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Clinical Placement Specialist

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Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: CNHS - Dean's Office
Pay Grade: 30
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary: 

The College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CNHS) Clinical Placement Specialist works with all aspects of placing students in clinical/internship learning experiences for all programs in the college but primarily for Exercise Health Science (EHS) internships and Accelerated Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (ABSN) option. The staff member works directly with all assigned CNHS program directors and program assistants in assessing, planning, and implementing students' clinical placements, internships and educational experiences. The incumbent will assist in finding and sustaining internship placements and clinical experiences for students primarily in the ABSN option, as well as negotiating and executing working agreements with agencies collaboration with our agreements specialist and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Assist the CNHS agreement specialist in creating and maintaining all external agency working agreements/Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for clinical placements;
  • Generate placement locations for ABSN option clinical sites while representing the College professionally in communication with diverse healthcare partners; collaboration including, but not limited to, large parent organizations, community-based facilities, public service departments and their respective attorneys, legal teams, healthcare professionals, and clinical coordinators;
  • Accurately collect, record, and update all student information and clinical clearances, including but not limited to, FERPA permission, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), current health requirements and health insurance and agency-specific clearance requirements in CNHS databases;
  • Collect evaluation learning outcome data from agencies, faculty/preceptors and students related to quality of student clinical placement and internship experiences for quality assessment and improvement;
  • Maintain working relationship with the Centralized Clinical Placements for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to assist in the placement of undergraduate students in the Accelerated Nursing program tracks;
  • Maintain currency of the Clinical and Internship Placement Office (CIPO) Practice Manual and serve as liaison to the college webmaster to maintain accuracy of CIPO website content and functionality;
  • Assist all EHS and ABSN students by guiding and helping them through Q&A relative to clinical placement and internship process;
  • Support all reporting needs at the programmatic and college level including data for the annual report and strategic plan;
  • Participate in selected meetings as needed, such as executive leadership team, faculty, staff and external meetings with clinical agencies;
  • Collaborate with staff members to support various office programs, including Open House, Commencement and other informational orientation sessions;
  • Provide for cross functional staff support during peak periods of activity;
  • The examples of duties provided are not inclusive and will evolve as the needs of the college changes. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree required, Master’s degree preferred.  An additional one-three years of work experience in health care or closely related field is strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other software systems;
  • Ability to analyze data and other information utilizing and maintaining spreadsheets and databases;
  • Ability to access and enter data from information management systems and student information systems accurately;
  • Ability to verify unencumbered nursing license needed for clinical placement;
  • Ability to understand the various requirements of licensure for various online nursing programs;
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative setting;
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies;
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time;
  • Ability to prepare written reports, correspondence and recommendations;
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently;
  • Ability to work under pressure and under timeframes;
  • Ability to supervise the work of work-study students;
  • Ability to handle confidential material;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently work in a team capacity with a broad range of staff to accomplish departmental and program goals;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Effective organizational skills;
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals;
  • Focused commitment to customer service.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 


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This is an exempt position.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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