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Salary: $5,724.00 - $6,954.00
Posted: 02/27/2013

Job Description:

This position resides in the Sacramento office.

The Nursing Education Consultant is involved in various programs and services provided by the Board of Registered Nursing in its implementation of the Nursing Practice Act. This position requires a registered nurses license and a masters degree in nursing or related field. Travel is required.

35% Enforcement Activities -Provide consumers and nursing stakeholders information and referral resources when potential violations of State laws and regulations impacting safe nursing practice are identified. Respond to telephonic, electronic, and in person inquiries relative to possible violations of the Nursing Practice Act. Provide ongoing consultation to the Board’s Enforcement Unit, Diversion Unit, and the Division of Investigation. Consult with the Enforcement staff regarding nursing practice complaints. Research, analyze, and prepare case evaluations of complex cases. Provide expert testimony in administrative law hearings. Determine need for additional expert testimony in administrative law hearings. Participate in informal settlement conferences. Design and participate in probation matters including approval of work sites and education remediation activities. Consult with probation staff in monitoring complex cases. Respond to continuing education provider appeals and complaints.

30% Education Activities - Provide ongoing consultation to proposed and currently approved pre-licensure and advanced practice nursing education programs. Ensure approved program curricula prepare safe, competent registered nurses and advanced practice nurses. Conduct comprehensive program and interim approval visits, according to a schedule determined by the Board, and as necessary, to facilitate compliance with the regulations. Review and approve faculty, clinical facilities, and all major and minor curriculum changes for assigned programs according to Board policies and guidelines. Monitor program NCLEX-RN pass rates and ensure programs institute viable action plans to improve NCLEX-RN pass rates. Provide ongoing orientation and support to program directors, assistant directors, and faculty. Interpret regulations for institutional administrators when needed. Maintain currency in curriculum development, nursing theories, and methods of instruction as well as identified nursing specialty or practice areas. Utilize and disseminate results of relevant educational research to foster educational program improvement. Offer evidence-based nursing education expertise and consultation. Assist nursing education programs in eliminating education barriers and course or content redundancies. Support program efforts in the development and use of effective instructional methods and delivery models. Submit requisite written reports and provide expert consultation to the Board on education related matters. Participate in local, statewide, and national educational activities and events relative to the Board’s regulatory authority and jurisdiction. Maintain a visible, credible, public face within the profession and effectively represent and articulate the role of regulation in nursing education, practice and health policy development.

25% Nursing Practice Activities - Interpret laws and regulations related to registered nursing and advanced practice nursing for the legislative and executive branches of the State, Board staff, other government agencies, the general public, health care agencies, professional organizations, and other nursing stakeholders. Respond to inquiries regarding nursing practice and other highly technical nursing and health care issues. Prepare and disseminate evidence-based research reports and presentations on nursing workforce and nursing practice issues. Provide expertise to the Board and other nursing stakeholders and facilitate work groups and task force activities on a variety of nursing practice matters including trend forecasting, workforce and workplace issues, medical and technological advances, emerging consumer protection and health and safety issues, and related health policy development, implementation and evaluation.

10% Committee Activities, Other Assigned Liaison Activities, Special Projects, and Specialty Nursing Areas - Provide consultation to the legislative and executive branches of the state, Board members, Board staff and other ad hoc groups. Provide required staff work and support to assigned Board units and committees, including but not limited to: Education/Licensing, Nursing Practice, Legislative, Diversion/Discipline, the five operational units of the Board, and the Department of Consumer Affairs. Participate in statewide and regional committees, workshops, and conferences on nursing practice and education, providing complex interpretations of the law/regulations.

This position requires fingerprint clearance.
Title 11, section 703D California Code of Regulations requires criminal record checks of all personnel who have access to Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI). Pursuant to this requirement, applicants for this position will be required to submit fingerprints to the Department of Justice and be cleared before hiring.

WHO MAY APPLY: Eligible candidates who are State employees with status in the above classification or lateral transfers from an equivalent class, former State employees who can reinstate into this class, or persons who are reachable on a current employment list for this classification. All methods of appointments, including Training and Development Assignments (T&D) will be considered. All interested applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility in line item number 12 (explanation) of the STD 678. Only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed. SROA and Surplus candidates are encouraged to apply. Appointment is subject to SROA and State surplus policies. Surplus candidates must submit a copy of their surplus status letter. Only the most qualified candidates will be interviews. A 60-day candidate pool will be established for subsequent vacancies.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 630 - 110 - 8250 - 017
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
03/09/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Board of Registered Nursing
1747 N. Market Blvd, Suite 150
Sacramento, CA 95834
Pam Hegje
(916) 574-7615

Special Requirements:
RN License

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