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The UTHSC College of Nursing's current open faculty positions are below. Potential applicants should click on the linked Taleo number to begin the application process.

Faculty - Pediatric Trauma Nurse Practitioner and Faculty

Date Posted: 18-SEP-2019
Job Title: Pediatric Trauma Nurse Practitioner and Faculty

Taleo Number: 19000001RP
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
 

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the full-time position of Pediatric Trauma Nurse Practitioner and faculty in the Acute & Tertiary Care Department. 

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

UTHSC has educated more than 53,000 health care professionals on three campuses across the state – Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The UTHSC campuses include colleges of Health Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Patient care, professional education and research are carried out at hospitals and other clinical sites across Tennessee. 

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; dual options include Adult Gerontology Acute Care-FNP; Psych Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

LE BONHEUR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats more than 250,000 children each year in regional clinics and a 255-bed hospital that features state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly resources. Our medical staff of more than 240 physicians provide care in 40 subspecialties.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. Responsibilities for this role include 95% clinical practice assignment which includes: Planning and directing the delivery of healthcare to pediatric trauma patient population in the inpatient and outpatient setting.  The incumbent will work with the Trauma team to provide optimal care for trauma patients at our Level I Trauma Center and participate in research and quality improvement projects and community outreach.   In addition, 5% educational responsibilities in the College of Nursing will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair.

Schedule:

  • Variable based on the needs of the division.
  • Will include days, and the possibility of evening, night, and weekend coverage.
  • Cross training to the general surgery service will be expected.

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Assesses, diagnoses, and treats pediatric trauma patients according to approved protocols and acceptable standards.
  • Responds to trauma notifications in the Emergency Department (Trauma stats, alerts, and activations) in a timeframe as required by the American College of Surgery (ACS).
  • Performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to written, approved protocols developed with and under the supervision of the Medical Director/collaborating Physician. Participates in the design and revision of protocols. This will include performing procedures as per scope of practice such as burn wound care, removal of chest tubes and drains, suture removal, etc.
  • Collaborates with Pediatric Surgeon, members of the trauma team, and ancillary personnel as appropriate to promote quality care for patients. Initiates consults and referrals as appropriate.
  • Recognizes and reacts appropriately to environmental safety factors related to patient care.
  • Develops strong partnerships with patients, family members, fellow physicians/nurses and support staff. Focuses on high patient and family satisfaction and retention.
  • Inpatient and outpatient position, involves managing the care of children with new and ongoing trauma conditions, developing education plans for families, and ordering appropriate consultation and referrals when indicated.
  • Participate in daily rounds with the surgery service and multi-disciplinary trauma rounds.
  • Complete daily progress notes on all admitted trauma patients.
  • 5% educational responsibilities in the College of Nursing will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimal requirements for the position include an unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and advanced practice nurse (APN) in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee. Earned Master’s degree or higher in a nursing specialty from an accredited university required. Current certification as an Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner required. Doctor of Nursing Practice degree preferred.

Current DEA certification and must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support.

Three years of clinical practice experience at the RN level; trauma, emergency, or critical care experience preferred. Experience in the role of an APRN preferred.

Academic rank is based upon academic credentials. 

If you need additional information about this position, please contact: 

Sherry Webb, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
901.448.4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Faculty - Instructor/Assistant Professor - Acute and Tertiary Care

Date Posted: 20-AUG-2019
Job Title: Pediatric Neurology Nurse Practitioner and Faculty

Taleo Number: 19000001KS
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UTHSC College of Nursing invites applications for the full-time position of Pediatric Neurology Nurse Practitioner and faculty in the Acute & Tertiary Care Department. 

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER

UTHSC has educated more than 53,000 health care professionals on three campuses across the state – Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The UTHSC campuses include colleges of Health Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Patient care, professional education and research are carried out at hospitals and other clinical sites across Tennessee.

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; dual options include Adult Gerontology Acute Care-FNP; Psych Mental Health Nursing-FNP. 

LE BONHEUR CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats more than 250,000 children each year in regional clinics and a 255-bed hospital that features state-of-the-art technology and family-friendly resources. Our medical staff of more than 240 physicians provide care in 40 subspecialties.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. Responsibilities for this role include 95% clinical practice assignment which includes: Planning and directing the delivery of healthcare to the Pediatric Neurology population.  In addition, 5% educational responsibilities in the College of Nursing will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair. 

Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Assesses, diagnoses, and treats patients in the neurology division according to approved protocol and acceptable standards.
  • Performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to written, approved protocols developed with and under the supervision of the Medical Director/collaborating Physician. Participates in the design and revision of protocols.
  • Collaborates with Medical Physician and ancillary personnel as appropriate to promote quality care for patients. Makes referrals as appropriate.
  • Recognizes and reacts appropriately to environmental safety factors related to patient care.
  • Develops strong partnership with patients, family members, fellow physicians/nurses and support staff. Focuses on high patient and family satisfaction and retention.
  • Outpatient position, involves managing the care of children with new and ongoing neurological disorders, developing education plans for families, and ordering appropriate consultation and referrals when indicated.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimal requirements for the position include an unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and advanced practice nurse (APN) in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee. Earned Master’s degree or higher in a nursing specialty from an accredited university required. Doctor of Nursing Practice degree preferred.

Current DEA certification and must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support.

Three years of clinical practice experience at the RN level. Experience in the role of an APRN preferred.

Academic rank is based upon academic credentials.

If you need additional information about this position, please contact: 

Sherry Webb, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
901.448.4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Faculty - Instructor/Assistant Professor - Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

Date Posted: 25-JUL-2019
Job Title: Instructor/Assistant Professor - Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Taleo Number: 19000000EI
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

DESCRIPTION
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing, seeks candidates for a full-time, non-tenure, Instructor/Assistant Professor position in the department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Responsibilities for this role include 95% clinical practice assignment which includes: 

  • Planning and directing the delivery of healthcare to the Pediatrics Nephrology population. 
  • The incumbent will provide care and health education for patients and their families.

In addition, 5% educational responsibilities in the College of Nursing will be determined in collaboration with the Departmental Chair. 

QUALIFICATIONS
Earned Master’s degree or higher in a nursing specialty from an accredited university required.
Current DEA certification, and must be certified in Basic Cardiac Life Support.
Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and advanced practice nurse (APN) in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required.
Current certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary and/or Acute Care.

Academic rank is based upon academic credentials.

DEPARTMENTAL PREFERENCES
Three years of clinical practice experience at the RN level. 
Experience in the role of an APRN preferred. 

If you need additional information about this position, please contact:

Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair and Professor
901.448.6250
Email: mwicks@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above. 

Faculty - Director of Clinical Affairs and Michael Carter Endowed Professorship

Date Posted: 08-JUL-2019
Job Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL AFFAIRS AND MICHAEL CARTER ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP
Taleo Number:
19000000E1
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Dept. invites applications for the full-time faculty position of Director of Clinical Affairs & Michael Carter Endowed Professorship. 

The position will be partially funded by the Michael A. Carter Endowed Nursing Professorship at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Nursing. The purpose of this endowment and goal of the professorship is to enhance the practice mission of the College of Nursing.  The Dean of the UTHSC College of Nursing, or a committee appointed by the Dean, shall choose the recipients of the Michael Carter Endowed Nursing Professorship in accordance with University policy.  The Professorship shall be open to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, or veteran status.

RESPONSIBILITIES
UTHSC has educated more than 53,000 health care professionals on three campuses across the state – Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The UTHSC campuses include colleges of Health Professions, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Patient care, professional education and research are carried out at hospitals and other clinical sites across Tennessee.

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; dual options include Adult Gerontology Acute Care-FNP; Psych Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. This role is responsible for providing leadership of the faculty practice activities for the College of Nursing. The Director of Clinical Affairs represents the College of Nursing on matters related to patient care within the university and external communities. The position reports directly to the Assistant Dean, Center for Community Partnerships.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Leads the development and implementation of a strategic plan for faculty practice activities for all clinicians on the CON faculty including a Faculty Practice Plan and for collaborative relationships with faculty practice operations within other Colleges at UTHSC.
  • Performs needs assessments for nurse managed clinical practices, develops appropriate business plans for nurse managed clinics, and facilitates the development and management of these clinics.
  • Serves as the primary advisor for faculty as it relates to their clinical practice. Promotes faculty development regarding practice and assists faculty with practice placements.
  • Develops and monitors processes to assure full compliance with all state and federal rules and regulations concerning the practice activities of the faculty.
  • Develops and monitors faculty practice policies and activities applicable to continuous quality improvement measures for all faculty practice activities.
  • Assists faculty in designing and implementing a broad array of clinical scholarship activities such as grants, presentations and publications that result in recognition of the college.
  • Advises the Dean, Executive Team and faculty on innovative practice opportunities and leads their creation.
  • Serves as Chair of the Faculty Practice Committee.
  • Advises Department Chairs on the performance of faculty as it relates to their practice for annual review.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Dean.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimal requirements for the position include a current RN and APN license in Tennessee, completion of a doctoral degree in a nursing specialty demonstrated through national specialty certification as a nurse practitioner.  All degrees must be from an accredited program. Clinical administration experience required. Clinic development experience preferred. A minimum of 8-10 years’ experience as an APN is preferred. Strong communication skills in order to address patients, families, physicians, academic and clinical staff are needed.  Strong organizational and problem-solving skills to manage complex processes and relationships in an evolving role while working with a diverse workforce.  Ability to advance knowledge base through self-directed learning to maintain competency in the leadership role. Academic rank is based upon academic credentials.

 

If you need additional information about this position, please contact:

Mona Newsome Wicks, PhD, RN, FAAN
Chair and Professor
901.448.6250
Email: mwicks@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Faculty – Registered Nurse First Assistant Program (Department of Acute and Tertiary Care)

Date Posted: 28-FEB-2018
Job Title: INSTRUCTOR
Taleo Number: 19000000DT
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track position as faculty in the Department of Acute and Tertiary Care.

COLLEGE OF NURSING RNFA CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

  • First RNFA Certificate Program in the State of Tennessee
  • Program approved by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI)
  • May be integrated into our DNP program (one of the top 25 DNP programs in the U.S.), allowing the APRN First Assistant to function in an expanded perioperative role.

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER 
UTHSC has educated more than 53,000 health care professionals on three campuses across the state – Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The UTHSC campuses include colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Patient care, professional education and research are carried out at hospitals and other clinical sites across Tennessee. 

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; dual concentrations include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care-FNP and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching responsibilities include both didactic course work and clinical supervision of students. Responsibilities for this role include clinical practice assignment in addition to educational responsibilities. Research/scholarship activities as well as service responsibilities will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair.

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimal requirements for the position include a Master of Science in Nursing (DNP preferred), an RN license, an APRN license with current national board certification and 1 year of experience. All degrees must be from an accredited program.  Additional requirements include: completion of a Registered Nurse First Assistant program (CRFNA desired) with 3 years of experience as an RNFA. Teaching in a professional nursing program is desired. 

Academic rank is at instructor or assistant professor level based upon academic credentials.

If you need additional information about this position, please contact: 

Sherry Webb, DNSc, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
901.448.4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Research Faculty (Department of Acute and Tertiary Care)

Date Posted: 28-FEB-2019
Job Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Taleo Number: 19000000DL
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of a full-time tenure track position as a faculty member in the department of Acute and Tertiary Care.

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
UTHSC has educated more than 53,000 health care professionals on three campuses across the state – Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The UTHSC campuses include colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Patient care, professional education and research are carried out at hospitals and other clinical sites across Tennessee. 

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Neonatal Nurse Practitioner; dual concentrations include Adult-Gerontology Acute Care-FNP and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Carries out research program, secures external funding in support of research, teaches in graduate programs, advises doctoral students and mentors students and faculty in research. The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. Teaching contributions are expected as is continued research productivity and scholarly contributions. Candidates eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank will have a well-established program of funded research.

QUALIFICATIONS
Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university required. Documented high quality didactic teaching experience in nursing is desired. Active engagement in appropriate professional organizations is required. Evidence of scholarship including research and/or grants is required. Academic rank is commensurate with degree and experience.

If you need additional information about this position, please contact:

Sherry Webb, DNSc, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
901.448.4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

Faculty - Acute Pediatrics DNP Program (Department of Acute and Tertiary Care)

Date Posted: 08-MAR-2019
Job Title: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Taleo Number: 19000000J7
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY

The UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (UTHSC) College of Nursing invites applications for the position of full-time non-tenure track position as Acute Pediatric Nurse Practitioner faculty in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program. 

UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
UTHSC has educated more than 53,000 health care professionals on three campuses across the state – Memphis, Knoxville and Chattanooga. The UTHSC campuses include colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. Patient care, professional education and research are carried out at hospitals and other clinical sites across Tennessee.

  • One of the first DNP programs in the country.
  • Accredited since 2009.
  • Offers BSN-DNP and MSN-DNP tracks.
  • Offers dual DNP-PhD.
  • DNP specialty tracks include: Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner,  Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Anesthesia, and Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; dual options include Adult Gerontology Acute Care-FNP; Psych Mental Health Nursing-FNP.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Teaching responsibilities include both didactic course work and clinical supervision of students. The UTHSC embraces four missions: education, research, clinical care and institutional service. Responsibilities for this role include clinical practice assignment, in addition to educational responsibilities. Research/scholarship activities and institutional service responsibilities will be determined in collaboration with Department Chair. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse and advanced practice nurse in Tennessee or eligibility to obtain licensure in Tennessee required, as well as certification/recertification as an Acute Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Earned doctoral degree from an accredited university required. Substantive expertise is required as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Documented high quality didactic teaching experience in family health content (basic and applied) and related fields of clinical work desired. Expertise in clinical teaching and active engagement in appropriate professional organizations is required. Evidence of scholarship including research and/or grants are highly desirable. Academic rank is commensurate with degree and experience. 

If you need additional information about this position, please contact: 

Sherry Webb, DNSc, CNL, NEA-BC
Chair and Associate Professor
901.448.4148
Email: swebb14@uthsc.edu

Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and equity.

To apply for this position, please click on the Taleo Number above.

 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.

In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 920 Madison Avenue, Suite 825, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901-448-7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Last Published: Sep 18, 2019