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Undergraduate Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Faculty

Carson-Newman University is a Christian, liberal arts-based University built upon the Lordship of Jesus Christ as evidenced historically and revealed in the Scriptures.  

Job Title: Undergraduate Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Faculty (rank based on qualifications and experience)

Department:   Nursing

Reports To:  Chair, Department of Nursing

Location: On-site

FLSA Status: Exempt

Time Requirements:   9-mon, as contracted

Supervisory Responsibilities:  None  

Summary Description: Candidates for this position must have an active, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse with a minimum of a Master’s degree in Nursing and relevant psychiatric-mental health experience.    

Essential Functions: 

  • As an intentionally Christian academic community, Christian employees are hired to advance the mission of Carson-Newman as expressed in our strategic plan, Acorns to Oaks.
  • Faculty engage in teaching, University and community service, and professional development in support of University strategic goals and student success. Faculty duties and policies are fully described in the Carson-Newman University Faculty Handbook, which takes precedence as the policy manual for the Faculty of the University.
  • Teach didactic and clinical as assigned by the Chair of the Department of Nursing.  
  • Collaborate with the Director of Simulation to incorporate simulation into courses.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with clinical agencies.
  • Complete evaluations of students, clinical sites, and when utilized, adjunct faculty. 
  • Coordinate clinical orientation for faculty and students.
  • Collaborate with the department’s clinical coordinators to ensure student clearance.
  • Attend University and departmental meetings, and serves on committees as assigned.
  • Exhibit initiative, enthusiasm, collegiality, and teamwork.
  • Maintain and demonstrate ongoing currency of nursing knowledge.
  • Provide academic advising and mentorship for undergraduate students.

Education:  Minimum of a Master’s degree in Nursing

Experience:   Active, unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse; Relevant psychiatric-mental health experience    

Required Skills:  Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communications skills; Advanced organizational skills; Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with all stakeholders 

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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General Information:  This description is designed to describe the general nature of the job and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties. It is the responsibility of the supervisor for this position to formally outline in writing any performance expectations including specific duties for which the employee assigned to this position will be held accountable in terms of performance evaluation.

Employee Expectations:  The University expects all employees to conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate for a Christian institution and to be worthy examples in moral conduct and behavior for the students of the University and fellow employees.