Clinical Director for the Doctoral Nurse Anesthesia Program

August 29, 2022
Priority Deadline to Apply:
February 13, 2023
Newman University

Position Description

Newman University (NU), in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates (SH & A), invites candidates who share NU’s passion for educating a diverse range of students to apply for the position of Clinical Director for the Doctoral Nurse Anesthesia Program (DNAP). Reporting to the Director of DNAP, the Clinical Director coordinates all student activities in the clinical area, including pre and post clinical conferences, Mortality/Morbidity conferences and journal club. The Clinical Director also has teaching responsibilities in the classroom. NU seeks individuals with exceptional skill and experience in nursing education, practice, and administration to apply for this full-time, 12-month position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead coordination of student clinical instruction.
  • Act as a liaison between the clinical agencies and the University.
  • Serve as an intermediary between students and other hospital personnel, including clinical instructors.
  • Review students’ monthly case records.
  • Participate, instruct, and supervise students in administering anesthesia.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled clinical site visits, per policy.
  • Integrate ethical and professional principles in nursing practice.
  • Maintain proficiency in clinical competencies.
  • Meet monthly with the Program Director regarding students’ clinical progress.
  • Hold clinical conferences quarterly.
  • Coordinate activities related to compliance of the program of nurse anesthesia with university policy and with the Council on Accreditation of Educational Standards and Kansas State Board of Nursing Guidelines.
  • Attend the AANA (American Association of Nurse Anesthetists) Assembly of Didactic and Clinical Educators meeting annually.
  • Participate in University, program, and hospital committees.
  • Complete all University-required training including Title IX and FERPA.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the DNAP program by performing all other duties as assigned and appropriate to the position.


Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
  • Graduate of an accredited program of nurse anesthesia.
  • Hold a DNAP, DNP, or PhD degree.
  • Minimum of 1 year of clinical experience, with administrative and didactic experience preferred.
  • Possess Kansas nursing credentials (registered nurse licensure, advanced registered nurse practitioner certification, registered nurse anesthetist authorization), or eligible for Kansas licensure.
  • Have current and appropriate preparation in the area of curriculum instruction and testing and evaluation.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

An Ideal Candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  1. Knowledge of principles and theory of anesthesia equipment, techniques, and procedures.
  2. Professional development through:
  • Maintaining recertification through the NBCRNA (National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists).
  • Maintaining current membership in the AANA.
  • Attendance at departmental and hospital in-service education programs.
  • Reviewing current anesthesia literature.
  • Attendance at local, state, and national meetings.
  • Participation in the administration of anesthesia.

About The Institution

About the School of Healthcare Professions and the Division of Nursing:
The mission of the School of Healthcare Professions is to provide high quality, rigorous educational programs that foster evidence-based practice, promote critical decision making, engender effective interprofessional cooperation, collaboration, and practice, and respond to community healthcare needs. The school of Healthcare Professions is the largest school at Newman, offering several graduate and undergraduate health programs with over 400 students and more than 20 full time faculty members. The Division of Nursing offers a BSN, LPN to BSN, and DNAP. Faculty members contribute to the effectiveness of the University by working collaboratively on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development. They are models of educated persons, exemplifying the virtues they seek to inspire in students -- curiosity, tolerance, honesty, fairness, and respect for diversity.

About Newman University:
Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman, people, programs, organizations and activities are designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. The low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. NU is a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region.

Stewardship Statement:
This position is responsible to cultivate and maintain the institution’s Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman University community, the individual will join with the institution’s sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God’s love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. The individual is responsible to uphold this mission in accordance with Ex Corde Ecclesiae, fostering an environment where Catholicism is present while encouraging an impartial search for truth across multiple disciplines engaged in interdisciplinary dialogue.

About The Community

About Wichita, KS:
Ranked one of the top cities nationally for quality of life, Wichita is the largest city in Kansas with a population just under 400,000. Major highways, including the Kansas Turnpike, link the city with a large trade area that encompasses a population of more than one million people within a 100-mile radius. Affordability, easy commutes to work, and high levels of public safety are some of the numerous offerings this beautifully scenic area provides.  Wichita boasts a professional opera, symphony and ballet, as well as dozens of cinematic and performance theaters that stand ready to impress with independent films, old favorites, or new drama. From traditional to contemporary, Wichita’s art galleries, varied museums, and breathtaking gardens are engaging. 

Application Process

Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to the University’s search consultant:

Danan Tsan, Vice President
Scott Healy & Associates

A complete application should include the following:

  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Three professional references with contact information.

Applications received by February 13, 2023 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.