • Awareness of trauma-informed care principles.
  • Ability to use computers with Apple and/or Microsoft Office products and use new technologies quickly and effectively.

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Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing (SON) seeks an Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ADDEI) to lead in the development and implementation of strategies to build and sustain a culture of respect and inclusion. This position may be filled at the Associate or Full Professor level. The ADDEI will serve as a strategic partner to the Dean and the Dean’s Council and will bring equity consciousness into the heart of the School’s mission and vision.

For the past five years, the UVA SON has been actively engaged in IDEA, our Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement initiative. With IDEA as a strong foundation, we have developed an Inclusive Excellence Strategic Plan that will take us into the next five years of our continued transformation. We are deeply committed to fostering a community that is inclusive, respectful, antiracist, and considers diversity to be a key part of our excellence. We seek applicants whose experience, teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to substantially contribute to this mission. We welcome, in particular, applicants from groups who have been historically underrepresented in nursing, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and men.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess a PhD in Nursing or terminal degree in a field related to nursing and qualify for Associate or Full Professor rank for a general or tenure-track position. They must have substantial experience in developing and/or leading DEI initiatives as well as an active program of successful scholarship aligned with one of the areas of research excellence prioritized by the SON (Palliative/End of Life; Violence; Symptom Science; Data Science; Nursing History; Compassionate Care; Scholarship of Teaching and Learning), a history of external funding, and a record of excellence in teaching. Experience in community engagement (e.g., research, practice, service) that demonstrates principles of respectful community engagement is a plus. Nurse candidates must be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in Virginia.

Salary and faculty rank are commensurate with education, experience, and scholarship. Joint appointments are available. UVA offers generous start-up packages, reimbursement for moving expenses, assistance for dual-career candidates, and the opportunity to conduct research at one of the nation's top facilities or in the vibrant communities that surround the university. (R0035428)

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Thomas A. Saunders III Family Professorship

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia seeks an established scientist with expertise in symptom science to advance research that promotes the health of diverse populations as the Thomas A. Saunders III Family Professor in Nursing. Established in 2000, the Thomas A. Saunders III Family Professorship in Nursing supports an eminent scholar whose pursuits advance the field of nursing science.

Cross-cutting approaches and current areas of strength within symptom science, one of our recently developed areas of research excellence, include cancer pain management, cardiovascular disease, dementia and neurodegenerative diseases, and mental health, all with a purposeful focus on marginalized communities and community engagement.

This is an opportunity to make significant contributions to symptom science research through interdisciplinary collaboration, advancing one’s program of research, and mentoring early-career scientists. Our faculty is committed to the development of nurses who deliver compassionate, safe, high-quality healthcare and are addressing health inequities. We believe research is a cornerstone of advancing the education of our students.

Candidates for this full-time 12-month position must hold a PhD in Nursing or equivalent research doctorate in a health-related field. Post-doctoral experience preferred. Appointments may be made at the rank of an Associate Professor or Professor of Nursing, tenure track/tenured, commensurate with experience.

As an eminent scholar, the Saunders Professor will have strong academic credentials and a demonstrated record of externally funded research, as well as a research portfolio that demonstrates national leadership in their field. The candidate shall have a record of commitment to excellence in teaching and successful mentoring relationships with faculty and students, as well as a history of service within nursing and multidisciplinary organizations.

The position will remain open until filled. The preferred starting date is the fall semester of 2022. (R0032751)

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Part-time Community/Public Health Clinical Instructor

The University of Virginia School of Nursing seeks an experienced Clinical Instructor with a background in community/public health nursing for a part-time, tenure-ineligible Clinical Instructor. The start date of this position is the Spring, 2022 semester.

​Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in Nursing, with two years of previous experience in community/public health. Candidates must have or be eligible for RN Licensure in Virginia and will be required to obtain an RN license by the start date of the position. Additionally, we are seeking candidates who have experience working with community partners. Previous experience teaching or mentoring in community/public health is strongly preferred. Applicants with certification are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with a DNP or PhD in Nursing.

Duties include:

  • Direct supervision of pre-licensure (BSN and CNL) students (approximately 20 hrs per week) in a community/public health clinical environment and simulation center.
  • Serve as advisor for a small number of prelicensure students.
  • Coordinate clinical site placements for prelicensure community/public health placements.
  • Assist with orienting and mentoring new clinical instructors in community/public health.

This is a part-time 26 hour per week, 12-month appointment. (R0032439)

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Part-time Med/Surg Clinical Instructor

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia seeks an experienced clinical instructor with a background in Adult Health Medical-Surgical Nursing, tenure-ineligible, part-time salaried clinical instructor.

Applicants must possess a Master’s Degree in Nursing, with two years of previous experience in Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing. Candidates must have or be eligible for Licensure in Virginia and will be required to obtain a license by the start date of the position. Preference will be given to applicants with a DNP or PhD in Nursing. Applicants with a certification in Adult Health Medical-Surgical Nursing are strongly encouraged to apply. (R0032857)

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Part-Time Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Instructor

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia seeks an experienced clinical instructor with a background in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing for a part-time, tenure-ineligible, salaried clinical instructor.

Applicants must possess a Master’s Degree in Nursing, with two years of previous experience in psychiatric mental health. Candidates must have or be eligible for Licensure in Virginia and will be required to obtain a license by the start date of the position. Preference will be given to applicants with a DNP or PhD in Nursing. Applicants with a certification in psychiatric mental health nursing are strongly encouraged to apply. (R0036318)

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Clinical Instructor (Faculty Wage)

The University of Virginia School of Nursing seeks applications to fill part-time Clinical Instructor or Lecturer faculty wage positions. We seek educators with clinical experience in the specialty areas of (but not limited to) pediatrics, obstetrics, psychiatric-mental health, community/public health, general medical or surgical specialty. Three years of clinical teaching experience is preferred in one of the specialty clinical areas listed above.

A Master's degree in nursing or related field is required; Ph.D. in nursing or related field /DNP is preferred. Applicants must be eligible for RN licensure in Virginia if applicable. Applicants who are eligible for Virginia nurse practitioner licensure; prescriptive authority and have national certification as a nurse practitioner are strongly encouraged to apply. (R0032547)

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Instructional Designer

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia invites applications for an instructional designer. Using current learning theories, instructional design models, and best practices, the Instructional Designer incorporates current educational technologies to promote effective teaching strategies and improve student learning experiences. (R0036244)

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Senior Special Assistant to the Dean

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia seeks a Senior Special Assistant to the Dean to manage the administrative, operational, financial affairs, and special projects of the Dean in the School of Nursing. The position will perform advanced executive decision support duties including fact-finding, research and analysis, preparation of position papers, reports, and presentations, and managing the public face of the office. This position will supervise administrative support professionals within the Dean’s office. (R0031550)

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Open Rank Professor of Nursing (Tenure/tenure-track)

The University of Virginia’s School of Nursing seeks one or more qualified researchers for open rank (Assistant, Associate or Professor) tenure track/tenured positions to begin in August 2022 and beyond. As a teacher and scholar, the successful candidate will shape and advance the integration of research areas into clinical practice, education, research, and policy.

These positions will be leaders in contributing to the School’s strategic priorities which include building the Areas of Excellence in research and our commitments to interdisciplinary collaboration as well as diversity, equity and inclusion. The faculty member will take an active leadership role in mentoring faculty, strengthening research infrastructure, and advancing our research enterprise within the SON, and the larger UVA community.

The UVA School of Nursing has been actively engaged in IDEA, our Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement initiative. We are deeply committed to developing a community that is inclusive, respectful, and considers diversity to be a key part of our excellence. We seek applicants whose experience, teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to substantially contribute to this mission. We welcome, in particular, applicants from groups who have been historically underrepresented in nursing, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and men.

Candidates must possess a PhD degree in Nursing or another related field, have an active program of successful scholarship, and have a history of consistent, substantial external funding.

Candidates must qualify for associate or full professor rank for a tenure-track position. For nurse candidates, eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Virginia is required. Joint appointments across UVA may be possible.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing (Non-tenure track)

The School of Nursing at the University of Virginia is seeking applicants for one or more non-tenure-track open-rank (Assistant, Associate, or Professor) teaching-faculty positions to begin in August 2022 and beyond.

Work among the nation's best nurse scholars, academics, and students during a period of immense growth, change and opportunity in the field. This is a time in which nurses are ever more central to the delivery of compassionate, safe, high-quality healthcare, and nursing professors are the conduit to prepare nursing's next generation. We seek applicants whose experience, teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to contribute to this mission.

We seek applicants with clinical and academic teaching experience in nursing, with preference given to Medical-Surgical, Psychiatric Mental Health, Obstetrics, and Community experience.

A PhD, DNP, or terminal degree in another related field is required. For all applicants, clinical experience in nursing and experience working with students are required. Additionally, applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and RN licensure in Virginia is required by the start date. Experience teaching in a university setting, and working with individuals from vulnerable or under-represented minority populations is desired. A commitment to the education of diverse and vulnerable populations is essential, as is the ability to be flexible, prioritize, organized, and responsive to the health needs of the community.

Salary and faculty rank are commensurate with education and experience. Applicants will be required to complete a background check and health screening prior to their first day of employment per university policy.

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The UVA School of Nursing has been actively engaged in IDEA, our Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement initiative. We are deeply committed to developing a community that is inclusive, respectful, and considers diversity to be a key part of our excellence. We seek applicants whose experience, teaching, research and/or community service have prepared them to substantially contribute to this mission. We welcome, in particular, applicants from groups who have been historically underrepresented in nursing, including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, people with disabilities, and men.